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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24TH MAY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24TH MAY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1. SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL LAUNCHES SARAL EINDHAN VITARAN APPLICATION APP
i. Union Minister of State (I/C) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal launched the Saral Eindhan Vitaran Application.
ii. SEVA is aimed at increasing the Consumer Connect as well as the Transparency and Accountability in Coal dispatch. SEVA Dashboard provides summary of quantity of coal dispatched along with grades for the given day, month, and the latest yearly updates as well.
iii. SEVA has been developed by Coal India Limited.

2. MAHARASHTRA GOVT FORMS ‘GOOD MORNING SQUAD’ TO MONITOR OPEN DEFECATION
i. The Maharashtra government has decided to form ‘good morning’ squads to curb open defecation in all villages and districts across the State.
ii. The squads will comprise representatives of local bodies, NGOs, self-help groups, students and social workers working in the area of sanitation and cleanliness.

3. INDIA BECOMES 2ND LARGEST STEEL PRODUCER IN THE WORLD
i. According to the International Stainless Steel Forum in May 2017 India overtook Japan to become the 2nd-largest steel producer in the world in 2016.
ii. The data was released by the International Stainless Steel Forum at annual conference in Tokyo, Japan. The top producer of the steel of the world in the year 2016 is China.
iii. India’s stainless steel production rose to 3.32 million tons for 2016. The data showed a growth of about 9% over 3.0 million tons achieved in 2015.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23RD MAY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23RD MAY 2017
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1. RAILWAY MINISTER SURESH PRABHU FLAGS OFF HIGH-SPEED TEJAS EXPRESS BETWEEN MUMBAI-GOA
i. The luxurious train, Tejas Express set to be running between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Karmali in North Goa.
ii. Tejas Express has ultra-modern facilities like LED TV, wi-fi, CCTV etc. The Tejas Express would operate between Mumbai and Karmali 5 days a week during non-monsoon period and during monsoon, just 3 days a week.
iii. It has 20 coaches – one executive AC chair car with 56 seating capacity and 12 AC chair cars with 78 seat capacity of each coach. It is a super-fast train, which will run at a speed of 130 kmph.

2. KARNATAKA BANK AND LIC INK PACT
Karnataka Bank Ltd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Life Insurance Corporation of India for selling life insurance products of LIC.
ii. With this MoU the bank will provide the abundance choices of life insurance products to its customers across all its 769 branches. The bank signed the corporate agency agreement with LIC in Mangaluru, Karnataka.

3. HDFC LIFE LAUNCHES AI-BASED INSURANCE EMAIL BOT ‘SPOK’
i. HDFC Life has announced the launch of an artificial intelligence-based application named SPOK.
ii. The app can automatically read, understand, prioritise, categorise and respond to customer emails sent to the private insurer. SPOK is an insurance email bot that can read customer queries within milliseconds and respond to them.
iii. SPOK will help organization in increasing operational efficiency. It will enable the company to respond to user queries faster, more efficiently and effectively.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22ND MAY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22ND MAY 2017
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1. 2017 ARCTIC ENERGY SUMMIT HELD IN FINLAND
i. The 2017 Arctic Energy Summit will be held in Helsinki, Finland. It will be hosted by the Institute of the North and Finland Ministry of Economy and Employment.
ii. The 2017 Arctic Energy Summit builds on the Sustainable Development Working Group’s. It addresses energy as a fundamental element of the sustainable development of the  2017 Arctic Energy Summit Arctic, and occurs during Finland’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.
iii. The AES is a multi-disciplinary event expected to draw several hundred industry officials, scientists, policy makers, academics, energy professionals and community leaders together to collaborate and share leading approaches on Arctic energy issues.

2. INDIA’S ANSHU JAMSENPA BECOMES 1ST INDIAN WOMAN TO CONQUER MT EVEREST TWICE WITHIN 5 DAYS
i. India’s Anshu Jamsenpa has become the 1st woman to conquer Mount Everest twice within five days.
ii. Jamsenpa set the world record becoming the first woman climber to make double ascent in five days’ time. She is also the 1st Indian woman to scale Mt Everest for the 5th time.
iii. Brij Mohan Sharma, popularly known as Breeze Sharma has become the 1st civilian from the Indian Navy to summit Mount Everest.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21ST MAY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21ST MAY 2017
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1. JOINT HADR EXERCISE COMMENCES AT NAVAL STATION KARWAR
i. The Annual Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Exercise began on 18 May. The exercise is being conducted by Indian Navy’s Western Naval Command.
ii. It is named as ‘Karavali Karunya’. It involves both professional exchange and actual disaster response mechanisms which is set on a Tsunami disaster scenario.
iii. It will help in providing relief in a post-tsunami scenario and work together with armed forces, central government agencies and state government departments. There will also be a demonstration using aircraft, a pollution control ship and survey ships.

2. G20 LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT MINISTERS’ MEET HELD IN GERMANY
i. G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meet was held in Bad Neuenahr, Germany from 18-19 May 2017. Germany chaired the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meet, as it currently holds the G20 presidency.
ii. The meeting focused on the theme “Towards an Inclusive Future – Shaping the World of Work”.
iii. The Indian delegation to G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meet in Germany was led by Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya.

3. INDIAN PRASHANT RANGANATHAN WINS TOP INTEL SCIENCE AWARD IN US
i. An Indian boy Prashant Ranganathan has won the top Intel Science Award in US. It is the world’s largest pre-college science competition in the US.
ii. Prashant has won in the category of environmental engineering for his project on bio-degradation of pesticides. Prashant Ranganathan along with 1700 students from across the world has participated in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

4. AIR MARSHAL PN PRADHAN APPOINTED AS DEPUTY CHIEF OF INTEGRATED DEFENCE STAFF
i. Air Marshal PN Pradhan appointed as the Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations).
ii. Pradhan was closely associated with the induction and operationalisation of Embraer-135 and C-130 fleets in the Indian Air Force. He was awarded Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2014.
iii. PN Pradhan was commissioned as a pilot in Indian Air Force in 1981.

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