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TNPSC Daily Current Affairs - April 7, 2018 - TNPSC Current Affairs - 2018

TNPSC Current Affairs - April 2018 by TNPSC Guru

1.RH300 sounding rocket 
  • The RH300 Sounding Rocket developed by Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram launched successfully.
  • It was launched from Thumba Equatorial Rocket launching Station (TERLS) for atmospheric studies.
  • It is part of the Sounding Rocket Experiment (SOUREX) programme of VSSC , which utilises RH300 sounding rocket to study the equatorial E and Lower ionosphere region of atmosphere.
  • It helps to improve the available atmospheric data and used for tropical weather prediction.
  • It also measures the neutral wind in the dynamo region (which is 85 and 200 km altitude from earth) of equatorial ionosphere and perform cross validation using Tri Methyl Aluminium (TMA). 

TMA are used to study the neutral winds in the lower Ionosphere.

2.Oxytocin Banned. 
  • Central Government has banned the import of Oxytocin to stop misuse of livestock industry.
  • It is banned due to misuse of Oxytocin by some dairy owners and farmers to improve milk production and increase the size of vegetables, also in some overcrowded hospitals it is used for speed up deliveries for pregnant women. 

3.Exercise Gaganshakti 2018: 
Indian Air force conducting one of the biggest combat exercise along Pakistan, China borders called Gaganshakti 2018 from 8th April to 22nd April. 

4.Gobardhan Yojana 
  • Central Government set to launch “Gobardhan Yojana” scheme nationally from Haryana’s Karnal region on April 30 2018.
  • Gobardhan Yojana is the scheme to convert the cattle dung and solid waste into manure and bio gas.
  • The aim of the scheme is to ensure cleanliness in village and generate energy converting solid waste into compost and biogas 

5. ‘Sahyog-Hyeoblyeog 2018.
 India, South Korea joint anti-piracy, search and rescue exercise called Shyog-Hyeoblyeog 2018 held at Chennai.

6.World Health Day – April 7 
  • World Health day is celebrated on April 7 across the World .
  • 2018 theme is “Universal Health Coverage: Health For All”. 

7.ICICI Bank’s SWIFT’ GPI service. 
  • ICICI Banks become the first India Bank to go live on SWIFT’s Global payment innovation service.
  • Recently Reserve Bank of India has asked all banks to link its core banking solution with SWIFT(Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications) interbank messaging system by April 30. 

 8.Global Logistics Summit 2018 
Global Logistics Summit 2018 was held in New Delhi, with the aim to improve logistics and connectivity which are vital for increasing intra-state and international trade flows.

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