Current Affairs 8th and 9th May 2016 & GK Updates

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Current Affairs of 8th and 9th May 2016

Current Affairs of 9th May 2016

Asia’s first Rice Technology Park to be established in Gangavati, Karnataka

The Karnataka Government in the first week of May 2016 decided to establish Asia’s first-ever Rice Technology Park at Gangavati. Besides, a Maize Technology Park will also be established at Ranebennur in Haveri district.

China bug Chan’s Megastick declared world’s longest insect

The Insect Museum of West China on 5 May 2016 announced that a stick insect measuring 62.4 centimeters has broken the record for length among the world’s 807625 known insects.

Flying Observatory SOFIA detects Atomic Oxygen in Martian Atmosphere

Atomic Oxygen was detected in the upper layers of the Martian atmosphere known as Mesosphere. This presence of Atomic Oxygen for the first time since the last observation 40 years ago was detected by an instrument onboard the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).

Dial 112 for any Emergency throughout India from 1 January 2017

112, the single emergency number that will help people to reach immediate services of police, ambulance and fire department will be operational throughout India from 1 January 2017. Single emergency number 112 of India will be similar to the ‘911’ all-in-one emergency service in the United States.

Vultures Decline to impact Ecosystem and Human: Utah University

University of Utah biologists on 5 May 2016 released a report titled “Why Vultures matter – and what we lose if they’re gone”. The report published in Biological Conservation highlights the impact of decline in population of vultures on ecosystem and human.

Sadiq Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London

The British Labour party’s Sadiq Khan on 6 May 2016 was elected new Mayor of London. His election as Mayor of London made him the first actively affiliated Muslim to become mayor of a major Western capital.
Khan emerged victorious in the 2016 mayoral elections after defeating Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Zac Goldsmith by 1310143 votes to 994614. Khan assumed the office on 9 May 2016.

100% FDI through Automatic Route permitted in Asset Reconstruction Companies

The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) under Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry permitted 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) into asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) through automatic route.

India ranks Ninth in Crony-Capitalism Index

India is ranked at ninth position in crony-capitalism index that was released by the Economist in the first week of May 2016. India has a crony sector wealth accounting for 3.4 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP).

Shashi Kapoor – the Householder, the Star authored by Aseem Chhabra released

Shashi Kapoor – the Householder, the Star: Aseem Chhabra. Yesteryear’s Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor’s biography titled Shashi Kapoor – the Householder, the Star was released on 6 May 2016.

Novak Djokovic wins 2016 Mutua Madrid Open

Number one seed Novac Djokovic on 8 May 2016 defeated Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to conquer the Mutua Madrid Open title in Madrid, Spain.
It was Djokovic’s fifth win in the last 6 ATP 1000 competitions. With the win, he also reached a record 29 Masters 1000 titles.

UN launches Multi-Partner Trust Fund for Zika virus response

United Nations (UN) on 6 May 2016 announced the establishment of the UN Zika Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) to finance critical unfunded priorities in the response to the Zika outbreak.
The establishment of the fund was announced by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Gujarat government accords minority status to Jain community

Gujarat Government on 7 May 2016 accorded minority status to the Jain community by issuing a government resolution (GR) to this effect.
The decision to accord the minority status to the Jain community was taken by Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.

Current Affairs of 8th May 2016

SpaceX successfully launches Japanese JCSAT-14 Satellite

SpaceX on 6 May 2016 successfully launched the Japanese communications satellite, JCSAT-14 on Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Switzerland honours Yash Chopra with Bronze statue

Switzerland government on 4 May 2016 honoured the late bollywood film maker Yash Chopra with a special statue.
The bronze statue of Yash Chopra which weighed about 250 kilos was inaugurated by his wife Pamela Chopra and daughter-in-law Rani Mukerjee.

ICICI Bank signs MoU with New Development Bank of BRICS

ICICI Bank on 6 May 2016 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the New Development Bank (NDB) to establish a strategic partnership in the areas of bond issuances, co-financing, treasury management and human resources.

Pakistan won 2016 Asia Kabaddi Championship Cup

Defending Champion Pakistan on 6 May 2016 won the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2016 (Circle Style) that held at Wah Cantonment in Pakistan. It defeated India by 19 points.
Pakistan achieved 50 points against 31 by India in the final of the tournament. It is second successive win for Pakistan in the Asian Kabaddi title as they won it in 2012.

PCB appoints Mickey Arthur as Pakistan’s head coach

The Pakistan Cricket Board on 6 May 2016 appointed Mickey Arthur as head coach of Pakistan Cricket Team.
He succeeded Waqar Younis, who resigned after Pakistan’s early exit from the World T20 tournament.
Before this appointment, Arthur coached South Africa from 2005 to 2010, and Australia from 2011 to 2013.

Bombay HC decriminalises beef possession, upholds ban on slaughter of bulls, bullocks in Maharashtra

The Bombay High Court on 6 May 2016 upheld the ban on slaughter of bulls and bullocks in Maharashtra indicating that consumption of beef will remain banned across the state.
A division bench of Justices AS Oka and SC Gupte, however, struck down provisions that criminalised possession of beef of animals slaughtered outside the state.

Enda Kenny re-elected as Prime Minister of Ireland

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was re-elected as Prime Minister of Ireland on 6 May 2016. Kenny, leader of Fine Gael party, was elected for the post 70 days after a general election which had produced no outright winner.

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines to conduct joint water patrols to curb kidnappings

Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines on 5 May 2016 agreed to conduct coordinated sea patrols and establish a hotline to combat piracy and kidnappings in waters bordering the three nations.

These were affairs of 8th may and 9th may 2016, with news of business, sports, national, international, politics, banking and honors etc.

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