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Monday, June 5, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 31ST MAY 2017

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

1. GADKARI LAYS FOUNDATION OF RS 1,117 CR PROJECTS AT JNPT
i. Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari has laid foundation stone of 8 connectivity projects worth Rs 1,117.03 cr at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Mumbai.
ii.The main aim to lay the foundation is to boost port infrastructure. These projects will enhance connectivity of the hinterland to the port.
iii. The projects includes integrated common rail yard facility at JNPT, construction of coastal berth, and restructuring of yard behind shallow water berth.
iv. The Port Trust is focused on creating world-class infrastructure to enable hassle-free trade and contribute to the ease of doing business.

2. INDIA AND FIJI SIGN MOU ON DEFENCE COOPERATION
i. India has signed an MoU with FIJI on Defence Cooperation. The MoU will include in defence industry, military training, humanitarian assistance and disaster management.
ii. The Meeting was held between defence minister Mr.Arun Jaitley and his counterpart of FIJI Mr.R.I Kubuabola.
iii.The MoU has been signed in New Delhi the capital of India.

3. INDIA RANKS 120TH AMONG 131 NATIONS IN WOMEN WORKFORCE, SAYS WORLD BANK REPORT
i. As per ‘India Development Report’ released by World Bank, India ranks 120th among 131 countries in terms of women participation in the workforce.
ii. As per the report, participation level of women in Indian workforce has been dropping since year 2005, despite having 42% women who are graduates.
iii. The women participation in workforce is only 27% in  India, which is much lower as compared to China and Brazil where it is in the range of 65-70%.

4. LIONEL MESSI WINS FOURTH GOLDEN SHOE, TIES RECORD WITH CRISTIANO RONALDO
i. Professional football player Lionel Messi has won the European Golden Shoe for a 4th time.  Playing for FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi scored 37 goals this season.
ii. With the 4th Golden shoe to his name, Messi has equalled Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo’s record.
iii. Lionel Messi topped the Golden Shoe table by scoring 37 goals and securing 74 points, and was ahead of Bas Dost of Sporting Lisbon by six points.


5. PRIYANKA TO RECEIVE DADASAHEB PHALKE ACADEMY AWARD
i. Actress Priyanka Chopra has received the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award.
ii .Priyanka has received the award for being an international icon. The event will be held at Bhaidas Hall, Vile Parle West in Mumbai.
iii. She will be given the award for newly introduced ‘Internationally Acclaimed Actress’ category at a ceremony.

6. MANIPUR GOVERNOR, NAJMA HEPTULLA APPOINTED AS JAMIA CHANCELLOR
i. Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla has been unanimously appointed as the Chancellor (Amir-e-Jamia) of Jamia Millia Islamia for a 5 year term by the University’s Court (Anjuman).
ii. She succeeds Lt. Gen. (Retd.) M.A. Zaki. Appointment of Najma Heptulla was confirmed by Tala Ahmad, the Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia.
iii. She has been a 5-time member of the Rajya Sabha, and it’s Deputy Chairman for 16 years.

7. BANKS BOARD BUREAU GETS 2 MORE MEMBERS SHUBHALAXMI PANSE AND PRADIP SHAH
i. The appointment of two additional members of Banks Board Bureau has announced on 30th of May.
ii. The government has expanded the Banks Board Bureau headed by former CAG Vinod Rai by adding two more members. Private equity player Pradip Shah and Former Allahabad Bank chairperson and managing director Shubhalaxmi Panse
iii. The BBB work is to do a selection of MDs and directors of public sector banks and financial institutions.

8. INDIA’S OWN GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM NAVIC TO BE OPERATIONAL FROM 2018
i. India’s Global Positioning System, the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, alternatively named NavIC is going to be operated from 2018.
ii. The testing of the system includes ground verification and calibration of NavIC data to calculate its accuracy. With the NavIC system India has joined the likes of the United States of America, the European Union and Russia.
iii. NavIC is being tested for its accuracy and it will be available in the market for public use early next year. The Indian system is expected to be significantly more accurate than the GPS powered by American satellites.

9. FORMER GREEK PRIME MINISTER CONSTANTINE MITSOTAKIS DIES
i. A former Prime Minister of Greece Constantine Mitsotakis had died. Mitsotakis was prime minister of Greece from 1990 to 1993.
ii. In liberal Governments, He served in several Cabinet posts, including finance minister of Greece.


OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. TO BOOST PORT INFRASTRUCTURE, SHIPPING MINISTER NITIN GADKARI LAID FOUNDATION STONE OF 8 CONNECTIVITY PROJECTS WORTH RS 1,117.03 CR AT WHICH PORT?
a)  Kochi Port
b)  Kandla Port
c)  Jawaharlal Nehru Port
d)  Paradip Port
Q2. INDIA SIGNED A MOU ON DEFENCE COOPERATION ENVISAGING SEVERAL AREAS OF COOPERATION INCLUDING IN DEFENCE INDUSTRY, MILITARY TRAINING AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE & DISASTER MANAGEMENT WITH WHICH COUNTRY?
a)  New Zealand
b)  Fiji
c)  Maldives
d)  Japan
Q3. WHICH BOLLYWOOD ACTRESS WILL BE HONOURED WITH THE DADASAHEB PHALKE ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEING AN INTERNATIONAL ICON?
a)  Aishwarya Rai
b)  Deepika Padukone
c)  Sonam Kapoor
d)  Priyanka Chopra
Q4. WHO AMONG THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN INDUCTED INTO THE BANKSBOARDBUREAU,  AS INDEPENDENT MEMBERS?
a)  Shubhalaxmi Panse and Pradip Shah
b)  Malini Parikh and Pradip Shah
c)  Malini Parikh and Vrajesh Patel
d)  Shubhalaxmi Panse and Vrajesh Patel
Q5. HARMANPREET KAUR IS ASSOCIATED WITH WHICH SPORT?
a)  Weight Lifting
b)  Cricket
c)  Wrestling
d)  Boxing

ANSWERS: 

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

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