Daily Current Affairs 26th April, 2018

Daily Current Affairs 26 April 2018 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

NATIONAL NEWS

15th World Rural Health Conference held in New Delhi

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the 15th World Rural Health Conference held in New Delhi.

Theme: “Healing the Heart of Healthcare: Leaving No One Behind”.

HRD ministry launches 2nd edition of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

The HRD ministry launched the second edition of the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan under which students from 750 higher educational institutions from across the country will adopt villages and visit them to get acquainted with lifestyle of people there and the problems faced by them.

IIT Delhi has been designated to function as the national coordinating institute for this programme.

Microsoft is India’s most attractive employer, followed by Amazon: Randstad survey

Technology giant Microsoft India has been declared the most attractive employer brand, followed by e-commerce giant Amazon India. The winners were named by HR service provider Randstad’s Employer Brand Research (REBR) 2018.

Adopt Heritage project: Government awards LoI to 9 agencies for 22 monuments

Adopt Heritage project: Government awards LoI to 9 agencies for 22 monuments awarded Adopt Heritage project: Government awards LoI to 9 agencies for 22 monuments o protect, preserve and market the heritage of India.

The scheme “Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan” was originally launched on 27thSeptember 2017 to preserve the rich cultural and natural heritage and to promote tourism across the length and breadth of our country.

Kerala CM launched Pravasi Pension Scheme

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan launched Pravasi pension scheme.

The scheme gives those hailing from Kerala but living outside the state or country, a pension of Rs. 2,000 a month. People over the age of 60 years are eligible for the pension.

To avail the scheme, one needs to pay Rs. 100 every month. They should enroll in the scheme launched by Kerala Pravasi Pension Board. The contribution would be for five year



INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Singapore Airlines to launch world’s longest non-stop flight

Singapore Airlines is set to launch the world’s first non-stop flight with almost 20 hours in the air, by the end of this year.

Singapore Airlines’ newest plane, the Airbus A350-900ULR — for Ultra Long-Range — will travel on a record-breaking, globe-spanning flight that will connect Singapore to New York.

World Press Freedom Index- India 138th Top- Norway

In 2018 World Press Freedom Index rankings, India stands at 138, one place above Pakistan. Norway tops the chart, while North Korea has the worst press freedom in the world.

 



DEFENCE

Indo-Malaysian Joint Military Exercise ‘Harimau Shakti’ to be held

The Indian and Malaysian armies will hold a two-week military exercise beginning April 30 in Malaysia as part of efforts to bolster defence cooperation.

The joint exercise ‘Harimau Shakti’ will take place in the dense forests of Sengai Perdik in Hulu Langat district of Malaysia.

Coastal Security Exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ Held In Kerala

Exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ is being conducted to strengthen and assess the loopholes in the coastal security mechanism along Kerala shores. Along with Coastal Police and Marine Enforcement wing, Indian Coast Guard and Indian Navy is also participating in Exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’.



SPORTS

All 104 ICC member countries to get T20I status

All 104 International Cricket Council (ICC) member countries will be granted T20I status. Currently, only the 18 member countries are eligible to play T20Is. All Women’s team matches will be awarded T20 International status on July 1, 2018. All the men’s team matches will be given T20 International status on January 1, 2019. ICC CEO- David Richardson.



APPOINTMENTS

Indu Malhotra to be sworn in as SC judge

The swearing-in-ceremony of newly appointed Supreme Court judge, Indu Malhotra will be held on Friday morning, at the apex court.

Senior advocate Indu Malhotra is the first woman lawyer to be elevated directly from the Bar to the Supreme Court.



AWARDS

CSIR awarded National Intellectual Property Award 2018

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) was on Thursday awarded the National Intellectual Property (IP) Award 2018 in the category ‘Top R&D Institution/Organisation for Patents and Commercialisation



IMPORTANT DAYS

26 April 2018: World Intellectual Property Day

Theme 2018: Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity



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