Important Current Affairs May 15, 2018 – One Liner



MAY 15 – International Day of Families

Theme – “Families and inclusive societies”

  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, visited an exhibition on Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) technologies at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Trombay, Mumbai on May 15, 2018.
  • A new weekly train service between Darbhanga in Bihar and Jalandhar in Punjab Antyodaya Express will be flagged off by the minister of state for Railways Manoj Sinha from May 15.
  • First Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) run by an all-woman team has started operations here Phagwara POPSK, Punjab.
  • The World Bank (WB) is going to provide Bangladesh a grant to meet the basic needs of around one million Rohingyas who fled their homeland Myanmar.
  • YES Bank and YES Global Institute have launched Agenda 25×25, to create a synergetic startup environment for budding women entrepreneurs in India.
  • NTPC inked a pact with Bihar and its power utilities to acquire their entire stake in two joint ventures at Nabinagar and Kanti, and to buy Barauni thermal plant.
  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 4thGlobal Exhibition on Services and launched a portal on 12 Champion Sectors in Services in
  • Maharashtra will create an ecosystem for Services sector – Maharashtra CM which can offer employment in large numbers.
  • Indian Army Women Officers’ Mountaineering Expedition to Bhagirathi-II (6512 metres) consisting of nine women officers, was flagged off by Director General of Military Training on 14 May 2018.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind recently launched three welfare schemes for the benefit of weaker sections of the society in a programme organised at Birla Auditorium in
  • India emerged as the third largest solar market in the world in 2017 behind China and the US, Mercom Communications India said in a report.
  • US-based Kathak dancer Anindita Anaam was honoured with the prestigious ‘Shri Jayadev Rastriya Yuva Pratibha Puraskar 2018’ for outstanding contribution to the field of art.
  • The founder of Sulabh International, Bindeshwar Pathak, has been honoured with the Nikkei Asia Prize in Japan for his contribution to Asia’s development.
  • French player of the year prize – Neymar
  • Mahendra Singh DhoniBrand ambassador of online pharmacy com. 
  • The Income Tax Department launched the ITR-2, the third income return form for assessment year 2018-19, on the official e-filing portal.
  • Heena Sihdu takes gold in Women 10m air pistol; Shri Nivetha settled for bronze at International shooting championship.

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