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May 11, 2015

10th May 2015 - Important Current Affairs updates

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National Affairs
  • J&K govt sets up single window to permit shooting Bollywood movies in state.
    • According to this system, the Bollywood film shoots in Kashmir locales will not be charged and the film shooting proposals will be cleared within seven days time period.
  • Amidst reports pointing at the discolouration of Taj Mahal, a parliamentary panel has recommended that a "multi-pronged" strategy be adopted to preserve the "pristine beauty" of the monument and asked the Archeological Survey of India to submit at the earliest an action plan for the same.
    • The committee took note of a study conducted by two IIT, Kanpur, scientists which states that discolouration of Taj Mahal was taking place due to particulate carbon and dust deposits arising from combustion of fossil fuels and biomass.
    • Head of this Committee : Ashwani Kumar (former Union Minister)
International Affairs
  • Mother’s Day is being celebrated today.
    • The celebration of Mother's Day began in the United States in the early 20th century
  • Yemen’s Houthi rebels have announced that they had agreed to a five-day cease-fire proposed by Saudi Arabia that would allow humanitarian relief supplies to be delivered to the country, according to statements carried by a Houthi news agency.
  • China has significantly increased its defence budget which is now more than three times that of India.
    • The Pentagon says that China's official defence budget last year was 136.3 billion dollars while that of India was 38.2 billion dollars.
    • China has significantly increased its defence budget over the past several decades and now has reached a position to pose threat to the American national security interest in the region. 
    • Note : China is exporting arms to Pakistan, which is its top importer.
Awards & Honors
  • Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley today conferred the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award on veteran actor-filmmaker Shashi Kapoor.
    • Shashi Kapoor's best known performances are in the films "Satyam Shivam Sundaram", "Trishul", "Kabhi Kabhie", "Vijeta" and "Kalyug", 
    • Important Points to Note :
      • Shashi Kapoor is the 46th Dada Saheb Phalke Award Winner
      • Shashi Kapoor is the 3rd person to receive the prestigious award from the same family.
        • Prithviraj Kapoor - 1971
        • Raj Kapoor - 1987
        • Shashi Kapoor - 2015
Science & Technology
  • India has successfully test-fired an advanced version of the BrahMos land-attack cruise missile from the Car Nicobar Islands.
    • This test, the 48th test firing of the missile, met all flight parameters, including high-level manoeuvres.
  • Ace Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda won Gold Medal in the Jamaican International Invitation meet in Kingston.
  • National record holder Kamalpreet Singh won Gold medal in the men's hammer throw event with 69.61m at the Sacramento State Open in United States.
  • The India and Pakistan cricket boards have agreed to resume bilateral cricket ties.
    • The Pakistan Cricket Board chief, Shahryar Khan, made the announcement in the presence of the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Jagmohan Dalmiya today.
    • The PCB chairman said the UAE was ready to host a series, which will include three Tests, five ODIs and two T20s.

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