Important Current Affairs May 11, 2018 – One Liner
May 11 – 20th National Technology Day .It was on this day two decades ago that the Pokhran nuclear tests took place and demonstrated India’s capacity as a nuclear weapons state
A Sanskrit text titled ‘Gudhartha Tatvaloka,’ written by Dharmadatt Jha (Bachcha Jha) a century ago, is widely considered a tough tome in Navya-nyaya (Neo-logical) discipline of Indian philosophy and logic, not only due to its language but also the ideas within.
The Assam government has decided to urge the Centre for withdrawal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from parts of the state in phases and not at one go.
On May 11,Maharashtra Day celebrated with an array of cultural programs
The inaugural session of the Indian Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 was held at Cannes, France.
Iraq holds its first parliamentary election since declaring victory over the Islamic State (IS) group, with the country hoping to shore up a fragile peace as it looks to rebuild.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli jointly inaugurated a direct bus service betweenJanakpur and Ayodhya, the two sacred cities for Hindus.
The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) will involve banks for ensuring availability of financing options for the private players engaged in Inland Water Transport (IWT) sector.
S. President Donald Trump announced that his country would pull out from the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions on Tehran. It is expected to be hit by the comprehensive sanctions regime, which also affects countries that deal with Iran.
Chinese medical device maker Lepu Medical Technology (Beijing) Co. has entered the Indian market through a subsidiary and is keen to explore opportunities for local manufacturing as well as collaborations.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has barred State-run lender Dena Bank from extending fresh credit in view of deteriorating financial health due to mounting non-performing assets (NPAs). In addition, the lender has also been barred from recruiting staff.
A NASA program that cost $10 million per year to track carbon and methane, key greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, has been cancelled.
The black windmill butterflyByasa crassipes in Arunachal Pradesh’sDibang Valley in the Lower Dihang Valley district. The species was being photographed for the first time in history, and being sighted for the first time in India since 1917.
Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi witnessed signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Myanmar’s Nay Pyi Taw on Friday. India and Myanmar signed seven Memorandums of Understandings (MOUs).
Exercise Harimau Shakti 2018 between Indian and Malaysian Armies concluded with a Closing Ceremony at the tropical rainforests of Hulu Langat on 11 May 2018.
Indian Naval (IN) ship Sumedha, a Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV), has been deployed to undertake joint EEZ surveillance of Maldives from 09 to 17 May 18, as part of Indian Navy’s ‘Mission Based Deployments’.
TheNational Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) conducted a meeting with 17 heat wave-prone States here to review their preparedness and mitigation measures.
Nobel laureate and noted economist Muhammad Yunus who is the founder of Grameen Bank and known as the Father of Microfinance was honoured with the 11th KISS Humanitarian Award 2018
Shri Munu Mahawar (IFS: 1996), presently Joint Secretary at Headquarters, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman.
Rafael Nadal broke John McEnroe’s record of 49 straight sets won on the same surface by beating Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of the Madrid Open.
Robert Lewandowski and Wojciech Szczesny are set to make their World Cup debuts after being included in Poland’s preliminary squad.