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Important Current Affairs 13th May 2018

Important Current Affairs 13th May April 2018

Current Affairs 13th May 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

ICAI issued notice to Multinational Auditing Companies

●   The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has issued notices to many units of multinational auditing companies of Indian units.

● The institute has sought information from companies such as Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Grant Thornton and BDO about their corporate structures, investments and revenues.

The President paid tribute to Mr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed on his birth anniversary

●   President Shri Ram Nath Kovind today paid tribute to Mr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed on his birth anniversary (May 13, 2018) in the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

●   The President and President of Rashtrapati Bhavan offered floral tributes to the statue of Mr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed.

Madhya Pradesh will be declared as ODF by October this year: CM

●   Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan has announced that the state will be declared as open defecation state (ODF) in open till the Gandhi Jayanti this year.

●   This means that the state will become ODF one year before the national deadline of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, 2 October, 2019.

Gadkari to inaugurate two national highways in Punjab tomorrow

●   Union Road Transport, Highways, Shipping, Water Resources and Ganga Conservation Minister, Shri Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the 4 lane National Highway -15 Amritsar in Bathinda, Bathinda and National Highway 64 from Zirakpur from Amritsar, and the National Highway-144B Project. Two-lane Munak-Jhalkal-Budalana will lay the foundation of the block.

●   The National Highway-175 of 175 kilometers is completed in 24 months with a cost of Rs 2893 crore.

Government preparing for a firm definition for effective action on mask companies

●   To regulate the companies running only paper, the government wants to set a definition of 'mask companies' so that such companies can be found guilty in the courts.

●   In the recent months many 'mask companies' involved in money laundering and other financial irregularities have challenged the action against themselves.

RBI's 'prompt corrective action' against Dena Bank

●   Reserve Bank of India has initiated "prompt corrective action" against the public sector Dena Bank in view of the large debt trapped position.

●   Under this, he has banned the bank from offering new loans and giving new jobs.

●   On Friday, the bank had informed that due to non-performing assets, its loss in the March quarter increased to Rs 1,225.42 crore.

Current Affairs 13th May 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATION

Army Chief will visit Sri Lanka

●   Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat will be on an official visit to Sri Lanka from May 14 to May 17, 2018

●   General Bipin Rawat will be the first visit to Sri Lanka.

●  During the visit, he will meet with Sri Lanka's most senior political leaders and military officials.

Current Affairs 13th May 2018: SPORTS

Petra Kvitova won third Madrid Open title

●   Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova captured the Madrid Open title for the third time in a record

●   Kvitova has become the first woman player to win this title three times.

●   World number-10 Kvitova defeated Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands in the women's singles category final.

Current Affairs 13th May 2018: ECONOMY

Vijaya Bank announces Reliance Naval loan as NPA

●   Public sector Vijaya Bank has declared the loan account of Reliance Naval and Engineering, led by Anil Ambani Group, for the March quarter.

●   Earlier this company was named Pipavav Defense and Offshore Engineering.

●   Anil Ambani Group acquired it in 2016 and named it Reliance Defense and Engineering.

Air India revenues up by 20 per cent in March-April

●   Air India's Revenue was 20 per cent in March-April 2018, and a Root Review has begun to increase the flight hours of each aircraft for the new trip.

●   This information was given by the airline chairman and managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola.

●   He said that the focus of the airline is on increasing the operational efficiency in the domestic and international sectors.

Walmart could invest $ 3 billion in Flipkart

●   Within a year of buying 77 percent stake in the country's largest e-commerce company, Wal-Mart can invest up to $ 3 billion ($ 2 trillion) and invest in it.

●   In Flipkart, he wants to increase the stake to 85 percent.

Current Affairs 13th May 2018: INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Donald Trump instructed to increase prices of drugs exported to other countries

●   President Donald Trump has instructed to fix the price of medicines given to other countries.

●   Explaining the reasons, he said that these medicines are made at the expense of US research and development, but other countries are given at a very low price which is not good.

●   The impact of the trump policy on reducing the cost of drugs in the US may also be on the Indo-US bilateral relations, as the US industry was against reducing the cost of drugs in India.

Jio complaint against Airtel for Apple Watch service

●   Reliance Jio has filed complaints against Bharti Airtel in the Department of Telecommunications.

●   It has been alleged that Airtel is offering e-SIM services at Apple Watch Series 3 which is a violation of the license rules.

