18th April 2018 Current Affairs – Gk Today
1.World Heritage Day is celebrated on 18th April.
2.The first meeting of National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges under POSHAN Abhiyaan was held in New Delhi.
3.The Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) and the Groupement des Industries Françaises Aeronautiques et Spatiales (GIFAS) signed a memorandum of understanding on the sidelines of a major industrial mission in India in the field of aerospace and defense.
4.The Minister of Commerce & Industry Suresh Prabhu launched the FIEO GlobalLinker- a digital platform for MSME exporters to digitize their businesses and join a global community of growing businesses.
5.The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in cooperation with Germany and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) hosted the India-Wiesbaden Conference 2018 in New Delhi.
6.Aditi Rao Hydari will receive Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award 2018 for the Best Leading Lady (Critics Award) for her memorable performance in ‘Bhoomi’.
7.According to International Monetary Fund (IMF), India is expected to grow at 7.4 percent in 2018 and 7.8 percent in 2019.
8.Kutch-based Bhuj Mercantile Cooperative Bank has bagged the prestigious Banco Award for best performing cooperative bank.
9.India has won an election to a crucial non-governmental organization committee in the UN. The UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held elections to a number of its subsidiary bodies.
10.Former US first lady Barbara Bush has passed away.