19th May 2017 Current Affairs
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Latest Important 19th May 2017 Current Affairs News – National
Union Cabinet Committee approves Pharma Mission for the Bio-Pharmaceuticals
The union cabinet has recently given its approval for the Pharma Mission Programme for the development of the pharmaceuticals. This mission will be implemented through the industry-academia collaboration for the investment of Rs 1,500 crore. This initiative mainly focuses on the development of specific products such as biotherapeutics, vaccines, medical devices.
Jammu & Kashmir will host the 14th GST Council meet in Srinagar
The state government of Jammu & Kashmir will host the 14th Goods & Services Tax (GST) Council meeting in Srinagar. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will inaugurate the GST Council meeting. To guide this meeting, the State General Administration Department has recently appointed 69 Kashmir Administrative Service officers (KAS) as liaison officers.
Union Cabinet Approved a Proposal to Build 10 Atomic Reactors
The Union Cabinet has approved a proposal for the constructions of the 10 indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors. The Atomic Reactors will have 700 Mega Watt Capacity. Earlier, the India’s First PHWR has constructed in Rajasthan at Rawatbhata with Atomic Energy Canada Ltd for technical cooperation.
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Robert Mueller Former FBI chief officer to probe Donald Trump-Russia ties
The Justice Departments of United States has faced pressure raised from Capitol Hill. At the same time, the former FBI chief Robert Mueller is appointed as the special counsel to investigate alleged Russian interference in the US elections.
David Letterman received the Mark Twain Prize
David Letterman has received the Mark Twain Prize 2017 for American Humor. John F Kennedy Center in Washington has granted this award. He hosts late-night TV shows. David Letterman is the 20th performer to receive this award.
19th May 2017 Current Affairs – Business and Economic
Paytm has got approval to launch the Payment Bank
One of the Popular Digital payment and commerce company Paytm has got the approval from the Reserve Bank of India. Paytm is going to set up the Paytm Payments Bank in the month of May 23rd, 2017. Also, Renu Satti is appointed as the vice-president and the chief executive officer (CEO) for Paytm Banks.
Tata Group has become the Country’s Most Valuable Brand in Brand Finance List
In Brand Finance List, Tata Group has been named as the most valuable brand in India. Airtel Telecom operator has ranked second place an estimated valuation of $7.7 billion. And Technological firm Infosys and State Bank of India has ranked 4th and 5th positions.
BSNL has Signed MoU with Facebook and MobiKwik
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has recently signed agreements with MobiKwik and Facebook. The agreement aims to enhance their services to the customers. BSNL has also signed a MoU with the Disney Land India to offer premium online gaming services to its mobile customers.
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19th May 2017 Current Affairs – Today’s GK Updates
- Indian Scientist, Shrinivas Kulkarni has won the Prestigious Dan David Prize.
- PV Sindhu is the Group-1 officer as per the AP amends Act.
- The University of IIEST has successfully designed the India’s first Smart Grid project.
- India’s first ornamental fish park will set up in the Chennai.