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Important Current Affairs 8th May 2018

Important Current Affairs 8th May 2018

Current Affairs 8th May 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

CIM addresses First Inter-Ministerial meeting on Sectoral Export Promotion Strategy
●    Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu, today addressed secretaries and senior officers in the first inter-ministerial meeting on Sectoral Export Promotion Strategy. 
●    The meeting was attended by Secretaries to Government of India from Department of Commerce, DIPP, Electronics and IT, Animal Husbandry and Dairying and MSME.


Exhibition to commemorate the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, inaugurated at NGMA, New Delhi
●    Exhibition titled ‘Gurudev: The Journey of the Maestro’, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore was inaugurated at The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi, Ministry of Culture, Government of India, yesterday, the 7th May 2018.  
●    The exhibition was inaugurated by H.E. Mr. Daniel Chuburu, Ambassador of the Embassy of the Argentine Republic to India.


TRIFED goes digital for Inventory Management and Sales
●    Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation (TRIFED) of Ministry of Tribal Affairs has operationalised Retail Inventory Software (RIS) in all its Tribes India Outlets, Regional Offices and Head Office for inventory control. 
●    The electronic mode of system has been made available at all Regional Offices and Outlets, streamlining the entire retail operations from purchases upto sales by automating the transaction process and tracking important purchase, stocks and sales data. 


Committee for change in the rules of Rajya Sabha

●    Rajya Sabha Speaker M. Venkaiah Naidu has constituted a two-member committee to make changes in the rules and procedures of the House on 07 May 2018 and specifically for the suspension of member who deliberately hindered the proceedings of the House.
●    It has been decided to change the rules and procedures for the purpose of running the work of the Upper House better.
●    This committee will give its recommendations by talking to MPs and experts and studying the rules of the Houses of different countries.


Walmart to sell out full stake in Flipkart, Sachin Bansal
●    Flipkart will sell Walmart to its entire 5.5% stake in Co-Founder Company.
●    Sachin has decided to completely leave Flipkart.
●    Wal-Mart is investing $ 2 billion with $ 2 billion investment in India's largest e-commerce company for 60 percent of its current stake in the company for about $ 14 billion.
●    Flipkart has 20.8 percent of Softbank, 6.1 percent for eBay and 5.55 percent for Sachin Bansal.

Current Affairs 8th May 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATION

India and Guatemala agree to support each other for Non-permanent membership of UNSC
●    Agreeing to push the ‘complementary’ and ‘not competitive’ nature of bilateral relations to a new level for mutual benefit from the emerging opportunities in both the countries, India and Guatemala today agreed to support each other’s candidature for Non-Permanent Membership in the United Nations Security Council.
●    Guatemala will support India’s candidature for UNSC membership for 2021-22 while New Delhi will do so for 2031-32 for Guatemala.

CBDT clears amendments to India and Kuwait tax agreement
●    The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has notified the modified Double Taxation Rescue Treaty (DTAA) between India and Kuwait on 07 May 2018.
●     According to the CBDT, protocol was signed to amend the existing agreement between India and Kuwait to avoid double taxation in June 2006.
●    This protocol was implemented by the CBDT on March 26, 2018, and has been duly notified in the Official Gazette.

Current Affairs 8th May 2018: ECONOMY

India signed a $ 200 million loan letter with the World Bank for National Nutrition Campaign
●    India signed a $ 200 million loan letter with the World Bank on 08 May 2018 for the National Nutrition Campaign.
●    This fund will help reduce the dwarfism in the age group of 0-6 years by helping the Indian government reduce the 38.4 percent to 20 percent by 2022.

Paytm will spend Rs 5000 crore in financial services business

●    The mobile payment service company Paytm Growth is betting big on financial services.
●    The company will invest Rs 5,000 crore in its core business this year.
●    Now there are 1 billion transactions in the three months through PetiM, which has been targeted to increase to 2 billion by the end of this year. PettyM will bring new products in the Financial Services Segment.

The country's favorite digital platform making the Paytm
●    Paytm has emerged as the country's favorite digital platform in April. 
●    In the last month, there were a total of 19 crore Unified Payments Interface (UPI) based transactions in the country, out of which one third was through Paytm.
●    A banker said on condition of anonymity that in April, the highest number of e-commerce and digital payments company, Paytam, was 6.29 million in UPA transactions.


Income Tax Department's raid on crude converting workers, black money worth Rs 100 crore was detected

●    The Income Tax Department raided some big business houses in the National Capital Region, which had arranged pandals and food in which the black money and undeclared income of Rs. 100 crore was detected.
●    Giving this information, the officials said that since 3 May, the search and investigations were done on 43 premises of three major pandals and catering operators.
●    So far they have seized cash worth Rs 1.82 crore and jewelry worth Rs 2.4 crore were seized.


Vijay Mallya loses Rs.10,000 crores in UK
●    Indian businessman Vijay Mallya, who ran from the country by taking loan from banks, was hit by a UK court.
●    He lost a $ 1.55 billion or Rs 10,000-crore suit filed by Indian banks in the UK.
●    A group of 13 banks of India had filed a case here for recovery of over $ 1.55 billion from Mallya.

Current Affairs 8th May 2018: DEFENSE

Raksha Mantri Addresses Naval Commanders’ at New Delhi
●    Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the first edition of the bi-annual Naval Commanders’ Conference today. 
●    Addressing Senior Leadership of the Navy, the Raksha Mantri commended the men and women of Indian Navy for their professionalism and dedication in performing the duties of safeguarding the maritime interest of the nation.

Special cadre will be made for permanent commission of women in the army

●    The construction of a special cadre for women in the army is being finalized to give them permanent commission in many areas.
●    Leaving the fighter role, women will be given permanent commission in the remaining roles.
●    The information released by the Army said that it is being considered that permanent commissions to women in various areas, including various posts in cyber and information technology, military police corps and service selection board, are being considered.

Current Affairs 8th May 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

15th Asia Media Summit to be hosted by India from May 10-12, 2018 in New Delhi
●    The 15th Asia Media Summit (AMS) 2018 is being hosted by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, jointly with the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi and Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL), from 10th-12th May, 2018 in New Delhi.  
●    Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Textiles, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani would be presiding as the Chief Guest over the Inaugural ceremony of the Summit on 10th May.

Microsoft will spend 2.5 million dollars for disabled people
●    Software company Microsoft has announced to spend 25 million dollars to develop artificial understanding based solutions for the disabled in the 'Understanding for Accessibility' program.
●    Microsoft said in a blog post that under this five-year program developers will have access to artificial understanding tools.
●    So that they can speed up the development of easy solutions for the winners who benefit them.
 

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Important Current Affairs 7th May April 2018

Important Current Affairs 7th May April 2018

Current Affairs 7th May  2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Dr. Jitendra Singh presided over the fourth meeting of Joint Hindi Advisory Committee of Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space.
●        In connection with the expansion of the official language of Hindi language, the fourth meeting of the joint Hindi Advisory Committee was held under the chairmanship of minister of Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space was discussed by the Central Northeast Region Development (Independent Charge), Prime Minister's Office, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pension, Atomic Energy and Minister of State for Space. Jitendra Singh.
●        In this meeting Dr. Shekhar Basu, Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, Dr. K. Shivan, Secretary, Department of Space, Lok Sabha MP Mr. Janardan Mishra and Mr. Ajay Mishra Tannie, Non-Official Members of the Committee and High officials of the Department also attended.
 

