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Explanation: Nitin Gadkari has called for conversion of knowledge into wealth and adoption of environment-friendly technology for providing basic civic amenities in the transparent and efficient manner. He was speaking at the concluding ceremony of the Smart and Sustainable City Summit in Nagpur today. The two-day summit was organized by Nagpur Municipal Corporation and Elets Technomedia Limited
Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Saturday flagged off the trial run of a passenger train service between Kolkata and Bangladesh’s Khulna. Named Maitree Express-2, it is the second passenger train between India and Bangladesh.
Explanation: Kenya’s Jemima Sumgong, who won the Rio Olympics women’s marathon last year, has tested positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition dope test conducted by the International Association of Athletics Federations. Jemima, who was due to compete in the upcoming London Marathon, which she won last year, has been suspended from competition pending the B test.
Explanation: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for the formation of an international fact-finding committee to investigate the chemical weapons attack in the northern Syrian town of Idlib that killed at least eighty-seven people. During a speech in Tehran today, Mr Rouhani warned that US missile strikes in response risked escalating extremism and instability in the region
Explanation: The Income Tax department has clarified that the ban on cash transaction in excess of 2 lakh rupees will not be applicable to withdrawals from banks and post office savings accounts. Through the Finance Act 2017, the government has banned cash transactions of over 2 lakhs and said a penalty of an equal amount would be levied on the receiver. The Central Board of Direct Taxes said, a necessary notification in this regard would be issued.
Explanation: India sealed their place in the Davis Cup World Group Tennis Play-offs with Rohan Bopanna and N Sriram Balaji routing their rivals with clinical precision for an unassailable 3-0 lead against Uzbekistan. Bopanna and debutant Balaji beat the Uzbek pair of Farrukh Dustov and Sanjar Fayziev 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 in the doubles rubber of Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group-I tie at the KSLTA stadium in Bengaluru. The World Group Play-offs will be held in September.
Explanation: Prime Minister’s Office discussed ways to involve private real estate developers in the government’s ambitious ‘Housing-for-All by 2022’ programme at a meeting in New Delhi. Sources said, the meeting called by the Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra yesterday discussed how the benefits of the interest subsidy on affordable housing could reach the prospective home buyers at the earliest. The meeting came amid the thrust given by the government to the implementation of the Prime Minister’s Awaas Yojana (PMAY), as part of Mr Narendra Modi’s ambition of providing housing for all by 2022, when the country celebrates its 75 years of independence.
Explanation: Theme : Enhancing Quality of Research in Homoeopathy Greetings to medical and health professionals, the scientific community, patients and to the general public spread across 7 continents – a wonderful “World Homeopathy Day” on 10th April 2017 on account of the founder and father of Homeopathy Dr. Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann’s 262nd birthday (born 1755, Germany).
Explanation: : All the police stations in Bihar will be planting fruit-bearing saplings in the premises from April 20 to create awareness against liquor and promote prohibition in the state. According to state director general of police (DGP) PK Thakur, Vaishali boy Ratan Ranjan had proposed the idea of ‘Ek ped sharadbandi ke liye’ (a tree for prohibition).
Explanation: The Bengaluru Police have launched 51 ‘Pink Hoysalas’, the new patrol vehicles, to address complaints related to women and child safety. The Pink Hoysalas will function based on complaints registered through the Suraksha App or intimation to the police control room number and will have at least three women police personnel. The city police currently have 221 regular Hoysalas.
Explanation: : The Assam government’s draft population policy proposes that people with more than two children should be denied government jobs. The two-child norm would also be applicable for all candidates in elections conducted by the state election commission. The draft also proposed that all girls in the state be given free education up to university level.
Explanation: The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to emulate Tamil Nadu’s ‘Amma canteen’ by providing breakfast for Rs.3 and lunch for Rs.5 to the economically weak, according to reports. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is expected to sit through a presentation on ‘Annapurna Bhojnalayas’ by the Labour Ministry officials seeking to provide subsidised meals.
Explanation: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday launched website ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ to facilitate monetary contribution to martyred CRPF jawans’ families. The initiative is actor Akshay Kumar’s brainchild, and it is available both as a web portal and mobile application. The funds would be managed by a committee of eminent persons and officials, who would disburse it on a need basis.
Explanation: Foreign Ministers from the Group of Seven major industrialized nations (G-7) will hold a meeting in Italy. The civil war in Syria is likely to dominate talks in the two day summit in the northwestern city of Lucca , with Italy hoping for a final communique that will reinforce United Nations’ efforts to end six years of conflict. The fight against terrorism is also expected to be high on the agenda.
Explanation: Indian-origin Anuja Ravindra Dhir has become the first non-white circuit judge at the Old Bailey, the central criminal court of England and Wales. Currently also the youngest judge at the court, Anuja was called to the bar in 1989. In an interview, the 49-year-old said she has often been mistaken for a witness or defendant after entering the legal profession.
Explanation: Saraswat Co-operative Bank on Saturday said Smita Sandhane has taken charge as Managing Director of the bank with effect from April 1. She is the first woman chief of India’s largest urban co-operative bank. Prior to her elevation, Sandhane was the Joint Managing Director of the bank. She has been with the bank since 1982. Sandhane has taken over from S.K. Banerji, who retired from the services of the bank on March 31, 2017. Banerji is now an Advisor to the bank’s board.
Explanation: Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today released the book- Gandhi in Champaran at a function in New Delhi. The book has been written by noted author D G Tendulkar. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Naidu said, he is happy to launch the heritage publications on the day that marks the 100th year of Champaran Satyagraha. He said, life of Mahathma Gandhi is a valuable lesson of humanity, compassion and determination to achieve the desired goal through non-violence and inclusiveness.
Explanation: Mercedes’ British Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton defeated Ferrari’s four-time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel to lift his fifth title at the Chinese Grand Prix. Red Bull teammates Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo finished third and fourth respectively in Shanghai. Force India’s Sergio Perez finished the race in the ninth place.
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