Current Affair For Month “May, 2018”

National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

Date: May 31, 2018

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy with an objective to boost renewable power generation by promoting new projects as well as hybridisation of existing ones. Government is also going to launch scheme for new hybrid projects under this policy.The MNRE is also in the process of launching a scheme for new hybrid projects under this po...

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The Global Wind Summit : WindEurope, in partnership with Wind Energy Hamburg will host it in Sep.2018

Date: May 28, 2018

The first the Global Wind Summit will be held here from September 25-28, 2018.The organisers of the four-day event are expecting speakers from about 100 countries, including India, China, the US, Spain and Denmark.The conference on wind is the largest and most important meeting of the wind industry worldwide. The event combines two conferences, WindEnergy Hamburg and WindEurope.

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Irish abortion referendum:Ireland overturns abortion ban- know all about 8th amendment

Date: May 28, 2018

The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to overturn the abortion ban by 66.4% to 33.6%.Ireland voted decisively to repeal one of the world’s more restrictive abortion bans, sweeping aside generations of conservative patriarchy and dealing the latest in a series of stinging rebukes to the Roman Catholic Church. Accordinly the Eighth Amendment, which grants an equal right to life t...

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Clean Air India Initiative launched to curb air pollution in Indian cities

Date: May 26, 2018

Prime Minister of Netherlands Mark Rutte launched the ‘Clean Air India Initiative’ in New Delhi.
It is a collaborative project between
-Get In The Ring, a platform for start-ups, the government of the Netherlands,
-Start-up India, and
-INDUS Forum, an online matchmaking platform of Indian and Dutch businesses.

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Samagra Shiksha scheme: An initiative to improve quality of school education

Date: May 25, 2018

Human Resource Development Ministry launched Samagra Shiksha scheme for holistic development of school education.

The scheme focuses on,
1- improving quality of education,
2- enhancing the Learning outcomes and
3-using technology to empower children and teachers.

Samagra Shiksha is a program that unifies learning from the pre-school to class 12 levels and encapsu...

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WHO validated elimination trachoma in Nepal: first country in South-East Asia

Date: May 24, 2018

 Nepal has become the first country in south-east Asia to eliminate trachoma, world's leading cause of preventable blindness of infectious origin validated by the World Health Organisation (WHO).Trachoma was the second leading cause of preventable blindness in the Himalayan nation in the 1980s. The Government of Nepal started efforts to eliminate the disease in 2002 with the establish...

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India 145th among 195 countries in Healthcare access and quality (HAQ) index: Lancet Report

Date: May 23, 2018

India is ranked 145th among 195 countries in terms of Healthcare access and quality (HAQ) index in the year 2016.The index was released as part of Global Burden of Disease study released by Lancet, one of the world’ oldest and best known peer-reviewed general medical journal.

In this report India lags behind neighbours China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan but i...

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Nipah Virus (NiV) Infection: Complete information- Outbreak in India Kills at Least 10

Date: May 22, 2018

Why in News- 

10 people in India have died from a rare virus known as Nipah virus, according to news reports.The deaths occurred in Kerala, a state in southern India.

What is it- 

Nipah virus infection is an emerging disease that was first identified in 1999 during an outbreak among pig farmers in Malaysia and Singapore, accord...

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Govt. suggest new policy for cadre allotment for IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS

Date: May 21, 2018

In a radical change that would alter the entire process of selection of civil servants, the government has proposed making the service and the cadre of probationer officers only after they complete a three-month foundation course.

This would mean that mere marks in the UPSC conducted All India Civil Services Examination would not be enough for candidates to get their service all...

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Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0

Date: May 19, 2018

Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is a flagship programme launched by Ministry of Human Resources Development, with the intention to to transform India, in which students from colleges and universities will go to nearby villages to get acquainted with the life of the village people and the problems faced by them in day to day life. It aims to leverage the knowledge base and resources of the Premier Institut...

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