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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      PM MODI LAID FOUNDATION STONE OF INDIA’S LONGEST ROAD TUNNEL IN J&K
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir.
ii. Prime Minister laid down the foundation stone of 'Zojila Tunnel' on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway in Leh.
iii.The 14.2-kilometre long Zojila tunnel will be India’s longest road tunnel and Asia’s longest bidirectional tunnel.

2.      SHIVANGI PATHAK BECOMES YOUNGEST INDIAN WOMAN TO SCALE MOUNT EVEREST
i. India's Shivangi Pathak has become youngest women of the country to scale Mt Everest from Nepal side.
ii. According to the Managing Director of Seven Summit Treks, Mingma Sherpa, 16-year-old  Haryana Born Shivangi successfully stood atop world’s highest mountain.
iii.Arunima Sinha was the first Indian amputee to climb Mt Everest.

3.      DR HARSH VARDHAN’S ‘GREEN GOOD DEEDS’ GETS GLOBAL RECOGNITION
i. Green Good Deeds, the societal movement launched by Environment, Forest & Climate Change Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to protect the environment and promote good living has found acceptance by the global community.
ii. Dr Harsh Vardan at the ongoing 4th BRICS Environment Ministerial in Durban, South Africa had urged the BRICS nations to jointly help in the development of a social movement to fight for the protection and conservation of the environment.


4.      'AYUSH' FINDS A PLACE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE
i. The Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology has decided to adopt the word ‘AYUSH’ in Hindi and English languages for scientific and technical purposes.
ii. The “AYUSH” became popular as the acronym for five traditional and complementary systems of medicine, namely Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy and successfully adopted and used in all Government communications.

5.      INDIAN ECONOMY PROJECTED TO GROW 7.6% IN 2018-19: UN REPORT
i. India's economy is projected to grow 7.6% in fiscal year 2018-19, remaining the fastest growing economy in the world, according to a United Nations report.
ii. The UN World Economic Situation and Prospects  as of mid-2018 launched recently stated that GDP growth in India is expected to climb to 7.5 and 7.6% in fiscal years 2017-18 and 2018-19 respectively.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI HAD LAID DOWN THE FOUNDATION STONE OF ___________ ON THE SRINAGAR-LEH NATIONAL HIGHWAY IN LEH.
(a) Palahika Tunnel
(b) Zojila Tunnel
(c) Bilasa Tunnel
(d) Mahama Tunnel
Q2. NAME THE SOCIETAL MOVEMENT THAT WAS LAUNCHED BY ENVIRONMENT, FOREST & CLIMATE CHANGE MINISTER DR HARSH VARDHAN TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND PROMOTE GOOD LIVING THAT HAS FOUND ACCEPTANCE BY THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY, RECENTLY.
(a) Live Green
(b) Good For Green
(c) Go Green
(d) Green Good Deeds

ANSWERS:
1-b      2-d

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