Hardeep Puri will inaugurate the first major conference of Smart Cities CEO in Bhopal
●        Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (Independent Charge) Mr. Hardeep Puri will inaugurate the first major conference of Smart Cities CEO in Bhopal on May 08, 2018.
●        The Smart Cities Mission (SCM), launched on June 25, 2015, is the most transformative mission in urban campaigns.
 
First meeting to make stakeholders aware about development of Delhi as a accessible model
●        The Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Power, has been entrusted with responsibility for the protection of the rights of such persons and for the construction of such properties for them in the country, where they can be easily accessible.
●        Presiding over the first meeting of stakeholders held here today to develop Delhi as an ideal and accessible model in the same order, the Secretary of the Department, Smt. Shakuntala D. Gamlin said that her department has made alliances with all the stakeholders This initiative has been made so that everyone can be made aware about this.
 
Ministry of Tribal Affairs will expand forest-wealth development centers in tribal districts of the country
●        After launching the Van-Dhan Vikas Kendra in Bijapur on 14th April, 2018 by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and forest wealth and Govardhan schemes, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs of the Government of India has decided to expand forest wealth development centers in the tribal districts of the country.
●        A meeting was held recently under the chairmanship of Secretary Ms. Lina Nair in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs for fixing the modalities of this arrangement.
 

100 Additional One Stop Center (OSC) Approved
●        In the meeting of the program approval board (PAB) of the Ministry of Women and Child Development held today, 100 additional One Stop Centers (OSCs) were approved.
●        These centers will be established in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.
●        The Ministry of Women and Child Development has constructed 182 One Stop Centers (OSC) till April 2015.
●        These centers provide various types of assistance to women suffering from violence.


Former chief ministers of UP must vacate government bungalow: Supreme Court
 
●        On May 07, 2018, a Supreme Court verdict relating to the residences of former Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh was passed by the Supreme Court.
●        According to the order of the Supreme Court, all former chief ministers will have to vacate their own government accommodation.


Adult couples have the right to live together without marriage: Supreme Court
●        The Supreme Court has said on 06 May 2018 that adult couples have the right to be together without marriage too.
●        The Supreme Court has said that the legislation has also given recognition to the liv-in relationship, and these relations have been recognized under the provisions of the Women's Home Violence Prevention Act, 2005.
●        The Supreme Court told Thushara of 20 years that she wants to live with whom she is from her husband or family, herself can decide for herself.
 

33 people leave Uttarakhand every day: migrant commission report
●        The Uttarakhand government has recently released a report in the context of people fleeing the villages from Uttarakhand's villages.
●        According to this official report, on an average, 33 people are going from villages to cities every day for the last ten years.
 

Agreement for Crop Production Prediction between the Policy Commission and IBM
 
●        The Policy Commission has signed a project to develop crop yield forecasting model using the Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide real time advice to the farmers in the ambitious districts.
●        Its purpose is to work together to increase crop production and soil productivity, to regulate agricultural inputs and to increase the income of farmers as a whole, so that technology can be used to give information to the farmers in advance.

Current Affairs 7th May  2018: ECONOMY

India signed a $ 200 million loan letter with the World Bank for the National Nutrition Campaign
●        India signed a $ 200 million loan letter with the World Bank for National Nutrition Campaign.
●        This amount will help in achieving the goals of the Indian Government (minimizing 38.4 percent by 2022 to 25 percent) to reduce dwarfism in the age group of 0-6 years.
●        The Prime Minister had launched a nutrition campaign in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan on March 8, 2018.

India will be at the top in the fastest growing economies: Harvard studies
●        India will be on top of the world's fastest-growing economies in the coming decade.
●        Meanwhile, India's economic growth rate is estimated at 7.9 percent annually.
●        This growth rate of India will be higher than China and America.
●        China's growth rate is estimated to be 4.9 in year 2026 and France's growth rate of 3.5% and US 3%.

 
Paytm will invest 5,000 crore in financial services business

 
●        By the end of this year, Paytm has targeted the quarterly transaction from 100 crores to 200 crores.
●        By making KYC mandatory for mobile wallet companies, there was a reduction in the patmi transactions, but now the business has become normal.
●        The company will invest Rs 5,000 crore in its core business this year.
●        Now there are 1 billion transactions in the three months through Paytm, which has been targeted to increase to 2 billion by the end of this year.
 

Current Affairs 7th May  2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Policy Commission and Google signed letter of intent to increase artificial intelligence (AI) in the country
●        Training will be focused on giving advice to Hackathon, startup and providing research grant.
●        With the aim of promoting ecosystem of emerging artificial intelligence (AI) and mechanical knowledge (ML) of India, the Policy Commission and Google will work together on several initiatives, which will help in creating AI ecosystems in the country.

Current Affairs 7th May  2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

India developed technology to predict tsunami waves
 
●        In India, it would be possible to predict about the time of approaching the shore of disastrous sea storm 'tsunami' soon.
●        This prediction will help in reducing the loss of life of a loved one to a great extent.
●        Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) under the Ministry of Geology has developed a technique in this regard.

Solar Storms Can Hit the Earth: NASA Report
 
●        In a recent announcement issued by NASA from the American Space Agency, NASA said that the storm of strong winds rising from the sun would also have an impact on the Earth.
●        According to scientists, this solar storm will have an impact on the larger part of the Earth.

Current Affairs 7th May  2018: RANKING

FDI Confidence Index 2018: India ranked 11th
●        India has slipped three places to the 11th position in the FDI Confidence Index in 2018.
●        This index is a global advisory company. T. Keerne has prepared.
●        According to this report, after two years of improving ranking, India has slipped three places this year.

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Important Current Affairs 6th May 2018

Important Current Affairs 6th May 2018

Current Affairs 6th May 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

ADB Strategy 2030
●        Secretary of the Economic Affairs Department (DEA), Mr. SG Garg, participated in India's full session of the 51st Annual Meeting of Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila today and welcomed ADB's Strategy 2030.
●        Garg is currently leading the Indian delegation to the 51st Annual Meeting of ADB.
●        All the Governors presented their tips.
 
Skill India organizes livelihood and skill development fair in Bhubaneswar
●        The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the Ministry of Rural Development (MORD) have joined hands to celebrate the spirit of new India, which can be enhanced by the current ruling government's 'Gram Swaraj Abhiyan', which is being implemented by the Government's poverty oriented initiatives Is promoting awareness and social harmony.
●        Addressing a public gathering of Union Petroleum and Natural Gas, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said, "Our government has completed 4 successful years of governance with the support of all the people of this country.
 
 
GST Council approves introduction of simplified method
●        The Object and Service Tax (GST) Council approved the introduction of a new simplified method of filing returns every month in the next six months on 04 May 2018.
●        However, the composition dealer and zero transaction dealer can file a return on every quarter.

Sikka to start Artificial Intelligence venture
●        Vishal Sikka , former CEO of Infosys, is working on an Artificial Intelligence Venture.
●        About ten months ago he had to go to this Indian IT services company.
●        Coin indicated this venture in his speech at Silicon Valley Conference on Friday.

Mukesh Ambani's daughter Isha will marry Anand Piramal
 
●        Mukesh Ambani's daughter Isha Ambani is going to get married in December this year.
●        He will marry Ajay Piramal, son of Piramal Enterprises, Anand.
●        There is good relationship between the two families for almost 40 years.

Current Affairs 6th May 2018: SPORTS

Marshal Arjan Singh Memorial All-India Hockey Tournament
●        Late Air Marshal Arjan Singh DFC of Indian Air Force was the first and only 'Panchasara' rank officer of the Indian Air Force, who was a great lover of hockey game.
●        Indian Air Force's stories have always been an inspiration to the Air Force's warriors and they have been playing a leading role not only in the battleground but in sports activities.
●        The first 'Marshal Arjan Singh Memorial' is being organized by the Indian Air Force Control Board, New Delhi to honor the great men of the All India Hockey Tournament.

