Current Affairs for May (SSC/BANK/IBPS/MBA/DSSSB)

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IMPORTANT NEWS :

·         New Development Bank (NDB) of BRICS countries has handed over $250 million to India’s Canara Bank for renewable energy projects as part of its first set of loans. Brazil, China, South Africa and Russia are founding members of NDB Bank.

·         India has chipped in to help Bangladesh’s ambitious plan to give electricity to all by 2021 in a big way with an equally ambitious plan to connect the two countries with diesel, LPG and LNG lines.

·         India Navy to give Permanent Commission to Women, Last year, the Indian Air Force began allowing women to fly combat planes.

·         PM Narendra Modi Named India’s own navigational system NAVIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation) after mariners and fishermen.

·         India completed its landmark mission for a navigational system on par with the US with the launch of IRNSS – 1G, the last in the constellation of satellites that make up the system

Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) with 7 satellites will offer services with much better accuracy and targeted position in navigation on par with Global Positioning System of the US.

IRNSS will offer services like terrestrial, aerial and marine navigation, vehicle tracking and fleet management, disaster management

·         In tune with its “One Belt, One Road Initiative” China is positioning itself as a formidable energy exporter, targeting markets that span from Germany to India along the New Silk Road.

·         G7 Foreign Minister’s Conference held in Hiroshima, Japan.

·         Egypt, Saudi to build joint bridge over Red Sea.

·         Gurugaon and Mewat renamed as Gurugram and Nuh

·         Madhya Pradesh gets World’s first white tiger safari at mukundpur.

·         Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Ambani has been named the most powerful business woman in Asia by Forbes.

·         Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on April 5, 2016 flagged off the much awaited Gatimaan Express, the fastest train of India at Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamudin railway station. Gatimaan Express covered the 187 Km distance between Hazrat Nizmuddin and Agra Cantt stations in just 100 minutes, bettering the fastest train record held by Shatabdi Express. Gatimaan is also India’s first train to have train hostesses.

·         Finland retained its top spot in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index.

·         RBI’s (Reserve Bank Of India) First Bi – monthly Monetary Policy (Effective April 5, 2016)

Repo Rate
=
6.5% ( reduced by 25bps)
Reverse Repo Rate (RRR)
=
6%
( increased by 25bps)
Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR)
=
4%
(unchanged)
Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR)
=
21.25% (reduced by 25 bps)
Marginal Standing Facility (MSF)
=
7% (reduced by 75 bps)
Inflation Forecast (FY ’17)
=
5%


·         The cabinet Committee has approved Pradhan mantri Ujjwal Yojana The flash points of the scheme are as follows :

Ø   Pradhan Mantri Ujjwal Yojana – a scheme to provide LPG to women of all households below poverty line is approved by CCEA

Ø   The scheme will benefit five crore families below poverty line

Ø    It ensures a financial support of Rs 1600 for each LPG conncection to the BPL households.

Ø    The Scheme would be implemented over three years namely, the FY 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19

·         Indian government approved India’s first Defence Industrial Park at Ottappalam in Palakkad district of Kerala.

·         India’s first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) became operational on April 11, 2015 at the Gujarat International Finance Tec – City (GIFT city) in Gandhinagar.

·         PM inaugurated India’s first solar powered court in Jharkhand’s Khunti district.

·         Pandri, a village in the Purulia district of West Bengal become India’s first Solar Powered Village.

·         Rajasthan became the first state of India to start Olive refinery.

·         The Ministry of Tourism (MOT) is processing the proposal of setting up a National Tourism University in Noida.

·         Karnataka became the first State in the country to launch a Health Adalat.

·         Bangalore City railway station has become the first one in the country to have Wi-Fi facility for providing high speed Internet to passengers.

·         Nagaland on June 13, 2014 got an innovative water solution technology project solar powered water treatment units (Solar water treatment plants) in three villages of the state capital.
·         First Kisan Call Centre (KCC) of North East was opened in Agartala, Tripura.

·           Virbhadra Singh, the chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh on March 30, 2015 launched part one of e-Vidhan Mobile App.
The national highways authority of India laid the groundwork on March 19,2016 to roll out India’s first personal rapid transit (PRT) network and will invite global bids for the project within the next fortnight. The pilot project will span a 13km stretch from the Gurgaon – Delhi border to Badshapur Mod or Sohna Road.
·         India’s first indigenous nuclear powered submarine INS Arihant is all set to be inducted in the armed forces.

·         India’s first indigenous anti – submarine warship (ASW) Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kamorta

·         The Mumbai – Ahmedabad Corridor will be the country’s first bullet train project.

·         Jalandhar based Capital Local Area Bank (CLAB) is set to become India’s first small area finance bank (SFB)


IMPORTANT PERSONALITIES :
·         The president of NDB ( New Development Bank) is KV Kamath.

·         Mehbooba Mufti sworn-in as Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister.

·         Patricia Scotland has taken over as the new Secretary general of the Commonwealth, succeeding senior Indian diplomat Kamalesh Sharma.

·         Sushila Karki became the first female Chief Justice of Nepal’s Supreme Court.

·         Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee was honoured with the L’ordre des Arts et des Letters (Order of Arts and Letters)

·         Padma Sachdev chosen for Saraswati Samman – 2015.

·         Priyadarshini Chatterjee Crowned Femina Miss India World 2016.

·         Vishwanathan Anand honoured with Hridaynath Award 2016.

·         Rahul Johri Appointed BCCI’s First CEO

·         Sushmita Pande has been appointed Chairperson of National Monument Authority

·         Nagaland Chief Secretary Pankaj Kumar was named the first Ambassador for Girl Child (AFGC) under the Union Government’s Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBB) Project

·         Former Miss World and eminent Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was honoured with the Global Indian of the Year award.

·         Former bureaucrat and parliamentarian N.K. Singh has been selected for the prestigious Japanese honour – Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and silver star






Sports News:
·         Australia Lifts Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey Crown – 2016.
17th Laureus World Sports Awards 2016

·         Sportsman of Year : Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Tennis
·         Sportswoman of the Year : Serena Williams (US) Tennis
100th Pulitzer Prizes 2016

·         The Associated Press won the Pulitzer Prize for Public services.

·         The Washington Post staff took away Pulitzer for National Reporting

·         Alissa J. Rubin of the New York Times was honoured with the Pulitzer for International Reporting.


Books And Authors
·    The Living – Anjali Joseph , Harper Collins

· Six Lenses : Vignettes of Success, Career and Relationship – R. Gopalakrishnan, Rupa · Cameron on Cameron – David Cameron, Prime Minister of Britain

ABREVIATIONS / ACRONYMS

· SAGIA – Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority ·UHV – Ultra High Voltage

· PIK – Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research · HEE – Health Education England
·         NHS – National Health Services

·         NEET – National Eligibility – cum – Entrance Test

·         NTCA – National Tiger Conservation Authority

·         IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature

·         LEMOA – Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement

·         IGNCA – Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts



Important Days / Weeks / Years
·         June 29 = National Statistics Day
·         June 1 = World Milk Day

·         June 5 = World Environment Day

·         June 12 = Child Labour Day

·         June 14 = World Blood Donor Day

·         June 21 = International Day of Yoga

·         June 26 = International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, in Support of Victims of Torture

·         August 7 = First National Handloom Day


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