15 April 2018 Current Affairs For Government Exam

Following is the 15 April 2018 Current Affairs For Government Exam

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 1st health centre under Ayushman Bharat Scheme.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first health centre under Ayushman Bharat Scheme in Bijapur.
He also inaugurated the first phase of the Bastar Internet scheme under which a 40,000-km-long network of fibre optics cable would be spread.
The districts are Bijapur, Narayanpur, Bastar, Kanker, Kondagaon, Sukma and Dantewada.

2. Bihar has highest rate of crime against SC/ST population.

Bihar reports the highest rate of crimes against SC/ST population, while West Bengal reports the lowest, according to latest data released by National Crime Records Bureau.
For crimes against SCs specifically, Madhya Pradesh is highest at 43.4%, and WB is lowest at 6%.
For crimes against the ST population specifically, Rajasthan is the highest at 12.9%, with WB being the lowest at 1.6%.

3. Government to launch first tranche of f sovereign gold bonds for the current fiscal.

The government will launch the first tranche of sovereign gold bonds for the current fiscal on April 16.
It will offer 2.5% annual interest to investors.
The latest issuance of bonds is part of the government’s efforts to garner as much as Rs 5,000 crore from all the three gold schemes this fiscal.
The sovereign gold bond scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in late 2015.

4. Small Industries and Development Bank of India (SIDBI) Ties Up With Common Service Centre (CSC).

Small Industries and Development Bank of India (SIDBI) announced a plan to promote micro-enterprises in 115 aspirational districts across the country.
It has tied up with Common Service Centre (CSC).
The ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ program aims to bring about socio-developmental changes in these backward districts.

5. Rajnath Singh launched e-FRRO (e-Foreigners Regional Registration Office) scheme.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched the web-based application e-FRRO (e-Foreigners Regional Registration Office) scheme.
Under which foreigners can avail, various visa and immigration-related services online.
This scheme is aimed at building a centralised, transparent online platform for foreigners to avail of visa-related services.

6. Union Government to constitute Task Force for fast-tracking Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology.

The Union Government announced to constitute a Task Force under the Chairmanship of Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, for fast-tracking the roll-out of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology.

7. Book titled ‘Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. Vyakti Nahin Sankalp’ released.

President of India Ram Nath Kovind received the first copy of the book written over Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar.
The book Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. Vyakti Nahin Sankalp, is a portrait of Ambedkar’s inspiring life.

8. India, Russia Sign 7 MoU At Defence Expo 2018.

India and Russia signed 7 MoUs at Defence Expo at Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
These MoUs were signed for manufacture, development of spares, sub-assemblies and assemblies of identified Russian origin platforms.
The MoUs were signed during third India-Russia Military-Industrial Conference held on the sidelines of DefExpo 2018.

9. Pakistan SC disqualifies Nawaz Sharif from public office for life.

The Supreme Court had disqualified Nawaz Sharif as the President of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) under Article 62 of the constitution.
The verdict was delivered unanimously by a five-judge bench led by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar.
It came against cases involving determination of time duration for disqualification of a lawmaker under the Constitution.

10. World Bank approves $55 mn For Bangladesh Project.

The World Bank has approved $55mn to expand the use of clean renewable energy in rural areas of Bangladesh where grid electricity cannot reach easily.
Project will install 1,000 solar irrigation pumps, 30 solar mini-grids and about 4mn improved cooking stoves in rural areas.
The project will enable about 10mn people living in villages and islands to access electricity.

11. Commonwealth Games 2018 Concludes: Australia Tops Medal Tally, India Third.

India finished third in the medals tally at the Commonwealth Games 2018 with 66 medals (26 Gold, 20 Silver and 20 Bronze). Only Australia with 198 medals and England with 136 were ahead.
India’s 26 Golds was also third, behind Australia (80) and England (45).
India’s combined 66 medals is its third-best showing in the history of the Games.

12. Manika Batra wins historic singles gold in table tennis singles at Commonwealth Games 2018.

Manika Batra became the first-ever Indian woman to bag gold in the women’s table tennis singles’ event in Commonwealth Games history.
The 22-year-old paddler from Delhi defeated Singapore’s Mengyu Yu in the final to bag her third medal at CWG 2018.

