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G.K Update In English 12th May 2018

By: D.K Chaudhary
1. National Technology Day: 11 May

i. Every year, `National Technology Day’ is celebrated across India on May 11 to memorize the anniversary of Shakti, the Pokhran nuclear test held on 11 May 1998.

ii. The National Technology Day 2018 theme is “Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future”. The first nuclear test Pokhran with a code named as ‘Smiling Buddha’ was carried out in May, 1974.
2. U.S.- India Aviation Summit Held in Mumbai

i. In collaboration with the U.S.-India Aviation Cooperation Program and the Government of India, US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is hosted the 6th U.S.-India Aviation Summit in Mumbai, India.
ii. The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is organizing this visit on behalf of USTDA.



3. Telangana Government Launches Rythu Bandhu Scheme For Farmers

i. The Telangana government introduced Rythu Bandhu, a scheme to provide Rs4,000 per acre each to land-owning farmers for Rabi and Kharif seasons, and issued special passbooks for them.
ii. The programme was flagged off by chief minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, who distributed 298 cheques to farmers at Huzoorabad Mandal in Karimnagar district. The state government has set aside Rs12,000 crore in the 2018-19 budget for Rythu Bandhu.
  • Telangana CM- K Chandrasekhar Rao, Governor- E.S Lakshmi Narasimhan (Add. Charge).


4. Vijay Prahar Exercise of Indian Army Concluded in Rajasthan

i. Indian Army’s month-long Vijay Prahar exercise concluded in Suratgarh, Rajasthan. It was conducted by South Western Command of Indian Army.
ii. The exercise was aimed to orchestrate wide spectrum of threats including  Nuclear, Chemical or Biological (NCB) attack which are planned to be tackled through high tempo joint air and land operation.
  • General Bipin Rawat is the present Chief of Army Staff.

5. CM Pema Khandu Inaugurates Arunachal Pradesh’s Biggest Solar Plant

i. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated the state’s biggest solar power plant at Energy Awareness Park in the presence of Power Minister Tamiyo Taga in Itanagar.
ii. The plant, with a capacity of 1 MW, was commissioned on April 1 at an estimated investment of Rs 8.50 crore. The officials of Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) successfully implemented the project.
  • Arunachal Pradesh CM-  Pema Khandu, Governor- Brigadier BD Mishra (Retd).
  • Mouling National Park is situated in Arunachal Pradesh.

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