Daily Current Affairs 8 April 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 8 April 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 8 April 2018. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 8 April 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. IITs to add 779 seats exclusively for women

  • This is in a bid to improve the gender ratio in the B.Tech programme.
  • Of the 779 seats, the largest portion of 113 will go to IIT Kharagpur.

2. Chhattisgarh bags ‘State of the Year’ award

  • Chhattisgarh bagged the ‘State of the Year’ Award for its remarkable progress in business and services activities in various sectors of the state.
  • The state government has successfully completed 14 years under the CM Dr. Raman Singh.

3. 3 mobile apps launched for K’taka elections

  • The apps are titled Model Code for Conduct Reporting, Election Officers’ Directory and Election Quiz.
  • They would help voters get poll-related information and report violations of the code of conduct.

4. ‘HornVrat’ aims to curb constant honking in Mumbai

  • NGO ‘Awaaz Foundation’ has launched the campaign to curb constant honking in Mumbai .
  • To promote the campaign, an auto rickshaw decorated blow horns is being taken out on the streets of Mumbai.

International News

1. 70 civilians killed in suspected chemical attack in Syria

  • This is a result as govt troops allegedly dropped a barrel bomb containing poisonous chemicals in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta.
  • The Syrian govt has denied the allegations.

2. UK opens 1st military base in Middle East in 50 yrs

  • The base will host around 300 British troops and support personnel.
  • It is aimed at helping the UK tackle security threats in the Gulf region.

3. Afghanistan accepts Pak offer to resume talks with Taliban

  • Pak and Afghanistan called on the Taliban to join the talks without delay.
  • This comes after Prez Ashraf Ghani said he was ready to recognise the Taliban as a political group.

4. 800 flee Venezuela to Brazil daily : UN

  • The global refugee agency added that Venezuelans also fled to Colombia and Panama among other countries.
  • This comes as Venezuela faces its worst economic crisis amid hyperinflation and shortage of cash.

Business News

1. Cash vans should have CCTV,GPS, wireless sets : RBI

  • The service provider must have a net worth of Rs.100 cr and a minimum fleet of 300 specifically fabricated cash vans.
  • No cash van should move without armed guards.

2. Centre’s director on ICICI board changed

  • The govt has changed its nominee on private sector lender ICICI Bank’s board amid the ongoing Videocon row.
  • It has nominated another Joint Secretary-rank official from the FM, Lok Ranjan.

3. Some PSBs can be privatised but not right now : SBI Chairman

  • Rajnish Kumar has said some of them could be divested after being strengthened.
  • He said it would take at least 2 years for banks to be strengthened.

Sports News
1. Manu Bhaker sets CWG record to bag gold

  • Manu Bhaker shot a total of 240.9 to set CWG record in the women’s 10m Air Pistol event.
  • India’s Heena Sindhu finished 2nd scoring 234.

2. Mary Kom assured of medal on CWG debut

  • Mary assured India of another medal after advancing to semis in the women’s 48 kg boxing event.
  • The 5 time world champion will face Sri Lanka’s Anusha Dilrukshiin the semifinal.

3. Dhoni-led CSK defeat MI in last over

  • CSK who returned to IPL after serving a 2 yr suspension period defeated MI in the season opener.
  • CSK will next face KKR on April 10th.

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