Current Affairs of 24 April 2018
Keshav Kishore, Published On:24-Apr-2018
1. National Company Law Tribunal
• National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) is a quasi-judicial body that adjudicates issues relating to Indian companies.
• The tribunal was established on 1 June 2016 under Companies Act, 2013.
• The tribunal has total 11 benches- 2 at New Delhi and 1 each at Ahmadabad, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.
• Justice M. M. Kumar is the current President of NCLT.
• The decision of NCLT can be appealed to the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) and decision of NCLAT can be appealed in the Supreme Court.
• NCLT works for protection of the interest of various stakeholders, especially non-promoter shareholders and depositors.
2. G7 foreign ministers meeting in Canada
• The G7 foreign minister’s summit is in Toronto, Canada.
• The main focuses of discussion are tensions with Moscow, Iran and North Korea.
• The G7 is a group of world top economies Canada, France, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
3. Sports News
• Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee won the Panasonic Open title and became third Indian after Jyoti Randhawa and Jeev Milkha Singh to win a Japan tour title.
• The Indian squash player Joshna Chinappa defeated World No. 1 Nicol David in the second round of the El Gouna International squash tournament in El Gouna (Egypt).
• Shahzar Rizvi won a silver medal in the ISSF World Cup by securing second position in the 10m air pistol event.
4. International Affairs
• Mario Benitez became President of South American country Paraguay.
• Miguel Diaz Canel became President of Cuba replacing Raul Castro.
• World’s first female foreign meeting will be hosted by Canada and European Union in September.
• World Book and Copyright day was celebrated on 23rd April by UNESCO, to promote reading, publishing and copyright.
• Iraq has resumed compensation for the destruction of Kuwaiti oil fields 1990-91 Gulf War.
• World’s oldest person Nabi Tajima died in Japan at the age of 117.
Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB