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Important Current Affairs 23rd May 2018

Important Current Affairs 23rd May 2018

Current Affairs 23rd May 2018: NATIONAL NEWS


Ministry of Railways and BCL signed an agreement for the year 2018-19
●        The CPSE Braithwaite and Company Limited, which came under the Ministry of Railways and its administrative control, signed an agreement.
●        BCL works to build new wagon, repair wagon, steel structural fabrication and crane.
●        On May 23, the agreement was signed by Mr. Ranjnesh Sahai, Secretary, Railway Board and Chairman and Managing Director of BCL and Mr. PP Bose, Director.
 
 Agreement signed between the Department of Divyangjan empowerment and Indian Artificial Limb Production Corporation for the financial year 2018-19
●        The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Health, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Artificial Limb Production Corporation for the financial year 2018-19.
●        This includes major targets to be achieved this year for the empowerment of the people in the country.


HD Kumaraswamy sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka
●        HD Kumaraswamy took oath as Chief Minister of Karnataka on May 23, 2018.
●        Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Va gave him oath of CM post.
●        The God of Congress also took the oath of office of Deputy Chief Minister.
●        HD Kumaraswamy was born on December 16, 1959.
●        HD Kumaraswamy became the Chief Minister of Karnataka for the second time.


UP cabinet decision, NCERT courses will be implemented in madrasas
 
●        A Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has approved the change in seminary education on May 22, 2018.
●        Under this, the NCERT curriculum will also be implemented in the madrasas as well as with Dini Talim.
●        Now the children of the madrasas will be able to study Urdu, Hindi, Science, English, Math etc. as well.
●        Uttar Pradesh Government spokesman and energy minister Shrikant Sharma informed about the decision of the cabinet.

Central Government released model contract farming act-2012
 
●        Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh released the last model of 'Agricultural Product and Livestock Contract Farming and Services Act 2018' on May 22, 2018.
●        The main purpose behind designing model contract farming act is to integrate the farmers with wholesale buyers for better value acquisition.

Current Affairs 23rd May 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Approval of Memorandum of Understanding between India and Singapore in the field of Personnel Management and Public Administration
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has given its approval for the signing of MoU between India and Singapore for cooperation in the field of personnel management and public administration.
●        The objective of the MoU is to improve the current system of governance, especially in the workforce, workplace and job, public service delivery, human resources management, public sector reform, leadership / talent development and e-governance / digital government.

Approval of MoU between India and Turkey on Poppy grain business
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between India and Turkey on the Poppy grain business.
●        Its aim is to ensure faster and transparent processing for import of poppy seeds from Turkey.
●        Turkey Grain Board (TMO) will operate an online system for the export of poppy seeds from Turkey to India.
 
 
Approval of MoU between India and Denmark for Food Security and Cooperation 
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the grant of ex post facto to the Memorandum of Understanding of Food Security and Cooperation between India and Denmark.
●        The MoU between India and Denmark was signed on April 16, 2018.
 
 
Approval of Memorandum of Understanding signed between India and France for renewable energy sector
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has accorded its executive approval to the Memorandum of Understanding signed between India and France in New Delhi on March 10, 2018, in New Delhi.
●        The objective of both countries is to identify research / demonstration / pilot project in areas selected between the National Solar Energy Institute (NISE), India and the I-Energy Atomic at Ox Energy's Alternative France.
 
Approval of Memorandum of Understanding in the field of renewable energy between India and Morocco
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has given approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Morocco in the renewable energy sector.
●        The MoU was signed on April 10, 2018 in New Delhi.
●        The objective of both sides is to establish collaborative institutional relations for encouraging and promoting the technical bilateral agreement on the basis of mutual benefit, equality and interests on subjects of innovative and renewable energy.

Current Affairs 23rd May 2018: SCHEMES

Under the Detailed Telecom Development Scheme for North Eastern Region, centre approved USOF plan for provision of mobile services in Meghalaya
●        Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved an amount of Rs 8120.81 crores for implementing the Detailed Telecom Development Scheme for the North-Eastern Region in Meghalaya at an estimated cost of 3911 crores and for the CTDP project of the North-East.
●        The funds will be provided by the Universal Service Grace Fund.

Current Affairs 23rd May 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Indo-Dutch Startup Initiative
●        With the upcoming visit of India's Prime Minister Mark Route to India, relations between India and the Netherlands are expected to be strengthened in all areas.
●        With the Netherlands Prime Minister, the Netherlands Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Healthcare, Infrastructure and Water and Agriculture and Food Minister, along with a 220-member business delegation will also be the largest business mission in India so far.

Venezuela expels U.S. officials from protesting against sanctions
●        Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the removal of two top US diplomats on 22 May 2018 on Venezuela's widely condemned elections.
●        The President of Venezuela has ordered the Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Caracas to leave the country within 48 hours.
●        14 countries, including Argentina, Brazil and Canada, have withdrawn their ambassadors from the embassies in Caracas in protest of Nicolas Maduro's victory.

Current Affairs 23rd May 2018: AWARDS

Olga Tokarczuk of Poland received the Man Booker International Award
●        Poland's litterateur Olga Tokkzuk won the prestigious Man Booker International Award on May 22, 2018.
●        He was given this award for his fiction novel 'Fleets'.
●        Some other novels with 'flights' were also included in the race for the prize but Olga won the award, leaving behind all.

Current Affairs 23rd May 2018: SPORTS

AB de Villiers announces retirement from international cricket
 
●        South African legend AB de Villiers announced his retirement from international cricket on May 23, 2018.
●        De Villiers has played 114 Test matches, 228 ODIs and 78 T20 matches so far.
●        De Villiers, on his official Twitter handle, announced this through a video saying that I have made a big decision.

Current Affairs 23rd May 2018: RANKING

India ranked 145th in health related services: Lancet Report
●        As per the survey report recently released by Lancet, India is ranked number 145 in relation to health services.
●        In the survey conducted by Lancet in 195 countries, India is ranked 145th.
●        India is far behind China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan in this survey.
 

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Important Current Affairs 22nd May 2018

Important Current Affairs 22nd May 2018

Current Affairs 22nd May 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Formation of 'Black Panther' squad in Chhattisgarh


●        The 'Black Panther' squad was formed in Chhattisgarh. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh informed about the formation of 'Black Panther' on May 21, 2018.
●        This will be the specially trained commando force of Chhattisgarh police on the lines of Andhra Pradesh's famous greyhounds.
●        The 'Black Panther' squad has been formed to combat the Maoists.
 
 
NSE to cancel registration of 16 companies including Kingfisher
●        National Stock Exchange (NSE) has decided to cancel the registration of Vijay Mallya's company Kingfisher Airlines and Plethico Pharmaceuticals and 16 other companies by May 30.
●        NSE has decided this decision after the cancellation of registration of more than 200 companies by BSE on May 11, as the trading of their shares was suspended for more than six months.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Kishanganga hydropower project in Kashmir
●        On May 19, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 330 MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project in Bandipora district of Kashmir Valley.
●        Progress of this project was monitored by the Prime Minister's Office.
●        He inaugurated it from the Sher-E-Kashmir Convention Center at Dal Lake.
 

