14th April 2018 Current Affairs – Gk Today
1.The nation celebrates the 127th birth anniversary of Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar on 14th April, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the first phase of Ayushman Bharat health programme from Bijapur in Chhattisgarh.
2.Seven MoUs were signed between Indian and Russian companies at the DefExpo in Chennai.
3.The India Mobile Congress will be held from 25th to 27th October 2018, at Aero city, New Delhi.
4.The Maharashtra government set up an institution to evaluate and quantify special development budget allocations and their impact on tribal development. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched the institution ‘QUEST’ in Mumbai.
5.The current state of cooperation between Kazakhstan and India in the energy sector was assessed and discussed at the 16th International Energy Forum in New Delhi.
6.Neeraj Chopra becomes the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
7.Captains of men and women’s cricket team, Virat Kohli and Mithali Raj were named among Wisden’s leading cricketers of the year.
8. MC Mary Kom has become the first Indian woman to win a boxing gold at the Commonwealth Games. Mary beat Northern Ireland’s Kristina O’Hara convincingly in the 48kg final.
9.Siddharth Varadarajan, the founding editor of The Wire, will receive the Shorenstein Journalism Award for 2017 at Stanford University on April 16.