25 May : Current Affairs for SSC CGL-2018 Tier-1
ASEAN India Film Festival To Begin In New Delhi
The ASEAN India Film Festival will begin in New Delhi. The six-day event will be inaugurated by Information and Broadcasting Minister Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore.
- 32 films from 11 countries will be screened during the film festival.
- The festival will celebrate the excellence of cinema by exhibiting films from various ASEAN countries.
- It will build bridges and bring harmony among the ASEAN countries and provide people-to-people contact between member countries especially youth.
Nepal First Country In South-East Asia To Eliminate Trachoma
Nepal Has Become The First Country In South-East Asia To Eliminate Trachoma, World’s Leading Cause Of Preventable Blindness Of Infectious Origin, The World Health Organisation (WHO) Said In A Statement .
India received the 1st cargo of ADNOC crude oil
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to UAE, ISPRL and ADNOC signed an Agreement for storing 5.68 million barrels of crude oil. This is to be stored in the Mangaluru facility of India SPR for emergency and distribution purposes.
- Apart from this the minister of oil Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off 2 million barrels of oil for India.
Cristiano Ronaldo named as the most popular athlete in the world
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo was named the most popular athlete in the world as he topped the ESPN World Fame 100 list for a third straight year.
- Three-time NBA champion Lebron James retained his second spot on the list, while Messi came third.
- 11 Indian athletes including Virat Kohli, Saina Nehwal and Sania Mirza have made it to the list of ESPN World Fame 100 of 2018.
Tejaswini Sawant bagged the gold in the Grand Prix in Munich
Former World Shooting Champion Tejaswini Sawant had bagged the gold in the Grand Prix in Munich, Germany.
- Tejaswini had won the World Championship gold in prone in 2010 in Munich.
- She had recently won gold in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.
Netherlands become the 64th signatory member of the ISA
The Netherlands has become the 64th signatory member of the International Solar Alliance. PM Modi noted that the first Indo-Dutch Centre of Excellence CoE in Vegetables had started in Baramati, Maharashtra.
- India also welcomed the Netherlands as the Partner Country for the TechSummit in 2019.
- According to data from 2016-17, the Netherlands was the fifth largest foreign investor in India.
- Globally, the Netherlands is India’s 28th largest trading partner.
Cambodia hosted the 5th India-CLMV Business Conclave 2018
The 5th India-CLMV Business Conclave was held at Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 21-22 May 2018, which was jointly organized by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry of India along with Ministry of Commerce of Cambodia.
- Here, CLMV stands for Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam.
India-Nepal Joint Battalion Level Exercise SURYA KIRAN-XIII
Joint Military Exercise SURYA KIRAN-XIII between India and Nepal will be conducted at Pithoragarh from 30 May to 12 June 2018.
- The exercise will comprise of nearly 300 soldiers from both Indian and Nepal Army who would be sharing their experiences.
- Exercise SURYA KIRAN is a biannual event which is conducted alternatively in Nepal and India.
Ministry of HRD launches ‘Samagra Siksha’ scheme
The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar has launched the ‘Samagra Shiksha’ – an integrated Scheme for school education in New Delhi on May 24.
- The scheme focuses on improving quality of education, enhancing the Learning outcomes and using technology to empower children and teachers.
- Samagra Shiksha is a program that unifies learning from the pre-school to class 12 levels and encapsulates elements of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Education (TE).
- It aims to treat education holistically as a continuum from pre-school to class 12.
Poland’s Olga Tokarczuk Is This Year’s Man Booker International Prize Winner
Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for fiction for her novel Flights.
- Flights beat five other finalists, including Iraqi writer Ahmed Saadawi’s horror story Frankenstein in Baghdad and South Korean author Han Kang’s meditative novel The White Book.
- The prize is a counterpart to the Man Booker Prize for English-language novels and is open to books in any language that have been translated into English.
- The 50,000-pound ($67,000) award is split evenly between the writer and her translator, Jennifer Croft.