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 Larsen & Toubro  Inc.

Larsen & Toubro originated from a company founded in 1938 in London by two Danish engineers, Henning Holck-Larsen and Søren Kristian Toubro. The company began as a representative of Danish manufacturers of dairy equipment. However, with the start of the Second World War in 1939 and the resulting restriction on imports, the partners started a small workshop to undertake jobs and provide service facilities. Germany's invasion of Denmark in 1940 stopped supplies of Danish products. The war-time need to repair and refit ships offered L&T an opportunity, and led to the formation of a new company, Hilda Ltd, to handle these operations. L&T also started to repair and fabricate ships signalling the expansion of the company. The sudden internment of German engineers in British India (due to suspicions caused by the Second World War), who were to put up a soda ash plant for the Tata's, gave L&T a chance to enter the field of installation.

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Cognizant began as Dun & Bradstreet Satyam Software (DBSS),[8][9] established as Dun & Bradstreet's in-house technology unit focused on implementing large-scale IT projects for Dun & Bradstreet businesses. In 1996, the company started pursuing customers beyond Dun & Bradstreet.[10]

In 1996, Dun & Bradstreet spun off several of its subsidiaries including Erisco, IMS International, Nielsen Media Research, Pilot Software, Strategic Technologies and DBSS, to form a new company called Cognizant Corporation. Three months later, in 1997, DBSS renamed itself to Cognizant Technology Solutions. In July 1997, Dun & Bradstreet bought Satyam's 24% stake in DBSS for $3.4 million.[11][12] Headquarters were moved to the United States, and in March 1998, Kumar Mahadeva was named CEO.[13] Operating as a division of the Cognizant Corporation, the company mainly focused on Y2K-related projects and web development.

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IBM (International Business Machines Corporation) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries. The company originated in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) and was renamed "International Business Machines" in 1924.

IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware, middleware and software, and offers hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. IBM is also a major research organization, holding the record for most patents generated by a business (as of 2017) for 24 consecutive years.[5] Inventions by IBM include the automated teller machine (ATM), the PC, the floppy disk, the hard disk drive, the magnetic stripe card, the relational database, the SQL programming language, the UPC barcode, and dynamic random-access memory (DRAM). The IBM mainframe, exemplified by the System/360, was the dominant computing platform during the 1960s and 1970s.

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Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock,

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Important Current Affairs 10th April 2017 with Free PDF

Dear Aspirants,

We bring you Important Current Affairs 10th April 2017 with Free PDF in English and Hindi, which will update you with latest headlines, news from various domains i.e: National News, Sports, Business, Awards & recognition. It will help you in preparation of competitive exams like: SSC, SBI, IBPS PO, Clerk, Railways & Various other Entrance examinations.

Current Affairs 10th April 2017: NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister Inaugurates ‘Swachhagraha “Bapu Ko Karyanjali”-a Mission, an Exhibition’ to Mark 100th Anniversary of Champaran Satyagrah

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated ‘‘Swachhagraha “Bapu Ko Karyanjali”-A Mission, An Exhibition’ to mark 100th Anniversary of Champaran Satyagrah at the National Archives of India (NAI), here today. 
●    He also launched an Online Interactive Quiz “Karyanjali”, which will continue for 30 months till October, 2019. 
●    Minister of State (I/C) for Culture and Tourism Dr. Mahesh Sharma and many dignitaries were present. 
●    A musical and dance programme based on the banned literature on Mahatma Gandhi and Swachhagraha entitled “Satya, Swachh, Sur” was presented on the occasion. 
●    Addressing the gathering on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that 100 years ago, Mahatma Gandhi reached Champaran and witnessed the hardships of people living there. 
●    Gandhi Ji showed them the path to and power of peaceful Satyagrah. Champaran Satyagraha catapulted Gandhi Ji to the forefront of India’s freedom struggle. 
●    He said that the exhibition, interactive quiz and dance performance are not only formalities, but are pious occasions to dedicate ourselves to the nation. “Along with Shraddhanjali, we should also offer Karyanjali to Mahatma Gandhi”, the Prime Minister added. 
●    Shri Modi emphasised that Gandhi ji was basically a Swachhagrahi and was awakening the thought process of the people of India. 
●    He pointed out that Champaran can be described as the place of origin of Swachhata Andolan and Champaran Satyagrah gave a new impetus to the freedom struggle and Gandhi ji accorded equal regard to women. 
●    ‘Champaran played an important role in the development of Khadi. Swachh Bharat Mission is a movement to fulfil the dreams of Mahatma Gandhi and is fast becoming a mass movement in our country’, the Prime Minister said. 


