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Daily Current Affairs, 7 April 2018

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Event

1.   Gobardhan Yojana nationally from Haryana to be launch by government.
A. A central government scheme the Union Government will launch GOBARdhan Yojna, nationally from Karnal district of Haryana by end of April 2018.
B. For Galvanising Organic Bio Agro Resources GOBAR is acronym.
C. By Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his 2018 budget speech the scheme was announced.
D. The government aims to cover nearly 700 districts under the scheme in this financial year (2018-19).

 

Science & Technology

2.   For atmospheric studies RH300 sounding rocket launched.
A. Developed by IRSO’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) the RH-300 MKII sounding rocket was successfully launched from Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

 

National News

3.   Imports of hormone oxytocin banned by government.
A. Imports of hormone oxytocin has banned by the Union government.
B. It has banned to stop its misuse in livestock industry, where it causes hormonal imbalances and shortens the lives of milch animals.
C. To rely on domestic production to satisfy requirements of hormone has decided by the Government.
D. It has asked customs officials to step up vigilance against those likely to try and smuggle oxytocin into India.

 

Defence

4.   India, South Korea joint anti-piracy, search and rescue exercise: Sahyog-Hyeoblyeog 2018.
A. In Bay of Bengal off the Chennai coast in Tamil Nadu India, South Korea joint anti-piracy, search and rescue exercise ‘Sahyog-Hyeoblyeog 2018’ was conducted.
B. Between Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and Korean Coast Guard (KCG) as part of proposed establishment of MoU between them to improve maritime security in Indian Ocean Region (IOR) the exercise was conducted.

 

5.   4th mark IV LCU vessel – L54 to Indian Navy handed overed by GRSE.
A. At GRSE, Kolkata, Kolkata was formally handed over to Indian Navy the fourth of eight Mark IV LCU vessels – L54, built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE).
B. In 2016 the first ship of Mark IV LCU vessels INS LCU 51 was commissioned into Indian Navy.
C. Moreover, two more LCU ships L52 & L53 have been already delivered to Indian Navy.

 

6.   Along Pakistan, China borders IAF to conduct biggest combat exercise: Exercise Gaganshakti 2018.
A. Biggest air combat exercise along Pakistan, China borders Indian Air Force (IAF) is going to conduct Exercise Gaganshakti 2018, between April 10 to 23, 2018.
B. Real time coordination, deployment and employment of air power in short and intense battle scenario is the aim of this exercise.
C. It will also be executed keeping in mind “Joint Operational Doctrine” so that requirements of other services are also met though it is IAF centric exercise.

 

Important Days

7.   World heath day: 7 April.
A. Every year on 7 April to mark anniversary of founding of World Health Organization (WHO) on this day in 1948 the World Health Day (WHD) is observed.
B. On disseminating knowledge and awareness about human health, increasing life expectancy by adding good health to lives of people and promoting healthier living habits across globe observance of the day focuses.
C. The day also provides with unique opportunity to mobilize action around specific health topic of concern to people all over the world.
D.  “Universal Health Coverage: Health for All’ is the theme for year 2018.

 

Event

8.   At Udham Singh Nagar Uttarakhand’s second mega food park inaugurated.
A. Himalayan Mega Food Park Private Ltd Uttarakhand’s second Mega Food Park inaugurated at Mahuakhera Ganj in Kashipur in Udham Singh Nagar district.
B. By Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal it was inaugurated.
C. The first Mega Food Park in the state is located at Haridwar and has already become operational.

 

Banking

9.   To go live on Swift’s GPI service ICICI bank becomes first Indian bank.
A. India’s largest private sector lender ICICI Bank became first Indian bank to go live on SWIFT’s (Society for World Interbank Financial Telecommunication System) Global Payment Innovation (GPI), an improved cross-border payments service.

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