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India – 9% growth rate by 2022

 NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar has exuded confidence that Indian economy will achieve 9 per cent growth rate on sustained basis by 2022 on the back of reforms like GST, demonetisation and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC).
 Indian economy grew by 6.6 per cent in 2017-18 and expected to grow at 7.5 per cent this fiscal.
 He added that this is best time for India to encourage, promote electric vehicles as petrol price is now touching USD 80 per barrel

SBI Q4 loss at Rs 7,718 crore

 India’s largest lender, State Bank of India reported a whopping Rs 7,718 crore loss for Mar 2018 quarter as bad provisions doubled to Rs 22,096 crore from Rs 11,740 crore in the same quarter last year.
 NPA provisions stood at Rs 18,876 crore for Dec quarter.
 The loss was way above Street estimates.
 Gross non-performing assets (NPA) for the quarter rose to 10.91 per cent of total advances, from 10.35 per cent in October-December.

First commercial flight of Arunachal Pradesh lands

 The first commercial flight ofArunachal Pradesh under UDAN scheme has been landed at Pasighat
airport or Advance Landing Ground (ALG) in East Siang district.
This historic moment puts border state on the aviation map of the country.
Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, will operate flight services on Kolkata-Guwahati-Pasighat route
thrice a week – on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
To support operations of small aircraft and some military planes.
UDAN RCS (Regional Connectivity Scheme) was launched in Oct 2016 to develop the regional aviation market.

Black Panther

Chhattisgarh will get specialised antiNaxal combat force known as Black Panther on the lines of the Greyhounds unit of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
 It was announced by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh after chairing meeting on LeftWing Extremism (LWE).
 Greyhounds is elite commando force force that specialises in anti-insurgency operations against Naxals and Maoists and also expert in jungle warfare with operational jurisdiction in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

‘My MP Rojgar Portal’

 Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched ‘My MP Rojgar Portal’
 To provide jobs to youths as per their educational qualification, skills and interest and ensure availability of able candidates to employers as per the need of their business.
 It was prepared by the Madhya Pradesh Skill Development and Employment Generation Board under youth
empowerment mission.
 The portal will provide the youth with the facility for self registration, updating of job preference, information
regarding employers, sector and online application on the basis of sector and job role.

First crude oil cargo from UAE

 India has received the first consignment of 2 million barrels of crude oil from United Arab Emirates (UAE) for its strategic petroleum reserve (SPR) at Mangaluru (on west coast), Karnataka.
 This first consignment from UAE filled one of two strategic reserve caverns at Mangaluru under agreement between
 1) Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd (ISPRL) and
 2) Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).
 Central Govt under phase I of SPR programme had announced to build three underground crude oil storage facilities with total capacity of 5.33 million tonnes at
1)-Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh, storage capacity of 1.33 million tonnes),
2)-Mangalore (Karnataka, 1.5 million tonnes)
3)-Padur (Kerala, 2.5 million tonnes)
 To provide energy security of 10 days of consumption in response to external supply disruptions.

Pakistan among top 3 sources for money laundering

 United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) in its report listed Pakistan among top three sources for money laundering in the country.
 The other two countries are Nigeria and Russia.
 The NCA is non-ministerial UK government law enforcement agency.
 UK is prime destination for foreign corrupt and politically exposed people (PEPs) to launder money.
 It has identified trade misinvoicing as one of the key mechanisms used for such operations.
 Trade misinvoicing is a form of trade-based money laundering.

Gems and Jewellery Exports Dip 22% in April

Person in News

NYSE names first woman chief in 226-year history

 The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) named Stacey Cunningham its first female chief in the history of the 226-year-old exchange.
 She replaces Tom Farley, who’s leaving the company.

Rafael Nadal wins Italian

Open title Rafael Nadal has beaten defending champion Alexander Zverev by 6-1, 1 -6, 6-3 to win Italian Open title for a record 8th time.
 With his victory in Rome, Nadal regained the World No. 1 ranking before the 2018 French Open



Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017

 The Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi has presented the prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017 to the members of the INSV Tarini team in New Delhi.
 The six-member all-women team comprised six members
 The Nari Shakti Puraskars were conferred to the recipients by President Ram Nath Kovind on Mar 08, 2018, on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
 However, the award could not be presented to the INSV Tarini team, as they were sailing then.
 The Six-member all-women team was led by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi.


Pdf of the Lecture :Nano Magazine- 28- May- 2018 By VeeR

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