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CURRENT AFFAIRS: MAY 16, 2018By tine malhoire
FROZEN SEMEN CENTRE 1. BIHAR -To conserve and develop indigenous breeds to increase milk productivity, the Agriculture Ministry will set up a frozen semen station in Maranga, Purnea in Bihar. -frozen semen station in Purnea will be the first state-of-the-art semen production center of the country. -According to Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, the frozen semen station is being set up at a cost of Rs 64 crore under the Rashtriya Gokul Mission with 100per cent contribution from the Central Government.
MAY 16 1. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LIVING TOGETHER IN PEACE The UN General-Assembly, in its resolution 72/130, declared 16 May the International Day of Living Together in Peace. 2. AlM -means of regularly mobilizing the efforts of the international community to promote peace, -to uphold the desire to live and act together, united in differences and diversity -to build a sustainable world of peace, solidarity and harmony.
POPSK 1. ALL-WOMEN RUN POST OFFICE PASSPORT SEVA KENDRA OF PUNJAB -The 192nd POPSK of the country and the first one to be operated by an all-women team is located in Phagwara, Punjab. -It was inaugurated by Union Minister Vijay Sampla in the local head Post Office of Phagwara. -The Post Office Passport Seva Kendra is part of the central government's initiative for women empowerment 2. WHAT IS A POST OFFICE PASSPORT SEVA KENDRA
USIBC 1. AMBIKA ha a premier business advocacy organisation, today named Ambika Sharma as its India head -As the USIBC's Managing Director of India operations, Sharma will be responsible for overseeing and guiding its growth strategy in India 2. ABOUT USIBC USIBC is the premier business advocacy organization, comprised of 350 top tier US and Indian companies advancing US-India commercial ties.
MS DHONI 1. NETMEDS Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been announced the brand ambassador of online pharmacy Netmeds.com. 2.WHAT IS NETMEDS 3. AIM OF NETMEDS -Making important medicine more available -And affordable in the country -making it easier for people to stay healthy
MUKUL ROHTAGI 1. EMINENT JURIST Mukul Rohatgi, who once represented the government in the Lokpal case as the attorney general, has been named the "eminent jurist" on the search panel to find the chairman and other members of the anticorruption watchdog. 2. NOMINATED BY Rohatgi, one of the most sought after senior advocates in the Supreme Court, was nominated to the panel by a high-level committee comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice Dipak Misra and the Lok Sabha Speaker.
REDINK AWARD 1. SIR WILLIAM MARK TULLY -Veteran British journalist and former BBC India correspondent Sir william Mark Tully has been chosen for this year's Redlnk award for lifetime achievement in journalism. 2. WORk -The lifetime achievement award to Tully is the recognition of his long and outstanding contribution to Indian journalism. Tully worked with the BBC for 30 years before resigning in July 1994. He held the position of Chief of Bureau, BBC, Delhi, for 20 years.