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Daily Current Affairs, 09th April 2018







1)  Assam's Spring Festival Begins In Manas National Park
•The two-day Assam Spring Festival began at the Manas National Park where visitors will get to experience the state's local food, music, handloom and handicrafts. T

•The aim of the event is to promote the local food and culture of the fringe villagers. It is an attempt to create a model of alternative livelihood through food, handloom and Cultural Park.

2)  Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Launched In Delhi
•Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) scheme in Delhiand distributed new LPG connections and cylinders to beneficiaries.

•During the event, about 400 LPG connections were handed over to families belonging to below poverty line category. Target under this scheme has been increased from the existing 5 crore connections to 8 crore connections by 2020.

3)  Tripura CM Launches State Component Of PMKVY
•Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb launched the state component of Pradhanmantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY) in Agartala. He assured that the target to give training to more than 1 lakh 16,000 youths by 2020.

•Tripura is the first state in the North East to implement the state component of PMKVY through Directorate of Skill Development (DSD). 

4)  India's Foreign Exchange Reserves Hit A Life-Time High
•India’s foreign exchange reserves hit a life-time high of 424.361 billion US dollar after rising by 1.828 billion dollar in the week to March 30, according to the Reserve Bank of India data.

•Gold reserves remained unchanged at 21.614 billion US dollar.

5)  President 3-Nation Visit: India And Equatorial Guinea Sign 4 Agreements
•India and Equatorial Guinea sign four agreements in the field of agriculture, mining, health, telecommunications and IT after delegation-level talks between Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo at Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

•The two countries agreed to work together at UN, where Equatorial Guinea has just begun a two-year term on the Security Council. Both countries reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral ties between the two countries. President Kovind is on the first leg of his 3-nation visit to Equatorial Guinea.

6)  CWG 2018: Indian Men's TT Team Wins Gold
•India defeated Nigeria to clinch gold in the men's table tennis team event at the Commonwealth Games for the first time since 2006.

•With this, India joined England to bag second-most table tennis gold medals (5) at CWG. This is the first time that India have won both men's and women's TT team events at a single CWG edition.

7)  CWG 2018: India Win Badminton Team Gold For 1st Time In CWG History
•India clinched their first-ever badminton mixed team event gold in Commonwealth Games history after defeating defending champions Malaysia 3-1 in the final at Gold Coast.

•India's previous best performance in mixed team event at CWG was a silver-medal finish in the 2010 edition. Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth represented India in singles' matches of the five-member team event.

8)  CWG 2018: Weightlifter Punam Yadav Wins 5th Gold For India
•India’s weightlifter Punam Yadav won gold in the Women’s 69kg weightlifting category. Yadav lifted a combined total of 222kg (100 snatch and 122 clean and jerk) and defeated England’s Sarah Davies her closest competitor to take her second medal at the Commonwealth Games.

•In 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow in Scotland, Punam Yadav had won Bronze. This was India’s fifth gold medal in the ongoing games. Venkat Rahul Ragala earned India the fourth Gold medal after lifting 338 kilograms in the Men’s 85 kg category. He had lifted 151 kg in snatch and 187 kg in clean & jerk.




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