Current Affairs – May, 2018

Upgraded Pinaka rocket successfully test-fired

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test-fired upgraded guided version of Pinaka Rocket from Proof & Experiment Establishment (PXE) at Chandipur, Odisha. During the tests, two rounds were conducted and some more rounds have been planned. Upgraded Pinaka The guided version is Pinaka rocket (Pinaka mark-II) has evolved from earlier version of Read More…

Facebook partners with NCW to launch Digital Literacy Programme

Social networking giant Facebook has partnered with National Commission for Women (NCW) to launch Digital Literacy Programme to train women on safe use of internet and social media. The programme was launched by Facebook in collaboration with Ranchi, Jharkhanda-based Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF), a civil society organisation involved in training related to all aspects of Read More…

Andhra Pradesh notifies new state symbols after bifurcation

Andhra Pradesh Government notified its new state symbols after four year after bifurcation of undivided Andhra Pradesh in 2014 into two states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. These states symbols were notified by State department of environment, forest, science and technology. New state symbols State bird: Rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri). Locally known as Rama Chiluka. Read More…

Scientists create world’s first 3D-printed human corneas

Scientists from Newcastle University, UK have created world’s first 3D printed human corneas (3D printed thin protective film over eye) that could solve problem of shortage of available eye donors and help millions of blind people gain sight again. Cornea is outermost layer of the human eye. Its key function is to focus vision. It Read More…

Government launches India’s first ever guidelines for Adventure Tourism

The Union Ministry of Tourism for first time issued guidelines for Adventure Tourism in India in an effort to make adventure sports safer. These guidelines were launched Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) K. J. Alphons in New Delhi. In past few years, adventure tourism has grown rapidly India. It has been playing vital Read More…