Here is the 8th April 2015 Latest Current Affairs of Bank Jobs

International Affairs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave a 9-day visit to France, Germany and Canada tomorrow.

Main objective of this visit: To invite investment, particularly in the areas of infrastructure and defense, in addition to cooperation in the nuclear and a variety of other areas

  • In the first stage of the tour, Modi will travel to France where the economy, defense and energy will be high on the agenda of his talks with President Francois Hollande.
  • Prime Minister of France: Manuel Valls Anchor

From France, Modi will visit Germany where even business and technology will be at the center with the intention of attracting participation in “Making India ‘.

  • It will also unveil a bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Hanover.
  • Prime Minister of Germany: Angela Merkel
  • In the third and final leg of the tour, he will travel to Canada, marking the first visit by an independent Indian Prime Minister in over 42 years.
  • The last visit was in 1973.
  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

5th Meeting of Health Ministers of SAARC was held today in New Delhi.

  • The main issues discussed at the meeting were, HIV / AIDS and prevention of non-communicable and communicable diseases.
  • SAARC Ministers commit to making the polio-free region; committed to HIV / AIDS-free region by 2030
  • The meeting was chaired by Union Ministeter of Health and Family: JP Nadda
  • Other participants in the meeting are,
  • Feroz Firozuddin, Minister of Health, Government of Afghanistan
  • Zahid Maleque, MP, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh
  • Lyonpo Tandin Wangchuk, Minister of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan
  • Ahmed Zuhoor, Minister of Health, Government of Maldives
  • Khaga Raj Adhikari, Minister of Health and Population, Government of Nepal
  • Saira Afzal Tarar, Minister of State for national health services, regulation and coordination, Government of Pakistan
  • Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Sri Lankan government
  • Important Note: The 4th meeting of health ministers of SAARC held in Maldives in April 2012.

Business & Economy

  • PM Modi launches MUDRA Bank under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana to provide credit to small entrepreneurs.
  • This bank will provide credit of up to Rs 10 lakh small entrepreneurs and act as a regulator for “Micro-Finance Institutions (MFIs).

MUDRA – Micro Development Agency refinancing Units

The government today approved three projects worth Rs 9,500 crore from the road in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh, including those connecting Varanasi – the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Snapdeal acquired mobile platform Freecharge recharge in a matter that is billed as the largest Indian purchase to date in the consumer Internet space.

  • The company did not disclose the amount of the transaction, which according to sources could be more than $ 400 million in cash and stock.
  • With this acquisition, Snapdeal can offer a wide range of products and services, including financial services, mobile recharge and utility payments with a user base growing by more than 40 million euros.

New appointments

  • Sumit Mazumder, CMD, TIL Limited, was elected president of CII for the year 2015-16.
  • He succeeds Ajay Shriram.
  • Naushad Forbes, Director, Forbes Marshall, became the nominee for President of CII for 2015-16.
  • Shobana Kamineni, vice president, Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Limited, was elected vice president of CII for the year 2015-16.
  • CII: Confederation of Indian Industry

Awards and Honors

  • President of India Pranab Mukherjee conferred Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award of the country on Amitabh Bachchan at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • Amitabh Bachahan received the Padma Shri in 1984 and the Padma Bhushan in 2001.
  • Shiite leader Prince Karim Aga Khan, KK Venugopal legal light, Dharmadhikari of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatha Swamy temple Veerendra Heggade Karnataka nuclear scientist M Srinivasan Ramaswamy also gave Padma Vibhushan today.


Eighth edition of Indian Premier League Twenty 20 cricket tournament (IPL) Icks off with dazzling opening ceremony.

Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders playing against the Mumbai Indians.

Gujarat cricket team won the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2014-15 by beating Punjab by two wickets.

Last winner: Baroda

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