20th April 2018 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.The Union Government formed a new integrated institutional mechanism, Defence Planning Committee to reform the process of higher defense planning. The committee, under the chairmanship of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
2.Karan Johar has become the first-ever Indian filmmaker to get a place at the famous Madame Tussauds.
3.The Gujarat police unveiled the Pocket Cop project, which will enable quicker verification of passport applicants, and search of accused persons, among others.
4.Bangalore has emerged as the most preferred city for office expansion, according to a survey by the real estate consulting firm, CBRE South Asia.
5.India and Eritrea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Foreign Office Consultations.
6.Yes Bank has received approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to have a presence in London and Singapore to support the diaspora business and also international trade.
7.Indu Jain, chairman of Bennett, Coleman & Co, India’s largest media house has received the All India Management Association’s (AIMA’s) annual award for lifetime contribution to media.
8.Dilip Chenoy was appointed as the Secretary-General of industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) from succeeding Sanjaya Baru.
9.Rahul Kulshreshth has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Arab Republic of Egypt.
10.Sanjay Bhattacharya has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Turkey.
11.Jim Bridenstine, a congressman from Oklahoma, US Navy veteran, and former pilot, was confirmed on a 50-49 vote and will become the 13th administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration seven months after Trump named him to lead the agency.
12.’Son of Dreams’ was unveiled as official Mascot of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.
13.Daniel Ricciardo has won the Chinese Grand Prix Formula one.
14.Former Delhi High Court Chief Justice Rajinder Singh Sachar has passed away.