08 April 2017 Current Affairs

Malala named Messenger of Peace to UNO:

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on 7 April 2017 named nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai the messenger of peace for the international body. She become the youngest ever Nobel peace prize laureate in Dec, 2014. She was sharing the honour with Indian children’s rights and education advocate Kailash Sathyarthi. Yousafzai is the first Messenger of peace designated by Guterres and will help to promote girls education around the world.

India’s travel and tourism sector ranks 7th in the World:

India’s travel and tourism sector ranks 7th in the terms of its total contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic product (GDP), according to a new report of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), 2016. India’s travel and tourism sector generated Rs.14.1 trillion (USD 208.9 billion) in 2016. Which is the world’s 7 th largest in terms of absolute size the sum is equivalent to 9.6% of India’s GDP. The USA, China and Germany at the first, second and third positions respectively.

MP CM launched Deendayal Rasoi Yojana:

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched subsidized meal scheme at Rs.5 in Gwalior. This scheme helps people to get economical nutrious and good quality food under the Deendayal Rasoi Yojana at Cheaperrates. It is launched in 49 districts across the state. Under this scheme the poor people will get four chapattis, one vegetable curry and dal every day between 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Breakfast will be served at Rs.5 and lunch will be served at Rs.8.

Shyam Kumar claims Gold in Thailand International Boxing:

Indian Boxer K Shyam Kumar (49 Kg) clinched a gold medal at the Thailand International Tournament in Bangkok without even stepping inside the ring for his summit clashon 8 th April. However Olympic Champion Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan was unable to play the match due to his injury. It was the second gold prize to Shyam. Shyam, who won a gold prize at the 2015 edition of the event.

India Ranks 9 th among 41 countries in corruption in Business:

India has ranked 9 th out of 41 countries in bribery and corrupt practices in business as per the EY (Ernst & Young) Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) Fraud Survey 2017. The ranking has improved marginally since 2015 in which India ranked 6 th . Improvement in India’s rank has been attributed to emphasis on transparency in governance and better regulatory scrutiny. Countries which rank higher than Indian are : Ukraine, Cyprus, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, Kenya, South Africa and Hungary.

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