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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      INDIA TO BE HOST COUNTRY FOR CELEBRATIONS OF WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2018
i. India will be the host country for celebrations of World Environment Day 2018.
Ii. The theme for this year is 'Beat Plastic Pollution'.
ii. The government has launched green deeds campaign to raise awareness about protection of the environment. The World Environment Day will be celebrated on 5th of June.

2.      PMS OF INDIA AND BANGLADESH INAGURATE BANGLA BHAVAN IN SHANTINIKETAN
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina jointly inaugurate Bangladesh Bhawan at Shanti Niketan in West Bengal.
ii. The two leaders then paid floral tributes to Rabindra Nath Tagore. This is the first time in Indian history, that two prime ministers attended a convocation ceremony.

3.      I&B MINISTER LAUNCHES 6-DAY ASEAN INDIA FILM FESTIVAL
i. I&B Minister Col. Rajyavardhana Rathore launches six-day ASEAN India Film Festival in New Delhi.
ii. India and ASEAN share historical and cultural links.
ii. The Union Minister also stated that the Information and Broadcasting ministry is taking measures to create and promote film festivals with ASEAN, BRICS and European nations.

4.      9TH EDITION OF ‘RASHTRIYA SANSKRITI MAHOTSAV’ INAUGURATED IN UTTARAKHAND
i. Ministry of Culture has organised 3-Day long diversified cultural festival ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ festival which was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat, Near Tehri Lake, Uttrakhand.
ii. Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav was conceived by the Ministry of Culture in the year 2015, when the Ministry decided to organize it with an intent to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Country in all its rich and varied dimensions.

5.      INDIAN NAVY COMMISSIONS 4TH SHIP OF LANDING CRAFT UTILITY MK-IV
i. The Indian Navy commissioned the IN LCU L54, the fourth ship of Landing Craft Utility MK-IV, into its fleet at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar.
ii. The ship was commissioned by Vice Admiral GS Pabby, AVSM, VSM and Chief of Materiel. The Commissioning of L-54 is in line with the Union Government’s Make in India initiative.

6.      GOVERNMENT NOTIFIES 8.55% INTEREST ON PF FOR 2017-18
i. Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation has asked its field offices to credit 8.55% rate of interest for 2017-18 into the Provident Fund accounts of around 5 crore subscribers.
ii.According to an order issued by the EPFO, the Labour Ministry has conveyed approval to credit 8.55% rate of interest for last fiscal.
ii. The finance ministry had ratified 8.55%rate of interest on EPF for the last fiscal, but it could not be implemented because of model code of conduct for Karnataka elections.

7.      PRESIDENT APPOINTS NEW GOVERNORS IN ODISHA AND MIZORAM
i. BJP leaders Ganeshi Lal and Kummanam Rajasekharan were appointed as Governors of Odisha and Mizoram, respectively.
ii.According to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique, Prof. Ganeshi Lal will take over as the new governor of Odisha. He has replaced S C Jamir.
iii. Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik had been given additional charge of  Odisha. The President appointed Kerala BJP chief Kummanam Rajasekharan as the Governor of Mizoram. He will be replacing Lt. General (Retd.) Nirbhay Sharma.

8.      ARCHERY WORLD CUP STAGE II 2018 STARTS IN TURKEY
i. The second stage of Archery World Cup 2018 has been started in Antalya, Turkey. India opened its account with a silver and a bronze medal in the compound section.
ii. India’s women compound team of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Muskan Kirar and Divya Dhayal recovered from a poor start to lose to their Chinese Taipei opponents by three points to settle for a silver.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHICH AMONG THE FOLLOWING WILL BE THE HOST COUNTRY FOR CELEBRATIONS OF WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2018?
(a) France
(b) Russia
(c) India
(d) China
Q2. PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI AND BANGLADESH PRIME MINISTER SHEIKH HASINA JOINTLY INAUGURATE BANGLADESH BHAWAN AT SHANTI NIKETAN IN ___________.
(a) Assam
(b) Dhaka
(c) West Bengal
(d) Tripura
Q3. I&B MINISTER COL. RAJYAVARDHANA RATHORE HAD RECENTLY LAUNCHED SIX-DAY ASEAN INDIA FILM FESTIVAL IN ___________.
(a) Chandigarh
(b) Jalandhar
(c) Mumbai
(d) New Delhi
Q4. MINISTRY OF CULTURE HAS ORGANIZED 3-DAY LONG DIVERSIFIED CULTURAL FESTIVAL ‘RASHTRIYA SANSKRITI MAHOTSAV’ FESTIVAL IN __________.
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Odisha
(c) Uttrakhand
(d) Maharashtra
Q5. MINISTRY OF CULTURE HAS ORGANIZED 3-DAY LONG DIVERSIFIED CULTURAL FESTIVAL ‘RASHTRIYA SANSKRITI MAHOTSAV’ FESTIVAL IN.
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Odisha
(c) Uttrakhand
(d) Maharashtra
Q6. NAME THE LEADER WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE NEW GOVERNOR OF ODISHA.
(a) Kummanam Rajasekharan
(b) Nirbhay Sharma
(c) SC Jamir
(d) Ganeshi Lal

ANSWERS:
1-c      2-c      3-d      4-c      5-a      6-d

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