Current Affairs This Week (15-04-2018)

  • A new beginning with Nepal
    Nepali Prime Ministers make Delhi the first foreign port of call after taking over. Delhi and Kathmandu — project implementation will be the test.
  • IRNSS-1I up in space, completes navigation fleet
    The navigation satellites, dubbed India’s own GPS, are meant for giving precise information of position, navigation and time of objects or people. Although 1I is the 9th to be launched in the NavIC navigation fleet.
  • The biggest ever fire sale of Indian corporate
    The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) has decided to clean up the balance sheets of Indian banks, which are collectively saddled with Rs five lakh crore of bad loans, by the end of this fiscal.
  • World’s hottest chilli pepper, the ‘Carolina Reaper’.
    Man suffers narrowing of brain blood vessels after eating ‘Carolina Reaper’ at a contest. It was the first reported case of a patient being diagnosed with RCVS after eating a chilli pepper, the authors said.
  • Mixed team badminton claimed gold for the first time
    The Indian shuttlers have been on fire here. On Monday, they came up with another superb display, giving the country its first ever gold medal in the mixed team event with a brilliant 3-1 win over defending champion Malaysia.
  • Commonwealth Games 2018: Mirabai claims first gold for India
    ‘Mirabai is a true Manipuri girl’
    The 23-year-old from Manipur, the reigning World champion in women’s 48kg.
  • Record-breaking show by Manu
    Manu Bhaker, showcased her immense talent as she stylishly shot down the women’s 10m air pistol gold medal. The 16-year-old from Jhajjar (Haryana), the youngest Indian to win an ISSF World Cup gold medal.
  • IIT-Delhi installs India’s first 5G lab
    It will be the first of its kind 5G lab in the country and has been set-up at Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology and Management. 5G is wireless communication technology based on third-generation partnership project (3GPP).
  • India’s first high-speed electric locomotive
    India’s first high-speed electric locomotive with 12000 horsepower (HP). Madhepura Electric Locomotive Factory in Bihar. It is first big Make-in-India project developed and completed by Indian Railways in collaboration with French firm Alstome.
  • April 11: National Safe Motherhood Day
    The National Safe Motherhood Day (NSMD) is celebrated every year on April 11 to create awareness on proper healthcare and maternity facilities to pregnant and lactating women.
  • Earth’s bedrock: New source of global nitrogen discovered
    Over quarter of nitrogen on Earth comes from weathering of planet’s bedrock. For centuries, prevailing science indicated that all of nitrogen on Earth available to plants comes from atmosphere.
  • April 10: World Homoeopathy Day
    The World Homoeopathy Day (WHD) is observed every year on April 10 to pay tribute to Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, founder and father of Homeopathy system of medicine.
  • Scientist develops world’s 1st microfactory for e-waste
    IIT-trained Australian scientist of Indian origin Veena Sahajwalla has launched world’s first microfactory that can transform components from electronic waste items into valuable materials for re-use.
  • Health Ministry bans sale of 14 steroid creams
    Prevent indiscriminate sale of ointments containing steroids and antibiotics without prescription. These 14 preparations were included under H of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 to impose the ban.
  • Parker Solar Probe: 1st flight to Sun in July 2018
    NASA’s will launch humanity’s first mission Parker Solar Probe (PSP) to the Sun in July 31, 2018. It is undergoing final preparations for its scheduled launch on board of NASA’s.
  • First International project under IMT Trilateral Highway.
    This project is part of India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) Trilateral Highway and will be NHAI’s first international project. NHAI responsible for management of network of over 70,000 km of national highways in India.
  • Neeraj Chopra: 1st Indian to win gold in javelin throw
    The 20-year-old junior world champion Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, with a season’s best effort of 86.47m in the final.
  • Noted artist Ram Kumar
    A modernist, he was associated with the Progressive Artists’ Group comprising M.F.Husain, F.N.Souza, H.A.Gade, S.H.Raza and others. The seminal group gave a new direction to Indian art by introducing a fresh idiom.
  • 15-year-old Anish Bhanwala wins gold, creates history
    Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala, aged 15, created history by becoming the country’s youngest ever gold medal winner in the Commonwealth Games.



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