Harendra Men's new coach
●        Harendra Singh , coach of the women's hockey team, was made the head coach of the Indian men's team on Tuesday while the men's team coach Shard Marinhas been handed over to the women's team after poor performance in the Commonwealth Games.
●        Harendra has been the coach of Indian men team before 2009-2011.
●        He was the coach of the women's team since November last year when Marin was made the coach of the men's team instead of the Renault Oltmanns.
 
Youth Olympics qualifier: Indian junior hockey team won gold
●        India's junior men's hockey team defeated Malaysia 2-1 in the Youth Olympics qualifiers in a shootout.
●        With this win, India will get an opportunity to participate in the Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires in August.
●        This tournament was played in the format of Hockey Five. Match tied 4-4 at the scheduled time.
 

Indian team's command to Sunita to Asian Champions Trophy
●        For the Asian Champions Trophy tournament held in South Korea this month, the Indian Women's Hockey team has been handed over to veteran defender Sunita Lakra.

Current Affairs 6th May 2018: DAYS AND DATES

Border force organization will celebrate Foundation Day
●        The BRO is celebrating its Foundation Day on May 7, 2018.
●        Leading organization BRO is celebrating 58 years of glorious service of the nation in the field of infrastructure development in border areas of the country.
●        Since its inception in 1960, this organization has grown from two projects to 19 projects.

Current Affairs 6th May 2018: DEFENSE

Naval Commanders' Conference will begin in New Delhi from May 8
●        The first edition of this year's Biennial Naval Commanders Conference is scheduled to be held in New Delhi from May 8 to May 11, 2018.
●        During the conference, the Mission will review its mission-based deployment theory with the goal of ensuring peace and stability in the Navy sector.

Current Affairs 6th May 2018: AWARDS

Prajnesh Gunneswaran won the first singles title in Challenger Circuit
 
●        Prajnesh Gunneswaran defeated Mohammed Safam of Egypt in the final of the ongoing Kunming Open Tennis Tournament in Aning to win the first singles title in the ATP Challenger Circuit .
●        With this win, he will reach the top 200 ranking.
●        Recently, Pranesh, who won the last and final match against China in the Davis Cup, beat the Egyptian player 5-7 6-1, 6-3 in one hour and 52 minutes.


Hockey India recommends Arjuna Award for Manpreet, Savita
●        Hockey India (HI) has recommended the Arjuna Award for the Indian men's hockey team player Manpreet Singh and women's team's goalkeeper Savita.
●        In this announcement made on Wednesday, HI has recommended many veterans for Dronacharya and Major Dhyan Chand Award.
●        In addition to Savita and Manpreet, the AI has also named the experienced midfielder Dharamvir Singh of the Indian male team for the Arjuna Award.

Current Affairs 6th May 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Facebook will enter e-commerce through B2C marketplace
●        Facebook's entry in the payment sector of the country through WhatsApp App  is now focused on the e-commerce sector.
●        Facebook has been in contact with many brands and business houses for listing in the Facebook Marketplace.
●        Given the fact that Facebook is preparing to launch it at a small level in June, this month, testing of this business-to-consumer (BTU) model-based marketplace will begin.

Current Affairs 6th May 2018: ECONOMY

India's pharma exports will cross $ 20 billion by 2020
●        Exports of drugs from the country can reach up to $ 20 billion by the year 2020.
●        Ravi Uday Bhaskar , Director General, Pharma Export Promotion Council (Farm Gil) said this.
●        He said that despite countries like US, due to the reduction of exports, India will not have trouble reaching this goal.
 

Telecom aims to invest $20 billion
 
●        The Government has set a new telecom policy in 2018 to create 40 lakh new jobs and attract investment of $20 billion in the country by 2022 .
●        Simultaneously, the policy draft also aims to ensure coverage of 50 Mbps broadband for every citizen.

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Important Current Affairs 5th May April 2018

Important Current Affairs 5th May April 2018

Current Affairs 5th May  2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

DEPWD (Divyangjan) will organize 'Cochlear Implant Awareness Program' in Faridabad tomorrow
●        The Divisions of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment will organize 'Cochlear Implant Awareness Program' in Huda Convention Center, Sector-12, Faridabad (Haryana) on 6th May, 2018, in collaboration with the Indian Red Cross Society and Sarvodaya Hospital and Research Center.
●        Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Krishna Pal Singh Gurjar will be the chief guest in the program.


Xiaomi is soon to be Initial Public Offerings
 
●        Xiaomi, a Chinese-making company, will soon be launching an inclusive public offering.
●        Manu Kumar Jain, managing director of Xiaomi India, has a big share of the company.
●        Of the 10 members of the 37-year-old Manu Jain Board, Employee is the only foreigner to acquire 23 lakh shares through stock ownership plan.
 

CBI filed FIR against former CMD of PEC
●        Central Investigation Agency CBI has registered a case against some of the company's former Chairman and Managing Director AK Mirchandani and 15 others, including former officials and two private companies, for alleged fraud of Rs 531 crore with government firm PEC Ltd.
 

Use of GIS Technology to Improve Namami Ganga Program
 
●        National Clean Ganga Mission (NMCG) on 4th May 2018, with the objective of completing the Ganga rejuvenation work by using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, was added to India's oldest department, Indian survey department, formed in 1767.
●        This project was approved in the meeting of the Executive Committee and its estimated cost is 86.84 crore rupees.
 
 
HRD Ministry launches online professional development program for higher education faculty
●        Ministry of Human Resource Development has started the online professional development program of 1.5 million Higher Education Faculty using the MOOC platform 'Self'.
●        In the first phase, 75 study-subjects special national resource centers have been identified.
 

Current Affairs 5th May  2018: GLOBAL  NEWS

Cambridge Analytica announced the closure of its work
●        British company Cambridge Analytica, who is in dispute for the Facebook data scandal, announced the closure of all its work with immediate effect today.
●        The company has also announced to apply itself to declare itself bankrupt in Britain and the United States.


The world's hottest day in the city of Pakistan
●        The situation of people in Pakistan is unhealthy. Mercury has crossed 50 degree Celsius on Monday in Nawabshah city of Pakistan.
●        The city, with a population of around 10 million, was the world's hottest day in the month of April.
●        Weather scientists believe that the world's highest temperature in April is in this city.
 
 

North Korea matched its clocks with South Korea
●        North Korea introduces its changed attitude with the time of its clocks forwarded half an hour to the time zone of South Korea.
●        The official media of North Korea has given this information.
●        North Korea has taken this step after the summit between the two Korean countries last week.
 
 

Syria: The Rebellion surrendered 
 
●        Syrian rebels handed their heavy weapons to government forces on the second day on Friday.
●        The insurgents are following after agreeing to a new agreement with the government to withdraw from such intermediate cities.
●        Opposition fighter had agreed on a ceasefire agreement with the government forces and its allies in the beginning of this week to control the towns of Talbieh, Rastan and Al-Houla.
 
 

There is no credible evidence of weapon of mass destruction in Iran: IAEA
●        The United Nation Agency has once again said that no evidence has been found in Iran after the creation of nuclear explosive equipment since 2009.
●        The agency said that it has stopped thinking about this issue.
 
Abbas rejects trump peace plan on Israeli-Palestinian conflict resolution
●        Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinians have rejected Trump's upcoming peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
●        The PNC meeting for the first time since 2009 was called.
●        This meeting was convened by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and to discuss the intimate relations with Israel and the United States.
 
