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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      ANTI TERRORISM DAY: 21 MAY
i. The Anti Terrorism Day is observed on 21 May every year in our country to make the people aware of the anti-social act of terrorism and its impact on human suffering and lives.
ii. The official announcement of National Anti Terrorism Day was made after the assassination of India's seventh Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on 21 May 1991.
iii. He was killed in Tamil Nadu in a campaign by the terrorist. Then, under V.P. Singh government the centre has decided to observe 21st May as Anti Terrorism Day.

2.      INDIA SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRES BRAHMOS MISSILE ALONG ODISHA COAST
i. India successfully test-fired the Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a test range along the Odisha coast to validate some new features.
ii.The trial was conducted to validate its “life extension” technologies developed for the first time in India by DRDO and team Brahmos.

3.      PM MODI LEAVES FOR SOCHI FOR INFORMAL SUMMIT WITH RUSSIAN PRESIDENT
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left on a day-long visit to Russia.
ii. Mr Modi will hold an informal summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi. The interaction will be part of regular consultation between the leadership of the two countries.


4.      RUSSIA UNVEILS WORLD'S 1ST FLOATING NUCLEAR POWER STATION
i. Russia unveiled the world's first floating nuclear power station at a ceremony in the port of the far northern city of Murmansk.
ii. Constructed by the state nuclear power firm Rosatom, the 144 by 30 metre  ship holds two reactors with two 35 megawatt nuclear reactors that are similar to those used to power icebreaker ships.

5.      INDIA’S Q4 GDP GROWTH LIKELY AT 7.4%: ICRA REPORT
i. Rating agency ICRA Ltd expects gross domestic product  growth in the fourth quarter of the fiscal 2017-18 at 7.4% on account of good Rabi crop harvest and improved corporate earnings, up from 7.2% in the third quarter.
ii.ICRA Limited  was set up in 1991 by leading financial/investment institutions, commercial banks and financial services companies.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. THE ANTI-TERRORISM DAY IS OBSERVED ON _____________ EVERY YEAR IN OUR COUNTRY TO MAKE THE PEOPLE AWARE OF THE ANTI-SOCIAL ACT OF TERRORISM AND ITS IMPACT ON HUMAN SUFFERING AND LIVES.
(a) 15 May
(b) 21 May
(c) 19 May
(d) 20 May
Q2. INDIA SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRED THE INDO-RUSSIAN JOINT VENTURE BRAHMOS SUPERSONIC CRUISE MISSILE FROM A TEST RANGE ALONG THE ___________ COAST TO VALIDATE SOME NEW FEATURES.
(a) Karnataka
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Goa
(d) Odisha
Q3. NAME THE COUNTRY THAT HAS UNVEILED THE WORLD'S FIRST FLOATING NUCLEAR POWER STATION IN THE PORT OF THE FAR NORTHERN CITY OF MURMANSK.
(a) France
(b) Russia
(c) China
(d) Japan
Q4. OLD AN INFORMAL SUMMIT WITH RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN.
(a) Samara
(b) Moscow
(c) Sochi
(d) Murmansk
Q5. RATING AGENCY ICRA LTD EXPECTS GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) GROWTH IN THE FOURTH QUARTER OF THE FISCAL 2017-18 AT ___________ ON ACCOUNT OF GOOD RABI CROP HARVEST AND IMPROVED CORPORATE EARNINGS.
(a) 7.4%
(b) 7.3%
(c) 7.2%
(d) 7.1%

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

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