8 May : Current Affairs for SSC CGL-2018 Tier-1

India and the World: A History in Nine Stories’ will be inaugurated at the National Museum auditorium, New Delhi

  • Inaugurated by Dr. Mahesh Sharma ,Minister of State for Culture(I/c) and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
  • This effort made by the British Museum, London; National Museum, New Delhi; and ChhatrapatiShivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai with support of the Culture Ministry.
  • This exhibition will be a part of memorial of 70 years of India’s independence and a year of major cultural exchange between India and the UK (UK/India 2017).

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Skill India ‘Ajeevika And Kaushal Vikas Mela’ organized in Bhubaneswar

  • Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), together joined hands to amplify the “Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan”.
  • MSDE organized a Kaushal and Rojgar Mela at New Women’s College in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, where more than 5000 people from different walks of life participated.
  • More than 29 states of art multi-skill ‘Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras’ was also launched digitally across the country by Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan.

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Google will install 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspots Andra Pradesh

  • Google India has partnered with Andhra Pradesh State FiberNet Limited to set up Wi-Fi stations in all the Gram Panchayats of the state.
  • It will install 25,000 Wi-Fi hotspots by December 2018.
  • In 2016, Google had installed public Wi-Fi networks at 100 railway stations and is now working to expand the project to as many as 400 stations by 2018 end.

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NASA has developed a new kind of reactor : Kilopower

  • NASA has developed a new kind of reactor to be used for space exploration missions.
  • NASA’s Kilopower project works to build the kind of technology that could be used for an affordable fission nuclear power system so astronauts can have longer trips to planets.
  • Kilopower is a small, lightweight fission power system that can deliver 10 kilowatts of electrical power.

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To promote gender equality, Chhattisgarh has decided to recruit transgenders in the police force

  • Chhattisgarh is the first state to recruit transgenders for police while Tamil Nadu is the first state to hire India’s first transgender police officer.
  • In 2014, Supreme Court declared transgender people as the 3rd gender & ruled that they have equal privilege over the fundamental rights.

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Manipur Govt launches ‘Go to Village’ mission

  • The Government of Manipur has launched ‘Go to Village’ mission across the State from Konuma ground of Komlakhong gram panchayat in Imphal West district.
  • The mission was launched simultaneously in 60 villages in all 60 constituencies.
  • Under the new mission, the government will identify the eligible and deserving beneficiaries and deliver government services at their doorstep.

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Ramit Tandon has won the 2018 Abu Dhabi Open squash title

  • In an exciting one-hour final in Abu Dhabi, Ramit toppled number one seed Omar Abdel Meguid of Egypt with scores of 11-6, 6-11, 11-3, 11-2.
  • It was their first meeting on Professional Squash Association (PSA) tour. This is Ramit’s third title on PSA tour.
  • In world rankings, the Indian holds the 65th position, while the Egyptian is placed higher at the 41st spot.

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India inks $200 million loan agreement with World Bank : POSHAN Abhiyaan

  • The loan proceeds will be used for reducing stunting in children 0-6 years of age from 38.4% to 25% by 2022 under POSHAN Abhiyaan.
  • POSHAN Abhiyaan (Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition) was launched in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan in March 2018.
  • It aims to ensure holistic development and adequate nutrition for pregnant women, mothers and children.

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NITI Aayog ink SoI with Google to help grow AI ecosystem in India

  • Under the aegis of this program, Google will train and incubate Indian AI startups in accelerator program.
  • These startups will be mentored and coached by Google and its affiliates to enable them to better leverage AI in their respective business models.
  • Under this partnership, NITI Aayog and Google will jointly organize AI/ML hackathon that will be focused on solving key challenges within healthcare, education, agriculture, financial inclusion, transportation and mobility etc.

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