Current Affairs May 2017

  • 26-May-2017
  • PM Narendra Modi inaugrates longest bridge in Assam

    PM Narendra Modi has inaugrated the longest bridge in Asia named the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge.It is capable of withstanding the weight of a 60-tonne battle tank,and will also improve the movement of civilian and military vehicles to critical locations up to Anini in Arunachal Pradesh.The bridge will also reduce 4hrs in duration from Assam to Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Anurag Tripathi New Secretary of CBSE

    Anurag Tripathi a senior bureaucrat was appointed as the new secretary of CBSE.He has been appointed for a term of five years under the Department of Personnel and Training

  • Government redefines definition of Start up

    Government has redefined start ups by giving them ample time to take roots in the corporate market.A start up will now get a gestation period of 7 years to establish and 10 years for start ups in Biotechnology sector.

  • Google's Rajan Anand appointed as chairman of IAMAI

    Google's Vice President for South East Asia and India has been appointed as the new chairman of Internet and Mobile Association .He occupied the place of Freecharge co-founder and Cheif Executive Officer Kunal Shah.

     

  • Amul Thapar becomes Second Indian-American Judge of US court of appeals

    The United states Senate has appointed Amul Thapar as the judge of US court of Appeals.He is the first American judge to be selected by President Donald trump for the 6th US court of Appeals.Currently a district judge Amul was nominated by Donald Trump on March 21st.

     

  • Government bans slaughter of cattle

    The Ministry of Environment and forest have banned the sale of cattle for slaughter and introduced restrictions on the sale of cattle to prevent their killing. The rules have been notified under the act of Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act,1960.Meat and leather industry mostly dependent on cattle will be largely hit.

  • 25-May-2017
  • Mumbai and Kota among world's most crowded cities:World Economic Forum

    Mumbai and Kota have been rated as the most crowded cities in the world by the World Economic Forum.Dhaka with a density of 44,500 persq km is rated first following Mumbai.Kota with a density of 12,100 per sq.km is rated seventh amonth the nations.

     

  • Nepal PM Prachanda Resigns

    Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal resigned after ruling the nation for nine months.Prachanda(62) leader of CPN(Maoist centre) was elected as 39th Prime Minister of Nepal. Prachanda was to hold office till local polls were held.

  • Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayaya Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme Launched

    The Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha has launched three new initiatives, namely, BSNL’s satellite phone service; Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Telecom Skill Excellence Award Scheme & Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme.It is skill development scheme named after RSS pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya that will train rural youth to maintain mobile towers, repair optical fibres and fix other communication technologies across India. The minister also said that the ministry will  reward people who does innovative work in telecom space.

  • 24-May-2017
  • Union Government Launches Swatch Bharat App

    Union Minister of State for Culture Mahesh sharma has launched an App in the National Museum which would enable the users to complain about a improper garbage disposal around 30 mtrs.The user can take photographs and post it inside the app.The ministry is planing to add 116 more Centres reconized by the Archeological Survey Of India to the surveillance of  the app.

     

  • Dubai recruits first Robocop Police Offficer

    Dubai has recruited its first Robocop Police officer around 5ft tall and weighing 100kg.The robocop also can recognize people's emotions at a distance of 1.5mtrs.The Robocop can also telecast live videos to the police command room.

  • Ashwin wins International Cricketer Year Award

    Indian off spinner R Ashwin has won the International Cricketer Year awards at the CEAT cricket rating International Awards.The award was presented to Ashwin by former skipper Sunil Gavaskar and Harsh Goenka.Ashwin has taken 99 wickets in the past four months.

  • Environment Ministry and Ozonaction organised 'Ozone to climate' Technology Roadshow.

    Union Ministry of Environment,Forest and Climate Change organised a road show in Agra next to UN Environment Ozone Actions Compliance Assisstant Programme.The road show was showcased to give awareness to the people about more efficient air conditioning sytems with lower impact on the environment.Along with the Technology Roadshow, UN Environment is also organising the annual network meeting for South Asia Ozone Officers from May 23 to 26, 2017.

  • Union Government amends Banking Regulation Act

    Our Union Government has decided to amend the Banking Regulation Act to quicken the settling of Rs 9.64 trillion stressed assets.The amendment will give the Sole authority to intervene in settling bad loans.The banks will start by solving the top 40-50 cases.

     

  • 23-May-2017
  • Paytym launches Payment bank

    Targeting 500 million customers Paytym has launched its payment bank with interst rate 4%.It provides cashbacks on deposits,free online transactions and no minimum balance requirement.It is the third entity in the country to launch a payments bank after Airtel and India Post.

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