 

“nakshe” Portal launched by Dr. Harsh Vardhan on 250th Anniversary of Survey of India

A new web portal “nakshe” was launched by the Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi today, on the occasion of 250th anniversary of Survey of India(SoI). 
●    Topographic maps or Open Series Maps (OSM) containing natural and manmade geographical features including terrain or topography are prepared by the SoI since its inception in 1767 and is in conformity with the National Map Policy-2005. 
●    These OSM maps have been made available for free download from “nakshe” web portal in pdf format on 1:50,000 scale through Aaadhar enabled user authentication process, in line with Digital India programme of the Government of India. 
●    The Survey of India, the principal mapping agency of the country is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year. Origin of the Survey of India is traced back to Year 1767. 
●    It is the oldest scientific department in India and one of the oldest survey establishments in the world. Foundation for the scientific survey and mapping of the country was laid with The Great Trigonometric Survey (GTS) in 19th century on this day i.e. 10th April, 1802, by noted surveyors Col. Lambton and Sir George Everest. 
●    SoI has surveyed and mapped each and every part of the country and these maps have played an invaluable role in the saga of India’s nation building and were pivotal in the foundation of almost all major developmental activities of modern India.

Rajnath Singh inaugurates Web Portal “Bharat ke Veer”

The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the web portal and mobile application named “Bharat ke Veer” on the occasion of Valour Day of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) here today. 
●    The portal is an IT based platform, with an objective to enable willing donors to contribute towards the family of a braveheart who sacrificed his/her life in line of duty. 
●    The amount so donated will be credited to the account of ‘Next of Kin’ of those Central Armed Police Force/Central Para Military Force soldiers. The actor Shri Akshay Kumar was the Guest of Honour during the function. 
●    Speaking on the occasion, Shri Rajnath Singh said that he pays heartfelt tribute to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the safety of nation. 
●    He said that each moment of lives of CRPF and CAPF personnel is a test of their courage and bravery. He said that a bullet can hit a soldier physically, but no bullet can defeat the courage and motivation of a soldier. 
●    The bravery of CRPF commandant, Chetan Cheetah is an example of it who survived 9 bullets, Shri Rajanth Singh added. 


 

Government makes compliance of Labour Laws and Rules easy

The Government has undertaken an exercise to promote ease of compliance of Labour Laws and Rules by various establishments. 
●    The “Rationalisation of Forms and Reports under Certain Labour Laws Rules, 2017” has reduced the number of forms and reports prescribed under 3 Acts and the Rules made thereunder from 36 to 12. 
●    The overall aim of the exercise is to make the forms and reports easy to understand for the users. This will save efforts, costs and lessen the compliance burden of various establishments.
●    As per the sixth Economic Census of Central Statistical Office, conducted during 2013-2014,there are about 5.85 crore establishments in agriculture and non- agriculture sectors of the country.
●    An intention notification for reducing the number of forms and reports was placed in the public domain on 9th February, 2017 and objections and suggestions thereon were sought from all stakeholders.
●    The Labour Laws under which these forms are filed include:
●    The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970
●    The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 
●    The Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996.

Current Affairs 10th April 2017: BUSINESS

Mahindra partners Zoomcar for electric car sharing

Mahindra Electric on Monday announced a partnership with Zoomcar, a self—driven car—rental firm to promote shared mobility of electric cars in India.
●    This partnership will enable individuals to buy new all-electric Mahindra e2oPlus on ZAP, Zoomcar’s fractional car ownership programme, the company said in a statement.
●    The programme allows individuals to purchase e2oPlus on Zoomcar’s self-drive platform, list the vehicle on a dynamic basis whenever idle, get bookings from Zoomcar’s customer base, it added.
●    Mahindra Electric is the electric vehicles manufacturers of the diversified $ 17.8 billion Mahindra Group.
●    Commenting on the association, Mahindra Electric CEO Mahesh Babu said: “With this first—of—its—kind association with Zoomcar, we believe we will be able to make green mobility available to a larger audience.”
●    Zoomcar CEO and Co-Founder Greg Moran said electric cars on shared mobility platforms is the ultimate way forward solving the urban transportation problem.

