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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 31 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 31 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      NIRMALA SITHARAMAN INAUGURATED 1ST IAF COMMANDERS CONFERENCE
i. The First biannual Indian Air Force Commanders’ Conference was inaugurated by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at Air Headquarters in New Delhi.
ii.  The Exercise ‘Gagan Shakti’ was mentioned as the landmark exercise for IAF.
iii.The two-day conference discussed operational, maintenance and administrative takeaways identified during the Exercise and the way ahead.

2.      FACEBOOK TIES-UP WITH NATIONAL WOMEN COMMISSION TO LAUNCH DIGITAL LITERACY PROGRAMME
i. Social networking giant Facebook partnered with the National Commission for Women  to launch a Digital Literacy Programme .
ii.The DLP will be launched in collaboration with the Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF).
iii. Cyber Peace Foundation is a Ranchi, Jharkhand-based civil society organisation involved in training related to all aspects of cybersecurity.
NCW is a statutory body established under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990 to review the constitutional and legal safeguards for women.

3.      ANDHRA PRADESH GETS ITS OWN SYMBOLS
i. Neem and black buck have been declared as the state tree and animal respectively of Andhra Pradesh.
ii. The rose-ringed parakeet will be the state bird while jasmine will be the state flower. The announcement was made by the Principal Secretary of Environment and Forests G Anantha Ramu.


4.      PM MODI 3-NATION VISIT: LAUNCHES INTERNATIONAL RUPAY CARD, BHIM APP AND UPI IN SINGAPORE
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched three Indian digital payment systems - RuPay, BHIM app and UPI by SBI at the 'Business, Innovation and Community Event' in Singapore.
ii.India's RuPay digital payments system was linked up with Singapore's 33-year old Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS).
iii. The move will enable RuPay users to make payments at all of NETS acceptance points across Singapore.

5.      INDIAN ECONOMY GROWS 7.7% IN 4TH QUARTER: CENTRAL STATISTICS DATA
i. The Indian economy grew 7.7% in the fourth quarter of 2017-18. The GDP had expanded 5.6%, 6.3% and 7%, in the first three quarters of 2017-18, according to the data released by Central Statistics Office.
ii. As per the Data, robust performance in manufacturing, construction and service sectors, as well as good farm output, contributed to the overall growth.

6.      KENDRICK LAMAR RECEIVES PULITZER PRIZE IN MUSIC
i. Kendrick Lamar received the Pulitzer Prize in music for his album “Damn.”  Lamar is the first rapper in history to be given the award.
ii. Previous recipients included Bob Dylan, Hank Williams and Duke Ellington. Lamar had received this award at Columbia University.

7.      KAILASH SATYARTHI AND ISRO CHIEF GETS 'SANTOKBAA HUMANITARIAN' AWARD
i. President Ram Nath Kovind presented the 'Santokbaa Humanitarian Award' to Child rights activist and Noble Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and space scientist A S Kiran Kumar, Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation  in Surat, Gujarat.
ii. The award was instituted by Shree Ramkrishna Knowledge Foundation and led by diamond baron Govind Dholakia.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. NAME THE COMPANY THAT HAS PARTNERED WITH THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR WOMEN (NCW) TO LAUNCH A DIGITAL LITERACY PROGRAMME (DLP).
(a) Whatsapp
(b) Hike
(c) Limechat
(d) Facebook
Q2. NAME THE STATE THAT HAS RECENTLY DECLARED NEEM AND BLACK BUCK AS THE STATE TREE AND ANIMAL RESPECTIVELY.
(a) Karnataka
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Telangana
(d) Kerala
Q3. NAME THE COUNTRY IN WHICH THE PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI LAUNCHED THREE INDIAN DIGITAL PAYMENT SYSTEMS - RUPAY, BHIM APP AND UPI BY SBI AT THE 'BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND COMMUNITY EVENT'.
(a) Malaysia
(b) Indonesia
(c) Singapore
(d) Oman
Q4. THE INDIAN ECONOMY GREW BY WHAT PERCENT IN THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 2017-18, ACCORDING TO THE DATA RELEASED BY CENTRAL STATISTICS OFFICE?
(a) 7.7%
(b) 7.3%
(c) 7.5%
(d) 7.6%
Q5. NAME THE PERSON WHO HAS RECEIVED THE PULITZER PRIZE IN MUSIC FOR HIS ALBUM “DAMN.”
(a) Hank Williams
(b) Kendrick Lamar
(c) Duke Ellington
(d) Bob Dylan

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

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