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Daily Current affairs for May 23rd to 25 , 2017 ( English)

1.       India recently became the second largest producer of steel in the World. China stands at the top in the world.
2.       Rohan Chakravarthy , the Indian wild life and environment cartoonist won the 2017 WWF International President Award
3.       R. Vaishali won the women’s title at the Asian Continental Blitz Chess Championship in Chengdu, China
4.       The 70th World Health Assembly recently commenced at Geneva, Switzerland
5.       Madhya Pradesh Government has ordered an indefinite ban on sand mining in Narmada River
6.       PM Modi has inaugurated and laid foundation stone for various projects of the Kandla port in Kutch district of Gujarat on 22nd may 2017.
7.       PM Modi inaugurated the 52nd annual meeting of African development Bank ( ADB) in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
8.       Dharmendra Pradhan, the minister of  state (in-charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas in May 2017, co-chaired the 2nd India –OPEC  Institutional Dialogue at the Organisation of the Petroleum exporting Countries  held in Vienna, Australia.
9.       The two day Start  Up India Summit was Convened in United Arab Emirates.
10.   Online payment app Paytm has recently announced to offer 4% interest on savings.
11.   The United States has issued a travel advisory , cautioning its citizen from travelling to Pakistan
12.   Madhya Pradesh Govt has signed an MOU with IIT Kharagpur to devise Happiness Index.
13.   Neema Bhagat was elected as the Mayor of East Delhi Municipal Corporation.
14.   Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has flagged of India’s first high speed and feature rich train ‘Tejas Express’ that runs between Mumbai and Goa.
15.   Interpol has issued an arrest notice for fugitive former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli to face charges he engaged in political espionage during his  term (2009-2014 )
16.   The United Nations has released the first draft of its treaty that would legally prohibit the possessions of Nuclear Weapons.
17.   The Upcoming Bollywood biopic  “ Sachin: A billion dreams” on cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar , would become tax free in Odisha.
18.   Roger Moore (89), the former James bond star has passed away due to cancer.
19.   The Ministry of Women and Child development has recently released a reader titled – ‘Raising Happy Children and providing safe Childhoods”.
20.   Ravichandran Ashwin has won the CEAT International Cricketer of the year 2017 award.
21.   May 23- World Turtle Day is observed every year .
22.   Haulianlal Guite , authored the book titled” confessions of a dying mind : The blind faith of atheism “
23.   Dubai has recently recruited robot police officer Robocop in its police force.
24.   The football club “ Real Madrid “ won the La Liga title for the record of 33rd time.
25.   World’s smallest nation “ Nauru “ ratified the International Solar Alliance Pact.
26.   The Ethiopian Politician Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was recently appointed as the Director General of WHO.
27.   The NHRC( National  Human Rights Commission ) has issued a notice to the state of Jharkhand over the alleged abduction and recruitment of children by Maoists.
28.   Kashish Queer film festival recently started in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
29.   The badminton player PV Sindhu was recently inducted in the Badminton World Federation(BWF)Athletes Commission.
30.   Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda was resigned recently.

31.   Lenin Moreno was elected as the President of Ecuador.
32.   Egypt has blocked 21 media websites .
33.   Al –Jazeera, the renowned newschannel has been blocked by three Arab Nations.
34.   For the first time Jain Community was represented in India’s minority Panel.
35.   The Union Cabinet has approved MoU between India and Spain in the field of Organ Transplant Services
36.   India has signed a joint declaration with Germany for co-operation in the field of Alternative medicine.
37.    The Union cabinet recently approved setting up of a new All India Institute of medical sciences in Kamrup, Assam.
38.   The 2.5 %  of Central Road Fund that would be allocated for development and maintenance of National Waterways, as approved by the Union cabinet.
39.In Nilgiris, the incredibly rare Arisaema translucens , more commonly known as cobra lily has rediscovered after a gap of 84 years.

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