Monday, May 7, 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: May 2018

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: MAY 2018 Check GK Updates 2018 Online
(Daily News India)
Important Takeaways from above GK Update for Exams are as follows-

Vladimir Putin sworn-in as Russian President for 4th term

Neeraj breaks own National record

Renowned Marathi Singer Arun Date passes away

Royal Navy receives its minesweeping system

Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians authored by Boria Majumdar

India topped list of fastest growing economies

3rd South Asian Junior Athletics Championships: India tops with 50 medals
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India rises to 5th Spot in World’s top five Defense Spenders

India’s economy likely to grow at 7.3% this fiscal: Report

Salah named writers’ Footballer of the Year

Prime Minister of Gabon Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet resigns

ICICI Bank names Radhakrishnan Nair as Independent Director

03 May: World Press Freedom Day

Subhash Chandra Khuntia appointed chairman of IRDA
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India , World’s 6th largest economy at $2.6 Trillion: IMF
The Top 5 economies of the world are:
1. The United States,
2. China,
3. Japan,
4. Germany and,
5. The United Kingdom

India forms committee to reform higher defence planning

Former US 1st Lady Barbara Bush passes away

Steven Spielberg becomes 1st director to gross $10b at global BO

Armenia’s Parliament voted to appoint former President Serge Sargisyan as PM

K-Pop Group BTS won TIME 100 Reader Poll


India’s GDP to grow 7.3% this Fiscal, 7.6% in Next: ADB

UAE approves law on equal wages for men, women

India’s Kidambi Srikanth becomes World no. 1 Badminton player

Rakesh Bharti Mittal new CII President

Bangladesh ends Reservation in Government Jobs

Index of Economic Freedom 2018: India ranks 130th

ISRO Launches Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1L
___________________March 2018 ____________________Slovak PM Robert Fico resigns

17th World Conference on Tobacco held in South Africa

India ranks 78th on WEF Energy Transition Index

India’s exports in February up 4.5% to $25.8 Billion

Slovenian PM Cerar resigns

Indian football team re-enters in top-100

Yes Bank launches a digitised trade finance solution
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India ranks 133rd in 2018 global happiness index

Indian film ‘Halkaa’ bags award at Montreal fest

15 March: World Consumer Rights Day

Nepal’s Chief Justice removed

Jackie Shroff’s ‘Shunyata’ wins international award

Ravichandran Ashwin gains two places in ICC Test rankings

BJP won Tripura for 1st time

Odisha Govt launches ‘Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas’ Programme

India beat Pakistan to win Snooker Team World Cup

Shatrughan Sinha wins lifetime achievement award in UK

Indian wrestlers win 8 medals at Asian Wrestling Championships
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World Fisheries Day is celebrated as November 21 across the world

