Current Affairs 29th April

NATIONAL NEWS

MoU signed between PHDCCI, Indian Yoga Association to promote yoga

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) and Indian Yoga Association (IYA) to promote yoga, health and spiritual tourism in the Krishna Circuit in Uttar Pradesh.

  • The MoU was signed between D.K. Aggarwal, Vice president, PHDCCI, and Kamlesh Barwal, Secretary-General, IYA, in the presence of yoga guru Baba Ramdev.

PM Modi announces ‘Swachh Bharat’ internship

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a summer internship linked to the ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign. Three ministries of the Indian government have announced the ‘Swachh Bharat Summer internship’.

  • The internship is an initiative of the Sports, Human Resource Development (HRD) and Water Ministry.

Google’s Internet Sathi trains 1.5 crore women

Google says its Internet Saathi programme, which is aimed at making rural women digitally literate and enhance their livelihood options, has touched 1.5 lakh villages so far, covering 1.5 crore women.

  • Google is rolling out this programme across the country in association with Tata Trust.

BANKING & ECONOMY

India likely to clock 7.5% GDP growth in 2018-19: Deutsche Bank

The Indian economy is witnessing a “cyclical upswing” and the country is likely clock a GDP growth of 7.5 per cent this financial year, says a Deutsche Bank research report.

RBI lifts key restriction on foreign investors in bond market

Reserve Bank of India said it is withdrawing a restriction that limited foreign investors to only investing in government and corporate bonds with tenures of three years or more, a move that could bolster the domestic bond market.

SPORTS

India wins 3 gold at Belgrade International Boxing

Sumit Sangwan (91kg), Nikhat Zareen (51kg) ad Himanshu Sharma (49kg) are the three gold-medalists in India’s stupendous campaign at the 56th Belgrade International Boxing Tournament in Serbia.

  • India ended the tournament with three gold, five silver and five bronze medals in all.

Nadal defeats Tsitsipas to win 11th Barcelona Open title

Rafael Nadal of Spain earned his 11th Barcelona Open tennis title on Sunday as he crushed the rising Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-1.

Hamilton wins F1 Azerbaijan GP

Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton on Sunday won the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Hamilton grabbed his 63rd career win and his first in 2018.

Badminton Asian C’ships: Momota, Tai clinch singles titles

Japan’s Kento Momota and Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei bagged the men’s singles and women’s singles titles respectively at the Badminton Asian Championships.

AWARDS

Parijat Industries wins Sarvashrestha Suraksha Puraskar 2017

Leading Indian agrochemical company, Parijat Industries (India) Pvt Ltd, has recently been conferred with the top level National Safety Awards, “Sarvashrestha Suraksha Puraskar” gold award for the year 2017.

  • Parijat Industries has received this award for its exemplary monitoring and implementation of effective safety systems and procedures during the assessment year.

IMPORTANT DAYS

29 April 2018: Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare

In November 2005 the UN decided to observe a memorial “Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare” on April 29 each year. The date April 29 was chosen for this observance because it was when the Chemical Weapons Convention came into force.

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