Top Current Affairs: 17 April 2018

Top Current Affairs: 17 April 2018

1. (17th April) is World Hemophilia Day.

Haemophilia - a rare
blood disease in which
blood continues to flow after a cut or other injury because of one of the
substances which cause it to clot does not work correctly.

Theme: "Sharing Knowledge Makes Us Stronger."

2. World Bank in its twice-a-year South Asia Economic Focus report has projected growth rate of 7.3% for India in 2018 and 7.5% for 2019 and 2020. The growth is expected to accelerate from 6.7% in 2017 to 7.3% in 2018 and to subsequently stabilise supported by a sustained recovery in private investment and private consumption.

 3. Union Government has signed Loan Agreement with World Bank for IBRD loan of US $48 million for Meghalaya Community – Led Landscapes Management Project (MCLLMP) The project aims to strengthen community-led landscapes management in selected landscapes in Meghalaya by 2023.

4. United Kingdom joined the India-led International Solar Alliance (ISA) to Mark PM Narendra Modi Visit.

5. Kolkata-based Bandhan Bank Ltd became one of the top 50 most valuable publicly traded firms in India. The market capitalization of Bandhan Bank was at Rs64,000 crore, claiming 50th rank, according to BSE data.

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd is the most valuable company in India, followed by Reliance Industries Ltd and HDFC Bank Ltd.

6. Pulitzer Prizes for 2018 has been announced in the USA.

 Winners of the Pulitzer Prize 2018  👑 👇🏻

1. Fiction: Andrew Sean Greer’s “Less” 

2. Drama: Cost of Living, by Martyna Majok.

3. History: The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, by Jack E. Davis (Liveright/W.W. Norton).

4. Biography: Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Caroline Fraser.