CURRENT AFFAIRS 15TH APRIL 2018

CURRENT AFFAIRS 15TH APRIL 2018

1. Largest Health Care Scheme launched by PM Modi
  • On Birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar, Prime Minister launched Health and Wellness Centre under Ayushman Bharat scheme in Jangala village of Karnataka. This health and wellness centre will have the facility of teleconsultation (Consultation by remote telecommunications used for the purpose of treatment of a patient).
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi also launched the Ayushman Bharat schemes.
  • This scheme aims at creating a healthy and prosperous India.
2. US, Britain and France launched military operation against Syria
  • The United States, Britain and France have launched a military operation against Syria in action to an alleged poison gas attack in Douma.
  • US, France, and Britain declared they were striking Syria's chemical weapons capabilities after reporting huge blasts around Damascus.
3. ‘Road Safety Trust Fund’ launched by United Nations
  • United Nations’ Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed launched the ‘UN Road Safety Trust Fund’ for improvement of road safety.
  • This will help in stimulating the action that can save lives and prevent injuries and sufferings related with road accidents.
  • The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is appointed as the Secretariat for the Trust Fund.
4. 2nd India Mobile Congress (INC) to be held in New Delhi
  • Union Communications Minister Manoj Sinha declared that second edition of India Mobile Congress (IMC) will be held in New Delhi.
  • The department of telecommunications and Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) will host the 2nd edition of India Mobile Congress (IMC) in October 2018.
  • The event will serve as a platform for policy makers to engage in meaningful deliberations on contemporary issues of the sector.
  • Around 200000 professionals from the telecom industry, representatives from US, Canada, European Union, Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries will attend this event.
  • First edition of IMC was held in September 2017 in New Delhi.
5. Central Government extends Phase-1 of FAME-India scheme by 6 months
  • Central Government has announced the extension of phase 1 of the FAME-India scheme by 6 months till end of September 2018.
  • Union Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises announced this scheme.
  • Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME)–India is a part of National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020.
6. Petroleum ministry to observe Ujjwala Diwas on April 20
  • The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) has decided to celebrate April 20 as Ujjwala Diwas, as a part of the ‘Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’.
  • Around 15000 LPG Panchayats will be organized to promote learning through peer group interaction – ‘Kuch seekhein, Kuch Sikhayein’.
7. Himachal Pradesh Celebrates its 71st Foundation Day on April 15
  • Himachal Pradesh celebrated its 71st foundation day to recall that the hill state came into existence after the merger of 30 odd princely states in 1948.
  • The event was held at Ridge Maidan in Shimla, where Chief Minister Jairam Thakur reviewed the ceremonial Parade presented by police, home guards and NCC cadets.

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