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Explanation: Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate a three-day National Children’s Film Festival in Vishakhapatnam. It is the largest film festival for children in the country giving the audience quality and wholesome entertainment. The aim of the film festival is to expose children to quality cinema and to introduce novel elements beyond films.
Explanation: Flags across the United States were flown at half-mast in honour of John Glenn, who was the first American to orbit the planet in 1962. President Donald Trump had issued a proclamation ordering the lowering of the flags “as a mark of respect” in the astronaut’s memory. Glenn, who died in December.
Explanation: Rio Olympics silver medallist P V Sindhu jumped three places to achieve a career-best world number two ranking in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released. The 21-year-old shuttler from Hyderabad became only the second Indian woman after Saina Nehwal to break into the top-five of the world rankings by earning 75759 points.
Explanation: The 64th National Film Awards have been announced and Marathi Movie Kaasav directed by Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar has bagged the Best Feature Film Award. Akshay Kumar has been chosen for the Best Actor Award for Hindi Movie Rustom. Surabhi C M has been named as the best actress for her role in Malayalam film Minnaminungu-The Firefly. Sonam Kapoor starrer Neerja bagged the best Hindi film award. Sonam will receive a special mention for her critically-lauded performance. Further, actress Zaira Wasim won the National Award for Best Supporting Actor for her role in ‘Dangal’.
Explanation: Israel has signed about two billion US dollars deal with India to supply advanced missile defence systems, bolstering bilateral military ties. CEO of the state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) , Joseph Weiss said in a statement that, it will provide advanced medium-range surface-to-air missile systems (MRSAM) to the Indian Army.
Explanation: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to slash clearance time for National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) in an attempt to enhance efficiency of the electronic payment system and add to customer convenience. RBI in the first bi-monthly monetary policy for 2017-18 said that in line with the document on Vision-2018 for Payment and Settlement Systems, the NEFT settlement cycle will be reduced from hourly batches to half hourly batches.
Explanation: In Madhya Pradesh, the state government is launching Deendayal Rasoi Yojna to provide food at a subsidized rate to the poor in urban areas. Our Bhopal correspondent reports, the scheme will be implemented in all the 51 district headquarters in the first phase. A full meal will be provided under the Deendayal Thali in just five rupees. The thali will have four rotis, one sabzi, and dal. The Thali will be available from 11 AM in till 3 PM .Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate the Deendayal Rasoi Yojana at Gwalior.
Explanation: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that India would be made TB free till the year 2025. He has advised party MP’s to start nationwide awareness campaign in their respective areas to achieve this target. Now in this regard two days national TB summit will begin in Dharamshala town of Kangra district. Several MP’s from different political parties, renowned experts, doctors and celebrities would take part in the deliberations.
Explanation: : The Maharashtra Assembly passed a bill to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act to legalise bullock cart races in the state. The amendment is aimed at ensuring the preservation of native breeds of bulls, reports said. Earlier, Tamil Nadu had passed a similar bill to overturn a Supreme Court-ordered ban on the bull-taming sport of Jallikattu.
Explanation: World Health Day and WHO is leading a one-year global campaign on depression which is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. The goal of the campaign is that more people with depression, everywhere in the world, both seek and get help. World Health Day is celebrated on 7th of April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization. The day provides with a unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. Theme : Depression: Let’s Talk
Explanation: : Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has announced he will retire from Test cricket after the completion of upcoming Test series against West Indies. The 42-year-old said he will continue to play cricket at domestic level alongside other cricket activities. Misbah, who was made captain in 2010, guided Pakistan to achieve the number one spot in ICC Test rankings for the first time.
Explanation: The Maharashtra cabinet gave its approval to the draft Bill on the law prohibiting attacks on journalists (Journalists Protection Act). A state minister said that the bill will be tabled in both the Houses of the state Legislature, the last day of the ongoing budget session. The draft of the bill prepared by the government was circulated to journalist bodies for suggestions and objections late last year. The government prepared the final draft after suggestions and objections were submitted.
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