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Current Affairs April 10, 2018

1. International Conference on Human Rights inaugurated by Nepal President in South Asia

  • President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari started an International Conference on Human Rights in South Asia in Kathmandu.
  • This conference is organized by the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal.
  • The theme of the conference is “Identifying Challenges, Assessing Progress and Moving Forward: Addressing Impunity and Realizing Human Rights in South Asia".
  • 20 countries including India participated in this 3-day event.

 

2. Bangladesh-India sign 129.5km oil pipeline deal

  • India and Bangladesh signed an agreement to set up a 129.5 km oil pipeline to pump oil from India to Bangladesh with a capacity of 1 million metric tons per year.
  • This 129.5km long oil pipeline will be built from the Siliguri Marketing Terminal of the Numaligarah Refinery Ltd (NRL) in India to the Parbaripur depot of the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC).
  • The deal is part of the six MoUs which Dhaka and Delhi signed during a bilateral meeting between foreign secretaries of Bangladesh and India at State Guesthouse Padma in capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka.

3. State Bank of India to invest a sum of Rs 80 billion in Nepal's 900 MW hydro-electric project

  • State Bank of India (SBI) is all set to invest Rs 80 billion in Nepal's Arun-III hydropower project. The move will support the Nepal-based firm to produce 900 megawatts (MW) electricity.
  • The SJVN, which has been awarded the construction of the mega power project of Nepal, has made an informal agreement with the SBI to receive the investment as loan and soon will make the formal agreement.
  • With the completion of the project, Nepal will get 21.9 percent of the total electricity produced in a year i.e., 197 MW electricity with 86 crore unit for free in a year.

 

4. April 10- World Homoeopathy Day

  • This day is observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of Homoeopathy Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann.
  • Ministry of AYUSH organised a two-day scientific convention in New Delhi on the occasion of World Homoeopathy Day.
  • Vice President Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu will be the chief guest at the function.
  • The theme of this occassion is "Innovate: Evolve: Progress: Exploring Science since 40 years”.

 

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5. Indian Men's TT Team Wins Gold in CWG 2018

  • India clinched gold and defeated Nigeri in the men's table tennis team event at the Commonwealth Games for the first time since 2006.
  • With this, India joined England to achieve second-most table tennis gold medals at CWG.
  • This is the first time that India have won both men's and women's TT team events at a CWG.

 

6. Heena Sidhu wins gold in 25m Pistol Event in CWG 2018

  • Indian shooter Heena Sidhu set record in Commonwealth Games to win gold in women's 25m pistol shooting event. This is her second medal at CWG 2018, after winning silver in women's 10m air pistol.
  • Another Indian shooter Annu Singh came sixth in the same event.
  • With this result, India has won three gold and eight medals in shooting.

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 CWG history after defeating Malaysia 3-1 in the final at Gold Coast.
  • Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth represented India in singles' matches of the five-member team event.

     

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