Current Affairs Updates - 23rd April 2018
Current Affairs Updates for 23rd April 2018 have some new headlines such as Launch of Tourist Projects in Dadra Nagar Haveli, First Women Firefighter of AAI, India and Finland's Settlement of Nokia Dispute and Introduction of a Digital Forum by ICICI Bank. These are very important for the upcoming examinations of IBPS PO, IBPS CLERK, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL and other similar kind of exams. We hope aspirants will got through these in details and find our article very useful. Today you will also get the One Liner Static GK and Note Down Points along with the Daily Current Affairs Quiz which you can practice for better performance in the examinations.
World Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22
- Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.
RBI in News
The Reserve Bank of India has revised its "Know Your Customer" or the KYC guidelines.
- It said the KYC norms have been revised following the government's decision to update the 'Prevention of Money Laundering' rules in June last year.
Banking, Economic & Financial Affairs
Private sector lender ICICI Bank said it has introduced a 'digital form' which will help open current accounts in a few hours.
- Bank officials can now capture information about the customer and the business digitally and verify KYC documents in real-time, at the premise of the customer, it said in a statement.
Rankings & Indexes
Ola Co-Founder Bhavish Aggarwal, Deepika Padukone, Virat Kohli among TIME's 100 Most Influential People
- Ola co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Microsoft's Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella have been named in TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world this year, an annual list of honorees that includes US President Donald Trump.
Richest Indian Mukesh Ambani and human rights lawyer Indira Jaising have been named by Fortune magazine as the World's Greatest Leaders of 2018.
- The Fortune's 2018 ranking of the 50 Greatest Leaders released also has architect Balkrishna Doshi in the list which includes Apple CEO Tim Cook, New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern and football coach Nick Saban.
India and Finland settle Nokia tax dispute to pave way for sale of Chennai plant
- According to The Economic Times, India and Finland have reached an accord on the dispute under the Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP), clearing the way for the sale of Nokia's Chennai plant, which has been shuttered since November 2014.
Cabinet approves promulgation of Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance
- The Union Cabinet approved the promulgation of the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance 2018, which would empower the government to seize the domestic assets of those deemed by a relevant court to be fugitive economic offenders.
Punjab CM approves accidental insurance cover for accredited media persons with yellow cards
- Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh approved extension of the facility of accidental insurance cover to nearly 4,200 accredited media persons with yellow cards.
Telangana announces 2% quota for sportspersons in govt jobs
- Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced 2 per cent reservation in state government jobs for sportspersons.
The Madras High Court became the first court in south India and eighth in the country to introduce e-court fee payment facility.
- The Madras High Court became the first court in south India and eighth in the country to introduce e-court fee payment facility. Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Chief Justice Indira Banerjee jointly launched the facility at the principal seat of the High Court here as well as its Madurai Bench.
Forest cover has increased by 6,778 sq km in the country during the last two years, with Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala making a significant contribution, according to the Forest Survey of India (FSI).
- The growth in forest cover can be attributed to plantation and conservation activities, both within and outside the recorded forest areas.
Indian airports get their first woman firefighter
- The state-run authority currently has 3,310 firefighters at its airports as having fire service is a mandatory condition for planes to land anywhere. Now, Kolkata girl Taniya Sanyal will, in a month, join their ranks after completing training that she is undergoing in the city.
- Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni said that Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru had decided to temporarily leave the Union of South American Nations, or UNASUR, given differences over choosing the secretary general of the group.
Iraq resumed paying Kuwait compensation for the destruction of Kuwaiti oil fields and facilities during the 1990-91 Gulf War, the United Nations said in Geneva in a prepared statement.
- The payment had been suspended since October 2014 because of security and budgetary problems the Iraqi government in its fight against Islamic State.
In a major development, the World Bank Group has endorsed an ambitious package of measures that include a USD 13 billion increase in paid-in capital.
- The decision came late along with a series of internal reforms, and a set of policy measures that greatly strengthen the global poverty fighting institution's ability to scale up resources and deliver on its mission in areas of the world that need the most assistance.
Schemes / Programme
Rajnath Singh launches several development tourist projects in Dadra Nagar Haveli
- Home Minister Rajnath Singh several projects in the Union Territory of Dadra Nagar Haveli.
- These projects will boost the infrastructure of Dadra Nagar Haveli and will help in increase of tourism and industrial sector.
Cabinet nod to restructured Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan scheme
- The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a restructured Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan scheme aimed at making rural local bodies self-sustainable, financially stable and more efficient.
'World's Oldest Person' Nabi Tajima Dies In Japan At 117
- 117-year-old Japanese woman, thought to be the world's oldest person, has died.