9th May 2018 Current Affairs GK in English

9th May 2018 Current Affairs GK in English

9th May 2018 Current Affairs GK in English | Today’s GK News

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1. India ranks 4th in Asia-Pacific on power index

Major Highlights:

  • India is ranked 4th out of 25 nations in the index of Asia Pacific region index in terms of the power.
  • With the release of the list, country has been pegged as ‘giant of the future’ in indicators of defence networks and economic relationships.
  • The reports were released by Lowy Institute, an Australian Think Tank.
  • The most powerful countries in the index are Japan, China, US and India.
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2. India, Guatemala to support each other for UNSC membership

Major Highlights:

  • India and Guatemala have agreed to support each other’s candidature for non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council (UNSC).
  • Vice President Naidu’s visit to Guatemala is the highest level trip from both sides since the diplomatic ties between the two countries have been established in 1972.
  • Also, both sides signed MoU for training of diplomats and a Letter of Intent for training Guatemalan English teachers in India.
3. India, US train for UN peacekeeping

Major Highlights:

  • In the Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping in India (CUNPK), training programs for 19 African countries which is jointly held by India and US trainers.
  • Such training course is third in its series.
  • Earlier the participation was in English only, however with more participation of Francophone countries, it has been initiated in English and French.
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4. Google launches Android Things for IoT platform

Major Highlights:

  • The Google has recently launched its Android operating system for home appliances and other machines namely ‘Android Things’.
  • The Android operating system powers many of the world’s smart phones and drives consumers to Google’s cash-minting apps.
  • Android Things provides hardware and software developers with all the necessary SDKs to build all kinds of IoT devices.

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