27th April 2018 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.Senior lawyer Indu Malhotra will be the first woman lawyer to be directly appointed as a Supreme Court judge.
2.Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo has been sworn in as the 70th US secretary of state.
3.The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been awarded the National Intellectual Property Award, 2018 for being the top research and development organization for patents and commercialization.
4.India has agreed for the most revered Buddhist relics from Sarnath to be taken to Sri Lanka for public exposition on the occasion of Vesak festival.
5.India-Nepal Inter-Governmental Committee (IGC) meeting on trade, transit, and cooperation to Control Unauthorised Trade began in Kathmandu, Nepal.
6.Online search engine Google is the most trusted Internet brand in India, followed by Facebook, according to the TRA Brand Trust Report 2018.
7.The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL) and the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) under the Ministry of Communications in India have signed an MOU for establishing a nationwide Time Stamping & Time Synchronisation network and traceability of Time signal to UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) NPL Time.
8.The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) conducted a mock exercise on earthquake preparedness in three North Eastern States – Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram.
9.The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has nominated country’s top singles player Yuki Bhambri and doubles expert Rohan Bopanna for the Arjuna award.
10.The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to convert the 2021 Champions Trophy, scheduled in India, into a World T20 event.