Important Current Affairs May 12,13 2018 – One Liner


Important Current Affairs May 12,13 2018 – One Liner

May 12 – International Nurses Day 2018

Theme – “Nurses a Voice to Lead – Health is a Human right”

May 12 – World Migratory Bird Day

Theme – “Unifying our Voices for Birds Conservation”

May 13 – Mothers Day

  • The Arunachal Pradesh cabinet has approved the recommendation of the Nabam Rebia committee that was studying the feasibility of constructing a greenfield airport at Hollongi.
  • Jammu and Kashmir, the state Cabinet sanctioned abolition of stamp duty in case of property registered in both urban and rural areas, in the name of women.
  • Tamil is one of Singapore’s four official languages used in parliament, in schools as mother’s tongue subject and supported by print and broadcast media as well as in all other officials events.
  • North Korea said that it would dismantle its nuclear test site in less than two weeks.
  • Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have reported progress in the development of an environment-friendly propellant hydroxylammonium nitrate (HAN) to power satellites and spacecraft.
  • Researchers from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal, sequenced the whole genome of the bird. This the first time the complete genome of peacock has been sequenced.
  • NASA said it will send a small helicopter to Mars as part of the S. space agency’s 2020 mission to place a next-generation rover on the Martian surface.
  • The Bangladeshi government’s first communications satellite, Bangabandhu-1, was placed into Earth orbit by SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
  • Maharashtra government the first state to sign an MoU with the Centres Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Council to train state PWD officials to rate government buildings.
  • The Kerala State Electricity Board has signed a MoU with the National Thermal Power Corporation for increasing solar power generation in the state.
  • India and Peru signed an Agreement on Cooperation in New and Renewable Energy as the two countries celebrated 55 years of diplomatic ties in Lima on May 11, 2018.
  • MoU was signed for setting up of biogas and bio-CNG plants in the state to tackle the problem of paddy straw burning.
  • Indian Customs and Department of India Posts held a First ever Joint Conference at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi to deliberate on streamlining of imports and exports by post.
  • The Government of Gujarat is promoting the Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR) as an ideal destination for investments in the defence manufacturing sector.
  • Rashtriya Gokul Mission aims to conserve and develop indigenous breeds to increase milk productivity.
  • Frozen Semen Station being set up in Maranga, Purnea under the Rashtriya Gokul Mission with 100% contribution from the Central Government.
  • AR Rahman – Ambassador to promote tourism in Sikkim.
  • Mohit Chauhan (Bollywood playback singer) – Green Ambassador of Sikkim.
  • Defending, four-time World champion Lewis Hamilton extended his lead in the drivers’ World championship at the Spanish Grand Prix.
  • Gagan Narang bagged the gold in men’s air rifle in the International Shooting Championship on 13.05.2018.

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