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13 May 2017 Current Affairs

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E-Krishi Samvad Has been launched by Ministry

The Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Ministery has launched a portal for addressing problems in the agricultural sector. The platform is known as e-Krishi Samvad. A portal that allows agricultural workers and farmers to directly approach the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) with the problems they face. The platform is meant to address the problem and queries related to agriculture sector in India. Online solution will be provided by experts to the benefit of all concerned.

International Nurses Day celebrated on 12 May 2017

International Nurses Day (IND) is celebrated every year all around the world on 12th May. It was to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Florence Nightingale and to mark the nurses’ contributions towards health cause. Nurses Day was first proposed by the Dorothy Sutherland an officer from the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare in the year 1953 and first proclaimed by the president Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Govt. appointed New JNU Chancellor

The HRD Ministry has named scientist and former DRDO chief Vijay Kumar Saraswat as the next chancellor of JNU. A full time member of NITI Ayog, Saraswat will be replacing ISRO Chief K. Kasturirangan, who completed his term on 30 March, 2017. Saraswat was conferred Padma Shri in 1998, Padma Bhushan in 2013 and had served as a chief scientific advisor to the Minister of Defence.

India test fires successfully the surface to air missile named Spyder

India on 11 May 2017 test fired a surface to air missile named Spyder’ from test range in Odisha as part of missile launch. Performed practice of a series of tests of the short range quick reaction. Spyder was test fired from a mobile launcher at launch complex 3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur and targeted a pilot less target aircraft.