Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 08 April 2017

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 08 April 2017

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8 April 2017

The trial run of passenger train service between Bangladesh's Khulna city and West Bengal capital Kolkata began with the arrival of a train at Petrapole along the India-Bangladesh border. Named Maitree Express-2, it is the second passenger train between India and Bangladesh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh... Read More

category: Environment

8 April 2017

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has launched the first NBA Basketball School in Mumbai. The school is part of NBA's initiative of a network of tuition-based basketball development programmes, open to international male and female players aged between 6 to 18. Additional NBA Basketball Schools will be launched in India and around... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

8 April 2017

U.S President Trump’s nominee, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, was confirmed for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, filling a 14-month vacancy after a dramatic Senate showdown that risked long-lasting repercussions to both institutions. The Senate confirmed Gorsuch, 54-45, for the seat that had been open since the 2016 death of Justice... Read More

category: International

8 April 2017

Seeking to provide irrigation facilities to over one lakh hectare of farm land in Daltonganj and Palamu region of Jharkhand and neighbouring districts of Bihar, the Centre has decided to revive its 45-year-old North Koel river irrigation project at an estimated cost of Rs 1,622 crore and begin the construction of remaining works soon. The... Read More

category: International

8 April 2017

Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime gallantry award, was posthumously conferred on Lance Havildar Prem Bahadur Resmi Magar of Gorkha Rifles by President Pranab Mukherjee at the defence investiture ceremony. The late Lance Havildar eliminated four terrorists during an operation in Jammu and Kashmir on June 16 last year. Mr. Mukherjee also... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

8 April 2017

Iceland's parliament has presented a bill that would require public and private businesses to prove they offer equal pay to employees, in what would be the first such requirement in the world. Iceland ranks first on the World Economic Forum's 2015 Global Gender Gap Index, followed by fellow Nordic nations Norway, Finland and Sweden. But... Read More

category: Persons

8 April 2017

Uruguay will become the first country in the world to legally sell marijuana over the counter in pharmacies. The South American country had already legalized cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana in 2013 but authorization for pharmacies has not been secured until now. “Marijuana will be dispensed in pharmacies starting in... Read More

category: Business & Economy

8 April 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to connect the 100th anniversary of Champaran Satyagraha with Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. This initiative attempts to re-envision the theme of the Champaran Satyagraha. Satyagraha, in this context, will therefore be re-interpreted as Swachhagraha – where an individual shall pool his efforts towards... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

8 April 2017

Ramping up the social network's efforts in artificial intelligence, Facebook launched its digital assistant named "M" for US users of its Messenger application. For users of the messaging platform, M will pop up and suggest "helpful actions" in the chat window. Facebook, which has its own artificial intelligence research... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

8 April 2017

The deadline for getting the permanent account number or form 60 (if PAN is not available) by banks ended on 28 February, and has been now extended till 30 June. Form 60 is a declaration form filed by an individual without PAN. About Permanent account number (PAN):- Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a code that acts as an identification for... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

8 April 2017

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai to be a UN messenger of peace, the highest honor bestowed by the UN chief on a global citizen. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced that she will focus on promoting girls’ education worldwide. About Malala Yousafzai:-... Read More

category: International

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