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Current Affairs of 26 April 2018

Keshav Kishore, Published On:26-Apr-2018


 1.    Sagar Kavach Exercise

• It is a coastal security exercise which was held in Goa recently.

• The exercise is conducted after every six months to check security mechanism and standard operating procedures.

• There are various organisations such as Indian Navy, Indian coast Guard, Coastal Police, Police Special Branch, Intelligence Bureau, Customs, Department of Port, Department of fisheries, Director General of Lighthouses and light ships took part in this exercise.


2.    World Malaria Day: 25th April

• To spread awareness and to control the spread of malaria, every year on April 25th malaria day is celebrated.

• The theme of the day is “Ready to beat Malaria”.

• The celebration of this day decided by World Health Assembly in 2007.


3.    Red Fort is adopted by Dalmia Bharat

• Under Adopt a Heritage Scheme which was launched by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind in September 2017, Dalmia Bharat has adopted Red Fort.

• Dalmia Bharat has signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Ministry of Tourism recently.

• After the adoption, the company will be entitled to do construction and maintain activities related to development of tourist amenities.


4.    Smallest land fern in Western Ghat

• The researchers have found world’s smallest land fern in the Western Ghat (Ahwa Forest, Dang, Gujarat).

• The size of this fern is just one centimetre.

• It belongs to a group known as the adder’s-tongue ferns.

• These ferns are seasonal and grow with the first monsoon rains.


5.    Naga Accord is in final stage

• The oldest insurgency of India is on the verge of close with the finalisation of Naga Accord.

• The accord will not change the boundary of states and there will be autonomous Naga territorial councils for Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.

• There will be a common cultural body for Nagas across states and provision for specific institution for integration and rehabilitation of non-state Naga militia is also there.

• There is also proposal for the removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

• The central government is dealing with seven Naga armed groups – the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) which is a representative body of six influential Naga rebel groups and NSCN-IM.

• There will be a single accord after dealing with all the rebel groups.



 Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express, PTI, PIB



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