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- Islamic State has launched the Huroof mobile app for children to teach them Arabic.
- The Central Government will provide the cheap medicines in the Railway stations.
- ICICI Bank has launched the India’s first contactless business credit card.
- Michel Temer is the acting President of Brazil.
- Recently, the Reliance Indian company launched the JioMoney Wallet service.
- Ramudri Rao has bagged the gold medal at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix.
- Ransomware attack has created global havoc.
- Manjit Singh is appointed as the member of President’s Advisory Council.
- The US, China MoU on beef, financial services.
- North Korea has recently test fired another ballistic missile test.
- Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat has won the silver medals in Asian Wrestling Championship.
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Goa Government to Sign MoU Under PMBJP For Subsidised Medicines
Under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP), goa government will sign the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Central govt. It is expected that the MoU will be signed in June 2017. In the presence of Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar, this agreement will take place.
IIT Kharagpur collaborates with British Geological Survey to make Varanasi into smart city
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur has collaborated with the British Geological Survey to turn Varanasi into a smart city. Around Varanasi, three-dimensional geological modeling will be made. Drilling and remote sensing features will also be adopted under this project.
Kerala Tops Public Affairs index
Bengaluru-based think-tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC) has compiled the Public Affairs Index (PAI). Kerala Tops the Public Affairs index. Whereas Bihar has ranked last on this year’s Public Affairs Index. Former Chief Justice of India M.N. Venkatachaliah has released this index list. Also, the Former Karnataka Lokayukta N. Santosh Hegde has taken part in this event.
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Venkaiah Naidu in the presence of Tamil Nadu CM has inaugurated 7.4 km long stretch of Chennai Metro Train service
Venkaiah Naidu, Union Urban Development Minister, and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Paklaniswamy have inaugurated the 7.4 km long stretch of Chennai Metro Train service in Chennai. Under the first phase, the total of 54 km stretch will be available. The department is working to complete the 1st phase pending work by the end of the year 2017.
World Bank’s electricity accessibility ranking
Finally, this year, India stood at the 26th in World Bank’s electricity accessibility ranking. In 2014, India was at the 99th position. This year, there is a drastic change in the position when compared to 2014.
First Videsh Sampark held in Telangana state
For the first time in the history, the Ministry of External Affairs aims to promote the Videsh Sampark in Telangana. The conference was inaugurated on May 13, 2017, in Hyderabad. Gen. V.K. Singh – Minister of State for External Affairs has inaugurated this event.
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International Mother’s Day on May 14, 2017
Entire World will celebrate the mothers day on the second Sunday of May. This year, the Mother day falls on the 14th May. The theme of the 2017 mothers day is “Every Mother knows”.
UCO Bank faces business restrictions from the RBI
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has initiated the prompt corrective action on the Kolkata-based public sector lender UCO Bank. As per the “prompt corrective action” framework rules, the UCO Bank is against the framework. Earlier, the ICICI Bank faced the problems from the RBI due to its violation of the PCA framework.
India has won 2 Medals At World Para Athletics Grand Prix
At the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Beijing, China, India has won 2 gold medals. Ramudri Someshwara Rao has become the fastest Indian blade runner at the 17th National Para Athletics Championships at Jaipur.Shot putter Hokato Sema has also won the gold at 17th National Para Athletics Championships at Jaipur.
17 mummies found at burial site in Egypt
The Archaeological workers have found nearly 17 intact mummies near the Nile Valley city of Minya in Egypt. The researchers have found these mummies at the depth of about 25 feet.
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