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Tuesday, 19 May 2015
7th May Current Affairs
India and Iran signed a MOU. India and Iran has signed MOU for development of the Chabahar Port in Iran. Nitin Gadkari, Indian Road and Highway Minister met with Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi, Iranian Minister for Transport and Urban Development in Tehran where this contract takes place.According to this MOU, India will hire two existing places at the Port and start development operation to make it container and multi-purpose cargo.This portal is located in Sistan-Balochistan Province on Iran’s southeastern coast.The port will help to ship crude oil and urea hence save India transportation costs.

154th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.PM Narender Modi pays tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his 154th birth anniversary describing the bard as “one of India’s greatest thinkers”.He said: “Gurudev Tagore blended the wisdom of India’s past with the promise of its future through his literature, art and music. He also said that “he taught us the power of free thinking while inspiring us to dream of a ‘Heaven of Freedom’ where the mind is without fear and the head can he held high”.”We proudly remember Gurudev Tagore’s immense contribution in the making of our nation.Note that Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. He also compose our national anthem.

Juvenile Justice Bill. Today Lok Sabha passes Juvenile Justice Bill that states that Juvenile aged 16-18 will be treated as adult if he is arresred for grievous crimal offences. In evrey district a Juvenile Board and Child welfare committee will be constituted which will inquire all the facts of offences done by Juvenile and how to deal with it.Eligibility of adoptive children and its wholesome procedure is also included in this bill.

India ranked 140th in Annual Global Mother’s Index. Out of 178 countries, India ranked 140th in Annual Global Mother’s Index. In 2014, India ranked 137th but this time slipped to 140th position. Under this Index four indicators for mother’s measure as follows:Risk of maternal death.
Expected number of years of formal schooling.
Under five mortality rate.
Gross national income per capita and participation of women in government.

Posted byShikha Nandaat07:06Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to PinterestCurrent Affairs 1st May-7 May 2015
Ist May current affairs
International Labour Day Celebrated throughout the world, PM Narender Modi greeted the people of Gujarat and Maharashtra on the foundation Day of these two western states…
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2nd May current affairs
NO “Horn OK Please”, Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport chosen as the World’s Best airport of the year 2014, Largest photo voltaic plant in Madhya Pradesh….
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3rd May current affairs
20,000 crore road project in North east,Skill training to 1.7 lakh in coal sector.,Paytm Partners CCD and Domino’s,World Press Freedom Day celebrated throughout the world…..
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4th May current affairs
The 62th National Film Award,Buddha Purnima observed across the world,Tunisia renowned for making Largest Flag,PM Narender Modi joined “Weibo” …..
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5th May current affairs
“Akash” weapon system inducted in Indian Army,119th Constitutional Amendment Bill,World Asthma Day observed,Rajasthan signed MOU with NHM, UNICEF and GAIN,PM Narender Modi’s official visit to China….
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6th May current affairs
Salman Khan sentenced to 5 year jail in Hit and run case,Goods and services Tax Bill passed,PM to launch three mega social security schemes,Pranab Mukherjee all set for his 4 day tour to Russia,US authorized commercial Ferry services to Cuba …..
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7th May current affairs
India and Iran signed a MOU,154th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, Juvenile Justice Bill passed, India ranked 140th in Annual Global Mother’s Index…
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6th May Current Affairs
Salman Khan sentenced to 5 year jail in Hit and run case. Bollywood Film Actor Salman Khan was sentenced to 5 year jail in Hit and run case. He has been charged for allegedly driving and killing one person and injured four in the road mishap.Mumbai Session Court, Judge DW Deshpande after analyzing all the facts found Salman khan guilty.Charges under Salman Khan convicted are IPC Section 304,IPC Section 279,IPC Section 337,IPC Section 338,IPC Section 427. While giving Judgements, Judge gave references of case Sanjeev Nanda BMW and Alistair Pereira.

