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Daily Current Affairs, 07th April 2018

1)  World Health Day- 7th April
•The World Health Day is a global health awareness day organized globally on 7th April. World Health Day is one of the eight official health campaigns which are marked by the World Health Organization. With an aim to spread awareness about health and well being, the first-ever World Health Day was observed in 1948 by the WHO. The theme of World Health Day is: Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere. The slogan is “Health for All”.

2)  Centre, Maharashtra Govt & World Bank Sign 420 Million Dollar Project
•The Centre, Maharastra Government and the World Bank have signed a 420 million dollar project to help small and marginals farmers in the Marathwada and Vidarbha region of the state. This project will help in increasing climate resilient practices in agriculture and ensuring that farming continues to remain a financially viable activity for them. 

•The Maharashtra Project for Climate Resilient Agriculture will be implemented in rural areas largely dependent upon rain-fed agriculture. The project will take up a series of activities at the farm and watershed level. 

3)  Weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam Bags Third Gold For Country
•Weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam won India's third gold medal in the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. In the process, the 25-year-old also retained the title he won in the event at the 2014 Games in Glasgow, Scotland with a total lift of 317 kg. 

4)  Leander Paes Becomes Most Successful Player In Davis Cup
•Indian tennis' ageless wonder Leander Paes became the most successful doubles player in the history of Davis Cup as he combined with Rohan Bopanna to not only grab a record 43rd win but also bring the country back in the tie against China.

•Forced to play together by AITA, 44-year-old Paes and Bopanna downed a fighting Chinese pair of Mo Xin Gong and Ze Zhang 5-7 7-6(5) 7-6(3) in the do-or-die doubles rubber of the Asia/Oceania Group-I tie.

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