Nokia partnering with Airtel, BSNL for preparing 5G networks in India

Nokia phones might be making a comeback in a partnership with HMD Global, but the Finnish company is also investing heavily in networks and communications across the world, particularly 5G technology. 
●    Nokia had in March announced partnerships with Airtel and BSNL for preparing 5G networks in India, and now according to a report in Economic Times, the company has MOUs with both players.
●    According to Nokia, it will work with BSNL “to accelerate the development of a 5G ecosystem,” and is looking at how the “extreme high-speed wireless broadband with ultra-low-latency” can be developed in the country to support Internet of Things (IoT) and future smart cities. 
●    Nokia and BSNL will be conducting joint 5G demonstrations across India.
Nokia is also partnering with Airtel for this 5G ecosystem development as well. Both players will look at network evolution to 5G, exploring operations, cost-effectiveness, quality and reliability. 
●    The partnerships will look at creating a strategy and clear path for the evolution of 5G in India, and the efforts will build on the current 4G networks.
 

Current Affairs 10th April 2017: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

India-Australia strengthen ties; sign 6 agreements

A pact to significantly expand counter-terror cooperation was among six agreements India1 and Australia inked on Sunday as the two countries called for strong action against those financing and providing sanctuary to terror groups. 
●    The agreements were signed after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull. The two leaders decided to significantly expand their ties in several key areas including defence, trade, energy and education.
●    The relaxed body language of the two Prime Ministers clearly reflecting the thaw in ties between the two nations. Australian PM Malcom Turnbull, who is on a four day visit to India, held hour long talks with PM Modi at the national capital’s Hyderabad House.
●    A pact to significantly expand counter-terror cooperation was among six agreements India and Australia inked today as the two countries called for strong action against those financing and providing sanctuary to terror groups.


 

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We bring you Important Current Affairs 10th April 2017 with Free PDF in English and Hindi, which will update you with latest headlines, news from various domains i.e: National News, Sports, Business, Awards & recognition. It will help you in preparation of competitive exams like: SSC, SBI, IBPS PO, Clerk, Railways & Various other Entrance examinations.

Current Affairs 10th April 2017: NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister Inaugurates ‘Swachhagraha “Bapu Ko Karyanjali”-a Mission, an Exhibition’ to Mark 100th Anniversary of Champaran Satyagrah

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated ‘‘Swachhagraha “Bapu Ko Karyanjali”-A Mission, An Exhibition’ to mark 100th Anniversary of Champaran Satyagrah at the National Archives of India (NAI), here today. 
●    He also launched an Online Interactive Quiz “Karyanjali”, which will continue for 30 months till October, 2019. 
●    Minister of State (I/C) for Culture and Tourism Dr. Mahesh Sharma and many dignitaries were present. 
●    A musical and dance programme based on the banned literature on Mahatma Gandhi and Swachhagraha entitled “Satya, Swachh, Sur” was presented on the occasion. 
●    Addressing the gathering on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that 100 years ago, Mahatma Gandhi reached Champaran and witnessed the hardships of people living there. 
●    Gandhi Ji showed them the path to and power of peaceful Satyagrah. Champaran Satyagraha catapulted Gandhi Ji to the forefront of India’s freedom struggle. 
●    He said that the exhibition, interactive quiz and dance performance are not only formalities, but are pious occasions to dedicate ourselves to the nation. “Along with Shraddhanjali, we should also offer Karyanjali to Mahatma Gandhi”, the Prime Minister added. 
●    Shri Modi emphasised that Gandhi ji was basically a Swachhagrahi and was awakening the thought process of the people of India. 
●    He pointed out that Champaran can be described as the place of origin of Swachhata Andolan and Champaran Satyagrah gave a new impetus to the freedom struggle and Gandhi ji accorded equal regard to women. 
●    ‘Champaran played an important role in the development of Khadi. Swachh Bharat Mission is a movement to fulfil the dreams of Mahatma Gandhi and is fast becoming a mass movement in our country’, the Prime Minister said. 


