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Important Current Affairs 2nd Jun 2018

Important Current Affairs 2nd Jun 2018

Current Affairs 2nd Jun 2018: NATIONAL NEWS


Coca Cola, Infosys and others will fight in collaboration against plastic pollution in India
 
●        Many companies, including Coca-Cola, Infosys and Hilton, have taken the lead in tackling plastic pollution in India.
●        The government is making conscious efforts on the concept of 'Beat plastic pollution ' among people in the celebration of World Environment Day on 5th June .
 
 

Idea will become Vodafone Idea
●        Idea is close to completion of the merger process in Vodafone . In the same episode, the Idea Cellular Board has called the Extraordinary General Meeting on June 26 in which name of 'Idea Cellular Limited' will be changed to 'Vodafone Idea Limited'.
●        Apart from this, the Board's plan will also be considered in Extraordinary General Meeting, which aims to raise Rs 15,000 crore through non-convertible securities.


Gold import from Russia can be done on bonded basis
 
●        To help the Gem and Jewelry Exporters , the central government is considering a proposal to import gold from Russia . It will be conditioned that the exporters will export it back after the value addition of the entire consignment of gold.
●        Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu gave this information on Thursday.


Central Government launches 'Online Analysis Tool' to oversee foreign contribution under FCRA
 
●        Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched an online analysis tool for overseeing foreign fund flows and its use under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 on 01 June 2018.
●        Web based tool has the ability to find and analyze large data.
●        Its dashboard will be connected to FCRA registered bank accounts and it will provide updated information on real-time through public financial management system.
 
 
President Ramnath Kovind approves the National Sports University Ordinance
 
 
●        President, Ramnath Kovind, has approved the Union Cabinet Ordinance for making the country's first National Sports University in Manipur on 01.01-2018.
●        National Sports University Ordinance, 2018 has been implemented after the President's approval.
●        The Union Cabinet had approved the creation of the first National Sports University in Imphal on May 23, 2018.


Sisi becomes President of Egypt again
 
●        Egyptian President Abdul Fatah al-Sisi took oath on Saturday for the second term of his four year term as President.
●        Sisi had won 97 percent of the valid votes in the presidential election held in March last year.
●        He took oath in front of members of his government in the House.
 
Former Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk took oath as the acting Prime Minister
 
●        Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Nasirul Mulk took oath of office of Pakistan's seventh acting Prime Minister on Friday.
●        Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain administered him oath in Islamabad.
●        The name of the country was announced by Khurshid Shah, the leader of the opposition, in a press conference after meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khakan Abbasi and speaker Aiyaz Sadiq of the National Assembly.

Current Affairs 2nd Jun 2018: SPORTS

Discus Throwing Athlete Vikas Gowda retired
 
●        Top Athlete Vikas of Chakka Throw (Discus throw) Gaura retired on Wednesday after playing at a competitive level for more than 15 years .
●        During this time, he became the first and only Indian male athlete to win a medal in this Commonwealth Games event .
 
Pro Kabaddi League auction includes 422 players
 
●        For the sixth season of the Pro Kabaddi League, a total of 422 players will be bets on the two-day auction that starts on Wednesday.
●        According to the media release, in these 422 players, 87 players have been taken from the future Kabaddi Nayak (FKH) program, while 58 foreign players.
●        The players from 14 countries which have been included in the auction include Iran, Bangladesh, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia Malaysia and Sri Lanka.


Neeraj at sixth place in Eugene Stage of Diamond League
 
●        The top Indian athlete throwing athlete Neeraj Chopra stayed in sixth position in the third leg of the Diamond League Series with an effort of 80.81 meters.
●        This 20-year-old Indian athlete had broken his national record last year by 87.43 meters in the first leg of the Diamond League in Doha, which was in fourth place.
●        The current Asian and Commonwealth champions Prefontonanan could not perform their best in the classic and they threw three fouls.


Japan won Uber Cup 37 years later
 
●        Japan defeated Thailand 3-0 on Saturday and captured the Uber Cup after 37 years.
●        Japan had earlier won the title in 1981.
●        In the first match of the women's singles, Akane Yamaguchi beat Thailand's top player, Ratanok Intanon 21-15, 21-15.
 
Silver and Bronze medal to India in Archery World Cup
 
●        India's women team, performing brilliantly, got the silver medal in the Archery World Cup.
●        Indian Archery team of Jyothi Surekha, Divya Dayal and Muskan Kirar won the Silver Medal of Women Compound Team Competition in the World Cup in Antalya.
●        This tournament has been won by the women team of Gold Taiwan.

Current Affairs 2nd Jun 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

Agreement on enhancing strategic and maritime cooperation with Indonesia
 
●        Indonesia and India on Wednesday agreed to increase strategic and maritime cooperation.
●        Under this, there is a plan to build a naval base of strategic importance for Indonesia in the Indian Ocean .
●        Together, the two countries have converted their strategic partnership into a broad strategic partnership.
●        He has signed a joint document to combine his strategic tactics with the objective of stabilizing the Indo-Pacific region.


European Union, Canada's counter-action against American action to increase import duty
 
●        Against the action of the US Trump Administration to impose higher fees on import of products such as steel and aluminum, several major partner countries, including the European Union and Canada, have started retaliation.
●        The European Union has challenged the American decision in the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the first response. Canada has also gone in the WTO against the US.

Current Affairs 2nd Jun 2018: ECONOMY

NCL's coal production increased by 17 percent and dispatch increased by 15.17 percent.
 

●        Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL), a mini ratna company of the Indian government, has produced 16.41 million tonnes of coal in the first two months of the current financial year, or by the end of May .
●        During the same period, the company's coal dispatch was 16.57 million tonnes.
●        This is 16.82 percent and 15.17 percent higher than the corresponding period of the previous financial year.
 
Panasonic crossed 10000 crores sale
 
●        Panasonic India crossed the sale of Rs 10,000 crore in the financial year ending March.
●        The total sale of this company of Japan in India is Rs 10,200 crore.
●        In 2016-17, the figure was 9,600 crores.

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Important Current Affairs 1st Jun 2018

Important Current Affairs 1st Jun  2018

Current Affairs 1st Jun 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Integrated logistics department will be formed for facilitating exporters: Commerce Secretary
●        Giving assurance of the government's support to the exporters, the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Shri C.R. Chaudhary urged the exporting community to achieve export target of $ 76 billion during 2017-18.
●        While giving the EEPC India National Award to 110 engineering exporters in New Delhi, Shri Choudhary said that it is important that the exporters have done remarkable work during the year 2016-17 when the global economy was undergoing recession.


Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh launches online analysis tool for overseeing overseas contributions under FCRA
●        Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh today launched an online analysis tool for monitoring foreign fund flows and its use under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 here today.
●        This web based tool will help the officers of different departments of the government to check the source of foreign contribution and its use in India.
 
 
88 years of 'Deccan Queen' rail service
●        On June 1, 1930, the pioneering 'Deccan Queen' rail service was started between two major cities of Maharashtra, which was the major historical achievement of the Great Indian Peninsula (GIP) Railway.
●        This first deluxe train was introduced to serve two important cities of this area and it was named after the famous Pune city as 'Queen of the Deccan'.
 
