Current Affairs Today – April, 16th, 2018 | Latest News and Updates

INDIAN AFFAIRS

Hry govt comes up with Water ATM policy for urban areas

  1. The Haryana government has planned to install the Water ATM Policy and to facilitate the clean drinking water to people at public places in cities, state minister Kavita Jain said here on 9th of April.
  2. “A proposal to this effect has been approved by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar,” she said.
  3. Jain said soon after notification of this policy, the municipalities would identify public places, such as bus-stands, railway stations, parks, bus stops, parking areas and markets, and start installation of water ATMs.
  4. “Functioning of water ATMs would be ensured in three ways. The municipality would install water ATMs and ensure that these functions properly, or the civic body would install it and hand it over to an agency for its smooth functioning. Corporate Social Responsibility would also be available to ensure functioning of water ATMs,” the minister said.

 

Google commemorates India’s first superstar KL Saigal with a doodle on his 114th birth anniversary

  1. Google on Wednesday and 11th of the April has celebrated the 114th birth anniversary of legendary and famous singer-actor K.L. Saigal with a doodle.
  2. He was born on April 11, 1904 in Jammu, Kundanlal Saigal has been taken as the first superstar of the Hindi film industry. He had sang more than for 200 film and non-film songs that continue to enthrall generations of music lovers even today also.
  3. Saigal’s style of singing and power of expression has been chosen for the chords of the hits. His songs, Jab Dil Hi Toot Gaya, Ek Bangla Bane Nyara, Hum Apna Unhe Bana Na Sake, Do Naina Matwale Tihare, Main Kya Janoon Kya Jadu Hai, Katibe Taqdeer continue to feature on music lovers’
  4. Having entered films at the dawn of the talkie era, he acted in 36 feature films – 28 in Hindi, seven in Bengali, and one in Tamil – in the fifteen years of his career. His films such as President, My Sister, Zindagi, Chandidas, Bhakta Surdas, Tansen and others became hits.

 

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

International conference on human rights starts in Nepal

  1. Nepal has been going to host the international conference in the coming of the week to address the issues relating to human rights and impunity in South Asia.
  2. “The aim of the event is to facilitate a regional dialogue among various stakeholders on the issues of human rights violations, culture of impunity, and the limitedness of national human rights institutions,” the NHRC Nepal said in a statement.
  3. The conference will issue a ‘Kathmandu Declaration’ at the conclusion through holding intensive discussions on various issues relating to human rights and impunity.

 

Intl. conference on ‘Water, Environment & Climate Change begins in Kathmandu

  1. There has been the event of the three days has been acquired for the Department of Water Supply and Sewerage, Govt of Nepal in association with the Society of Public Health Engineers Nepal (Sophen) and Nepal Engineers Association.
  2. The main aim of this project is to get the term if the professionals, academicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, government and non-government institutions to discuss and deliberate on challenges, opportunities and strategies related to water and environmental issues.
  3. It will also give the facility of the various stakeholders to discuss critical issues concerning environment and sustainable water resources management.

BANKING AND FINANCE

RBI Switches Back to GDP Scale to Measure Economy

  1. The Reserve Bank on Thursday has get closed its gross domestic product (GDP)-based measure to offer its growth has been estimates from the gross value added (GVA) methodology, citing global best practices.
  2. “Globally, the performance of most economies is gauged in terms of gross domestic product (GDP). This is also the approach followed by multilateral institutions, international analysts and investors, and primarily they all stick to these norms because it facilitates easy cross-country comparisons,” Mr. Acharya told reporters at the customary post-policy presser.
  3. “So, even though there are good economic reasons to employ GVA as the supply side measure of economic activity, we have decided to switch to GDP-based model,” Mr. Acharya said.

SPORTS

Weightlifter Punam Yadav Wins 5th Gold For India

  1. There has been the addition of the Gold in the India as Punam Yadav has also added a fifth to the tally with a top finish in the 69kg category of the 21st Commonwealth Games at there on Sunday.
  2. “I was expecting a good fight but from Fiji not England. I was a little nervous when Sarah went for 128kg in her final lift. She was capable of pulling it off,” Yadav said after the medal ceremony. “But then it’s all about fate, I got what was my destiny and she got what was her destiny. Thankfully our physio was allowed inside for some time for strapping my knee, I have slight pain there,” she added.
  3. “My father took a loan at that time to support my training but now we repaid that after my medal. He does not do anything apart from pooja paath at home, my mother is a homemaker. My sister, we run the finances of our house and me. “We are a normal financially stable family. We were not that great some years ago but we are all right now. I am working with the Indian Railways now,” she added proudly.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

India’s Anish Sood wins at Independent Music Awards

  1. Electronic dance music artiste and music producer Anish Sood has been ranked as the Indian artiste who has won the Best Electronica/Dance Single at the 16th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMA) in London.
  2. Sood, who won the award for his single “Starry night” featuring feat. Zach Sorgen and Kelechi, said in a statement, “I’m truly honored to win an IMA. I think it’s a fantastic global platform for recognising independent music from around the world and I’m proud to be featured amongst an amazing list of artistes.”
  3. “The IMAs celebrate the artistes who dare to create something extraordinary… without major label support. From traditional to avant garde and every music genre in between, The Independent Music Awards provides a platform for a diverse range of incredible self-released and indie label talent at every stage of their careers,” said IMA Executive Director, Martin Folkman.

 

 

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