 

“nakshe” Portal launched by Dr. Harsh Vardhan on 250th Anniversary of Survey of India

A new web portal “nakshe” was launched by the Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi today, on the occasion of 250th anniversary of Survey of India(SoI). 
●    Topographic maps or Open Series Maps (OSM) containing natural and manmade geographical features including terrain or topography are prepared by the SoI since its inception in 1767 and is in conformity with the National Map Policy-2005. 
●    These OSM maps have been made available for free download from “nakshe” web portal in pdf format on 1:50,000 scale through Aaadhar enabled user authentication process, in line with Digital India programme of the Government of India. 
●    The Survey of India, the principal mapping agency of the country is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year. Origin of the Survey of India is traced back to Year 1767. 
●    It is the oldest scientific department in India and one of the oldest survey establishments in the world. Foundation for the scientific survey and mapping of the country was laid with The Great Trigonometric Survey (GTS) in 19th century on this day i.e. 10th April, 1802, by noted surveyors Col. Lambton and Sir George Everest. 
●    SoI has surveyed and mapped each and every part of the country and these maps have played an invaluable role in the saga of India’s nation building and were pivotal in the foundation of almost all major developmental activities of modern India.

Rajnath Singh inaugurates Web Portal “Bharat ke Veer”

The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the web portal and mobile application named “Bharat ke Veer” on the occasion of Valour Day of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) here today. 
●    The portal is an IT based platform, with an objective to enable willing donors to contribute towards the family of a braveheart who sacrificed his/her life in line of duty. 
●    The amount so donated will be credited to the account of ‘Next of Kin’ of those Central Armed Police Force/Central Para Military Force soldiers. The actor Shri Akshay Kumar was the Guest of Honour during the function. 
●    Speaking on the occasion, Shri Rajnath Singh said that he pays heartfelt tribute to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the safety of nation. 
●    He said that each moment of lives of CRPF and CAPF personnel is a test of their courage and bravery. He said that a bullet can hit a soldier physically, but no bullet can defeat the courage and motivation of a soldier. 
●    The bravery of CRPF commandant, Chetan Cheetah is an example of it who survived 9 bullets, Shri Rajanth Singh added. 


 

Government makes compliance of Labour Laws and Rules easy

The Government has undertaken an exercise to promote ease of compliance of Labour Laws and Rules by various establishments. 
●    The “Rationalisation of Forms and Reports under Certain Labour Laws Rules, 2017” has reduced the number of forms and reports prescribed under 3 Acts and the Rules made thereunder from 36 to 12. 
●    The overall aim of the exercise is to make the forms and reports easy to understand for the users. This will save efforts, costs and lessen the compliance burden of various establishments.
●    As per the sixth Economic Census of Central Statistical Office, conducted during 2013-2014,there are about 5.85 crore establishments in agriculture and non- agriculture sectors of the country.
●    An intention notification for reducing the number of forms and reports was placed in the public domain on 9th February, 2017 and objections and suggestions thereon were sought from all stakeholders.
●    The Labour Laws under which these forms are filed include:
●    The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970
●    The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 
●    The Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996.

Current Affairs 10th April 2017: BUSINESS

Mahindra partners Zoomcar for electric car sharing

Mahindra Electric on Monday announced a partnership with Zoomcar, a self—driven car—rental firm to promote shared mobility of electric cars in India.
●    This partnership will enable individuals to buy new all-electric Mahindra e2oPlus on ZAP, Zoomcar’s fractional car ownership programme, the company said in a statement.
●    The programme allows individuals to purchase e2oPlus on Zoomcar’s self-drive platform, list the vehicle on a dynamic basis whenever idle, get bookings from Zoomcar’s customer base, it added.
●    Mahindra Electric is the electric vehicles manufacturers of the diversified $ 17.8 billion Mahindra Group.
●    Commenting on the association, Mahindra Electric CEO Mahesh Babu said: “With this first—of—its—kind association with Zoomcar, we believe we will be able to make green mobility available to a larger audience.”
●    Zoomcar CEO and Co-Founder Greg Moran said electric cars on shared mobility platforms is the ultimate way forward solving the urban transportation problem.

