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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      POWER MINISTER LAUNCHES WEB PORTAL AND APP CALLED 'PRAAPTI'
i. RK Singh, Minister of State for Power, launched the web portal and an app namely 'PRAAPTI' that stands for ‘Payment ratification and analysis in power procurement for bringing transparency in invoicing of generators’.
ii. The portal ‘www.praapti.in’ has been developed to bring transparency in power purchase transactions between Generators and DISCOMs.

2.      GUJARAT GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES 'REUSE OF TREATED WASTE WATER POLICY'
i. The Gujarat government unveiled its 'Reuse of Treated Waste Water Policy' which aims to reduce the state's dependence on freshwater sources like the Narmada river.
ii. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel launched the policy at a function held in Gandhinagar. The policy will promote the use of treated wastewater and will see the setting up of sewage treatment plants (STP) in all major towns and cities of Gujarat.

3.      MICROSOFT IS NOW THIRD MOST VALUABLE FIRM GLOBALLY
i. Software giant Microsoft has surpassed Google’s parent company Alphabet in market capitalisation for the first time in three years. Microsoft has now become the third most valuable firm globally after Apple and Amazon.
ii. Microsoft had a market cap of $753 billion at the close of trading, almost $14 billion ahead of Alphabet. While Apple leads with a market cap of nearly $924 billion, Amazon is at a distant second, with nearly $783 billion.


4.      VIRAT KOHLI EMERGED AS INTERNATIONAL CRICKETER OF YEAR: CEAT RATINGS
i. Indian skipper Virat Kohli has emerged as the International Cricketer of the Year at the CEAT Cricket Ratings awards, which were presented in Mumbai.
ii. CEAT Cricket Ratings awards Presented are:
1. International Batsman of the Year Award: Shikhar Dhawan (India).
2. International Bowler of the Year Award: Trent Boult (New Zealand).
3. T20 Bowler of the Year Award: Rashid Khan (Afghanistan).
5. Lifetime Achievement Award: Farokh Engineer (India).
6. T20 Batsman of the Year Award: Colin Munro (New Zealand).
7. Domestic Player of the Year Award: Mayank Agarwal (India).
8. U19 Player of the Year award: Shubman Gill (India).
9. Popular Choice Award: Chris Gayle (West Indies).

5.      VIKAS GOWDA, INDIA’S ONLY DISCUS THROW GOLD MEDALLIST AT COMMONWEALTH, RETIRES
i. Top Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda retired after competing at the highest level for more than 15 years, during which he became the first and only Indian male to win Commonwealth Games medal in the discipline.
ii. His retirement was announced by the Athletics Federation of India. Gowda holds the national record of 66.28m (achieved in 2012).


OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS


Q1. RK SINGH, MINISTER OF STATE FOR POWER, LAUNCHED THE WEB PORTAL AND AN APP NAMED ________ FOR THE PAYMENT RATIFICATION AND ANALYSIS IN POWER PROCUREMENT FOR BRINGING TRANSPARENCY IN INVOICING OF GENERATORS.
(a) TRIPTI
(b) PRAAPTI
(c) PRATISHI
(d) PRAGATI
Q2. NAME THE STATE GOVERNMENT THAT HAS UNVEILED ITS 'REUSE OF TREATED WASTE WATER POLICY' WHICH AIMS TO REDUCE THE STATE'S DEPENDENCE ON FRESHWATER SOURCES.
(a) Gujarat
(b) Assam
(c) Nagaland
(d) Uttarakhand
Q3. NAME THE COMPANY THAT HAS SURPASSED GOOGLE’S PARENT COMPANY ALPHABET IN MARKET CAPITALIZATION FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THREE YEARS.
(a) Amazon
(b) Apple
(c) Alibaba
(d) Microsoft
Q4. NAME THE CRICKETER WHO HAS EMERGED AS THE INTERNATIONAL CRICKETER OF THE YEAR AT THE CEAT CRICKET RATINGS AWARDS, WHICH WERE PRESENTED IN MUMBAI.
(a) Shikhar Dhawan
(b) Virat Kohli
(c) AB de Villiers
(d) MS Dhoni

ANSWERS
1-b      2-a      3-d      4-b

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