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1.      India’s C.A Bhavani Devi has become first Indian to win a Gold Medal in an international fencing tournament.She has won the gold medal in the sabre event of the Turnoi Satellite Fencing Championship held at Reykjavik in Iceland.
2.      Construction works for building Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) has commenced in Chile.After completion, the Extremely Large Telescope will become the world’s largest optical telescope which will be five times larger than the top observing instruments that are in use today.
3.      India and Mauritius have signed four agreements after delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth in New Delhi.
4.      Satyabrata Rout has been awarded Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar for the year 2016. He has been awarded for developing a unique method of teaching and practicing direction and design achieved from his experience working with eminent theatre practitioners and scholars.
5.      Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has inaugurated the newly built Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) at Chitradurga in Karnataka.
6.      HRD minister Prakash Javadekar launched an Anti-Ragging Mobile App introduced by the University Grants Commission today.The app will help student register complaints to counter the menace of ragging.
7.      Swachh Bharat Mission to go all out for Darwaza Band Amitabh Bachchan led Toilet Usage Campaign set for national launch.For promotion of toilet usage across the country’s villages, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has come out with an aggressive new campaign called Darwaza Band starting tomorrow, May 30th, 2017.
8.      Priyanka Chopra will receive the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Academy AwardShe will be awarded this award under a new category that has been introduced by the jury – the ‘International Acclaimed Actress Award’. Priyanka will be the first recipient of this award under this category.
9.      A new glass frog species with transparent skin through which its beating heart is visible has been discovered by scientists who warn that the amphibian may already be at threat of extinction.The frog (Hyalinobatrachium yaku), discovered in the Amazonian lowlands of Ecuador has unique physical and behavioural traits.
10.  The heritage line of Delhi metro has three stations — Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid and Red Fort. The stations have been designed in accordance with the heritage of the area to provide glimpses of its rich past and vibrant present.
11.  Five MoUs were signed betweenIndia and Spain on cooperation in organ transplantation, cyber security, renewable energy, civil aviation and one between India’s Foreign Service Institute and Diplomatic Academy of Spain.
12.  Scientists at IIT Kharagpur has come up with a new technology known as ‘soil-to-soil’ manufacturing technology  for manufacturing cheaper, quicker and pollution-free. The technology is in the process of being patented..
13.  World No-Tobacco Day (WNTD) was observed across the world on 31 May. This day highlights the health risks associated with consumption all forms of tobacco and advocates for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.
14.  Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) which markets its product under the brand name ‘Amul’ has signed an MoU with ISRO for fodder acreage assessment using satellite observation and space technology.
15.  United States for the first time has successfully tested its defence system against an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).The test comes at the backdrop of US’s increased tensions with North Korea.
16.  Odisha will commission the ambitious Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) to warn the vast population residing along its 480 km-long coast in the event of the occurrence of natural disasters like a tsunami or a cyclone.
17.  Bharti Airtel has stated that it has got approvals from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) for the proposed scheme of merger with Telenor (India) Communications Private Ltd.
18.  India and Pakistan’s to become members of China-backed Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) .The admission will be formalised at the SCO’s summit to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan.
19.  Historian Ramachandra Guha has tendered his resignation as BCCI administrator citing personal reasons.He was one among the four administrators appointed by the Supreme Court on January 30 to run the affairs of BCCI.
20.  NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be launched in the summer of 2018 to explore the sun’s atmosphere.The purpose of the launch will be to study sun’s outer atmosphere and to understand how sun works.
21.  India’s Manika Batra and Mouma Das has created history by becoming the first Indian pair to reach the quarterfinals of the World Table Tennis ChampionshipsThe pair will now take on the No. 1 and 2 Chinese players, Ding Ning and Liu Shiwen in an upcoming match.
22.  The land version of the short range surface–to–surface ballistic missile Prithvi-II was successfully test-fired from a defence base off Odisha coast.The test was conducted by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Indian Army with logistics support from DRDO. The test was part of the user training exercise. The missile carrying a dummy payload was mounted on a Mobile Tatra transporter-erector Launcher (MTL).
23.  United States is set to withdraw from the historic 2015 Paris Accord as the accord was hurting his country and economy very badly.Donald Trump has held that the deal was not tough enough on India and China.
24.  India and Russia have inked 5 pacts after wide-ranging talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the visit of Prime Minister Modi to Russia.
25.  Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has announced that the second Scorpene-class submarine is ready for surface sea trials. INS Khanderi, the second Scorpene class submarine has been built at Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

 

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

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