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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      1ST SMART & GREEN HIGHWAY EASTERN PERIPHERAL EXPRESSWAY AT BAGHPAT IN UP
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated to the nation its first smart and green highway, the Eastern Peripheral Expressway at Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh.
ii.The 135-kilometer six-lane access-controlled expressway is eco-friendly and has world-class safety features.
iii. It envisages signal-free connectivity between Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gautam Budh Nagar and Palwal.
iv.It has been built at a cost of 11,000 crore rupees.
v.It is India's first highway to be lit by solar power besides provisions of rainwater harvesting.

2.      15TH FINANCE COMMISSION CONSTITUTES PANEL FOR HEALTH SECTOR
i. The Fifteenth Finance Commission has constituted a High-Level Group consisting of eminent experts from across the country to examine the strengths and weaknesses for enabling balanced expansion of Health Sector.
ii. In the context of ambitious schemes like Ayushman Bharat and also keeping in mind the needs of the huge young population of the country, this is considered as an important step to understand the needs of the health sector in the country.

3.      E-WAY BILL SYSTEM FOR INTRA-STATE GOODS MOVEMENT COMES INTO FORCE IN SEVEN MORE STATES, UTS
i. E-Way Bill system for intra-State movement of goods will be implemented in seven more states and Union Territories from 27th May 2018.
ii.The States are Maharashtra, Manipur, Chandigarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu and Lakshadweep.
ii.The number of States, where the system is being implemented, will go up to 27.  As per the decision of the GST Council, e-Way Bill system has been rolled out from 1st of April this year.


4.      PM MODI LAUNCHES SURVEY ON NAMO APP
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a survey on the NaMo App, asking people to rate the performance of the government at the Centre and MPs and MLAs in their constituencies.
ii. He launched the initiative, to mark the completion of four years of the NDA government, which came to power at the Centre in 2014.

5.      JAPAN WIN UBER CUP TO END 37-YEAR DROUGHT
i. Japan's women clinched the Uber Cup, breezing by surprise finalists Thailand 3-0 in Bangkok to end a 37-year wait to regain the title.
ii. It ends an Uber Cup drought for Japan that stretches back to 1981 and is a major confidence boost ahead of the Olympics which they will host in two years' time.

6.      REAL MADRID LIFTS CHAMPIONS TROPHY DEFEATING LIVERPOOL
i. Real Madrid has lifted Champions Trophy defeating Liverpool 3-1 in Kiev, Ukraine.
ii. A sensational overhead strike from Real Madrid substitute Gareth Bale and two calamitous errors by Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius gave the Spanish side a third straight Champions League title in an incident-packed final.

7.      ALAN BEAN, 4TH MAN TO WALK ON THE MOON DIED
i. Former US astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the Moon, has died in Texas, United States.
ii. Bean went into space twice, the first time in November 1969 as the lunar module pilot on the Apollo 12 moon-landing mission.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
Q1. PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI HAS DEDICATED TO THE NATION ITS FIRST SMART AND GREEN HIGHWAY, THE EASTERN PERIPHERAL EXPRESSWAY IN-
(a) Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh
(b) Junagadh, Gujarat
(c) Golaghat, Assam
(d) Katihar, Bihar
Q2. THE 15TH FINANCE COMMISSION HAS CONSTITUTED A HIGH-LEVEL GROUP CONSISTING OF EMINENT EXPERTS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO EXAMINE THE STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES FOR ENABLING BALANCED EXPANSION OF HEALTH SECTOR. HIGH-LEVEL GROUP ON HEALTH SECTOR WILL HAVE CONVENOR BY-
(a) Prof. K. Srinath Reddy
(b) Randeep Guleria
(c) Devi Shetty
(d) Naresh Trehan
Q3. AS PER THE DECISION OF THE GST COUNCIL, E-WAY BILL SYSTEM HAS BEEN ROLLED OUT FROM-
(a) 1st January 2018
(b) 1st February 2018
(c) 1st March 2018
(d) 1st April 2018
Q4. WHO HAS LAUNCHED A SURVEY ON THE NAMO APP, ASKING PEOPLE TO RATE THE PERFORMANCE OF THE GOVERNMENT AT THE CENTRE AND MPS AND MLAS IN THEIR CONSTITUENCIES RECENTLY?
(a) Finance Minister Piyush Goyal
(b) Prime Minister Narendra Modi
(c) Home Minister Rajnath Singh
(d) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj
Q5. WHICH TEAM HAS LIFTED CHAMPIONS TROPHY (FOOTBALL) 2018 DEFEATING LIVERPOOL 3-1 IN KIEV, UKRAINE?
(a) Borussia Dortmund
(b) FC Spartak Moscow
(c) Real Madrid
(d) FC Barcelona
Q6. NAME THE PERSON, WHO WAS THE FOURTH MAN TO WALK ON THE MOON, HAS DIED IN TEXAS, UNITED STATES RECENTLY?
(a) Alan Bean
(b) Neil Armstrong
(c) Yuri Gagarin
(d) Buzz Aldrin

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

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