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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      BOOK RELEASE BY CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF
i. 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.
ii. The book deals with military judicial system vis-a-vis command and management issues within the military establishments.

2.      INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY: 12 MAY
i. International Nurses Day  is celebrated every year all around the world on 12th of May to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Florence Nightingale and to mark the nurse's contributions towards people’s health.
ii. The International Council of Nurses  has chosen the theme “Nurses A Voice to Lead – Health is a Human right” for IND 2018. It was first celebrated by ICN in the year 1965.

3.      PROF MUHAMMAD YUNUS CONFERRED KISS HUMANITARIAN AWARD 2018
i. Nobel laureate and noted economist Muhammad Yunus was honoured with the 11th KISS Humanitarian Award 2018 at a function held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
ii. Yunus is the founder of Grameen Bank and is known as the Father of Microfinance.


4.      OSCAR-WINNING FILM EDITOR ANNE V. COATES PASSES AWAY
i. British film editor Anne V. Coates, who won an Oscar for David Lean’s epic film Lawrence of Arabia, has passed away.
ii. She also received an Academy Honorary Award, known as a Lifetime Achievement Oscar, in November 2016 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

5.      NOTED LYRICIST, POET, POLITICIAN BALKAVI BAIRAGI PASSES AWAY
i. Noted Hindi film lyricist, Nandram Das Bairagi, popularly known as Balkavi Bairagi, passed away.
ii. Bairagi, a Lok Sabha member between 1984 and 1989 and also a former Rajya Sabha MP.
iii. He also wrote several Hindi poems, among which, "Jhar gaye paat, bisar gayi tehni" is considered a gem by many Hindi poets.

Q1. INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY (IND) IS CELEBRATED EVERY YEAR ALL AROUND THE WORLD ON ____________ TO COMMEMORATE THE BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE AND TO MARK THE NURSE'S CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARDS PEOPLE’S HEALTH.
(a) 12 May
(b) 10 May
(c) 14 May
(d) 16 May       
Q2. GENERAL BIPIN RAWAT, CHIEF OF ARMY THE STAFF RELEASED THE BOOK 'ACROSS THE BENCH - INSIGHT INTO THE INDIAN MILITARY JUDICIAL SYSTEM'. THE BOOK HAS BEEN WRITTEN BY THE FORMER ARMY COMMANDER _____________.
(a) Lt Gen Vijay Shankar
(b) Lt Gen Tribhuvan Das
(c) Lt Gen swamidev Aiyar
(d) Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan
Q3. NAME THE BRITISH FILM EDITOR WHO WON AN OSCAR FOR DAVID LEAN’S EPIC FILM LAWRENCE OF ARABIA AND HAS PASSED AWAY, RECENTLY.
(a) David Lean
(b) Jim Clark
(c) Anne V. Coates
(d) Antony Gibbs
Q4. NAME THE NOBEL LAUREATE AND NOTED ECONOMIST WHO WAS HONOURED WITH THE 11TH KISS HUMANITARIAN AWARD 2018 AT A FUNCTION HELD IN BHUBANESWAR, ODISHA.
(a) Zakir Khan
(b) Muhammad Yunus
(c) Abdullah Ansari
(d) Mohammad Anas

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

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