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7th May Current Affairs

7th May Current Affairs

  1. India and Iran signed an MOU.
    India and Iran have signed MOU for the development of the Chabahar Port in Iran. Nitin Gadkari, Indian Road, and Highway Minister met with Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi, Iranian Minister for Transport and Urban Development in Tehran where this contract takes place.

    According to this MOU, India will hire two existing places at the Port and start development operation to make it container and multi-purpose cargo. This portal is located in Sistan-Balochistan Province on Iran’s southeastern coast. The port will help to ship crude oil and urea hence save India transportation costs.
  2. 154th Birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.
    PM Narender Modi pays tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his 154th birth anniversary describing the bard as "one of India's greatest thinkers".He said: "Gurudev Tagore blended the wisdom of India's past with the promise of its future through his literature, art, and music.

    He also said that "he taught us the power of free-thinking while inspiring us to dream of a 'Heaven of Freedom' where the mind is without fear and the head he held high"."We proudly remember Gurudev Tagore's immense contribution in the making of our nation. Note that Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. He also composes our national anthem.
  3. Juvenile Justice Bill.
    Today Lok Sabha passes Juvenile Justice Bill that states that Juvenile aged 16-18 will be treated as an adult if he is arrested for grievous criminal offenses. In every district a Juvenile Board and Child welfare committee will be constituted which will inquire about all the facts of offenses done by Juvenile and how to deal with it.

    The eligibility of adoptive children and its wholesome procedure is also included in this bill.
  4. India ranked 140th in Annual Global Mother's Index.
    Out of 178 countries, India ranked 140th in Annual Global Mother's Index. In 2014, India ranked 137th but this time has slipped to 140th  Position.

    Under this Index four indicators for the mother's measure as follows:
    1. Risk of maternal death.
    2. Expected number of years of formal schooling.
    3. Under-five mortality rate.
    4. Gross national income per capita and participation of women in government.