 
The foundation stone of the country's first modern Forensic Lab for women related matters was laid in Chandigarh
●        Women and Child Development Minister, Mrs. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi today laid the foundation stone of modern DNA forensic laboratory in the premises of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Chandigarh.
●        In the program, the Minister said that forensic examination is an important role in criminal investigations and the Advanced Lab will contribute greatly to tackle the reduction in forensic DNA investigation of pending cases of sexual harassment in the country.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches Rupee Cards, Bhima and SBI App in Singapore
 
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Ruppe Card, Bhima and SBI App in Singapore on May 31, 2018.
●        India's digital payment system has been linked to Singapore's 33-year-old Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS).
●        All users of the Rupee will be able to pay in Singapore where all the NETs are acceptable.
 
 
Anand Mahindra launches road map for better Air India 
●        Following the experience of successfully running a company like Satyam Computer, Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra has also introduced roadmap for Air India.
●        He says that by handing Air India to a person like E Sreedharan, he should try to sell after bringing him to good standing.

 
PhonePay's annual gross transaction reached the run rate of $ 20 billion

 
●        Digital Payments Startup Phone is doing nearly 2 billion transactions a month, and with its mobile app, about 30 million bank accounts are connected. This claim is made by the company.
●        PhonePay CEO Sameer Nigam said that their target is to carry up to 150 million transactions every month till December.
●        Flipkart has a proprietary right on Bangalore-based phone.

Current Affairs 1st Jun 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

India signed a mutual consent agreement in Singapore with nursing sector


●        India has signed a mutual consent agreement (MRA) in Singapore with nursing sector.
●        This is the first MRA to be done with FTA affiliates.
●        Singapore agrees to recognize 7 Indian nursing institutes 

Current Affairs 1st Jun 2018: SCHEMES

Government launches new 'Service Bhoj Scheme'
●        Ministry of Culture of Government of India has launched a new scheme called 'Service Bhoj Scheme' at the cost of Rs 325 crore for the financial year 2018-19 and 2019-20.

Income Tax Department Launches New Anonymous Transaction Informer Award Scheme, 2018
●        In order to increase the participation of people in income tax department's efforts to detect black money and reduce tax evasion, the Income Tax Department has released a new award scheme titled 'Benami Transaction Informer Award Scheme 2018'.
●        The purpose of this scheme is to encourage people to give information about the transactions and properties and the income earned on such properties made by hidden investors and beneficial owners.

Income Tax Department released Revised Income-tax informer Scheme, 2018
●        In order to increase the participation of people in income tax department's efforts to detect black money and reduce tax evasion, the Income Tax Department has released a new award scheme called 'Income Tax Information Award Scheme, 2018'.
●        This plan will replace the award scheme released in 2007.

Current Affairs 1st Jun 2018: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Earth Science Ministry launches high-resolution ensemble forecast system for possible weather forecast
●        Ministry of Earth Sciences has launched two state-of-the-art high resolution global assembly specimen system for issuing 10-day operational potential weather forecasts.
●        Indian Advanced Tropical Meteorological Institute Pune, National Mid-Term Weather Forecast Center Noida and India Meteorological Department have been able to achieve this advanced service level by continuous efforts of scientists.

Current Affairs 1st Jun 2018: SPORTS

Commonwealth Games gold medalist Sanjita Chanu fails in Dope test
●        Commonwealth Games gold medalist weightlifter Sanjita Chanu has failed in the Dope Test.
●        The National Weightlifting Federation (IWF) gave this information on May 31, 2018.
●        IWLF has temporarily suspended them with immediate effect under the anti-doping rules violation rule.

Current Affairs 1st Jun 2018: ECONOMY

Government's 13 billion dollars worth of capital losses
 
●        The loss of public sector banks in 2017-18 has resulted in the government's investment of about $ 13 billion in these banks was useless and there is no hope of improvement in this situation even in the current financial year.
●        Rating agency Fitch said this.
 
Kalpataru gave 282 crore offer for Thane land of Mondelez 
●        Real estate developer Kalpataru has given the highest bid of 282 crore rupees to buy 8 acres of land in Mondeja India (old name Cadbury India).
●        According to property consultants, a one-million-square-foot project can be built on the land of Thane Pokhran road 1.
 

 
Samsung India sold 50,000 crores of products in 2016-17
●        Samsung India crossed the annual sales of Rs 50,000 crore in fiscal year 2016-17.
●        It has been reported to Samsung recently on information submitted to the Registrar of Companies.
●        Samsung India has strengthened its position as the country's second largest consumer focused MNC after Maruti Suzuki .

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Important Current Affairs 31st May 2018

Important Current Affairs 31st May 2018

Current Affairs 31st May 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Exporting large number of dry coconuts to America and European countries for the first time
●        India was importing coconut oil till March 2017, now India has been exporting coconut oil to Malaysia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka from April 2017, with the first time exporting a large number of dry coconuts to America and European countries is
●        As compared to 9,561 hectares in 2010-14, 13,117 hectare area was brought under new plantation in the year 2014-18.


Inter state e-bill will be applicable in Chhattisgarh, Goa, Jammu Kashmir, Mizoram, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal
●        In order of GST Council decision, the e-way bill system for the inter-state transport of goods was implemented on April 1, 2018.
●        E-These bills are being successfully prepared and more than 630 million e-bill have been released till May 30, 2018, including 20 million Intra-State e-Pay bills.
  
1.5 lakh affordable houses for urban poor under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)
●        Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has approved the construction of 1.5 lakh and affordable houses for the benefit of the urban poor under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) with an investment of Rs. 7227 crores with central assistance of Rs. 2209 crores.
●        56512 houses have been approved in 22 cities and towns with an investment of Rs. 3184 crores with central assistance of Rs. 848 crores for Andhra Pradesh.
 

CBSE will organize Central Teacher Eligibility Test in 92 cities of the country on 16th September, 2018
●        The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will organize the Central Teacher Eligibility Examination (CTET) in 92 cities of the country on September 16, 2018 (Sunday).
●        This is the 11th edition of the seat.
●        Interested applicants to join the examination can apply online from June 22, 2018 (Friday).
 

Amit Khare took over as Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
●        Amit Khare, IAS (Jharkhand: 1985) today took over as the Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
●        Shri Narendra Kumar Sinha, IAS has retired from this post.
●        Prior to his appointment, Mr. Khare was working as Additional Chief Secretary of Jharkhand Government.
●        During his career of more than 33 years, Mr. Khare has worked in many regional positions and he has the experience of doing work from both land and high administrative levels at both the center and the state.
 

Krishna Pal Gujjar announced the implantation of free device for the deaf children of Sikkim
●        Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Krishna Pal Gujjar has promised that the Central Government will provide financial assistance of Rs. 6 lakh for the implantation of the hearing device for economically weaker deaf children of Sikkim.
●        He announced this after today's performance in touching the hearts of Deaf and Divya school children at the inaugural function of 'Social Empowerment Camp' organized at Chintan Bhawan, Gangtok.
●        They snatched the group photos with the children and gave them citation.
 
 
Tourism Minister issued the first directive of the government on adventure tourism
●        Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) Shri K.J. Alfonz issued guidelines of Government of India on adventure tourism in New Delhi today.
●        As part of efforts to make the adventure sports safer, these guidelines, issued with safety and quality standards for adventure tourism in India, were created in collaboration with the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOI).


Andhra Pradesh announces new political symbols
 
●        Four years after the division of Andhra Pradesh, new state symbols of the state were announced by the Environment, Forest, Science and Technology Department of Andhra Pradesh on May 30, 2018.
●        In this, the names of the state's political birds and state animals of Andhra Pradesh have been declared.
●        According to the government announcement, it was necessary to make this change after the split in state symbols, as it could ensure the identity of the state.
 
