Current Affairs for 10 May 2016 & Gk Updates

Current Affairs 10 may 2016 with affair In Hindi “World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was observed across the world on 10 May 2016. The theme for 2016 WMBD 2014 was Stop the Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds”, may 2016 current affairs for banking, ibps, ssc, rrb competitive exams:

10 may 2016 current affairs World Migration Bird Day Observed

Anti-Hijacking Bill, 2014 passed in Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha on 9 May 2016 passed the Anti-Hijacking Bill, 2014. The Bill seeks to repeal The Anti-Hijacking Act, 1982. It gives effect to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft, 1970 and it’s Protocol Supplementary, signed on 10 September 2010.

Senior advocate Atma Ram Nadkarni appointed Additional Solicitor General

Senior advocate of Bombay High Court Atma Ram Nadkarni on 9 May 2016 was appointed as Additional Solicitor General (ASG). The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the appointment of Nadkarni as Additional Solicitor General in Supreme Court for a period of three years.

World Migratory Bird Day observed with theme Stop the Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was observed across the world on 10 May 2016. The theme for 2016 WMBD 2014 was Stop the Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds.
The day is observed with an aim to raise awareness and highlight the need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats.

Railwire: Initiative of the RailTel to make ICT available for Common Man

Railwire was in news in the first week of May 2016 as Google launches Free Public Wi-Fi Service at 5 Railway Stations as part of it.

Famous American actor William Schallert died

Famous American actor William Schallert passed away on 8 May 2016 in California, U.S. He was 93.
The actor was best known for his work as Martin Lane on the hit series The Patty Duke Show, which aired on ABC from 1963 until 1966.

Uma Bharti launched Rural Sanitation Initiatives for Ganga Rejuvenation in Jharkhand

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on 9 May 2016 launched nine projects for rural sanitation initiatives for conservation of River Ganga in Sahibganj, Jharkhand.
The initiatives were launched under Namami Gange Programme of the Ministry.

Indian scientist Manvendra K Singh bags SGD 3 million grant from Singapore’s NRF

Dr Manvendra K Singh, a scientist from Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur city, was awarded a grant of SGD 3 million (about 14.7 crore rupees) by Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF).

Indian boxers won 4 medals at 7th Asian Youth Championship

Indian boxers on 9 May 2016 won four medals at the 7th Asian Youth Championships held in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. India finished at third in the overall standings with three silver and a bronze medal in the tournament.
The Indian boxers who won silver medals are National champion Ankush Dahiya (60kg), Ashish Kulhirya (64kg) and Reyal Puri (81kg). Manjeet Singh (+91kg) won the solitary bronze.

Obama signs National Bison Legacy Act making Bison the First National Mammal

US President Barack Obama on 9 May 2016 signed National Bison Legacy Act into law officially making the American bison the country’s first national mammal.
With this, Bison, the animal that once roamed North America, joins the ranks of the Bald Eagle as the official symbol of the country. Its designation as national mammal do not hampers bald eagle’s position as the national animal because eagle that is birthed through eggs in not a mammal.

Ministry of Environment & Forests launches web-based application on Integrated Waste Management System

The Ministry of Environment and Forests on 9 May 2016 launched a web-based application on Integrated Waste Management System (IWMS). The system’s web address is www.iwms.nic.in.

RBI released draft guidelines for licensing of Universal Banks in Private Sector

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 5 May 2016 released Draft Guidelines for on tap Licensing of Universal Banks in the Private Sector. It also sought views and comments on the draft guidelines from banks, non-banking financial institutions, industrial houses, other institutions and the public at large latest by 30 June 2016.

Urgent action needed to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030: UN Report

United Nations released a new report named On the Fast-Track to end the AIDS epidemic on 6 May 2016.
The report warns that the AIDS epidemic could be prolonged indefinitely if urgent action is not taken within the five years to come.

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