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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 8TH MAY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 8TH MAY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. JHARKHAND ANNOUNCES JAN-DEC FY
i. Jharkhand will become the 2nd state in the country to announce its financial year from January to December. According to Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das the new budget will be scheduled in December.
ii. The new fiscal year for Jharkhand would commence from January 1, 2018 and end on December 31, 2018.
iii. Madhya Pradesh was 1st state to adopt the new financial year. In 2017, Jharkhand was the 1st state to table its budget in January.

2. ODISHA TO INTRODUCE BOAT AMBULANCES IN 4 DISTRICTS
i. Odisha will introduce boat ambulance service in 4 districts where people face difficulties in getting health service.
ii. The boat ambulance service will be available in Malkangiri, Koraput, Kendrapara and Kalahandi districts.
iii. The state government has sanctioned 6 boat ambulances for these areas which will be part of the 108 ambulance service. It is a part of an MoU signed between the State Government and the Ziquitza Health Care.


3. GOVT TO SET UP 100 TRAINING INSTITUTES TO SKILL DRIVERS
i. The Union Skill Development Ministry and Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up 100 driver training institutes.
ii. The MoU was signed in New Delhi in the presence of Union Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Minister.
iii. The objective of the MoU is to meet the rising demand for certified commercial drivers in the automotive, construction and logistics sectors.

4. INDIA TO HOLD FESTIVAL IN EGYPT TO MARK RABINDRANATH TAGORE’S BIRTH ANNIVERSARY
i. India will organise cultural festival in Egypt to mark 156th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, the cultural wing of the Indian Embassy in Cairo will organise this festival which will feature a dance show, film screening, a play and painting competition.
ii. The festival is being organised in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, Cultural Production Sector, Cairo Opera House, Dancers’ Guild and the Indian Community Association in Egypt.
iii. Screening of movie ‘Kabuliwala’ directed by Hemen Gupta. This movie is based on Tagore’s novel about an immigrant from Kabul who forms a bond with a young girl in India who reminds him of his daughter in Afghanistan.

5. INTER-MINISTERIAL DELEGATION PARTICIPATED IN BASEL, ROTTERDAM, STOCKHOLM CONVENTIONS IN GENEVA
i. An inter-ministerial Indian delegation headed by Mr. Ajay Narayan Jha – Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change participated in the 2017 Conference of Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm Conventions.
ii. All 3 conferences were held jointly and back-to-back from 24th April 2017 to 5th May 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.
iii. Theme of these meeting was: “A future detoxified: sound management of chemicals and waste”
iv. 13th meeting of the Conference of Parties to Basel Convention: Discussion Topic was Control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal
v. 8th meeting of the Conference of Parties to Rotterdam Convention: Discussion Topic was Prior informed consent procedure for certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in international trade.
vi. 8th meeting of the Conference of Parties to Stockholm Convention: Discussion Topic was Persistent organic pollutants.

6. SACHIN TENDULKAR CONFERRED WITH FELLOWSHIP AWARD IN UK
i. Sachin Tendulkar conferred with Fellowship Award at the 7th annual Asian Awards in UK.
ii. India’s cricket icon plans to support charities and various initiatives to help the under-privileged people in the 2nd innings of his life. He also plans to provide solar lights to poor people in India.
iii. The ceremony, which celebrates excellence in the global Asian community, also paid tribute to Indian actor Om Puri. The award for outstanding achievement in Cinema was posthumously conferred on Om Puri.
iv. India’s playback singer Adnan Sami won the award for outstanding achievement in Music.

7. SHIVA THAPA WINS SILVER AT ASIAN BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS
i. Indian Boxer Shiva Thapa won a silver medal at the Asian Boxing Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He lost the final match to Elnur Abduraimov from Uzbekistan.
ii. Shiva Thapa had reached the finals by defeating Olympic bronze-medallist, Asian Games gold-medallist Dorjnyambuu Otgondalai of Mongolia in semi-final match.
iii. This is Shiva’s 3rd back-to-back medal at Asian Boxing Championships. Earlier he won Gold Medal in 2013 and Bronze Medal in 2015.
i. Shiva had won bronze medal in World Championships under bantamweight (56kg) category.

8. 86-YEAR-OLD NEPALI MOUNTAINEER DIES ON MT EVEREST
i. Min Bahadur Sherchan, the oldest climber to scale the Mount Everest has died.
ii. Sherchan had scaled the Everest at the age of 76 in 2008 and recorded his name in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010 as the oldest climber.
iii. 5 years later his record was broken by an 80-year-old Japanese national Yuichiro Miura. Sherchan aimed at reclaiming the crown of oldest climber to ascend the 8,848-meter peak.
iv. He was climbing the Everest for the cause of the world peace and to protect Earth besides winning back the record.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHICH STATE GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED TO BECOME THE 2ND STATE IN THE COUNTRY TO RESCHEDULE ITS FINANCIAL YEAR FROM JANUARY TO DECEMBER?
a)  Jharkhand
b)  Gujarat
c)  Maharashtra
d)  Rajasthan
Q2. WHICH STATE WILL INTRODUCE BOAT AMBULANCE SERVICE IN 4 DISTRICTS WHERE PEOPLE FACE DIFFICULTIES IN GETTING HEALTH SERVICE?
a)  Andhra Pradesh
b)  Kerala
c)  Odisha
d)  West Bengal
Q3. UNION MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT & HIGHWAYS AND THE UNION SKILL DEVELOPMENT MINISTRY HAVE SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING TO SET UP ________ DRIVER TRAINING INSTITUTES ACROSS INDIA?
a)  50
b)  100
c)  125
d)  75
Q4. WHICH INDIAN BOXER HAS WON A SILVER MEDAL AT THE ASIAN BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN?
a)  Devendro Singh
b)  Vijender Singh
c)  Manoj Kumar
d)  Shiva Thapa
Q5. NEPAL’S 86-YEAR-OLD MOUNTAINEER ________, WHO WAS ONCE THE OLDEST CLIMBER TO SCALE THE MOUNT EVEREST, DIED AT ITS BASE CAMP?
a)  Bal Krishna Mahara
b)  Gauri Shankar Khand
c)  Min Bahadur Sherchan
d)  Ajay Kumar Karki

ANSWERS: 

1 - A    2 - C    3 - B    4 - D    5 - C

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