Nipah virus in Kerala
 
●        Recently Kerala State Health Department has confirmed the spread of Nipah virus in the state.
●        This virus has been confirmed by a team of doctors conducted by the blood and physical fluids of the victims.
●        Nipah virus was registered in Kerala Kozhikode district where both of the victims died.


MoU with 40 companies to promote mudra scheme
●        The Ministry of Finance has entered into an agreement with 40 big companies of the country to promote the mudra scheme and to increase the debt allocation to small entrepreneurs.
●        According to the finance ministry, all these units, including Flipkart, Swiggy, Patanjali and Amul, provide jobs to the people on a large scale.
 

ED crooks former director of Dabur property worth Rs 20 crores
●        Pradeep Barman, former director of the Dabur Group, has properties worth Rs 20.87 crores in the HSBC bank list, which was introduced in the list of black money abroad, hidden in abroad abroad.
●        The Enforcement Directorate said that he took the property while taking action under the Foreign Exchange Management Act.
●        It includes 50,000 tax-free bonds of HUDCO and IRSFC.

Central Government Announces Big Reforms In Aviation Sector
 
●        The central government has announced big reforms in the aviation sector to eliminate the arbitrariness of aviation companies .
●        Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Tuesday announced several hundred crores for air travelers.
●        With the introduction of Digitra for paperless travel, there is great relief on the cancellation charges.
●        Government has issued a draft passenger charter.
●        After approval from the cabinet they will be implemented.

 
50 well-known restaurants and burgers joints closed throughout the year
 
●        The past one year has been a trouble for the Restaurants industry.
●        For this reason, despite the increase in Consumer Sentiment and Consumption in Low Base, in the last 12 months, 50 well-known casual dining restaurants and hamburger joints have been closed in the country.

Current Affairs 22nd May 2018: DAYS AND DATES


International Biodiversity Day was celebrated all over the world
●        International Biodiversity Day was celebrated by United Nations on May 22, 2018.
●        The theme of the year 2018 is - Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity
●        Considering the importance of biodiversity in maintaining the natural and environmental balance, it was decided to celebrate Biodiversity Day as International Day.

Current Affairs 22nd May 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATION


The informal summit between Prime Minister Modi and Vladimir Putin
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi organized an informal summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on May 21, 2018 in Sochi City, Russia.
●        During this, Putin said that the relationship between India and Russia is very strong.
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin will further strengthen relations between the two countries.

Current Affairs 22nd May 2018: SCHEMES

Madhya Pradesh launches 'My MP Employment Portal'
●        Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan launched the 'My MP Employment Portal' on May 21, 2018 at Model School, Bhopal.
●        This Portal has been prepared by Madhya Pradesh Skill Development and Employment Generation Board under the Youth Empowerment Mission.
●        Through match-making, efforts have been made to bring employer companies and young people interested in employment, through the 'My MP Employment Portal'.

Current Affairs 22nd May 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

100 Indian Exporter in China's First Import Fair
 
●        At least 100 Indian Exporter will participate in China's first Import Fair in November this year .
●        These include Leather, Auto Components and Exporter of the Pharmaceuticals Sector .
●        China's import duty is aimed at increasing purchasing from overseas so that due to keeping trade surplus with many countries, there will be a slight reduction in criticisms of her.

Current Affairs 22nd May 2018: ECONOMY

SBI under deficit of Rs 7718 cr in December-March 2018 quarter
●        State Bank of India (SBI) , the country's largest public sector bank, had a net loss of Rs 7,718 crore in the fourth quarter of the last financial year.
●        SBI today announced its quarterly results
●        According to this, the non-performing assets ( NPA ) of the bank has also increased from Rs 177866 crore and 9.11 percent of the financial year 2016-17 to Rs 2,23,427 crore and 10.91 percent in the financial year 2017-18.
 

Food Safety's Central License not necessary up to 75 million turnover
 
●        Soon, food businessmen doing annual business up to Rs 20 lakh will be freed from the Food Safety License , while the state government will issue a license for those who make up to Rs 75 crore turnover .
●        Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has given theoretical clearance to fix rules of registration and licensing under the Food Security Act and the formalities will be completed soon.
 
Partners Group and Kedar Capital to buy vishal Mega Mart for 5500 crores
 
●        Private Equity Consortium of several entities, including Partners Group and Kedar Capital , agreed to buy Vishal Mega Mart, a veteran American private equity company, TPG Capital and Shriram Group of Chennai for Rs 5300-5500 crores.
 

Current Affairs 22nd May 2018: SPORTS

Lionel Messi won the fifth 'Golden Shoe'

●    Barcelona striker Lionel Messi won the European 'Golden Shoe' for the fifth time.
●    Messi's team Barcelona defeated Real Sociedad team 1-0 in the Spanish league match on Sunday night.
●    After winning this, Messi was awarded the 'Golden Shoe' award.

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Important Current Affairs 21st May 2018

Important Current Affairs 21st May 2018

Current Affairs 21st May 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

I.G.N.C.A. Organizing the seventh series of "Sanjari: one India-great India"

●    The Indira Gandhi National Center for the Art of Culture is organizing a successful "Sanjari: One India-great India Bharat" series starting from its 30th Foundation Day every month.

●    The Center has endeavored to provide the folk music of different parts of the country every month in its original form for the general audience in Delhi so that these folk music can maintain its existence and reach its original form till the new generation.

Vice President will lay the foundation stone of NIDM's Southern Campus building in Kondapavuluru village of Andhra Pradesh

●   Vice-President Shri Venkaiah Naidu will lay the foundation stone of Southern Campus Building of National Disaster Management Institute (NIDM) in Kondapavuluru village of Gannavaram Mandal in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday (May 22, 2018).

●   Minister of State for Home, Mr. Kiren Rijiju and other officials of the Central and State Government will be present in the function.

India Receives First Cargo of Adnoc Crude Oil for its Mangalore Strategic Petroleum Reserve

●    India received the first cargo of UAE's crude oil to fill one of the two safari cavities from the two strategic petroleum reserves (SPR) Kandra (Cavern) built in Mangalore by Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve Limited (ISPRL).

●   Earlier on May 12, Hon'ble Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan and the Minister of State (United States) of UAE and Abu Jaber, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Adnoc Group's Chief Engineer, M. Inspiration 'To 2 million barrels of crude oil, which was from Dubai's Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc).

Indian Railway's grand station, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj 130 years of terminus building

●   Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) has completed 130 years of its construction on May 20, 2018.

●    The headquarters building of the Central Railway, whose folk name is Victoria Terminus (now Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus), is an excellent example of architectural art.

●    Initially, there was a plan to establish GIP (Great Indian Peniculular) Railway Office in this grand house.

Railway Ministry and Rail Vikas Nigam Limited signed MOU for the financial year 2018-19

●   Railway Ministry and Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) signed the annual consent letter (MoU).

●    It has been done about the financial and non-financial goals of the MOU company.

●   Shri Rajnish Sahai, Secretary, Railway Board and Mr. S.C., Chairman and Managing Director, RVNL. Agnihotri today signed MoU at Rail Bhawan.

