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CURRENT AFFAIRS: MAY 8, 2018By TINA MAIHOTRA
UNCAP 1. UNCAP3 CNUPK is conducting the third series of the course with US (UNCAP-03) wef May 7-May 25, 2018. 2. AlM OF THE COURSE Enhance capacity of African Troop Contributing Countries train the Trainers from these countries, active participation to peace support activities.
ASIA MEDIA SUMMIT 1. INDIA AS HOST India will host the 15th Asia Media Summit from May 10-12 in which representatives from nearly 40 countries will delve on issues related to the media sector. 2. THEME: Telling Our Stories Asia and More 3. HOSTED BY The summit will be hosted by the Information and Broadcasting (I-B) Ministry, jointly with the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), and public sector firm Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Ltd (BECIL). 4. AIM: encourage regional and bilateral dialogue and cooperation to respond to challenges to the broadcasting sector in the region.
WORLD BANK 1. LOAN FROM THE WB The World Bank will provide a USD 200 million loan to help the government achieve its goal of reducing stunting in children 0-6 years of age from 38.4 per cent to 25 per cent by the year 2022. 2. POSHAN ABHIYAN Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) 3. FOCUS With a focus on improving the coverage and quality of ICDS nutrition services to pregnant and lactating women and children under 3 years of age, the project will include investments in improving the skills and capacities of ICDS staff and community nutrition workers.
MEETING OF CEOS 1. WHY THE MEETING 2. CEO s OF SMART CITIES The two-day first apex conference for the CEOs of Smart Cities will be held in Bhopal. This is the first such conference after the launch of Smart Cities Mission on June 25, 2015. 3. SMART CITIES MISSION As reported by cities, 3,012 projects worth Rs 1,38,984 crore have been identified for implementation under the Modi government's flagship programme. Out of which, over 750 projects of more than Rs 25,000 crore have been completed or are being implemented
LABELS 1. FSSAl: DRAFT REGULATION All packaged food with at least 5% content from genetically engineered sources need to be labelled so. Moreover, foods that exceed norms of sugar and fat should carry 'red' and green' labels specifying the extent to which they do so. 2. CURRENT LAW ON THE SUBJECT Current laws prohibit any GM food unless cleared by the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee, a Environment Ministry body from being sold in the country. 3. OTHER PROVISIONS Food packs would have a designated space coloured RED in case the value of energy from total sugar was more than 10 per cent of the total energy (kcal)
INDIA-KUWAIT 1. DTAA AMENDMENT The tax department has notified the amendments of Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between India and Kuwait, which enables sharing of information with other law enforcement agencies. 2. PROTOCOL Both the countries had on January 15, 2017,signed a protocol to amend the tax treaty The protocol updates the provisions in the DTAA for exchange of information as per international standards -the Protocol enables sharing of the information received from Kuwait for tax purposes with other law enforcement agencies with authorisation of the competent authority of Kuwait and vice versa
WORLD RED CROSS DAY 1. MAY 8 World Red Cross Day is an annual event celebration, celebrating the principles of "International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement". It is celebrated every year to pay tribute to the volunteers participated in the event as well as welcome their precious contribution for helping people in need. 2. ICRC FOUNDER HENRY DURANT 3. OFFICIAL TITLE The official title of the day has changed over time, and it became "World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day" in 1984.