Important Current Affairs May 9, 2018 – One Liner



  • The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has decided to develop 1,200 dairy units in Srikakulam district (Andhra Pradesh), enabling farmers to generate assured income.
  • International scientists meet begins in Tirupati
  • Theme – ‘Integrating traditional knowledge and advanced research for sustainable future’.
  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, will visit (2nd to visit after APJ Abdul Kalam) Siachen Base Camp on May 10, 2018 and interact with soldiers posted there.
  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) the National Standards body of India organized a CxO Forum on “Standardizing the Digital Space” on 8 May, 2018 in New Delhi.
  • Indian Railways has introduced a new Humsafar train 22437/22438 Allahabad-AnandVihar (T) Humsafar Express (Tri-weekly).
  • Atal Tinkering Marathon – to identify India’s best student innovators.
  • Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission has approved modern, animal-free tests for drug manufacturers.
  • Modi ranks 9th on the Forbes 2018 list of 75 of ‘The World’s Most Powerful People’ topped by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
  • The United States has pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, President Donald Trump announced
  • To promote electric vehicles in India, the government has approved green licence plates.
  • Scientists have developed a glove-shaped magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) detector that can capture high-quality images of moving joints.
  • A team led by Indian-origin surgeon Neil Malhotra, an assistant professor decided to remove the tumour by using a trans-oral robotic (TORS)
  • The Indian Wheelchair Cricket team beat Bangladesh in three-matches Wheelchair Cricket Series 2018 by 2-0 held at University of Dhaka stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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