Notified general guidelines on quality assurance for official data

●    Keeping in view the need to ensure the high quality of the official data being created at all levels of the government, to maintain the faith of the general public in official or government data, the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation has given the Government of India the Gazette of 6th April, 2018 Notified in 'General Guidelines on Quality Assurance for Official Statistics' in Number 124 Are.

Current Affairs 21st May 2018: INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Gurusoch Kaur becomes the first turban female Sikh officer of New York Police

●   Gurusoch Kaur has been included as the first turbaned woman Sikh Assistant Police Officer in the US Department of the New York Police Department.

●    She is the first Indian woman to be appointed to this position.

●    The goal of recruiting them is to inspire others to include in the police and to develop a better understanding of Sikhism.

●    He graduated from New York City Police Academy this year.

Nicolas Maduro won the Venezuelan presidential election

●    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has won the presidential election again on May 21, 2018.

●   His opponents have rejected this election and demanded that elections be held again later this year.

●   National Election Council chief T. Lucena said 46.1 percent of the vote was cast in Venezuela's presidential election, which was much less than 80 percent of the last presidential election in 2013.

India is the sixth richest country in the world: report

●   India is the sixth richest country in the world according to a report released by the African Wealth Migration Review.

●    According to the report, India has got this position due to assets of US $ 8,230 billion.

●   According to the Asia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review, the US is at number one with assets of US $ 62,584 billion.

Current Affairs 21st May 2018: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Successful test of BrahMos missile for validity of service life extension

●   Today, at 10:40 a.m. successfully tested the BrahMos cruise missile from Integrated Testing Center (ATR) at Chandipur, Odisha.

●    This test was done to increase the service period of the BrahMos Cruise missile.

●  The tests of the missile were seen by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Brahmos scientists.

Dr. Harshavardhan will lead the Indian delegation at the mission-level Innovation Ministerial meeting.

●    Dr. Harshvardhan, Union Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Forest and Climate Change, will lead the Indian delegation in the Ministry of Innovation Ministerial Meeting that will be held in Malmo on 22-23 May, 2018.

●    Mission Innovation is a global platform for 23 countries and the European Union, which is designed to accelerate clean energy innovation through more government assistance, large public-private partnership and more global cooperation.

Russia launches nuclear power plant floating on water

●   Russia launches the world's first floating nuclear power plant on May 19, 2018

●   So far no country had such a technique.

●   Russia introduced it to sea in a port of Murmansk city. Its name is 'Academic Lomonosov'.

China launches satellite to study the second part of the moon

●    China recently launched a satellite for the purpose of establishing contacts between the Earth and the Chinese lunar exploration mission.

●    The purpose of this mission is to get as much information about the second part of the Moon.

●    The launch of this satellite was done with the help of the Long March-4C Rocket from the Shichang launch center present in the southwest area of the country.

Current Affairs 21st May 2018: DEFENSE

Home Minister attended the passing out parade of CRPF's 241 Bastariya battalion in Chhattisgarh

●   The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh today joined the passing out parade of CRPF's 241 Bastariya battalion in Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh.

●    Addressing the gathering on this occasion, the Home Minister appreciated the efforts of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the State Police to counter the Left extremism.

Bastaria Battalion built from local tribals included in CRPF

●    Awaited Bstria battalion of recruits Maoist-affected districts of chhattisgarh that went into service of the Central Reserve Police Force May 21 2018.

●    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh joined the passing out parade in Ambikapur district.

●    The specialty of the Bastaria battalion is that it includes the local tribals of this area.

Current Affairs 21st May 2018: SCHEME

Haryana Chief Minister announced the launch of Student Transportation Scheme

●   Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced that in order to bring and bring more than five girl students from educational institutions in the state, a student transport security scheme will be started.

●     A nodal officer related to transportation in each school and college will be appointed.

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Important Current Affairs 20th May 2018

Important Current Affairs 20th May 2018

Current Affairs 20th May 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Now the cosmetic products will have red and green signs as on foods
●        As the food items, the accessories used in cosmetics and toilets , such as face wash, soap, shampoo, and toothpaste will have symbol of brown / red or green dot.
●        This product will show a vegetarian or non-vegetarian source used in the manufacture .

India will go to WTO for import duty on steel and aluminum
 
●        On the issue of import duty on aluminum and steel, India has dragged Amorica into the WTO (World Trade Organization).
●        India has said that the US decision to impose import duty on these products will affect its exports.
●        This move of US is not in compliance with global business rules.

Government looking into proposals for clearing foreign chartered planes in one day
●        The government is considering a proposal of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation to reduce the time for allowing chartered planes to enter the country or leave the country for less than a day.
 
Harish Manwani appointed as independent director in Tata Sons
●        Hindustan Unilever Limited Non Executive Chairman Harish Manwani has been appointed as an independent director in Tata Sons.
●        Manwani, 64, has been the Global Chief Operating Officer of Unilever.
 
Rich Indians leaving country
●        By surrendering Indian passports,, the business of getting citizenship of places like Dominica, St. Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, St. Kitts, Malta or Cyprus is gaining ground.
●        Companies working in Dubai and other financial centers are engaged in this work.
●        These companies are looking for potential clients among India's wealth managers, tax practitioners and lawyers.
 
 
Times Bridge and The Weather Company of IBM comes together for special weather information for Indians.
●        Providing weather information based on relevant and scientific origin data in terms of locality in different climatic zones, adequate farming and multi-pronged seasons in India is a big deal.
●        The Weather Company is coordinating with the Times Group's resources to deal with this challenge.
 
Railway to run trains in North-Eastern
●        Indian Railways will work with five North Eastern states to connect the border areas of China, Myanmar and Bangladesh with a project of at least 40,000 crore rupees.
●        Railways is planning to connect the capitals of Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Nagaland in the next two years with the railways.
●        Under these projects, more than 1500 km long rail lines will be laid.
 
 
Tata Motors eyes 50% market share in CV segment
●        Tata Motors wants to acquire 50% market share again in the commercial vehicle category.
●        At the same time , the company wants to acquire at least 10% market share in Passenger Vehicle Segment .

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation of Asia's largest 'Zojila' tunnel
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Asia's longest Zojila tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir on May 19, 2018.
●        These tunnels will be built at a cost of approximately Rs 6,800 crore, which will be the longest two-way traffic facility in Asia.

Government will provide 2.5 lakh rupees for buying electric cars and bikes
●        The Central government will help up to 2.5 lakh rupees to buy electric cars by scrapping petrol or diesel cars.
●        At the same time, those who purchase electric two wheelers up to Rs 1.5 lakh will get subsidy of up to 30 thousand rupees.
 
Supreme Court Approves Central Government's draft plan in Cauvery Water Dispute Case
●        The Supreme Court approved the Central Government's draft on Cauvery Management Plan to ensure the smooth sharing of water sharing between the four states of South India situated on the banks of Kaveri on May 18, 2018.
●        The decision was passed by the Bench of Chief Justice Deepak Mishra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud.

