Daily Current Affairs Digest – May 17

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Daily Current Affairs Digest- April 17th, 2017

1.18-year-old from Tamil Nadu designs world’s lightest satellite
2.Proxima B is likely to have perfect conditions to host alien life
3.IT Department Launches Operation Clean Money
4.India’s GDP Growth Forecast for 2017 Revised Downward by UN
5.Mt Lhotse records First Summit in 3 years

 

18-year-old from Tamil Nadu designs world’s lightest satellite

  • The satellite was selected through a competition called ‘Cubes in Space’, jointly organised by NASA and ‘I Doodle Learning’.
  • This will be the first time an Indian student’s experiment – a 64 gm satellite – will be flown by NASA.


Proxima B is likely to have perfect conditions to host alien life

  • Proxima B was discovered in August, and is just 4.2 light years away from Earth.
  • Researchers have used a Met Office model to predict the climate on the planet.
  • The findings indicate that the planet is in the perfect position to receive the right amount of light to sustain liquid water on its surface

 

IT Department Launches Operation Clean Money

  • It is no longer safe to deal with excessive cash, tax-evaded money: Jaitley
  • 91 lakh new taxpayers have been added and more than 30 crore PAN allocated after government’s note ban move

 

India’s GDP Growth Forecast for 2017 Revised Downward by UN

  • In the report titled, World Economic Situation and Prospects, the UN has projected a 7.3% growth for India in 2017.
  • Earlier in the report’s January edition, UN had forecasted a growth of 7.7% for the year. The revised report also has predicted an impressive 7.9% GDP growth for the year 2018 which is an increase from its January estimate of 7.6%

Mt Lhotse records First Summit in 3 years

  • Mt Lhotse has recorded its first summit in 3 years.
  • Mt Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world. Indian climber Debasish Biswas and a woman climber from New Zealand were the first to successfully climb Mt Lhotse after a team of Sherpas fixed the route to summit.

 

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

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