 
BBC journalist dies in terrorist attack in eastern Afghanistan
●        A few hours after the double explosion in Kabul, the BBC said that a reporter was killed on Monday in East Afghanistan .
●        Monday's explosion Since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, this conflict remains the most fatal for journalists in the affected country.

Current Affairs 5th May  2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

NASA's Mars Lander 'Insight' launches
●        NASA launches its latest Mars Lander Spacecraft 'Insight'. It is designed to land on its surface before the human campaign on Mars and to measure the earthquake coming there.
●        The space shuttle was launched at Atlanta V Rocket via the Wendenburg Air Force base in California at 4.35 pm International time.

Current Affairs 5th May  2018: AWARDS

Manika Batra's recommendation for Arjuna Award
●        The table tennis player Manika Batra, who won 4 medals including two gold in Commonwealth Games, was named by the Indian Table Tennis Federation (TTFI) today for the prestigious Arjuna Awards.
 
Mohamed Salah becomes Footballer of the Year
 
●        English Premier League club Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been declared the Football Writers' Association (FWA) as the Footballer of the Year for the 2017-18 season .
●        Salah has become the first African player to receive this award.
●        In his first season for Liverpool Club, Salah scored 43 goals in 48 matches to make his name.
 

Current Affairs 5th May  2018: ECONOMY

Deficit in China's economy
●        China has had a major economic shock for the first time in 17 years.
●        In the first quarter of this year, it has lost about 28 billion US dollars.
●        This is the first time since 2001.

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Important Current Affairs 4th May 2018

Important Current Affairs 4th May 2018

Current Affairs 4th May 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

A detailed exhibition based on Indian culture inaugurated in National Museum, New Delhi.
 
●        Union Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma will inaugurate an exhibition based on "India and World: History in nine stories" in New Delhi tomorrow.
●        The exhibition has been organized by the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with British Museum London, National Museum New Delhi and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Museum (CSMVS) Mumbai.
●        The exhibition will be inaugurated at 5 o'clock in the National Museum Auditorium, New Delhi.
 

Minister of State for Human Resource Development gave awards to the authors of best technical books in Hindi
●        All India Technical Education Council organized today the Technical Text Book Award Scheme Festival in New Delhi.
●        Dr. Satyapal Singh, Minister of State for Human Resource Development gave Technical Text Book Awards for the year 2015-2016 scheme to the authors contributing significantly to the field of writing of technical Hindi books.
 

Ministry of Human Resource Development notified 75 National Resource Centers (NRC)
●        Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched a large and unique program of online professional development of 1.5 million high / education faculty using the MOOC platform 'Self'.
●        In the first phase, 75 study-subjects special national resource centers have been identified.


Railway Ministry announces awards for the beautification of station premises
●        With the aim of encouraging cleanliness with creativity, the Ministry of Railways invited the nomination from all the regional railway stations for the beautified stations.
●        Executive Director (Station Development), South Central Railway Chief Commercial Manager (Systems), Executive Director (Tourism) and an official evaluation committee of North East Frontier Railway reviewed 62 entries from 11 Regional Railways.
●        The first prize was given to Balharshah and Chandrapur stations (Nagpur Division) of Central Railway to showcase the best art as the most beautiful station in Indian Railways.
 

Indian Railways will celebrate 26th anniversary of women's special suburban train
●        May 5th is a happy day for Indian Railways and Women Travelers. Yesterday was the 26th anniversary of the operation of the first lady special train run between Churchgate and Borivali in Mumbai on May 05, 1992.
●        On May 05, 1992, the world's first woman special train was run between Churchgate and Borivali.
●        This train dedicated entirely to women by Indian Railways is a milestone.
 
 
Establishment of NWIC as a single window source of updated data on water resources
●        After approval from the Cabinet, National Water Information Center (NWIC) has recently been created by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Protection in New Delhi.
●        See the notification issued on March 28, 2018 for this.
●        NWIC will be a collector of nation-wide water resources data and it will serve as a subordinate office of the Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Protection Ministry.
●        The head of this center will be an officer of the rank of Joint Secretary.

Indus Dolphin's first organized census started in India
●        The Punjab Government, together with WWF, started the census of dolphins found in the Indus river. This is the world's extinct mammal species.
●        Its aim is to preserve this species. The dolphin found in the Indus river is found only in the area of 185 km between India and Pakistan.
●        This dolphin is found in the Beas river of India between Talwara and Harike Port.
 

Now one time return filing system launched
●        GST Council approved the proposal to bring new models for Single Monthly Returns.
●        After chairing the 27th meeting of the GST Council, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that except for a few exceptions, there should be a need to file a single GST return in all taxpayers' month.
●        At this time they have to file several returns at the monthly level.


Haldiram launches tour and travel company
 
●        Haldiram has stepped into the travel and tourism industry.
●        His eyesight is on taking advantage of the business opportunities created in the Indian Tourism sector.
●        Haldiram has started the travel company named TravelHouse Experience.
●        The company has hired more than half a dozen professions to promote business.
 

Sun Pharma Consumer Healthcare Business Head
 
●        Dilip Shanghvi , billionaire founder of Sun Pharmaceuticals, India's largest pharmaceutical company, has prepared his succession plan.
●        Under this scheme Sanghvi is handing over the command of some parts of his company to his sons and daughters.
●        After 3 years ago, son Alok Sanghvi was appointed as Emerging Market Head of Sun Pharma , this week, he made the Beti Law Salgaon the head of Consumer Healthcare Business this week.

Current Affairs 4th May 2018: ECONOMY

Powergrid targets capital expenditure of Rs 25,000 crore for the year 2018-19
●        Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (Powergrid) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the year 2018-19 with the Ministry of Power of the Government of India.
●        This MoU was signed by Shri Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India and Mr. I.S., CMD, Powergrid CMD. Jha signed.
●        This MOU was signed in presence of senior officials of Power Ministry and Power Grid.
 

Revenue of telecom sector reduced by 8.6 percent
 
●        Revenue of telecom companies declined by Rs 8.56 lakh crore to Rs 2.55 lakh crore in 2017.
●        This led to the decline in the money received by the government as licensing fees and spectrum user charges.
●        According to the data of Indian Telecom Regulatory Authority, the gross turnover of telecom sector in the country was Rs 2.79 lakh crore in 2016.
●        According to this, the total collection of government by license fee decreased 18.78 percent in 2017, while the collection from spectrum user charges dropped by 32.81 percent.
 

Current Affairs 4th May 2018: SPORTS

Justin Langer became the new Australian coach
●        Former Australia cricket team player Justin Langer has been appointed by Cricket Australia (CA) as the new national coach of the national team.
●        Justin Langer has been appointed as the new coach in place of Darren Lehmann, who resigned from the post of Australian coach in the ball tampering case.

Current Affairs 4th May 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

NASA prepares to set up nuclear reactor on Mars
●        NASA tested a Space Nuclear Reactor on 02 May 2018, which would provide considerable convenience to astronauts who reached the moon and Mars in the future.
●        According to NASA, it was investigated under the Kilpower reactor using Stirling Technology (KRSTY) from November 2017 to March at the US National Nuclear Security Administration National (NNSA) and Nevada National Security site.

Current Affairs 4th May 2018: SCHEMES

EPFO launches 'View Pension Passbook' service for pensioners through a Umang app
●        The Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) started the 'View Pension Passbook' service for pensioners through the Umang App.
●        The shareholders will be able to see their pass book details on the applying app, so that they will know the balance.