Nokia partnering with Airtel, BSNL for preparing 5G networks in India

Nokia phones might be making a comeback in a partnership with HMD Global, but the Finnish company is also investing heavily in networks and communications across the world, particularly 5G technology. 
●    Nokia had in March announced partnerships with Airtel and BSNL for preparing 5G networks in India, and now according to a report in Economic Times, the company has MOUs with both players.
●    According to Nokia, it will work with BSNL “to accelerate the development of a 5G ecosystem,” and is looking at how the “extreme high-speed wireless broadband with ultra-low-latency” can be developed in the country to support Internet of Things (IoT) and future smart cities. 
●    Nokia and BSNL will be conducting joint 5G demonstrations across India.
Nokia is also partnering with Airtel for this 5G ecosystem development as well. Both players will look at network evolution to 5G, exploring operations, cost-effectiveness, quality and reliability. 
●    The partnerships will look at creating a strategy and clear path for the evolution of 5G in India, and the efforts will build on the current 4G networks.
 

Current Affairs 10th April 2017: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

India-Australia strengthen ties; sign 6 agreements

A pact to significantly expand counter-terror cooperation was among six agreements India1 and Australia inked on Sunday as the two countries called for strong action against those financing and providing sanctuary to terror groups. 
●    The agreements were signed after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull. The two leaders decided to significantly expand their ties in several key areas including defence, trade, energy and education.
●    The relaxed body language of the two Prime Ministers clearly reflecting the thaw in ties between the two nations. Australian PM Malcom Turnbull, who is on a four day visit to India, held hour long talks with PM Modi at the national capital’s Hyderabad House.
●    A pact to significantly expand counter-terror cooperation was among six agreements India and Australia inked today as the two countries called for strong action against those financing and providing sanctuary to terror groups.


 

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We bring you Important Current Affairs 9th April 2017 with Free PDF in English and Hindi, which will update you with latest headlines, news from various domains i.e: National News, Sports, Business, Awards & recognition. It will help you in preparation of competitive exams like: SSC, SBI, IBPS PO, Clerk, Railways & Various other Entrance examinations.

Current Affairs 9th April 2017: NATIONAL NEWS

AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik to inaugurate the International Convention on World Homoeopathy Day tomorrow

Minister of State (Independent Charge), for AYUSH Sh. Shripad Yesso Naik, will inaugurate the National Convention on World Homoeopathy Day on 10 April 2017 at New Delhi tomorrow. 
●    Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Standing Committee of Ministry of AYUSH, Health and Family Welfare Dr. Manoj Rajoria will preside over the function. 
●    The event is being organized to commemorate the 262nd birth anniversary of the founder of Homoeopathy, Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician, who was a great scholar, linguist and acclaimed scientist. 
●    A special session is also being organised to pay tribute to him. 
●    The theme of the convention is “Enhancing Quality Research in Homoeopathy through scientific evidence and rich clinical experiences”. 
●    The convention will have around five scientific sessions where experts of national and international repute shall be deliberating on key areas of homoeopathic research, strengthening college infrastructure for undertaking research along with latest trends in drug validation, prognostic factor research, role in public health and epidemics by means of high quality research including NABH accreditation of homoeopathic hospitals. 
●    The main objective of sessions is to educate all stakeholders to understand the intricacies of Homeopathic research and to provide adequate exposure of quality research environment to medical colleges, practitioners, clinicians and researchers.