Goods and services Tax Bill passed.On 6th May, Goods and services Tax Bill was passed by Lok Sabha. The bill also come under 122nd Amendment Bill that look to put in GST plan in India. Finance Minister Arun jailey headed the meeting and insured state of India to compensate tax loses. For the period of 5 years, It will provides compensation to the States for loss of revenue grows up due to the execution of GST Now, the bill has to be passed in Rajya Sabha. After passing from Upper house it must approve by more than a half of India’s twenty nine states so that the central and state governments would get adequate magnate to tax goods and services.

PM to launch three mega social security schemes. PM Narender Modi to launch three mega social security scheme – Atal Pension Yojna (APY)- pension scheme, Pardhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojna (PMJJBJ)- insurance scheme, Pardhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna (PMSBY)- insurnace scheme. Minisiters in the Union Cabinet gave its approval. On May 9, this schemes will be launched by PM Narendra Modi in Kolkata, capital of West Bengal. At 116 different locations, this scheme will launched including Delhi, capital of India and major centres of different states and district HQ.

Pranab Mukherjee all set for his 4 day tour to Russia. India’s President Pranab Mukherjee is all set for his four day visit to Russia on May 7. On the 70th anniversary of Victory Day, he will participate to commemorate Russia’s victory in the Second World War.This is first official visit as president to Russia. This occasion will held in Moscow in which a 75-member Indian Army contingent will take part in a military parade. The Union minister Manoj Sinha will also accompany President on this trip. In Russia,President Pranab Mukherjee will hold bilateral talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin.

US authorized commercial Ferry services to Cuba US has authorized commercial Ferry services to Cuba to set up first commercial maritime passenger routes in more than 50 years. This is a major step to improve the relations between US and Cuba.

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“Akash” weapon system inducted in Indian ArmyThe Indian Army is all set to induct the ‘Akash’ missile system into its arsenal. Akash is specially planned and designed to defend our country. In Missile, Each regiment consists of 6 launchers, comprising 3 missiles in each. ‘Air Defence system’ and ‘Weapon Locating Radar’, all outfitted in this supersonic missile.This highly equipped multi directional, multi target, all weather air-defence system has capability to engage threats up to a distance of app 25 km. 2 regiments are placed by Indian Army worth rupees 19,000 crores. Deadlines to set up both regiments are July 2015 (first) and 2016 (second).

119th Constitutional Amendment Bill.Today, The Union Cabinet approved the 119th Constitutional Amendment Bill on Land Boundary Agreement between India and Bangladesh. PM Modi headed the cabinet meeting. According to the land boundary agreement, both the countries will return their territories which are not under their possession along with the territories in Assam holding Meghalaya, Tripura and West Bengal too.This bill was forwarded in the Rajya Sabha earlier in 2013 but later on, handover to Shashi Tharoor, the leader of Congress to select a committee and go through all the facts. After analyzing, the committee agreed on execution of the bill.

World Asthma Day observed. The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) has observed World Asthma Day today. The theme of 2015 Asthma Day is “You Can Control Your Asthma.” This event was organized as to spread the awareness about asthma, how to improve and its care across the world. GINA also uses lines “It’s Time to Control Asthma.” as sub-theme. World Asthma Day was first celebrated in the year 1998 by the GINA and more than 35 countries participated in it. Its first “World Asthma Meeting” held in the Barcelona, Spain. In 2016 and 2017, this day will be observed on 3rd May and 2nd May resp.

Rajasthan signed MOU with NHM, UNICEF and GAIN. Rajasthan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with National Health Mission , UNICEF and Global Alliance to tackle the problem of malnutrition. Under this MoU, state government programme will be launched in the state which was expected to be declared during the state budget. During this budget session, Rajasthan government will give assistance to the children those are out of medical and other emergency reach. In this state, around 10, 000 children are placed under malnourished category.

