May 09, 2018

May 3, 2018 - current affairs for SBI PO, RBI grade B and SSC CGL 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. Union Cabinet has given its approval for doubling the investment limit under the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana from rupees 7.5 lacs to Rupees 15 lacs.
  2. Union Cabinet approves cadre review and formation of group a service of the technical cadre of petroleum and Safety Organisation.
  3. Cabinet approves accession to the protocol under the World Health Organisation Framework convention on tobacco control to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products. 
  4. Union Cabinet approves mutual recognition agreement between The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.
  5. Cabinet committee on economic affairs has approved the proposal for renaming and restructuring of multi sectoral development programme as Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram.
  6. Cabinet committee on economic affairs has given its approval for the umbrella scheme, green revolution - krishonnati Yojana in agriculture sector beyond 12th Five Year Plan for the period of from 2017-18 to 2019-20.
  7. On 3rd to 5th May, 2018, vibrant Northeast 2018 is held in Guwahati, Assam which is organised by Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development, a New Delhi based NGO.
  8. On 3rd May 2018, the Maharashtra government decided to recommend the declaration of an ordinance to rename the Jalgaon based North Maharashtra University after poetess Bahinabai Chaudhari.
  9. Employees Provident Fund Organisation announce that that new pensioners can avail there pension passbook on mobile phones using Umang app. The service that will be available for pensioners through Umang app is View pension passbook.
  10. Union environment ministry has banned party Poppers, stating that the devices pose a serious threat to human health and environment.
  11. A Task force constituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs presented its report on establishing a coalition on disaster resilient infrastructure to the Union Home minister Rajnath Singh. 
  12. IT firm Cognizant has acquired Hedera consulting, Belgium based business advisory and Data Analytics services company.
  13. GroupM, part of wpp group, which is a Global Advertising group, announced that it has appointed Samar Singh as the chief executive officer South Asia operations.
  14. BJP leader Shanti Jiban Chakma will be sworn in as the chief executive member of the chakma autonomous district council in Mizoram.
  15. Mohamed Salah of Liverpool football team has been named the football writers Association footballer of the year for 2017-18.
  16. Fran Kirby of Chelsea team won the inaugural FWA women's footballer of the Year award.
  17. Cricket Australia appointed Justin Langer as the new coach of the Australian National Cricket Team.
  18. India's pugilist Neeraj goyat has been awarded the WBC Asia boxer of the Year award.
  19. India fell to the second position in the ICC ODI team rankings with England reaching the number one position as per the ICC ODI rankings released on 2nd may 2018.
  20. Malayalam detective novelist Kottayam pushpanath passed away in Kottayam, Kerala. 
  21. On 3rd May 2018, World Press freedom day was celebrated all over the world. Theme for the world press Freedom Day 2018 is: Keeping power in check; media, justice and the rule of law.
  22. World tuna day was celebrated on 2nd may 2018 throughout the world. Theme of 2018 World tuna day was: Smart tuna - smart ocean.
  23. India has surpassed France to become one of the world's 5 largest military spenders, according to the Swedish arms Watchdog Stockholm international peace Research Institute report.
  24. The controversial UK marketing analytics firm Cambridge analytica, which has been at the heart of the Facebook date of candle, has announced to cease all its operations immediately and filing for insolvency in Britain and the United States.
  25. ICICI banks board has appointed Radhakrishnan nair as an additional independent director of the bank for 5 years.
  26. Subhash Chandra kuntia who was a former Karnataka chief secretary, has been appointed as chairman of insurance regulatory and Development Authority of India. 
  27. Ravinder Sharma fondly called Guruji the founder of Adilabad Kala Ashram died at the age of 65 years.

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