Current Affairs 20th May 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

India can increase import duty on 20 US products
●        In the matter of raising the fee on steel and aluminum import of US, India has made preparations for the counter reply.
●        India has told the World Trade Organization that if the US does not take back the high fees imposed on steel and aluminum products, then India would increase the duty on 20 products including almonds, apples and special motorcycles from next month. 
●        India has said that the fee for these items is proposed to increase from 5 to 100 percent.
 

China to buy worth 200 billion dollars to eliminate business losses from USA
●        This attempt of China will probably end its business dispute with the US.
●        China has decided to buy  $ 200 billion to reduce trade deficit with the United States.

Current Affairs 20th May 2018: SPORTS

South Korea wins Women's Hockey Asian Champions Trophy
●        Indian women's hockey team defeated South Korea 0-1 in the Asian Champions Trophy final on Sunday.
●        South Korea, however, won the final as well as the first Asian Champions Trophies to name it.

Current Affairs 20th May 2018: ECONOMY

PNB denies giving details of Rs 13,000 crore scam
●        Public sector Punjab National Bank has refused to give information about the audit, which revealed the fraud of more than Rs 13,000 crore in the bank.
●        The bank says that giving this information may affect further investigation.

Lupine losses to 783 crore in March quarter
 
●        Giant pharmaceutical company Lupine has reported a net loss of Rs 783.54 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31.
●        The losses in the acquisition of this loss to the company and the liabilities associated with the company's second work in the US.
●        In the same quarter of the financial year 2016-17, the company had a net profit of Rs. 380.21.

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Important Current Affairs 19th May 2018

Important Current Affairs 19th May 2018

Current Affairs 19th May 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Vice President appeals to increase investment in agriculture


●        Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has suggested to the Center and various State Governments to increase the investment in agriculture and allied sectors so that the agriculture can become viable and attractive.
●        He was speaking to scientists, faculty members and research fellow at the National Agricultural Extension Management Institute (MAANGE) in Hyderabad today.
●        On this occasion Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana Mr. Muhammad Mahmood Ali and other dignitaries were also present.
 
Prime Minister dedicates Kishanganga hydroelectric power to the nation


●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today dedicated Kishanganga hydroelectric power to the nation at a ceremony in Srinagar.
●        He also laid the foundation stone of Srinagar Ring Road.
●        While addressing the masses, the Prime Minister recalled the various occasions during the last four years when he visited the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
 
IGNCA will organize Child Drama Workshop from 21st May to 21st of June.

●        The Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA) will organize a Children's Drama and Personality Development Workshop in partnership with Flight Drama Arts and Child Development Center from 21st May to 21st June 2018.
●        In this workshop, the children will be trained to increase their basic skills and dramatic skills.

'Green Good Deeds' started by Dr Harshwardhan received global recognition


●        Green Good Deeds has got the approval of the global community by the Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, to promote the environment and to promote good living.
●        At present, in the 4th BRICS Ministerial Meeting held in Durban, South Africa, Dr. Harshavardhan urged BRICS countries to jointly help in the development of a social movement to fight for the protection and protection of the environment.
 
'Rail Neer' Bottle banned in Rail Bhavan


●        In order to cut costs, the Railway Board has stopped bottled water ' Rail Neer ' at Rail Bhawan headquarters .
●        Officials have been told to clarify whether they have either recently taken water from the RO plant planted here or brought water from the bottle in the house.

Now Hindustan Petroleum Pumps will be able to lend petrol and diesel
●        Shriram Transport Finance Company (STFC) will now provide loans to the customers of petrol and diesel at the petrol pumps of Hindustan Petroleum.
●        It will be given on a digital basis.
●        In this regard, the two companies have signed an agreement.
 

New railway website will now refund counter ticket
●        If you have applied for a railway ticket refund , you will not need to go to the railway counters for the updated status.
●        You can get the latest refund information from the PNR number of the ticket.
●        This will show whether the refund is approved or not, and if it is done, the check or draft is ready or not, or it has been sent to your address.
 

Legal rights will be given to investors to bring foreign capital
●        India is working on such a framework, which will give a legal support to the Stable Foreign Investment Regime in the country.
●   This step will help in bringing more capital to the country.
●  The government believes that more foreign capital will be helpful in increasing employment opportunities and accelerating economic growth.
 
Government will help 11 public banks held in RBI's monitoring list
●        Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday assured all possible assistance for the strengthening of 11 public banks held under the immediate remedial action mechanism (PCA) of the Reserve Bank of India.
●        The central bank has kept them in the surveillance list to check the worsening financial health.
●        Under the PCA arrangement, banks have to face the restriction of distributing dividends and sending profit out of the bank.
 
IRCTC launches Agra tour in 540 rupees
●        IRCTC has offered an offer of Rs 540 for the Agra tour.
●        IRCTC has given information about these offers on their website, which can be taken as per their requirement.
●        According to IRCTC, if you take package of three people, then it will be 1620 rupees.
●        Not only this, in the name of the Half De Agra Tour, you will also get the facility of cab to take and leave from the railway station.
●        If you take a package of 2 people, then the price will be Rs 810 per person.
●        If you take the package alone, then you have to give only 1620 rupees.
 
 
BS Yeddyurappa resigns as Chief Minister of Karnataka
●        BS Yeddyurappa resigned from his post on May 19, 2018, two days after taking oath as Karnataka Chief Minister.
●        In the House, BJP did not have enough number of votes for the majority.
●        He left the post of CM for the third time.
●        This time his tenure remained only two and a half days.
●        The total period of his two previous tenures was three years and 71 days.
 
 
Tata Steel acquires Bhushan Steel
●        Bamnipal Steel Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Steel, has completed the acquisition of 72.65 per cent stake of Bhushan Steel Limited in May 18, 2018, under the bankruptcy act.
●        Tata Steel Limited had successfully billed the auction held for the Bhushan Steel Limited, trapped in debt.
 
 
Environment Ministry constitutes 19 teams for cleaning beaches and river banks
●        Keeping in mind the World Environment Day, 2018, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has formed 19 teams for cleaning the coastal areas, river banks and lakes.
●        Under this, 24 coastal coasts of 9 coastal states and 24 river banks of 19 states will be cleared.
●        In addition to the rivers listed, a special cleaning campaign will be run in Delhi to clean Yamuna river banks.
●        Some lakes and water bodies have also been identified for cleaning.

Current Affairs 19th May 2018: SCHEMES

300 million LED bulbs distributed under Ujala plan
●        Public Sector Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has distributed more than 300 million LED bulbs under the Ujala (Advanced Jyoti Bai Affordable LED Bulb For All) program.
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched this scheme in January 2015 and it is currently the world's largest LED distribution program.

Current Affairs 19th May 2018: ECONOMY

Patanjali Ayurveda targets 20,000 crores profit
 
●        Yoga Guru Ramdev, the brand ambassador of Patanjali Ayurveda, has targeted the company's annual earnings of 20,000 crores.
●        Patanjali, who started with a small pharmacy company, has now overturned FMCG well-known brands.
●        In 2016-17, its revenues crossed 10,000, while it was 500 million 6 years ago.
 

