5 April Current Affairs | Daily Current Affairs

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5 April Current Affairs

 

Ola acquires ticketing app Ridlr

Ola acquires ticketing app Ridlr - clickncrack

  • Ridlr, a public transport ticketing and commuting app has been acquired by cab aggregator Ola, which will enable the latter to integrate its mobile platform with public transportation infrastructure.

Related Points

  • Established in 2010, headquartered at Bengaluru, Ola provides cab services to general public.
  • Established in 2012, Mumbai based Ridlr enables users to search and book public transport options on mobile phones.

 

 

 

World-Class tourist amenities embark on Konark Sun Temple

World-Class tourist amenities embark on Konark Sun Temple - ClicknCrack

  • A world-class interpretation centre and other tourist facilities for visitors’ unveiled at Konark Sun Temple, Odisha.
  • The inauguration coincided with Utkal DiwasOdisha’s foundation day.
  • The visitor-friendly infrastructure and facilities have been developed by Indian Oil Foundation (IOF), a trust formed by Indian Oil Corporation.
  • Due to the architecture marvel of the temple, govt has preferred Konark Sun Temple for the development of amenities.

 

 

 

E-way bill for inter-state movement of goods rolled out

E-way bill for inter-state movement of goods rolled out - ClicknCrack

  • The electronic or e-way Bill System for Inter-State movement of goods comes into force with the beginning of the financial year 2018-19.
  • The electronic way Bill system states that the movement of goods, worth over Rs 50,000, from one state to another will require to produce e-way bill before GST inspector.
  • This system is an anti-evasion measure that would help boost tax collections.
  • The system has been designed and developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC).

Related Points

  • Karnataka is the only state, using e-way bill operations for intra-state (within the state) movement of goods.

 

 

 

India-Bangladesh container train service flagged off

India-Bangladesh container train service flagged off - ClicknCrack

  • The first container train, carrying 60 containers (TEUs) with a maximum net weight of 27 tonnes in each TEU, from India to Bangladesh was flagged off from Majherhat station, Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • The container train will cut down costs and transportation time.
  • The Train will take 24 hours to reach Bangladesh otherwise by road; a truck takes around a month to reach Bangladesh and 25 days for Customs clearance at the border.

Related Points Bangladesh

  • Capital – Dhaka
  • Currency – Bangladeshi taka
  • President – Abdul Hamid
  • Prime Minister – Sheikh Hasina

 

 

 

HDFC Bank signed MoU with Indian Army on defence salary package

HDFC Bank signed MoU with Indian Army on defence salary package - ClicknCrack

  • HDFC Bank signed MoU with the Indian Army to offer them salary accounts and a suite of banking products and services.

Benefits to Indian Army personnel who are having their accounts with HDFC bank

  • Indian Army personnel will get other benefits like free personal accident death cover and free permanent disability cover of Rs 30 lakhs.
  • The dependent child in case of accidental death of defence personnel will get free educational cover of upto Rs 1 Lakh per year for four years.
  • They will also get 100% processing fees waived for Car Loans and Personal Loans.

 

 

 

Cabinet give its nod to MoU with Canada in research excellence and industry-academic collaboration

  • The objective of the MoU is to enable researchers from both countries to undertake graduate level academic research mobility and cross-border industry-academic cooperation.
  • Under graduate level academic research mobility programme, both countries will support upto 110 Masters and PhD student researchers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields in 3-year period.
  • Eligible students from Indian universities will get chance to participate in 12 to 24 weeks research with Canadian university research laboratories and vice versa.

Related Points Canada

  • Capital – Ottawa
  • Currency – Canadian dollar
  • Prime Minister – Justin Trudeau

 

 

 

Cabinet approved MoU on technical cooperation in rail sector with UAE

Cabinet approved MoU on technical cooperation in rail sector with UAE - ClicknCrack

 

  • The Union Cabinet has approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime of UAE on Technical Cooperation in Rail Sector.
  • As a part of MoU, Indian railways interact and share latest developments and knowledge in railway sector followed by expert meetings and technical visits.

 

The MoU will enable technical cooperation in:

  • Regulation, safety and technical investigation of accidents.
  • Station redevelopment.
  • Locomotives, coaches and wagons

 

 

 

Cabinet gives its stamp of approval to Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018

Cabinet gives its stamp of approval to Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018 - ClicknCrack

  • For better protection and promotion of human rights in the country, Union Cabinet has approved Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018.
  • The Bill will amend Protection of Human Rights, 1993 which was last amended in 2006.

Key features of Bill

  • To include “National Commission for Protection of Child Rights” as deemed Member of the Commission.
  • To add a woman Member in the composition of the Commission.
  • To incorporate a mechanism to look after the cases of human rights violation in the Union Territories.

 

 

 

India had overtaken Japan to become second largest manufacturer of crude steel

India had overtaken Japan to become second largest manufacturer of crude steel - ClicknCrack

  • As per the numbers of Steel Users Federation of India (SUFI), India has overtaken Japan to become world’s second largest producer of crude steel.
  • China is the largest producer of crude steel in the world, accounting for more than 50% of the production.
  • India’s crude steel production rose by 4.4%, to stood at 93.11 million tonnes (MT) for period April 2017 to February 2018.

 

 

 

Union cabinet has given its nod to rightsizing of CCI

Union cabinet has given its nod to rightsizing of CCI - ClicknCrack

  • The Cabinet has given its stamp of approval for rightsizing the watchdog Competition Commission of India (CCI) from 6 members to 3 members.
  • Now, CCI will have one chairperson and three members.
  • The objective behind the downsizing of members is “Minimum Government – Maximum Governance”.

Related Points CCI

  • Establishment – 2003
  • Headquarters – New Delhi

 

 

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