7 May 2018 Current Affairs For Government Exam

Following is the 7 May 2018 Current Affairs For Government Exam

1. Government to set up marine observation system.

India will establish a Marine Observation System Along the Indian Coast (Mosaic).
At least six observatories – three along the east coast and and an equal number along the west coast – will be established.
The project, to be launched later this year is intended to carry out monitoring, especially the marine coastal pollution.

2. Children’s theatre festival in Kolkata.

Children of various theatre groups from eight countries besides host India will take part in an International Children’s Theatre Festival in the Kolkata.
The eight countries are France, Slovenia, Swaziland, Mexico, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh.
The festival, organised by the ‘Kolkata Eso Natak Shikhi’, is based on the theme “Safe Drive Save Life, Save Kids’ Life”.

3. India to soon begin forecasting of tsunami.

India would now be able to foretell the distance a destructive sea wave would travel after it breaches the coast.
A prediction that can greatly reduce loss of life and property.
The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services has developed a model to predict how far sea water would travel.
This would be a Level-3 alert under India’s Tsunami Early Warning System.

4. BrahMos will be achieving 75% localisation in 6 months.

BrahMos will be achieving 75% localisation in the next six months.
It is also the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile.
As of today 65% of the value (in BrahMos) is created in India.
The Quad launcher is designed for supersonic cruise missiles in an inclined configuration on-board our navy ships.
The launcher provides superior firepower as compared to the twin cannister.

5. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed an atomic clock.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed an atomic clock that will be used in navigation satellites to measure precise location data.
The space agency currently imports atomic clocks from European aerospace manufacturer Astrium for its navigation satellites.
The atomic clock is currently undergoing a series of qualification tests.

6. India-Malaysia joint exercise enters phase 2.

The second phase of the Indian and Malaysian armies’ joint military exercise ‘Harimau Shakti’ was initiated on May 7.
The exercise was conducted in Hulu Langat forest of Malaysia under harsh and humid conditions.
The sappers team from 3 Engineer regiment of the Indian Army are training with the Malaysian Army combat engineers as a part of their first joint exercise.

7. Indian naval commanders conference.

Indian Navy commanders will discuss the country’s maritime security and review the naval force’s mission-based deployments in the Indian Ocean Region.
The commanders would discuss the optimal utilisation of the Navy’s share of the defence budget.
The conference would be addressed by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
The conference starts on May 8 and will conclude on May 11.

8. Panel for revised of India-Nepal Peace and Friendship Treaty.

The final report of a bilateral committee — appointed to advise governments in Delhi and Kathmandu — is likely to suggest that the 1950 India-Nepal Peace and Friendship Treaty should be revised.
The Eminent Persons Group (EPG) was appointed in February 2016 to suggest measures for improving the bilateral ties.
The committee consists of eight members with four persons representing each side.

9. Australia unveiled a US$34-million plan to help save the koala.

Australia unveiled a US$34-million plan to help bring its koala population back from the brink, following a rapid decline in the furry marsupial’s fortunes.
The Australian Koala Foundation estimates there may be as few as 43,000 koalas left in the wild.
Under the Aus$45 million plan, thousands of hectares will be set aside to preserve the marsupial’s natural habitat.

10. Putin to be sworn in as Russian President.

Vladimir Putin is to be sworn in for a 4th term as president of Russia after winning the election in March.
He has been in power for 18 yrs, whether as president or prime minister & opponents have likened his tenure to reign of a tsar, or emperor.
The country’s best-known opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, was barred from standing against Putin, on grounds of a conviction for embezzlement.

11. Mars probe taking mini satellites.

A pair of briefcase-sized spacecraft known as CubeSats are making their way into deep space for the first time, sharing a ride with NASA’s InSight Mars lander.
Mars Cube One (MarCO) is a pair spacecraft that launched along with NASA’s InSight Mars lander on May 5.
CubeSats are generally under 15 kilogrammes, and can weigh as little as about 2.5 kilogrammes.

12. NITI Aayog seeks World Bank’s help.

The NITI Aayog has sought World Bank’s assistance to provide it with information and expertise on fraud detection and prevention.
It will ensure no embezzlement of funds takes place in the Centre’s ambitious Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM).
The World Bank assistance is being taken as it has expertise from its international experience.

13. Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) begins home-delivery of diesel.

After Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), state-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) has launched home-delivery of diesel in Mumbai.
‘HP Fuel Connect’ will deliver diesel to select customers having fixed equipment, heavy machinery in their premises.
IOC had in March launched home-delivery of diesel in Pune.

14. Bangladesh proposes India as Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) observer.

Bangladesh has proposed restructuring of the charter of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) to pave way for inclusion of non-Muslim countries like India as an “observer state”.
The Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) is a 57-member grouping of Muslim majority nations.
India, however, has fairly robust relations with most OIC member states.

15. Royal Navy receives its minesweeping system.

Britain’s Royal Navy has taken the delivery of its first unmanned autonomous minesweeping system.
It can be operated from a land or ship-based control station & can be deployed from a suitable ship or port.

16. 3rd South Asian Junior Athletics Championships: India tops with 50 medals.

India finished on top in the 7-nation 3rd South Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Colombo, Sri Lanka on the final day
India ended with 20 gold, 22 silver and 8 bronze medals (Total 50 Medals).

17. Ramit Tandon wins Abu Dhabi Open squash title.

India’s Ramit Tandon has won the Abu Dhabi Open squash title.
Ramit toppled number one seed Omar Abdel Meguid of Egypt.
This is Ramit’s third title on Professional Squash Association (PSA) tour. In world rankings, the Indian holds the 65th position, while the Egyptian is placed higher at the 41st spot.

18. Gagan Narang-Pooja Ghatkar win silver medal in shooting.

Gagan Narang combined with Pooja Ghatkar to win the mixed team silver medal in the Grand Prix of Liberation international shooting competition in Pilsen, Czech Republic.
Earlier in the tournament, Mihika Poore bagged the women’s air rifle gold.
Nivetha Paramanantham clinched the gold medal in the women’s air pistol after topping the qualification.

19. India won 20 gold at junior athletics meet.

India finished on top in the seven-nation competition with 20 gold, 22 silver and eight bronze medals at the 3rd South Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Colombo.
Host Sri Lanka bagged rest of the 12 gold medals in the competition along with 10 silver and 19 bronze.
The juniors will next represent India at the 18th Asian Junior Athletics Championships to be held in Gifu, Japan.

20. Indian golfer Aditi Ashok finishes T-6th at the Texas Classic.

Indian golfer Aditi Ashok has notched up her second successive top-10 finish by finishing Tied-sixth at the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic.
This was Aditi’s second top-10 in a row after her Tied-seventh at LPGA Mediheal last week.
Aditi is the youngest and first Indian to win the Lalla Aicha Tour School.

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