National and International News

211 tuberculosis cases in 2016

 According to the World Health Statistics 2018 released by World Health Organisation (WHO), India saw estimated 211 cases of tuberculosis (TB) per 1,00,000 people in 2016.
 India has pledged to eradicate tuberculosis by 2025, five years ahead of global target set by WHO.
 Globally, incidence ofTB registered 19% decline over 16-year period from 173 new and relapse cases per 1,00, 000
population in year 2000 to 140 per 1,00,000 population in 2016.
 Maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in India was 174 per 1,00,000 births in 2015.
 The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030 is to lower MMR for all countries to less than 70 per 1,00,000 births

Emergency Summit of OIC

 The 57-members Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has held extraordinary summit in Istanbul, Turkey to discuss recent Israeli violence against Palestinian protesters in Gaza Strip.
 The summit has been convened at the invitation ofTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
 It condemned massacre of Peaceful Palestinian civilian protestors by the Israeli forces as well as on the official opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem in defiance of international law, UN Security Council (UNSC) and General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution.
 Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is an international organization that aims to provide collective voice to Muslim world and safeguard and protect interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony.
 It was established in 1969 and has administrative centre (headquarters) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

World’s first floating nuclear power plant

 Russia unveiled world’s first floating nuclear power station at port city of Murmansk.
 The Nuclear plant will be loaded with nuclear fuel at Murmansk and will be towed to port of Pevek in autonomous Chukotka region in Russia’s far northeast in Arctic Circle region.
 Akademik Lomonosov was constructed by Russian state nuclear power firm Rosatom.
 It has length of 144 metres and width of 30 metres.
 It is named after Russian Academician Mikhail Lomonosov.

President of Hockey India

 Rajinder Singh taken charge as the new President of Hockey India (HI).
 He succeeded Mariamma Koshy.

Amitabh Bachchan honoured by EU

The Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured by European Union for strengthening Europe-India cultural ties.
Bachchan, whose last release “102 Not Out”, co-starring Rishi Kapoor, was wellreceived by critics as well as audiences, will next be seen in “Thugs of Hindostan”

RBI slaps 5 cr. fine on South Indian Bank

 Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a penalty of₹5 crore on South Indian Bank (SIB) for non-compliance with its directions on Income Recognition and Asset Classification (IRAC) norms, Know Your Customer (KYC) norms and treasury
 The penalty has also been imposed on the Thrissur-headquartered private sector bank for deficiencies in its compliance function and compliance culture.
 In the fourth quarter ended Mar 31, 2018, SIB had reported a 51 per cent jump in net profit at ₹114 crore against ₹76 crore in the year-ago period.
 As of March-end 2018, the bank’s deposits increased 9 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) to ₹72,030 crore and advances were up 17 per cent at ₹55,109 crore

Govt earns Rs.1,400 crore

 According to Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Govt earned Rs 1 ,400 crore as revenue from highly successful e-Visa scheme since its launch in 2014.
 19 lakh tourists made use of e-Visa scheme in 2017 and fees are divided into four slabs of zero, $25, $50 and $75, which were fixed on reciprocity(पारस्पक) and depending on nationality.
 e-Visa scheme provides pre-authorization of visa to foreigners prior to travel to India.
 The scheme is implemented by foreigners division of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to improve efficiency and transparency of various services being provided to foreign nationals.
 The facility is now available for nationals of 163 countries for entry into India through 25 international airports and five sea ports.

India is sixth wealthiest country in the world

According to AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review, India is the sixth wealthiest country in the world with total wealth of $8,230 billion. 
US is the richest nation globally with total wealth of $62,584 billion followed by China ($24,803 billion), Japan ($19,522 billion), UK ($9,919 billion), Germany ($9,660 billion), India ($8,230 billion).
Total wealth refers to private wealth held by all individuals living in each country.
It includes all their assets (cash, equities, property, business interests) less any liabilities excluding the govt funds.
Globally, total private wealth held worldwide amounts to around $215 trillion.
Over the next 10 years, India will overtake Germany and the UK to become the 4th largest wealth market worldwide by 2027.
In the coming decade, China will witness significant rise in total wealth to $69,449 billion by 2027, while wealth of US would be around $75,101 billion

CRPF raises Bastariya Battalion

 The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) commissioned special unit called Bastariya Battalion (numbered 241) to combat Naxals activities in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.
 This is for first time CRFP raised special battalion that includes local representation to enhance combat capabilities
in Naxal-hit area of Bastar district.
 241 Bastariya Battalion comprises total 739 local tribal youths including 198 women combatants (33% female
candidates as per government policy) selected from four highly Naxal infested district in Chhattisgarh, i.e Bijapur,
Dantewada, Narayanpur and Sukma.

Polity Revision

Summons | Adjournment | Prorogation | Dissolution | Quorum | Sessions of State

Pdf of the Lecture : Nano Magazine- 25- May- 2018 By VeeR

Video Lecture by Veer Talyan : 

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