10 agreements signed between Haryana and UK
●        During the UK tour of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, 10 MoUs (MoUs) were signed.
●        These MoUs are estimated to invest about 1500 crore in the state and direct employment to one thousand people.
●        MOU has been signed with Birmingham University for research and collaborative activities in the agriculture sector, including Cold Energy.
 

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Important Current Affairs 18th May 2018

Important Current Affairs 18th May 2018

Current Affairs 18th May 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Infosys builds block chain based trade finance network

●    Infosys Limited has formed a blockchain based trade finance network with seven private sector banks.

●    Infosys Finacle Software Most Indian Banks Use In Their Operation

●    Infosys has created a trade network India Trade Connect on blockchain technology based in India with seven banks, including Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, South Indian Bank, Yes Bank, IndusInd Bank and RBL Bank.

Environment Ministry constitutes 19 parties for cleaning beaches and river banks

●    Keeping in mind the World Environment Day, 2018, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has formed 19 parties for cleaning the coastal areas, river banks and lakes.

●    Under this, 24 coastal coasts of 9 coastal states and 24 river banks of 19 states will be cleared.

Approval of e-SIM, Telecom Department issued guidelines

●    The Central Government approved the use of e-SIM in the country on May 18, 2018.

●    Now customers will not need to buy a new SIM when the mobile company changes.

●    A consumer will now be able to get 18 mobile connections.

Parcel cargo express train (PCET) connecting North East to west coast

●    In line with the central government's priority to provide connectivity facilities to the North

Eastern Region and empower local industries in this area, the North-East Frontier Railway has started operating the parcel cargo train connecting the North East to the western coast.

●    This train will run twice a month.

●    This 6 year contract has been leased from the railway.

Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of Zojila tunnel and ring road in Jammu and Srinagar

●    Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be involved in the program to start the work of Zojila Tunnel on Srinagar-Leh National Highway in Jive Stahl, Leh.

●    He will lay the foundation stone of Srinagar Ring Road and Jammu Ring Road in different programs at Sher-E-Kashmir International Conference Center (SKICC) in Srinagar and General Zorawar Singh Auditorium in Jammu.

Number of domestic airlines increased by 26% in April

●    The number of passengers flying from domestic airlines has seen an increase of 26.05% in April this year.

●    According to statistics, 1.15 million passengers flew from Domestic Airlines in April, while in April 2017, 91 lakh passengers took off.

●    As a result, all major airlines flew with more than 80% seats.

Current Affairs 18th May 2018: INTERNATIONAL NEWS

India participated in the meeting of Culture Ministers as a full time member for the first time

●    The Minister of State for Culture, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, led the Indian delegation to participate in the 15th meeting of the Culture Ministers of the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) held in Sanya, Hainan province on May 16 and 17, 2018.

●    India participated in the meeting of the Culture Ministers of SCO for the first time.

Elon Musk publicly made the information public on 'Loop' project

●    Elon Musk, owner of the famous Spacex company, recently shared the information on the 'loop' project and said that this project is about to expire and soon it will be started for the free demo for the common people.

●    A video was shared by Alan Musk on Instagram, in which the task of the tunnel was shown.

●    The Boring Company was founded by Elon Musk to explore the future of the tunnel in 2016.

WHO released the first essential diagnostic list

●    The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a list of necessary diagnostic lists for the diagnosis of common diseases and priority diseases.

●    This is the first such list released by the WHO.

●    The list also includes information about the WHO guidelines applicable for various types of diagnostics and it is reported that WHO prequalified products are available in a particular category or not.

Current Affairs 18th May 2018: Global NEWS

NMDC won S&P Platts Global Metal Award for 2018 in the Corporate Social Responsibility category

●    Public Undertaking NMDC Limited has received the S&P Platts Global Metal Award for the year 2018 in the Corporate Social Responsibility category.

●    The award was given to the company on May 17, 2018 at a function held in London.

●    NMDC has received this award among the 12 major companies in the world nominated for the award.

Current Affairs 18th May 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATION

India calls for fair use of resources in the fourth BRICS ministerial meeting in Durban

●    India today called for the fair use of resources among the concerns of the lack of resources and the lack of resources in the fourth BRICS Ministerial Meeting in Durban, South Africa.

●    Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Environment and Forests, said that due to lack of global commodity or stability at the present level, there is a demand for reduction of metabolic rates in the Asia-Pacific region, especially in India.

Policy Commission launches three-day 'Venture Capital Seminar 2018'

●    Initiative, the Policy Commission is organizing 'Venture Capital Seminar 2018' in collaboration with Vision India Foundation to strengthen economic relations between France and India.

●    Following the French President Emmanuel Macron's visit, France's 20 largest venture capital and private equity funds are coming to India in search of opportunities for investment.

Current Affairs 18th May 2018: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Ayush gets place in English language

●    The Scientific and Technical Terminology Commission has decided to adopt the word Ayush in Hindi and English for scientific and technical purposes.

●    Five traditional and complementary systems of medicine have been popularized in the form of acronym for Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy (Naturopathy), Greek, Siddha and Homeopathy.

Stars were made after 25 million years of Big Bang: Study

●    Scientists studying a galaxy located 13.28 billion light-years away from the Earth say that the early stars would have been created 25 million years after the creation of the universe.

●    This research has been published in Nature Magazine.

●    The universe was born of a great explosion called the Big Bang.

Current Affairs 18th May 2018: APPOINTEMENT

Harish Manwani appointed as independent director in Tata Sons

●    Hindustan Unilever Limited Non Executive Chairman Harish Manwani has been appointed as an independent director in Tata Sons.

●    Manwani, 64, has been the Global Chief Operating Officer of Unilever.

●    He has also lived in the board of directors of Qualcomm, Guilid Sciences, Nielsen Holdings, Whirlpool and the Economic Development Board of Singapore.

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Important Current Affairs 17th May 2018

Important Current Affairs 17th May 2018

Current Affairs 17th May 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh addressed the National Conference of Fisheries Ministers of the coastal states.

●  Hon'ble Union Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh addressed them in the meeting of the Honorable Fisheries Ministers of the coastal states to discuss the topic "Marine Fisheries".

●   India's average export rate in fish has been the highest in the world in the last decade with an increase of 14%.

●   Fish production in the country has increased 27% in 2014-18 compared to 2010-14.

Environment Ministry constituted 19 parties for cleaning coastal coasts, river banks and lakes in 9 coastal states

●   Given the World Environment Day, 2018, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has formed 19 parties for cleaning the coastal areas, river banks and lakes in the country.

●   There will be cleaning of 24 river banks of 9 coastal states (list enclosed) and 24 river banks of 19 states (list enclosed).

'Green Skill Development Program' to train 5.5 lakh youth by 2021

●   Dr. Harshvardhan, Union Forest, Environment and Climate Change, launched the Green Skills Development Program on 14th May 2018.

●   The objective of this program is to meet the increasing demand of skilled workforce for conservation of the environment.

Suresh Prabhu launches 'IP Nani' of intellectual property Muscat

●   Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu launched the symbol (Muscat) - IP Nani of National Property in a conference on National Intellectual Property Rights Act in New Delhi on May 16, 2018.

