15th & 16th April 2018 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.The government has raised the authorized capital of NABARD by 6 times to Rs.300 billion to help it increase its lending to the rural economy.
2.Veteran actor Dharmendra has been chosen for Maharashtra government’s Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement Award and director Rajkumar Hirani will get the Raj Kapoor Special Contributions Award.
3.Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for a five-day visit to Sweden and the UK, where he will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
4.Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurated the seventh edition of Home Expo India 2018 at Greater Noida.
5.The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has begun in London.
6.According to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), India’s gross domestic product (GDP) to grow at 7.3-7.7 percent during the 2018-19 financial year.
7.Kotak Mahindra Bank pipped SBI to become India’s second most valued lender after HDFC Bank in terms of market capitalization.
8.Saina Nehwal became the first Indian to win two singles golds at the Commonwealth Games.
9.India finished with 66 medals, including 26 Gold at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
10.Pune-based 17-year-old swimmer Sampanna Ramesh Shelar has set a world record to double cross the Bangla Channel.
11.The nine-day annual festival ‘Bisket Jatra’ celebrated in Bhaktapur, Nepal.