May 14, 2018

May 4, 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 civil services exam
May 2018 current affairs for SBI PO, SBI clerk, RBI grade B officers, SSC CGL and UPSC civil services exam

  1. The cabinet committee on economic affairs has approved proposal to provide financial assistance of rupees 5.50 per quintal of sugar cane crushed in sugar season 2017-18.
  2. May 3rd is celebrated as world press freedom day every year to celebrate fundamental principles of press freedom as well as to evaluate freedom of press around the world. The theme for that year 2018 is keeping power in check : Media, justice and the rule of law.
  3. The vibrant North East 2018, an event in which people would be made aware of Central government schemes and programmes was held in Guwahati, Assam, which was organised by Centre for agriculture and rural development.
  4. Google philanthropic arm has announced 3 million dollars in grants for teacher training and education and content creation in India. Out of this 3 million dollars, 1 million dollars is committed to the teacher app, and 2 million grant and Technical assistance from YouTube to the central square Foundation.
  5. Power Grid Corporation of India has signed a pact with the ministry of power to incur capital expenditure of rupees 25000 crore for the current fiscal.
  6. Global consultant a t kearney releases the foreign direct investment confidence index 2018 in which the United States stood in the first place where as the rank of India in this index is 11.
  7. India is organising a 5 day cultural festival in Egypt to commemorate the 157th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. An exhibition with the title Rabindranath Tagore: Rhythm in colours will be held in Giza.
  8. Indian pugilist Neeraj goyat has been conferred with the wbcsc boxer of the Year award.
  9. Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been named the football writers Association footballer of the Year.
  10. The Ministry of Finance, Government of India in collaboration with the confederation of Indian industry and Research and information system for developing countries organised IV regional conference on futuristic, resilient and digital infrastructure in Bengaluru.
  11. Retirement fund body EPFO, which is providing lot of his services to its stakeholders, has announced the introduction of a new service for pensioners through Umang app. The name of the service is view passbook.
  12. Pension Fund and regulatory Development Authority said that the national pension system subscriber will now have the option to partially withdraw funds from their accounts for pursuing higher education or setting up new business.
  13. The Reserve Bank of India asked all listed companies to provide information on foreign portfolio investors investment to depositary before May 15 or else they will be barred from receiving foreign Investments.
  14. Ending the uncertainty in the Punjab and Haryana high court, justice Ajay Kumar Mittal was named acting Chief Justice.
  15. The Central Board of Direct taxes has signed it's 202 unilateral advance pricing agreement which is aimed at promoting governments resolve of non adversarial tax regime.
  16. Former tennis player Mary Pierce has been named The International event ambassador for TCS world 10k 2018 marathon.
  17. Legendary writer MT Vasudevan Nair has been selected for the ONV literary award instituted by the ONV cultural Academy, which carries rupees 3 lacs.
  18. India is doing extremely well on electrification with nearly 85% of the country's population having access to Electricity, according to the World Bank.
  19. Former Chief economic advisor Ashok Lahiri has been appointed as full time member of the 15th finance commission, according to an order issued by the personnel ministry.
  20. The defence planning committee, a new permanent mechanism created last month by the government held its first meeting in New Delhi chaired by the national security advisor Ajit doval.
  21. Maharashtra chief minister Devendra fadnavis launched Maha vedh, a mobile application which provides weather related information to farmers. Mission will provide real time information on temperature, humidity and forecast for 15 days.
  22. The US is looking to reschedule the first two plus two dialogue with India following the confirmation of Mike Pompeo as president Donald trump's new secretary of state.
  23. The 65th National Film Award ceremony was held in New Delhi. Actor Sridevi posthumously won the best actress award for her role in Hindi film mum.
  24. Pakistan has reopened a major trade route with Afghanistan, the Ghulam khan pass after 4 years. Aadhar it is had closed Ghulam Khan border crossing in 2014.
  25. Well known Gandhian, freedom fighter and writer Keyur Bhushan passed away.
  26. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will be sharing and interactive session on act East policy in New Delhi. Chief ministers of 8 Northeastern states were invited to attend this meeting.

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