Daily Current Affairs 28th April 2018

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Indu Malhotra takes oath as Supreme Court Judge :-

  • Senior advocate Indu Malhotra took oath as a Judge of the Supreme Court on April 27, 2018. The oath was administered to her by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.
  • The Union Law Ministry had approved Malhotra’s name for the position on April 25, clearing the way for her to become the first woman lawyer to be directly appointed from the Bar as a Judge in the Apex Court.
  • With Malhotra’s appointment, the total strength of the Supreme Court would now go upto 25, against the sanctioned strength of 31, including the CJI.
  • She is also the first woman judge to be elevated directly from the Bar.

Inter-Korean Summit: Kim Jong Un crosses over to South Korea for first time :-

  • In a historic first, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on April 27, 2018 crossed the border that separates the two Koreas at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) to enter South Korea, becoming the first North Korean leader to step into South Korean territory since 1953.
  • The highest-level encounter is only the third of its kind since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. It took place as a part of the historic Inter Korean summit that began in the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarised Zone.

Also Read in Detail :- Inter-Korean Summit – Both Leaders talks for peace

PM Modi launches Van Dhan Scheme to help increase tribal income :-

  • The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi launched the Van Dhan Scheme of Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED on April 14, 2018, during the celebrations of Ambedkar Jayanti at Bijapur, Chattisgarh.
  • While speaking at the launch, the Prime Minister said that the Van Dhan scheme along with others like Jan Dhan and Gobar-Dhan schemes had the potential to change the tribal-rural economic system. Hence, he stated that all the three schemes need to be promoted by the state governments.

Also Read in Detail :- PM Modi launches Van Dhan Scheme to increase tribal income

Guterres appoints special envoy for Myanmar in refugee crisis :-

  • United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Christine Schraner Burgener, a Swiss diplomat with conflict resolution experience in Southeast Asia, as his special envoy for Myanmar.
  • Burgener’s appointment was announced on April 26 by Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for UN Secretary General, on the eve of the Security Council’s visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh to study the Rohingya crisis.
  • Guterres had been under immense pressure to appoint a special envoy and the General Assembly even passed a resolution in December urging him make the appointment.

Vistara becomes member of IATA :-

  • Vistara has become the third Indian carrier to be a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the trade association of more than 280 airlines.
  • The move will help the airlines to provide a seamless travel experience through an extended global network of travelers to and from India.
  • The two other Indian carriers that are IATA members include Air India and Jet Airways.
  • The IATA advocates for the interests of airlines across the globe, establishes standards to simplify process and increase passenger convenience, and helps airlines to operate safely, efficiently and economically.

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