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Current Affairs for May 6, 2018.

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  1. CURRENT AFFAIRS: MAY 6, 2018 By tina malhotra


  2. INDIA-ADB 1. REQUEST TO ADB India requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to expand its sovereign and non- sovereign operations in the country by vng fnancial assistance worth $4 billion a year and support its sustainable growth. 2. INDIAN DELEGATION LED BY Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg 3. MEETINGS ATTENDED -Governors' Roundtable on role of governments -1 2th informal meeting of SAARC -bilateral meetings with the official delegations of Hong Kong and Germany


  3. WORLD LAUGHTER DAY 1. WHAT IS IT ABOUT World Laughter Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide to raise awareness about laughter and its many healing benefits, as well as about thousands of community groups around the world. 2. WHEN CELEBRATED first Sunday of May of every year 3. STARTED IN 1998 World Laughter Day was created in 1998 by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement.


  4. NWIC 1. CENTRAL BODY The government has set up a central body - National Water Informatics Centre to maintain a comprehensive water resources data. It will be a single window source of updated data on water resources in India 2. IMPORTANCE - will be easier to take a decision even on settling inter-state river water sharing dispute -The absence of such updated data currently presents a roadblock in the decision- making process in such disputes


  5. FESTIVAL OF BHARAT 1. HOSTED BY DELHI National capital Delhi will host a six-day-long Festival of Bharat between May 9 and May 14 as a 21st century tribute to the majesty and depth of India's civilization. 2. WHERE:- The event will be held at the Scheduled between 9th May and 14th May at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 3. ACTIVITIES IN THE FEST It will include live evening music fest, a day time lit fest with talks and debates, nutritious Ayurvedic cuisines at the organic food festival, serene morning yoga sessions, meditation and a flea market and exhibition


  6. CHINA 1. APSTAR 6C China launched the Apstar-6C communications satellite, successfully inserting the 5 metric-ton spacecraft into a geostationary-transfer orbit. 2. LAUNCH VEHICLE The Long March 3B launch vehicle lifted off from Launch Complex 2 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China at 12:06 p.m. 3. DEVELOPED BY The Apstar-6C satellite is based on a DFH-4 platform and was developed by China Academy of Space Technology (CAST), a satellite and spacecraft maker under CASC, the main contractor for China's space program


  7. FIRST CENSUS 1. PUNJAB GOVERNMENT To check the aquatic life present in Beas river, the Punjab government has started a census to count the Indus dolphins-one of the world's rarest mammals. 2. ASSISTED BY WWF The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has been assisting the wildlife department to carry out the first census. 3. INDUS DOLPHINS Found only in India and Pakistan, the Indus dolphins are confined to only a 180-km stretch between Talwara and Harike Barrage in Beas river.


  8. PATANJALI 1. TRA'S BRAND TRUST REPORT 2018 Baba Ramdev's flagship company, Patanjali, beat around 1,000 of India's top FMCG companies to emerge as the most trusted brand in the sector, as per TRA's Brand Trust Report 2018 2. ESTABLISHMENT AS A BRAND The Patanjali Ayurved Limited was established in 2006 by Ramdev, along with Acharya Balkrishna, with the objective of establishing a science of Ayurveda in accordance and coordination with the latest technology and ancient wisdom