Current Affairs Short Updates – 17th April 2018

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One Liner Current Affairs – 17th April 2018 | Current GK

  1. World Hemophilia Day is recognized worldwide on 17th April every year, Theme of the year 2018 is “Sharing Knowledge”
  2. Government revises target to complete Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana from the year 2022 to 2019
  3. Government removes 44 districts from Naxal-affected areas list
  4. Prime Minister Modi to visit the United Kingdom in the second leg of his two-nation European tour
  5. China launches the website to report corruption
  6. France announces 50 million euro humanitarian aid for Syria
  7. India has won an election to a crucial non-governmental organization committee in the United Nations
  8. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has launched the ‘Pocket Cop Project in order to ensure that the police force of the state is equipped with modern day technology
  9. Kerala Government decided to set up three cyber police stations at Ernakulam, Thrissur and Kozhikode
  10. Himachal Pradesh cabinet approved setting up of Shimla Jal Prabandhan Nigam Limited (SJPNL) for water supply and wastewater management in Greater Shimla
  11. Kotak Mahindra Bank topples SBI to become India’s 2nd largest bank by market capitalization
  12. The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation has decided to accept provident fund withdrawal claims of over ₹10 lakh via physical forms, reversing its earlier decision
  13. The World Bank has projected a growth rate of 7.3 percent for India this year and 7.5 percent for 2019 and 2020
  14. Andhra Bank has opened the sale of Sovereign Gold Bonds in line with the Government of India scheme for 2018-19 – Series – I during April 16-20, 2018
  15. AU Small Finance Bank wants to ramp up its business via crowd-sourcing — involving not only employees but also customers and non-customers — with the help of a mobile-based app called ‘Kamao’ (earn).
  16. Kutch-based Bhuj Mercantile Cooperative Bank has bagged the prestigious Banco Award for best performing cooperative bank
  17. Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music Monday, making history as the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize
  18. Yes Bank MD and CEO Rana Kapoor felicitated with ‘India Talent Management Award 2018’
  19. Indian scientists have formulated an Ayurvedic drug to cure dengue, claimed to be the first in the world, and the medicine is likely to be available in the market by next year
  20. Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull won Chinese Grand Prix to claim the sixth victory of his Formula One career
  21. Veteran journalist S Nihal Singh passed away at New Delhi
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