Friday, 27 May 2016

Daily Current Affairs 27th May 2016 for Upcoming Exams

1.Mamata Banerjee takes oath for 2nd successive term as West Bengal CM:
  • Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee (61) has taken oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the second consecutive five-year term. The oath taking ceremony, held at the iconic Red Road, was administered by Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi.
  • Winning 211 seats out of the total 294, TMC became the first single party to win the seats without alliance in West Bengal's history. Now the 42-member ministry, of them 18 are new faces, has seven ministers from the minority community.
  • In 2011, Banerjee had become the first ever female CM of the state.

2. Arunachal tiger reserve bags biodiversity award:
  • Arunachal Pradesh's  Pakke Tiger Reserve of East Kameng district has received the 'India Biodiversity Award 2016' in one of its four categories. 
  • The Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme of the Pakke Tiger Reserve was awarded with the prize under the category, "conservation of threatened species".
3. Sanjay Bangar appointed as India's head coach for Zimbabwe tour:
  • Sanjay Bangar was on 26 May 2016 appointed as the head coach of Indian Cricket team for Zimbabwe tour.
  • Before this appointment he worked as assistant coach (batting) for the team at the World T20 Cup in March and April 2016, under team director Ravi Shastri.
4. Centre approves Rs 4241 cr NIMZ in Odisha:
  • The Centre has approved establishment of a National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) in Odisha. As per, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, the Union ministry of commerce and industry has approved the Rs 4,241 crore project to come up at Kalinganagar industrial area in Jajpur district of Odisha.
  • Disclosing the information, Mr Pradhan said the first phase of the project with an estimated cost of Rs 3,816 crore will be completed by 2020.
  • The project will create job opportunities for around 1.5 lakh people and will help Odisha grow as a manufacturing hub and help Paradip port's growth, the oil minister said. This is the third Investment and Manufacturing Zone of India involving a massive area of 163 square kilometers.

5. SBI Q4 net profit falls 66% to Rs. 1,264 cr:
  • Country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) posted 66 per cent slump in standalone profit to Rs. 1,263.81 crore for the fourth quarter of last fiscal ended March 31 as it more than doubled the provisions for bad loans.
  • State Bank of India had reported net profit of Rs. 3,742.02 crore in the corresponding, January-March quarter of the previous fiscal 2014-15.
  • Total income (standalone) has increased to Rs. 53,526.97 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 from Rs. 48,616.41 crore for the same quarter year ago”, SBI said in a regulatory filing.
6. Indian-American Rishi Nair wins 28th annual National Geographic Bee Competition:
  • As National Geographic Bee champion, Nair received a 50000 US dollars college scholarship and a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. 
  • He also won a trip to Alaska and Glacier Bay National Park.
7. 1st bullet train to run in India in 2023:
  • According to the Union Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu, the first bullet train will run in India in 2023, and its work is on track.
  • The train will connect Mumbai and Ahmedabad and is expected to cover 508 km in about two hours, running at a maximum speed of 350 kmph.
  • The high-speed​ rail corridor will have a 21 kilometre-long under-sea tunnel.
8. Mourinho is new Manchester United manager:
  • Manchester United have appointed Jose Mourinho as their manager.
  • The 53-year-old Portuguese replaces Dutchman Louis van Gaal whose two-year reign at Old Trafford ended on Monday, two days after United lifted the FA Cup.
9. Google cleared of infringement in Oracle lawsuit over Java:
  • Google has won a major US court battle with software firm Oracle after a jury ruled it did not unfairly appropriate parts of the Java programming language.
  • Oracle had argued that Google had infringed its copyright and had sought nearly 9 billion dollars in damages.
10. China signs deals with Sudan to build 600 mw atomic reactor:
  • China has signed agreements with Sudan to build 600-megawatt atomic reactor. It was the first of its kind in the African country.
  • The agreements were signed during a three day visit to Sudan by a Chinese delegation led by Nur Bekri, head of the National Energy Administration (NEA) and deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
11. Govt approves over Rs 5500 Cr investment to improve infrastructure in six states:
  • The Centre has approved an investment of over 5500 crore rupees for basic urban infrastructure in six states under Atal Mission.
  • The States are Madhya Pradesh,Gujarat, Rajasthan,Odisha, Jharkhand and Meghalaya. The decision was taken by the Apex committee of Urban Development Ministry under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation, AMRUT in New Delhi. With this now the total investment approved so far under Atal Mission has gone up to over Rs 26,000 crore involving a central assistance of over 12 thousand crore rupees.
12. Indian Coast Guard Ship ARUSH Commissioned:
  • The Indian Coast Guard ship ‘Arush’, the 17th in the series of twenty Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), designed and built by M/s Cochin Shipyard Limited, was commissioned at Kochi by the Coast Guard Commander (Western Seaboard) Additional Director General SPS Basra.
  • The Indian Coast Guard will be a 150 ships/boats and 100 aircraft maritime force in next few years. In addition to these operational assets, a coastal surveillance network is being established with 46 stations to ensure real-time coastal surveillance.
13. I&B Min frames guidelines for online govt ads:
  • The Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry has framed policy guidelines for central government advertisements on websites.
  • All online ads from the Centre would now be routed via the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP), which would empanel eligible websites.
  • Further, DAVP will fix the rates of advertisements and would also be responsible for their strategic placement.
Current Affairs May 2016

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