Here is the 17th April 2015 Latest Current Affairs of Bank Jobs

National Affairs

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued notices to the Chief Secretaries of all States requesting the status on the prevention of air pollution on the roads.

  • NGT President: Justice Swatanter Kumar

The Gujarat government formed a working group including several ministers today to the device a new strategy to eradicate poverty in the state and provide suggestions to the government to achieve this goal.

  • Gujarat Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramanlal Vora was appointed chairman of the working group.

The members of this working group:

  • Finance Minister Saurabh Patel
  • The Minister of Tribal Development: Mangubhai Patel
  • Transport Minister Vijay Rupani Anchor

International Affairs

Today (17th April) is World Hemophilia Day

  • This day is a day of awareness for hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.
  • This day is observed by the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) in honor of Frank Schnabel (the founder of the WFH) birthday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today concluded its visit nine days in three countries of France, Germany and Canada

This 3 Nation tour is very crucial because during this visit a number of important agreements were signed, which included the agreement to supply 36 Rafale fighter jets from France and Canadian uranium.

Highlights of the visit

  • France was the first destination of his nine-day tour.
  • While in Paris, Modi had talks with French President Francois Hollande and met with business leaders.
  • An agreement was signed under which India will buy 36 Rafale combat aircraft in flyaway condition of France and a decision was taken to go ahead with the Jaitapur nuclear project stalled in Maharashtra.
  • He then headed to Germany where he held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that a mechanism will be put in place to facilitate investment and business in Germany that the two countries agreed to expand bilateral economic cooperation.
  • During his visit to Germany, Modi inaugurated the Hanover Fair which India was a partner country with a theme “India ‘.
  • His final destination was Canada, where more than meet business leaders and make stops in Toronto and Vancouver, he held talks with his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper in Ottawa after which Canada has agreed to supply 3,000 metric tons of uranium to India from this year under a $ 254 million five years much power the Indian atomic reactors.

Pakistan and Russia have agreed to hold first joint military exercises as part of their enhanced defense cooperation, in a sign of the increasing bonhomie between adversaries during the Cold War.

  • Defence Minister of Pakistan: Khawaja Asif
  • Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu

People News

30 years old Saritha V became the first woman pilot of the Delhi Transport Corporation.

Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam was arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police in Srinagar today.

  • Mr Alam, as well as leaders of other Hurriyat was booked under the UAPA for allegedly raising pro-Pakistan slogans and waving the national flag during a rally on Wednesday.
  • UAPA – Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act / Law Sua

Science & Technology

Japanese researchers have developed a self-elevating barrier with the ability to withstand the impact of powerful tsunamis.

Developed by the team of Nagoya University, in collaboration with Hitachi Zosen Corporation.

New appointments

The Supreme Court today appointed CBI SP Vivek Priyadarshi to conduct a new investigation team to further probe the spot-fixing IPL-6.


International Paralympic Committee suspends the Paralympic Committee of India for an indefinite period.

It is because of infighting within the national body treatment and poor quality for athletes at the National Para-Athletics Championships in Ghaziabad last month.

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