PM Narender Modi’s official visit to China. From May 14 to May 19, PM Narender Modi will pay a visit to China, Mangolia and South Korea. From 14th to 16 May, he will visit China and will hold bilateral meeting with Chinese leaders. On 17th May , he will visit Mangolia, note down he is first ever Indian PM to visit Mongolia. On 18th and 19th May he will attend bilateral meeting with President Park Geun-hye.

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4th May current Affairs
The 62th National Film Award. President Pranab Mukherjee on the ceremony of the 62th National Film Award honoured Shashi Kapoor with Dadasaheb Phalke award. He also rewarded Kangana Ranaut for the Best Actress ad Vijay as the Best Actor.’Haider’, William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy “Hamlet” also chosen for Best Dialogues and Music Direction for the film’s director Vishal Bhardwaj In the ceremony, 45 awards were given for the category of Feature Film along with 21 awards for the category of the Non-Feature film.

Buddha Purnima observed across the world .On the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha (Prince Siddhartha Gautama),the founder of Buddhism, Buddha Purnima is observed.Buddha Purnima is known with the name “Vesak”. The day marks the Nirvana and the death of Lord Buddha.Although, this day is celebrated as festival mainly in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal but people of different countries adopted Buddhism celebrated in their own ways across the world.On this auspicious day, PM Narender Modi also gives away his wishes on social media.

Tunisia renowned for making Largest Flag . Tunisia set a record in the Guinness Book for making largest Flag in the world. Flag used up 80 km of fabric to make the 104,544 sq.m flag and its weight is about 12.6 tonnes,Sources say.In upcoming days the world record will set officially .Khaoula Rachidi, the girl was rewarded by the Tunisian president for standing up for the Tunisian flag after Manouba campus incident where a religious student took down the flag and pushed down the secular female student who tried to stop him.

PM Narender Modi joined “Weibo”. PM Narender Modi has recently joined “Weibo”, a Chinese social media platform. Weibo is always cited as Twitter of China. On Twitter,PM announced the news of his joining Weibo saying, “Hello China! Looking forward to interacting with Chinese friends through Weibo.” Just weeks before his trip to China, PM Modi joined it.

Lu Ping dies at the age of 87. Lu Ping, Beijing negotiator on Hong Kong affairs, dies at age 87. Lu headed as former director in the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO) from 1990 to 1997. He was headed British colonial administration from 1987 to 1992. According to the sources, he had succumbed to cancer of a type.

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20,000 crore road project in North eastCentre launched Rs 20,000-crore road projects in North east region, besides developing inland waterways.The project starts by this year end. At a press conference, Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Jairam Gadkari spoke about the infrastructure development of this region and their plans of development in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh also.Concerning inland waterways, Gadkari added that administration will introduce a piece of legislation shortly as to announce 13 more national waterways on the rivers like Subansiri,Tlawng, Lohit, Aai,Gangadhar, Puthimari, Beki, Dihing, Kopili, , Dikhow, Dhansiri, Doyang and Barak .

Skill training to 1.7 lakh in coal sector. A Memorandum of Agreement has signed between the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and the Coal India Limited today as to give skillful training to 1.7 lakh people.The duration of the training will be two years as per the National Skill Qualification Framework.On this occasion, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Coal Secretary Anil Swarup, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and Coal India chairman S Bhattacharya were present.The purpose behind the program is to encourage people to participate in special education and employment raising vocational training.

Paytm Partners CCD and Domino’s Paytm Mobile wallet service will be accessible at quick service restaurants shortly.Domino’s and Cafe Coffee Day is its new partners , as the Alibaba-backed company forays will put forward both into the offline retail space in upcoming months.A mobile wallet is actually a prepaid payment instrument that provide facility to customers to digitally store money in a secure virtual wallet. Customer can use it to make their payments of bills and others.Mobile wallet services is specially intended for online transactions on eBay,Bookmyshow,IRCTC and Uber.Presently, Paytm is offering its recharge services to DTH and mobile phone services. With these outstanding services, Paytm expects revenue run rate to go higher from USD 1.5 billion to double of it by the end of this year.

