Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 12 May 2018

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 12 May 2018

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12 May 2018

Nobel laureate and noted economist Muhammad Yunus was honored with the 11th KISS Humanitarian Award 2018 at a function held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.  Yunus is the founder of Grameen Bank and is known as the Father of Microfinance.

category: Indian Affairs

12 May 2018

Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj’s two-day visit to Myanmar concluded with a range of bilateral issues discussions and signing seven agreements. During the visit, Swaraj called on H.E U Win Myint, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and met H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Minister for Foreign... Read More

category: International

12 May 2018

General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army the Staff released the book 'Across the Bench - Insight into the Indian Military Judicial System' by Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan, former Army Commander, and Member 'A', Armed Forces Tribunal, Lucknow Bench. The book deals with military judicial system vis-a-vis command and management issues within the... Read More

category: Arts & Culture

12 May 2018

The California-based aerospace company, SpaceX has blasted off its most powerful Falcon 9 rocket, which is certified to carry humans to space later this year. The Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket’s main goal for its maiden mission is to propel the first high-orbit communications satellite for Bangladesh, called Bangabandhu Satellite-1. The Block 5... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

12 May 2018

Telangana Government launched Rythu Bandhu Scheme an investment support scheme to support the livelihood of farmers.it is first of kind investment support scheme for farmers to be launched by any state in India. Under this scheme, farmers will directly get financial training support twice every year.  About 58 lakh... Read More

category: Important Days

12 May 2018

US President Donald Trump’s administration has cut off the funding for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Carbon Monitoring System (CMS). The move comes at a time when the world is struggling to combat climate change. According to Science Magazine, the United States has repeatedly proposed cuts to NASA's... Read More

category: Sports

12 May 2018

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) released a report titled ‘Breastfeeding: A Mother’s Gift, for Every Child’, claiming that over 7.6 million babies are not breastfed each year. Despite the fact that breastmilk saves lives, protects babies and mothers against deadly diseases and leads to... Read More


12 May 2018

India and Peru signed an agreement in the field of Renewable Energy at Lima. The pact was signed in the presence of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and the Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva Arevalo. This is the final leg of the 3-Nation visit to central America of Indian Vice- President. During the meeting, the leaders discussed various bilateral... Read More


12 May 2018

Scientists have discovered world's second oldest grain of magnetic zircon ( a mineral that contains traces of radioactive isotopes ) from champuna from Singhbhum rock sample in Odisha's Kendujhar district. It is an estimated 4, 240 million years old, making it world's second oldest rock ever to be discovered. It is oldest magnetic... Read More

category: Sports

12 May 2018

The inaugural session of the Indian Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 was held at Cannes, France. It was hosted by noted actor Sharad Kelkar. A meeting between the Indian delegation and Ms. Isabelle Giordano, Director General, Unifrance, M. Loic Wong, Director of International Department, CNC, France was held to explore co-production... Read More


12 May 2018

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba purchased leading Pakistani online retailer 'Daraz', continuing its overseas expansion by gaining a foothold in the growing South Asian consumer market. China is seeking closer economic ties with Asian neighbors including Pakistan through its Belt and Road initiative, a strategy to increase trade links... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

12 May 2018

Indian tea industry recorded the highest ever production as well as exports in FY18. The total tea production was 1325.05 million kgs, an increase of 74.56 million kgs as compared to 2016-17. In percentage terms, the increase is around 6%. Similarly, the total quantity of tea exported during the financial year 2017-18 stood at 256.57 million... Read More

category: International

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