 
New User Interface Launch of E-Ticket System

●    Ministry of Railways has launched a new user interface for its state-of-the-art e-ticket system.
●    With the launch of new interface of e-ticketing website, the user can now log on and search the trains without logging in and search for information about the availability of seats.


Researchers developed 3D printed cornea for the first time
 
 
●        For the first time, scientists have made the 3D printed human eye cornea.
●        This can help in reducing the shortage of eye donors and returning light to millions of visually impaired people.
●        This search has been published in the journal Experimental Eye Research.

Current Affairs 31st May 2018: ECONOMY


Agreement for additional financial assistance of $ 500 million in the Government of India and the World Bank
●        Under the Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) between the Government of India and the World Bank today, an agreement for $ 500 million loan was made to provide additional financial assistance to the rural road project.
●        Under this project implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development, 7,000 km roads have to be constructed, out of which 3,500 km will be constructed using green technology.
 
 
SAIL earned a net profit of Rs 816 crore in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017-18
●        Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017-18 as well as for the entire financial year 2017-18.
●        After making a comeback in the third quarter of the financial year 2017-18, the company has made a net profit of Rs 816 crore in the fourth quarter of the financial year 2017-18.

Current Affairs 31st May 2018: DEFENSE

Defense Minister inaugurates Indian Air Force Commander Conference
●        Defense Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the first half yearly Commander Conference of the IAF today at the Vai Bhawan.
●        The Air Force chief told the Defense Minister about the current situation of Air Force and the 'Gagan Shakti' exercised in April this year.
 

Current Affairs 31st May 2018: AWARDS

Kailash Satyarthi and Kiran Kumar awarded 'Santokba Humanitarian Award'
 
●        President Ramnath Kovind on 30 May 2018, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and former ISRO president AS Kiran Kumar were awarded the 'Santokba Humanitarian Award'.
●        Under this, both were given a trophy and trophy of one crore rupees.
●        This event was organized in Sanjeev Kumar Auditorium of Surat.

Current Affairs 31st May 2018: DAYS AND DATES

World Tobacco Prohibition Day was celebrated around the world
●        World Tobacco Prohibition Day was celebrated all over the world on May 31, 2018.
●        World Health Organization member countries announced the anniversary of World Tobacco Day in 1987.

Current Affairs 31st May 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

US Pacific Command renamed to US Indo-Pacific Command
 
●        US Defense Minister Jim Matisse announced on May 30, 2018 that he has changed the name of the US Pacific Command to the US Indo-Pacific Command.
●        This step also reflects India's growing importance in American strategic thinking.
●        The American Pacific Command or PACOM formed after World War II will now be known as the Indo-Pacific Command.

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Important Current Affairs 30th May 2018

Important Current Affairs 30th May 2018

Current Affairs 30th May 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

174th meeting of ESIC concluded
●        In the 174th meeting of the ESI Corporation held in New Delhi yesterday under the chairmanship of Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Labor and Employment (Independent Charge), some important decisions have been taken in respect of improvement in service delivery system of ESIC.
●        In order to strengthen medical services in all the districts of the country, it was decided to open the ESIC Dispensary Co-branch office (DCBO) in every district of the country.
 
Ministry of Railways organized 'Mission Raftar'
●        The Ministry of Railways has conducted a one-day workshop, 'Mission Raftar' in New Delhi with the aim of increasing the average speed of freight trains and passenger trains.
●        Shri Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board, Shri Rajen Gohain inaugurated the workshop.
●        All members of the Railway Board, General Manager of the Railway Board and Senior Railway Officers were present on the occasion.
 
 
Ministry of Railways launches new User Interface of its state-of-the-art e-ticket system
●        According to the vision of Central Railway Minister Shri Piyush Goyal, to ensure better experience to the users (user) by adopting the best practices adopted in the Information Technology Industry, the online travel portal of the railwayswww.irctc.co.in has now got its new user interface Has launched the beta version.
●        The 'Digital India' initiative has paved the way for government organizations to use the power of technology and to make the lives of Indian citizens easier.
 
 
Government has canceled land allotment of Tuticorin Copper Plant
 
●        The Tamil Nadu government has canceled the land allotment of Vedanta Group Tuticorin Copper Plant.
●        Meanwhile, the issue of the death of 13 protesters in police firing triggered in the Assembly on Tuesday.
●        The opposition party, DMK, had decided to boycott the proceedings of the House until the unit was closed forever.
 

CFO Deepak Ahuja will decide on Tesla in India
●        Elon Musk said in a tweet that his company wants to come to India, but when it will be an Indian will decide.
●        Graduate Ahuja of the III Varanasi joined Tesla for the first time in 2008.
●        He left this company in 2015, but came back last year.


'Gaj Yatra' started in the North East
 
●        The 'Gaj Yatra' was inaugurated by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on 28 May 2018 from the village of Tura located in Garo Mountains.
●        It is being organized by the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) with the Ministry of Environment.
●        Bollywood actress Dia Mirza also started the journey with a green flag.
 
WHO approves India's Digital Health Proposal
 
●        Union Health and Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda said on May 29, 2018 that the proposal brought on digital health by India has been approved by the 71st World Health Assembly (World Health Assembly).
●        The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO).
●        The 71st World Health Assembly was organized in Geneva and it was attended by representatives from all the member countries of the WHO.
 
India and Indonesia committed for comprehensive strategic partnership
 
●        During the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Indonesia, the two countries expressed their commitment for comprehensive strategic partnership on May 30, 2018.
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the press conference in Indonesia's capital Jakarta.
●        15 MoUs were signed between India and Indonesia, which were related to areas of defense, science, technology, rail and health.
 
 
The central government is planning to set up optical fiber cables in the border areas
 
●        Union Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on May 29, 2018 that the Center is planning to set up optical fiber cables in the border areas to address the problems of connectivity of defense personnel and common people.
●        Underlining the achievements of the Narendra Modi government after four years, Sitharaman said in response to media queries that we will soon start working on the expansion of optical fiber cable in the border areas.


Bankruptcy Process postponed against RCom
 
●        National Companies Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on conditional ban on bankruptcy process against Reliance Communications (RCom) and its associates Reliance Infratel and Reliance Telecom on Wednesday.
●        Simultaneously, these companies have been allowed to sell their properties to Reliance Geo.
●        NCLT has asked RCom and its subsidiaries to pay Ericsson India Rs. 550 crores in 120 days.

Current Affairs 30th May 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

International Conference on 'Trips-CBD Combination' in Geneva on 7-8 June, 2018


●        India is spearheading the campaign to resume the WTO debate on issues related to prevention of traditional knowledge.
●        Together with the WTO Learning Center, the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and South Center (an intergovernmental organization located in Geneva), the Indian government is going to organize an international conference on 'Trips-CBD combination' in Geneva, 7-8 June, 2018.

Current Affairs 30th May 2018: ECONOMY

Special refund fortnight from 31st May to 14th June, 2018
●        Refund of Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been a concern for both the government and the business world for the last few months.
●        So far, the government has sanctioned more than Rs 30,000 crore as GST refund.
●        It includes Rs 16000 crore of IGST and Rs 14000 crore of ITC.

