Daily Current Affairs 8 May 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 8 May 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 8 May 2018. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 8 May 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Railways to adopt AI system

  • It is to ensure that hygienic food is served in the trains.
  • This comes after the food served by Indian Railways was declared as unfit for human consumption.

2. 108 for help in thunderstorm

  • 108 is the Government Disaster Management helpline number.
  • The IMD has issued warning for 2 days across 20 states.

3. Congress withdraws impeachment petition

  • The petition challenging the rejection of an impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Misra was dismissed.
  • Vice President Naidu had rejected the motion calling it arbitrary.

4. Jayalalithaa memorial to be built in TN

  • The phoenix shaped structure will be built in 50,422 sqft area.
  • It will built on Marina Beach front near her burial site.

International News

1. Kim visits China

  • Kim Jong-un made a 2nd visit to China in 2 months.
  • Reports said that the leaders discussed issues of common concern.

2. US being hard on families

  • US will separate families entering illegally by placing children in protective custody.
  • Earlier, the country announced that they will be criminally prosecuted.

3. Hafiz Saeed starts his party’s poll campaign

  • JuD chief Hafiz Saeed has begun campaigning for Milli Muslim League.
  • The party has not yet been registered by the Election Commission of Pakistan.

4. Probe on Nawaz Sharif

  • A probe was launched into allegations that he laundered $4.9 bn to India.
  • He was disqualified as PM last year after he was found guilty of corruption.

Business News

1. ICICI adds to market cap despite fall in profit

  • The bank added Rs.12,700 cr to market capitalisation.
  • Its profit for March quarter fell by 50% to Rs.1,020 cr.

2. Jubilant FoodWorks profit rises 900%

  • The company operates Domino’sin India.
  • Shares of the company fell by 2% after this was announced.

3. Mallya loses lawsuit filed by Indian banks

  • He lost the UK lawsuit seeking to collect $1.55 bn.
  • The court refused to overturn worldwide order freezing his assets.

Sports News
1. BCCI announces India squad for Ireland tour

  • This is India’s 1st tour to Ireland in 11 years.
  • The T20I will be held on June 27,29 in Dublin.

2. Rahane to lead India against Afghanistan

  • Ajinkya Rahane will be the captain in the Tests which will begin on June 14.
  • This will be Afghanistan’s 1st Test after obtaining the Test status in 2017.

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