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  1. Smriti Irani launches GNFC’s Neem project in UP Union Cabinet Minister Smriti Irani inaugurated Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited (GNFC’s) Neem Project in Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh. Under this project, GNFC intends to collect 8,000 to 10,000 MT Neem seeds from Uttar Pradesh,  which in turn will provide additional income of Rs 12-15 crore for over one lakh rural woman from 2,500 villages in the State. The project will not only provide additional income to rural women but will also help in fulfilling Prime Minister’s vision of Neem-coated urea in the interest of millions of farmers of the country. GNFC has been running Neem Project since 2015, in over 60 districts of five states including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan. 2. Kotak Bank goes past SBI to become India’s 2nd most valuable lender Market capitalisation of Kotak Mahindra Bank, for the first time surpassed that of StateRead More
  1. Indian economy has recovered from impact of demonetisation, GST: World Bank Report As per World Bank’s bi-annual South Asia Economic Focus report released on April 15, 2018, Indian economy has recovered from the adverse impacts of demonetisation (in November 2016) and roll out of Goods and Services Tax (in July 2017). World Bank’s outlook on Indian Economy: Owing to recovery from above stated events, Indian economy is projected to grow by 7.3% in 2018 and 7.5% in 2019. Indian recovery will again make South Asia region, the world’s fastest growing region. South Asian region as a whole is projected to grow at 6.9% in 2018 and 7.1% in 2019. However, the report cautioned that despite growth, India was not creating enough jobs. As per the report, India must create 8.1 million jobs a year to maintain its employment rate. 2. US, Nigeria hold military summit in Abuja The first African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) began on April 16,Read More
  1. Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurates Uttarakhand’s second Mega Food Park Union Food Processing Industries Minister, Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated Uttarakhand’s second Mega Food Park in Udham Singh Nagar district. Central Processing Centre (CPC) of this Mega Food Park will have a Multi-Purpose Cold Storage, Aseptic Brick Filling Line, Dry Warehouse, Fruit & Vegetable Processing Line, Quality Control & Food Testing Lab and other related food processing facilities. This Mega Food Park will benefit around 25000 farmers in Udham Singh Nagar district as well as neighbouring districts of Nainital, Garhwal, Almora and Champawat. 2.  United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Malaysia concluded joint military exercise “Desert Tiger 5” United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Malaysia concluded “Desert Tiger 5” joint military exercise aimed at sharing expertise and enhancing joint military actions.  This exercise was conducted within the framework of the UAE leadership’s continued desire to support and create unique partnership with Malaysia. It was aimed at improvingRead More
  1. Suresh Prabhu inaugurates Delhi-Pathankot flight under UDAN scheme Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday inaugurated first flight from Delhi to Pathankot (Punjab), at a ceremony held at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. The Pathankot airport has been opened by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to improve regional connectivity as per the UDAN Scheme. Airports Authority of India (AAI) is the implementing agency of UDAN, a regional airport development and Regional Connectivity Scheme of the Government of India (GOI) . Pathankot in Punjab state is the 21st airport in the country, which got operational for passengers. 2. Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat launches drive to transform public schools Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat launched a transformation campaign to improve the standard of education in government schools of the state. The main purpose of the campaign launched in Almora was to start smart classes in government schools and equip these institutions with all basic facilities required by students, including safe buildings, clean drinking water, furniture,Read More
  1. China unveils World’s longest Sea Bridge connecting HongKong with mainland China China is ready to inaugurate the longest sea bridge in the world this year. The bridge, which connects Hong Kong and Macau with mainland China , is 55 km long and six lanes wide. The project is aimed at bringing these three places closer by reducing the journey time to just about an hour long. Reportedly built using more steel than as many as 60 Eiffel Towers, the multi-billion dollar project has been touted as the result of an international collaboration. This concrete monster also boasts of four tunnels and four artificial islands. 2. Kerala beat West Bengal in dramatic shootout, win Santosh Trophy for the 6th time Kerala edged West Bengal  4-2 in a dramatic penalty  shootout after a 2-2 draw at the end of extra-time to lift the 72nd Santosh Trophy at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Sunday. Kerala, which had alreadyRead More
  1. 7th India-Egypt Joint Commission Meeting held in India The 7th India-Egypt Joint Commission Meeting led by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry was held in New Delhi.  Both the sides reviewed the progress in the areas of political, trade & investment, S&T, cybersecurity, capacity building, security, space, and culture. India and Egypt are two of the world’s oldest civilizations that have enjoyed cordial relations based on commonality of views on regional and international issues.   2. Irdai extends Aadhaar linking deadline for insurance policies Insurance regulator Irdai has extended the deadline for linking 12-digit unique identity number Aadhaar with various insurance policies until the Supreme Court decides on the matter. The Supreme Court of India in writ petition (vide order dated 13 March) extended the deadline of linking Aadhaar till the matter is finally heard and the judgement is pronounced. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of IndiaRead More
  1. CM Pinarayi Vijayan launches M-Kerala app at Kerala’s first global digital summit Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan  launched M-Kerala, a unified app for all government services at #FUTURE 2018, a first-of-its-kind digital tech summit in the state. Kerala also becomes the state with the largest public Wi-Fi deployment in the country. The state government has identified more than 1000 public hotspots for Wi-Fi in Kerala.  #FUTURE is Kerala’s first-ever Global Digital Summit and was inaugurated by Vijayan. The summit will see participation from leaders, including Nandan Nilekani, Non-Executive Chairman, Infosys, Christoph Mueller, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, Emirates Group. 2. In world first, Air India crosses Saudi airspace to Israel Air India on Thursday launched the first scheduled service to Israel to be allowed to cross Saudi airspace, a sign of a behind-the-scenes improvement in ties between the Arab kingdom and the Jewish state. Flight AI 139 landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben GurionRead More
  1. Coast Guard gets new interceptor to strengthen coastal security The Indian Coast Guard ship C-437 was commissioned at Porbandaron. The induction is part of efforts by the Coast Guard to strengthen coastal security. It will strengthen the security umbrella of the west coast and will help augment patrolling, to prevent illicit activities such as infiltration, smuggling and illegal fishing. ICGS C-437 shall be based at Jakhau under the administrative and operational control of the commander Coast Guard Region (North West).    2. Bhawana Kanth becomes 2nd Indian woman to fly fighter aircraft solo Flying officer Bhawana Kanth on 16th march 2018 became the second woman pilot of the Indian Air Force (IAF) to fly a fighter aircraft solo. Kanth flew a MiG-21 “Bison” from Ambala Air Force Station. The “Bison” has virtually the highest landing and take-off speed in the world – 340 kmph. In Feb 2018, flying officer Avani Chaturvedi made history by becoming the first Indian woman to fly aRead More

 

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