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CURRENT AFFAIRS: MAY 22, 2018 By Tina Malhotra
MAY 22 1. THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (IDB) The day is celebrated to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. 2. SELECTING MAY 22 AS THE DAY -When first created by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in late 1993, 29 December was designated The International Day for Biological Diversity. -In December 2000, the UN General Assembly adopted 22 May as IDB, to commemorate the adoption of the text of the Convention on 22 May 1992 by the Nairobi Final Act of the Conference for the Adoption of the Agreed Text of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
BANGA BHIBUSHAN 1 AWARD Veteran singer Asha Bhosle, Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee and Justice (retd) Shyamal Kumar Sen among others will be conferred with the highest civilian award of West Bengal, the Banga Bibhushan. 2. BANGA BHUSHAN -Banga Bhushan is a title instituted by the West Bengal Government to honour the services of personalities in various fields.
NIPAH VIRUS 1. WHAT IS NIPAH VIRUS INFECTION Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans. 2. FIRST HEARD -NiV was first identified during an outbreak of disease that took place in Kampung Sungai Nipah, Malaysia in 1998. On this occasion, pigs were the intermediate hosts. -In Bangladesh in 2004, humans became infected with NiV as a result of consumingg date palm sap that had been contaminated by infected fruit bats. 3. kerala
NATIONAL NO FLY LIST 1. BIRJU KISHOR SALLA A Mumbai-based jeweller, who created a hijack scare onboard a Jet Airways flight in October last year, has become the first person to be put on the 'National No Fly List', eight months after it was unveiled. 2. ANTI HIJACKING ACT Incidentally, he was also the first to be booked under the stringent Anti-Hijacking Act which had replaced the vintage law of 1982. 3. CIVIL AVIATION REQUIREMEMNT Under the revised civil aviation requirement (CAR), a passenger can be considered to be placed under three categories of unruly behaviour, with category three bearing the harshest punishment
RTS JURY 1. PAWAN SINGH Former shooter and national coach Pawan Singh has been appointed as the Chairman of the Result Timing Score (RTS) Jury by the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) for the ISSF World Cup in Munich. -With this appointment, Singh became the first Indian to chair the RTS Jury at a senior World Cup. 2. DUTIES OF RTS JURY CHAIRMAN 3. Prior to this, Singh has also represented India at the World Conference organised by the ISSF in 2017.
NABARD 1. LED SOLAR STREET LIGHITNG SYSTEM The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned LED Solar Street Lighting system for Arunachal Pradesh under its Rural Infrastructure Development Fund with a total grant of Rs 87.83 lakh. 2. IMPLEMENTED IN The project would be implemented in the four districts of the state Tirap, Longding, Namsai and Tawang. 3. MICRO IRRIGATION FUND With NABARD
NAVIKA SAGAR PARIKARMA 1. WHAT IS IT -Navika Sagar Parikrama is the name of expedition for circumnavigation of the globe on INSV Tarini by Indian Navy's Women Naval Officers. -The six-member all-woman team circumnavigated and manage the whole operation in this first ever global journey. 2. GOA The voyage finished on 21st May 2018 when the crew returned to Goa, with only 4 port calls in Fremantle Australia; Lyttelton, New Zealand; Port Stanley, Falklands; and Cape Town, South Africa and a forced technical halt at Port Louis,Mauritius