Important Current Affairs May 16, 2018 – One Liner



  • Kerala to promote Neera, a non- alcoholic beverage extracted from coconut tree, as a health drink in the international market.
  • Uttarakhand state’s first City Gas Distribution (CGD) network at Rudrapur in Udham Singh Nagar district.
  • India’s first solar powered railway station – Guwahati.
  • For the first time International Rail Coach Expo (IRCE) to focus on Rail Coaches and train sets, is being held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • Infosys Ltd. has formed a blockchain-based trade finance network to increase security and efficiency in the banking sector while also broadening its product offering.
  • BSE, Asia’s oldest stock exchange – the first Indian exchange to be recognised as a designated offshore securities market (DOSM) by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
  • MoU between India and France – Technical Cooperation in the field of Railways.
  • MoU between India and Morocco – cooperation in the legal field of law and legislation;field of mining and geology.
  • MoU between India and Swaziland – cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine.
  • MoU between India and Suriname – cooperation in the field of electoral management and administration. including exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of organizational and technical development of electoral process.
  • MoU between India and Equatorial Guinea for Cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine; in the field of Medicinal Plants.
  • MoU between India and Colombia on establishing cooperation on Traditional Systems of Medicine of India.
  • New All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Deoghar, Jharkhand under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).
  • Agreement between India and Brunei Darussalam – Exchange of Information and Assistance in Collection with respect to Taxes.
  • The Union Cabinet has approved the establishing a “Central University of Andhra Pradesh” in Janthaluru Village of Ananthapur District.
  • The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) at Bhopal.
  • The Union Cabinet has approved the strengthening of the mechanism for resolution of commercial disputes of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs).
  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs setting up of a dedicated “Micro Irrigation Fund” (MIF) with NABARD under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY).
  • Swachh Survekshan 2018 Winners – Indore, Bhopal & Chandigarh Emerge as The Top 3 Cleanest Cities in The Country.
  • The President of India presented the National Geoscience Awards on May 16, 2018 in New Delhi.
  • Mullapudi Narendranath honoured by two Brazilian States for his contribution in the conservation and improvement of the Ongole cattle in India.
  • Shashank Manohar has been re-elected chairman of the International Cricket Council for another two years, the sport’s world governing body.
  • Former Attorney-General Mukul Rohatgi“eminent jurist” in the high-profile Lokpal selection committee led by the Prime Minister.
  • The Minister of Commerce and Industry Shri Suresh Prabhu launched the Intellectual Property (IP) mascot – IP Nani in New Delhi.
  • Swachhata Pakhwada’ to renew and reinforce the concept of cleanliness among the officers and staff of the Department.
  • To strengthen security of women passengers in trains, the North Eastern Railway (NER) plans to install ‘panic buttons’ in coaches.
  • 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018.

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