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May 28, 2017

28th May 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (28th May 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 28th May 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (28th May) is Menstrual hygiene day.
    • This is an annual awareness day which aims to break taboos and raise awareness about the importance of good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) for women and
      adolescent girls worldwide.
    • Theme of Menstrual hygiene day 2017 :  “Education about Menstruation Changes Everything.”
National Current Affairs
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed India's first three cases of Zika virus infections, all from the same area in Ahmedabad. 
    • The first detection was made in February 2016, the second was reported in November 2016, and third in January 2017.  
    • About Zika Virus :
      • The Zika virus is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, that breeds in fresh water and bites during the day. 
      • The virus causes birth defects and neurological problems like microcephaly (which leads to unusually small heads in babies) and Guillain-Barre syndrome (disorder that causes paralysis). 
      • Its symptoms are mild fever, skin rash, muscle and joint pain, headache and body ache.
Science & Technology
  • Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the US Defence Ministry will try to shoot down an Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) for the first time in a test next week.
    • The goal is to simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the US homeland, officials said. Notably, the US interceptor has succeeded only once in the last four non-ICBM attempts.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Indian tax laws are perceived to be second most complex in the Asia Pacific region, a Deloitte survey has recently announced. 
    • India ranks only after China in having most complex jurisdiction for taxation and most complicated requirements of tax. 
    • Top 6 in the Tax Complexity Index :
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • Indonesia 
      • South Kore
  • Delhi's taxi drivers have launched their own taxi app called 'Sewa Cab' to take on Uber and Ola. 
    • The service, which offers fares starting from ₹5 per km, was announced during the drivers' strikes protesting a decrease in incentives given by existing ride-hailing services.
Awards & Honors
  • 12-year-old Padmalaya Nanda from Odisha is set to represent India at the Little Miss Universe beauty pageant, to be held in Georgia, US from 31st May to 6th June 2017.
    • She is one of the 16 contestants who were selected from across the world. 
    • Note : She  has also been nominated to represent India at the Little Miss World contest in Greece.
  • Allman Brothers Band Co-founder Gregg Allman (69) passed away today. 
    • Allman's band played a key role in pioneering Southern rock music in the 1970s. 
    • Note : The band received the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2012.
Sports Current Affairs
  • India's CA Bhavani Devi has won the Gold medal in the Sabre event of the Turnoi Satellite Fencing Championship held at Reykjavik in Iceland.
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