Daily Current Affairs 9 May 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 9 May 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 9 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 9 May 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Conference for CEOs of smart cities

  • The First Apex Conference is inaugurated in Bhopal.
  • This is to facilitate knowledge sharing among Smart Cities CEOs.

2. One stop centres for women

  • 100 one stop centres will be set up for violence affected women.
  • Services like police assistance, social counselling, medical and legal aid will be provided.

3. LPG price in Delhi has declined in the last 5 months

  • The non-subsidised price of LPG is Rs.650,50 in May compared to Rs.747 in Dec.
  • The effective cost to consumer after subsidy is Rs.491.21

4. Nathu La pass reopened

  • The pass has been reopened for annual Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.
  • Last year, pilgrims had been denied entry due to the Doklam standoff.

International News

1. Asia Media Summit at India

  • India will host the 15th Asia Media Summit 2018 in New Delhi.
  • The theme is ‘Telling our stories-Asia and more’.

2. PM Modi among 10 most powerful people

  • PM Modi has been ranked 9th on the Forbes list of most powerful people in the world.
  • Xi Jinping is ranked 1st, followed by Putin and Trump.

3. Nikol Pashinyan becomes PM of Armenia

  • He is elected with a 59-42 vote.
  • Pashinyan is the leader of Civil Contract party.

4. Climate summit to be held in NY

  • Antonio Guterres announced that the summit will be held in New York on September 2019.
  • Guterres appointed Michael Bloomberg as his special envoy for Climate action.

Business News

1. BSE to launch Derivatives Trading

  • BSE will begin commodity derivatives with metals, energy and base metals.
  • It will be launched from October 1.

2. Google and NITI Aayog sign SoI

  • It is aimed at fostering growth for India’s AI and machine learning.
  • Google will train and incubate India’s AI startups.

3. Walmart loses $10 bn market capitalisation

  • This comes after Walmart announced a deal worth $16 bn to acquire Flipkart.
  • Notably, Flipkart’s valuation doubled to $21 bn.

Sports News
1. Kohli named in Ireland T20 tour

  • He is included in the 2 match T20I series in Ireland.
  • Kohli also has Surrey’s last county match scheduled from June 25-28.

2. ICC shared a picture of Ireland Test team

  • Ireland were granted Test status in June 2017.
  • They will face Pakistan in their maiden Test on May 11.

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