Daily Current Affairs-10th April 2017

Dear Readers, we are presenting Today Current Affairs for All Exams- 10th April 2017. Daily Current Affairs and General Knowledge is very helpful for IBPS Bank Exams, SBI , RBI Assistant,NIACL, SSC and Railway Exams.

1. April 10: World Homoeopathy Day

1. The World Homoeopathy Day is observed every year on April 10 to pay tribute to Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, founder and father of Homeopathy system of medicine. 
2. Observance of the day seeks to spread more knowledge about this form of medicine in the mainstream public health. This year it is 262nd birth anniversary of the founder of Homoeopathy.

2. First UK rail freight service to China to depart

1. The first rail freight service from United Kingdom to China departed from Essex. Earlier the first freight train in the opposite direction, from China to UK had arrived in London in January 2017. 2. The train service was launched as part of China’s ambitious One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative that aims to revive the ancient Silk Road trading routes with the West dating back more than 2,000 years.

3. PM Narendra Modi inaugurates exhibition marking 100 years of Champaran Satyagraha

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated an exhibition titled “Swachhagraha – Bapu Ko Karyanjali – Ek Abhiyan, Ek Pradarshani” in New Delhi mark the 100 years (centenary year) of Champaran Satyagraha. 
2. The exhibition will showcase Champaran Satyagraha and it will connect essential principles of Satyagraha with Swachhagraha. It will also showcase the ground covered by the Swachh Bharat Mission in creating a mass movement towards a clean India.

4. 12th Indo-Mongolian Joint Military Exercise Nomadic Elephant held in Vairengte

1. The twelfth edition Indo-Mongolian Joint Military Exercise Nomadic Elephant 2017 has begun at Vairengte in Mizoram. Vairengte houses Indian Army’s elite Counter-Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School. 
2. The first joint Nomadic Elephant was held in 2004 and since then it is annually held. It seeks to promote military associations between India and Mongolia. 

5. Government launches Bharat ke Veer web portal and application

1. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has launched web portal and mobile application named “Bharat ke Veer” to enable people to contribute towards family of martyrs from central paramilitary forces. 2. It was launched by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the occasion of Valour Day of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), observed on 9 April.

6. Astronomers discover Venus-like planet orbiting a dim star Kepler-1649

1. Astronomers using NASA’s Kepler space telescope have discovered a Venus-like planet orbiting a dim star called Kepler-1649. The newly found planet is one-fifth the diameter of our Sun and is only slightly larger than Earth. It is located 219 light years away from Earth.

7. Egypt President Sisi declares 3-month state of emergency

1. President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has declared a three-month state of emergency in Egypt and ordered military special forces to protect vital infrastructure after two powerful church bombings by the Islamic State terror group killed at least 45 people and wounded more than 100 others.
2. Sisi announced the state of emergency nationwide for three months in a short televised address last night, following the blasts that targeted the minority Coptic Christians on Palm Sunday, one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar.

8. India, Australia sign 6 pacts

1. India and Australia inked six pacts including one aimed at boosting counter—terrorism cooperation after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull .
2. The two leaders held comprehensive discussions on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest and concern.
3. The two sides inked a pact to boost counter—terrorism cooperation which was signed between the Ministry of Home Affairs and its counterpart Australian ministry.
4. Turnbull arrived yesterday on a four—day visit, his first to the country after assuming office in 2015.

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