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Friday, May 5, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2ND MAY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 2ND MAY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. PRESIDENT OF CYPRUS NICOS ANASTASIADES HAS ARRIVED IN INDIA ON A 5-DAY VISIT
i. The President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, was on an official visit to India. During his stay in Mumbai, he met Governor of Maharashtra, Vidyasagar Rao. He also gave a keynote address at a Business Forum.
ii. Mr. Anastasiades conferred the Grand Collar of the Order of Makarios III (Cyprus’s highest civilian honour) on President Pranab Mukherjee.
iii. India and Cyprus signed 4 MoUs – Executive programme on education, culture and scientific cooperation for the period 2017-2020. This agreement was exchanged between Indian External Affairs.

2. SEBI FINALISES NORMS FOR LISTING OF GREEN BONDS
i. Securities and Exchange Board of India has finalized norms for issuance and listing of green bonds.
ii. It will help in raising funds from capital markets for investment in the renewable energy.
iii. The rules have been finalised by the SEBI after taking into account inputs from the Finance and Environment ministries from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
iv. Green bonds help to meet an ambitious target India has of building 175 gigawatt of renewable energy capacity by 2022.

3. PM NARENDRA MODI RELEASES STAMP ON RAMANUJACHARYA’S 1000TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY
i. PM Narendra Modi released a commemorative stamp on the 1,000th birth anniversary of Saint Ramanujacharya in New Delhi.
ii. The central message of Saint Ramanujacharya’s life was inclusive society, religion and philosophy.
iii. Ramanujacharya saw manifestation of God in human beings and saw all devotees of God as equal.

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