08th & 09th April 2018 Current Affairs – Gk Today
1.Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated the second mega food park in Uttarakhand.
2.Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb launched the state component of Pradhanmantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY) in Agartala.
3.The government of Maharashtra announced that cancer patients would be provided free chemotherapy treatment at district hospitals with the first phase of the plan starting in June.
4.IHHC, India’s premier home healthcare service provider became the first home health care company to set up a dedicated ICU simulation lab at their Bengaluru facility to train nursing staff.
5.India and Nepal have agreed to further strengthen bilateral relations in key areas of border security, connectivity, trade, and agriculture.
6.The two-day Assam Spring Festival began at the Manas National Park.
7.The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Malaysia concluded “Desert Tiger 5” joint military exercise aimed at sharing expertise and enhancing joint military actions.
8.India and South Korea are set to boost bilateral relations in the ports and shipping space and would sign an agreement to provide Indian seafarers employment on more than 500 Korean ships.
9.Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma will soon be awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award for her successful movies as a producer.
10.Deutsche Bank has named retail specialist Christian Sewing as its new chief executive officer.
11.Congress general secretary Ashok Gehlot has been appointed a member of the party’s central election committee.
12.The State Bank of India will be investing a total of Rs 80 billion in the Arun III hydropower project of Nepal, which has 900 megawatts (MW) electricity production capacities.
13.The Reserve Bank of India, in consultation with the Government, hiked the foreign portfolio investors (FPI) investment limit in Central government securities (G-Sec) from 5 percent of outstanding stock now to 5.5 percent in FY2019 and 6 percent in FY2020.
14.Sebastian Vettel has won the Bahrain Grand Prix.
15.Indian mixed badminton team claimed its maiden Commonwealth Games gold medal at Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast.
16.Former BSF Director-General (DG) E.N. Rammohan has passed away.