SBI increased interest rate for FD
 
●        State Bank of India ( SBI ) , the country's largest bank and lender, has hiked interest rates for term deposits of 1 year and 2 years, by 25 basis points.
●        Also , the interest rate of Fixed Deposit with a period of 2 to 3 years has also been increased.
●        New interest rates have come into effect from May 28, on the FD of less than Rs 1 crore.
 
 
Moody downgraded India's growth rate for 2018 to 7.3 percent
●        International rating agency Moody's Investor Services reduced its estimate of India's GDP growth rate to 7.3 percent for the current fiscal.
●        The agency had earlier estimated an increase of 7.5 percent.

Current Affairs 30th May 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Third meeting of Indo-UK Home Work Dialogue
●        The third homework dialogue meeting between India and Britain was held here today.
●        The delegation of the Government of India was led by the Union Home Secretary, Mr. Rajiv Gaba, while the UK delegation was led by Ms. Patsy Wilkinson, the second permanent secretary.

Current Affairs 30th May 2018: APPOINTMENT

Pankaj Saran appointed as India's Deputy National Security Advisor
●        Senior Indian diplomat Pankaj Saran has been appointed as the Deputy National Security Advisor (NSA).
●        This information was made public by the government on May 29, 2018.
●        Pankaj Saran is currently India's Ambassador to Russia

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Important Current Affairs 29th May 2018

Important Current Affairs 29th May 2018

Current Affairs 29th May 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

India Signed a $ 21.7 million loan agreement with the World Bank for Rajasthan Project
●        For the strengthening of public financial management in the Rajasthan Project, a loan agreement of US $ 21.7 million was signed with World Bank.
●        On behalf of the Rajasthan Government on the implementation unit agreement signed by the Secretary (Finance) and the World Bank on behalf of World Bank (India) Acting Country Director.
●        This project is of US $ 31 million, out of which 21.7 million US dollars will be taken from the World Bank and the balance from the state budget.
 
 
More than 1,65,000 people got profit between 2015-18 under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)
●        Under the Credit Linked Scheme, more than 1,65,000 people have benefited between the year 2015-18.
●        Between 2008 and 2013, only 18,166 people got the benefit of the scheme of interest subsidy.
●        The performance of the present plan has been spectacular and more people have received benefits than before.

Receipt app and web portal launch to bring transparency in the electricity payments to customers
●        Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge) Shri R.K. Singh launched today's web portal and app procurement (payment confirmation and electricity purchase analysis to bring transparency in the invoices of producers) www.praapti.in .
●        The acquisition app and web portals have been developed to bring transparency among electricity producers and power distribution companies in power purchase.
●        This app and web portals will capture invoices and payment data from electricity producers for various long term power purchase agreements.
 

Use of blockchain technology to ban unwanted calls, SMS
 
●        Telecom Regulator TRAI issued a new draft of rules for reinforcing unwanted phone calls and SMS , in which it has proposed the use of Blockchain Technology .
●        The regulator wants to ensure through the use of BlockChain Technology that the telemarketing people have received phone or SMS only who have given their number for it.
 
 
India will raise issue of Neem, turmeric and Ashwagandha patents in Geneva
●        India is next month co-organizer of the International Brainstorming session on the growing commercial use of natural materials.
●        In this event, there will be issues related to the financial misuse of natural products and patents given without proper compensation to communities related to it.
 
 
Ultratech will buy Binani Cement 
 
●     UltraTech will buy Binani cement 
●        The company's lenders decided to sell the company to the country's largest cement producer in a meeting lasting seven hours on Monday.
●        However, Aditya Birla Group 's Ultratech has also put a condition with its offer.
●        Its offer of 7,600 crores is dependent on getting its approval from courts.

Current Affairs 29th May 2018: DEFENSE

NDA organizes 134th convocation function
●        134th Convocation of National Defense Academy (NDA) course concluded in Pune today.
●        On this occasion, Chief of Integrated Defense Staff to the Chairman, Chief of Staff Committee (CISC), Lieutenant General Satish Dua was the Chief Guest.
●        336 cadets were awarded degrees on behalf of Jawaharlal Nehru University.
●        Among the recipients, 81 cadets of science, 191 cadets of Computing Science and 64 cadet arts.

Current Affairs 29th May 2018: ECONOMY

National Aluminum Company Limited (NALCO) doubled net profit
●        National Aluminum Company Limited (NALCO), which has achieved the global standard of being a low cost manufacturing company in manufacturing bauxite mining and aluminum, has proved its potential by performing well in the physical and financial sectors.
●        According to the financial results of the year 2017-18 presented to Board of Directors on May 26, 2018, NALCO registered an increase of more than 100 per cent, i.e. an increase of Rs 1,342.19 crore compared to Rs 669 crore in the previous year, during the financial year 2017-18.

ED seized assets worth Rs 177 crore of Rotomac
 

●        Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said that it has seized assets worth Rs 177 crore in Rotomac Global of Kanpur, owned by Vikram Kothari in the money laundering case, in which a bank allegedly fraud of Rs 3,695 was made.
●        Officials of the Financial Investigation Agency said that the seized assets of the company and its director are in Kanpur of Uttar Pradesh, Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar in Gujarat, Dehradun in Uttarakhand and in Mumbai of Maharashtra.

Current Affairs 29th May 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

The UK has destroyed files related to India-Sri Lanka relations.
●        The UK Forward and Commonwealth Office has destroyed about 195 files, including documents that are linked to the relations between Sri Lanka and India during a civil war under the leadership of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
●        Researchers and archivists are concerned about this move by Britain.
 
 
Under Antarctica ice, mountain ranges and valleys were detected
●        Researchers have unearthed three deep valleys under the mountain ranges hidden under the snowy mountains of Antarctica and glacier.
●        This research has been published in Geophysical Research Letters.
●        Detailed data from the satellite helped to take pictures of the Earth's surface and inside its depths, but the location around the southern pole area was not known.


Global Wind Energy Summit will be held in Hamburg
 
●        The first edition of the Global Wind Energy Conference will be held in Hamburg, Germany on 25-28 September 2018.
●        First Wind Energy Summit-2011 can be beneficial for the wind energy industry in terms of business, networking and information.
●        The summit includes two conference 'Windenergy Hamburg' and 'Windup'.
 
 
Colombia's first Latin American country to join NATO
 
●        Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos announced on May 25, 2018 that Colombia would formally join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) soon.
●        With this initiative, Colombia will become the first Latin American nation to become part of the coalition.
●        In the organization Colombia will be included as a "global partner", which means that it will not need to participate in military action.
 
 
Former Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk appointed acting Prime Minister of Pakistan
 
●        Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Nasir-ul-Mulk was appointed the caretaker Prime Minister of the country on May 28, 2018.
●        With the leader of the opposition Khurshid Shah, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and National Assembly Chairman Ayaz Sadiq made this announcement in a joint press conference.
 
 
United Nations International Peacekeeping Day-2012 was celebrated
 
●        United Nations International Peacekeeping Day was celebrated on May 29, 2018 around the world.
●        On this occasion, various events are organized around the world for the appreciation and respect of the work of brave men and women who have made important contributions towards establishing peace and security in the countries and countries devastated by war.

Current Affairs 29th May 2018: SPORTS

FIFA World Cup Friendly: France defeated Ireland
●        With the goal of Oliver Giroud and Nebill Fakir, France defeated Ireland 2-0 in a friendly football match, strengthening their preparations for the forthcoming World Cup.
●        Chelsea striker Girod and Leonid Fleker of Lyon both scored goals in the first half. Before the World Cup, the French team has to play two more friendship matches.
●        The French team will host Italy on Friday in Nice, while on June 9 it will compete with America in Leone.

