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Current Affairs One-Liner : 18th April 2023

Published on April 18, 2023
  • Nepal became the founding member of the International Big cat’s alliance. This was started on 9th April by PM Modi.
  • Melbourne has become the largest city in Australia after more than 100 years.
Current Affairs One-Liner : 18th April 2023
  • Europe’s largest nuclear reactor has been commissioned in Finland.
  • France country becomes the 10th country in the world to Legalise Euthanasia.From New Delhi state the Bharat Gaurav Tourist train was flagged of.
  • The rank of India in term of the most AI investment is 5th. US stands first in the list.
  • India has secured 1st position in international flight safety standard.
  • India is set to become the third largest nuclear power producer by 2030.
  • US became the largest trading partner of India in the financial year 2022-23.
  • In New Delhi the 12th session of the India-Spain Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation held.
  • India is the fourth highest donor among 45 donors to the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) which provides grants to at least 68 projects around the world linked to George Soros' Open Society Foundations.
    • Its top three donor countries are the US, Sweden and Germany. Since its inception (2005), India has contributed over US$ 32 million. In the year 2022, India contributed US$ 150,000 to the fund.
  • World Hemophilia Day is observed every year on 17 April. This year the theme is "Access for all: Prevention of bleeds as the global standard of care".The theme also emphasized the need to incorporate these diseases into national policies to improve diagnosis, treatment and management of these disorders.
    • The day aims to raise awareness and provide information about haemophilia and other bleeding disorders.
  • A new book titled “The Great Bank Robbery: NPAs, Scams and the Future of Regulation” by V. Pattabhi Ram and Sabyasachi Dash discusses 11 scams that took place after India's independence (1947). This book is published by Rupa Publications India Private Limited.
    • V. Pattabhi Ram is a Chartered Accountant based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He is an author, public speaker and teacher
  • Kagiso Rabada achieved the remarkable feat of becoming the fastest to take 100 wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) by dismissing Wriddhiman Saha as his 100th wicket during the match between Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans at the IS Bindra Stadium. He accomplished this significant feat in just his 64th IPL match.
    • Rabada, who is a right-arm fast bowler, went past Lasith Malinga, who completed 100 wickets in his 70th match
  • Renowned actress and theater artist Uttara Baokar passed away at the age of 79 at a hospital in Pune after prolonged illness.
    • Baokar excelled as a professor's wife in Mrinal Sen's Ek Din Achanak. She received the National Award for Best Supporting Actress for this film.
  • Banking:
    • SBI has relaunched its retail term deposit scheme ‘Amrit Kalash’.
  • Science and Technology:
    • Star Ship rocket was launched by SpaceX company. This rocket is the world’s largest and most powerful rocket.
  • Important days:
    • On 17th April World Haemophilia Day celebrated. The theme is of the day is ‘Access for all: Prevention of bleeds as the global standard of care.
  • Sports:
    • Francesco Bagania won the grand prix of America Moto GP Spirit.
    • Kagiso Rabada became the fastest player to take 100 wickets in IPL.

Question:

Q.1 Which country becomes the 10th country in the world to Legalise Euthanasia?
a. France
b. Italy
c. China
d. Paris
Q.2 Which country is the fourth highest donor to the United Nations Democracy Fund?
a. Australia
b. America
c. India
d. Malasia
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