Current Affairs April 2018 - Miscellaneous


  • Jodhpur court gave five years jail term to Actor Salman Khan in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case.

  • India and Azerbaijan have inked two documents for the visa waiver for diplomatic, official and service passports holders and cooperation between diplomatic training institutes.

  • Roger Federer has lost number one ATP ranking to Rafael Nadal with 100 points, who has 8770 points.

  • Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has achieved the landmark turnover of more than Rs. 10,000 crore (Provisional & Unaudited) during FY 2017-18, sustaining double digit growth over the previous year’s turnover of Rs. 8,825 crore.

  • Second lead-up Conference to 3rd Annual Meeting of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on 'Enhancing Port and Coastal Infrastructure' was held in Visakhapatnam.

  • As on 31 December 2017, 844 lakh beneficiaries have availed the Supplementary Nutrition service at Anganwadi Services (AWCs).

  • The trilateral dialogue between India, Japan and the US was held at New Delhi. The India-Japan-US trilateral was launched in December 2011.

  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited Russia to attend the 7th Moscow Conference on International Security.

  • Indian Railways has emerged as the most preferred mode of transportation given the low cost of transportation, faster service, reliability and safety offered by railway system.

  • The Madras High Court became the first court in south India and eighth in the country to introduce e-court fee payment facility.

  • Iran has banned its domestic banks from dealing in cryptocurrencies due to money-laundering concerns.

  • Christine Tohme of Lebanon and Cine Fértil of Argentina will receive 2018 UNESCO Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture.

  • International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach presented a memento to country's only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra and boxer Vijender Singh.

  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, received the first copy of the book “Adi Shankaracharya: Hinduism’s Greatest Thinker”, from the author Shri Pavan Varma.

  • To improve traffic management in Bengaluru Smart City, a prototype of an intelligent traffic management solution is currently being tested in collaboration with the Electronics City Township Authority (ELCITA).

  • To revitalise urban public spaces and socially activating the area besides generating economic activity, Jaipur Smart City Ltd (JSCL) has planned to develop night bazaar at Chaura Rasta, in the heart of Pink city.

  • India is exploring an agreement with South Korea for introduction of Highways Information System in the country.

  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Sochi, Russia.

  • The 16th Federation Cup Junior National athletics championship was held in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.