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Explanation: 11 May: National Technology Day of India. The National Technology Day 2017 was observed in India with the themeTechnology for inclusive and sustainable growth. The day is commemorated to mark the anniversary of Pokhran nuclear tests of 1998. It also marks India’s scientific prowess and technological advancements.
Explanation: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate two important mobile applications MHA Grievances Redressal App and BSFMyApp at New Delhi. All the Paramilitary Force jawans and BSF personnel will be able to raise their problems on BSFMyApp. These problems will be settled at the level of the Force and Ministry. It is being tried that this app can not be hacked. Such an arrangement has been made in this app that the jawans download it and then verify it.
Explanation: The Co-Chairs of the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation (IRIGC-TEC) was held in New Delhi. The delegations of the two nations were led by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Deputy Prime Minister of the Russia Dmitry Olegovich Rogozin. During the meet, the two leaders reviewed the progress made on various bilateral issues since the last meet that was held on 13 September 2016. They also looked forward towards the preparations for the forthcoming India-Russia Annual Summit that is scheduled to be held in St. Petersburg on 1 June 2017.
Explanation: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has approved a policy for online transfer of government teachers from the next academic session, on the lines of a similar system existing in several other states, including neighbouring Haryana. An official spokesman said that the decision was taken by the Chief Minister at an Education Department review meeting at Chandigarh to make the transfer process more transparent. Chief Minister also suggested posting of teachers, especially in primary schools, in their villages or surrounding areas to enable them to discharge their duties with dedication and honesty.
Explanation: The Rajasthan government has decided to introduce action plans at the district level in order to utilise locally available resources to reduce infant mortality rate (IMR). The plans will be based on the socio-economic conditions of each district. Speaking on the development, State Principal Medical and Health Secretary Veenu Gupta said that an important aspect of the district-level action plans would be a better coordination among the doctors working in the primary health centres for optimum utilisation of resources.
Explanation: Bengaluru has topped the list of most affordable tech cities in the world followed by Cape Town and Santiago, according to the Savills Tech Cities Index. However, the overall rank of Bengaluru was 20th on the list of 22 cities that were evaluated across five major categories with Austin topping the chart followed by San Francisco and New York.
Explanation: The US President ‘Donald Trump’ has fired the FBI Director ‘James Comey’. James Comey was leading the investigation into whether his election campaign had ties to Russia’s and its interference in last year’s election.
Explanation: Paytm has reportedly signed a non-exclusive term sheet to acquire Snapdeal-owned payments platform FreeCharge. The term sheet being non-exclusive means that Snapdeal will be able to propose FreeCharge to other potential buyers as well. Paytm-FreeCharge deal could be finalised at $45 million to $90 million, 80% less than $450 million that FreeCharge was valued at, when Snapdeal acquired it.
Explanation: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of 1982 West Bengal cadre IAS officer Sanjay Mitra as the next defence secretary. He will have a fixed tenure of two years. Prior to this appointment, Mitra was the secretary in the ministry of road transport and highways.
Explanation: Harpreet Singh has bagged bronze medal in Greco-Roman weight divisions in the Asian Wrestling Championship held at the K.D. Jadhav arena in the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi. Harpreet clinched the bronze medal after beating his rival Jun Ji Na of China in 80 kg category. The other three Greco-Roman wrestlers, namely, Ravinder (66kg), Hardeep (98kg) and Naveen (130kg) failed to win any medal.
Explanation: The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that Shashank Manohar will continue to function as the Independent Chairman of ICC till June 2018. With this, the uncertainty looming large over Shashank Manohar’s tenure as ICC chairman came to an end.
Explanation: The Season II of GAIL Indian Speed Star culminated in New Delhi with the selection of 7 athletes. The grand finale of this grass root athletics program was held at Thyagaraj Sports Complex. Now, these seven athletes will be trained to compete in international athletic events. The GAIL Indian Speed Star culminated after a series of trials across India. Starting with over 113000 aspirants initially, as many as 118 athletes had qualified trials at the zonal level from 107 districts of India before top 7 were selected from the national camp.
Explanation: “Mukti Bhawan”, a movie about a man who accompanies his father on a journey to Varanasi, has won the Best Film at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF). NYIFF was held in New York between April 30-May 7, 2017.
Explanation: Twitter has elevated Taranjeet Singh as its Country Director for India. Prior to this appointment, Singh was responsible for sales and marketing support for Twitter’s advertisers in India. Before joining twitter, Taranjeet Singh held various positions at BBC Advertising and Outlook Publishing etc. India is among the lucrative social media markets in the world. It is already among the world’s fastest growing markets for companies like Facebook, WhatsApp and Google. Twitter has over 319 million users globally and counts India among its top five audience markets.
Explanation: Press Secretary to President Pranab Mukherjee and senior diplomat Venu Rajamony has been appointed India’s Ambassador to the Netherlands. Mr. Rajamony will also be India’s Permanent Representative to the Organisation for Prevention of Chemical Weapons based in The Hague and cover the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration and other international organisations based in the Netherland.
Explanation: Rio Olympics bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik will spearhead the Indian challenge at the Asian Wrestling Championship beginning in New Delhi. Sakshi along with Olympian Sandeep Tomar and Bajrang Punia will be aiming for podium finishes India had bagged 9 medals – 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 5 Bronze – in the last edition of the tournament held in Bangkok last year.
Explanation: Indian women’s team fast bowler Jhulan Goswami became the highest wicket-taker in the history of Women’s One-Day Internationals. Goswami broke the decade-long record Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick ’s 180 wickets from 109 matches.
Explanation: Heena Sindhu claimed a bronze medal in the women’s 10m Air Pistol as India ended the Grand Prix of Liberation Plezn 2017 Shooting championships in Czech Republic with seven medals. On the final day of the championship, Heena shot 218.8 in the eight-woman final, won by Greek shooter Anna Korakaki claimed gold medal sot 246.3 to finish ahead of Germany’s rising star, Michelle Skeries took silver with a score of 237.8.
Explanation: Legendary sitar player ‘Ustad Raees Khan’ (77-year) passed away in Karachi, Pakistan. He was born in 1939 in Indore (India) in a family of musicians later in 1968, he moved to Pakistan. He was honored with the Presidential award (2005) and Sitara-e- Imtiaz (2017).
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