●   During the function, Suresh Prabhu also launched anti piracy video.

●   Amitabh Bachchan plays the role in this video.

B. S. Yeddyurappa sworn in as chief minister of Karnataka for the third time

●  BJP Legislature Party leader BS Krishna in Karnataka Yeddyurappa took oath as Chief Minister on May 17, 2018.

● Governor Vajubhai Vala had a strong presence in the Raj Bhawan between BS and BS. Yeddyurappa swore the oath B. S. Yeddyurappa has been the chief minister of Karnataka for the third time.

Clean survey 2018 report: Indore is the cleanest city in the second year

●  Results declared under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan under the survey conducted on May 16, 2018.

●  Indore was declared the cleanest city for the second time in this year's survey results, while in the category of capital, Mumbai got first place in the country in terms of sanitation.

killing of 2,39,000 girls every year in India: Lancet Report

●  According to the report released by the international research institute The Lancet on May 15, 2018, there are 2,39,000 newborn girls killed every year due to gender discrimination in India.

●   According to the report of Lancet, girls are being killed due to neglect as a result of priorities of society for the children in India.

●   This report was published by the researchers in The Lancet Medical Journal.

Formation of Directorate General of Trade Measures (DGTR) in the Department of Commerce

●   Department of Commerce has formally issued notification for the formation of Directorate General of Trade Measures in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

●   Hon'ble Minister of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Suresh Prabhu has given its approval to the proposal for the formation of DGTR in the Department of Commerce after the amendment in the Indian Government (Business Allocation) Rules, 1961, in this context on May 7.

Current Affairs 17th May 2018: INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Killing of 2,39,000 girls every year in India: Lancet Report

●        According to the report released by the international research institute The Lancet on May 15, 2018, there are 2,39,000 newborn girls killed every year due to gender discrimination in India.

●        According to the report of Lancet, girls are being killed due to neglect as a result of priorities of society for the children in India.

●        This report was published by the researchers in The Lancet Medical Journal.

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was celebrated all over the world

●   World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was celebrated on May 17, 2018 all over the world.

●   Awareness is created in the public about the benefits of information and communication technology on this day.

●   Theme of 2018 is - Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for everyone.

WHO released Replacement Guide to End Trance Fat Acid from Foods by 2023

●   World Health Organization released the Replace Guide on May 15, 2018.

●   Its aim is to eliminate trans fat acids from food items by 2023.

●  According to the World Health Organization, more than 5,00,000 people die every year from heart diseases caused by trans fat.

China launches first investment fund dedicated to India

●  A government bank in China has launched the country's first public-funded investment fund dedicated to India.

●   Due to the possibility of developing at the rate of tenth digit, the Indian market offers the best investment opportunities for China's investors.

●   The name of the new investment fund is - Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) Credit Suisse India Market Fund.

By 2028 Delhi will be the world's most populous city: UN report

●   According to the new UN estimates, around 2028, Delhi is likely to be the world's most populous city.

●   According to the United Nations, by 2050, India's contribution to the world's urban population is expected to be the highest.

Current Affairs 17th May 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATION

10 agreements signed between Haryana and UK

●   During the UK tour of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, 10 MoUs (MoUs) were signed during the visit.

●   These MoUs are estimated to invest about 1500 crore in the state and direct employment to one thousand people.

●   MOU has been signed with Birmingham University for research and collaborative activities in the agriculture sector, including Cold Energy.

Current Affairs 17th May 2018: APPOINTMENT

Famous artist and sculptor Shri Uttam Pacharan appointed regular chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi

●   The President has appointed a regular chairman of the Lalit Kala Akademi to repel Mr. Uttam Pushing.

●   Wreaths are famous artists and sculptors.

●   He is respected far and wide in the field of art and has lived in various important positions.

Current Affairs 17th May 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Scientists claim to transplant memory

●   A recent research by a group of scientists has claimed that they have taken Yadshast from an organism and implanted in another organism.

●   This team of scientists has said that the yardstick present in our brain is kept in the genetic code which can also be called memory soup.

●   It was removed from a snail and successfully implanted in other snails.

Current Affairs 17th May 2018: SPORTS

Shashank Manohar again elected Chairman of International Cricket Council

●   Shashank Manohar has again been elected the independent chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

●   He was elected unopposed for the second term.

●   Shashank Manohar was elected the independent chairman of the ICC for the first time in 2016.

● In the last two years Manohar made several important improvements in the game. They overturned the 2014 resolution.

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Important Current Affairs 16th May 2018

Important Current Affairs 16th May 2018

Current Affairs 16th May 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

For obtaining pension, Aadhar is not mandatory: Central Government

●    The central government has clarified that it is not mandatory for central government employees to get Aadhaar card for getting pension.

●    In the 30th meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies, Minister of State for Personnel, Jitendra Singh shared the information.

Clean survey 2018 report: Indore is the cleanest city for second year

●    Results declared under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan under the survey conducted on May 16, 2018.

●    Indore was declared the cleanest city for the second time in this year's survey results, while in the category of capital, Mumbai got first place in the country in terms of sanitation.

●    A cleanliness survey was conducted in more than 4,000 cities across the country.

President gave National Geophysical Prizes

●    President Shri Ramnath Kovind presented the National Geophysical Prize in New Delhi today (May 16, 2018).

●    On this occasion the President said that India is one of the fastest growing major economies in the world. Our gross domestic product (GDP) and macro-development processes will increase in the coming decades.

●    This increase in the economy will result in the development of mining and mineral sector.

Approval of the constitution of Central University in Andhra Pradesh

●    The central cabinet approved the formation of the central university to be built in Janathaluru village in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh.

●    This University will be known as Central University, Andhra Pradesh.

●    For the first phase of construction of world school, a provision of Rs. 450 crore has been made.

Cabinet approves setting up of new AIIMS in Jharkhand’s Deoghar

●    Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Deoghar in Jharkhand.

●    An amount of Rs.1103 crores has been approved for the project and it will be set up under the AIIMS Prime Minister's Health Protection Scheme (PMSAY).

●    In AIIMS Devgarh, there will be a 750-bed hospital and Trauma Center facilities.

Approval of opening of National Mental Health Rehabilitation Institute in Bhopal

●    The Union Cabinet has approved the opening of the National Mental Health Rehabilitation Institute (NIMHR) in Bhopal.

●    This institution will be set up under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 as a society under the Disabled Public Empowerment Department.

●    In the first three years, this project is estimated to cost 179.5 million rupees.

●    It includes non-recurring expenditure of 128.54 crores and recurring expenditure of Rs. 51 crores.

CIPAM-DIPP organized a conference on national intellectual property policy

●    Under the Industrial Policy and Promotion Department (DIPP) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, IPR Promotion and Management Cell (CIPAM) is organizing a conference in New Delhi today to commemorate two years of national intellectual property law (IPR).

●    National intellectual property law was accepted by the Indian government in May 2016.

Current Affairs 16th May 2018: INTERNATIONAL NEWS

India is the third largest solar market in the world: report

●    India has emerged as the third largest market in solar energy in 2017.

●    India is behind China and America in terms of solar energy.

