Important Current Affairs May 5 and 6 2018 – One Liner


Important Current Affairs May 5&6, 2018 – One Liner

  • State-owned fertilizer firm (NFL) National Fertilizers will invest Rs.1,250 crore over the next two years on energy-saving projects in its five existing plants and setting up a new factory in Madhya Pradesh to produce di-nitrogen tetroxide.
  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, graced and addressed the 160thconvocation of the University of Madras on May 5, 2018 in Chennai.
  • Google Inc, USA has funded a Google Code Lab at Vasireddy Venkatadri Institute of Technology (VVIT), Nambur in association with P. Skill Development Corporation.
  • Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on 05.05.2018 opened a portal – – for single window clearance to the MSME sector.
  • Repeated failures of foreign-made atomic clocks have dogged NavIC project. Seven-satellite Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), also known as NavIC (Navigation in Indian Constellation).
  • The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu departed for a 6-day first official foreign visit to Guatemala, Panama and Peru.
  • ‘India and the World: A History in Nine Stories’ was planned as part of commemoration of 70 years of India’s independence and a year of major cultural exchange between India and the UK (UK/India 2017).
  • LPG penetration in the State of Odisha has reached 55 % by 1st May 2018.
  • The first edition of this year’s Bi-annual Naval Commander’s Conference is scheduled from 08 to 11 May 18.
  • Border Roads Organisation (BRO), is celebrating its Raising Day on 07 May 2018. BRO, a leader in the arena of infrastructural development in the border areas of the country is celebrating its 58 years of glorious service to the nation.
  • The Plenary Session of the 51st Annual Meeting of Asian Development Bank (ADB)05.2018 in Manila and welcomed the ADB’s Strategy 2030.
  • North Korea readjusted its time zone to match South Korea’s on May 5 and described the change as an early step toward making the longtime rivals “become one” following a landmark summit.
  • Japanese “Togyu” bullfighting organisers said on 05.05.2018 they had lifted a long-standing ban on women entering the sport’s “sacred” ring.
  • India’s top explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp. on 04.05.2018 floated a mini tender to sell Brazil’s heavy oil Ostra in June-November, a tender document showed.
  • ONGC Videsh, the overseas investment arm of ONGC, owns a 27% stake in BC-10 block in Brazil.
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended that adults and children should consume a maximum of 10% of their daily calorie intake in the form of saturated fat (found in meat and butter) and 1% in trans fats.
  • The brown peach aphid – an insect that attacks temperate fruit trees – has been recorded in the Kashmir Valley, the fruit bowl of India for the first time.
  • Using three bacterial species isolated from domestic sewage, researchers from India have successfully removed chloropyrifos pesticide from both water and soil.
  • A key peptide that can be used to develop a new preventive vaccine against leptospirosis has been successfully identified by researchers from the Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre.
  • NASA on May 5 blasted off its latest Mars lander, InSight, designed to perch on the surface and listen for “Marsquakes” ahead of eventual human missions to explore the Red Planet.
  • Haryana’s 400m hurdler Aman and Tamil Nadu triple jumper Priyadharshini Suresh struck gold in the South Asian junior athletics championships here on 06.05.2018.
  • The first ‘Marshal Arjan Singh Memorial’ All India Hockey Tournament is being conducted by Air Force Sports Control Board, New Delhi to honour the great soldier.

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