Current Affairs 4th May 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

China removes import duty from 28 drugs from
●        After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China, China has given a gift to India by opening doors for Indian medicines.
●        Only two days after informal talks between PM Narendra Modi and President Xi Chenfing in Wuhan, China has discharged the import of 28 types of medicines, including cancer drugs.
●        This will benefit Indian drug companies in exporting China medicine.

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Important Current Affairs 3rd May April 2018

Current Affairs 3rd May  2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

The Kohler Implant Awareness Program will be organized on 6th May, 2018 in the Division of Empowerment of the Divyanjanjanj.
●        Under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, the Department of Divijanjanjan Empowerment will organize Kohler Transplant Awareness Program at Hooda Conference Center, Sector 12, Faridabad, 06 May, 2018.
●        Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Krishna Pal will be the Chief Guest in the program.
●        Central Divyangjan Empowerment Secretary Mrs. Shakuntala Dole Gamlin and other senior officers of the department will also participate in the program.

Mother's milk is also not clean: FAO report
●        Soil Pollution Report was released by World Food and Agriculture Organization.
●        According to this report, soil pollution has increased due to insect disasters that are being used for yield growth, which is also affecting human health.
●        Important factors of soil pollution in the FAO report include insecticides, industrial wastes, radioactive waste, home remedies in soil waste, acid rain etc.


Delhi is the sixth most polluted city in the world: WHO
 
●        The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a list of the world's 15 most polluted cities.
●        Delhi is the sixth most polluted city in this list.
●        WHO has released this list on the basis of the yearly AccuA e.
 

EPFO launches 'View Pension Passbook' service for pensioners through Umang App
●        Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), which provides various types of e-services to its members or stakeholders, has now started a new service through 'Umang App'.
●        When clicking the 'View passbook' option, the relevant pensioner has to enter the PPO number and his birthday.
●        After successful verification of these information, an OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number of the respective pensioner.

Current Affairs 3rd May  2018: ECONOMY

There were 23,866 bank scams of Rs 1 lakh crore in the last 5 years: RBI report
 
●        According to a report issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 02 May 2018, there have been more than 23,000 bank scams in the past five years by different banks in India.
●        In response to the question asked under Right to Information (RTI), this information was issued by the Reserve Bank of India.
●        During this period, about one lakh crore rupees have been fraudulent in different banks of India.
●        According to the report, there were a total of 23,866 bank scams during this period.

Honda second big bike company with 18% sales growth
 
●        Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has become the second largest motorcycle company in the country, leaving Bajaj behind with 18 per cent sales growth in April.
●        In this month, Honda Motorcycle sold 6,81,888 motorcycles with 18 per cent growth.
●        Hero Moto sold 6,94,022 units in April with 16.5 percent growth.

Current Affairs 3rd May  2018: SCHEMES

Approval to double investment limit in Prime Minister Vandana Yojana
●        The Union Cabinet has approved to double the investment limit on May 02, 2018 under the Prime Minister's Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) to Rs 15 lakh.
●        This will increase the social security cover of senior citizens.
●        With increasing the investment limit, senior citizens get pension up to Rs 10,000 per month.
●        This scheme was specially started for senior citizens.

The National Conference of 244 new districts will be organized tomorrow under the Beti Bachao, Beti Practice (BBBP) scheme.
●        The Ministry of Women and Child Development will hold a national conference of 244 new districts under the Beti Bachao, Beti Teacho (BBBP) scheme in New Delhi tomorrow.
●        The one-day conference will include nodal officers, state nodal officers and senior officials of 244 districts.
●        Central Women and Child Development Minister, Mrs. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi will be the Chief Guest, while Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development Dr. Virendra Kumar will be the special guest.

Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana approved to continue till 12th Five Year Plan
 
●        The Union Cabinet has approved the Prime Minister's Health Protection Scheme (PMSAs) to continue till the year 2019-20 from the 12th Five Year Plan.
●        A financial allocation of Rs. 14,832 crore has also been announced for this.
●        Under this scheme, the new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is being set up and government medical colleges are being upgraded.

Current Affairs 3rd May  2018: DEFENSE


India joins top 5 countries in spending on army
●        In terms of expenditure on military spending, India has now moved to fifth place in the world.
●        In 2017, India's military spending has increased by five and a half percent, with this, India has left France behind.
●        This information appeared in the annual report of Sweden's Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
●        In terms of military expenditures, America is in the first place and China is in second place.

Current Affairs 3rd May  2018: DAYS AND DATES

World Press Freedom Day was celebrated
●        World Press Freedom Day was observed on 03 May 2018 worldwide. The theme of this year was "Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law"
●        The purpose of World Press Independence Day is to spread awareness about the importance of press freedom.
●        Its aim is to make broad media development of powerful journalists by reaching people's press and news to the people.
 

Current Affairs 3rd May  2018: AWARDS

President gave 65th National Film Awards
●        President Shri Ramnath Kovind today gave the 65th National Award in New Delhi (03 May, 2018).
●        Speaking on this occasion, the President said that our films represent and contribute to that diversity, which is India's greatest strength.

Current Affairs 3rd May  2018: SPORTS

Air Chief honored Air Force personnel who won medals in CWG 2018 and ISSF World Cup Play
●        Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC honored 6 Air Force personnel for outstanding performance in Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2018 and International Shooting Sports Association World Cup (ISSF) Play.
●        Air Force personnel were appreciated for their exceptional performance in these international sports competitions.
●        In the CWG 2018, JWO Vikas Thakur and Sgt Guru Raja won bronze and silver medals in weightlifting (94 kg category) respectively.

Current Affairs 3rd May  2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Fourth Regional Conference on Sophisticated, Strengthening and Digital Infrastructure of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank today started in Bangalore
●        With the cooperation of the Research and Information System (RIS) for the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the developing countries of India, the Ministry of Finance organized a fourth Regional Conference on "state-of-the-art, strong and digital infrastructure" in Bangalore today.
●        The two-day conference is being organized before the third annual meeting of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which will be hosted by the Indian Government on 25th and 26th June, 2018 in Mumbai. 

 
Over two lakh Indian students in American universities: report
●        At present, about 2,11,703 Indian students are studying in different universities of America.
●        This information has come out in an official report recently released.
●        According to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (Sevis) report of Home Security Investigation of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ASEE), 77 percent of the total international students come from Asia.
 
Whatsapp App Co-Founder Jen Com Will Leave Facebook
●        Jane Com, co-founder of smartphone messaging service Whatsapp, has decided to leave Facebook.
●        He gave this information through a post on his Facebook page.
●        Com says that he wants to give time to himself, he is leaving the post.

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Important Current Affairs 2nd May 2018

Important Current Affairs 2nd May 2018

Current Affairs 2nd May 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Approval of Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM)
●        The Union Cabinet approved the reconstitution of the Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) with the formation, elimination and upgradation of joint secretary level and above posts.
●        The current 1477 posts of the Indian Bureau of Mines have been retained.


Approval of granting financial assistance to sugar mills for disposal of outstanding sugarcane money
●        Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval to give financial assistance of Rs 5.50 per quintal sugarcane to the sugar mills in the sugar season 2017-18.
●        This will help sugar mills in settling outstanding sugarcane money from farmers.


Approval for the reorganization of the program to continue as the Prime Minister's Development Program during the remaining period of 14th Finance Commission.
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the naming and reconstitution of Multi-Regional Development Program (MSDP) in the form of Prime Minister's Development Program (PMJVK).
●        The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved it to continue during the remaining period of the 14th Finance Commission.
 