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Important Current Affairs 28th May 2018

Important Current Affairs 28th May 2018

Current Affairs 28th May 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

The main event of the Fourth International Yoga Day Festival will be held in Dehradun.
●        The main event of the Fourth International Yoga Day Festival (IDY-2018) will be held in Dehradun, Uttarakhand on June 21, 2018.
●        Secretary, AYUSH, Shri Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha announced today that Dehradun (Uttarakhand) has been selected as the venue of the collective yoga demonstration of the fourth International Yoga Day (main event) on June 21, 2018.

Mount Devitiba campaign -2018
●        Mountaineering campaign of a group of women climbers for Mount Devtibba Peak Fateh, located at an elevation of 6001 meters in Himachal Pradesh, is being organized from May 28 to June 15, 2018 by the Indian Navy.
●        Vice Admiral A.K. Chawla, AVSM, NM, VSM, Chief of Person will flag off the Mountaineering team from New Delhi on May 28, 2018.
 
 
NIC launches new data center in Bhubaneswar, within a year will recruit 800 people across the country
●        Bhubaneswar has now become the fourth national data center of National Informatics Center (NIC) after Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune.
●        This cloud-enabled new National Data Center aims to provide its services round the clock with secure hosting for various e-governance applications of the Central and State Governments.
●        This data center is capable of continuing the operation of 35,000 virtual servers smoothly.
 
 
Tourism Minister attended the 108th meeting of the UNWTO Executive Council
●        Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) Shri K.J. Alfonso joined the UNWTO Executive Council 108th Meeting held in San Sebastian, Spain from 23 to 25 May 2018, with a delegation of senior officials.
●        The Executive Council decided that the organization will pay special attention to increasing innovation and digitization in the tourism sector to deal with new challenges and trends.

Ramdev launches SIM card
 
●        Yam Guru Baba Ramdev has now hit the entry in the telecom sector after making a fuss about FMCG sector .
●        He launched Patanjali's SIM card in Haridwar on Sunday. It has been named the Swadeshi Prosperity Sim Card.
●        For this, Patanjali, the company of Baba Ramdev, has entered into an agreement with the government telecom company BSNL.
 
Companies with good track can only invest abroad, RBI will change rules
●        Only foreign companies and joint ventures will be allowed to invest, whose track record will be excellent.
●        Indian companies are allowed to invest up to four times their net worth abroad, but it has been misused.
●        Many people have been using this route to send money out of the country and divert the debt amount.

Current Affairs 28th May 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATION 


Prime Minister met queen of Netherlands met his Majesty Maxima
●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today meets the Emperor of the Netherlands Empire, Her Majesty.
●        Queen Maxima is on a trip to India as the special envoy of United Nations Secretary for Inclusive Finance for Development.


Agreement for purchase of state-of-the-art S-400 systems between India and Russia
 
●        India has fulfilled the price negotiations for the purchase of S-400 Triumf Air Defense System from Russia for the needs of Air Force.
●        This purchase agreement has been settled in approximately Rs 40,000 crore.
 

Current Affairs 28th May 2018: DEFENSE

DAC sanctioned purchase of equipment for defense forces


●        A meeting of the Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) was held today under the chairmanship of Defense Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman.
●        DAC has approved the purchase of equipment worth more than 6900 crores for defense forces.
●        By offering huge encouragement to indigenization and accepting the growing technical power of India, the purchase of thermal imaging (TI) nightsitets for Rocket Launcher will be done through Indian Vendors established under 'Baid (Indian) IDDEN category'.

Current Affairs 28th May 2018: ECONOMY

Bank of India's net loss widens to about Rs 4,000 crore
 
●        Net loss of public sector banks of India was Rs 3969.27 crore in the March quarter.
●        The bank says that the effect of more provision for the trapped loan was affected by its performance in the quarter.
●        The bank had a net loss of Rs 1,045.54 crore in January-March 2016-17.


ED fined for Rs 14 crores on Videocon
 
●        ED, Venugopal Dhoot of Videocon and group penalties of Rs 14 crore in case of violation of Foreign Exchange Law 6 companies.
●        Apart from this, the penalty of Rs 45 lakh has also been imposed separately on the directors of Dhoot, Videocon and 6 companies.
●        Of these, a fine of Rs 30 lakh was asked to repay Dhoot alone. The ED gave this direction on 26th May.

Current Affairs 28th May 2018: APPOINTMENT

Sudha Balakrishnan became the first CFO of Reserve Bank of India
 
●        Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to appoint Sudha Balakrishnan as its first Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
●        Chartered accountant Sudha Abtak was the Vice President of National Security Depository Limited (NSDL).
●        Sudha will be the 12th Executive Director of RBI and her tenure will be three years.

Current Affairs 28th May 2018: SPORTS

Chennai Super Kings wins IPL title for the third time
●        Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has won the IPL 2018 title, thanks to Shane Watson's impressive century innings.
●        CSK defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets in the final.
●        With this win, Chennai Super Kings were successful in winning the IPL title for the third time.

Current Affairs 28th May 2018: GLOBAL NEWS


The ban on 'abortion' abolished in Ireland
●        In Ireland, the ban on abortion has been abolished by a referendum.
●        This referendum was done to remove the ban on abortion.
●        Irish people have won a historic victory by voting against the Prevention of Abortion Bill for 35 years by referendum.
●        In order to encourage voting in favor of abolition of abortion, the campaign was being run in Ireland for a long time.
 
Global Wind Energy Summit will be held in Hamburg
●        The first edition of the Global Wind Energy Conference will be held in Hamburg, Germany on 25-28 September 2018.
●        First Wind Energy Summit-2011 can be beneficial for the wind energy industry in terms of business, networking and information.
●        The summit includes two conference 'Windenergy Hamburg' and 'Windup'.
 

Colombia's first Latin American country to join NATO
 
●        Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos announced on May 25, 2018 that Colombia would formally join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) soon.
●        With this initiative, Colombia will become the first Latin American nation to become part of the coalition.

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Important Current Affairs 27th May 2018

Important Current Affairs 27th May 2018

Current Affairs 27th May 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister Launches Phase I of Eastern Peripheral Expressway and Delhi-Meerut Expressway
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday dedicated two new Expressway country names to Delhi National Capital Region.
●        First of these, the first phase of the 14-lane access controlled Delhi-Meerut Expressway, from Nizamuddin Setu to Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border.
●        The second project dedicated to the nation's name is the 135-km long Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE), from NH-Kundali to National Highway No. 2 at Palwal on National Highway No. 1.
 
 
Famous actor Akshay Kumar launches ad campaign for 'Swachh Bharat'
●        Renowned film actor Shri Akshay Kumar today launched an advertisement campaign for Clean India Mission (Rural) in the capital.
●        This campaign was started in the 'Collector's Convention for Toilet Technology' organized in the capital.
●        This campaign focuses on promoting double-decked toilet technology in rural India and this advertisement includes Mr Kumar along with actress Ms. Land Pednekar.

Gobind Singh Dev becomes the first Sikh to join the Malaysian Cabinet
●        Indian-origin politician Gobind Singh Dev has been made Cabinet Minister in Malaysia.
●        He is the first person in the minority community to be appointed as minister in the history of the country.
●        45-year-old Gobind Singh Dev has been appointed Minister of Communication and Multimedia.