●    Marcom Communications India said this in a report.

International Rail Coach Expo organized by Integral Coach Factory Chennai

●    For the first time, the International Rail Coach Expo (IRCE) is being organized in ICF, RPF, Parade Ground, Chennai from 17th to 19th May, 2018 to focus on the set of rail coaches and trains.

●    Expo will introduce Rail Coach and equipment manufacturers to offer their own technology and products.

●    Under this roof, it will be a unique platform to bring different suppliers to one place and make coordination for Make in India.

Current Affairs 16th May 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATION

Oman India Joint Business Council members met the Prime Minister

●    A group of around 30 young businessmen from Oman called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

●    These businessmen are members of Oman India Joint Business Council.

●    These members shared their views on long history as well as mutual maritime relations between the two countries.

India and Morocco granted Memorandum of Understanding in the field of law

●    Between India and Morocco, has given its ex-approval for signing the Memorandum of Understanding for the purpose of exchanging their experiences and expertise in the field of law and lawmaking.

●    From the Memorandum, the lawyers, legal officers and law students will get an opportunity to discuss the issues related to law and justice in the seminars, seminars and workshops organized by officials of India and Morocco.

Cabinet approves MOU between India and Equatorial Guinea for cooperation in the field of medicinal plants

●    The Union Cabinet has approved the MoU between India and Equatorial Guinea with prior approval for cooperation in the field of medicinal plants.

●    Memorandum will give further boost to the field of medicinal plants between the two countries.

Approval of MoU on cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine between India and Swaziland

●    The Union Cabinet has approved its retrospective approval for the MoU between India and Swaziland for cooperation in the fields of health and medicine.

●    The Memorandum of Understanding was signed on April 9, 2018.

Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of conventional drug systems between

India and Colombia

●    The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Colombia to establish cooperation on traditional medicine systems of India.

●    This will propagate and spread the traditional medicines of India in Colombia.

Current Affairs 16th May 2018: ECONOMY

Approval of agreement for information exchange and assistance in collection of taxes related to taxes between India and Brunei Darussalam

●    Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the signing of the agreement and confirmation of the agreement for the exchange of information and assistance in the collection of taxes between India and Brunei Darussalam.

●    This agreement enables the competent authorities of India and Brunei Darussalam to provide assistance through the exchange of information and the implementation of domestic laws of both countries in relation to taxes and taxes.

Current Affairs 16th May 2018: OBITUARIES

Indian origin scientist E.C. George Sudarshan passes away

●    Senior physicist E.C. of Indian origin George Sudarshan passed away on May 13, 2018.

●    He was 86 years old.

●    In his family there are two children besides his wife Bhamati Sudarshan.

●    He was nominated nine times for the Nobel Prize for Physics.

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Important Current Affairs 15th May 2018

Important Current Affairs 15th May 2018

Current Affairs 15th May 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

President inaugurates 'Fourth Global Exhibition on Services' held in Maharashtra

●   President Shri Ramnath Kovind inaugurated the 'Fourth Global Exhibition on Services' organized in Mumbai today (May 15, 2018) and launched a portal on 12 top (Champion) areas of service sector.

●   On this occasion, the President welcomed nearly 500 international representatives from nearly 100 countries participating in this global exhibition.

Central Government will add 200 additional markets to e-comm.

●        The Government of India is working on the plan to include 200 other wholesale markets in the country.

●        In a statement issued by Agriculture Secretary SK Pattankar, it was stated that in the current session, these wholesale markets will be linked to online trade by joining e-NAAM.

'State Startup Ranking Framework 2018'

●   In order to increase competitiveness, the State and Union Territories will be encouraged to work actively towards promoting their start-up ecosystems by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) on February 6, 2018. The 'State Startup Ranking Framework' was launched.

●   Under this, motivating states / UTs to motivate them to learn good practices or methods from each other was also an important objective.

The number of members in Atal Pension Scheme crossed the 10 million mark

●   The completion of 3 years of the Atal Pension Scheme (APY) has exceeded the number of members of this scheme of 1 crore.

●   APY was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9th May, 2015 at a function held in Kolkata.

●   At present, the total number of members of the scheme is 1.10 crore.

JP Nadda inaugurated two day risk communication workshop

●   Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri J.P. Nadda inaugurated a two-day workshop on "Risk Dialogue During Public Health Emergencies" at Shimla.

●   In his inaugural address, Nadda urged public health officials to keep their dialogs simple and effective during the health care delivery.

Another search circular has been issued regarding the NRI marital disputes by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

●   The Integrated Nodal Agency (INA) decided to release another find circular (LOC) in its meeting organized today under the chairmanship of Secretary of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

●   The INA also recommended that the passport of the person concerned should also be seized / canceled under the provisions of Passport Act.

Ministry of Renewable Energy released National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

●   The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) released the National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy on May 14, 2018 in New Delhi.

●   Policy provides alternate source (AC) as well as for the integration of both energy sources, namely wind and solar at the Direct Current (DC) level.

India has the highest ban in the Internet on 2017-18: UNESCO report

●   The South Asia Press Freedom Report of the UNESCO International Federation of Journalists, 2017-18 was released.

●   This report said that incidents of closure of internet services around the world are increasing.

●   There was concern that such incidents were a threat to freedom of expression and press.

Bus service starts in Janakpur-Ayodhya under Ramayana Circuit

●   Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli inaugurated direct bus service between Janakpur and Ayodhya to promote pilgrimage in Nepal and India on May 11, 2018.

●   Between Ayodhya and Janakpur, about 493 km Is the distance.

Current Affairs 15th May 2018: INTENATIONAL NEWS

America transferred its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

●   According to the pre-declaration, the US moved its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

●   On this occasion, the inauguration ceremony of the American Embassy was held in Jerusalem.

●   Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner also joined the inaugural ceremony.

Turkey calls back ambassador to America, Israel

●   Turkey has called back its ambassadors from the US and Israel as opposed to the Donald Trump Administration's decision to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

●   Israeli security forces had killed 59 Palestinians during heavy protests on Monday on the Gaza border.

Current Affairs 15th May 2018: ECONOMY

Foreign Trade of India: April 2018

●   During April, 2018, exports in dollar terms reached an impressive level of US $ 25.91 billion, registering an increase of 5.17 percent compared to April, 2017.

●   Similarly, during April-2018, exports in rupee terms reached an increase of 7.01 per cent to Rs 17,0052.96 crore compared to April, 2017.

Google India will pay ad income tax : Income Tax Appellate Tribunal

●   Income tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has paid the company's advertising income to Google Ireland Ltd. In the case of sending, the income tax department's notice of tax demand has been right.

●   The Bengaluru bench of ITAT upheld the tax department's order in the order of 331 pages that such payment is royalty and hence it becomes a matter of cancellation of tax on the under-tax (source tax deduction).

NALCO signed MoU with the Indian government for the financial year 2018-19

●   National Aluminum Company Limited (NALCO), the flagship and public sector Navratna company of Aluminum sector, has signed an MoU with the Government of India, setting a revenue target of Rs 9,350 crore for the financial year 2018-19.