NMCG approves Sewage Treatment Projects Worth Rs. 2100 Crore

In a major push to Namami Gange programme, National Mission for Clean Ganga  has approved 26  projects at an estimated cost of Rs 2154.28 Crore. 
●    This amount will be spent in the states of UP, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Delhi for creation of new sewage treatment capacity of 188 Million Liters per Day (MLD) (approx.), rehabilitation of 596 MLD of existing STP capacity, upgradation of 30 MLD of existing STP capacity, Interception and Diversion works  and sewerage network of 145.05 km.
●    Under Namami Gange Programme, 100% central funding is being made for new projects. 
●    The completion of these projects will help in reducing the pollution load on the river Ganga as discharge of untreated effluent is one of the major source of pollution in river Ganga.

Omkar Modi’s short film Avyakta selected for Cannes

Growing up, city-based Omkar Modgi (26) shared a non-confrontational and a complex bond with his father. 
●    Though it was filled with love and care, it remained unexpressed for a long time. However, gradually, the father-son bond strengthened and they came to understand each other, without the need for speaking regularly.
●    Modi found this transformation, of an unresponsive obligation into an amenable relationship, very intriguing. 
●    The festival would be held from May 17 to 28.
●    Avyakta is the story of 14-year-old Aaditya,who shares a complex and awkward relationship with his father Shrirang — who runs a grocery store. 
●    Both of them are coping with the recent death of Aditya's mother Aarti, who was the only woman in the house and a bridge between them. 
●    The untimely demise of Aarti, increased their individual struggle with the daily chores and the gap between them. 
●    In a twist of fate, this father and son relationship found a new intimate meaning, which was the first step into bridging the gap between them.


 

PM Modi Lays Foundation Stone of Ganga Bridge Connecting Sahibganj & Manihari

Jharkhand’s Sahibganj will be getting a Ganga Bridge and the foundation stone for the same was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Sahibganj in Jharkhand today. 
●    Modi has again shown that he is dedicatedly working for the development of our country.
●    Ganga bridge will be built over the holy river Ganga as a port. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in a special Air Force plane at Purnia in Bihar and continued his journey to Sahibganj in a helicopter.
●    The Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation for building a bridge on Ganga which will be a 4-lane bridge connecting Sahibganj to Manihari in Bihar‘s Katihar district. 
●    This would be an important step for Jharkhand.
●    The distance between Sahibganj in Jharkhand and Manihari in Bihar will reduce drastically with the help of this bridge on Ganga river.

India and Bangladesh Sign 22 Agreements, Discuss Water Sharing

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that ‘only’ his and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s governments that could resolve the intractable Teesta water-sharing issue, he offered $5 billion in two separate lines of credit the visiting prime minister. 
●    The two leaders also took implicit pot-shots at Pakistan for ‘victimising’ both countries with a ‘terror mentality’.
●    After being received by Modi at the airport in a special gesture on Friday, Hasina met her host again at Hyderabad House in Delhi on Saturday morning, where they had one-and-half hours of talks.
●    Twenty-two agreements were signed in the area of defence, nuclear energy, cyber security and media, though the two leaders witnessed the signing of only four pacts – on the judicial sector, a $4.5 billion development assistance line of credit, on outer space and on passenger and cruise services. 
●    In addition, India has offered a new $500 million line of credit specifically for defence purchases.
●    The two leaders on Saturday released the Hindi translation of the unfinished autobiography of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and also named a road after Bangladesh’s founding father in the middle of Lutyens Delhi. 
●    Modi announced that both countries will jointly produce a biopic on Sheikh Mujib, which will be released in 2020 on his birth centenary. 
●    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee then joined the two prime ministers to launch three new transport links from West Bengal to Bangladesh.

Current Affairs 9th April 2017: GLOBAL NEWS

Malala Yousafzai will become youngest person to address Parliament

Malala Yousafzai will address Parliament in Ottawa on April 12 — and will make history while doing so.
●    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement in a statement on Monday.
●    Nineteen-year-old Yousafzai is also the youngest person to win a Nobel Peace Prize, which she was a co-recipient of in 2014 for her work in women and girls’ education, and for risking her life to help protect children from slavery, extremism and forced labour.
●    She will also officially receive her honorary Canadian citizenship, the release said.
●    Honorary citizenship was bestowed on her in 2014, by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, but the ceremony in which she was supposed to receive it was cancelled because of the 2014 Ottawa shooting.
 

