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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






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