Daily Current Affairs – 8th May 2017

  • World Red Cross Day.

  • To mark the 156th birth anniversary of the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore, India is all set to organise a cultural festival in Egypt.

  • According to a Nasscom report, India ranked 3rd globally in number of start ups incubators and accelerators, followed by China & US.

  • Indian movie ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ has become the first ever Indian movie to achieve Rs 1,000 crore earnings.

  • Hockey Him (Himachal), became champions of the 7th Junior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Women).

  • Ustad Raees Khan, the Pakistani sitar maestro passed away.

  • 1st  biorefinery plant inaugurated at Rahu in Pune district, the  plant is capable of producing one million litres of ethanol per annum by processing a variety of biomass like rice and wheat straw, cotton stalk, bagasse, cane trash, corn cobs  & Stover with superior product yields.

  • Emmanuel Macron- crowned as President of France. Become the country’s youngest-ever leader.

  • The facility of online registration of Child Care Institutions across the country  launched by the Minister of Women & Child Development, Maneka Gandhi.

  • Aircel in partnership with NDTV today introduced an IVR and SMS led service, Hyper local News – My City My News. The service aims at offering local, national and entertainment news in English, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Bhojpuri and Tamil to Aircel subscribers. Aircel consumers can subscribe to this service by dialling 51111 (toll free short code) and gain information in regional language through IVR. Available at a cost of Rs 36 per month, the service will also provide users with latest and breaking news as daily SMS alerts. 

  • Helpline number 1800-2084-800 for handicrafts craftsmen launched by union textile minister Smruti Irani.

  • Odisha is all set to introduce boat ambulance service in four districts where people face difficulties in getting health service. The boat ambulance service will be available in the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Kendrapara and Kalahandi where people face problems in availing 108 ambulance services due to intervening large water bodies in the form of rivers and dams disrupting road communication.

  • Great Britain won the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup title after a gap of 23 years.


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