Daily Current Affairs Updates – 26th May 2017

 Daily Current Affairs Update
Daily Current Affairs Updates –  26th May 2017:
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NATIONAL
India’s longest bridge Dhola-Sadia Bridge in assam inaugurated by our PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the country’s longest bridge – the Dhola-Sadia Bridge in Assam today. Mr Modi named the bridge after legendary singer Bhupen Hazarika. This three lane, 9.15 kilometre bridge has been built over the Brahmaputra river. It links Dhola to Sadia, both in Assam.

The bridge will reduce the distance from Rupai on NH- 37 in Assam to Meka-Roing on NH-52 in Arunachal Pradesh by165KM.The travel time between the two places will come down from the current six hours to just one hour, a total five hour reduction. This will result in saving of petrol and diesel worth 10 Lakh rupees per day.
State– Assam
Capital–Dispur
CM– Sarbananda Sonowal
Goveror–Banwarilal Purohit

IAF’s missing Sukhoi-30 jet spotted in dense jungles of Assam

The wreckage of the IAF Sukhoi fighter jet that went missing with two pilots on board was spotted today after three days of search operations. The Sukhoi jet had gone missing after taking off from the Tezpur
Salonibari Air Force station in Assam on May 23 on a routine training sortie. Defence spokesperson Lt Col Sombit Ghosh told a news agency that the wreckage of the missing SU-30 jet was spotted close to the last known position of the aircraft, which was 60 km north-west of Tezpur in Assam’s Sonitpur district.
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SukhoiCompany is a majorRussian aircraft manufacturer, headquartered in Begovoy District, Northern Administrative Okrug,Moscow, and designs both civilian and military aircraft. It was founded by Pavel Sukhoi in 1939 as the Sukhoi Design Bureau.

CM of UP launches JE (Japanese Encephalitis) vaccination drive in 38 districts.

In Uttar Pradesh, a massive immunisation drive has been launched in 38 districts to eradicate Japanese Encephalitis. Chief Minister Yogi Aditya nath launched the drive from Kushinagar district yesterday. The government also launched a toll free number to get or provide any information about encephalitis.
The number is 18001805544.
State– Uttar Pradesh
Capital– Lucknow
CM– Yogi adityanath
Governor– Ram Naik

Record procurement of paddy made by Telangana state

In Telangana the Civil Supplies Department has procured a total of45 lakh metric tons -LMT of paddy till Wednesday during 2016-17 including 17 LMT in Kharif and 28 LMT in Rabi season.
In the coming 20 days, the department would procure about 10 to 15 LMT more paddy, Civil Supplies Commissioner CV Anand said. He informed that during 2010-11 Rabi season only 17 LMT of paddy was purchased in Telangana region but this year’s Rabi season till now 28 LMT of paddy has been purchased.
A total of2,200 crore rupees had been paid tofive lakh farmers through online for the purchase of 28 lakh metric tons of paddy from 3,020 purchase centres in Telangana state, Anand said. From next Kharif season onwards more purchase centres will be opened in all 31 districts.
State– Telangana
Capital– Hyderabad
CM– K. Chandrashekar Rao
GovernorEkkadu Srinivasan Lakshmi Narasimhan
INTERNATIONAL
Mauritius Prime Minister arrives in Delhi

Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth arrived in New Delhi this morning on a three-day visit to India. He will be accorded ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan tomorrow.

Country– Mauritius
CapitalPort Louis
Currency–Mauritian Rupee

BANKING
Government selects 5 bankers selected for IOC stake sale

The government has selected five merchant bankers to manage its three per cent stake sale in Indian Oil Corporation, IOC, which could fetch about six thousand crore rupees to the exchequer. The bankers are – Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Deutsche Equities, SBI Capital Markets and ICICI Securities.


Sensex reached 31000 marks for the first time

The Sensex at the the Bombay Stock Exchange this afternoon breached the 31,000 mark for the first timeever. After a firm opening this morning, the Sensex gained further ground, and had rallied 277 points, to 31,027.


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Bombay stock exchange – Sensex
TheBombay Stock Exchange (BSE) is an Indian stock exchange located at Dalal Street, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai (formerly Bombay), Maharashtra, India.Established in 1875, the BSE is Asia’s first stock exchange. It claims to be the world’s fastest stock exchange, with a median trade speed of 6 micro seconds. The BSE is the world’s 11th largest stock exchange with an overall market capitalization of $1.83 Trillion as of March, 2017.
National Stock exchange – Nifty
TheNational Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) is the leading stock exchange of India, located in Mumbai.NSE was established in 1992 as the first demutualized electronic exchange in the country. National Stock Exchange has a total market capitalization of more than US$1.41 trillion, making it the world’s 12th-largest stock exchange as of March 2016.

SPORTS
South African batsman announces retirement by the end of 2017

Former South Africa batsman Jacques Rudolph will retire from all forms of cricket by the end of the 2017 season. He will continue to lead Glamorgan in this year’s T20Blast before he retires.


Saurabh Chaudhary wins bronze in shooting

Saurabh Chaudhary wins the bronze in air pistol in the27th Meeting of Shooting Hopes international competition at Czech Republic. The results Junior men: 10m air pistol
Monna Paolo (Italy)- Gold
Anton Arisarkhov(Russia)- Silver
SaurabhChaudhary (India)–Bronze

Women boxers of India will be trained by a new foreign Coach

India’s women boxers will get their first foreign coach in Frenchman Stephane Cottalorda, who has been appointed leading up to the 2018 Asiad. He will join duty in the first week of June.




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