12 May 2016

Current Affairs Smart-Liners

Current Affairs Smart-Liners
Current Affairs Smart-Liners 12th May 2016:
Dear Aspirants, to make it simple here we have given the Smart-Liners of Daily Current Affairs which will help you to revise and it’s easy to keep it in mind. We hope that it will definitely help you in the preparation.

IMPORTANT DAYS:
·        International Nurses Day
·        Director General Naval Projects(DGNP) Visakhapatnam celebrates Golden Jubilee today
NATIONAL:
·        3-day international Vichaar Mahakumbh to begin in Madhya Pradesh today
·        Uttar Pradesh government approves 200-km 'Bicycle Highway'
·        Centre lifts President's Rule in Uttarakhand
·        Parliament passes bill on potable alcohol
·        Government sets up panel to draft national policy on marine fishery
·        Rajasthan Universities to adopt rainwater harvesting
·        Government fixes ceiling price of 54 drug formulations
·        I-T Dept's PAN-Aadhaar linkage crosses 50 lakh
·        Gujarat BJP to celebrate Vikas Parva to mark completion of 2 years of Modi government
·        Delhi no longer world's most polluted city: WHO
INTERNATIONAL:
·        US ­India Defence Cooperation Act introduced in Senate
·        SAARC nations to set up uniform child helpline
·        Brazil President Rousseff suspended for six months
·        Azerbaijan worst in Europe for LGBTI
·        Islamic State releases app for children
·        Kenya to close World's biggest refugee camp in Dadaab
·        Social fridges scheme of Europe adopted by Argentina as poverty rises
APPOINTMENTS:
·        Manohar elected first independent ICC Chairman
·        Zidane named ambassador for Mumbai-based realtor
·        New chief justices in Tripura, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan
·        AR Rahman named Goodwill Ambassador for Olympics
BANKING :
·        Kotak Mahindra Bank Chief Uday Kotak sole Indian on Forbes’ most powerful list
Books and Authors:
·        Chaos and Caliphate: Jihadis and the West in the Struggle for the Middle East by Patrick Cockburn
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
·        Obama honours Indian-American Teacher Revathi Balakrishnan
·        Uttar Pradesh, Jammu &Kashmir among Lonely Planet Travel Award winners
BUSINESS AND ECONOMY:
·        Reliance Jio launches wallet service JioMoney
·        Nalco signs MoU with BARC for research and development
·        Gold-plated car worth $1 Million displayed in Dubai
·        On-demand driver startup DriversKart buys Driven
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:
·        NASA’s Kepler telescope finds largest trove of exoplanets
·        Scientists develop second skin to reduce wrinkles, eye bags
·        Google Translate enables translations in any app
·        Samsung creates smart surfboard with LED display
·        Instagram debuts new logo, redesigns app
·        WhatsApp launches desktop app for Mac, Windows
·        Opera launches power-saving mode for computers
SPORTS:
·        Ritu Rani, Raghunath & Dharamvir recommended for Arjuna Award
·        Wrestlers Ravinder Khatri, Babita Kumari bag Rio Olympic berths
·        Charlotte Edwards, England women’s cricket captain, retires from international cricket
OBITUARY:
·        Cricket commentator Tony Cozier dies aged 75



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