05th April 2018 Current Affairs – Gk Today
1.World Maritime Day was celebrated on 05th April. This Year theme is “IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future”.
2.The first bi-monthly monetary policy for 2018-19
Policy Repo Rate: 6.00%
Reverse Repo Rate: 5.75%
Marginal Standing Facility Rate (MSF): 6.25%
Bank Rate: 6.25%
Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) : 4%
Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) : 19.5%
3.External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj embarked a three-day official visit to Azerbaijan’s capital city Baku to participate in Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Ministerial Conference.
4.The two days Global Logistics Summit was held in New Delhi.
5.E-commerce market leader Flipkart has entered into a partnership with online travel and ticketing platform MakeMyTrip to launch its entry into the online travel sector.
6.Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, the 23-year-old weightlifter from Manipur, opened India’s account of gold medals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 by winning one in the women’s 48 kg category, with a combined effort of 196 kg.
7.The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, graced and addressed the 34th annual session of FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) 2018 in New Delhi.
8.Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri launched the modernization of the Government Press which is estimated to cost about Rs 340 crore.
9.India emerged as the third most vulnerable country in terms of risk of cyber threats, such as malware, spam, and ransomware, in 2017, according to a report by security solutions provider Symantec.
10.India has overtaken Japan to become the world’s second-largest producer of crude steel in February, according to the Steel Users Federation of India (SUFI).
11.Julius Maada Bio, Opposition candidate has won a narrow victory in a run-off election to become Sierra Leone’s next president.