21 government banks into 25,775 crores banking fraud in the financial year 2017-18
●        Due to large scale fraud in the banking sector of the country, the financial year 2017-18 has been extremely difficult on 21 banks in the public sector.
●        In the past financial year, due to different cases of banking fraud, the banks had to suffer a loss of about Rs 25,775 crore.
 
Indigo and Air India among the world's 5 most affordable airlines
●        IndiGo and Air India Express , which offer cheap air services at affordable rates, are among the five cheapest airlines in the world to provide international connectivity .
●        According to the Global Flight Pricing Report, the government company is second in the Air India Express list and Air India Express is ranked 5th in the Air India Express list.
 
Reliance Communications to start Bankruptcy Proceeding
●        The Insolvency Tribunal has ordered ordering bankership pricing against Reliance Communications (RCom).
●        From this, the deal to sell Anil Ambani's ownership rights to the telecom company's own wireless assets, Big Brother Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio Infocomm for Rs 18,000 crore could be a shock.

Asif Ali Zardari will contest the elections after 24 years
 
●        Asif Ali Zardari , the former president and co-chairman of the Pakistan People's Party , has said that he will fight for his National Assembly from Nawabshah for the National Assembly seat.
●        He is returning to electoral and parliamentary politics after 24 years.
●        He was elected to the National Assembly seat in 1990 from Karachi's preparatory sector and from Nawabshah in 1993.

Current Affairs 27th May 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

New data protection laws in Europe apply to GDPR
●        The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has come into effect from May 25, 2018.
●        Under this, the customer or the user will be the owner of their online data.
●        This law will affect not only 28 EU member states but also affect the companies worldwide which process the users and users of European countries by collecting data.


11 people killed in Mekunu storm in Oman
 
●        11 people, including three Indians, died in the Mekunu hurricane that occurred on the Yemeni island of southern Oman and Socotra.
●        On Friday in the Khofar and Oman regions of Oman, the Hurricane Mekunu knocked on.
●        This storm changed from one class to the other as the storm of class two reached here.
 
Growing heat in Norway, 14 degrees Celsius breaks 71 years record
 
●        The rising heat in Norway has broken records of past 71 years.
●        At that time mercury is only 14.4 degree Celsius, but it is much more there accordingly.
 

China gives relief to Pakistan in $ 500 million loan case
 
●        China has agreed to grant a rebate of five million dollar loan terms to Pakistan.
●        It has happened at a time when Pakistan's foreign exchange reserves are in a trance despite borrowing $ 44 billion in the last 5 years.
 
 
India launches second IT corridor for market expansion in China, 
●        India started the second information technology corridor on Sunday to take advantage of China's software market.
●        The organization of IT companies, NASSCOM, informed about this.
●        He has set up another Digital Collaborative Facility Plaza in China.
●        This has been done in an effort to ensure the reach of domestic IT companies in China's huge market.

Announcement of general election in Pakistan on 25th July
●        The date of the general election has been announced in Pakistan.
●        President Mamun Hussain on Saturday put his stamp on the Election Commission's proposal.
●        The President has approved the EC's recommendation to hold general elections on July 25.
●        According to Radio Pakistan, elections will be organized simultaneously for the National and Provincial Assembly.

Current Affairs 27th May 2018: DEFENSE

Fourth ship of Landing Craft Utility Mk-IV was included in Naval Fleet
 
●        AVSM, VSM, Chief of Material Vice Admiral G.S. Pubby added the IN LCU L-54 ship to Indian Navy fleet in Port Blair on May 25, 2018.
●        IN LCU L 54 Fourth Landing Craft Utility (LCU) incorporated in the Indian Navy is the ship of the MK-IV category.

Current Affairs 27th May 2018: ECONOMY

Arcelormittal repaid 7,500 million rupees in Essar Steel case
 
●        Billionaire Lakshmi Mittal of Arcelormittal has donated Rs 7,000 crore dues of its associate companies.
●        With this step, he will get the legal entitlement to bid for the bankruptcy company Essar Steel .

5,500 bunkers and 200 community hall will be built on LoC
 
●        Officials of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir have started work on preparing more than 5,500 bunkers and 200 community hall to help the people who have faced Pakistani firing .
●        In this district adjacent to the LoC, Pakistan's ceasefire violations often cause people to flee and many times people have died due to the bullet injuries.

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Important Current Affairs 26th May 2018

Important Current Affairs 26th May 2018

Current Affairs 26th May 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Inauguration of the first phase of Eastern Peripheral Expressway and Delhi-Meerut Expressway
●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on Sunday dedicated the two newly built Expressway Nation to Delhi National Capital Region.
●        Of these, the first 14-lane of Delhi-Meerut Expressway is accessed first phase, which stretches from Nizamuddin bridge to Delhi sub-boundary.
●        This part of 8.360 km of national highway has been prepared in record time of 18 months compared to the expected construction period of 30 months at a cost of approximately Rs 841.50 crore.

Only 4 percent of the users left LPG subsidies
 
●        On the appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, almost 4 percent of cooking gas users have left the LPG subsidy.
●        If you talk about states, then this figure shows a lot of fluctuation.
●        In fact, in the case of abandoning LPG subsidy, the North-East states have been in the forefront.
●        14% in Mizoram, 12% in Nagaland and 10% in Manipur left LPG subsidy.
 
Baba Ramdev got approval for 3 new channels

●        Vedic Broadcast Limited (VBL), the company of Patanjali Group, has finally got approval to launch 3 channels.
●        These channels will be launched in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada languages next month.
●        Due to shortcomings in the application a few months ago, these channels were not approved.
●        VBL is under the control of Acharya Balkrishna, a close associate of Baba Ramdev, founder of Yoga Guru and Patanjali.
 
SEBI issues notice to Chanda Kochhar
●        Market regulator SEBI has issued notice to ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar .
●        This notice has been issued in relation to the deals between ICICI Bank's Videocon Group and Nippower.
●        This private sector bank gave this information to the stock exchanges. In Nipavar, the financial interest of Chanda's husband Deepak Kochhar has been linked.
 

Peer firm can buy supermarket chain
 
●        Samara Capital is in the last round of talks to buy Aditya Birla Retail (ABRL) supermarket chain 'More' for Rs 2,500 crore.
●        The private equity company has almost completed the peer's Du Delligens. After the Future Group, Reliance Retail and D'Mart, Mor is the country's fourth largest supermarket chain.
●        ABRL had 493 peacock brand supermarkets and 20 hypermarkets from the previous financial year.
●        In this way the company had a total of 20 million square feet of retail space.
 

Approval for Online Courses
●        University Grants Commission (UGC) approved the degree, diploma and certificate courses for online courses in the field of higher education on May 24, 2018.
●        According to the official release of UGC, online courses will be applicable from this academic session.
 


Kanpur India's Dirty Railway Station: Ministry of Railways survey
 
●        Ministry of Railways released a list of the most dirty railway stations in the country on 25th May 2018.
●        The most dirty railway stations in this list are located in Uttar Pradesh.
●        The Ministry of Railways had surveyed the country on cleanliness, train and railway stations, cleaning, catering and eating.

Current Affairs 26th May 2018: GLOBAL  NEWS

Ireland has changed decades old laws related to abortion
●        In Ireland the ban on abortion has ended. People in the referendum voted in favor of ending it.
●        According to the findings, 66.4 percent of the people voted to abolish the ban.
●        While 33.6 percent of people wanted to ban abortion.

