Daily GK Update : 28 May 2015

1. Tripura lifts AFSPA
The Tripura government has decided to lift Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) from the state, where the controversial law was in effect for the last 18 years to curb insurgency.

2. Vedanta India to acquire up to 5.33% stake in Cairn India
After the acquisition of the shares, Vedanta India’s stake in Cairn India will grow from 18.73 per cent to 24.06 per cent.

3. HC stays Haryana’s decision to reserve 20% seats for SC staff
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the Haryana Government’s latest notification reserving 20 per cent seats for scheduled caste employees in departmental promotions.

4. PM Narendra Modi to visit Bangladesh on June 6 
He will hold talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina.

5. Kidambi Srikanth Crashes Out of Australian Open Superseries
He lost to Tian Houwei of China.21-18, 17-21, 13-21.