World Press Freedom Day celebrated throughout the world. On 3rd May 2015, World Press Freedom Day was observed. “Let Journalism Thrive! “Towards better reporting, gender equality and media safety in the digital age was the theme of year 2015.World press Freedom day was declared by UN General Assembly in December 1993 along with recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference.In 1991, a statement of free press principles put together by African newspaper journalists, hence marks the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek.Its was co-hosted by UNESCO and Ministry of Foreign affairs of Latvia,Riga.This day marks the celebrations of the fundamental principles of press freedom to assess press freedom across the globe. This is right way to fight for journalists against assaults on them and paying tribute to those who lost their lives while exercising their job.

Writer and Director Philip S.Goodman died at the age of 89 At the age of 89, famous writer and director for theater , television and film died at his home in New York. He was writer of 1950s and ’60s TV shows such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Detective,Johnny Staccato, Rocky King and Profiles in Courage.“Love Is a Candy Cane” and “This Notoriety Business.” were his famous renowned.

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2nd May Current Affairs
NO “Horn OK Please”.From Maharashtra Transport Administration, a circular was released banning on writing the phrase “Horn OK Please” on the rear side of heavy trunks and commercial vehicles. This phrase give liberty to motorists to honk without any requirement that cause disturbance in silence zones like school,college,hospitals etc. On today’s developed broader and wider roads, indicators and lights are enough to use while overtaking.

World’s Best Airport of the year 2014.Airport council International (ACI)has declared “Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport as the world’s best airport of 2014.In Jordon, At the ceremony of ACI Asia-Pacific Annual General Assembly, ACI awarded Delhi’s airport with Airport Quality Service award (AQS).

Largest photo voltaic plant in Madhya Pradesh.Madhya Pradesh Cabinet gave its approval for building the largest photo voltaic plant at Gurh tehsil in Rewa district.It will be developed in three power phases containing 250 MW supply.Estimate cost of plant is 4500 crore and estimate time is by March 2017.

14thedition of Indo-French naval exercise VARUNA concluded. In Goa, the 14th edition of Indo-French naval exercise VARUNA concluded on 2 May 2015. Goa Chief-minister Laxmikant Parsekar and Vice Admiral SPS Cheema give their solace presence. In this exercise, Aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle represent French Navy and INS Viraat represent Indian navy.This was remarkable event that makes the Indo-French relation strong and secure.

Crime writer Ruth Rendell died at the age of 85. Ruth Rendell, one of the Britian’s best authors who wrote outstanding 60 crime novels died at the age 85.She created “Inspector Wexford” the most famous fictional character. After serious stroke she admitted to hospital in London and died on saturday morning.

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1st May Current Affairs
International Labour Day celebrated today throughout the world. Story Behind the celebration starts from 1886 in Chicago, USA where a bomb was thrown on people gathered for a general strike for eight-hour workday. For Peace and harmony, In 1904 International Socialist Conference, met and established eight-hour day legally. In India, Chennai was the state where Labour day celebrated the first time.

PM Narender Modi greeted the people of Gujarat and Maharashtra on the foundation day of two western states.On twitter he extend his greetings to the people of Gujrat and Maharashtra.“Greetings to the people of Gujarat on the foundation day of the State,” he tweeted. In 1960, both states established as a outcome of Bombay Reorganisation Act 1960 by the Indian Parliament. On 1 May 1960, this act came into effect that made a ground of annual celebration.

FDA ordered FIR against “Snapdeal”.Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has raided at Goregaon site of snapdeal marketplace. An FIR against the CEO, Kunal Bahl and the directors of Snapdeal is also issued on the matter of selling online drugs and prescription medicines. FDA also order to cancel the online deals from their website.The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, says that only a licensed retailer are allowed to sell prescription medicines only after chceking the prescription given by a Doctor.

