Daily Current Affairs 12th May 2018

National News


1. Customs and Postal Department Hold 1st Ever Joint Conference

i. Indian Customs and Department of India Posts held a first-ever Joint Conference in Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi to deliberate on streamlining of imports and exports by post.

ii. Imports and exports by post are the 6th highest cited citizen grievances under Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMs).

2. 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.

International News

3. International Nurses Day: 12 May

i. International Nurses Day (IND) 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 (ICN) 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.

4. SpaceX Launches Most Powerful Falcon 9 Rocket

i. The California-based aerospace company, SpaceX has blasted off its most powerful Falcon 9 rocket, which is certified to carry humans to space later this year.
ii. The Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket’s main goal for its maiden mission is to propel the first high-orbit communications satellite for Bangladesh, called Bangabandhu Satellite-1.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
  • SpaceX is the US-based aerospace agency.
  • Its CEO is Elon Musk.


5. Venkaiah Naidu 3-Nation Visit: India & Peru Signs Agreement

i. India and Peru signed an agreement in the field of Renewable Energy at Lima. The pact was signed in the presence of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and the Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva Arevalo. This is the final leg of the 3-Nation visit to central America of Indian Vice- President.
ii. During the meeting, the leaders discussed various bilateral and international issues of mutual interest. Vice President’s visit comes at a time when India is celebrating the 55th anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Peru.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
  • Peru Capital- Lima, Currency- Sol.

Awards

6. 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.

Obituaries

 
7. 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. She was 92.
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.
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