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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 11 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 11 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      15TH ASIA-MEDIA SUMMIT BEGINS IN NEW DELHI
i. The 15th Asia Media Summit has begun in New Delhi.
ii. The theme of the Summit is 'Telling our Stories - Asia and More'. Representatives from 40 countries are participating in the Summit.

2.      RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD LAUNCHES WEBSITE OF DIGITAL INDIA INTERNSHIP SCHEME
i. Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the website of Digital India Internship Scheme in New Delhi.
ii.Under this scheme, 25 interns will be inducted for a period of three months.
iii. The internship is an opportunity for a student to secure first hand and practical work experience under the guidance of qualified and experienced Supervisor and Mentor.

3.      15TH FINANCE COMMISSION CONSTITUTED ADVISORY COUNCIL
i. The 15th Finance Commission has constituted an advisory council to advise and assist the commission.
ii.The six-member council will be headed by the President of Forum for Strategic Initiatives, Arvind Virmani.
iii. The role and functions of the council will be to advise the commission on any issue or subject related to the Terms of Reference  of the Commission.

4.      CHINA LAUNCHED GAOFEN-5  TO MONITOR AIR POLLUTION
i. China has successfully launched a hyperspectral imaging satellite 'Gaofen-5' for comprehensive observation of the atmosphere, including air pollution which is one of the country's major problems.
ii.The Gaofen-5 satellite was launched off the back of a Long March 4C rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.

5.      NISHA BHALLA CONFERRED WITH 'WEF 2018' AWARD
i. Nisha Bhalla was felicitated at the recently concluded Annual Women Economic Forum  2018 Awards.
ii.WEF is the largest global gathering of women entrepreneurs and leaders worldwide.
iii. Nisha was presented the 'Excellent Woman of Excellence' award for her spiritual service at the event.

6.      BUSINESS OPTIMISM INDEX: INDIA RANKS 6TH, AUSTRIA TOPS
i. India was ranked 6th on Global Optimism Index released as part of Grant Thornton’s International Business Report in the first quarter of 2018.
ii.  India had topped the chart for four years.
iii.The top five nations in the report are Austria, Finland, Indonesia, the Netherlands and the US.

 OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. THE 15TH ASIA MEDIA SUMMIT (AMS) HAS BEGUN RECENTLY IN NEW DELHI UNDER THE THEME 'TELLING OUR STORIES - ASIA AND MORE'. THE AMS 2018, AN ANNUAL SUMMIT OF THE AIBD, KUALA LUMPUR. AIBD STANDS FOR?
(a) Asia-Pacific Institution for Business Development
(b) Asia-Pacific Institution for Bureaucratic Development
(c) Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development
(d) None of the given options is true
Q2. UNION MINISTER OF ELECTRONICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD LAUNCHED THE WEBSITE OF WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING SCHEME IN NEW DELHI UNDER WHICH 25 INTERNS WILL BE INDUCTED FOR A PERIOD OF THREE MONTHS?
(a) Make in India Scheme
(b) Navbharat Scheme
(c) Intern Development Scheme
(d) Digital India Internship Scheme
Q3. THE 15TH FINANCE COMMISSION HAS CONSTITUTED AN ADVISORY COUNCIL TO ADVISE AND ASSIST THE COMMISSION. THE SIX-MEMBER COUNCIL WILL BE HEADED BY ___________.
(a) Arvind Panagariya
(b) Arvind Virmani
(c) Amitabh Kant
(d) rajiv Kumar


Q4. CHINA HAS SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED A HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING SATELLITE NAMED ____________ FOR COMPREHENSIVE OBSERVATION OF THE ATMOSPHERE, INCLUDING AIR POLLUTION WHICH IS ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S MAJOR PROBLEMS.
(a) Gaofen-5
(b) Ziyuan 3
(c) TanSat
(d) Tiangong-2
Q5. NAME THE HOLISTIC COACH AND CONSULTANT FROM MUMBAI WHO WAS FELICITATED AT THE RECENTLY CONCLUDED ANNUAL WOMEN ECONOMIC FORUM (WEF) 2018 AWARDS?
(a) Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
(b) Nisha Bhalla
(c) Vinita Bali
(d) Mallika Srinivasan

ANSWERS:
1-c      2-d      3-b      4-a      5-b

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