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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.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
                                  SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

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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