Important Current Affairs May 8, 2018 – One Liner



May 8 – World Red Cross Day

Theme :-  “Memorable smiles from around the world”.

May 8 – World Thalassemia Day

  • To implement effective governance in the state, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu launched the official ‘NCBN’ (Nara Chandrababu Naidu) App.
  • Odisha Liveable Habitat Mission distribution of pattas (land ownership certificates) to urban slum dwellers at a function in Ganjam district.
  • Rythu Bandhu scheme launch in Warangal – The launching envisages distribution of new passbooks and issuance of cheques (Rs. 4,000 per acre) towards input assistance to all the farmers.
  • Exhibition to commemorate the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, inaugurated at The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi.
  • 15th Asia Media Summit to be hosted by India from May 10-12, 2018 in New Delhi
  • Newly elected Prime Minister of Armenia – Nikol Pashinian
  • Ahmedabad-based Infibeam said it will acquire Snapdeal’s subsidiary Unicommerce.
  • Google said it had appointed Nitin Bawankule as the country head for its cloud business in India.
  • Scientists at the Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute (CSWRI), Avikanagar,Rajasthan have come up with a new laparoscope-assisted insemination technique for sheep.
  • Mark Williams of Wales beat Scotland’s John Higgins to win his third World snooker title.

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