03rd April 2018 Current Affairs – Gk Today
1.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs.10 Lakh each to the next of kin of 39 Indians who were killed by ISIS terrorists in Mosul, Iraq.
2.The Indian Institute of Science (IISC) in Bengaluru was adjudged the overall best institution in the country by the Human Resource Development Ministry’s national ranking framework (NIRF).
3.The Ministry of Tourism has launched the ‘Adopt a Heritage Project’ in association with the Ministry of Culture and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
4.Union Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu launched digital initiatives by Export Inspection Council (EIC) for ease of export at New Delhi.
5.Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman embarked on her first visit to Russia, to attend the seventh Moscow Conference on International Security in Moscow.
6.A Memorandum of Undertaking (MoU) was signed between the Indian Army and HDFC Bank on the Defence salary package.
7.Japan’s SoftBank Group has signed an agreement with China’s Golden Concord Group Ltd (GCL) to set up a joint venture firm with a $930 million investment. The JV firm will manufacture and sell solar equipment in India.
8.SBI Life Insurance has appointed Sanjeev Nautiyal as its new Managing Director and CEO.
9.Rubique, the online credit marketplace providing technology-enabled end-to-end solutions to financing needs of individuals and SMEs, announced the appointment of former Yes Bank, senior president and chief financial inclusion officer, Ajay Desai as its chief operating officer (COO).
10.Subrata Bhattacharjee has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Serbia.
11.Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was conferred with Padma Bhushan Award at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi by President of India Ram Nath Kovind.