Current Affairs 2018-2

Current Affairs 2018

  1. “Aluminium: the future” this book is written by Tapan Kumar Chand.
  2. NALCO (National Aluminium Company Limited), launched an app for MSME named “Namasya”.
  3. The Archaeological Survey of India has decided to allow photography in the premise of all central protected monuments/sites except Ajanta Caves, Leh Palace and Mausoleum of Taj Mahal.
  4. Odisha has constituted a heritage cabinet to preserve the history and culture of its territory.
  5. Ministry of Happiness is first made by Madhya Pradesh and second is by Andhra Pradesh.
  6. Industrial fishing is the main reason for the threatening of the krill fish in the Antarctica region.
  7. INS Tarangani will participate in Tall Ship Races- 2018.
  8. International Coastal Zone Management has bagged world Bank’s internal award for exceptional performance in achieving many develop goals.
  9. MeerKAT- a super radio telescope unveiled by South Africa.
  10. Mt. Cook is the highest Mt. peak of New Zealand.
  11. India’s new digital communication policy (New Telecom Policy)
    1. It aims to attract USD 100 billion investments in the digital communication sector by 2022.
    2. It seeks to provide broadband access to all with 50Mbps speed.
    3. It aims to create 40 lakh new jobs by 2022.
  12. TRAI was established in 1997 by an act of parliament Telecom Commission consists of a chairperson and not more than two full time members and not more than two part time members.
  13. Nilgiri Tahr is a state animal of Tamil Nady and they are found in high altitudes in Western Ghats. They are considered endangered in IUCN red list.
  14. The Vice-President of India is the ex-officio President of Indian Council of World Affairs. ICWA is an institution of national importance.
  15. France has 6 times more per capita income than that of India. India ranks at the 123rd position when it comes to per capita income at PPP. India is a home to 2nd largest no. of people in the world who live in extreme poverty after Nigeria.
  16. International Initiatives to control maritime pollution are:
    1. London convention
    2. Basel convention
    3. MARPOL convention
  17. Frying Pan Lake is the largest hot water lake in the world located in New Zealand.
  18. ISRO successfully tested Pad Abort Test that is related to the crew escape system.
  19. UNESCO has signed an agreement with Andhra Pradesh govt. to set up a university designed for gaming.
  20. India Law commission has recommended legalizing the betting and gambling activities.
  21. No GST for cruise tourism for first five years to boost cruise terrorism. 5 ports will be developed by as Cruise Hubs are Mumbai, Goa, Mangalore, Chennai and Kochi.

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