May 27, 2018

NATIONAL NEWS

  1. First smart and green highway, the Eastern Peripheral Expressway (National Expressway II) is inaugurated which passes through Haryana and Uttar Pradesh
    • It is 135-kilometres six-lane access-controlled expressway
    • It envisages signal-free connectivity between Delhi and UP (Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gautam Budh Nagar and Palwal)
    • It is India’s first highway to be lit by solar power besides provisions for rainwater harvesting.
  2. A survey has been launched on the NaMo App, asking people to rate the performance of the government at the Centre and MPs and MLAs in their constituencies.
    • NaMo App – The Android application is a one-stop destination for knowing about all the latest day-to-day activities of the Prime Minister.
  3. The 15th Finance Commission will be visiting Kerala.
    • Kerala is the first state in Southern India to be visited by Commission.
    • Objective is to assess the state of finance of Kerala and progress of the state in the socio-economic sector.
    • The commission is led by Chairman K Singh
    • Kerala is the 10th largest state that contributes to 2% of GDP of the nation
  4. The DRDO made the Rustom – II, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) which will be delivered by the armed forces by 2020.
    • It has been made of the use of all the three wings Armed forces viz. Air Force, Indian Army an Indian Navy.
  5. The Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) decided to cut its administrative charges by 5% from 0.65% to 0.50%.

APPOINTMENTS

  1. Ramesh Chand Meena has been appointed as the Chairperson of Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Ltd. (TRIFED)
    • Pratibha Brahma was elected as the Vice Chairperson of TRIFED.

 

SPORTS

  1. Japan’s women clinched the Uber Cup for the first time since 1981
    • The Uber Cup, also known as World Team Championships for Women, is a major international badminton competition contested by women’s national badminton teams
  2. Real Madrid has won the UEFA (The Union of European Football Associations) Champions League defeating Liverpool in Kiev, Ukraine

 

MISCELLANEOUS

  1. Former US astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the Moon, has died.
  2. A discovery led by researchers at University of Minnesota, US said that a new element has been found with magnetic properties, Ruthenium(Ru).
    • It is the fourth element to have magnetic properties
    • Iron (Fe), cobalt (Co) and Nickel (Ni) has these similar properties