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Current Affairs (18th May, 2024)

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World Telecommunication Day 2024

  • World Telecommunication Day is annually observed on 17th May.
  • The day raises awareness about the benefits that the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) can offer to society and economies.
  • The theme for the day 2024 is Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development.

World Hypertension Day 2024

  • World Hypertension Day is annually observed on 17th May.
  • The purpose of the day is to increase public awareness of high blood pressure, which affects over a billion people globally and is a major cause of death.
  • The theme for the day 2024 is Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer!

US FDA Approved Glenmark for Ophthalmic Solution

  • Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. secured final approval from the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its Brimonidine Tartrate and Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution.
  • Ophthalmic Solution is bioequivalent and therapeutically equivalent to Combigan ophthalmic solution, 0.2 per cent/0.5 per cent of AbbVie.

MDoNER Launched Swachhata Pakhwada

  • The Ministry of Development of Northeastern Region (MDoNER) launched of Swachhata Pakhwada.
  • Swachhata Pakhwada promotes cleanliness and environmental sustainability.

Ex-Servicemen Welfare Department Organized Samadhan Abhiyan

  • The Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare organized “Samadhan Campaign”, an outreach program.
  • The program aimed at honoring the sacrifices made by ex-servicemen and their families and sought to address their grievances related to various welfare schemes of the department.

National Endangered Species Day 2024

  • National Endangered Species Day is annually observed on 17th May.
  • The day raises awareness about protecting endangered species.
  • The theme for the day 2024 is Celebrate Saving Species.