●   Jio has demanded immediate closure of this service.

Walmart can bring Flipkart's IPO

●   Wal-Mart Inc., the leading American company of retail chains, can launch Flipkart 's Initial Public Offerings (IPO), after which the investors will open the way.

●   Walmart can do such a deal only after four years of completion. In the previous week, Walmart had announced to buy 77% stake in Flipkart.

In the first quarter of 2018, Samsung overtook Apple

●   In the first quarter of the year 2018, smartphones sales have declined by 6.3% over the year-on-year basis, which is the biggest drop in any quarter now.

●   At the same time, Samsung has topped the European market by selling more than 1.5 million smartphones, while Apple is at second place.

Facebook preparing to launch cryptocurrency

●   Facebook is considering issuing its crypto captions.

●   Facebook has more than two billion users worldwide and launching a crypto can allow users to pay using virtual currency like bitcoin.

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Important Current Affairs 12th May 2018

Important Current Affairs 12th May April 2018

Current Affairs 12th May 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Artificial Intelligence module will show the flaws in the kitchen of the rail

●  Indian Railway Tourism and Catering Corporation (IRCTC) has developed a unique technique to save the taste of the passengers .

●  It has been named Artificial Intelligence module, which will provide information about food shortcomings through CCTV footage.

South-west monsoon will knock on 28 May in Kerala: SkyMet

●   South-West Monsoon will knock Kerala on May 28, four days before its scheduled time.

●   Weather agency SkyMate, forecasting the weather, told Saturday that the monsoon will reach the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on May 20, and on May 24 it will grow towards Sri Lanka and then further east-Bay of Bengal.

Modi will lay the foundation stone of Zojila tunnel on May 19

●   Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 19, the founder of Zojila Pass, built to go to Ladakh in all seasons of the year from the Kashmir Valley.

●   Due to bad weather, the contact with the valley ends in Ladakh, this problem will end after the nearby construction.

●   Along with this, Zojila pass strategically is very important in terms of border security.

Collegium agreed on the name of Joseph

●   The Supreme Court Collegium meeting was held and the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court, KM Joseph, was re-sent to the government for the Supreme Court Judge, unanimously agreed to the judges.

●   Theoretically the members of all the Collegium are unanimous about sending Justice Joseph again.

● The Central Government had referred their names to the Collegium for a second consideration.

Customs and postal department organized the first joint conference to rationalize imports and consider export by post

●  Indian Customs and Indian Postal Department organized the first joint conference to rationalize imports and discuss export by post in New Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan yesterday.

●   Customs Commissioners of all the States having Foreign Post Offices (FPOs) were present on this occasion with their equivalent postmaster generals.

Under the Smart City Scheme, BSNL gets Rs 150 crore work

●   Union Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha has said that BSNL has got the work of Rs 150 crore under Smart City project and also has many big and better opportunities in the near future.

●   Sinha said that apart from this, he has also a network of Fiber to the Home (FTTH) project of delivering Optical Fiber to Network for Spectrum (NFS) and households. It will also benefit him.

Under the National Gokul Mission, a Himmat Semen Center is being set up in Muranga of Purnea

●   The Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh laid the foundation stone of the Himmat Semen Center in Purnea. He said that the establishment of the Himit semen center should be done at the cost of Rs. 64 crores under National Gokul Mission with 100% contribution from the Central Government.

●   In this 20 million rupees have already been released.

●   At present, artificial fertilization is being done by COMFED (Sudha) in Bihar.

JP Nadda organized a high level meeting on mosquito-borne diseases in Delhi

●  After a high level review meeting on the condition of mosquito-borne diseases with 20 local states in the country, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Shri J. P. Nadda made preparations for various agencies to protect and manage mosquito-borne diseases in the national capital here today. Presided over a meeting to review.

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting will set up a dedicated web portal to promote audio visual services in India.

●   The Film Sugarization Office is in the process of setting up a dedicated web portal which will disseminate information on services available in India for filming locations and post-production / post-production services.

●   Accordingly, the portal will prove to be helpful for the companies that seek permission to shoot in India, the expected production companies, the potential benefits and the overview of various locations in India.

Current Affairs 12th May 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATION

Peru sign MoU for cooperation in renewable energy sector

●   Peru's top leadership has acknowledged that their country needs to learn a lot and benefit from the successful saga in different regions of India.