Approval of continuation of umbrella scheme 'Green Revolution - Krishonnati Yojana' in Agriculture sector
●        The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval to continue the umbrella program 'Green Revolution - Krishonnati Yojana' in the agricultural sector from the 12th Five Year Plan ie 2017-18 to 2019-20.
●        The total central share in this is Rs. 33,269.976 crore.
 
 
India-South Africa Business Summit concludes in Johannesburg
●        The Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Shri Suresh Prabhu participated in the Indo-South Africa Business Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa during April 29-30.
●        Suresh Prabhu called on the ministers of South Africa's trade and industry, Dr. Rob Davis and ministers of Swaziland, Botswana and Lesotho.
 
 
Under the technical cadre of Petroleum and Safety Organization, the Group 'A' service is approved and cadre review approved.
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the formation and cadre review of Group 'A' Services under the technical cadre of Petroleum and Safety Organization (PESO) under the name of Indian Petroleum Explosives Safety Service (IPSE).
●        This initiative will improve the efficiency and efficiency of the organization. It will also improve the career progression of group 'A' officers.
 

Protocol Accepted under the WHO Framework Agreement on Tobacco Control to End Illegal Trade in Tobacco Products
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the acceptance of the Protocol under the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Agreement on Tobacco Control to end illegal trade in tobacco products.
●        It will be applicable to the negotiation (WHO FCTC) and in the form of Section 15 of the World Health Organization Framework Agreement on Tobacco Control in smoking and chewing tobacco or smokeless tobacco (SLT) forms.
●        India is involved in WHO FCTC agreements.
 
Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain and Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr. Raman Singh inaugurated Durg-Firozpur New Antyodaya Express


●        Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain and Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Dr. Raman Singh inaugurated a new weekly train number 22895/22896 Durg-Firozpur Antyodaya Express.
●        In his address on this occasion, Mr. Rajen Gohain said that in line with the concept of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Antyodaya Express has been launched to ensure the tour with facilities for all sections of the society.


Central Government launches pilot plan for 2,500 MW of power purchase for three years
 
●        The Central Government has started pilot scheme for purchase of total 2,500 MW power for three years under medium term on April 30, 2018.
●        This scheme is for those power producers whose projects have been started, but the energy purchase agreement has not been entered into with them.
 

Current Affairs 2nd May 2018: ECONOMY

Cabinet has approved doubling the investment limit for senior citizens from Rs 7.5 lakh to 15 lakh rupees
●        Under the Prime Minister Vandana Yojana (PMVVY), under the government commitment to financial inclusion and social security, double the investment limit from Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 15 lakh and its membership deadline May 4, 2018 Has increased from 31 March, 2020 to approved.


Approval of Mutual Recognition Agreement between Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and South African Institute of Chartered Accountants
●        The Union Cabinet has approved mutual recognition agreements between the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

Rs. 715.60 lakh sanctioned for the mass tube well  scheme by Uttar Pradesh government
●        Uttar Pradesh Government has sanctioned 7 crore 15 lakh 60 thousand rupees in the current financial year in the form of grants for drilling, assembly, submersible pump, pump house, hood etc., in the operation of the tube wells of farmers of the state under Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Group Neckup Scheme. 
The amount of money has been approved.
●        The purpose of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia collective tube scheme is to arrange irrigation for those areas where the quantity of water is very low or the inhabitants of the area can not raise money for it.

New terminal will be built at Lucknow, Chennai and Guwahati airports at a cost of Rs 5,000 crore
 
●        The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal to upgrade and extend Lucknow, Chennai and Guwahati airports at a cost of Rs 5,000 crore.
●        Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the upgradation of these airports with a fund of Rs. 21,000 crore allocated for various airports in the country.

Current Affairs 2nd May 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Telecommunication Commission approves mobile and internet use during air travel
●        On 01 May 2018, the Telecom Commission approved the proposal for permitting mobile phone calls and internet services in domestic and international air flights in the country with certain conditions.
●        Telecommunication Commission is the top body to decide the Department of Telecommunications.
●        Proposal for creation of the post of Telecom Ombudsman has been approved to deal with telecom complaints.

Current Affairs 2nd May 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Approval for establishing hotline between India and China's forces
 
●        After the informal meeting organized between India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Chunfing, in Wuhan, the announcement has been made to establish a hotline between the two countries.
●        It is known that Prime Minister Modi had met Shi Xinfing in a two-day unprecedented summit to strengthen India-China relations.
●        The leaders of the two countries have allegedly agreed to create a hotline between their own military headquarters.
 

India-Pakistan will take part in military exercises for the first time
●        India and Pakistan will be together for the first time in a multinational military exercise to be held in Russia in September 2018.
●        In this military exercise organized to curb terrorist activities, China and many other countries will also be involved.

Current Affairs 2nd May 2018: DEFENSE
 

Army's South-Western Command launches 'Vijay Prahar' in Rajasthan
 
●        The special training program 'Vijay Prahar' is being practiced by the South-Western Command of the Army stationed in Rajasthan.
●        20 thousand soldiers of Army are participating in this military maneuvers program.
●        In the Mahajan range near Suratgarh, exercise is being done to combat the enemy's atomic attack through 'Vijay Prahar' maneuvers.
●        During this time training is being provided to coordinate with the IAF.
 

Current Affairs 2nd May 2018: SCHEMES

National Dung-fund scheme started
 
●        The Central Government has started a dung-fund scheme to improve the living standard of the residents of rural areas.
●        Union Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Uma Bharti and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched this scheme on 01 May 2018 from the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal.
●        Under this scheme, the first plant will be installed in village Kunjpura of Karnal.

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Important Current Affairs 1st May April 2018

Important Current Affairs 1st May April 2018

Current Affairs 1st May  2018: NATIONAL  NEWS


NDMA will hold workshop on 'Disaster Risk Reduction Database'
●        National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is going to organize a two-day national workshop on the data requirements for the disaster risk reduction database here tomorrow.
●        This workshop is being organized in collaboration with the United Nations International Child Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Mitigation (UNISDR).
 

Jitendra Singh honored officials who got top position in the Civil Services Examination, 2017
●        A function organized by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (DOPT) organized by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions here today, Union Minister of State for Information and Public Enterprises (Independent Charge), Prime Minister's Office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh. In the Civil Services Examination (2017), honored officials who got top positions.
 
Internation relation 
9th India-Japan Energy Dialogue concludes in New Delhi
●        9th India-Japan Energy Dialogue concludes today in New Delhi Minister of State for Energy and New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge) Shri R. K. Singh and Japan's Economic, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko signed a joint statement after the meeting was concluded.
●        The two countries also agreed to contribute to the issue of world energy security, access to energy and the issue of climate change.
 


14 of India's 15 most polluted cities
 
●        In Geneva, the list of the world's 15 most polluted cities has been released by the WHO for 2016, which includes 14 cities of India.
●        The top of this list is Kanpur.
●        In the list of most polluted cities, Delhi is number six.
 
 
The responsibility of monitoring bullet train project given to PMG
●        Project Monitoring Group (PMG) of the Prime Minister's Office has been entrusted with the responsibility to monitor the Modi Government's ambitious bullet train scheme to be completed before the deadline of August 2022.
●        PMG will now work in collaboration with Central Government Ministries and other units along with Maharashtra and Gujarat government on this project of 1.08 lakh crore rupees.
 
 
New telecom policy drafted
 
●        The government released a new telecommunications policy titled National Digital Communication Policy -2018 on Wednesday, with the goal of creating 40 lakh jobs in the sector till 2022.
●        In the draft of the new telecom policy, the intention of providing 50 Mbps broadband services to every citizen of the country, attracting investment of $ 100 billion in the sector and providing 4 million jobs by 2022 has been expressed.
 

