Current Affairs 13 May 2018

Current Affairs of May 13, 2018, are as follows:-

1. Oscar-Winning Film Editor Anne V. Coates Passes Away:-

  •  British film editor Anne V. Coates, who won an Oscar for David Lean’s epic film Lawrence of Arabia has today passed away.
  • She was 92. Coates received five Best Film Editing Oscar nominations over the course of her career for Becket (1963), The Elephant Man (1980), In the Line of Fire (1993) and Out of Sight (1998) in addition to her nom and win for Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
  • She also received an Academy Honorary Award, known as a Lifetime Achievement Oscar, in November 2016 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

2. RBI puts Dena Bank under prompt corrective action:-

  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has put state-run lender Dena Bank under prompt corrective action (PCA) framework.
  • It has barred Dena Bank from extending fresh credit in view of deteriorating financial health due to mounting non-performing assets (NPAs) and mountain g non-performing assets (NPAs) and mounting losses.
  • It makes Dena Bank first lender face curbs on lending under PCA framework. 
  • This means Dena bank can disburse loans for credit facilities already sanctioned, but cannot sanction fresh loans.  

3. Union Minister Rajnath Singh praises Jharkhand govt:-

  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh praised the Jharkhand government for its success against Maoists was a matter of pride for him.
  • Chairing a meeting on left-wing extremism, Singh said the Centre would extend all possible help to the state government to deal with Maoists.
  • According to a statement, Singh said that Jharkhand has been leading on most of the indicators related to the fight against Maoists.
  • He praised the Jharkhand government for using technology and providing excellent infrastructure to the Central Reserve Police Force and holding a maximum number of meetings of the unified command.

4. World Migratory Bird Day 2018 observed globally:-

  • The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2018 was observed across the world on May 12, 2018, that is the second Saturday of the month of May.
  • The Day highlights the interdependence of people and nature, and more especially people and migratory animals - in particular birds.
  • The Day is observed with an aim to raise awareness and highlight the need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats.

5. North Eastern State Capitals to be connected by railway network by 2020:-

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to develop India’s north-east region is taking shape.A couple of days ago he declared that Sikkim will have air connectivity before it gets a railway line. And that happened.
  • Now he is planning to join the capital cities of Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Sikkim, and Nagaland by railway route.
  • The geography of the northeast region makes it more difficult to lay railway tracks or build roads and bridges.
  • But the Modi government has decided to overcome this hurdle and go ahead with their plans to improve connectivity by land and air and also by water routes.
  • As per the target fixed, by 2020 all the capital cities of the northeastern states will be connected with each other by railway network.

6. International Nurses Day is celebrated on 12 May:-

  • International Nurses Day (IND) is celebrated every year all around the world on 12th of May to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Florence Nightingale and to mark the nurse's contributions towards people’s health.
  • The International Council of Nurses (ICN) chosen the theme Nurses A Voice to Lead – Health is a Human right” for IND 2018. 
  • Nurses Day was first proposed by the Dorothy Sutherland in the year 1953 and first proclaimed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.It was first celebrated by ICN in the year 1965.

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