22nd & 23rd April 2018 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.Earth Day is observed on April 22. This year theme is ‘End Plastic Pollution’.
2.World Book And Copyright Day were celebrated on 23rd April.
3.Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh laid the foundation stone for various projects in the Union Territory of Diu.
4.The TIME magazine’s 100 most influential person list includes those who have strived to make a difference and changed people’s worldviews. A total of four Indians are on the list—actor Deepika Padukone, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Ola co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal, and captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli.
5.Prime Minister Narendra Modi honored bureaucrats for making Manipur’s Karang the first cashless island in the country, and implementing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and other priority initiatives of the Centre.
6.Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the country’s largest IT outsourcing company created history, become the first Indian company to reach the $100 billion market capitalization (m-cap) mark.
7.Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) has entered into an agreement for information utility services with the National E-Governance Services Limited (NeSL)
8.SJVN has entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Power for FY 19. As per the MoU, the company is targeting to achieve 9,200 million units generation in FY19.
9.The awards of Print Biennale India 2018 organized by Lalit Kala Akademi. The winners of the Biennale were Arup Kumar Kuity (Andhra Pradesh), Satya Narayana Gavara (Andhra Pradesh), Priya Bhagat (Uttar Pradesh), Purvi Parmar (Gujrat) and Sonal Varshneya (Uttar Pradesh).
10.Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat launched a campaign called “Devbhoomi dialogue” calling upon them to look for self-employment opportunities in their chosen fields.
11.West Bengal has once again topped in the country with Digambarpur Gram Panchayat (GP) bagging the Centre’s award for the best GP in the country.
12.Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Canada and the European Union will host the world’s first female foreign ministers’ meeting in September in Canada.
13.The 8th South Asian Judo Championship begins in Lalitpur near Kathmandu, Nepal.
14.Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was crowned PFA Player of the Year award.
15.Rafael Nadal (Spain) has won the 11th Monte Carlo Masters title by defeating Japan’s Kei Nishikori.
16.The world’s oldest person, Nabi Tajima from Japan (117 Years) has passed away.