17th & 18th April 2022 Current Affairs

17th & 18th April 2022 Current Affairs

17th & 18th April 2022 Current Affairs

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17th & 18th April 2022 Current Affairs is provided below:

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1. Waterways Conclave 2022:

  • Held at Dibrugarh, Assam.
  • Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, the Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and AYUSH inaugurated the conclave.
  • The conclave aims to increase cooperation with neighbouring countries in the waterways sector.

2. Exercise KRIPAN SHAKTHI:

  • It is an integrated firepower exercise
  • Conducted by the Indian Army’s Trisakthi Corps at the Teesta Field Firing Ranges, near Siliguri, West Bengal.

3. “Neptune”:

  • It is a Ukraine homemade anti-ship cruise missile.
  • Capable of destroying targets within a range of 300km.

4. e-DAR portal:

  • Digitised Detailed Accident Report
  • Launched by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
  • To speed up the accident compensation claims.
  • The portal provides information on road accidents instantaneously, helping easier claims under insurance.

5. Green Hydrogen Project:

  • National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) under the Ministry of Power signed an MoU with the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh for the development of green hydrogen technologies to produce hydrogen.
  • About 20kg of Hydrogen per day would be generated through the electrolysis process and would be stored in the pressurized form.

About NHPC:

  • Estb: 1975
  • Head: Abhay Kumar Singh
  • HQ – Faridabad, Haryana

6. World Heritage Day:

  • Also known as International Day for Monuments and Sites.
  • Observed on April 18
  • Theme 2022 – Heritage and Climate.

7. World Haemophilia Day:

  • Observed on April 17
  • Theme 2022: ‘Access for All: Partnership. Policy. Progress. Engaging your government, integrating inherited bleeding disorders into national policy.’

8. “Radio Aksh”:

  • India’s 1st internet radio for Visually Challenged People.
  • Launched in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
  • It will help the visually-impaired gain seamless access to education resources and audiobooks.

9. Atomic energy Commission Chairman K.N. Vyas gets a one-year extension:

About Atomic energy Commission:

  • Estb : 3 August 1948
  • HQ : Mumbai
  • Under the Department of Atomic Energy.

10. All India Radio launches a weekly interactive programme ‘Abhyaas’ for competitive exams.

11. Government amends FEMA rules to allow 20% foreign direct investment in LIC:

  • Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999

12. New Chief of Army Staff:

  • The Union Government has appointed Lt Gen Manoj C Pande, Presently Vice Chief of the Army Staff, as the next Chief of the Army Staff.

13. ‘Ishan Manthan’:

  • It is a 3-day programme that will celebrate the rich ethnicity and colours of North East India.

14. Free Electricity for Households:

  • The newly elected Punjab government announced 300 Units of free electricity per month to every household in the state.

15. India – New Wheat Supplier to Egypt:

  • India – 2nd largest wheat producer in the world.
  • The major wheat growing states are Punjab, U.P, and Madhya Pradesh.

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