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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 MAY 2018
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1.      NETHERLANDS PM MARK RUTTE ARRIVES IN INDIA
i. Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Netherlands Mark Rutte has arrived in India for a two-day official visit.
ii.Rutte will participate in the Clean Ganga Event.
iii. Prime Minister Narendra Nodi met with Mark Rutte at Hyderabad House.
iv.Rutte will also attend a CEO roundtable conference at the Hyderabad House.

2.      PRIME MINISTER MODI CHAIRS 26TH PRAGATI INTERACTION
i. Prime Minister had chaired twenty-sixth interaction through PRAGATI.
ii.He Reviewed progress of handling and grievance redressal related to post offices and railways.
iii. The Cabinet under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi also discussed a number of other issues besides financial matters.

3.      INDIA-NEPAL JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE SURYA KIRAN TO BE HELD IN UTTARAKHAND
i. Joint Military Exercise SURYA KIRAN-XIII between India and Nepal will be conducted at Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand.
ii. Exercise SURYA KIRAN is a biannual event which is conducted alternatively in Nepal and India. 
iii.The aim of this exercise is to conduct battalion level joint training with emphasis on counter-terrorism operations in mountainous terrain.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23 MAY 2018
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1.      INDIA 6TH WEALTHIEST COUNTRY WITH TOTAL WEALTH OF 8,230 BILLION USD
i. India is the sixth wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of 8,230 billion US dollars.
ii. US is the wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of 62,584 billion dollars.
iii. China stood at the second place with 24,803 billion dollars, while Japan is at the third place with 19,522 billion dollars.

2.      RBI SLAPS RS5-CR PENALTY ON SOUTH INDIAN BANK
i. The Reserve Bank of India  has imposed a penalty of Rs5 crore on South Indian Bank  for non-compliance with its directions on Income Recognition and Asset Classification  norms, Know Your Customer  norms and treasury function.
ii. The penalty has also been imposed on the Thrissur-headquartered private sector bank for deficiencies in its compliance function and compliance culture.

3.      LIONEL MESSI WINS EUROPEAN GOLDEN SHOE FOR THE 5TH TIME
i. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has won the European Golden Shoe for the fifth time.
ii. The Argentina international claimed the prize after scoring 34 goals in La Liga this season, helping his club to a 25th league triumph.
ii. Messi also won the award last year, as well as in 2010, 2012 and 2013.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 MAY 2018
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1.      ANTI TERRORISM DAY: 21 MAY
i. The Anti Terrorism Day is observed on 21 May every year in our country to make the people aware of the anti-social act of terrorism and its impact on human suffering and lives.
ii. The official announcement of National Anti Terrorism Day was made after the assassination of India's seventh Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on 21 May 1991.
iii. He was killed in Tamil Nadu in a campaign by the terrorist. Then, under V.P. Singh government the centre has decided to observe 21st May as Anti Terrorism Day.

2.      INDIA SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRES BRAHMOS MISSILE ALONG ODISHA COAST
i. India successfully test-fired the Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a test range along the Odisha coast to validate some new features.
ii.The trial was conducted to validate its “life extension” technologies developed for the first time in India by DRDO and team Brahmos.

3.      PM MODI LEAVES FOR SOCHI FOR INFORMAL SUMMIT WITH RUSSIAN PRESIDENT
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left on a day-long visit to Russia.
ii. Mr Modi will hold an informal summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi. The interaction will be part of regular consultation between the leadership of the two countries.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 MAY 2018
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1.      MCX LAUNCHES INDIA'S 1ST COPPER OPTIONS
i. India's Multi Commodity Exchange had launched the country's first copper options contracts. Three contracts with a lot size of 1 tonne were launched.
ii. The option contract will provide physical market participants an additional instrument to hedge their risk.

2.      FINANCE MINISTRY TIES UP WITH 40 COMPANIES UNDER MUDRA SCHEME
i. The Union Finance Ministry has tied up with 40 entities including Flipkart, Swiggy, Patanjali and Amul for extending loans to small entrepreneurs under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana .
ii. In order to identify people who can be given funds under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY), the ministry has organised an event in Mumbai to extend loan under the scheme.

3.      MINIMUM COMPENSATION OF RS1 CRORE TO PARAMILITARY JAWAN WHO DIES IN ACTION
i. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has announced that the family of a paramilitary jawan who dies in action will be given a minimum compensation of one crore rupees.
ii. The Home Minister presented gallantry awards to BSF jawans and officers.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 MAY 2018



DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 MAY 2018
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1.      71ST WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY HELD IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
i. The 71st World Health Assembly was held in Geneva, Switzerland. The Indian Delegation was led by Union Health Minister of India, Mr J P Nadda at World Health Assembly.
ii. The theme of the event is "Health for All: Commit To Universal Health Coverage". 
Iii.He also inaugurated ‘Walk the Talk’ event and gave a call ‘Health for all, Yoga for all’.

2.      INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY: 22 MAY
i. The International Day for Biological Diversity is observed across the world on May 22, with an aim to raise awareness about the conservation of biodiversity.
ii. The theme of International Day for Biological Diversity 2018 is ‘Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity’.

3.      NYSE NAMES 1ST WOMAN CHIEF IN EXCHANGE'S 226-YEAR HISTORY
i. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has promoted Stacey Cunningham to President, making her the first sole woman head of the 226-year-old exchange.
ii. The 43-year-old became NYSE's Chief Operating Officer (COO) in June 2015. With Cunningham's promotion, America's leading two stock exchanges will be led by women after Adena Friedman took over as CEO of Nasdaq in January 2017.

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