Important Current Affairs Today 10 May 2017: Your daily guide for General Knowledge Preparation

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Important Days and Dates
World Migratory Bird Day: May 10
International Migratory Bird Day is a conservation initiative that brings awareness on conserving migratory birds and their habitats throughout the Western Hemisphere. This program is dedicated to international conservation efforts and environmental education in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.
Theme of 2017 World Migratory Bird Day – “Their Future is our Future”

National News
1.Vikram Vishal has won the Indian National Science Academy medal for Young Scientists, 2017.
• He is an assistant professor in the Earth Sciences department at IIT-B.
• He has been awarded a cash prize of Rs. 25,000 and a bronze medal.

2. PM Modi launches ICMIS.
• Integrated Case Management Information System (ICMIS) will help the Supreme Court go paperless.
• It will help bring transparency, reduce manipulation and help the litigant know about the progress of the case on a real time basis.
• Chief Justice of India – Jagdish Singh Khehar

3. India to replace Maitri station in Antarctica.
• India has decided to replace the Maitri research station in Antarctica with a new one in the next three to four years.
• India is poised to expand its research activity and a new ship, with special ice-cutting facility, will be procured for the purpose.
• India does not have laws for Antarctica and is currently governed by international laws.

4. SC to begin hearing on triple talaq from May 11th.
• The Supreme Court will commence hearing on a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of ‘triple talaq’, ‘nikahhalala’ and polygamy practices among Muslims.
• The country’s five seniormost judges, all of different faiths will begin hearings from May 11.
• Chief Justice of India JS Khehar will head the bench.
• Hearing the case will be five judges from five different communities — CJI J S Khehar (Sikh) and Justices Kurian Joseph (Christian), R F Nariman (Parsi), U ULalit (Hindu) and Abdul Nazeer (Muslim).

International News
1. IMF warns Asia of its rapidly ageing population.
• IMF called on Asian economies to learn from Japan’s experience and act early to cope with rapidly aging populations.
• The population growth rate is projected to fall to zero for Asia by 2050.
• The challenges are particularly huge for Japan, which faces both an aging and shrinking population. Its labour force shrank by more than 7 percent in the past two decades.
• Headquarters of IMF – Washington, D.C., United States.
• Head of IMF – Christine Lagarde

2. Donald Trump fires FBI Director.
• US President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey with immediate effect.
• The sacking came after attorney general and deputy attorney recommended to Trump that he be removed over his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
• Andrew McCabe has been made acting director until a new bureau head is selected.
• The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States.
• Headquarters of FBI – Washington, D.C., United States

3. Moon Jae-in wins South Korea presidential election.
• Moon Jae in is the 12th President of South Korea.
• He is a former human rights attorney and student activist.
• He has been accused by critics of being soft on North Korea.
• He is preceded by Park Geunhye who was impeached due to corruption charges.

Business News
1. ShopClues raises Rs50 crore from InnoVen Capital.
• ShopClues has raised Rs50 crore in venture debt from InnoVen Capital.
• Startups raise debt when they are running short of cash, for working capital and to fund acquisitions.
• ShopClues clocked revenues of Rs179 crore for the year ended 31 March, 2016, while losses stood at Rs383 crore.
• CEO of ShopClues – Sanjay Sethi

2. IndiGo to buy 50 ATR planes.
• IndiGoannounced plans to buy 50 ATR turbo-prop planes worth USD 1.3 billion to tap the regional aviation market.
• IndiGo is expected to be part of the government’s ambitious regional air connectivity scheme UDAN in a “big way” by inducting the ATR planes.
• IndiGo is the largest domestic airline in terms of market share.
• India’s aviation market is expected to become world’s third largest market by 2020, according to ATR.
• ATR is a French-Italian aircraft manufacturer.

Sports News
1. Shashank Manohar to complete term as ICC chairman.
• Shashank Manohar has decided that he will not step down as the chairman of the ICC and will see out his tenure, which ends in June 2018.
• Earlier in Manohar had said that he was going to step down immediately due to “personal reasons”
• Headquarters of ICC – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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