●   At Lima, on May 11, 2018, on completion of 55 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries, it resolved to significantly increase trade relations with India.

Current Affairs 12th May 2018: SPORTS

Rafael Nadal broke John McEnroe's 34-year-old record

●   World number one tennis player Rafael Nadal has continued his best performance and broke the 34-year-old record in the Madrid Open.

●   Rafael Nadal defeated Argentina's Diego Schwartzman in the pre-quarterfinals to enter the final-8.

●   Spain's 31-year-old tennis player Nadal defeated Diego in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.

Current Affairs 12th May 2018: Reports and Ranking

India at sixth position in the trade optimism index

●   In the first quarter of 2018, India remained sixth in the Global Business Optimism Index released as part of Grant Thornton's International Trade Report.

●   India has been at the top of the list for four years, but this figure stands at sixth place this year.

●   This report has been prepared based on the results of survey of 2,500 businesses in 37 economies.

●   The top five states in the report are Austria, Finland, Indonesia, Netherlands and the US.

Current Affairs 12th May 2018: INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accepted Pakistan’s hand in Mumbai attack

●  Nawaz Sharif, facing Pakistan's former PM and currently allegations of corruption, has admitted that Pakistani terrorists had a hand in the Mumbai attack.

●   This acceptance of Nawaz Sharif has also ended the claim of Pakistan that he has been subjected to accusations of raising terrorists.

●   Nawaz has admitted in an interview that terror organization in his country is active.

Walmart can bring Flipkart's IPO

●   Wal-Mart Inc., the leading American company of retail chains, can launch Flipkart's Initial Public Offerings (IPO), after which the investors will open the way.

●   Walmart can do such a deal only after four years of completion.

●   In the previous week, Walmart had announced to buy 77% stake in Flipkart.

Current Affairs 12th May 2018: APPOINTMENT

Keshav Yadav of Uttar Pradesh will be next Chief of Youth Congress

●   Keshav Chand Yadav, the OBC face coming from Deoria of UP, has been given the command of Youth Congress while Srinivasa B. Venkatesh, who came from Karnataka, has been made the national vice president.

●   Yadav Punjab MLA Amarinder Singh will replace Raja Barar.

●   On Thursday, Gandhi gave him the command of Youth Congress.

Current Affairs 12th May 2018: DAYS AND DATES

President addresses international nurse day celebrations

●   President Shri Ram Nath Kovind participated in the International Nurses Day celebrations organized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in New Delhi today (May 12, 2018) and addressed them.

●   On this occasion the President said that International Nurses Day is an opportunity for the entire nursing community to recall Florence Nightingale and renewing its commitment to their ideals.

●   Florence Nightingale established nursing as a service to humanity.

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Important Current Affairs 11th May 2018

Important Current Affairs 11th May April 2018

Current Affairs 11th May 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Coal India has created a transfer-posting policy to enhance the skill of the officers.

●    Coal India has decided to transfer nearly 20,000 executives every five years.

●    The company believes that this will increase the efficiency of the officers and also the fear of their collusion with outsiders.

●    Under this policy of Coal India, on an average, 4000 officers will be transferred each year.

41.6% of newborns in India breastfeed within one hour of birth: UNICEF

●    According to a report released by UNICEF on May 10, 2018, only 41.6% of children in India are able to drink mother's milk in one hour of birth.

●    This report says that in the past years, 95% of India's children used to breastfeed.

●    UNICEF cited India's National Family Health Survey (NFHS) data, saying that 54.9% of children breastfeed for about 2.9 months from birth in India.

ICF gave new look to LHB air-conditioned coaches

●   As part of the Rail Coach Design Innovation Plan, the production unit Integral Coach Factory (ICF), under the Ministry of Railways, has arranged an unbroken window by placing extra glass on vertical columns in the LACCN (LHB3 Tier AC) coach.

●    This will make the air-conditioned coach look attractive and look beautiful from outside.

●   Provision of uninterrupted window will be made in all air-conditioned sections in phase bound manner.

Center launches Digital India internship scheme

●    The Central Government has started the 'Digital India Internship' program for young people studying in technical studies.

●    The purpose of this program is to give them the opportunity to experience the transition through digital India and the process of government functioning.

●    Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated a portal for digital India internship on May 09, 2018.

Government announces measures to help sugar cane farmers

●    The Central Government has announced several measures for the payment of arrears of sugarcane farmers.

