Following is the 7 April 2018 Current Affairs For Government Exam
1. Tamil Nadu government Launches “Uzhavan” App for Farmers.
Tamil Nadu government has launched the bi-lingual “Uzhavan” (farmer) app that will allow ryots to have access to nine types of services.
The app can be used by farmers to get information on farm subsidies, book farm equipment and details about crop insurance.
The app is available in Tamil and English language & includes information on the availability of seeds and fertilisers at stores.
2. Chhattisgarh awarded ‘State of the Year’.
Chhattisgarh bagged the ‘State of the Year’ Award under the ‘business leader” category as part of the India Business Leadership for the increase in business and services activities.
Union Information Technology and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad gave the award at India Business Leader Awards.
Chhattisgarh has been ranked 4th in World Bank’s list of ‘Ease of Doing Business’.
3. Jammu gets its first tulip garden.
Jammu got its first tulip garden at Sanasar in Ramban district of Jammu region.
This is the first tulip garden of Jammu region and second after the tulip garden of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.
The garden has been set up on half an acre area of land adjacent to the Sanasar lake.
4. Mahila Shakti Kendra to empower rural women.
The government of India has approved a new scheme namely Mahila Shakti Kendra for 2017-18 up to 2019-20 to empower rural women through community participation.
The scheme is envisaged to work at various levels, and at the National level and State level.
Under the Scheme, State Resource Centre for Women is provided for all States/UTs & District Level Centre for Women to 640 districts.
5. “Gram Swaraj Abhiyan” on Ambedkar Jayanti starting from 14th April to 5th May 2018.
The Prime Minister has announced that on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti a “Gram Swaraj Abhiyan” would be organised starting from 14th April to 5th May 2018.
This Abhiyan will reach out to poor households, spreading awareness about government welfare schemes and other initiatives.
Universal coverage under 7 welfare programmes in 21058 villages has been contemplated under this Abhiyan.
6. Khadi Store Locator App launched in the country.
The Minister of State for MSME, Giriraj Singh launched a mobile phone application for locating 4,000 Khadi stores in the country.
There are more than 8,000 Khadi stores in India, the rest of stores will also be available on the store locator by the end of April.
The Khadi and Village Industries products are manufactured by about 7 lakh privately owned household units.
7. Maharashtra Government & Centre signs MoU with WB.
The Government of India, Government of Maharashtra and the World Bank signed a US$ 420 million project to help Small and Marginal farmers in the Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra.
The project will help in increasing climate resilient practices in agriculture.
The project will help the farmers in reducing risks of climate-related crop failure and increase their income.
8. FPI investment limit in Govt Securities hiked.
The Reserve Bank of India, in consultation with the Government, hiked the foreign portfolio investors (FPI) investment limit in Central government securities (G-Sec).
FPIs will now be allowed to invest up to 5.5% of outstanding stock of G-secs in 2018-19 and 6% of outstanding stock of securities in 2019-20.
The central bank also set a 9% limit for FPI investment in corporate bonds.
9. Government bans imports of hormone oxytocin.
The Union government banned imports of the hormone oxytocin to stop its misuse in the livestock industry.
It causes hormonal imbalances and shortens the lives of milch animals.
Oxytocin is released naturally in the human body and is often called as “love hormone”.
The government has decided to rely on domestic production to satisfy requirements of the hormone.
10. Sugar tax on soft drinks comes into force in UK.
Britain rolled out a sugar tax on soft drinks in an attempt to tackle obesity and tooth decay in children.
All revenues raised through the tax will directly fund new sports facilities in schools as well as healthy breakfast clubs.
The other countries which have introduced such similar taxes are Mexico, France and Norway.
11. Turkey hosts Critical Summit on Syria War with Russia and Iran.
The presidents of Iran, Turkey, and Russia met for their second tripartite summit in under six months, aiming to speed the peace process for Syria and bolster their influence in the country.
12. Qatar to allow women to volunteer for national service.
Qatar would be introducing national service for women for the first time with immediate effect, under a new law issued by the Gulf nation’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
Women aged over 18 will now be able to volunteer for national service under the law, men will have to serve for a year instead of three months.
13. IndusInd-Samsung tie up for ‘tap and pay’.
IndusInd Bank announced a collaboration with Samsung Electronics to enable its MasterCard and Visa credit card customers to use ‘Samsung Pay’.
The Samsung Pay allows customers to simply tap and ‘pay on the go’ using their registered IndusInd Bank credit cards.
The platform works with patented Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology as well as Near Field Communication (NFC).
14. Sathish Sivalingam won Gold medal at Commonwealth Games 2018.
Weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam won the gold medal by winning the men’s 77kg event at Commonwealth Games 2018.
In the previous Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Sathish had won gold. Hence he became the first ever male Indian weightlifter to win gold in two different editions of the Commonwealth Games.
In 2017, Sathish won gold at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships.
15. Paes becomes most successful doubles player.
Leander Paes created a new world record by becoming the most successful doubles player in Davis Cup history after winning his 43rd such match.
Paes combined with Rohan Bopanna to create the new record.
He made his Davis Cup debut in 1990 alongside Zeeshan Ali.
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi weaved the longest unbeaten winning streak of 24 matches.
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