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English Current Affairs 15-05-2018

English Current Affairs 15-05-2018

English Current Affairs 15-05-2018

National News

->  On May 14 Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan launched green skill development programme (GSDP) aimed to train over 5.5 lakh workers in environment and forest sectors.

->  First workshop on Ayushman Bharat Program was held in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh on May 14.

->  According to the “Clamdouns and Courage South Asia Press Freedom Report 2017-18” India witnessed lightest number of Internet shutdown in 2017-18 by UNESCO

->  Kerala is currently experiencing an advanced demographic transition as the mortality and fertility levels have come down

->  On 14th to 26th may the first edition of the International Childrens Film festival of Kerala is held in Thiruvananthapuram

->  Shri Gadkari inaugurated two National Highways and lay foundation stone of a highway project in Punjab.

->  Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh approves central assistance of Rs.1,161.17 croes to states of Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Rajasthan and UT of Lakshadweep.

->  On 14th and 15th May 2018, Head Quarter western Air command conducted a seminar on Humanitarian and Disaster relief (HADR) at Subroto Park, Delhi.

->  IIM – Ahmedabad’s centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) has launched a Bharat Inclusion initiative to transform their ideas into business.

->  The agriculture secretary SK Pattanayak announced the inclusion of 200 mare wholesale mandis to the CNAM Portal

->  With an aim to impart skill training and self-sufficiency the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has decided to set up a centre at ‘BHAROSA’ in Hyderabad.

International News

->  Nepals Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli announced that Nepal will be the host for the upcoming 2018 BIMSTEC summit.

->  India Meteorological Department (IMO) is planning to add 30 more Doppler radars in the next two-three years across the country.

Science & Technology

->  Scientists of India Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have progressed in the development of an environment – friendly propellant to power satellites and space craft

Sports

->  Roger Federer has replaced Rafael Nadal as world no.1 in men’s singles tennis ATP rankings published on May 14.

Appointments

->  Smriti Irani removed from I & B ministry. The Olympic medalist sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore will now hold full scale charge of I & B ministry.

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