Latest Current Affairs of 7 May 2018

Vice President holds talks with Guatemala top leadership: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu calls on President of Republic of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales at the Presidential House in Guatemala , tells India is keen on strengthening relationship with Central America and Guatemala in particular as we consider Guatemala as an able and valuable partner.

PM assesses ‘Ayushman Bharat’ launch preparations: Jodhpur District & Sessions court on Monday deferred the hearing of convicted Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s plea against the five-year imprisonment given to him in a 19-year-old blackbuck poaching case.

SC: Former Uttar Pradesh CMs can’t retain govt bungalows: The Supreme Court on Monday struck down the amendment to a Uttar Pradesh legislation which allowed former chief ministers retain government accommodation even after demitting office, saying it violated the concept of equality.

Supreme Court transfers Kathua rape case trial to Pathankot Court: The Supreme Court has transferred the Kathua case to Pathankot Court; The Apex Court further said that day to day hearing would take place in the matter.

Karnataka Polls: Campaigning reaches feverish pitch: Karnataka election scene heats up; PM Modi addresses party  youth workers through Namo App, says technology, innovation and skill development are vital for India’s growth, Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi holds rally  in Kolar; attacks BJP;  JDS releases manifesto.

Vice President reaches Guatemala: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday reached Guatemala as part of his three-nation visit to Latin America.

IMD lowers storm warning but keep guard up: Met department lowers storm warning in Rajasthan and surrounding regions from red alert to amber; forecasts wind speeds upto 70 kmph over the next 48 hours in 8 states including Delhi accompanied by thunder and light rain.

Afghanistan assures India on abducted Engineers: India’s Ambassador to Afghanistan meets the country’s Foreign Minister in connection with the abducted Indian engineers; The Afghan govt says its security forces will leave no stone unturned to ensure their safe release.

Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena hints of seeking re-election: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday hinted of seeking re-election saying that he will not retire in 2020 as there is more work to be done in the country.

Trump – Kim Jong-Un likely to meet in Singapore for historic talks in June: United States President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un are likely to meet in Singapore next month.

Vladimir Putin takes oath of office for 4th term as Russian President: Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia’s President for a fourth term at a ceremony in the Kremlin on Monday, extending his almost two-decade rule by another six years.

Lebanese election turnout was 49.2 percent – minister: Supporters of various Lebanese political parties celebrated on Sunday night as polls closed in the country’s first parliamentary election since 2009.

India’s 7% projected growth rate ‘amazingly fast’, can double economy in 10 yrs: ADB: The Asian Development Bank has said that India’s projected GDP growth of over seven percent for the current fiscal is amazingly fast and if this momentum is maintained the size of the economy can double within a decade.

Messi strike helps 10-man Barca earn draw as Ronaldo goes off injured: Lionel Messi weaved his magic to keep 10-man Barcelona’s unbeaten season alive as a 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou on Sunday left Real Madrid sweating over an injury to Cristiano Ronaldo.

‘Noon Assembly’ campaign gains momentum in Delhi schools: Schools in Delhi are increasingly coming together to spread the message of Noon Assembly where they spread awareness about Vitamin D, and its health impact for children’s lifelong health.

Birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore: The birth anniversary of the nobel laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore is being celebrated today. Commonly known as Gurudev, Tagore was a prolific composer with 2,230 songs to his credit. His songs are known as Rabindra Sangeet.

Newborn tiger cubs are new favourites in Ranchi’s Birsa Zoological Park: Three newborn tiger cubs have become the centre of attraction for visitors at a zoological park in Ranchi.