Current Affairs
  1. For setting up of India-Palestine Super-specialty hospital at Beit Sahour in Bethelhem Governorate at a cost ofUS$ 30 million, MOU between India and Palestine.
  • At a cost of US$ 5 million, MOU between India and Palestine for construction of India Palestine Centre for Empowring women, “Turathi”.
  • At a cost of US$ 5 million, MOU between India and Palestine for setting up of new National Printing Press at
  • At a cost of US$ 1 million, MOU between India and Palestine Construction of school in Muthalth Al Shuhada Village.
  • At a cost of US$ 1.1 million, MOU between India and Palestine Construction of school in Tamoon village in Tubas Governorate in Palestine.
  • MOU between India and Palestine Assistance of US$ 0.25 million for construction of additional floor to Jawahar Lal Nehru for Boys at Abu Dees
  1. Abu Dhabi’s first Hindu temple inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Hindu community living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • In Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE which is home to a huge Indian diaspora, the temple will be first built.
  • Via video conferencing from the Dubai Opera House PM laid the foundation stone for the temple.
  • It has two Hindu temples which are located in Dubai.
  • This is Modi’s second visit to the UAE after August 2015.
  1. With a total wealth of USD 950 billion, India’s financial capital Mumbai has been named among the top 15 wealthiest cities globally, while New York topped the list, says a report.
  • India is the 12th wealthiest city, followed by Toronto with a total wealth of USD 944 billion, Frankfurt (14th, USD 912 billion) and Paris (15th, USD 860 billion), According to a report by New World Wealth.
  • In terms of billionaire population Mumbai, also features among the top 10 cities. The city is home to 28 billionaires, individuals with USD 1 billion or more in net assets.
  1. Government has decided to establish a Cyber Crime Reporting Portal to report Cyber Crimes Against Women said the Union Home Minister.
  • Dedicated Cyber Crime Laboratory to stop Crimes Against Women and Children will also be established , he added.
  • Shri Rajnath Singh was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 24th All-India Forensic Science Conference in
  1. For USD 600 million, ONGC Videsh Ltd and its partners have acquired a 10 per cent in a large offshore oilfield in Abu Dhabi.
  • Indian oil companies have taken part in an Abu Dhabi oil and gas concession for the first
  1. By April 2018, India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) Expansion Programme continues to make brisk progress and a nation-wide roll-out .
  • IPPB will be providing the largest financial inclusion network in the country, covering both urban as well as rural hinterland with ability to provide digital payment services at the doorstep with the help of Postmen and Gramin Dak Sewaks (GDS), once the proposed expansion is completed.
  • More than 17 crore active account-holders of Post Office Savings Bank to make interoperable digital payments including the benefit of NEFT, RTGS, UPI and bill payment services, will also be enabled by Additionally, it will enable acceptance of digital payments across post offices in the country in line with the digital payments initiative of the government.
  1. The Jnanpith Award has been received by Renowned Hindi writer Krishna Sobti for her contribution to Hindi Literature.
  • On behalf of Krishna Sobti, Noted Poet Ashok Bajpai received the award from Jananpith Award Committee Chairman Justice Bijendra Jain.
  1. At the age of 89, Eminent litterateur Chandrasekhar Rath has passed away.He was recently nominated for Padma Shri by the Union government this year for his contribution towards Odia literature.
  • Several novels, short stories, essays and poems was written during his illustrious career.