May 07, 2018

May 2, 2018 - current affairs for SBI PO, RBI grade B, SSC CGL, UPSC exams

May 2018 current affairs for SBI PO, RBI grade B officers, SSC CGL and UPSC civil services exams

May 2018 current affairs for SBI PO, RBI grade B officers, SSC CGL and UPSC civil services exams
  1. The 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held in the city of Varanasi in January 2019 with the Indian diaspora having an option to participate in Kumbh snan and attend the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.
  2. Telecom Commission approved a proposal for allowing people to make phone calls and use internet services in domestic and international flights in India.
  3. Suresh Prabhu is the Cabinet Minister of Civil Aviation.
  4. Government has released the draught of the new telecom policy name the National Digital Communications policy, 2018, which AIMS at creating 40 Lakh new jobs by 2022, attracting hundred million US dollars investment in the sector and ensuring broadband coverage at 50 MBPS for every citizen.
  5. The Union Cabinet has given the approval to accede to the protocol under World Health Organisation Framework convention on tobacco control to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products.
  6. The minister of Commerce and industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, attended India South Africa business summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, who highlighted the historical relations between India and swaziland, both won and listen to and pleasure to take the economic partnership forward.
  7. The Dominican Republic and china had established diplomatic relations as the Caribbean country becomes the latest nation to dump Taiwan in the face of business' growing influence.
  8. The bilateral trade between India and China through Nathula border has resumed. The announcement in this regard was made by the General Secretary of the Indo China border trade and welfare Association, Tenzing Tsepal.
  9. The World Health Organisation Global urban ambient air pollution database ranked Kanpur has the most polluted City among 4300 world cities which were monitored for their air pollution levels in the year 2016.
  10. As per the data released by the World Health Organisation, 14 Indian cities figure in the list of World's 20 most polluted cities in terms of particulate matter pm 2.5 levels in 2016.
  11. Mr Sitanshu Ranjan kar took over as the 27th principal spokesperson of the Government of India and director general of Press Information Bureau in New Delhi.
  12. Legendary singer Asha Bhosle was honoured with 26th PC Chandra Puraskar for her contribution in the field of Indian music.
  13. Department of Telecom uploaded the draft of national Digital Communications policy 2018 on its website for public consultations. The policy recognise The spectrum as a key natural resource which is to be utilised for attaining India socio-economic goals.
  14. President Ram Nath kovind presided over the first meeting of the national committee setup for commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in 2019. It is a 114 member committee, for which rupees 150 crore have been allocated under Union budget 2018.
  15. National disaster Management authority is conducting it Uday National workshop on data requirements for disaster risk reduction database in New Delhi on 2nd and 3rd May 2018.
  16. Maharashtra became the first state of India to provide digitally signed Land Record receipts which are also known as 7/12 receipts.
  17. In order to undertake and exercise to assess the state on key areas of interventions that are relevant to a healthy startup ecosystem, Haryana state government has decided to adopt startup ranking Framework issued by department of industrial policy and promotion.
  18. Committee on economic affairs approved upgradation and expansion of airport infrastructure at Lucknow, Chennai and Guwahati airport with the total cost of over rupees 5000 crore.
  19. The government held Kisan Kalyan karyashala at the block level all over India, which are a part of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan initiative.
  20. The Union Cabinet shared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the continuation of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana beyond 12th Five Year Plan for a period of 2017-18 to 2019-20 with the cost of rupees 14832 crores.
  21. The Stockholm international peace Research Institute released a report, according to which India joined the United States and China as one of the world's 5 biggest military spender.
  22. In a bid to cartel money laundering, securities and exchange Board of India has unveiled with detailed Framework for Risk based know your client documentation of foreign portfolio investors.
  23. As per the data released by the union commerce and industry ministry, core sector growth slow down to 4.1% in March 2018. Core Industries include coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilizers, Steel, cement and electricity.
  24. President Ram Nath kovind handed over the visitor's award for research in basic and applied science, Humanities, arts and social science.
  25. Adarsh Credit Bank best cooperative society on digital platform award in the bfsi leadership awards 2018 held at Hotel Eros in New Delhi.
  26. Appointments committee of the cabinet has approved Subhash Chandra khuntia appointment as chairman of insurance regulatory and Development Authority of India.
  27. ICICI Bank board appointed Radhakrishnan Nair as an additional independent director of ICICI bank for 5 years.
  28. Blue origin, a US Aerospace company, launched the suborbital new Shepherd rocket and space capsule from the blue Origins West Texas launch site.
  29. World asthma day is observed every year on the first Tuesday of may. It is organised by the Global initiative for asthma. The theme of World asthma day 2018 is: Never too early, never too late. Is always the right time to address Airways disease.

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