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CURRENT AFFAIRS: MAY 13, 2018 By Tina Malhotra
REMITSCOPE 1. REPORT India was the largest remittance- receiving country in the world, with migrant workers from the country sending home USD 69 billion in 2017, according to a report. 2. RemitSCOPE- THREE LARGEST REMITTANCE COUNTRIES The report 'RemitSCOPE - Remittance markets and opportunities - Asia and the Pacific' said India (USD 69 billion), China (USD 64 billion) and the Philippines (USD 33 billion) are the three largest remittance- receiving countries in the world in 2017.
MOU 1 . MAHA-GRHA The Maharashtra government signed an MoU with the Centres Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Council to train state PWD officials to rate government buildings 2. IMPORTANCE Maharastra was the first state to sign such an MoU. 3. WHAT WILL BE DONE GRIHA Council under the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, would train PWD's civil and electrical engineers and architects to rate government buildings as per its parameters, an official statement said
SEED TECHNOLOGY 1. TNAU The seed centre at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) has bagged an award for excellence in research on seed technology 2. AWARDED AT The best performance centre award was presented at the three- day 33rd annual group meeting of the all-India coordinated research project (AICRP) on national seed projects (crops).
INDIAN ARMY 1. AIR CAVALRY The Indian Army recently tested the military concept of an 'Air Cavalry' during the -first used by the US Army to locate and take down enemy ground forces during the Vijay Prahar' exercise in the desert terrain of Rajasthan. Vietnam War. 2. AIM -to enhance its overall defence capabilities. -carry out combined action against the enemy in coordination with tanks and mechanised ground forces.
MOU 1. INDIA AND SACEP The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and South Asian Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP) 2. AIM for co-operation on the response to oil and chemical pollution in the South Asian seas in Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo. promote closer cooperation between India and other maritime nations comprising the South Asian seas region namely Bangladesh, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
ADNOC 1 FIRST OIL CARGP Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) will supply the first oil cargo for India's strategic petroleum reserve (SPR) over the weekend -becoming the first foreign company to lease storage in the country. 2. FIRST SHIPMENT -ADNOC chief executive Sultan Al-Jaber and Indian oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan will wave off the first shipment of oil for the SPR at Mangalore in southern India will store about 5.86 million barrels of oil in the cavern at its own cost, SU