Following is the 30 April 2018 Current Affairs For Government Exam
1. Gujarat to launch water conservation project.
The Gujarat Government will start a month-long initiative from May 1 to increase its water conservation capacity.
Tasks like deepening ponds, desilting water reservoirs and check dams & repairing Narmada canal networks will be undertaken during the 31-day statewide “Sujalam Sufalam Water Conservation Initiative”.
The government aims to increase rain water conservation capacity in the state.
2. Tramadol brought under narcotics law.
Tramadol, a painkiller pharma drug, has been declared as a “psychotropic substance” by the Union Government & its sale in the country will now be strictly monitored.
The Union Finance Ministry has brought the drug under the control of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
A gazetted notification to this effect was issued on April 26.
3. Odisha launched Odisha Skills.
Odisha government has inaugurated ‘Odisha Skills 2018’, the state-level chapter of India Skill competition organised by National Skill Development Corporation.
The competition would give a platform to the students of Odisha to show their talents.
A skill-cum-common facility centre for filigree craftsman of the city was also inaugurated.
4. PHDCCI, Indian Yoga Association sign MoU.
The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) and the Indian Yoga Association (IYA) signed a MoU
The MoU will facilitate interaction and cooperation between the two organisations to promote wellness, spiritual and cultural tourism in the Krishna Circuit.
Places associated with Lord Krishna constitute the Krishna Circuit in Uttar Pradesh.
5. ISA to create ecosystems for startups.
International Solar Alliance (ISA) will create ecosystems for startups in solar innovations by enabling incubation, partnerships, access to finance and standards.
The task force is being chaired by SoftBank Group Corp. Chairman & CEO Masayoshi Son.
This is a private sector-led task force under ISA to promote innovation in the areas such as solar finance, technologies and applications.
6. India, Pakistan to take part in war games.
In a first, India and Pakistan will be part of a multi-nation counter-terror exercise in Russia in September.
The military exercise will take place under the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
The military drill would be held in the Ural mountains of Russia, and almost all SCO member countries will be part of it.
7. Kavinder Gupta is new deputy CM of J&K.
Former Jammu and Kashmir speaker Kavinder Gupta took oath as a minister in the Mehbooba Mufti government.
Gupta took oath as the deputy chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, replacing BJP’s Nirmal Singh, who will now become the assembly speaker.
Kavinder Gupta is a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Gandhinagar constituency in Jammu district.
8. HDFC Bank launched humanoid IRA 2.0.
HDFC Bank has announced the launch of IRA 2.0, its interactive humanoid in Bengaluru.
IRA will interact with customers, answer bank-related queries, frequently asked questions, and guide them inside the branch with voice-based navigation.
HDFC Bank also launched its virtual assistant ‘EVA’ on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
The first version of IRA is currently stationed in Kochi.
9. N Sikki Reddy recommended for Arjuna Award.
Women’s doubles shuttler N Sikki Reddy has been recommended for Arjuna Award by the Badminton Association of India.
G Sudhakar Reddy, who coached Kidambi Srikanth in his early days, has been recommended for Dronacharya Award.
The 24-year-old Sikki had won the mixed team gold medal and the women’s doubles bronze at the recent Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast.
10. Prajnesh won maiden singles title.
Prajnesh Gunneswaran has clinched his first ever singles tennis title on the ATP Challenger circuit.
The 28-year-old from Chennai, ranked 260, pocketed $21,600 and earned 125 points.
It was second final at the Challenger level for left-handed Prajnesh, who had lost the Pune summit clash to Sadio Doumbia in October 2016.
11. Rafael Nadal won Barcelona Open tennis title.
World number one Rafael Nadal lifted his 11th Barcelona Open tennis title with a win over Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Nadal, who won his 400th match on clay in the semifinal, needed the victory in Barcelona to secure his No. 1 ranking.
It was the 77th title overall for Nadal tying him with John McEnroe for fourth best in the Open Era.
12. 56th Belgrade International Boxing tournament in Serbia.
56th edition of Belgrade International Boxing Championship was held at Belgrade in Serbia.
Indian boxers won three gold, five silver and five bronze medals at this championship.
13. Indian juniors won Youth Olympic Qualifiers.
India’s junior men’s team held their nerves to beat Malaysia 2-1 in the shootout to win the Youth Olympic Games Qualifiers.
The victory will give India a chance to participate in the Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires in August.
The tournament was played in new Hockey 5’s format.
In the women’s final, India lost to China & they ended their campaign as runners-up.
14. Indian fencer won silver medal at Reykjavik.
India’s CA Bhavani Devi won a silver medal in the sabre event of the Tournoi World Cup Satellite Fencing Championship in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Bhavani Devi had won a gold medal at the Reykjavik tournament last year to become the first Indian to do so in an international fencing event.
The Tamil Nadu fencer defeated USA’s Alexis Browne in the final.
15. Badminton Asian C’ships: Momota, Tai clinch singles titles.
Japan’s Kento Momota and Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei bagged the men’s singles and women’s singles titles respectively at the Badminton Asian Championships.
16. Hamilton wins F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton won the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Hamilton grabbed his 63rd career win and his first in 2018.
17. Pankaj Roy, Gaekwad to get Lifetime Award.
Former India batsman and two-time national coach Anshuman Gaekwad and former opener, late Pankaj Roy, have been recommended for the prestigious Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The cash prize for the award is ₹25 lakh each.
The BCCI Annual Awards will be held before the historic Test between India and Afghanistan in Bengaluru.
18. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to held in Varanasi.
The next Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held in the holy city of Varanasi from January 21 to 23, 2019.
The theme of the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is “Role of Indian Diaspora in building a New India”.
The Ministry of External Affairs will also organize four Know India Programmes and online “Bharat Ko Jaaniye Quiz”.
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