●   This revenue target is 15 percent higher than the previous year.

Current Affairs 15th May 2018: DEFENSE

Announcement of the annual mental health examination of the jawans by the BSF

●   BSF (Border Security Force) announced the annual mental health examination of the jawans.

●   So far only the annual physical test was taken to detect the health of the jawans.

●   BSF has prepared a set of guidelines in which the timing of their entertainment has been ensured.

Army Hospital (R & R) celebrates International Nurses Day

●   Army Hospital (R&R) Delhi Cantt celebrates International Nurses Day today.

●   Chief guest, Commandant Army Hospital (R & R), Lieutenant General U.K. Sharma said that Nurse is a very important member of the health service team and she has a significant contribution in the patient's recovery process.

Summer adventure camp in Air Force Station Hindon

●   Summer courage camp was organized from 12 to 15 May, 2018 for children and their families in Air Force Station, Hindon.

●   The camp was organized to fill the spirit of courage, companionship and self-discipline among the participants.

●   A total of 600 personnel, including Air Force warriors and their families, were organized such as Microlite Flying, Power Hand Gliding, Parasailing, Rapalging, Jorbing, Go Karting and Swimming.

Current Affairs 15th May 2018: SPORTS

Roberto Mancini will be Italian's new coach

●   Roberto Mancini has agreed to be the head coach of Italy's football team and according to the reports, he will sign an agreement with the Italian Football Federation on Tuesday.

●   Manchester City's 53-year-old Manchini resigned as coach of Zenit St. Petersburg on Sunday.

●   He said that he is now free to talk with Italy.

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Important Current Affairs 14th May 2018

Important Current Affairs 14th May 2018

Current Affairs 14th May 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Human and Disaster Relief Seminars: Western Air Command Headquarters

●  On 14th May 2018, the headquarters of the Western Air Command located in Subroto Park, Delhi, organized a seminar on humanitarian and disaster relief.

●  This seminar was organized to focus on effective measures to deal with the situation of human and disaster relief in the northern region of India.

●  Besides the Indian Air Force in the seminar, the Secretary-level delegation from Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir is participating.

J.P. Nadda chaired the MOU signing ceremony with states to implement PMRSSM

● Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Shri J.P. Nadda presided over the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the four states-Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Union Territory of Chandigarh to implement the Ayushman Indo-Prime Minister National Health Security Mission in the northern state regional workshop located in Shimla today.

Approval of central assistance of Rs 1,161.17 crore for Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Rajasthan and Union Territory Lakshadweep

●  In the meeting of the High Level Committee, under the chairmanship of the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, approved central assistance of Rs 1,161.17 crore for Assam Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Rajasthan and Union Territory of Lakshadweep.

Sexual harassment prevention committees should be constituted in all the courts of the country: Supreme Court

●  The Supreme Court has directed all courts in the country to constitute sexual harassment prevention committees within two months.

●  The Supreme Court has said that the High Court should ensure setting up of sexual harassment prevention committees in the courts and subordinate courts within the stipulated period.

Telecom Department approves merger of Telenor India and Bharti Airtel

●  On 14th May 2018, the Department of Telecommunications approved the merger of Telenor India and Bharti Airtel.

●  This is a big and important merger in the Indian telecom industry.

●  The Department of Telecom wanted that these companies should deposit approximately Rs. 1700 crores as security deposit.

Cabinet shuffle

●  The present government has made major changes in the Cabinet Ministers Department on May 4, 2018.

●   Among these ministers are prominent names like Smriti Irani, Piyush Goyal, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.

●   Smriti Irani has been released from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

●   Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has been given additional charge of the Finance Ministry.

●  Rajyavardhan Rathore has been given the responsibility of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Women can complain of domestic violence even after divorce: Supreme Court

●  The Supreme Court recently said that even after breaking the marital relationship and divorce, a woman can register a complaint under the domestic violence law against the excesses being made by her ex-husband.

●  The Supreme Court refused to intervene in this order by an order of the Rajasthan High Court, commenting on this.

Rape And acid attack victims will get compensation: Supreme Court

●  The Supreme Court has approved the plan to compensate rap and acid attack victims.

●  The National Legal Services Authority has fixed the amount of compensation to provide financial assistance to women suffering from heinous incidents like sexual harassment and acid attack.

●  After consultation with the Central Government, the Authority has prepared a plan to provide minimum compensation of 5 to 7 lakh rupees.

Current Affairs 14th May 2018: INTERNATIONAL NEWS

China launches first indigenous aircraft carrier 'Type 001A' test

●  China has lifted its first indigenous aircraft carrier 'Type 001A' from Dalian Port in the sea for testing on May 13, 2018.

●  It is considered to be a big step for China to strengthen the army and build on the disputed maritime terrain.

●  This battleship will have to undergo various tests and tests for about six months, after which it will be included in the navy.

Current Affairs 14th May 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATION

Vice President signed five agreements

●  Vice President said that during the visit, five MoUs and MoUs were signed during the visit.

●  These are the training of diplomats and teachers of English in Guatemala; Apart from exemption of visa for diplomatic, official and embassy-related passport holders of India and Panama, work plan for cooperation in agricultural research and cooperation with Peru were in cooperation in the field of innovative and innovative energy.

Current Affairs 14th May 2018: DEFENSE

Indian Army Approves Weapon Production Project of Rs. 15,000 Crore

●  A project of Rs.15, 000 crores has been approved for the production of ammunition of arms and tanks at the domestic level by the Indian Army.

●  Now the production of ammunition will be made in India and it can be made available according to the army's requirement.

Current Affairs 14th May 2018: Economy

Punjab National Bank to list PNB MetLife for fundraising

●  Punjab National Bank has started working on the plan to get the PNB MetLife Insurance Company to be listed on the stock exchanges.

●  The move to sell the stake to the badly affected PNB company in this scam may help to raise the capital.

Indians in the forefront of sending money from abroad

●  India is the world's leading nation in terms of receiving money from abroad.

●  Migrant workers in the country sent 69 billion US dollars in foreign countries to India in 2017

●  According to the report, $ 256 billion was sent from abroad in the Asia Pacific region.

RBI bans Dena Bank from issuing loans and giving jobs

●  Reserve Bank of India has directed the public sector Due Bank to stop providing new loans and new jobs to the debt wraps.

●  This decision was taken by the RBI under 'Quick Corrective Action'.

Current Affairs 14th May 2018: OBITUARIES

Famous Hindi Literary Balkavi Bairagi dies

●  One of the senior and popular literary figures of India, Balkavi Bairagi passed away on May 13, 2018 in Madhya Pradesh.

●  He was 87 years old.

●  They were quite popular on Hindi poetry forums.

●  He breathed his last in his native place in Manasa, Madhya Pradesh.

Current Affairs 14th May 2018: SPORTS

Roberto Mancini will be Italian's new coach

●  Roberto Mancini has agreed to be the head coach of Italy's football team and he will sign an agreement with the Italian Football Federation on Tuesday.

●  Manchester City's 53-year-old Manchini resigned as coach of Zenit St. Petersburg on Sunday.

●  He said that he is now free to talk with Italy.

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