Current Affairs

Current Affairs

Current affairs, is the mainstay of the civil service examination, what with one portion of the exam dedicated to general studies. The current affairs of India and international current event s are an important part of the general studies paper, both in the mains and the prelims. At the interview current affairs news rules and decides the rank of the candidate and even whether s/he will get through or not. In such a scenario the coverage of current affairs in India as well as current world affairs, becomes an important part of your preparation.



INDIA

• India signs up for USD 200-million loan from World Bank for nutrition mission
• HRD Ministry launches online training programme for higher education faculty using SWAYAM
• Govt to expand Van Dhan Vikas Kendras in Tribal Districts
• 100 more „one stop centres‟ for women in distress approved
• Dakota aircraft joins IAF again
• Military exercise Vijay Prahar concludes



ECONOMY & CORPORATE

• GSTN to be converted to govt entity
• GST Council announces simplified return filing process
• India tops list of fastest growing economies for coming decade: Harvard study
• Govt doubles PMVVY pension investment limit to Rs 15 lakh; extends scheme by 2 years
• Forex reserve decline to $420.36 billion for the week ended April 20
• DoT releases draft of the National Telecom Policy (NTP) 2018
• Cabinet approves financial assistance to sugar mills for clearing cane dues of farmers



WORLD

• Basque separatists ETA announce dissolution
• Military spending rises to $1.8 trillion in 2017, India among top 5 spenders: SIPRI
• Scotland becomes first to start minimum alcohol pricing
• Dominican Republic severs diplomatic ties with Taiwan, establishes with Beijing
• Pyongyang aligns time zone with Seoul
• S. Korea to remove propaganda loudspeakers at shared border



SPORTS

• Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra creates new national record at Diamond League
• China‟s Liang breaks women‟s 50km race walking world record
• India win 2 golds at Grand Prix of Liberation Shooting in Czech republic
• Shahzar Rizvi ranked World No. 1 in 10m air pistol
• Sahaj Grover wins Capablanca chess tournament
• China won both men‟s and women‟s titles at table tennis world championships