12th April 2018 Current Affairs – Gk Today
1.India has inked a pact with Morocco under which focus would be laid on the evaluation of potential mineral resources and promoting exploration and mining through the participation of both public and private sector.
2.The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the IRNSS-1I navigation satellite from the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.
3.India and Timor Leste have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of public health to extend affordable healthcare to the people of the Southeast Asian nation.
4.Sushil Kumar and Rahul Aware won gold medals in 74kg and 57 kg men’s freestyle wrestling categories respectively at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.
5.Kidambi Srikanth has been named the new top-ranked men’s badminton player in the world, he will be the first Indian man to reach the top in the new era of computerized rankings.
6.India has jumped 13 places to achieve the 130th spot in the latest annual Index of Economic Freedom released by a top American think-tank.
7.Saudi Aramco has signed a pact with a consortium of Indian oil companies to jointly develop and build a mega integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex Ratnagiri Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd (RRPCL), in Maharashtra.
8.The UAE Cabinet has approved the issuance of legislation to ensure equal pay for men and women working in the country.
9.Chandra Shekhar Ghosh has been re-appointed as managing director and CEO of Bandhan Bank.