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Current Affairs of 29 May 2017 – Daily GK Updates – Indian Affairs
Kejriwal, Venkaiah Naidu flag off Delhi Metro Heritage Line
Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal and Union Urban Development Minister, M Venkaiah Naidu has given the green signal to the Heritage Line of Delhi Metro at Metro Bhawan in Delhi. Union Minister of Science and Technology, Harsh Vardhan has also taken part in this event. It will connect Old Delhi areas with the commercial hub of Delhi at Janpath.
Pravind Jugnauth, Mauritius PM is on 3-day visit to India
Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth is on the official three-day official visit to India. The Mauritius PM has signed 4 agreements including bilateral maritime security.
- To establish the civil services college in Mauritius
- USD 500 million Line of Credit (LOC) agreement between the SBM Mauritius Infrastructure Development Company and Export-Import Bank of India.
- Cooperation in ocean research
- Maritime Security Agreement
WHO confirms first three Zika virus cases in India
As per the World Health Organisation (WHO) report, India has detected first three Zika-affected patients all from Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Health Ministry has brought this update to the knowledge of the WHO.
Dailong village in Manipur is the Biodiversity Heritage Site
The Manipur state govt has stated that Dailong village of Tamenglong district as a Biodiversity Heritage Site of the state. Joint secretary of forest and environment, Kengoo Zuringla has declared Dailong village as the Biodiversity Heritage Site.
Haryana Govt announced the pension scheme for journalists
The Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced the “Swarna Jayanti Journalists’ Meet” in Panchkula. People who are above 60 years and have completed 20 years in the profession will receive the monthly pension of Rs 10,000. This scheme also offers the life insurance covers of Rs 10 lakh and a cashless media claim policy of Rs 500,000.
Current Affairs of 29 May 2017 – International Affairs
world’s largest telescope in the Chilean desert
Everything is set ready for the construction of the world’s largest telescope the European Extremely Large Telescope (ELT), in the Chilean desert. The World’s largest telescope will be located in Chile’s the Atacama Desert. European Southern Observatory (ESO) will design this telescope.
Global forum on disaster risk reduction in Mexico
The 5th edition of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) taken place in Cancun, Mexico. Nearly, 4,000 participants and delegates from over 180 countries have taken part in the 5th edition of the Global Platform.
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Today 29 May 2017 Current Affairs – Banking & Finance
Goldman, Citigroup selected for IOC stake sale
Department of Investment and Public Asset Management has selected Goldman Sachs and Citigroup to manage Government’s 3% stake sale in Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).
IOC has become the India’s most profitable PSU
Indian Oil Corp has crossed the Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) to become India’s most profitable public sector undertaking. By the end of March 31, 2017, IOC posted a net profit of Rs 19,106.40 crore, which marks a 70% jump from the previous year.
Current Affairs of 29 May 2017 – Awards & Recognitions
Pune city police received the FICCI Smart Policing Award 2017
Recently, the Pune City Police received the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) Smart Police Award for the year 2017. The Pune City police are successful in implementing the women and Cyber Security.
29 May 2017 Current affairs latest updates – Appointments
Chandigarh girl Ananya Kamboj has been chosen for the Mission XI Million
8th Standard girl from Chandigarh, Ananya Kamboj has been chosen as the young journalist at the Global Football for Friendship (F4F) Social Programme in Russia.
Current Affairs of 29 May 2017 – Science and Technology
Arun Jaitley launched Aeronautical Test Range in Karnataka
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has launched the Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) set up in Chitradurga in Karnataka state. The capital of this ATR is Rs 1,300 crore. Aeronautical Development Establishment in collaboration with the Defence Research and Development Organisation labs has planned this Aeronautical Test Range.
China launched the Satellite Navigation Positioning System
On 28th May 2017, China has successfully launched the national satellite navigation and positioning system. In order to provide the positioning service to transportation, emergency medical rescue, this satellite is launched.
International Day of Action for Women’s Health – May 28
The International Day of Action for Women’s Health on May 28. International Day of Action on Women’s Health aims to protect the sexual and reproductive health of women.