Subhash Chandra Khuntia, appointed as chairman of Indian Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority
●        Subhash Chandra Khuntia has been appointed as the new chairman of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India.
●        He has been appointed for 3 years.
●        Khuntia is the former officer of the Indian Administrative Service.

Current Affairs 1st May 2018: AWARDS

President will present tomorrow's Visitors Award for Research and Technology Development
●        During the meeting with Vice-Chancellors of Central Universities, President Shri Ramnath Kovind will present the Visitors Award for Research in the field of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences along with original and applied science.
●        President will also provide Visitors Award for Technology Development.
 
Major General Annakutibabu takes charge of ADG, MNS
●        Major General Annakutibabu took over as Additional Director General, Military Nursing Service (MNS) here today.
●        He took over from Major General Elizabeth John, who retired yesterday.
●        He is a resident of Koothattukulam in Kerala Ernakulam district.

Current Affairs 1st May 2018: DAYS AND DATES

International Labor Day was celebrated all over the world
●        International Labor Day was observed around the world on 01 May 2018. Not only in India, around 80 countries in the world have a national holiday on this day.
●        It is also known as 'May Day'.
●        World Labor Day theme for the year 2018 is 'Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement'.
●        This day is celebrated by workers and workers of organized or unorganized sectors.

Current Affairs 1st May 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

International Buddhist Conference-2018 organized in Lumbini
●        The International Buddhist Conference was held in Lumbini, Nepal, on the occasion of Buddha Purnima of 2018.
●        During this period, 2562th Buddha Purnima Festival was also celebrated.
●        In this International Buddhist Conference, representatives of Buddhist associations, Buddhist scholars and more than 1000 Buddhists from various countries and regions including India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Japan participated.
 

People will now be connected to the Public Drug Center
●        Viplav Chatterjee, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Prime Minister, Indian Jan Aushadhi Yojana said that the government is going to prepare a mass medical supply chain on the lines of Amazon and Flipkart for the easy availability of cheap medicines.
●        Chatterjee said that the government has made preparations for bringing the PDS network to the web-based app.

Current Affairs 1st May 2018: DEFENSE

Tejas successfully tests BIR missile
●        The successfully developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas has successfully tested the Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile that flies in air.
●        Tejas displayed his full potential as an effective jockey jet.
●        Earlier, Tejas had been allowed to equip military missiles and other missiles.

Current Affairs 1st May 2018: ECONOMY

Reliance Digital joins $ 2 billion club
 
●        By entering online retailing brands of smartphone brands Xiaomi and Motorola, Mukesh Ambani 's Consumer Electronics and Smartphone Retailing Business has helped increase sales.
●        In this way the business of Reliance Digital has now joined the $ 2 billion club.
●        In the financial year ending March 2018, the business of Reliance Digital rose 31% to Rs 15,100 crore, which was Rs 11,480 crore in 2016-17.

Current Affairs 1st May 2018: RANKING

Shahware Rizvi tops in the 10 meter air pistol rankings
 
●        Indian shooter Shahware Rizvi, who won the silver medal in the recently concluded World Cup in Korea, has reached the top in the ISSF World Rankings.
●        Rizvi has 1654 rating points, which topped Russia's Arteem Cheranosov (1046) and Japan's Tomoyuki Matsuda (803).
●        India's Jitu Rai Rath and Om Prakash Mitharwal are at 12th position.
 

Current Affairs 1st May 2018: SPORTS

Harendra Hockey Men Team New coach
●        In a surprise decision, Harendra Singh , coach of the women's hockey team, made the head coach of the Indian men team on Tuesday, while the men's team coach Shard Marin has been handed over to the women's team after poor performance in the Commonwealth Games.
●        Harendra has been the coach of Indian men team before 2009-2011.

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Important Current Affairs 30th April 2018

Important Current Affairs 30th April 2018

Current Affairs 30th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Clean India summer training program will start tomorrow
●        The Prime Minister had called on October 2, 2014 to devote 100 hours to cleanliness for each person in one year.
●        Keeping this in mind, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launched the Swachh Bharat Summer Training Program in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Human Resource Development.
●        The training period has been scheduled from 01 May 2018 to 31 July 2018.
 

Government launches pilot project of 2,500 MW power purchase for three years
●        The government launched a pilot scheme for purchasing power of 2,500 MW of power for a period of three years under medium term.
●        This scheme is for those power producers whose projects have been started, but the energy purchase agreement has not been entered into with them.
●        Ministry of Power has recently released Model Bidding Form, Model PAPP and Model PPSA on 06th April, 2018.

Electricity reached in every village of the country
●        Under the Deen Dayal Gram Jyoti Yojana, the goal of brightening every village was achieved on April 28, 2018.
●        India has now become a fully lighted country.
●        Along with light bulbs in the village of Liesang village of Manipur, India has achieved the goal of 100 percent electrification.
 

Pawan Chamling is the longest serving Chief Minister.
●        Chief Minister of Sikkim, Pawan Chamling has become the first chief minister of any state in the history of India for the longest time.
●        Pawan Chamling completed the term of 25 years without any interruption on April 30, 2018.
●        Earlier, Jyoti Basu's record of being the longest chief minister was.
●        Jyoti Basu took over as Chief Minister of West Bengal for 23 years.

Current Affairs 30th April 2018: DEFENSE

The first military exercise on Malaysia's land till now
●        Joint exercises between the Indian Army and the Malaysian Army began on April 30 in the Wardenbury camp in Kuala Lumpur with a brief and effective delivery of the Harimou Shakti-2018 military ceremony.
●        Take the Commanding Officer of the first Royal Ranger Regiment of Malaysia Army Colonel Irvan Ibrahim welcomed the Indian troop and wished Indian and Malaysian troops to succeed in a successful and mutually beneficial joint practice.


Brahmos will be the world's fastest missile
 
●        The world's fastest cruise missile Brahmos will be able to achieve hypersensitive capability in ten years with the engine of much better technology and cross the Mac-7.
●        This missile has been developed jointly by India and Russia.
●        DRDO, IIT and Indian Science Institute are working together to achieve this target.


Defense Purchase Council approves arms purchase of 3687 crores
●        Defense Purchase Council sanctioned the purchase of weapons worth Rs. 3687 crores.
●        These weapons include guns used on warships for the country's anti-tank nag missiles and navy for the army.
●        Defense Purchase Council headed by Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave its approval for the procurement of 300 Naga anti-tank missile systems for the army at a cost of 524 crore.

Current Affairs 30th April 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Pakistan announces the launch of space programs
●        Pakistan is in the process of starting its space program in the next financial year (2018-19).
●        Rs. 470 crores will be spent on this program by the Pakistan Government.
●        Its purpose is to eliminate dependence on foreign aid for satellite programs.

India-Pakistan will take part in military exercises for the first time
●        India and Pakistan will be together for the first time in a multinational military exercise to be held in Russia in September 2018.
●        In this military exercise organized to curb terrorist activities, China and many other countries will also be involved.
●        This military exercise will be done under the scope of SCO.
 

 Accusation of data theft on Prok Shaw
●         
●        Indigo Airlines Company's new Chief Operating Officer Wolfgang Prok Shawar has been charged with data theft.
●        Prok was earlier managing director in GoAir and joined Indigo in February 2018.
●        At the peak, his former company has accused theft of confidential data.
●        A case has been filed against them in the Bombay High Court.

