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5th May current Affairs

5th May current Affairs

  1. "Akash" weapon system inducted in Indian Army
    The Indian Army is all set to induct the ‘Akash’ missile system into its arsenal. Akash is specially planned and designed to defend our country. In Missile, Each regiment consists of 6 launchers, comprising 3 missiles in each. 'Air Defence system' and 'Weapon Locating Radar', all outfitted in this supersonic missile.

    This highly equipped multi-directional, multi-target, all weather air-defense system has the capability to engage threats up to a distance of app 25 km. 2 regiments are placed by Indian Army worth rupees 19,000 crores. Deadlines to set up both regiments are July 2015 (first) and 2016 (second).
  2. 119th Constitutional Amendment Bill.
    Today, The Union Cabinet approved the 119th Constitutional Amendment Bill on Land Boundary Agreement between India and Bangladesh. PM Modi headed the cabinet meeting. According to the land boundary agreement, both the countries will return their territories which are not under their possession along with the territories in Assam holding Meghalaya, Tripura and West Bengal too.

    This bill was forwarded in the Rajya Sabha earlier in 2013 but later on, handover to Shashi Tharoor, the leader of Congress to select a committee and go through all the facts. After analyzing, the committee agreed to the execution of the bill.
  3. World Asthma Day observed.
    The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) has observed World Asthma Day today. The theme of 2015 Asthma Day is "You Can Control Your Asthma." This event was organized as to spread awareness about asthma, how to improve and its care across the world. GINA also uses lines "It's Time to Control Asthma." as a sub-theme.

    World Asthma Day was first celebrated in the year 1998 by the GINA and more than 35 countries participated in it. Its first “World Asthma Meeting” held in Barcelona, Spain. In 2016 and 2017, this day will be observed on 3rd May and 2nd May resp.
  4. Rajasthan signed MOU with NHM, UNICEF, and GAIN.
    Rajasthan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with National Health Mission, UNICEF, and Global Alliance to tackle the problem of malnutrition. Under this MoU, the state government program will be launched in the state which was expected to be declared during the state budget.

    During this budget session, the Rajasthan government will give assistance to the children who are out of medical and another emergency reach. In this state, around 10, 000 children are placed under the malnourished category.
  5. PM Narender Modi's official visit to China.
    From May 14 to May 19, PM Narender Modi will pay a visit to China, Magnolia and South Korea. From 14th to 16 May, he will visit China and will hold a bilateral meeting with Chinese leaders. On 17th May, he will visit Mongolia, note down, he is first-ever Indian PM to visit Mongolia. On 18th and 19th May, he will attend bilateral meetings with President Park Geun-hye.