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CURRENT AFFAIRS: MAY 4, 2018 By tina malhotra
WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY 1. MAY 3 World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO's General Conference. -the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek 2. It is can opportunity to: celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; -assess the state of press freedom throughout the world; -defend the media from attacks on their independence; 3. THEME 2018 Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law
US 1. FAITH INITIATIVE US President Donald Trump signed an executive order to create a faith initiative at the White House on the occasion of the National Day of Prayer. 2. BENEFIT The faith initiative will help design new policies that recognise the vital role of faith in families, communities and great country: TRUMP 3. first time that a Hindu priest was invited to the presidential podium: Digalakote
CONFERENCE 1. 4TH REGIONAL CONFERENCE The 4th Regional Conference on 'Futuristic, Resilient and Digital Infrastructure' concluded in Bengaluru 2. ORGANIZED BY organized by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) concluded in Bengaluru. expressing views on how to bring about institutional approaches for futuristic and digital infrastructure in India.
TCS WORLD 10K 2018 MARATHON 1. MARY PIERCE Former tennis star Mary Pierce has been named the International Event Ambassador for TCS World 1OK 2018 Marathon. The marathon, scheduled to be held in Bengaluru for May 27, will see Pierce gracing the occasion. 2. MT VASUDEVAN NAIR Jnanpith laureate M T Vasudevan Nair has won this year's annual ONV Literary Prize, instituted in memory of iconic poet late O NV Kurup, for his overall contributions to Malayalam literature - Anuja Akathoot's poetry collection, 'Amma Urangunnilla' for the young writer award
PAK-AFGHANISTAN 1. REOPENING OF TRADE ROUTE Pakistan has reopened a major trade route with Afghanistan, the Ghulam Khan pass after four years. 2. CLOSURE OF THE AREA after the launch of military operation in North Waziristan. The military launched its Zarbe Azb operation against the outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) 3. REASON BEHIND THE DECISION the fall in bilateral trade to half over the last two years.
FESTIVAL 1. RABINDRA NATH TAGORE India is organising a five-day cultural festival in Egypt to commemorate the 157th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. 2. TITLE An exhibition on the paintings of Tagore, titled 'Rabindranath Tagore: Rhythm in Colours', will be held at the Museum of Ahmed Shawkyat Giza as part of the Tagore festival. 3. ORGANIZED BY The festival is being organised by the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC), the cultural wing of the Indian Embassy in Cairo.