Demand for Vedanta to be excluded from London Stock Exchange
 
●        UK opposition party Labor Party has demanded to expel Vedanta from the London Stock Exchange , in view of the death of 13 people during a protest against Sterlite Industries Plant in Tuticorin in Tamilnadu .
●        Opposition leader John McDonald said in the UK that the cancellation of the listing of Vedanta Limited from the London Stock Exchange will stop losses to the reputation of the market as this company has been engaged in illegal mining activities for years.

Lifetime ban for the Amazon user returning products
 

●        Big e-commerce sites around the world have offered a variety of offers to attract people to themselves.
●        Amazon USA has started banning customers who return 'too much' stuff.

Current Affairs 26th May 2018: AWARDS

Polish novelist wins 'Man Booker International Prize'
 
●        English translation of novel 'flights' has won the prestigious 'Man Booker International Prize'.
●        Jennifer Croft translated Olga Tokarczuk 's novel into English.
●        They will be given $ 67,000 as prize money with this honor.
●        The prize money will be shared between the author and the translator.

Current Affairs 26th May 2018: SPORTS

Hockey India selects 48 players for National camp
●        Hockey India has announced the names of 48 players for the National Camp for senior women from Bengal, from June 28 to June 9, before the FII World Cup and the FIH World Cup.
●        The Indian team, who won silver medal in the fifth Women Asian Champions Trophy, will participate in the practice camp under the guidance of coach Shard Marin from Monday.

Current Affairs 26th May 2018: ECONOMY

8.55% interest on PF for 2017-18
●        The Employees Provident Fund Organization has asked its Regional Offices to add 8.55% interest to the accounts of 50 million shareholders for the financial year 2017-18.
●        This is the lowest after the financial year 2012-13.
●        According to a letter written to more than 120 Regional Offices of EPFO , the Labor Ministry has said that the Central Government has approved the interest rate of 8.55 per cent in the provident fund accounts of the shareholders for 2017-18.
 

 Railway wants to raise Rs 1,100 crore by selling land
 
●        Indian Railways wants to raise Rs.1100 crore by selling 15 hectares of land in Sarai Rohilla, Delhi.
●        Officials of Ministry of Railways told that two Builders, Eldeca of Noida and RNA Builders of Mumbai have bid for the land.
●        This land is 5 kms from Connaught Place. is far.
 
Estimated ₹ 50,000 crore loss in government banks
 
●        Public sector banks' losses (PSBs) are going to touch the figure of Rs 50,000 crore in the January-March 2018 quarter.
●        It is more than twice the record in itself and the loss of 19,000 crore rupees in January-March 2017.
●        The huge losses to banks have been due to the strictness of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Current Affairs 26th May 2018: SCHEMES

Inauguration of various development schemes in Jharkhand
 
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for several development projects of the Government of India and the Jharkhand government in a function organized in Sindri, Jharkhand on May 25, 2018.
●        The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for projects worth Rs 27,000 crore.

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Important Current Affairs 25th May 2018

Important Current Affairs 25th May 2018

Current Affairs 25th May 2018: NATIONAL NEWS

Prime Minister laid foundation stone of various development projects in Jharkhand
●        Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of several development projects of the Government of India and the Jharkhand Government in a function held in Sindri today.
●        In the presence of the Prime Minister, the MoUs were also exchanged for the people's Phosphoric Centers.
●        The Prime Minister, while addressing a public meeting, paid tribute to Lord Birsa Munda.
 
Under the Ministry of Culture, 9th National Culture Festival was inaugurated in Tehri, Uttarakhand.
●        In order to encourage the country's rich cultural heritage, the Ministry of Culture organized a three-day cultural festival "National Culture Festival" near Tehri Lake, in the Colony Colony, Uttarakhand, which was inaugurated today by Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Mr. Trivandrum Singh Rawat.
●        As the nodal agency, Northern Zone Cultural Center (NZCC), Patiala has been entrusted with the responsibility of implementing the National Cultural Festival under the slogan "Ek Bharat, Bharat Bharat".
 
Inclusion of the Fourth Ship of Landing Craft Utility Mk-IV
●        AVSM, VSM, Chief of Material Vice Admiral G.S. Pabbi today inducted the IN LCU L-54 ship in the Indian Navy fleet in Port Blair.
●        IN LCU L 54 Fourth Landing Craft Utility (LCU) incorporated in the Indian Navy is the ship of the MK-IV category.
●        The design of the ship has been prepared in the country itself and it has been constructed by Garden Reach Shipbuilder and Engineers, Kolkata. 
 
Ravi Shankar Prasad to inaugurate Cloud enabled data center in Bhubaneswar
●        National Informatics Center (NIC) has established a new state-of-the-art cloud enabled national data center in Bhubaneswar.
●        This data center will be inaugurated by Central Electronics and IT and Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and on this occasion, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan will be present.
 
 Union Minister Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated the Incubation Center and Food Testing Laboratory at NFEM
●        Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal said today that the Ministry will cooperate with many international laboratories testing various food products so that food products approved by the National Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management Institute (NFTEM) Gain global acceptance
 
 
Women's Security Division in Home Ministry
●        The Home Ministry has created a new division to deal with the issue of women's security in a big way.
●        This division will be coordinated with all the departments of women safety by coordinating with the respective Ministries / Departments and State Governments.
●        To lead this division, Mrs. Punya Salila Srivastava, Officer-in-Charge, AGMUT cadre of 1993 batch has been posted as Joint Secretary.
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Patratu Super Thermal Power Project
●        Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stone for the first phase of NTPC's Patratu Super Thermal Power Project of 2400 MW in Jharkhand.
●        It is a 74:26 percent joint venture between Jharkhand Government and Patratu Power Generation Corporation Limited (PVUNL), a subsidiary of NTPC.
●        Under this, total capacity expansion of 4000 MW will be established.
 
TRIFED elected new board of directors
●        The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED) was organized on May 25, 2018, in which 11th Board of Directors was reconstituted and elected unanimously office bearers.
●        Ramesh Chand Meena Trifed President and Mrs. Pratibha Brahma elected for the post of Vice President.
 
Policy Commission signs MoU with Sushant Singh Rajput for promotion of Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP)
 
●        The Policy Commission today announced the signing of the letter of intent to support and support the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP), with its prominent initiative, along with renowned actor and entrepreneur Mr. Sushant Singh Rajput.
●        In the presence of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Policy Commission, Mr. Abhishek Kant, the adviser (industry) of the Policy Commission, Ms. Anna Roy and Mr. Sushant Singh Rajput signed this agreement.


UGC Approved Online Courses
 
●        University Grants Commission (UGC) approved the degree, diploma and certificate courses for online courses in the field of higher education on May 24, 2018.
●        According to the official release of UGC, online courses will be applicable from this academic session.
●        The online regulation 2018 was approved in the UGC meeting under which those higher educational institutions will get the right to start online course along with regular courses.
 

Holistic Education Campaign launched by HRD Ministry
 
●        HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar launched the government's ambitious 'Composite Education Scheme' on May 24, 2018.
●        Through this, the students and teachers will be strengthened by improving the level of education and enhancing technical use.
●        The purpose of this scheme is to provide quality education as well as to move the children towards development as a whole.
 
