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One Liner GK Current Affairs: 2nd April 2018

One Liner GK Current Affairs:  2nd April 2018

One Liner GK Current Affairs:  2nd April 2018

One Liner GK Current Affairs: 2nd April 2018 has all the important and Latest headlines marked here. All of these have been mentioned in a single sentence and they are very important for the upcoming examinations like SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk and other similar examinations. At the end of the article we have added in some Static Gk and Note Down Points. Make sure you keep a note of these points as they are really good for revising before the examinations. Moreover, we provided static points based on the regular Current Affairs Updates that we come across. So it might be that some static points are repeated frequently. You may also like our Daily Current Affairs Updates and Daily Current Affairs Quiz.
New Appointments: National
  • The National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom) appointed Debjani Ghosh, former MD, Intel South Asia, as its President-Designate. 
  • Lt Gen Harpal Singh an alumni of National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla is appointed as Director General Border Roads (DGBR)
  • Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth met with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was appointed as a Deputy Collector in the state government.
  • Senior bureaucrat Chandra Bhushan Kumar has been appointed as Deputy Election Commissioner as part of a major bureaucratic reshuffle effected today by the government.
New Appointments: International
  • Long-serving American diplomat Rosemary DiCarlo was appointed to become the first woman to head UN political affairs, one of the most high-profile positions at the world body. 
  • Carlos Alvarado Quesada set to be next Costa Rica President
RBI in News
  • RBI changes methodology for bond valuation to check manipulation
Banking, Economic & Financial Affairs
  • SIDBI Celebrates it's Foundation day with launch of ' Samridhi - the virtual assistant' & ' Bankability Kit' 
  • Jana Small Finance Bank (formerly Janalakshmi Financial Services) announced commencement of its banking operations.
Rankings & Indexes
  • In the survey conducted across 53 airports in the country by AAI, Mangalore International Airport has been adjudged the cleanest airport in the country.
  • India is now the second largest mobile phone producer in the world after China, as per information shared by Indian Cellular Association 
  • Hyderabad has been ranked the top city in the short-term Momentum Ranking of JLL’s annual global survey.
National Affairs
  • Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh yesterday laid the foundation stone of the 60 MW Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project at Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand.
  • Delhi Becomes First Indian City to Roll-Out Euro-VI Ultra Clean Petrol, Diesel
  • Manipur’s Senapati district gets Open Defecation Free tag
  • Shri R K Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Government of India, laid the foundation stone of the 60 MW Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project (NMHEP) along with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat in Uttarkashi 
  • India is now the world’s No 1 almond importer
International Affairs
  • Bahrain said it had discovered the country's largest oilfield in decades, located off the west coast of the kingdom
Defence & Railway News
  • The United States and South Korea began their joint military training exercises Sunday as diplomatic relations have been thawing on the Korean Peninsula
  • The fifth Indo-Kyrgyzstan Joint Training Exercise KHANJAR-V culminated on 29 March, after a joint tactical validation exercise and a closing ceremony held at Counter Insurgency Jungle Warfare School.
Schemes / Programme
  • The Centre has allowed states to set up their own insurance companies for implementing Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) 
  • West Bengal govt. has launched Rupashree Scheme to empower adolescent girls. 
Agreements/ MoUs Signed
  • The two-day meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) began with India and Pakistan expected to discuss various issues under the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) during the parleys. 
Summit /Conference / Events
  • Asia s largest startup ecosystem congregation, Huddle Kerala, will be held at Kovalam near here on April 6 and 7.
Awards & Honours: Sports
  • Kerala edged West Bengal  4-2 in a dramatic penalty  shootout after a 2-2 draw at the end of extra-time to lift the 72nd Santosh Trophy at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata
  • Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj was adjudged 'Sportsperson of the Year' while ace shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu bagged the best senior male and female athletes at the Telangana Sports Journalists Association annual awards for 2017
  • The final competition day at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney opened with another gold awarded to the Indian National Team, as Muskan Bhanwala secured the gold medal in the 25m Pistol Women Junior event.
  • John Isner beats Alexander Zverev to win Miami Open title
Awards & Honours: Miscellaneous
  • Lyricist and director Sreekumaran Thampi has been selected for the J.C. Daniel Award, the Kerala government’s highest honour for lifetime contribution to Malayalam cinema.
  • Former Manipur chief minister R K Dorendra Singh passes away at 83
  • NASSCOM Chairperson: Raman Rom
  • NASSCOM Vice Chairman: Rishad Premji
  • NASSCOM Headquarters: New Delhi, Chanakyapuri
  • NDA Commandant: Air Marshal Jasjit Singh 
  • Costa Rica President: Luis Guillermo Solís Trending
  • Costa Rica Capital: San José
  • Costa Rica  Recognized regional languages: Mekatelyu; Bribri; Patois
  • RBI Interest on reserves: 4.00%
  • RBI Bank rate: 6.00%
  • RBI Headquarters: Mumbai
  • RBI Currency: Indian Rupee 
  • RBI Governor: Urjit Patel
  • SIDBI: Small Industries Development Bank of India 
  • SIDBI Headquarters: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • SIDBI CEO: Dr. Kshatrapati Shivaji 
  • AAI: Airport Authority of India
  • AAI Headquarters: New Delhi
  • China Currency: Renminbi 
  • China Capital: Beijing
  • China  President: Xi Jinping
  • Telangana CM: K. Chandrashekar Rao
  • Uttarakhand Chief minister: Trivendra Singh Rawat
  • Bahrain Capital: Manama
  • Bahrain Currency: Bahraini dinar
  • U.S. President: Donald Trump Trending
  • U.S. Capital: Washington, D.C.
  • South Korea Capital: Seoul
  • South Korea President: Moon Jae-in
  • South Korea Prime minister: Lee Nak-yeon
  • Kyrgyzstan Capital: Bishkek
  • Kyrgyzstan Currency: Kyrgyzstani som
  • Pakistan Currency: Pakistani rupee 
  • Pakistan Capital: Islamabad
  • Pakistan Prime minister: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
  • Pakistan President: Mamnoon Hussain
  • Kerala Capital: Thiruvananthapuram
  • Kerala Chief minister: Pinarayi Vijayan
  • Telangana Capital: Hyderabad
  • Telangana Chief minister: Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao
  • Manipur Chief minister: N. Biren Singh
  • Manipur Official languages: Meitei
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