28th May 2018 Daily Current Affairs


Cochin International Airport is world first to operate completely on Solar Power: UNEP

  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has recognized Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) in Kerala as the world’s first fully solar energy-powered airport.

  • The Airport has a 12 MWp, solar power plant comprising of 46, 150 Solar Panels laid across 45 Acres.

  • It produces around 50, 000 and 60, 000 units of electricity per day.

  • More than 10 Million people travel through CIAL each year.

President Appoints new Governors for Odisha, Mizoram

  • The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, appointed Governors to two poll-bound states, Mizoram and Odisha.

  • Kummanam Rajasekharan will be the Governor of Mizoram and Prof. Ganeshi Lal was appointed Governor of Odisha.

  • Kummanam Rajasekharan replaced Lt. General (Retd.) Nirbhay Sharma. Prof Ganeshi Lal and will take charge Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik.

Akshay Kumar launches Ad Campaign for Swacchh Bharat on Toilet Technology

  • Padman Actor Akshay Kumar has launched an Advertisement Campaign for the Swacchh Bharat Mission (Grameen).

  • The campaign focuses on promoting twin pit toilet technology in Rural India.

  • The ad campaign will also feature actress Bhumi Pednekar.

  • Akshay Kumar has been a strong supporter of the Sanitation Movement underway in the country, and he recently starred in the film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, alongside Bhumi Pednekar.

India launches 2nd IT Corridor in China to gain access to big Chinese Market

  • India has launched 2nd IT Corridor in China to cash in on the burgeoning Chinese Software Market.

  • The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) has established one more Digital Collaborative Opportunities Plaza Platform in China in an effort to provide market access TO Indian IT Firms in the huge Chinese Market.

  • India’s Top IT Firms have a big presence in China, specially multi-nationals and IT Corridor at Dalian which are expected to provide a Gateway for the Indian IT-Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises.

Sangeeta Bahl becomes oldest Indian women to scale Mount Everest

  • At 53 years of age, Sangeeta Bahl has become the oldest Indian Woman to scale Mount Everest.

  • The 53-year old former Model and Entrepreneur from Jammu and Kashmir scaled the peak on May 19th with the help of the Sherpas.

  • She broke the record held by Premlata Agarwal, then 48 years of age, who scaled Everest on May 2011.

  • Sangeeta Bahl and her husband Ankur Bahl had pledged to the scale seven summits in seven continents.

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