Important Current Affairs May 4, 2018 – One Liner

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May-4 INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS DAY

  • The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has chalked out plans to set up an indoor liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Amaravati next year.
  • Hiranandani Group’s energy arm H-Energy Gateway Private Ltd. launched India’s first floating storage and re-gasification unit (FSRU)-based LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminal at Jaigarh port in the Maharashtra.
  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the centenary celebrations of the Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore May 4, 2018.
  • The 4th Regional Conference on ‘Futuristic, Resilient and Digital Infrastructure’ organized by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) concluded in Bengaluru 04.05.2018.
  • Out of 62 entries for beautification of Station premises, Balharshah and Chandrapur (Central Railway) bag First prize;Madhubani (East Central Railway) and Madurai (Southern Railway) adjudged second; Gandhidham (Western Railway) Kota (West Central Railway) share Third Prize with Secunderabad (South Central Railway) .
  • The first ever Ladies Special train in the world ran between Churchgate and Borivali on 5th May, 1992 Mumbai.
  • Talk-back System is a new security measure introduced by Western Railway last year, on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
  • HRD Ministry notifies 75 National Resource Centres (NRCs) for online refresher programmes for Higher Education faculty through SWAYAM.
  • Minister of State for Human Resource Development awards distinguished writers of Hindi Books on Technical Subjects for their outstanding contribution in New Delhi.
  • Satya Pal Singh also launches Hindi website of AICTE.
  • NITI Aayog and IBM signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) today to develop a crop yield prediction model using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide real time advisory to farmers in Aspirational Districts.
  • National Conference of 244 selected Districts under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) held in New Delhi.
  • National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC) has recently been created by Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation at New Delhi.
  • National Mission for Clean Ganga has brought on board Survey of India, the oldest scientific department in the country set up in 1767, to facilitate the Ganga rejuvenation task by using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology.
  • An 18-year-old Chennai-born girl Vijayakumar Ragavi has won this year’s A*Star Talent Search award in Singapore for her study of genetic heart disease “hypertrophic cardiomyopathy”.
  • Indian-American Deepa Ambekar has been appointed as interim judge to the civil court of New York City, becoming the second Indian-American woman judge in the city.
  • 27th GST council meeting discusses change in GST rate for digital transactions and imposition of Sugar Cess over and above 5% GST and reduction in GST rate on ethanol.
  • New snake found in Western Ghats is currently observed only in the forests of the Anaikatty hills in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore district, has been named Uropeltis bhupathyi, after the late herpetologist S. Bhupathy, for his contributions to the field.

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