Following is the 23 April 2018 Current Affairs For Government Exam
1. Bengal’s Digambarpur, India’s best Gram Panchayat.
West Bengal has once again topped in the country with Digambarpur Gram Panchayat (GP) bagging the Centre’s award for the best Gram Panchayat in the country.
2. Nitish Kumar Launches 3 Books on Mahatma Gandhi’s Champaran Movement.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar released three books based on Mahatma Gandhi’s Champaran movement of 1917.
The books released by Nitish Kumar includes:
Mister M K Gandhi Ki Champaran Diary’ by Arvind Mohan
‘Champaran Andolan 1917’ edited by Ashutosh Partheshwar
‘Pir Muhammad Munis: Kalam Ka Satyagrahi’ collected and edited by Srikant.
3. World’s first female foreign ministers meeting.
Canada and the European Union will host the world’s first female foreign ministers’ meeting in September.
Female foreign ministers from about 30 countries will be invited to the gathering, which is aimed at deepening global discussion on women’s empowerment.
The meeting will be held for 2 days starting on September 21st in Canada.
4. Ex-foreign secretary Jaishankar to join Tata.
Tata Sons has announced appointment of S Jaishankar as the Tata Group’s President, Global Corporate Affairs.
Jaishankar joined the IFS in 1977 holding key roles during his career including stints as High Commissioner to Singapore, Ambassador to China and US.
Jaishankar will work with Tata Companies to help them strengthen their business presence in their respective geographies globally.
5. Mario Benitez elected as Paraguay’s president.
Conservative former senator Mario Abdo Benítez has been elected as the president of Paraguay.
Benitez garnered 46.44% of the vote, compared with 42.74% for his main rival Efrain Alegre.
He is the son of the late private secretary of dictator Alfredo Stroessner, who ruled Paraguay for 35 years.
6. Axis Bank picks Egon Zehnder to find new CEO.
Axis Bank has appointed global recruitment firm Egon Zehnder to find a successor for MD and CEO Shikha Sharma.
In December 2017, the bank’s board had approved the reappointment of Ms. Sharma for three years, but early this month she said that she would step down in December 2018.
Axis Bank is the third largest private-sector banks in India.
7. TCS becomes India’s first $100 billion IT company.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the country’s largest IT outsourcing company created history by becoming the first Indian company to reach $100 billion market capitalisation (m-cap) milestone.
8. Paytm Payments Bank registers 100M KYC wallets.
Paytm Payments Bank claims that it now has over 100 million KYC -registered wallets which includes both complete & minimum KYC.
This development comes even as there have been indications in digital payments industry of a sharp fall in mobile-wallet users as customer authentication did not take off.
Paytm Payments Bank is owned 51% by Paytm founder Vijay Sharma & 49% by One97 Communications.
9. Indeed inked pact with TASK.
Global job site Indeed has announced its collaboration with Telangana Academy for Skill & Knowledge to support skill development of youth in Telangana.
TASK was established by govt of Telangana to enable a platform b/w govt, academia & industry to enhance employability of youth.
Through this MoU, Indeed will offer TASK students the chance to attend lectures & career development workshops.
10. Indian women excel at 8th South Asian Judo Championship in Lalitpur.
In a historic performance Indian women made clean sweep at 8th South Asian Judo Championship in Lalitpur, Nepal.
India won all 4 Gold Medals in women’s section.
India’s L Sushila Devi won the gold in the 48kg category defeating Humaira Ashiq of Pakistan in the final.
The second gold was won by Kalpana Devi Thoudam, who beat Maryam of Pakistan in the 52kg category.
11. Mohamed Salah crowned PFA Player of the Year.
Liverpool and Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah was named Player of the Year by England’s Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA).
Salah was rewarded for his performances which have yielded 41 goals in all competitions since joining from AS Roma last year.
Salah has become the first person in Premier League history to claim three Player of the Month awards in the same season.
12. Winners of ‘1st Print Biennale India 2018’ given away awards in New Delhi.
Lalit Kala Akademi, organised the award ceremony of the ’1st Print Biennale India 2018 (PBI)’ in New Delhi.
The Chief Guest of the programme was Ms Sujata Prasad, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Culture.
Arup Kumar Kuity (Andhra Pradesh), Satya Narayana Gavara (Andhra Pradesh), Preya Bhagat (Uttar Pradesh), Purvi Parmar (Gujrat) and Sonal Varshneya (Uttar Pradesh) were given the award in the 1st PBI.
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