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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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  1. SURESH PRABHU LAUNCHED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MASCOT ‘IP NANI’
i. Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu has launched the Intellectual Property  mascot ‘IP Nani’.
ii. The mascot was launched during a conference on the National Intellectual Property Rights Policy in New Delhi.
iii. The first and foremost objective of the Policy is “IPR Awareness: Outreach and Promotion”, aimed at raising awareness on IPR for school children to nurture creativity and the ability to innovate from a very young age.

  1. HIMACHAL GOVT SANCTIONS RS 25 CR FOR RENOVATING BANTONY CASTLE
i. The Himachal Pradesh government will spend 25 crore rupees on renovating and developing the historic British Raj 'Bantony Castle Estate as a major tourist attraction.
ii. The Bantony Castle, owned by a business family and housing the state police headquarters, was acquired by the government for over 27 crores two years ago.

  1. CYCLONE SAGAR: IMD ISSUES ADVISORY TO 5 STATES, 1 UT
i. Indian Meteorological Department  has issued an advisory to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and the Lakshadweep archipelago over cyclonic storm ‘SAGAR’.

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.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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  1. INDIA'S 1ST SOLAR POWERED RAILWAY STATION IN GUWAHATI
i. Guwahati now has India's first railway station run by solar power.
ii.The project of installing solar panels was commissioned in April 2017.
iii. The solar-powered station is aimed at reducing carbon-footprint as well as cut down power costs drastically.

  1. INDORE, INDIA’S CLEANEST CITY IN SWACHH SURVEKSHAN-2018
i. As per the Swachh Survekshan-2018 results, Indore has once again emerged as the cleanliest city in India.
ii.Bhopal has been ranked 2nd and Chandigarh 3rd in the survey at the national level.
iii. Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh is India’s cleanest big city with a population of over 10 lakh.
iv. Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh is ‘Fastest Mover’ big city.
v.New Delhi Municipal Council is country’s cleanest small city having a population between one lakh to three lakh.
vi.Jharkhand has been declared the best-performing state.

  1. IN A 1ST, 3-DAY INTERNATIONAL RAIL COACH EXPO STARTS IN CHENNAI
i. For the first time, an international rail coach expo, displaying rail coaches and train-sets, has been held in Chennai.
ii.Reputed railcar and equipment manufacturers showcased their technology and products at the expo, which was a unique platform to bring different suppliers under one roof and create synergy for "Make in India".

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