●    The Government has announced the assistance of Rs 5.50 per quintal for the Perai Season 2017-18 for the assistance of sugar mills.

●    Keeping in mind the interests of farmers, the government increased the import duty on sugar from 50 percent to 100 percent.

Munjal-Burman hits the race for the acquisition of Fortis Healthcare

●    After a tough fight, the board of Fortis Healthcare approved the proposal for joint acquisition by Sunil Kant Munjal of Hero Enterprises and the Barman family of Dabur Group.

●    TPG Supported Manipal Hospitals, IIH Healthcare and Radiant Lifecare - KKR were also in the race for the acquisition of Fortis Healthcare.

Naval Commanders Conference concludes

●    First Biennial Naval Commanders Conference concludes 2018 today

●    Discussion on wide topics was discussed at this four-day conference.

●    The conference was inaugurated by the Defense Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman.

●    In his address, Mrs. Sitharaman said that Indian Navy is a power in the India-Pacific region.

Current Affairs 11th May 2018: INTERNATIONAL NEWS

US announces new sanctions on Iran

●    The US Treasury Department on May 10, 2018, prohibited six Iranian people from being allegedly linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

●    Along with this, three commercial companies have also been announced to impose economic sanctions.

●    One day earlier, the US had separated themselves from the nuclear deal in 2015.

Current Affairs 11th May 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATION

Policy Commission welcomes Walmart-Flipkart deal of $ 16 billion

●    Policy Commission Deputy Chairman Rajiv Kumar today said that the Walmart-Flipkart deal of 16 billion US dollars (1.05 lakh crores) will have a good effect on foreign investment in India.

●    He also said that this deal is in line with India's Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) norms.

●    Wal-Mart Corporation has announced the acquisition of 77 percent stake in Flipkart, which is the biggest deal in e-commerce.

India and Panama signed two agreements

●    India and Panama signed a Memorandum of Agreement on Visa for diplomatic and official passport holders on May 09, 2018.

●    In addition, the two countries have also signed the agreement for cooperation in the field of agriculture.

●   These agreements were signed in the presence of Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu in Panama City and President Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez of Panama.

Signing 7 agreements between India and Myanmar

●    Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj met Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during her visit to Myanmar on May 11, 2018.

●    In this meeting, seven agreements signed between India and Myanmar were signed.

●    During this visit Prime Minister Modi's review of the decisions taken during the visit of September, 2017 was reviewed.

●    Here he also meets the Commander-in-Chief of the Army Force and Senior General Min Aung Hyang.

Current Affairs 11th May 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Inauguration of Indian Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival 2018

●   Inauguration session of Indian Pavilion was organized in Cannes Film Festival in 2018 in France.

●    This year the agenda of India's delegation is to showcase the diversity in our country's films and to increase cooperation with various other countries.

Current Affairs 11th May 2018: ECONOMY

India's growth rate will be 7.3% this year: Fitch

●   Rating agency Fitch has said that India's economy will grow at 7.3 percent growth in this fiscal year.

●   This year it will increase to 7.5 percent next year.

●  According to Fitch, India's economy will achieve this momentum of development after reaching the pre-natal ban on money supply and the problems arising from GST have ended.

Maldives Special Economic Zone (EEZ) joint monitoring

●   Indian Navy's Offshore Monitoring Ship (NOPV) Sumedha has been deployed for joint monitoring of the EEZ of the Maldives from 9th to 17th May, 2018.

●    This deployment has been done as part of the Navy's mission based deployment.

●    This surveillance vessel will operate the mall from 11th to 12th May 2018, during which this ship will train the personnel of the Maldives National Defense Forces (MNDF) personnel.

Current Affairs 11th May 2018: DAYS AND DATES

President addresses National Technology Day celebrations

●   President Shri Ram Nath Kovind addressed National Technology Day celebration in New Delhi today (May 11, 2018).

●   On this occasion, the President said that after independence, India is moving forward in technology and knowledge production in areas of space and nuclear energy. Today, we have expanded the capabilities of best-in-class technologies, IT, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

National Technology Day 2018 was celebrated

●    National Technology Day was celebrated in India on May 11, 2018. This day started from the Pokhran Atomic Test in 1998.

●    This day reflects the efficiency of technology in science and technology in India.

●   This day is considered a symbol of technical creativity, scientific investigation and effort made in the integration of society, industry and science.

