Current Affairs 7 May 2016 & Gk Updates

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Current Affairs 7 may 2016 - 3 militants killed in encounter in Pulwama in South Kashmir

3 militants killed in encounter in Pulwama in South Kashmir

Three Hizbul Mujhahideen militants were killed early today in an encounter with security forces during a search operation in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. A joint team of police and army cordoned-off Panzgam village in Pulwama district after receiving specific intelligence about the presence of militants in the area, an army official said.

PM Modi : Kerala needs ‘strong umpire’ in BJP.

The people of Kerala should elect the BJP to play the role of a “strong umpire” to prevent the Congress and CPM from “looting” the state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his first election rally in Kerala on Friday.

JU erupts again as students clash with ABVP `outsiders’ over film

adavpur University erupted once again on Friday evening with Left students’ groups clashing with right-wing nationalists over the screening of a film that had earlier been denied permission by the authorities.

Labour Party’s Sadiq Khan Elected London’s First Muslim Mayor

Sadiq Khan became London’s first Muslim mayor today, as voters rejected attempts to taint him with links to extremism and handed a decisive victory to the bus driver’s son from south London. Khan hailed his victory as the triumph of “hope over fear and unity over division.”

Union government approves proposal of Infosys to set up IT SEZ

Union inter-ministerial Board of Approval (BoA) on 28 April 2016 approved the proposal of Infosys to set up an IT/ITeS special economic zone (SEZ) in Bengaluru in an area spread over 4 hectares.

Alberta Wildfire: State of Emergency declared by Canada Government

Alberta: A province in Western Canada that encompasses mountains, prairies, desert badlands and vast coniferous forests. Alberta, a province in Western Canada, came in news in the first week of May 2016. It came into news on 5 May 2016 after a state of emergency was declared in the city of Fort McMurray due to a massive wildfire destroyed several of homes.

Indian Parashar Kulkarni wins 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Asia Region

Indian Parashar Kulkarni in the first week of May 2016 won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for 2016, for the Asia region. He was awarded for his politically grounded unpublished short fiction ‘Cow and Company’.

Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launched Wi-Fi hotspot at Vijayawada, Kachiguda and Raipur

Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on 5 May 2016 dedicated to the nation a high speed Wi-Fi hotspot at the three Railway Stations. These stations are Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, Kachiguda in Telangana and Raipur in Chhattisgarh.

NASSCOM inks MoU with Facebook to develop a product design initiative

National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) on 5 May 2016 signed a partnership agreement with Facebook to build a product design initiative in India.

Offshore patrol vessel ICGS Shaurya launched

Goa-based defence shipyard, Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), on 5 May 2016 launched Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Shaurya at Vasco. The is the fifth ship of a series of six off-shore patrol vessels (OPVs) that the Indian Coast Guard had tasked the Vasco defence public sector undertaking to build.

Lok Sabha passes the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill 2016

The Lok Sabha on 5 May 2016 passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill 2016. The bill is being seen as a transformational legislation that will help in improving India’s ranking in the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ index.

H R Nagendra Committee on Yoga Education in Universities submitted its recommendations

The Union Government on 5 May 2016 announced that the H.R. Nagendra Committee on Yoga Education in Universities has recommended seven programmes for implementation in universities.

President Pranab Mukherjee confers Niryat Shree and Niryat Bandhu Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee on 4 May 2016 conferred the 15th set of Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) Niryat Shree and Niryat Bandhu Awards in New Delhi.

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba appointed as Chief of the Naval Staff

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, presently Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) Western Naval Command, was appointed as the next Chief of the Naval Staff on 5 May 2016. He will assume the charge on 31 May 2016 as the 23rd chief of Indian Navy and 21st as an Indian.

Kumar Rajesh Chandra appointed Chief of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security

Senior IPS officer Kumar Rajesh Chandra on 5 May 2016 was appointed the Chief of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the name of Chandra for appointment to the post of Director General (formerly known as Commissioner of Security (Civil Aviation) in the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security.

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