4% shortfall in HPCL's profit
 
●        Net profit refining margin of government-owned Hindustan Petroleum and reduced inventory gains reduced by 4% in the March quarter.
●        The company had a net profit of Rs 1,748 crore in the fourth quarter of 2017-18, compared to Rs 1,819 crore in the year-ago period.

Current Affairs 25th May 2018: RANKING

India ranked 145th in health related services: Lancet Report
●        As per the survey report recently released by Lancet, India is ranked number 145 in relation to health services.
●        In the survey conducted by Lancet in 195 countries, India is ranked 145th.
●        India is far behind China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan in this survey.

Current Affairs 25th May 2018: SCHEMES

Under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme, rates of 1354 types of surgery and medical examination were decided.


●        In the world's largest health insurance scheme, the rates of 1354 types of surgery and medical examination have been fixed under the Ayushmann Bharat Scheme.
●        This scheme has been launched by the Prime Minister National Health Security Mission.

Current Affairs 25th May 2018: INTERNATIONAL RELATION

50 agreements signed between India and Netherlands
●        The Prime Minister of India, the then Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, who came to India on a two-day visit, took part in the CEO conference in Hyderabad House, New Delhi on May 24, 2018.
●        Netherlands is by far the fifth largest source of foreign direct investment in India.
●        After the CEO conference, various agreements were signed to strengthen economic and bilateral relations between the two countries.

Current Affairs 25th May 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

U.S. President Donald Trump adjourned the proposed Singapore meeting with North Korea
 
●        US President Donald Trump has canceled the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong, on May 24, 2018.
●        Donald Trump said that this meeting is not right at this time.
●        The summit was to be held on June 12 in Singapore.

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Current Affairs 24th May 2018: NATIONAL  NEWS

Commerce Minister released Strategy Letter on Computer Software and Electronics Export
 
●        Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) has prepared a strategy letter to increase software exports to the level of US $ 178 billion by 2022.
●        Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Shri Suresh Prabhu released this strategy letter in New Delhi yesterday.

Ministry of Culture will organize National Culture Festival in Tehri, Uttarakhand from May 25 to May 27, 2018
●        Ministry of Culture is organizing 9th edition of National Culture Festival under India, Best India, from 25th to 27th May in Tehri, Uttarakhand.
●        Every year, the Tehri Lake Festival organized by Uttarakhand Tourism will be included in the National Culture Festival, where people can also enjoy water sports.
 
15th Finance Commission constituted a high-level committee to examine strengths and weaknesses to enable balanced expansion in health sector
●        The 15th Finance Commission has constituted a high level committee comprising experts from the country related to health sector.
●        Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, New Delhi, will be its convener.

Inauguration of photo exhibition on dynamic plans and projects on May 25
●        The Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation will organize a photo exhibition on various projects and major projects of the Center and large cultural programs at Ambedkar International Center in New Delhi on May 25-26, 2018.
●        The exhibition will be inaugurated on May 25, 2018 at 5 pm.

Sushant Singh Rajput  will encourage two major steps of policy commission
●        Policy Commission and Sushant Singh Rajput will encourage two major steps of the Policy Commission - Promoting Bhima and Women Entrepreneurship Platform.
●        The Policy Commission is bringing a big change in the industrial sector with the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP).
●        WAP was launched this year to set up a vibrant and competent system for women entrepreneurs across the country.

Under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme, rates of 1354 types of surgery and medical examination were decided.
●        In the world's largest health insurance scheme, the rates of 1354 types of surgery and medical examination have been fixed under the Ayushmann Bharat Scheme.
●        This scheme has been launched by the Prime Minister National Health Security Mission.
●        Under this scheme, about 50 crore people of the country will get health insurance of Rs 5 lakh.
 
Policy Commission and ABB joined hands for promotion of Artificial Intelligence
 
●        Policy Commission and ABB India have signed an agreement for development in the field of Robotic and Artificial Intelligence on May 23, 2018 under Make in India.
●        This agreement was aimed at promoting robotics in India and ensuring more space in the country for artificial intelligence.

Central Cabinet Approves Bankruptcy Amendment Ordinance
 
●        The Union Cabinet announced the amendment to the bankruptcy and bankruptcy code (IBC) Ordinance on May 23, 2018.
●        Changes in the Ordinance Bill will give the common people the right and big relief.
●        Under this law, so far only financial institutions such as banks and other lenders had the right to withdraw their dues, but the common people did not have any such right.

Current Affairs 24th May 2018: INTERNATIONAL  RELATIONSHIP

5th India-CLMV Business Conference held on May 21-22, 2018 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
●        The Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India organized a 5th India-CLMV Business Conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 21-22 May, 2018, along with the Ministry of Commerce of Cambodia.
●        After four sessions of business conferences in India for better participation from this region, the initiative was taken by the Department of Commerce of the Government of India in Cambodia.
●        The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is an institutional partner in this program.
 
India and Netherlands negotiate on strengthening mutual partnership in agriculture and related sectors
●        Hon'ble Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh held a meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands and Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Minister Ms. Karola Shutane on 24 May, 2018.
●        The first successful saga of technology transfer is reflected on 02.11.2017 from the inauguration of the Center for Excellence related to Vegetables in Baramati, Maharashtra. The second floral excellence center is being built in Talegaon Maharashtra, which will be completed shortly.

Current Affairs 24th May 2018: ECONOMY

Central Tax, Eastern Delhi Commissionerate arrested two people in connection with theft of GST of Rs 28 crore
●        Central Tax, GST East Delhi Commissionerate arrested the father-son in Shahdara on May 22, 2018 in connection with the issue of Input Tax Credit Invoice fraud under theft of about 28 crore rupees belonging to the copper industry.
●        This is the first case of arrest in Delhi under the new tax regime which took effect from 1st July, 2017.

Current Affairs 24th May 2018: AWARDS

CSIR achieved Clerit Analytics India Innovation Award-2012 in the Government Research Organization category
●        Scientific and Industrial Research Council (CSIR) has been awarded the Clerit Analytics Innovation Award-2012 in the Government Research Organization category.
●        This award has once again honored CSIR as the Top Innovator.
 
INSV Tarini team was awarded the Women Power Award 2017
●        Central Women and Child Development Minister, Mrs. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi presented the prestigious Women's Power Award 2017 to the team of INSV Tarini in New Delhi today.
●        All the members of the Tarini team are women.

Current Affairs 24th May 2018: GLOBAL NEWS

America removed China from the world's largest naval exercise
 
●        On May 23, 2018, the United States withdrew the invitations to the world's largest shipping parade Rampack, which is due to China's continuous military action in the Pacific Ocean.
●        In this parade, more than 20 countries around the world take part in India, Australia, Japan and Britain.
●        This sanyang is to be the next month.

For the first time in 226 years, the New York Stock Exchange appointed a woman as Chief Officer
●        For the first time in the history of 226 years by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Stacey Cunningham has been selected as the Chief Officer of any woman.
●        Cunningham is the first woman to reach the president position, after 226 years have passed since the existence of the New York Stock Exchange in 1792.
 
Memorandum of Understanding between India and Singapore in the field of Personnel Management and Public Administration
●        The Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Singapore for cooperation in the field of Personnel Management and Public Administration on May 23, 2018.
●        This meeting took place under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
●        The purpose of the MoU is to improve the current system of governance, especially in the workforce, workplace and job, public service delivery, human resources management, public sector reform, leadership / talent development and e-governance and digital government.

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