GK Update In English 27th April 2018

By: D.K Chaudhary

1. HRD Ministry Launches 2nd Edition of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

i. The Ministry of Human Resource Development, HRD launched the second edition of the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan under which students from 750 higher educational institutions from across the country will adopt villages and visit them to get acquainted with the lifestyle of people there and the problems faced by them.
ii. The minister advised the students to involve local village people at every stage of problem identification and solving issues relating to health, cleanliness, waste management, plantation, financial inclusion, women and child development.
  • Prakash Javadekar is the Present HRD Minister of India.
2. Indo-Malaysian Joint Military Exercise ‘Harimau Shakti’ Held
i. As part of ongoing Indo-Malaysian defence cooperation, a joint training exercise Harimau Shakti will be conducted in the dense forests of Sengai Perdik, Hulu Langat, Malaysia.
ii. The exercise is aimed at bolstering cooperation & coordination between armed forces of both the nations and to share the expertise of both the contingents in the conduct of counter insurgency operations in jungle terrain.
  • Malaysian Capital- Kuala Lumpur, Currency- Malaysian ringgit.
3. Coastal Security Exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ Held in Kerala
Exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ is being conducted to strengthen and assess the loopholes in the coastal security mechanism along Kerala shores. 
ii. Along with Coastal Police and Marine Enforcement wing, Indian Coast Guard and Indian Navy is also participating in Exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’.
  • Admiral Sunil Lanba is the present chief of Navy Staff.
4. Government to Tie Up with US and Finland to Jointly Develop New Pollution-Forecast System
i. The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is tying up with the US and Finland to develop new pollution-forecast system that will help anticipate particulate matter (PM) levels at least two days in advance and at greater resolution.
ii. The new system will jointly develop with expertise from Finnish Meteorological Institute and US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
  • Dr Harsh Vardhan is the present Minister of Earth Sciences.
5. 48th Foundation Day of HUDCO Celebrated

i. The Minister of Housing & Urban Development Hardeep Singh inaugurated the 48th Foundation Day of Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO).
ii. HUDCO is playing an important role in taking financial inclusion forward in the country, as it is taking care of the housing finance needs of the economically deprived sections.
  • HUDCO was founded on 25th April 1970.

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