Current Affairs 9th April 2017: DISCOVERY

Scientists confirm 'Earth-like' planet with atmosphere discovered 39 light-years from Earth

For the first time ever, scientists announced this week that they have detected an atmosphere around a planet roughly the same size as Earth outside of our solar system, a key factor in the search for life beyond our planet.
●    The new study published in the Astronomical Journal details the findings around exoplanet GJ 1132b -- which has been dubbed a "Venus twin" -- with a rocky surface and high surface temperature. The newly-discovered thick atmosphere gives the planets another thing in common.
●    GJ 1132b orbits around the dwarf star GJ 1132 about 39 light-years away from our solar system.
●    Researchers say the atmosphere is probably rich in water vapor or methane. 
●    The discovery is especially noteworthy because dwarf stars flares and particle streams usually blow away atmospheres of nearby planets.

Scientists Just Discovered Plastic-Eating Bacteria That Can Break Down PET

We manufacture over 300 million tonnes of plastics each year for use in everything from packaging to clothing. Their resilience is great when you want a product to last. 
●    But once discarded, plastics linger in the environment, littering streets, fields and oceans alike. 
●    Every corner of our planet has been blighted by our addiction to plastic. But now we may have some help to clean up the mess in the form of bacteria that have been found slowly munching away on discarded bottles in the sludge of a recycling centre.
●    Plastics are polymers, long thin molecules made of repeating (monomer) building blocks. These are cross-linked to one another to build a durable, malleable mesh. Most plastics are made from carbon-based monomers, so in theory they are a good source of food for microorganisms.
●    But unlike natural polymers (such as cellulose in plants) plastics aren’t generally biodegradable. 
●    Bacteria and fungi co-evolved with natural materials, all the while coming up with new biochemical methods to harness the resources from dead matter.

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Current Affairs 8th April 2017: NATIONAL NEWS

Pranab Mukherjee to Address Public Sector Day & Presents Scope Awards to CPSEs

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee will grace the occasion of  Public Sector Day and present the prestigious SCOPE  Awards to Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) on Tuesday next i.e. 11th April 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
●    Shri Anant G. Geete, Union Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Shri Babul Supriyo, Minister of State for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises shall also grace the occasion in the august presence of  Smt. Seema Bahuguna, IAS,  Secretary, DPE, Shri Ved Prakash , Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC, Shri R.K. Bahuguna, Vice Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, RailTel Corporation,  Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE and host of representatives from public sector enterprises,  senior government officials, media etc.  
●    The Award function is being organized jointly by SCOPE and Department of Public Enterprises (DPE).
●    SCOPE Meritorious Awards recognizes significant achievements of CPSEs in various fields leading to business excellence and competitive advantage. 
●    The  function will be attended by Chief Executives/Directors of CPSEs besides   Ministers, Secretaries and other senior government officials.

Deadline for account holders to give PAN till Jun 30

The Tax Department has given banks three more months till June 30 to obtain permanent account number (PAN) or Form—60 from all account holders as it looks to tighten the noose around evaders.
●    Though the deadline for getting the PAN or Form 60 (if PAN is not available) by banks ended on February 28, the tax department on April 5 notified the extension of the time till June 30.
●    In the notification, the Income Tax Department said that in Income—Tax Rules 114B, in the fourth proviso, “for the figures, letters and words ‘28th day of February’ the figures, letters and words ‘30th day of June’ shall be substituted.”
●    Rule 114B lists various transactions for which quoting PAN is mandatory.
●    The tax department had in January asked banks, post offices and cooperative banks to document PAN or declaration of Form 60 received from account holders and maintain all records for transactions under Rule 114B of I—T Act.

President of India to release India rankings 2017 report on April 10

●    The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will release the India Rankings 2017 report on April 10, 2017 at a function to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
●    He will also present awards to top-ranked institutions i.e. top 10 in overall category and toppers in the streamwise categories -Engineering, Management, Universities, Colleges and Pharmacy.
●    India Rankings under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) were introduced in 2016 to rank Indian Universities. 
●    The Ministry of Human Resources and Development had launched the Ranking System on September 29, 2015. 
●    The first Rankings were announced on April 6, 2016. 
●    The Second Rankings (India Rankings 2017) have been announced on April 3, 2017.

