Current Affairs, News & Facts of 05 May 2014

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  • Presidents of Rwanda (Paul Kagame) and South Korea (Park Geun-hye) together with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim have been honoured with the World Telecommunication and Information Society (WTIS) Award 2014   
    • They were felicitated by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for  promoting ICT (information, communication and technology) growth in their countries as a means to achieve sustainable development. 
    • The WTIS Award, which focuses on broadband connectivity for sustainable development, will this year mark the 149th anniversary of the establishment of ITU May 17, 1865.
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  • Darbhanga (Bihar) Nurse 'Martha Dodray' adds another feather in her cap by winning the National Florence Nightingale Award 2014 for her extraordinary work in eradicating polio in the country.  
    • She had captured the United Nations Foundation award last year (2013) for the same.
    • The award carries Rs.50,000 and a merit certificate and is given on the occasion of International Nursing Day (May 12)
    • The day is observed in the memory of English social reformer Florence Nightingale, widely considered as the founder of modern nursing.
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  • India successfully test-fired its 1st indigenous air-to-air missile 'Astra' from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet. 
    • This comes as a huge relief for the DRDO after the difficult decade-long development phase (marred by several false starts and technical glitches) of this Beyond Visual Range (BVR) weapon.
    • Only a few countries like the US, Russia, France and Israel have managed to develop BVR missiles till now.
    • The 60-km plus range missile is highly reliable with great Single Shot Kill Probability (SSKP).
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  • The French retail giant Carrefour, world’s 2nd largest, decides to shut shops in India amidst hostile political prospect for foreign retail outlets in the country.  
    • The 76-billion-euro retail chain thus becomes the first foreign retailer to plan an exit from India.
    • With many states and the BJP (tipped to form the government at centre) opposing FDI in retail, foreign retailers are left with limited options.
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  • Panama has chosen a new president in Juan Carlos Varela.  - read more cat
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  • Indo-Zimbabwean pair of Sania Mirza and Cara Black grab the women's doubles crown at the Portugal Open.  
    • They thrashed Czech-Russian pair of Eva Hrdinova and Valeria Solovyeva by 6-4, 6-3 in the final to capture their 1st title of this season.
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  • Indian cueist Kamal Chawla settles for a bronze medal having lost to Chuan Leong Thor (Malaysia) in semifinal of the Asian Snooker Championship held at Al Fujairah (UAE).     
    • This is his first medal in Asian Championships.
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