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10th May Current Affairs

10th May Current Affairs

  1. Shashi Kapoor conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke award:
    Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley bestow an honor by awarding Shashi Kapoor with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award for his excellent contribution to Hindi Cinema.

    Shashi Kapoor is the 46th winner of this award. “Deewar, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Trishul, Namak Halal, Kaala Patha and Kabhi Kabhie” were some of the superb movies that gave Hindi cinema a new elevation. Earlier in 2011, he was rewarded with Padma Bhushan.
  2. Mother’s Day celebrated across the world:
    On the 10th day of May, Mother’s day celebrates to give honor to motherhood. Her love, care, and affection gave a special place.

    It was believed that Mother’s day was first originated in the US. In 1908 Anna Jarvis holds a memorial for her mother that now celebrated internationally throughout the world. She started a drive to make this day a public holiday which was first rejected by US congress. But after a great struggle whole US states observed the holiday in 1911.
  3. Liberia -Ebola Free country:
    United Nations public health agency in its report granted Liberia a country free from Ebola. In West African countries where Liberia is at the focus of the Ebola epidemic had undergone 42 days-twice Ebola’s maximum incubation period, but do not discover any symptom of the disease yet.

    But African countries are still fighting with this deadly infection and Liberia’s neighbors like Guinea and Sierra Leone have recently outbreak with new 18 cases of Ebola.
  4. HDFC is one of the world’s top 10 consumer finance firms:
    Business Magazine, Forbes presented a list of the world’s top 10 consumer financial firms. American Express holds the first position followed by Capital One Financial, Visa, Discover Financial Services, Orix and Mastercard.

    HDFC, Indian mortgage lender company managed to get 7th position in the list. This list is part of the overall development report of 20,000 most powerful companies globally.

    In the overall list, HDFC scored 485th whereas Reliance Industries got 142nd position.
  5. BrahMos cruise missile successfully test-fired:
    India and Russia jointly developed BrahMos lank attack cruise missile were successfully test-fired from the Car Nicobar Islands.

    It has a land-to-land configuration and launched for the 290-km test from a Mobile Autonomous Launcher (MAL). This was Block III advanced version that capability to hit target hidden behind the mountain range.

    This was the 48th test firing that once again showed its accuracy and incredible targeting features. The army has successfully tested Block I and II missiles evolved for short distance targets.