Important Current Affairs May 7, 2018 – One Liner

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Important Current Affairs May 7, 2018 – One Liner

  • Border Roads Organisation (BRO) Raising Day – 07 May 2018
  • Byagari Vijaya Lakshmi, an Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) at the primary health centre (PHC) in Kandi, has been selected for the Florence Nightingale Award for 2018.
  • Anil Ambani led Reliance Infrastructure along with world’s third largest construction player in building bridges, Astaldi S.p.A (Italy) have bagged the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the 17.17 kilometres (km) Versova-Bandra Sea Link Project in Mumbai for Rs.6993.99 crore.
  • First Apex two-day Conference for the CEOs of Smart Cities’ in Bhopal is being organised for providing a platform for cross learning and knowledge sharing among the Smart City CEOs on 8-9 May 2018.
  • Aiming to foster growth for India’s nascent artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) ecosystem, NITI Aayog and Google have come together to work on a range of initiatives to help build the AI ecosystem across the country.
  • 100 additional One Stop Centres have been approved by Ministry of Women and Child Development in the States of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh to facilitate integrated services for women affected with violence.
  • The Government of India signed a loan deal worth $ 200 million with the World Bank on 07.05.2018 for the National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN- PM’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment Abhiyaan).
  • The loan would help the Government of India in achieving its goal of reducing stunting in children 0-6 years of age from 38.4% to 25% by the year 2022.
  • The loan approved will support the first phase scale up to 315 districts across all states and union territories (UTs). 
  • On the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti, the Prime Minister had inaugurated the first ‘Health and Wellness Centre’ under Ayushman Bharat, in the aspirational district of Bijapur in Chhattisgarh.
  • Vladimir Putin took the oath of office for his fourth term as Russian President.
  • S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un are likely to meet in Singapore next month the first between a sitting U.S. President and a North Korean leader
  • National Digital Communications Policy 2018’ — aims to create 40 lakh jobs by 2022, attract $100 billion investment in the sector and ensure broadband coverage at 50 mbps for every citizen.
  • Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) notifies the Protocol amending the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between India and Kuwait.
  • Anitha-SAT, a lightweight satellite developed by a 17-year-old Plus Two pass out student Villet Oviya of Tiruchi, to measure the effects of air pollution and global warming, was launched from Aztra Labs in Mexico City on 07.05.2018
  • Australia unveiled a US$34-million plan to help bring its koala population back from the brink, following a rapid decline in the furry marsupial’s fortunes.
  • Olympic medallist Gagan Narang with young Pooja Ghatkar to win the silver medal in the mixed team 10m air rifle event in Grand Prix of Liberation international shooting competition in Pilsen, Czech Republic.
  • India finished on top in the seven-nation competition with 20 gold, 22 silver and eight bronze medals in South Asian Junior Athletics Championships.

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