Following is the 4 April 2018 Current Affairs For Government Exam
1. Mumbai becomes first Indian city with 8 women police station in-charge.
Mumbai, also known as the financial capital of India, has added another feather to its cap, becoming the first city of the country to have as many as eight women police station in-charges.
2. Sikkim will give pension to organic farmers.
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling announced monthly pension of 1000 rupees for farmers engaged in organic farming in the state.
Sikking government has banned sale and consumption of non-organic agricultural and horticultural products.
Organic farming doesn’t involve the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers.
Sikkim is the first fully organic state in the country.
3. Nirmala Sitharaman in Russia to attend Moscow Conference.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is in Russia to attend the 7th Moscow Conference on International Security.
This is her first visit to Russia in her capacity as the Defence Minister.
4. India’s first blockchain implemented.
The platforms—RXIL, A.TReDS and M1xchange—approved by the RBI had been set up to bring together buyers, sellers and financiers for discounting the MSME invoices and provide them with timely funding.
This is billed as India’s first live blockchain implementation in the enterprise financial segment.
US-based MonetaGo has designed and implemented the production solution.
5. $930 Million Solar Venture in India.
A Chinese energy conglomerate and SoftBank Group Corp. signed a $930 million agreement to produce and sell solar equipments in India.
Golden Concord Group Ltd. will invest in a 40% stake in the joint venture, with Japan’s SoftBank taking the rest.
The project will have a capacity of 4 GW and be involved in producing and selling solar ingots, silicon wafers, batteries and components.
6. AAI ties up with CIDC for skill development.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) have signed a memorandum of agreement.
The aim of the agreement is to provide job oriented skill development and training to the marginalized and economically weaker sections of the society.
It is the CSR initiative of AAI.
7. Trial run of India-Bangladesh container train.
The trial run of the first container train to run between Kolkata and Dhaka was flagged off on 3rd April.
While passenger and goods trains run between the two countries, it is for the first time that container trains will be going to Bangladesh from India.
The container train will take around eight hours to reach Bangladesh and can carry 60 containers.
8. India-Japan-US trilateral talks in New Delhi.
New Delhi will host the strategically important trilateral dialogue between India, Japan and the US on 4th April.
The India-Japan-US trilateral was launched in December 2011.
It was elevated to ministerial level in September 2015.
The last ministerial dialogue was held in New York in September 2017.
9. CMFRI scientist gets global recognition.
Shyam S Salim, Principal Scientist at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), has been elected as an executive member of the ‘International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade’ (IIFET) based in the USA.
Shyam is an expert in fisheries economics at CMFRI.
IIFET is the forum for the exchange of research, information, and ideas on the economics of fisheries management.
10. Himanta Sarma elected as President of BAI.
Himanta Biswa Sarma has been elected as the President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for the next 4 years.
He is a Cabinet ranked Minister and convener of the North East Democratic Alliance.
He had taken over as the interim President of BAI last year after the demise of former president Akhilesh Das Gupta.
11. Jio Payments Bank began operations.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said that Jio Payments Bank has commenced its banking services.
Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) was one of the 11 applicants which were issued the in-principle approval for setting up a payments bank in August 2015.
Telecom major Bharti Airtel was the first to begin payment bank services in November 2016.
12. MoU between Indian Army and HDFC Bank.
A Memorandum of Undertaking (MoU) was signed between the Indian Army and HDFC Bank on the Defence Salary Package.
The first MoU between HDFC Bank and the Indian Army was signed in 2011 and was renewed on 13 Mar 2015.
Indian Army has MoUs on Defence Salary Package with 11 public and private sector banks.
13. India’s Selena, Shreya clinched bronze in Table Tennis Tournament.
India’s Selena Selvakumar and Shreya Shivakumar clinched two bronze medals at the 2018 Ivory Coast Junior and Cadet Open Table Tennis Tournament in Abidjan, Africa.
Selena settled for the bronze in the junior girls’ singles.
Shreya teamed up with China’s Yininghua Hu got a medal in the junior girls’ doubles category of the event which is part of the International Table Tennis Federation.
14. Commonwealth Games 2018 starts at Gold Coast in Australia.
The 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games will begin in Gold Coast, Australia, with a colourful opening ceremony.
This will be a mentous day for the city as the biggest event in its history begins. Carrara Stadium has been chosen as the venue to host the opening ceremony.
These Games will mark the 5th time that Australia has hosted the games.
India will be represented at the opening ceremony by a contingent of over 200 athletes who will be d by flag-bearer P V Sindhu.
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