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Latest Current affairs 5 May 2018
Sikkim – 100th functional airport
Q. Recently a new airport is scheduled to be commissioned in Sikkim in June this year. The name of the airport is?
Ans. Pakyong airport
> This airport will be under the UDAN programme
UDAN = ‘ude desh ka aam nagrik’
Two group of ministers (GoM) committee
Q. Recently the GST (goods and services tax) council constituted two group of ministers. These groups are related to?
Ans. Digital payments in GST and Cess (tax) on Sugar under GST
China launced communication satellite
Q. Recently China successfully launched a new communication satellite. The name of the satellite is?
> Launched from Xichang satellite launch center
> APSTAR-6C is hong kong based APT satellite
Conference on Futuristic, Resilient & Digital infrastructure
Q. Recently a conference was held on Futuristic, Resilient & Digital infrastructure. Where did it took place?
> It was organized by Union ministry of Finance
Q. What is swayam program which is launced by Ministry of human resource development
Ans. Higher education program based on digital learning
Single window information centre set up for water resources data
Q. Recently the ministry of Water resources, river development and ganga program opened a single window information centre. The name of the information centre is?
Ans. National water informatics centre (NWIC)
This centre will act as a subordinate office under the water ministry
EAM [External affairs ministry] meeting/session
Q. Sushma swaraj (External affairs minister) held a meeting with Chief ministers of North Eastern states. The meeting is related to?
Ans. Act East Policy
> Meeting was held in New delhi
> Its a policy related to India’s relation with East asian neighbours country
Vaccine for Leptospirosis
Q. Scientist have discovered a new vaccine for Leptospirosis. The researchers were belong to which Indian state?
Ans. Researchers from GBRC [GUJARAT BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE], Gandhinagar
> Leptospirosis is an infection which is caused by Leptospira bacteria
It is an infectious disease
Asia media summit 2018
Q. Which country is going to host the 15th Asia Media Summit?
> Venue will be in New Delhi
> From May 10th to 12th
> Theme = This year theme is ‘telling our stories : Asia and more”
> This summit is organised by AIBD (Asia pacific institute for broadcasting development)
Namami gange programme
Q. A new type of technology is going to used in Namami Gange Programme. The name of the tehcnology is?
Ans. GIS [Geographic information system]
Survey of India will involve this technology which will capture, analyze, store and manage geographical data in this project
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