13. Boxer Satish Kumar clinched silver at Commonwealth Games.

Boxer Satish Kumar clinched silver after losing to England’s Frazer Clarke in the men’s super heavyweight category (+91 kg) to take India’s medal tally to 59 at Commonwealth Games 2018.
The 28-year-old became the first Indian to win silver in the men’s super heavyweight category at Commonwealth Games.

14. Wrestler Sumit Malik claimed gold in the men’s freestyle 125 kg.

Indian wrestler Sumit Malik claimed gold in the men’s freestyle 125 kg after his opponent Nigeria’s Sinivie Boltic was ruled out of the final bout due to injury at CWG 2018.
The 25-year-old, claimed silver at Asian and Commonwealth Championships last year.
He defeated Pakistan’s Tayab Raza by 10-4 and Canada’s Jarvis Korey by 6-4 in his last two bouts.

15. Manish Kaushik became the first Indian boxer to win silver at CWG 2018.

Manish Kaushik became the first Indian boxer to win silver medal in the men’s lightweight category (60 kg) at the Commonwealth Games.
The 22-year-old boxer from Haryana settled for silver after losing to Australia’s Harry Garside at Gold Coast.
India has won two gold, two silver and three bronze medals in boxing at the CWG 2018 so far.

16. Wrestler Vinesh Phogat won her 2nd straight Commonwealth Games gold.

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat claimed the top position in the women’s freestyle 50 kg Nordic System event to win her second successive gold at the Commonwealth Games.
The gold is India’s fifth in wrestling and 23rd overall at the CWG 2018.
Earlier, Vinesh’s cousin Babita Kumari had claimed silver in the women’s freestyle 53 kg event.

17. Rio Olympics bronze medalist Sakshi Malik won bronze at Commonwealth Games 2018.

Rio Olympics bronze medalist Sakshi Malik won a bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, beating New Zealand’s Tayla Ford in the women’s freestyle 62 kg event in Gold Coast.
This is Sakshi’s second medal at the CWG, after winning a silver in the 2014 Games.
India has won 11 medals in wrestling, including five golds.

18. Shuttler Saina Nehwal won second Commonwealth Games gold.

Shuttler Saina Nehwal defeated world number three PV Sindhu by 21-18, 23-21 in the first-ever all-Indian women’s singles final at the Commonwealth Games.
With this, Nehwal claimed her second Commonwealth Games singles gold medal after having won it at the 2010 Delhi Games.
Nehwal is the only Indian female badminton player to win singles gold in Commonwealth Games history.

19. India won Commonwealth Games men’s table tennis doubles silver.

Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran won India its second successive Commonwealth Games silver medal in the men’s table tennis doubles event after losing to England’s Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford at Gold Coast.
India’s Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shankar Shetty won bronze in the same event.
India has won six medals in TT at CWG 2018 so far.

20. Wrestler Somveer won bronze medal at Commonwealth Games 2018.

Indian wrestler Somveer won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games after defeating Canada’s Alexander Moore in the men’s freestyle 86 kg event.
This is India’s 12th medal in wrestling at the 2018 Games which includes five golds.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Muhammad Inam won the gold medal.

21. India won Commonwealth Games squash mixed doubles silver.

India clinched the silver in the squash mixed doubles event for the first time in the history of Commonwealth Games.
Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal lost to Australia’s Cameron Pilley and Donna Urquhart 0-2 in the final at Gold Coast.
This was the fifth time Australia won the event at the Commonwealth Games.

22. Shooter Sanjeev Rajput won gold in shooting at Commonwealth Games 2018.

Shooter Sanjeev Rajput won the men’s 50 m Rifle 3 Positions with a Games record to take India’s gold tally in shooting at the 2018 Commonwealth Games to seven.
The gold was Rajput’s third successive medal at the CWG, after having bagged silver and bronze in the 2014 and 2010 editions respectively.
India’s Chain Singh stood fifth in the same event.

23. Vikas Krishan won gold in boxing at Commonwealth Games.

Vikas Krishan won gold by defeating Cameroon’s Dieudonne Ntsengue in men’s 75 kg final.
The Asian Games 2010 gold medallist joined Mary Kom (women’s 45-48 kg) and Gaurav Solanki (men’s 52 kg) to win boxing gold at Gold Coast.
This was the first CWG gold for India in middleweight boxing category.

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