Govt allows transgenders to use public toilets

While the Donald Trump administration in the US recently rescinded Obama-era guidelines that allowed transgender students unrestricted access to bathrooms matching their gender identity, the Indian government has moved to allow the members of the community to use toilets of their choice.
●    In a significant move, the Ministry of Sanitation on Monday (April 3) issued guidelines to the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) stating that members of the third-gender community be allowed to use public toilet of their choice (men or woman), according to a report in Scroll.in.
●    Under the heading of ‘Inclusivity,’ the statement said that a “conscious effort” should be made to ensure that members of the community are “recognised as equal citizens and users of toilets”.
●    The guidelines on gender issues in sanitation also stated that there were examples from across India where those belonging to the third gender have played a significant role in taking the “message of Swachhata” to other households in their community.
 

Current Affairs 8th April 2017: APPOINTMENTS

SN Subrahmanyan chosen as new CEO of L&T

Engineering and construction major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Friday announced that SN Subrahmanyan will be its new CEO and MD with effect from July 1.
●    AM Naik, who has been serving as Chairman since 2003, will become the non-executive Chairman for three years from October 1.
●    Subrahmanyan, who joined L&T in 1984, is currently the Deputy Managing Director and President of the company. 
●    He has a degree in civil engineering and is a post-graduate in business management.
●    In a brief telephonic conversation with BusinessLine, Subrahmanyan said succession planning in L&T has been a well-thought process. 
●    The company will move along lines that have already been planned, he said.
 

Current Affairs 8th April 2017: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS


India and ADB Sign $175 Million Loan Agreement to help improve Solar Transmission System

The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $175 million loan agreement to support construction of high voltage transmission systems to evacuate power generated from new mega solar parks to the interstate grid, and improve reliability of the national grid system here yesterday. 
●    The loan will be given to the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) and will include subprojects in various locations in India. 
●    As an innovative feature, the project is designed to adopt the country systems on both safeguards and procurement at the agency level. 
●    This will be the ADB’s first breakthrough of the country system’s application to a specific project. 
●    Mr. Raj Kumar, Joint Secretary (Multilateral Institutions), Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance signed the agreement on behalf of the Government of India while Mr. Kenichi Yokoyama, Country Director of ADB’s India Resident Mission signed for ADB. 
 

Current Affairs 8th April 2017: GLOBAL NEWS


Thai king signs pro-military Constitution

In an elaborate ceremony, Thailand's king has signed the country's military-backed constitution. 
●    The document paves the way for Thailand to hold elections in the coming months, but critics say it only solidifies the power of the military.
●    Voters approved the constitution by a wide margin last August, two years after the Thai military seized power in a coup, as The Two-Way has reported. 
●    The junta has argued that this constitution was badly needed to restore stability.
●    The new constitution "constrains further elected governments with an appointed senate, and commits governments to follow the military's 20-year development plan," according to the BBC.
●    But this is actually a slightly different document than the one Thailand voted on. 
●    It contains six changes made at the request of new King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, who acceded after the death of his father in October.
Those changes expand the power of the monarchy. For example, according to the Bangkok Post, the king may leave the country without appointing another regent. Also, it removes a requirement for the king to call a meeting with the heads of top courts and the Senate in the event of a constitutional crisis.
 

Current Affairs 8th April 2017: DAYS & DATES

World Health Day observed by WHO

World Health Day is being observed on 7 April 2017 with theme 'Depression: Let's Talk. On this occasion, the World Health Organization (WHO) is leading a one-year global campaign on depression which is the leading cause of ill-health and disability worldwide.
●    The goal of the campaign is that more people with depression, everywhere in the world, both seek and get help. 
●    Depression is the leading cause of ill-health and disability worldwide.
●    As per a report of WHO, more than 300 million people are now living with depression, which is an increase of more than 18 per cent between 2005 and 2015. 
●    At worst, depression can lead to suicide, now the second leading cause of death among 15-29-year olds.
●    The World Health Day is being celebrated annually on 7th of April to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization. 
●    The day also provides with a unique opportunity to mobilise action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world.
 

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