Todays Current Affairs The Hindu May 2019 – Prelims

Todays Current Affairs Hindu May

Todays Current Affairs from the Hindu has been compiled of May 8 & 9 with all details considering the questions asked in the exams.

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Border Roads Organisation (BRO)

Recently Border Road Organisation has celebrated their 59th Raising Day (Founding day).

Border Roads Organisation (BRO) works under the Ministry of Defence.

Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is a road construction agency.

BRO role is of providing road connectivity in border areas of out country, India.

Till now it has build over 53,000 Km roads to meet the strategic requirements of the Army.

BRO has also constructed roads in friendly neighbor countries like Myanmar, Bhutan, Afghanistan , thus contributing towards our strategic objectives in the region.


Organization Structure of Ministry of Defence

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Sainik Samachar

It is an pictorial publication of Indian Armed Forces published fortnightly(every 15 days) since 1909.

Sainik Samachar was started as Fauji Akhbar, as a sixteen page Urdu weekly on January 2, 1909.

Its aim was to provide Army personnel with ‘a summary of news with a military bias‘.

On April 4,1954,Fauzi Akhbar magazine was turned into a fortnightly and renamed as  Sainik Samachar.

Sainik Samachar is now published by the Directorate of Public Relations (DPR), Ministry of Defence.

Currently the magazine is brought out in 13 different Indian languages viz., Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu & Urdu including English.


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World Red Cross day

World Red Cross Day

Also known as World Red Cross or Red Crescent, World Red Cross Day is observed on May 8 annually.

World Red Cross day is celebrated to commemorate birth anniversary of Henri Dunant (born on 8 May 1828).

Henri Dunant was the founder of Red Cross and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

It was started after second world war and thus the first World Red Cross Day was celebrated in 1948.

Celebrated annually to reduce suffering of people and enabling them to lead a dignified life.

Theme for 2019 World Red Cross Day was “#Love”.

About The Red Cross

It is touted as one of the world’s largest humanitarian organization.

Red Cross is an active participant in various emergency response services world over.

World Red Cross has won three Nobel Peace Prize in year 1917, 1944, and 1963.

Founder of Red Cross, Henri Dunant was the first recipient of Nobel Peace Prize.


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