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International Conference on the TRIPS CBD Linkage to be held on 7-8 June in Geneva

May 31, 2018
TRIPS CBD Linkage is important for India and other developing countries because it seeks to address bio-piracy. It has been a long standing demand of the developing countries that patents should not be granted for existing traditional knowledge and associated genetic resources.

Haryana Cabinet approves comprehensive affordable housing policy

May 31, 2018
The state cabinet of Haryana has approved a comprehensive affordable housing policy -'Housing for all-2018' for core areas of municipalities in the state. According to the policy for core areas, projects would be allowed in core areas of municipal towns with an area of minimum one acre and maximum five acres.

Kailash Satyarthi, AS Kiran Kumar conferred with Santokbaa Humanitarian Award

May 31, 2018
The award was first presented in 2007 and since then, the award has honoured various eminent personalities including Ratan Tata, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Bhikhu Parekh, Dr Verghese Kurien, Gandhian Narayan Desai and Sam Pitroda.

Andhra Pradesh gets separate state symbols post split

May 31, 2018
The state of Andhra Pradesh has notified its separate state symbols post-split and creation of Telangana in 2014. The move comes four years after unified Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated into two states- Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in June, 2014.

World No Tobacco Day observed globally

May 31, 2018
World No Tobacco Day was observed across the world on May 31, 2018. The World Health Organisation (WHO) along with its partners mark the day each year by highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

India, Indonesia elevate ties to establish Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

May 31, 2018
India and Indonesia have issued a joint statement on "Establishing Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’, elevating their existing bilateral ties. The two sides also signed 15 agreements for cooperation in various areas including defence, trade and economy.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 30 May 2018

May 30, 2018
Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on May 29, 2018 announced that the Centre is planning to lay Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) in all the areas bordering China to mitigate connectivity problems being faced by both defence personnel and the civilian population.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 30 May 2018

May 30, 2018
30 May 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like 4th International Yoga Day, Microsoft named as third most valuable firm and CEAT Cricket Ratings awards among others.

Current Affairs in Short: 30 May 2018

May 30, 2018
The Madras High Court has issued a direction to Central Board of Secondary Education to ensure that even private schools affiliated to it, follow only NCERT textbooks and not those of private publishers.

Ministry of Railways launches new user interface of its e-ticketing system

May 30, 2018
The Ministry of Railways has launched a new version of user interface for its online travel portal, irctc.co.in. The new version would enable the users to enquire, search trains and check the availability of seats without login, thereby saving the time of the users.

Centre plans OFC connectivity push on Indo-China border: Nirmala Sitharaman

May 30, 2018
All the border areas along the Indo-China border will be connected with OFC which will greatly improve the mobile and telephone connectivity besides improvement in radio frequency.

Microsoft becomes third most valuable firm globally

May 30, 2018
Technology giant Microsoft has surpassed Google’s parent company Alphabet in market capitalisation for the first time in three years, becoming the third most valuable firm globally after Apple and Amazon. In its third quarter that ended on March 31, Microsoft posted revenue of $26.8 billion and net income of $7.4 billion.

Gaj Yatra launched in Garo Hills of Meghalaya

May 30, 2018
The four-day Gaj Yatra will move the elephant mascot to Williamnagar via Siju and Rongara and will culminate at Baghmara in South Garo Hills district on June 1, 2018.

Union Tribal Affairs Ministry launches exhibition cum sale event ‘Pankha’

May 30, 2018
The Pankhas, a range of exotic hand fans draws inspiration from the eminent Artist Jatin Das and from his collection of 10000 handmade Pankhas.

Power Minister RK Singh launches Web Portal and App called PRAAPTI

May 30, 2018
PRAAPTI App and web portal have been developed to bring transparency in power purchase transactions between Generators and Discoms.

Researchers discover hidden mountain ranges, valleys under Antarctica

May 30, 2018
Researchers have discovered mountain ranges and three huge, deep subglacial valleys hidden beneath the Antarctica ice. The new data will enable new research into the geological processes that created the mountains and basins before the Antarctic ice sheet itself was born.

WHO adopts Resolution on Digital Health initiated by India: JP Nadda

May 29, 2018
The resolution recognises that Digital health technology has a huge potential for supporting Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and improving accessibility, quality and affordability of health services.

Current Affairs in Short: 29 May 2018

May 29, 2018
Pakistan appointed former Chief Justice Nasir Ul Mulk as interim Prime Minister until General Elections that will be held on July 25, 2018.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 29 May 2018

May 29, 2018
Though protests against the plant have been going on since over two decades, they grew in intensity in the past three months after Sterlite Copper applied for approval to double the capacity of the plant to 800,000 metric tonnes per annum.

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