22nd May 2018 Current Affairs


Chhattisgarh to get specialized combat unit “Black Panther”

  • The Chhattisgarh State will soon get a specialized Anti- Naxal Combat Force called as “Black Panther”

  • The announcement was made by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on 21st May 2018.

  • The force will be set up on the lines of Greyhounds Unit, a special force in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh that is dedicated to the anti-insurgency operations against Naxalities and Maoists.

  • The Training of the Personnel will be launched soon.

Relay Satellite- Queqiao Satellite launched by China to explore Dark Side of Moon

  • China released a Relay Satellite named Queqiao to start a communication link between Earth and its planned Chang’e- 4 Lunar Probe that will discover the Dark Side of Moon.

  • It was released as a part of Chinese Lunar Exploration Program onboard of Long March 4C Rocket from Xichang Launch Centre.

  • This program include Lunar Orbiters, Landers, Travellers, and Sample Return Spacecraft, launched using Long March Rockets.

Government earns Rs 1400 Crore in e-Visa Scheme

  • As per to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Government has received Rs 1400 Crores as revenue from Highly successful e-Visa Scheme since its initiation in 2014.

  • 19 Lakh Tourists utilized e-Visa Scheme in 2017 and the charges are divided into 4 slabs of Zero, $25, $50, $75 which were fixed on mutuality and depending on the Nationality.

  • The e-Visa Scheme delivers pre- authorization of visa to the immigrants division of Ministry of Home Affairs to upgrade efficiency and transparency of numerous services being delivered to the Overseas Nationals.

  • The scheme covers the Medical and Business Class.

International Day for Biological Diversity celebrated on 22nd May 2018

  • 2018 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Entrance into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

  • The Convention has been applied through the vision and leadership exhibited by Nations, NGO’s, and inter- Governmental Organizations, Indian Residents, Local Communities and the Scientific Community.

  • After Adopting the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011- parties have done accomplishment of a number of its Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

  • The Scheme works as an Elastic Framework for the Formation of National and Regional Goals and encourages the coherent and effective employment of the aims of the Convention of Biological Diversity.

Lionel Messi wins European Golden Shoe for the 5th Time

  • Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has won the European Golden Shoe for the 5th Time

  • The Argentina International claimed prize after scoring 34 Goals in La Liga this season, helping his club to a 25th League Triumph

  • Messi also won the award last year, as well in 2010, 2012, and 2013

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