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April 04, 2017

4th April 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (4th April 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 4th April 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today is United Nations' Mine Awareness Day (International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action).
    • 2017 Theme : "Needs driven. People Centred"
  • US President Donald Trump today signed a resolution reversing a Barack Obama-era rule that restricted internet providers from sharing users' browsing history without their permission. 
    • The rule also required internet providers to secure the users' data from the hackers and notify users of any data breach. 

National Current Affairs
  • The Union Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has launched Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh.
    • The Scheme aims at providing physical aids and assisted-living devices for senior citizens belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL) category.
    • Note : It is the first-of-its-kind Central Sector Scheme (CCS) in India, to be fully funded by the Union Government.
  • The Madras High Court has directed Tamil Nadu government to waive loans of all farmers in cooperative banks.
    • Earlier, Tamil Nadu government had waived cooperative bank loans of farmers owning upto 5 acres land.
  • The Aastha Tourist Special Train, which is taking travellers to pilgrimage sites in North India, departed from Puri today.
    • The train is travelling to destinations including Mathura, Vrindavan, Agra, Haridwar, Amritsar and Vaishnodevi over a period of 10 nights till April 14.
  • The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) of the Union Defence Ministry has approved proposal to procure fresh batch of Barak Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAM) for the Indian Navy’s warships from Israel. 
    • The procurement of the missiles will enhance India’s maritime capability in view of the changing security dynamics in the Indian Ocean region (IOR).

New Appointments
  • Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has won the country's Presidential election, securing 55% of votes.
  • Ecuador's ruling party presidential candidate Lenin Moreno today won the country's presidential elections securing 51% votes against his conservative opponent Guillermo Lasso. 
    • Note : Moreno's victory came as a relief for WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange as Lasso had vowed to evict him from the nation's London embassy if he won the runoff.
  • Director General of Police (DGP) Geetha Johri was appointed in-charge police chief of Gujarat today.

Banking & Economic Affairs
  • The board of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cleared a proposal to introduce banknotes of ₹200 denomination.
    • The decision was reportedly taken at an RBI board meeting held in March. 
    • The process of printing the new ₹200 notes is likely to begin after June, once the government officially approves this new denomination.

MOUs & Agreements
  • Indian and Malaysian firms have signed 31 pacts expecting investments of about $36 billion (around ₹2.3 lakh crore) in several sectors including construction, pharma, and education. 
    • The MoUs were exchanged in the presence of Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.
    • Important Note : The Malaysian PM is currently on a six-day tour to India.
  • India and Malaysia have inked 7 agreements to foster deeper relationship between the two countries. They are,
    • Air Services Agreement
    • MoU for cooperation in training
    • MoU on collaboration in technology development in the field of Palm Oil
    • MoU on Cooperation Fertilizers sector
    • MoU on cooperation in Sports
    • MoU on implementation of 4th Generation Technology Park in Andhra Pradesh
    • MoU on Mutual Recognition of the Educational Qualifications

Sports Current Affairs
  • Switzerland's Roger Federer jumped to the 4th spot on the ATP men's singles rankings after lifting his third Miami Open title by beating his long-time rival, Rafael Nadal.
  • The 10th edition of the Indian Premier League, which kicks off on Wednesday in Hyderabad, will have eight separate opening ceremonies.
    • IPL Chairman : Rajeev Shukla
  • Former Indian captain MS Dhoni was appointed as the CEO of Gulf Oil India for a day today, as he wanted to understand how a corporate CEO works.

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