Current Affairs May – 7- Nitin Gadkari inaugurates India Integrated Transport and Logistics Summit 2017
Committee formed to review Mizo peace accord
Mizoram Governor Lt. General Nirbhay Sharma has constituted a committee to review the peace accord signed between the Centre and the erstwhile underground Mizo National Front (MNF) on June 30, 1986.
The committee officially named as the ‘Peace Accord Review Committee’ would be chaired by Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla in which Home Minister R. Lalzirliana would be Vice Chairman and former Minister Lalrinmawia Ralte, Member Secretary.
Nitin Gadkari inaugurates India Integrated Transport and Logistics Summit 2017:
The Minister of Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the three day India Integrated Transport and Logistics Summit (IITLS) organized by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in New Delhi.
Its aim to boost economic growth in the country and need to achieve GDP from present 7.5 percent to double digit growth figures.
8th World Water Forum will be held at Brazil:
The 8th World Water Forum that is scheduled to take place in the Brazilian capital Brasilia in March 2018.
As per the survey, more than one-third of Indians think that not enough is being done to achieve the UN sustainable development goals to make water and sanitation for all a reality by 2030, said by the Council president Benedito Braga.
Brexit bonanza: Hinduja brother top UK’s rich list; 40 Indians make the cut
The Hinduja brothers have topped the 2017 list of the richest people in the UK with an estimated fortune of 16.2 billion pounds, a massive 3.2 billion pound hike in their fortunes over the previous year.
Besides the Hinduja brothers, there are over 40 Indian- origin super-rich in this year’s list of the UK’s 1,000 wealthiest people, who seem to be reaping a so-called “Brexit bonanza”.
Science & Technology
The world’s biggest X-ray laser that has generated its first beam of light:
The world’s biggest X-ray laser has generated its first beam of light that will allow scientists to get a glimpse of new materials, drugs and chemical reactions at the atomic level.
The 3.4-kilometre-long European XFEL, most of which is located in underground tunnels in Germany, will usher a new era of European research.
Simbine Won a world-class sprint diamond league 100m:
The 23-year-old powered home in 9.99 seconds to become the first South African man to win a Diamond League 100m.The Event was held at Doha, Capital of Qatar.
Shiva Thapa Settles for Silver at Asian Boxing Championships:
Fourth seed Shiva Thapa (60kg) settled for a silver medal at the Asian Boxing Championships held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, becoming the first Indian to claim three back-to-back medals at the continental showpiece. He won a gold medal in 2013 and a bronze in the year 2015. Elnur Abduraimov won the gold medal in this event.
Leila Seth, first woman judge of Delhi HC Passed away:
Leila Seth, the first woman judge of the Delhi High Court and a member of the Justice J. S. Verma committee set up to take a re-look into rape laws in India after the December 16, 2012 gang rape in Delhi, died of cardiac arrest.
Legendary sitarist Rais Khan, who shifted to Pakistan in 1968, dies:
India-born legendary sitar player Ustad Rais Khan passed away in Pakistan. He was 77. Khan was honoured with Presidential award and Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2005 and 2017, respectively.