Current Affairs May 2018

  • 21-May-2018
  • Anti-Terrorism Day observed on 21st May

    The Anti Terrorism Day is observed on 21 May every year in our country to make the people aware of the anti-social act of terrorism and its impact on human suffering and lives. 

  • India Successfully Test-Fires BrahMos Missile Along Odisha Coast

    India successfully test-fired the Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a test range along the Odisha coast to validate some new features. 

  • NMDC, NLC to Ink Pact With Aussie ECT for R&D Project

    NMDC Limited and NLC India Limited (formerly Neyveli Lignite Corporation) has decided to invest over USD 26 million for setting up an R&D facility for developing innovative technologies in iron and steel making.

  • Tamil Nadu to Build India’s Next Generation Defence Aircraft

    The Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), which had conceived and designed the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, has set the ball rolling for building the next generation defence aircraft, the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), by extending an invitation to private players in Coimbatore to build a technology demonstrator.

  • Russia Unveils World's 1st Floating Nuclear Power Station

    Russia unveiled the world's first floating nuclear power station at a ceremony in the port of the far northern city of Murmansk, where it will be loaded with nuclear fuel before heading to eastern Siberia.

  • India 6th Wealthiest Country With Total Wealth of 8,230 billion USD

    India is the sixth wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of 8,230 billion US dollars. 

  •  RIL Gets Green Nod For Rs 2,338 cr Expansion Project in Maharashtra

    Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) has received environment clearance for the expansion and optimisation of its petrochemical complex at Nagothane in Raigad district of Maharashtra at an estimated cost of Rs 2,338 crore.

  • RBI Slaps Rs5-cr Penalty on South Indian Bank

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a penalty of Rs5 crore on South Indian Bank (SIB) for non-compliance with its directions on Income Recognition and Asset Classification (IRAC) norms, Know Your Customer (KYC) norms and treasury function.

  • Lionel Messi Wins European Golden Shoe For The 5th Time

    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has won the European Golden Shoe for the fifth time.

  • 20-May-2018
  • Gina Haspel appointed as first female director of CIA

    The US Senate confirmed Gina Haspel as the first female director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

  • Shivani Pathak yougest Indian woman to scale Mountain Everest

    India's Shivangi Pathak become youngest women of the country to scale Mt Everest from Nepal side. 

  • PM Narendra Modi will speak through Mann ki Baat programme on AIR

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts with the people in India and abroad in his Mann Ki Baat programme of All India Radio on the 27th of this month. 

  • Karnataka Chief Minister Yeddyurappa resigns

    BS Yeddyurappa resigned 55 hours after taking oath as the Karnataka CM, ahead of the floor test. BJP, with 104 seats, was seven short of the required number of 111.

  • PM Narendra Modi inaugrates 330 MWKishenganga hydep power project in Srinagar

    Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Jitendra Singh were present on the occasion.  

  • Union government extends last date for filling of form GSTR-3B by two days till May 22nd

    The Union government extended the last date for filing of form GSTR-3B for April by two days till 22nd of this month.

  • 17-May-2018
  • India's first solar powered railway station in Guwahati

    Guwahati now has India's first railway station run by solar power. The project of installing solar panels was commissioned in April 2017. 

  • Indore, India’s Cleanest City In Swachh Survekshan-2018

    As per the Swachh Survekshan-2018 results, Indore has once again emerged as the cleanliest city in India. 

  • In a 1st, 3-day International Rail Coach Expo Starts in Chennai

    Reputed railcar and equipment manufacturers showcased their technology and products at the expo, which was a unique platform to bring different suppliers under one roof and create synergy for "Make in India".

  • World Telecommunication and Information Society Day: 17 May

    The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was observed across the world on May 17. 

  • Tata Steel to Acquire Bhushan Steel Through its Step-Down Subsidiary Bamnipal Steel

    Tata Steel, whose bid for debt-ridden Bhushan Steel was approved by NCLT, would implement the resolution plan through its step-down subsidiary Bamnipal Steel Ltd. 

  • Susheela Jayapal Becomes 1st South Asian To Be Elected in Oregon

    Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal’s sister Susheela Jayapal became the first South Asian to be elected in Oregon in the western US State.

  • B S Yeddyurappa takes oath as CM of Karnataka

    B S Yeddurappa sworn in as the CM of Karanataka and paving way to form his government.

  • Uttam Pacharne Appointed Regular Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi

    The President of India has appointed Uttam Pacharne, as regular Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi. Mr Pacharne is an eminent artist and sculptor.

  • 16-May-2018
  • India Unveils National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

    In yet another effort to boost clean energy generation, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) unveiled a National Wind-solar Hybrid Policy which seeks to promote new projects as well as hybridisation of the existing ones.

  • CIPAM-DIPP Organizes a Conference on National IPR Policy

    The Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM), a professional body under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, had organized a conference on successful completion of two years of the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy adopted by the Government of India in May 2016 in New Delhi.

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