May 19, 2018

May 5, 2018 current affairs for SBI, RBI, SSC and UPSC exams

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

May 2018 current affairs for SBI PO, SBI clerk RBI grade B officers, SSC CGL and UPSC civils exams
  1. Human resource development ministry has launched a major and unique initiative of online professional development of 1.5 million higher education faculty using the massive open online courses platform Swayam.
  2. Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh launched 'go to village mission' throughout the state in 60 villages of all the 60 assembly constituencies, which is aimed at identifying the edible and deserving beneficiaries in every corner of the stage and delivering government services at their door step.
  3. The fourth regional conference on futuristic, resilient and digital infrastructure organised by the Ministry of Finance in collaboration with the confederation of Indian industry, and Research and information system for developing countries concluded in Bengaluru.
  4. Niti Aayog and IBM have signed a statement of intent to develop a crop yielding prediction model using artificial intelligence to provide real time advisory to format in aspirational districts. The first phase of the project will focus on developing the model for 10 aspirational districts across the state of Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
  5. The 11th executive committee meeting for National mission for Clean Ganga recently approved the project encompassing the use of geographic information system technology for Namami Gange programme with the total budget of rupees 86.84 crore. For this purpose the national mission for Clean Ganga has tied up with the survey of India.
  6. The 12th informal meeting of SAARC finance ministers was held in Manila, Philippines on the sidelines of the 51st Annual meeting of Asian Development Bank.
  7. Vice president M venkaiah Naidu is on a 5 day visit to South America, Guatemala, Peru and Panama. Trade and investments are expected to be mainly discussed during the visit.
  8. Us state california's economy has surpassed that of the UK to become the world's 5th largest, according to new Federal data released. With a GDP of 2.7 trillion dollars, California is now only behind the US, China, Japan and Germany.
  9. Swedish Academy has decided to postpone the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, with the intention of awarding it in 2019, in the wake of Asexual and financial scandal. This is for the first time Since 1949.
  10. The ministry of women and child development organised a day long National Conference on Beti Bachao beti padhao held in New Delhi in which 244 districts are selected.
  11. An exhibition called India and the world: A history in nine stories will be inaugurated at the national Museum Auditorium, New Delhi by Dr Mahesh Sharma, minister of state for culture and minister of state for environment, forest and climate change.
  12. The GST council in its 27th meeting decided on a new, simplified method of filing GST returns, based on the recommendations of the group of ministers on it simplification.
  13. NASA has developed a new kind of reactor to be used for space exploration missions which is Kilo power project, it works to build a kind of technology that could be used for an affordable fission nuclear power system so astronauts can have longer trips to planets.
  14. The Reserve Bank of India has asked banks authorised to deal in foreign exchange to share data with the Directorate of revenue intelligence.
  15. A new snake named Bhupathy's shieldtail is found in Western Ghats. It is currently observed only in the forests of anaikatty hills in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district, has been named Uropeltis bhupathyi.
  16. SEBI has proposed to reduce the short time period for price band announcement to 2 working days from current 5 days at the time of initial public offerings. These were based on the suggestions made by the SEBI primary market advisor committee.
  17. The trip between Singapore and the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur is the world's busiest International Air route according to the study by air travel intelligence film OAG.
  18. Tapanuli orangutan the rarest ape species on the planet is close to extinction because of the Mega projects, deforestation, Road building and poaching.
  19. The Reserve Bank of India has announced that it would buy rupees 10000 crore of Government Bonds through open market operation.
  20. India and Sri Lanka have agreed on cooperation on exchange of Information and other aspects to tackle smuggling of drugs in both the countries.
  21. State - run Power Grid Corporation of India pgcil has signed a pact with the ministry of power to incur capital expenditure of rupees 25000 crores in the current fiscal.
  22. To promote gender equality, chhattisgarh government has decided to recruit transgender in the police force. With this Chhattisgarh became the first state to recruit transgenders for police while Tamil Nadu is the first state to hire India's first transgender police officer.
  23. In 2014, Supreme Court declared transgender person as the third gender and rule that they have equal privilege over fundamental rights.
  24. Markets regulator SEBI allowed stock exchanges to extend trading in equity derivatives by over 8.5 hours to bring the timings in line with commodity market.
  25. Google India has partnered with Andhra Pradesh state fibernet limited to setup Wi-Fi stations in all the Grama panchayats of the state.
  26. The GST Council approved a proposal to make the GST network a government body.

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