China build 57- storey Skyscraper in 19 days. In Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province in south-central China, a developer bulid 57-storey building carrying 800 apartments. Regarding office space, 4,000 people can gather easily there. The building is completely secure and can stand firm in any case of natural calamity like earthquakes. Builders made it using modular approach. It was earlier planned of 220 storeys but it cut down to 57 as it is very near to airport.

New browser “Microsoft Edge” Under the Project “Spartan”, Microsoft revealed “Microsoft Edge” as its new Internet Browser.This latest launched browser will be accessible in technical preview build of the newly available Windows 10 for PCs. The name Edge given after the new rendering engine EdgeHTML that Microsoft is setting in Windows 10 browser. At Build developers conference, company announced its new browser with complete set of details including its usage in getting and creating web content. In addition to this,Microsoft has also brought up Chrome and Firefox extensions compatible with Edge by making fewer changes.

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Discover how to polish Reasoning skills
In competitive exams, Reasoning test Portion is intended only to assess your presence of mind. Your ability to analyze, understand and reason out some perplexing logics that wants your full concentration. Brisk reading, analyzing given facts and puzzling out the problem by a given set of information acutely are the best ways to clear this portion of the exam.
Reasoning test is broadly classified in two categories:
Verbal reasoning
Non verbal reasoning
Verbal reasoning tests are resolved on the basis of words, sentences and sounds that are written in some pattern to convey some meaning.On the other hand non-verbal test is completely based on pictures, gestures, symbols, signs that are not uttered still express some meaning.
Verbal Reasoning
Under this broad category, we start with topic “Blood Relation” that associates with “Family” same as yours. Here for every relationship we will denote symbols that help to clarify the concept. Lets have a look at the symbols we use to represent the different family relationships:
In general, Males and Females are denoted as Male (M+) and Females (F-).
Husband and Wife Relationship:
Here we symbolize the relation with a double headed arrow as:
A is husband of B
P is male and spouse of Q

Brother and Sister Relationship:
Here we denote this brother sister relationship with a single headed arrow as:
K is sister of T
P is the brother of Q
Parent and Child Relationship:
Here Parents relationship with children denote with down headed arrow to represent the hierarchy as:
C is father of D
T is son of K

For All Respective persons like Grandmother and Grand father:
Down single Headed arrow is used to define the relationship of Grands as:
S is father of T, P is father of S and T is son.

How to Solve the given problems:
A and B are children of C, C is the mother of A but B is not the brother of A, what is B to C?
Break the question into different parts A and B are children of C
C is mother of A but B is not the brother of A
The Question is, What is B to C?
B is female has mother C implies B is daughter of C.Hence B option is correct.,
Amit is brother of the son of kamal’s son. What is the relation between Amit and Kamal?
Amit is grandson of kamal
Amit is son of kamal
Amit is brother of Kamal
Amit has no blood relation with Kamal
Break the problem
Amit is brother implies Amit+
Son of Kamal’s son
Combining both the statements
From diagram, it clearly seen that relationships are of Grands. In given options, we have only the first option of Grandson, hence we go for A option “Amit is grandson of kamal”.
A is the father of C but C is not his son. E is the daughter of C. F is the spouse of A. B is the brother of C. D is the son of B.G is the spouse of B. H is the father of G.

Let’s Break the problem
A is the father of C but C is not his son
E is the daughter of C.
F is the spouse of A
B is the brother of C
D is the son of B
G is the spouse of B
H is the father of G.
Completing the diagram
Ques1:Who is the Grandmother of D?
It clearly indicates that F is the Grandmother of D. Hence option C is correctQues2:Who is the son of F?
The diagram shows that B is the son of F. Hence A option is correct.***NOTE***Maternal aunt/ Maternal uncle is from the side of mother relationsPaternal aunt/ Paternal uncle is from the side of Father relations.
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