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Important Current Affairs 10th May 2018

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Current Affairs 10th May  2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Government announces measures to help sugar cane farmers

●   The Central Government has announced several measures for the payment of arrears of sugarcane farmers.

●   The Government has announced the assistance of Rs 5.50 per quintal for the Perai Season 2017-18 for the assistance of sugar mills.

Railway will be given compensation if there is an accident at the time of boarding or De-boarding in the train: Supreme Court

●  The Supreme Court said on May 09, 2018 that the passenger's death or injury to him while landing or climbing a train is 'unpleasant incident' and in such a situation the passenger is entitled to compensation and this situation can not be considered as negligent.

●  This decision has been given by the bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goyal and Justice R. F. Nariman.

Yogi government need 12 thousand crore loan for Purvanchal Expressway

●    UP Yogi Adityanath Government needs a loan of Rs 12,000 crore to make the country's longest expressway.

●    The 341-kilometer long expressway between Lucknow and Ghazipur is named after Purvanchal Expressway .

●   Next month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi can do the foundation stone, after which the construction work will begin.

Tata Steel reached NCLAT against Liberty House bid

●   Tata Steel has filed an appeal in the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal against the order of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), to consider the lenders on UK's Liberty House Group bid for the bankrupt company Bhushan Power and Steel.

●   Liberty House gave the bid on February 20 after the deadline for Bhushan Power and Steel ended.

●   Therefore, the banks had earlier rejected it.

Airtel will buy Telenor India without bank guarantee

●   Telecom Department (DOT) had betrayed the bank guarantee of Rs 1,499 crore in front of Bharti Airtel to buy Telenor India , which has been rejected by the Supreme Court .

●   This has cleared the path of this deal.

●   The Supreme Court dismissed the DOT's plea against the interim order of the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal on April 12.

●   The Tribunal had given Airtel permission to buy the Indian unit of Telenor, a Norwegian company without bank guarantee.

Current Affairs 10th May 2018: INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Mahathir Mohamad will become the oldest prime minister of the world at the age of 92

●   In the Malaysian general election, 92-year-old senior leader Mahathir Mohamad won a historic victory on 09 May 2018.

●   Mahathir will be the oldest prime minister of the world after the swearing-in.

●   After winning the election of Mahathir Mohamad, for more than six decades, defeating Najib, he also established a record in the country. 

India's billionaire Mukesh Ambani joins Forbes list of world's most powerful people

●  Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani has been ranked 32nd in the 2018 Forbes list.

●  Forbes has released the list of the world's most powerful 75 people.

●  In this list, where China's President Xi Chunfing is on top, PM Modi is at 9th place.

Current Affairs 10th May 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

India will host the 15th Asia Media Summit

●    India will host the three-day 15th Asia Media Summit (AMS -2018) in New Delhi starting on May 10, 2018.

●    It will be organized jointly by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Indian Institute of Mass Communication and Basil till May 12.

●    It is being organized for the first time in India.

Current Affairs 10th May 2018: ECONOMY

Special green number plate approved for electric vehicles

●   In order to promote electric vehicles, the government has approved the special green license number plate on Wednesday.

●   In these plates the number will be written in white words and digits for private e vehicles, but for the taxi, their color will be yellow.

●   Simultaneously, the government is considering allowing the people of 16-18 age group to run electric vehicles.

Indian economy to grow at 7.4 percent this year

●  The IMF has said that in the current financial year the Indian economy will grow at a rate of 7.4 per cent.

●  For the next financial year, the IMF 's assessment is also good for the Indian economy.

●  According to the international organization, the Indian economy, which is overcome by the ban on bonding and GST, will move ahead with growth rate of 7.8 percent next year.

Current Affairs 10th May 2018: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

IIT Campus preparing to make Unicorn

●  Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) founder Ramagopal Rao, the founder of two startups companies in Bombay, has seen the academic entrepreneurship very closely.

●  He has a strong perspective on this and also has Ideas about starting startups in IIT.

●  When Rao came to IIT-Delhi as director, he decided to work on some of his special ideas here.

Industry will take three years to get satellite technology: ISRO

●  Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has increased the industry's participation in the production of rockets and satellites.

●  The Space Agency is engaged to complete this change completely but it has to face some internal challenges.

●  Due to a technical issue, he lost his hands on a rocket and a satellite and had to withdraw a Satellite from the launch site for investigation.

