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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.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 30 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      PATANJALI LAUNCHES NEW MESSAGING APP 'KIMBHO'
i. Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali launched a new swadeshi messaging application called 'Kimbho' to compete with WhatsApp.  Kimbho caters to private and group chats with free phone and video calling.
ii. The tagline of Kimbho is "Ab Bharat Bolega". Patanjali has recently tied up with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) to enter the telecom sector by launching Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM cards.

2.      INDIA AND WORLD BANK SIGNS $500 MILLION ADDITIONAL FINANCING FOR PMGSY
i. The Government of India and the World Bank signed a $500 million loan agreement to provide additional financing for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana .
ii. Govt. of India, which will build 7,000 km of climate resilient roads, out of which 3,500 km will be constructed using green technologies.
ii. The $500 million loan, from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), has a 3-year grace period, and a maturity of 10 years.

3.      WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY: 31 MAY
i. Every year, on 31 May, World Health Organization and partners mark World No Tobacco Day . 
ii.The theme of World No Tobacco Day 2018 is "Tobacco and heart disease."
ii. The day highlights the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

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.

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