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Current Affairs Questions on 7, 8 May 2018:
Which country has successfully launched a new communication satellite “APSTAR-6C” into orbit?
A. China
B. India
C. USA
C. Japan
Answer: A
Explanation: China has successfully launched a new communication satellite “APSTAR-6C” into orbit by the Long March 3B launch vehicle from Xichang Satellite Launch Center at Sichuan province of China. The satellite is based on the Dong Fang Hong 4 (DFH-4) platform and with a designed life of 15 years. It will provide TV transmission, communication, internet, and multimedia services to customers across the Asia-Pacific region. The user of the satellite is Hong Kong-based APT Satellite Co. Ltd. Both the satellite and the rocket were developed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST).

Who has been appointed the new Cabinet Secretary of India?
A. Alok Sharma
B. Ajit Jain
C. Pradeep Kumar Sinha
D. Hasmukh Adhia
Answer: C
Explanation: Pradeep Kumar Sinha, a 1977-batch IAS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, has been given one year extension to the post of Cabinet Secretary. With this, he will continue as cabinet secretary till June 12, 2019 as against his current retirement date of 12th June 2018. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the extension. In May 2015, Mr Sinha was appointed as cabinet secretary for a fixed two-year term. This is his second extension. As per government rules, no government servant shall be granted extension in service beyond age of retirement of 60 years but as per rule FR 56, extension in public interest may be given “for a period not exceeding four years in the case of Cabinet Secretary”. The Cabinet Secretary is the top-most executive official and senior-most civil servant of the Government of India. He is the ex-officio head of the Civil Services Board, the Cabinet Secretariat, the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and head of all civil services under the rules of business of the government.

Walmart buys 77% stake in which e-commerce company?
A. Snapdeal
B. Amazon
C. Flipkart
D. BigBazaar
Answer: C
Explanation: Walmart Inc on 9th May 2018 announced that it would pay $16 billion for an initial stake of approximately 77% in homegrown e-commerce company Flipkart. The deal values Flipkart at $20.8 billion. “India is one of the most attractive retail markets in the world, given its size and growth rate, and our investment is an opportunity to partner with the company that is leading the transformation of e-commerce in the market,” said Doug McMillon, Walmart’s president and chief executive officer, in a statement. The remainder of the business will be held by some of Flipkart's existing shareholders, including Binny Bansal, who co-founded Flipkart along with Sachin Bansal in 2007; China's Tencent Holdings Ltd.; Tiger Global Management LLC; and Microsoft Corp.

Which country announces withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal?
A. France
B. Germany
C. USA
D. Russia
Answer: C
Explanation: President Donald Trump on 8th May pulled the US out of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with Iran, an Obama-era accord which he has repeatedly criticised as "disastrous". "It is clear to me that we cannot prevent Iran nuclear bomb. The Iran deal is defective at its core. Therefore, I am announcing today that the United States would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal," Trump said. The Iran nuclear deal was reached in Vienna in July 2015 between Iran and the P5 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council) plus Germany and the European Union. Trump's decision would have global ramifications, straining Iranian economy and heightening tensions in the Middle East. ..............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK