Exam Power: 15 May 2018 Today Current Affairs

Exam Power: 15 May 2018 Today Current Affairs

International Day Of Families is celebrated as 15 May

The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year.

In 1993, the General Assembly of United Nations decided that 15 May of every year should be observed as The International Day of Families. 

This day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.

This year (2018), the theme for the event is ‘Families and inclusive societies’.

UNDP to set up skill development centre in Hyderabad

Aimed at empowering vulnerable and marginalised women by imparting skills training, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will soon set up a skill development centre at 'Bharosa,' an integrated support centre for distressed women and children here. "UNDP has proposed to set up a skill development centre exclusively for clients of Bharosa. Necessary arrangements for setting up the training centre are underway and it will start in the next two-three months

Indian Army Finalises Rs 15,000 Crore Ammunition Production Project

Indian Army finalized a mega 15,000 crore rupees project under which a range of ammunition for its critical weapons and tanks will be produced indigenously.

Around 11 private firms would be involved in the ambitious project.

The immediate aim of the project is to create an inventory of all major weapons to enable the forces to fight a 30-day war while the long-term objective is to cut dependence on imports.

The army has set a specific target for the next 10 years in terms of the volume of ammunition to be produced.

Dharmendra Pradhan, UAE Minister Flag Off 1st Consignment Of ADNOC Crude For India

Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and UAE Minister of State & Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Group CEO Dr. Sultan Al Jaber flagged off the first consignment of 2 million barrels of ADNOC crude for Mangalore Cavern.

During the day, Mr. Pradhan also held the bilateral meeting with H.E. Dr. Jaber.

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister also had an interactive session with over 250 Indian professionals, business leaders and community representatives working in the UAE.

The event was organized by the Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi.

International Children's Film Festival of Kerala

The first edition of the International Children's Film Festival of Kerala will get underway here from tomorrow, with over 140 films, documentaries and short films set to be screened.
The festival will be an opportunity for the children to view world class films, chairman of the organising committee, actor and MLA, Mukesh
The films would be screened at various theatres here and would conclude on May 26, according to organisers the Kerala State Council for Child Welfare, Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, Kerala State Film Development Corporation and the state Institute of Children's literature

Fino Payments Bank Launched Digital Suite

Fino Payments Bank launched a suite of digital products that can be accessed online and through mobile phones with the focus to build the transaction platform.

Fino had launched its mobile banking app BPay in 2017.

The latest initiatives include Unified Payments Interface (UPI), BHIM app - using which customers can access UPI and make P2P payments, net banking, digi savings account which can be opened with only Aadhaar number and PAN card and FasTag for making digital payments at toll plazas on national highways

Lata Mangeshkar Conferred With Swara Mauli Award

Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar was honored with the Swara Mauli title by spiritual guru Vidya Narasimha Bharati Swami. Mangeshkar, 88, was conferred with the award at her residence in Mumbai.

Her sisters Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar and brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar were also present.


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

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