11th April 2018 Current Affairs – Gk Today
1.Balram Bhargava has been appointed the new Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research and Secretary of the Department of Health Research.
2.Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial (IEF – 16) in New Delhi.
3.The tenth edition of a biennial exhibition of weapons and military hardware – DefExpo India- 2018 began at Tiruvidanthal, Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu.
4.Jammu and Kashmir Bank has launched a special financing scheme ‘Add-on Working Capital GST’ to help the state industry cope with the delay in reimbursement of GST under special tax relief.
5.Former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was elected chairman of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA).
6.Rajesh Ranjan has been appointed Director General of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
7.Inspector General KR Nautiyal has been appointed as the new Coast Guard Commander (Eastern Seaboard).
8.Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport has climbed six positions to enter the club of the top 20 (16th rank) busiest airports across the world, the Airport Council International’s preliminary report on airport traffic for 2017 has stated.
9.India and World Expo 2020 has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to showcase the inventions of Industrial Revolution.
10.India’s economic growth is expected to rebound to 7.3 % this fiscal and further to 7.6 % in 2019-20, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.
11.Indian Shooter Shreyasi Singh has won the gold medal in the women’s double trap at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.