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Monday, June 5, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29TH MAY 2017

(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. MAURITIUS PM PRAVIND JUGNAUTH’S 3 DAY VISIT TO INDIA
i. Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth arrived in India for a 3-day official visit.
ii. India, Mauritius sign 4 agreements including bilateral maritime security: Setting up of a civil services college in Mauritius, USD 500 million Line of Credit agreement between the SBM Mauritius Infrastructure Development Company and Export-Import Bank of India, Cooperation in ocean research and Maritime Security Agreement.

2. HARYANA ANNOUNCES PENSION SCHEME FOR JOURNALISTS
i. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced following incentives for journalists at the “Swarna Jayanti Journalists’ Meet” in Panchkula:
ii. Rs 10,000 monthly pension scheme, for those who are above 60 years and have completed 20 years in the profession.
iii. A new policy would be framed for giving recognition to representatives of online news portals.
iv. A life insurance covers of Rs 10 lakh and a cashless media claim policy of Rs 5,00,000.
v. Media persons, who have completed five years in the profession, would be given recognition by the state government.

3. DAILONG VILLAGE IN MANIPUR DECLARED BIODIVERSITY HERITAGE SITE
i. The Manipur government has declared Dailong village of Tamenglong district as a Biodiversity Heritage Site of the state.
ii. Dialong village is declared by Kengoo Zuringla, joint secretary of forest and environment. It has an area of 11.35 sq km.

4. GLOBAL FORUM ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION TAKES PLACE IN MEXICO
i. 5th edition of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction took place in Cancun, Mexico.
ii. Around 4,000 participants and delegations from over 180 countries attended this 5th edition of the Global Platform which was held outside Geneva, Switzerland for the 1st time and hosted and co-organised with the Mexican government.
iii. This is the first international summit on disaster since the Sendai Framework, which was adopted in 2015 in Japan. 6th edition of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.


5. IOC OVERTAKES ONGC TO BECOME INDIA’S MOST PROFITABLE PSU
i. Indian Oil Corp has overtaken Oil and Natural Gas Corp to become India’s most profitable public sector undertaking.
ii. For financial year ended March 31, 2017, IOC posted a net profit of Rs 19,106.40 cr, which marks a 70% jump from previous year. This net profit figure is much higher than ONGC’s Rs 17,900 cr for financial year ended March 31, 2017.

6. MISSION XI MILLION PICKS CHANDIGARH GIRL ANANYA KAMBOJ
i. Ananya Kamboj, 8th standard student from Chandigarh has been selected as a young journalist at the global Football for Friendship Social Programme in Russia.
ii. She is from Vivek High School, Mohali and has been selected to represent India. India joins the programme for the 1st time and 60 other countries will participate.
iii. Mission XI Million is a programme of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. It has a vision of making football the sport of choice among the youth by bringing football to 11 million kids.
iv. The F4F programme is supported by Gazprom and FIFA. It will focus on the development of childrens football, fostering tolerance and respect for different cultures and nationalities among children from different countries.

7. JAITELY LAUNCHES AERONAUTICAL TEST RANGE IN KARNATAKA
i. Defence Minister Arun Jaitely has launched an Aeronautical Test Range set up in Chitradurga in Karnataka. The total cost is Rs 1,300 cr.
ii. It has been planned by the Aeronautical Development Establishment and in collaboration with other Defence Research and Development Organisation labs.
iii. Its main objective of building necessary infrastructure for testing and evaluating manned and unmanned aircraft being undertaken by aeronautic cluster labs in the DRDO. The current length of the runway at the ATR is 2.2 km.
iv. It can be used for testing of bigger aircraft like Airborne Early Warning & Control Systems aircraft.
v. It is meant for surveillance and intelligence gathering, which has been inducted into Indian Air Force.

8. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH
i. The International Day of Action for Women’s Health is observed on 28th of May.
ii. The International Day of Action on Women’s Health is a day to call for action towards the improvisation of women’s health.
iii. The main focus of the International Day of Action on Women’s Health and the WGNRR lies on protecting the sexual and reproductive health of women.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. MAURITIUS PRIME MINISTER _________ARRIVED IN INDIA FOR A THREE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT?
a)  Pravind Jugnauth
b)  Aneeroodh Jugnauth
c)  Nain Ramgoolam
d)  Paul Berenger
Q2. WHICH STATE GOVT. HAS ANNOUNCED PENSION SCHEME FOR JOURNALISTS?
a)  Punjab
b)  Haryana
c)  Telangana
d)  Andhra Pradesh
Q3. 5TH EDITION OF GLOBAL PLATFORM FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION TOOK PLACE FROM 22ND TO 26TH MAY 2017, IN WHICH COUNTRY?
a)  Japan
b)  Argentina
c)  Vietnam
d)  Mexico
Q4. WHICH AMONG THE FOLLOWING COMPANY HAS OVERTAKEN OIL AND NATURAL GAS CORP TO BECOME INDIA’S MOST PROFITABLE PUBLIC SECTOR UNDERTAKING?
a)  BHEL
b)  SAIL
c)  IOC
d)  LIC of India
Q5. WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN SELECTED TO REPRESENT INDIA AS A YOUNG JOURNALIST AT THE GLOBAL FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP SOCIAL PROGRAMME IN RUSSIA?
a)  Vaidehi Kochhar
b)  Ananya Kamboj
c)  Nidhi Satija
d)  Purnima Sood

ANSWERS: 

1 - A    2 - B    3 - D    4 - C    5 - D

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