Current Affairs 10th May 2018: SCHEMES

Center launches Digital India internship scheme

●   The Central Government has started the 'Digital India Internship' program for young people studying in technical studies.

●   The purpose of this program is to give them the opportunity to experience the transition through digital India and the process of government functioning.

●   Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated a portal for digital India internship on May 09, 2018.

Current Affairs 10th May 2018: SPORTS

Sergio Roberto of Barcelona is restricted for 4 matches

●   Sergio Roberto of Barcelona has been suspended for four matches for Real Madrid defender Marcelo injury during the La Liga match on Sunday.

●   The disciplinary unit of the Spanish Football Federation has punished the behavior of the Spanish player as aggressive and treated him as aggressive.

●   Federation's competition committee said in a statement issued on Wednesday that Roberto has violated rule 98 of the Code of Discipline in which aggression is considered 'malicious'.

French Cup: PSG won the fourth consecutive title

●   Paris St. Germain (PSG) defeated Les Herbiers 2-0 on Tuesday night and won the French Cup title for the fourth consecutive time.

●   Les Herbis Club, located in the town of 16,000, plays in the third division of the French league.

●   In this match played in Stade de France, PSG performed according to its name and maintained aggressive goals throughout the match.

●   PSG midfielder Lee Selso scored a magnificent goal from outside the box in the 26th minute to give the team a 1-0 lead.

FIFA fined 20 million on Russia for racial comments on French players

●  Five weeks before the start of the World Cup, FIFA has imposed a fine of 30,000 Swiss francs (about 20 million) on the Russian Football Federation for racially annoying comments on French players during a match played in St. Petersburg.

●   During the 3-1 victory in the Friendship match against France in Russia in March, racial remarks were made against black players, including Paul Pogba.

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Important Current Affairs 9th May 2018

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Current Affairs 9th May  2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

President of India will visit Siachen Base Camp tomorrow
●         Indian President Shri Ram Nath Kovind will visit tomorrow (10 May 2018) Siachen Base Camp and interact with the deployed troops there.
●         The President will visit this camp for the first time after the visit of President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam to this base camp in 2004.
●         The President will also visit Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Kumar Post.
 
 
Generation of Directorate General of Trade Measures (DGTR) in the Department of Commerce
●         The Government of India has amended the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961, on 7th May, 2018, replacing the 'Directorate of Anti-Dumpers and Allied Duties' in the Department of Commerce by creating an 'Directorate of Business Measures' in place of the Directorate General of Trade Measures.
●         This has led to the creation of an integrated single-umbrella (umbrella) national authority, which will be known as Directorate General of Trade Measures (DGTR).
 
Ravi Shankar Prasad addressed the CXO Forum organized on 'Standardizing Digital Sector'
●         The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) organized the CXO Forum on "Standardizing Digital Space" on May 8, 2018 in New Delhi to consider the important issues and challenges related to the digital space (space).
●         The Forum has called on Union Law and Justice, Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad and Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri C.R. In the presence of Chaudhary and CEOs / CXO of various top IT companies, explore the opportunities, developments and challenges contained in standardizing the digital sector.

Agreement between Indian Artificial Limb Production Corporation and Aravali Power Company Private Limited (APCPL), Jhajjar
●         The Indian Artificial Limb Building Corporation, under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, and Aravali Power Company Private Limited (APCPL) located in Jhajjar, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Jhajjar in Haryana yesterday.
●         Under the APCPL's CSR initiative, in the presence of Mr. D.R.Russison, President and Managing Director of Elmico in Charkhi Dadri district of Haryana and in the presence of Mr. N.N. Mishra, CEO of APCPL, in the presence of 2 million rupees for the distribution of subsidiary equipments and assistive devices. Given the amount of
 
Atal Tinkering Marathon's Top 30 Innovations Exhibit
●         As part of efforts to identify the best inventors among the students of India, Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) of the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) of the Policy Commission organized the Atal Tinkering Marathon.
●         Six-month-long nationwide challenge competition was organized in six different thematic areas such as Clean Energy, Water Resources, Waste Management, Health Services, Smart Mobility and Agriculture Technology.

Parliamentary committees can not be challenged in court: SC
●         The Constitution Bench of five judges of the Supreme Court on May 09, 2018 has said in its judgment that the report of Parliamentary committees can not be challenged nor their validity can be questioned in the courts.
●         This decision was taken by a five judge bench comprising Chief Justice Deepak Mishra and Justice AK Sikri, AM Khanvilkar, DC Chandrapur and Ashok Bhushan.
 
