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May 31, 2017

30th May 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (30th May 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 30th May 2017

International Current Affairs
  • In a crackdown on child sex tourism, Australia will ban convicted paedophiles from leaving Australia and cancel their passports. 
    • The new laws, to be introduced in Parliament, will apply to convicts while they are on the offenders' register.
    • Paedophile meaning : a person who is sexually attracted to children.
National Current Affairs
  • Today is Hindi Journalism Day.
    • On this day in the year 1826, the first Hindi newspaper of India called Udant Martand (The Rising Sun) was edited and published. 
    • With this, the Hindi Journalism completed its 187 years in India.
  • Goa is celebrating its 30th Statehood Day today.
    • It was on this day in 1987 that Goa became the 25th state of India.
    • It was a Union Territory along with Daman and Diu from December 1961 onwards when Goa was liberated from the colonial rule.
  • The government is going to bring 14 new categories, including acid attack survivors, under the Disability Act, 2016
    • Currently, it provides benefits to seven categories including blindness, hearing impairment, mental illness and leprosy
    • The new categories which will be added include muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, dwarfism, thalassemia, multiple disabilities (two or more disabilities).
  • The government today launched the 'Darwaza Band' campaign supported by the World Bank, to promote the use of toilets and freedom from open defecation across the country. 
    • Note : Several Bollywood actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Anushka Sharma will help promote the campaign.
  • Goa CM Manohar Parrikar today announced that buying or selling of plastic bags in the state will be an offence from July and defaulters can be fined up to ₹5,000 for it.
  • In support of the Indian Army, Cricketer Gautam Gambhir has started a campaign titled #SoldierSelfies.
    • Under this campaign he asked people to take selfies with soldiers and post them on social media with the above hashtag.
  • Mumbai MLA Bharati Lavekar has launched India's first digital bank for sanitary pads on the occasion of World Menstrual Hygiene Day on Sunday.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon put into circulation new notes in One Rupee denomination while existing notes and coins will continue to be legal tender.
    • Features of this new Rupee Note :
      • The new notes, printed by the Government of India, will be predominantly pink-green in colour
      • The design on the reverse side will consist of the picture of 'Sagar Samrat', the oil exploration platform.
      • The notes will have the watermark of Ashoka Pillar in the window.
      • The notes will have the hidden numeral '1' in the centre and the hidden word 'Bharat' (in Hindi) vertically arranged on the right. 
      • They will also feature a replica of new one rupee coin with ₹ symbol of 2017.
  • Russia's largest bank Sberbank is going to deliver cash via drones, its Deputy Chairman Stanislav Kuznetsov has announced today. 
    •  The cash delivered through the drones would come with certain security features like permanent ink taint to catch the thieves red-handed.
Awards & Honors
  • 6th Lonely Planet India Travel Awards 
    • Thailand was named the world's best destination for relaxation
    • Austria was named the Best destination for Romance
    • Spain was named the Best destination for food and drink 
    • Japan was named the Best destination for culture
    • Singapore was named the Best family destination.
New Appointments
  • The UN has appointed Indian Supreme Court advocate and human rights lawyer Indira Jaising to lead a probe into alleged rape, torture, and killings by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state. 
Deaths
  • Yoshie Oka (86), the first person to raise the alarm outside Hiroshima that the Japanese city had been hit by an atomic bomb, has died today.
    • Oka, who was then 14 years old, was working in Hiroshima as a communications operator at an underground command centre of the Imperial Japanese Army. 
  • Veteran Telugu director-actor Dasari Narayana Rao (75) passed away. 
    • The two-time National Award-winning filmmaker has directed over 140 films. 
    • He is known for films like 'Premabhishekam', 'Meghasandesham', 'Osey Ramulamma' and 'Tata Manavadu'. 
    • Note : He held the record for directing the most number of films.
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