  • 2017 ICC Women's World Cup will be hosted by England
  • 2013 ICC Women's World Cup  won by Australia
  • In 2010 and 2012, Jhulan Goswami was conferred with Arjuna Award and Padam Shri respectively.
  • Moon Jae-In has replaced Park Geun-Hye
  • Capital of South Koria is Seoul and its Currency is Won (KRW)
  • The Supreme Court of India is the highest judicial forum and final court of appeal
  • The Supreme Court of India came into existence on 26th January, 1950
  • The First Chief Justice of Supreme Court was Harilal Jekisundas Kania.
  • Union Home Minister of India is Rajnath Singh
  • Rajnath Singh announced a new strategy against the Maoists—SAMADHAN.
  • DIPAM is headed by Finance Minister of India Shri Arun Jaitley
  • From 27th May, 2004, the Department of Disinvestment is one of the Departments under the Ministry of Finance
  • The Department of Disinvestment was set up as a separate Department on 10th December, 1999 and was later renamed as Ministry of Disinvestment from 6th September, 2001
  • The Department of Disinvestment has been renamed as Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) from 14th April, 2016.
  • The GST is governed by GST Council and its Chairman is Union Finance Minister of India Arun Jaitley.
  • GST is a destination-based tax on consumption of goods and services
  • It is amalgamating a large number of Central and State taxes into a single tax
  • Oracle headquarter is in the United States of America.
  • World Migratory Bird Day is observed on 10th May
  • The theme of WMBD 2017 is “Their Future is Our Future – A Healthy Planet for Migratory Birds and People”
  • Yes Bank CEO and MD is Rana Kapoor 
  • Headquarter of Yes Bank in Mumbai
  • The tagline of Yes Bank is 'Experience our Expertise'.
1. INDIAN BOXERS WON 4 MEDALS AT 7TH ASIAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP
i. Indian boxers won four medals at the 7th Asian Youth Championships held in Kazakhstan.
ii. India finished at third with three silver and a bronze medal in the tournament.
iii.The Indian boxers won silver medals are National champion Ankush Dahiya  in 60kg, Ashish Kulhirya in 64kg and Reyal Puri  in 81kg category.
iv.bronze medal is won by  Manjeet Singh in 91kg category.
v.Kazakhstan topped the medal tally with 6 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals followed by Uzbekistan
2. SINGLE EMERGENCY NUMBER ‘112’ TO BE OPERATIONAL THROUGHOUT INDIA FROM JANUARY 1, 2017
i. The single emergency number ‘112’ will be operational throughout India from January 1, 2017.
ii.It will provede to help people reach immediate services of police, ambulance and fire department.
iii.The single emergency number will be similar to the ‘911’ all-in-one emergency service in the United States and 999 of United Kingdom .
UNION TELECOM MINISTER: RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD
3. UNION GOVERNMENT RELEASES COMMEMORATIVE COIN ON MAHARANA PRATAP
i. The Union Government has released a commemorative coin of Rs 100 and a circulation coin of Rs 10 on the 475th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Maharana Pratap.
ii.The coin was released by Union Tourism Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma in New Delhi.
iii. Maharana Pratap, the ruler of Mewar is regarded as one of the greatest warriors in Indian history.
4. GOI STARTS UBIN DRIVE FOR BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS
i. The Government of India has started the process for issuance by Unique Business Identification Number drive.
ii. It will help enable budding entrepreneurs to set up their business without any delays .
iii.This portal will be automatically linked to Ministry Of Corporate Affairs  portal after it is issued to the intended beneficiary.
iv.It is a major step towards ease of doing business and the start-up India initiative of the government
5. INDIA RANKS NINTH IN 2015 CRONY-CAPITALISM INDEX
i. India is ranked ninth in 2015 Crony-Capitalism Index with crony sector wealth accounting for 3.4 per cent of the gross domestic product
ii. The index was based on new study by The Economist which had used data from a list of the world’s billionaires and their worth published by Forbes.
iii. In 2014 India was also at ninth place.
iv. Top place is grabbed by Russia followed by Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore.
v.Germany was ranked lowest and was found out to cleanest country, where just few of the country’s billionaires derive their wealth from crony sectors.
6. ASIA'S FIRST RICE TECHNOLOGY PARK TO BE ESTABLISHED IN GANGAVATI
i. Karnataka Government has decided to establish  Asia’s first Rice Technology Park at Gangavati in Koppal district.
ii.The state government has also  decided to set up a Maize Technology Park at Ranebennur in Haveri district.
iii. It will help growers to add value to their produce and get better returns and also enhance quality of the produce.
7. INDIA WOMEN WRESTLERS VINESH PHOGAT, SAKSHI MALIK QUALIFY FOR 2016 RIO OLYMPICS
i. Two Indian women wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik have qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics.
ii. Vinesh grabbed her place for the Olympic berth after defeating Avin Demirhan of Turkey in the 48 kg category.
iii. Sakshi Malik also entered the final in the 58 kg category and qualified for Rio Olympics.
CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
1. WHICH STATE OF INDIA IS GOING TO ESTABLISH ASIA’S FIRST RICE TECHNOLOGY PARK?
a.Kerala  
b.Karnataka  
c.Madhya pardesh  
d.Uttar paredesh
2. WHO IS THE CHIEF MINISTER OF KARNATAKA?
a.Jatendra singh  
b.Akhilesh yadav 
c. Siddaramaiah
d.Oommen Chandy
3. WHICH COUNTRY TOPPED IN THE CRONY-CAPITALISM INDEX?
a.Russia 
b.China 
c.India 
d.Germany
4. WHO IS UNION TOURISM MINISTER IN INDIA?
a. Mahesh Sharma 
b.Suresh prabhu  
c.Niti gadkari  
d.Radha mohan singh
5. IN WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING YEARS THE SINGLE EMERGENCY NUMBER ‘112’ TO BE OPERATIONAL THROUGHOUT INDIA?
a.January 1, 2017 
b.January 1, 2018  
c.1st April 2017 
d.1st march, 2018
6. WHICH COUNTRY TOPPED IN THE 7TH ASIAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP?
a.Afganistan  
b.Kazakistan 
c. Uzbekistan
d.Turkmenstan
ANSWERS:
    1.b                 2.c     3.a       4.a       5.a       6.b
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