Exam Power: 07 May 2018 Today Current Affairs

Exam Power: 07 May 2018 Today Current Affairs
Govt launches National Water Informatics Centre to maintain data on water resources
The government has set up a central body - National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC) - to maintain a comprehensive water resourcesdata. It will be a single window source of updated data on water resources in India.
The NWIC will also collaborate with leading national and international research institutes to provide technical support to central and state organisations dealing with water emergency response of hydrological extremes.

Skill India Organized 'Ajeevika And Kaushal Vikas Mela' In Bhubaneswar

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), together joined hands to amplify the “Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan” of the current incumbent government which is promoting social harmony and awareness around the pro-poor initiatives of the government.

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.

The Festival of Bharat to be Hosted at New Delhi

CITTI Media today announced that the first edition of the five-day Festival of Bharat will now be taking place at arguably India's most iconic - and one of the world's most beautiful - events locations, the IGNCA and IGNCA lawns by Rajpath, in the heart of New Delhi, from 4th - 8th April, 2018.

This stunning setting is within the sight of Rashtrapati Bhawan (The President of India's official residence) and the iconic India Gate. There has been an overwhelming support and interest from the country's most senior leaders, media, partners and members of the public for this Government of India-backed event, to the extent that a larger, purpose- built, and more centrally-located venue has been suggested both for 2018, and for even larger future editions of the event.

Third South Asian Junior Athletics Championships: India Tops With 50 Medals

India finished on top in the 7-nation 3rd South Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Colombo, Sri Lanka on the final day.

India ended with 20 gold, 22 silver and 8 bronze medals (Total 50 Medals). 

Sri Lanka bagged rest of the 12 gold medals in the competition along with 10 silver and 19 bronze.

Pakistan won one silver and a bronze to settle for the third place.

The juniors will next represent India at the 18th Asian Junior Athletics Championships to be held in Gifu, Japan in June 2018.

India's 7% Projected Growth Rate For The Current Fiscal: ADB

Asian Development BankChief Economist Yasuyuki Sawada stated India's projected GDP growth of over 7 percent for the current fiscal (2018-19) is amazingly fast and if this momentum is maintained the size of the economy can double within a decade. 

According to ADB, India should not worry about not achieving 8 percent growth but focus on increasing domestic demand by reducing the income inequality. 

Sources : Indian Express, The Hindu, Economics Time, PIB, Business Standard, ANI

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