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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY: 11 MAY
i. Every year, `National Technology Day' is celebrated across India on May 11 to memorize the anniversary of Shakti, the Pokhran nuclear test held on 11 May 1998.
ii. The National Technology Day 2018 theme is “Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future”. The first nuclear test Pokhran with a code named as ‘Smiling Buddha’ was carried out in May, 1974.

2.      U.S.- INDIA AVIATION SUMMIT HELD IN MUMBAI
i. In collaboration with the U.S.-India Aviation Cooperation Program and the Government of India, US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is hosted the 6th U.S.-India Aviation Summit in Mumbai, India.
ii. The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is organizing this visit on behalf of USTDA.

3.      VIJAY PRAHAR EXERCISE OF INDIAN ARMY CONCLUDED IN RAJASTHAN
i. Indian Army’s month-long Vijay Prahar exercise concluded in Suratgarh, Rajasthan. It was conducted by South Western Command of Indian Army.
ii. The exercise was aimed to orchestrate wide spectrum of threats including  Nuclear, Chemical or Biological (NCB) attack which are planned to be tackled through high tempo joint air and land operation.


4.      PRESIDENT RAM NATH KOVIND, 2ND PRESIDENT TO VISITS ARMY BASE IN SIACHEN
i. President Ram Nath Kovind visited the Army base camp in Siachen, becoming the first President of India to visit the world’s highest battlefield in 14 years.
ii. The previous visit was undertaken by former president APJ Abdul Kalam in April 2004.

5.      MALAYSIA GETS OLDEST PRIME MINISTER IN THE WORLD
i. Mahathir Mohamad was sworn in as Prime Minister of Malaysia.
ii. He has replaced Najib Razak.
ii. Ninety-two-year-old, Mahathir becomes the oldest Prime Minister in the world.

6.      INDIA PAVILION INAUGURATED AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018
i. The inaugural session of the Indian Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 was held at Cannes, France.
ii. It was hosted by noted actor Sharad Kelkar.

7.      INDIAN TEA INDUSTRY RECORDS HIGHEST EVER PRODUCTION, EXPORT IN FY18
i. Indian tea industry has recorded the highest ever production as well as exports in FY18.
ii.The total tea production was 1325.05 million kgs, an increase of 74.56 million kgs as compared to 2016-17.

8.      YES BANK SET TO LAUNCH WATER-SECURITY PROGRAMME
i. YES Bank is all set to roll out a capacity building project with farmers in Haryana and Rajasthan under its ‘Livelihood and Water Security’ CSR initiative.
ii. The overall focus of the programme would be on sustainable agricultural practices and digital literacy.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. NAME THE NINETY-TWO-YEAR-OLD POLITICIAN WHO WAS SWORN IN AS PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA AND BECAME THE OLDEST PRIME MINISTER IN THE WORLD.
(a) Najib Razak
(b) Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(c) Hussein Onn
(d) Mahathir Mohamad
Q2. EVERY YEAR, `NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY' IS CELEBRATED ACROSS INDIA ON ____________ TO MEMORIZE THE ANNIVERSARY OF SHAKTI, THE POKHRAN NUCLEAR TEST.
(a) 5 May
(b) 7 May
(c) 11 May
(d) 13 May
Q3. IN COLLABORATION WITH THE U.S.-INDIA AVIATION COOPERATION PROGRAM AND THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, US TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (USTDA) HOSTED THE 6TH U.S.-INDIA AVIATION SUMMIT IN ___________.
(a) New Delhi
(b) New York
(c) Pune
(d) Mumbai
Q4. PRESIDENT RAM NATH KOVIND VISITED THE ARMY BASE CAMP IN SIACHEN, BECOMING THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF INDIA TO VISIT THE WORLD’S HIGHEST BATTLEFIELD IN 14 YEARS. THE PREVIOUS VISIT WAS UNDERTAKEN BY ______________.
(a) APJ Abdul Kalam
(b) K. R. Narayanan
(c) Shankar Dayal Sharma
(d) R. Venkataraman
Q5. INDIAN TEA INDUSTRY HAS 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 ___________.
(a) 4%
(b) 6%
(c) 8%
(d) 10%

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

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