Current Affairs 30th April 2018: AWARDS

Reputed NSCI Safety Awards were awarded
●        Union Minister of Labor and Employment (Independent Charge) Santosh Gangwar recently presented the NSCI Best Safety Award.
●        This award is given by the Ministry of Labor and Employment.
●        This Ministry is committed to providing employment security, wage security, social security and security and health.

UK Home Minister resigns over immigration scam
●        Britain's Home Minister Amber Rudd has resigned from the post because of the increased pressure on officials who have long been a citizen of British citizens for making illegal illegal immigrants scam .
●        Rud had to give a statement in the House of Commons. There was a lot of pressure on him to resign on the scam.
●        This matter was related to the Caribbean immigrants who were brought to the UK by the so-called Windshield Generation of the 1940s.

Current Affairs 30th April 2018: ECONOMY

Snapdeal faced Rs.4,647 crores loss
 
●        E-commerce company Snapdeal suffered a loss of Rs 4,647 crore in the financial year 2016-17.
●        Jaspar Infotech, a company operating in Snapdeal, told the corporate affairs ministry that it had lost Rs 3,340 crore in 2015-16.
●        During the financial year ending March 31, 2017, the total income of the company fell by 12.6 percent to Rs. 1,291.30 crore compared to Rs. 1,478.20 crore.
 
SoftBank will invest more than $ 10 billion target
 
●        Japan's Softbank Group connected to the business of telecom and Internet will complete its target of investing $ 10 billion in 10 years in India, much before the time.
●        Softbank Chairman Masayoshi Son told that he has invested more than $ 7 billion in India in the last four years.
●        Softbank, which holds investments in large companies like Flipkart and Ola in India, has a fund of $ 100 billion.

Current Affairs 30th April 2018: SPORTS

Indian junior hockey team wins gold in Youth Olympics qualifiers
 
●        India's junior men's hockey team defeated Malaysia 2-1 in the Youth Olympics qualifiers in a shootout.
●        With this win, India will get an opportunity to participate in the Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires in August.
●        This tournament was played in the format of Hockey Five. Match tied 4-4 at the scheduled time.
 
Barcelona won Spanish league title
●        Along with Lionel Messi's hat-trick, Barcelona defeated Deportiva Club 4-2 to win the Spanish League title.
●        Earlier this week Barcelona had named Spain's Copa del Rey as their name.
 

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Current Affairs 29th April 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

3D model of 20 historical monuments of the country will be made
 

●        In order to give better information to the tourists coming to India about the historic monuments of the country, 20 monuments will be built in Delhi by the help of 3D technology in the coming two years by the Center.
●        The tourists will be able to decide to go to see the digital form of their favorite monuments.
●        During Friday's International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, this was done by Secretary of Science and Technology Department. Ashutosh Sharma said

Dalmia Group adopted red fort


●        Dalmia Group has adopted her for beautifying red fort.
●        Dalmia Group has made a deal of 25 crores for the sake of decorating this historic heritage of the country.


Boys may also be subjected to sexual harassment, government preparing for change in law
●        The Modi government recently cleared the way for the execution of the accused by raping a 12 year-old girl with a major change in the Pocso Act.
●        Now the government is planning to revise it once again.
●        After this, the accused can be hanged even after sexual harassment from the boys.
 

UPSC: 51 Muslim passed for the first time
 
●        UPSC announced results on Friday based on the written examination of Civil Services Examination in 2017 and on the basis of interview in 2018.
●        There are 51 Muslims in this 990 pass this time. This is the largest figure ever so far.
●        Earlier, in the year 2016, 37 candidates were elected in 2016, 40 in 2014 and 34 candidates in 2013 were successful in the Civil Services examination.
 

62% drug companies fail on standards,
●        There is a big question about the quality of the medicines that the companies are making in the country.
●        Companies are not meeting the standards.
●        The drug that is coming into the market is confident of checking private companies.
●        According to government rules, samples of two lakh 40 thousand medicines each year should be examined.

 
3479 unmanned railway crossings

 
●        Despite the claims of railways, there are 3479 unmanned railway crossings so far, which need to be closed.
●        If the Railways creates an over bridge or under bridge on these unmanned crossings, then it requires 30 to 40 thousand crores rupees.

Current Affairs 29th April 2018: GLOBAL  NEWS

550 years old relics of 140 children found in Peru


●        Archaeologists have claimed to be the world's largest sacrificial site in Peru.
●        The name of this place is Las Lamas, near the town of Trujillo, 500 kilometers away from the capital Lima.
●        Researchers from the National Geographic Society found the remains of 140 children here.
●        There was ever a Chinese civilization here.
 

The world's first villa built inside the sea
●        A two-storey resort villa is being built at a cost of 100 crores at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.
●        One part of it will be on the surface of the Indian Ocean below 16.4 feet in the ocean.
●        It is believed to be the world's first ocean villa. Its construction is still going on, which will be completed in November this year.


Castro family's rule ends in Cuba after 59 years
 
●        After 59 years in Cuba, the Castro family left the country's power.
●        Miguel Diaz-Kennell took the oath of President of the country on Thursday.
●        He received this post after the resignation of Raúl Castro.
●        This is the first time since 1959 that there will be no Castro family in the presidential post.

Current Affairs 29th April 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY


Scientists made enzyme that will eliminate plastic
●        UK scientists have developed an enzyme that will eliminate plastic and finish it.
●        This enzyme was accidentally detected by scientists working in the lab.
●        The UK's University of Portsmouth researcher was actually studying bacterial studies in the college lab.


N. Korea will stop its nuclear test site in May
●        North Korea will close its Nuclear Test site next month or May.
●        South Korea's President Moon J-In's office informed about this on Sunday.
●        North Korean dictator Kim Jong-ins had said to close the site during the summit.

Current Affairs 29th April 2018: RANKING

Anupeep topped IAS exam
 
●        UPSC announced results on Friday based on the written examination of Civil Services Examination in 2017 and on the basis of interview in 2018.
●        In this, Anupeep Durrisetty of Hyderabad topped the list.
●        Anu Kumari second and Sachin Gupta got third position.

Current Affairs 29th April 2018: ECONOMY


Gram farmers will face a loss of Rs 6000 crore
 
●        Gram Bumper Production has brought great trouble to farmers this time.
●        Compared to last year, farmers are getting less than 42% of gram.
●        In the second week of April, in the second week of April, the average price of gram in Madhya Pradesh mandis was Rs 5931 per quintal, which fell to Rs 3446 in 2018.
●        This fall is 41.9%.
 
 
India's growth rate will be 7.5 percent in the current financial year: Deutsche Bank
●        The Indian economy is growing on the path of growth and the economic growth rate in the current financial year is estimated to reach 7.5 percent.
●        Deutsche Bank, the global financial services provider firm, said this in its report. The bank said that the economic growth rate for 2018-19 is estimated at 7.5 percent.
 
 
Car sales decline in big cities
●        Car sales have declined in large cities due to traffic jams, parking problems, app-based cables, online shopping and rapidly growing network of Metro.
●        According to the data from sources of auto industry, sales of cars in Mumbai have dropped by 20 percent.
●        In the year 2017-18, a total of 97,274 cars were sold, compared to 1.22 lakh units in the previous year.
 
Current Affairs 29th April 2018: SPORTS

Sardar Singh joins 55 selected for National Camp


●        Former captain Sardar Singh was on Thursday by Hockey India for the men's national camp began in SAI chosen here Friday among the 55-member probables.
●        Sardar was excluded from the Indian Hockey team led by Manpreet Singh for the Commonwealth Games, he has been included in the list of probables, which will be reduced to 48 players after the trim.

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