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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28TH MAY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28TH MAY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. 52ND ANNUAL MEETINGS OF AFDB HELD IN GUJARAT
i. India hosted 52nd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank from 22nd to 26th May in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. This is the 1st time that the Annual Meetings of AfDB were held in India.
ii. Union minister Piyush Goyal launched the 3rd International Solar Alliance programme on ‘scaling up mini-grids and micro-grids’
iii. Nauru, Djibouti, Cote d’Ivoire, Comoros, Somalia and Ghana signed the International Solar Alliance framework agreement on the sidelines of African Development Bank meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

2. NAGPUR BECOMES FIRST CITY WITH ELECTRIC MASS MOBILITY SYSTEM
i. Nagpur earned the distinction of becoming India’s 1st city with electric mass mobility system as Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis along with Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari flagged off taxi aggregator Ola’s electronic vehicle services in the city.
ii. Ola’s 200-strong fleet of EVs comprise taxis, buses and rickshaws. 100 new e2o Plus cars of Mahindra are also a part of this fleet. Rest of the vehicles have been sourced from other Original Equipment Manufacturers, including Tata Motors, Kinetic, BYD and TVS.

3. INDIA-PACIFIC ISLANDS CONFERENCE HELD IN FIJI
i. India’s Ministry of External Affairs hosted the ‘India-Pacific Islands Sustainable Development Conference’ in Suva, Fiji.
ii. The conference was inaugurated by Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, the Acting Prime Minister of Fiji. It was held under the framework of the Forum for India Pacific Islands Co-operation. The Energy and Resources Institute was key knowledge partner.
iii. Minister of State for External Affairs, Gen. (Dr.) V K Singh hosted the conference. He also announced that India will contribute US$ 1 million to Fiji’s Trust Fund for their Presidency of COP-23 to be held in November 2017.
iv. Various Issues discussed at ‘India-Pacific Islands Sustainable Development Conference’ are:
Blue economy, Disaster preparedness Health, Adaptation-mitigation practices for climate change, International Solar Alliance and Finding practical solutions to Nationally Determined Contributions implementation.

4. RBI TO OBSERVE FINANCIAL LITERACY WEEK FROM JUNE 5-9
i. RBI has decided to observe the week June 5-9, 2017 as Financial Literacy Week across the country.
ii. The literacy week will mainly focus on four broad themes that is KYC, Grievance Redressal, Exercising Credit Discipline and Going Digital (UPI and *99#).
iii. Banks are advised to conduct special camps on each of the 5 days in unbanked areas. An online quiz will be hosted for the general public on the four broad themes to generate interest/awareness about financial literacy.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27TH MAY 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27TH MAY 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. PM MODI INAUGURATES INDIA’S LONGEST BRIDGE DHOLA-SADIYA BRIDGE IN ASSAM
i. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s longest river bridge, the Dhola-Sadiya bridge. This bridge has been named after late legendary singer Bhupen Hazarika. Sadiya was the birth place of Bhupen Hazarika.
ii. He also laid the foundation stone for an Indian Agricultural Research Institute at Gogamukh in Dhemaji district of Assam.
iii. He announced the launch of the new scheme Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters.

2. HDFC AMONG TOP 10 CONSUMER FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPANIES GLOBALLY
i. HDFC is the only Indian company to be named among the top 10 consumer financial services companies in the world. HDFC was ranked 7th on the Forbes Global List 2017 in the consumer financial services sector — same as last year.
ii. The list is topped by global major American Express. The Capital One Financial and Visa in the 2nd and 3rd place. There are total 56 Indian companies on the list.

3. 2017 NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION SUMMIT HELD IN BELGIUM
i. The 28th edition of North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit has started in Brussels Belgium.
ii. The top agenda of the meeting was terrorism. It is also expected that NATO is to join the US-led anti-Islamic State coalition.
iii. The main aim is to fight against Islamist terrorism. The 2018 NATO summit will be held in Istanbul, Turkey.

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