President Ram Nath Kovind approves minimum wage (Delhi) Amendment Bill
●         The President has approved the amendment law by Ram Nath Kovind in the minimum wage passed by the Delhi Assembly.
●         After the President's approval to the Minimum Wage (Delhi) Amendment Bill passed from the Assembly, now the lawmakers will not take the minimum wages fixed in Delhi in Delhi.
●         This bill was passed by the Delhi Assembly on August 10, 2017.
●         This bill was first introduced in 2015.

India's longest road-rail bridge in Assam
●         The construction of the longest road and rail bridge in the country connecting Dibrugarh of Assam with Pasighat of Arunachal Pradesh will be completed this year.
●         This bridge is considered to be very important for sending defense equipment to the border with China.
●         Chief Engineer (Construction) of Bogibeel Project Mahendra Singh said that the construction of this bridge will be completed by July this year, 4.94 km.
 

Railway Ministry launches new Humsafar train Allahabad-Anand Vihar (Terminal)
●         Indian Railways launches new Hamsafar Train, 22437/22438 Allahabad-Anand Vihar-Terminal (three days a week)
●         Central Communications (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha inaugurated this train service from Allahabad Station in Central Railway today.

Current Affairs 9th May  2018: ECONOMY 

15th Finance Commission constituted an Advisory Council to give advice on topics related to their consideration
●         The 15th Finance Commission has constituted an Advisory Council which would give advice to the Commission as well as provide necessary assistance.
●         The role of the Advisory Council and its functions are as follows:
Consulting the Commission on topics related to the consideration of the Commission (TOR) or on any issue which may be relevant.
Provide help in formulating a paper or research that will enhance the understanding of the Commission on the issues involved in its TOR.
●        Help in expanding the scope and understanding of the Commission to find out the best national and international practices on topics related to financial transactions and to improve the quality and accessibility of its recommendations and improve the implementation.


WalMart Acquires Flipkart for $ 16 Billion
●         As the biggest deal in India's e-commerce sector, American retail company Walmart has decided to buy the e-commerce company Flipkart.
●         Flipkart's investor Softbank will sell its 20 percent stake to Walmart.
●         Softbank is the biggest investor of Flipkart. The share of Softbank is 26.4 thousand crores, which was bought by Sun for 16.5 thousand crores.
 

Current Affairs 9th May  2018: RANKING

Modi ranked 9th in the world's most powerful list: Forbes list
 
●         A list of the most powerful people of the year 2018 was released by American Business Magazine Forbes.
●         In this list, Narendra Modi is among the Top-10 figures, he is ranked ninth.
●         In the list released by Forbes, Chinese President Xi Chunfing is at number one, while Russia's President Vladimir Putin is second.

India at fourth place in Asia Pacific Power Index
●         India is fourth in the Asia-Pacific region's most powerful countries.
●         Australia's Think Tank Lobby Institute, Asia Power Index, has been assessed in 25 countries of Asia-Pacific, in which India is at fourth place.
●         Russia, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, New Zealand, Vietnam, Pakistan, Taiwan, the Philippines and North Korea are given the status of moderate power in the report.

Current Affairs 9th May  2018: GLOBAL NEWS

UBER signed a deal with NASA to develop a flying taxi
●         Taxi Service Provider Company Uber has entered into an agreement with NASA, the US headspace organization to explore the evolution of flying taxis.
●         After the agreement, NASA issued a statement saying that he will start testing the formats of capable vehicles capable of flying in the air.
●         These vehicles will also include delivery drones.
 
US announces separation from Iran nuclear deal
 
●         US President Donald Trump announced the separation of the US from May 8, 2018 with the historic nuclear deal with Iran.
●         Donald Trump has criticized this deal over Barack Obama several times before.
●         After assuming the presidency, the decision about national security in the last 15 months was considered to be the most important decision.

Current Affairs 9th May  2018: SCHEMES

India Launches Largest City Gas Distribution Program
●         The ninth phase of the city gas distribution program was started by the Central Government on 08 May 2018.
●         Gas distribution program will be started in 86 geographical areas by the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan.
●         In the ninth phase, city-network will be started in 86 geographical areas.
 

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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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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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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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