Daily Current Affairs Digest – May 16

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Daily Current Affairs Digest- April 16th, 2017

1.Indian Navy and Space Application Centre signs a MoU
2.Edouard Philippe announced as Prime Minister of France
3.India’s Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut Sets new Record in women’s cricket
4.PM Launches Narmada Seva Mission for Conservation of Narmada
5.Public Affairs Index 2017 (PAI-2017)

 

 

Indian Navy and Space Application Centre signs a MoU

  • Indian Navy and the Space Application Centre has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Data Sharing and Scientific cooperation in the field of Meteorology and Oceanology.
  • As per the MoU, the scientific advancements and expertise achieved by SAC would be synergised into the Indian Naval efforts in order to keep the Indian Navy abreast with rapid developments that has taken place in the field of Environment Sciences and Satellite Data acquisition technology

 

Edouard Philippe announced as Prime Minister of France

  • French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed Edouard Philippe as the new prime minister of France.
  • Edouard Philippe is the second-youngest Prime Minister of France after Laurent Fabius (1984 to 1986), who was 37 at the time of appointment.
  • Philippe is the Mayor of the port city Le Havre since 2010 and is a member of the Les Républicains party.


India’s Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut Sets new Record in women’s cricket

  • The partnership of Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut scored 320 in 45.3 overs in 45.3 overs to become the world’s first pair, either male or female, to forge a 300-run opening-wicket partnership in One-Day Internationals (ODIs).
  • Deepti Sharma’s 188 runs is now the second highest score in women’s one-day international only behind Australia’s Belinda Clark’s unbeaten 229 against Denmark in 1997.

 

PM Launches Narmada Seva Mission for Conservation of Narmada

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Narmada Seva Mission for the conservation of river Narmada, which is a lifeline of Madhya Pradesh.
  • The event was held at Amarkantak in Anooppur district of Madhya Pradesh. The event also marked the conclusion of ‘Namami Devi Narmade Sewa Yatra’.

 

Public Affairs Index 2017 (PAI-2017)

  • Kerala and Tamil Nadu have secured first and second rankings for the second consecutive year in public affairs index (PAI) released by the Public Affairs Centre (PAC), Bengaluru.
  • The last four positions among the large states has been occupied by Bihar (18th), Jharkhand (17th), Odisha (16th) and Assam (15th).
  • The survey was carried out based on 10 themes, 26 focus subjects and 82 indicators. The report was based on the following themes: essential infrastructure, support to human development, social protection, women and children, crime, law and order, delivery of justice, environment, transparency and accountability, fiscal management and economic freedom.

 

The above daily current affairs digest has been compiled by Sagrika Mehta

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