31 May 2017

Daily Current Affairs Updates – 31st May 2017

 Daily Current Affairs Update
Daily Current Affairs Updates –  31st May 2017:
Daily Current affairs News Updates about the National and International events were listed here. Candidates those who are preparing for IBPS/SBI/PO/Clerk exam and all other competitive exams can use this.


IMPORTANT DAY
May 31 – World no tobacco day
World no tobacco day is observed globally on 31 may. This year theme is “Tobacco – a threat to development”





NATIONAL
IIT Kharagpur develops new tech to make cheaper, pollution-free bio fuel
Researchers at IIT Kharagpur have developed a new technology which will change the way bio-fuel is manufactured by making the process cheaper, quicker and pollution-free. Professor of Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering, Dr Rintu Banerjee today said, the technique will ensure relatively quicker production of bio-fuel and the process is completely green.
Rupee 500 penalty on plastic bags in Goa
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told that to tackle the menace of garbage and litter in public places, the Goa government will impose a fine of 500 rupees from July to implement a ban on buying and selling of plastic bags below 50 microns.

Useful Info
State – Goa
Capital – Panaji
CM – Manohar Parrikar
Governor - Mridula Sinha
Gadkari laid foundation stone for 8 connectivity projects in Mumbai
The Minister of Shipping and Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari today laid down the foundation stone for eight connectivity projects in Mumbai. The projects worth 1,117.03 crore rupees aim to enhance connectivity of the hinterland to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

INTERNATIONAL
India ranks (120 out of 131) poor in women workforce declared by World Bank
According to India Development Report released by World Bank, India had one of the lowest female participation in the workforce, ranking 120th among 131 countries. In India, the women participation was just at 27% compared to China and Brazil where it was between 65-70%. Even in neighboring Sri Lanka and Bangladesh the figure was higher. According to the report, women entrepreneurs typically create more jobs for women but in India the number is few.
Pentagon successfully tests ICBM defense system for first time
United States has for the first time successfully tested its defence system against an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).The Missile Defense Agency said that a ground-based interceptor was launched at a California air base and shot down a mock ballistic missile. The Pentagon said the test was long-planned but it comes amid increased tensions with North Korea. The test comes after Pyongyang fired its ninth missile this year.

AGREEMENTS
Amul signs MoU with Indian Space Research Organization
Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) is produced a product in the brand name of “AMUL” has signed an MoU with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for fodder acreage assessment using satellite observation and space technology.
Useful Info
ISRO HQ – Bengaluru
ISRO Chairman – A S Kiran Kumar
MD of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) - R S Sodhi
An MoU between India and Fiji on Defence Cooperation
An MoU on defence cooperation envisaging several areas of cooperation including in defence industry, military training and humanitarian assistance & disaster management was signed.
Useful Info
Country – Fiji
Capital – Suva
Currency - Fijian Dollar
India & Spain sign seven agreements
India and Spain have signed seven agreements. The key areas in which the pacts were inked are cyber security, renewable energy, technical cooperation in civil aviation, visa waiver for diplomatic passport holders. The other MoUs are between Foreign Service Institute and Diplomatic Academy of Spain and others for transfer of sentenced persons and cooperation in organ transplantation.
Useful Info
Country – Spain
Capital – Madrid
Currency – Euro
Prime Minister - Mariano Rajoy

DEFENCE
Six Scorpene submarines are being built under Project-75
Six Scorpene submarines are being built under Project-75 by Mazgaon Docks Limited (MDL) with technology transfer from France. Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said at Navy-FICCI seminar on “Building India’s future Navy: technology imperatives.”Kalvari will be start functioning in July – august.


SPORTS
China suspends its Table Tennis Head coach due to gambling debt
Double Olympic table tennis champion Kong Linghui has been suspended as head coach of the Chinese women’s team after it emerged he faces a lawsuit over a gambling debt. According to a Hong Kong court writ, Kong, who won gold at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Games, faces a HK$2.55 million ($327,000) lawsuit over a debt to a luxury hotel in Singapore.

OBITUARIES
Former Union Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayana Rao dead
Film director and former Union Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayana Rao is dead. He helmed 151 films, produced over 50 films and has worked with almost every top actor. The 75-year-old Rao introduced actors like Sujatha and Mohan Babu and directed N.T. Rama Rao, Nageswara Rao, Chiranjeevi among others.
Constantine Mitsotakis Former Greek PM dies
Constantine Mitsotakis, a former prime minister of Greece has died.
Useful Info
Country – Greece
Capital – Athens
Currency – Euro