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May 26, 2018

26th May 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (26th May 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 26th May 2018

National Current Affairs
  • Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh) became the hottest place in India as the temperature hit 47.5°C today. 
  • Manipur has become the first state in north east and third in India to get Solar Toilets, which were inaugurated at Ibudhou Marjing Hill, Heingang.  
    • Note : Earlier the installation had taken place in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
New Appointments
  • BJP Kerala unit President Kummanam Rajasekharan was today appointed as the Governor of Mizoram
    • He is known for launching agitations against caste hierarchy and leading the 1983 Nilakkal Movement, which was aimed at protecting temple lands from encroachment.
  • Professor Ganeshi Lal has been appointed as the new Governor of Odisha
    • He is currently the President of the BJP Disciplinary Committee.
    • He will be replacing Governor Satya Pal Malik, who had been given additional charge of the state in March this year. 
  • The Caribbean island of Barbados has elected Mia Mottley as its first female Prime Minister since gaining independence from the UK in 1966. 
    • Mottley's Barbados Labour Party won all 30 seats in the country's Parliament, coming to power for the first time in a decade
  • Senior bureaucrat Sushil Chandra has been given one-year extension as Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) till May 2019. 
    • This is his second extension after taking over as CBDT chief on November 1, 2016. 
  • NITI Aayog on Friday announced the signing of a Statement of Intent (SoI) with Bollywood Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, to collaborate and support NITI's flagship initiative, the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP).
    • The agreement was signed in the presence of Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog by Anna Roy, Adviser (Industry), NITI Aayog and Sushant Singh Rajput.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Tata Consultancy Services' (TCS) market capitalisation surged past the ₹7 trillion mark today, making it the first Indian company to achieve this milestone
    • This comes a month after TCS surged past the $100 billion mark, becoming the second Indian company to achieve the milestone.
  • India's third-largest state-run lender Bank of Baroda (BoB) posted a net loss of ₹3,102 crore for the quarter ended March 31. 
    • This compares to a profit of ₹155 crore reported by the bank in the corresponding quarter last year. 
    • Gross bad loans as a percentage of total loans rose to 12.26%, compared with 11.31% in the preceding quarter.
Science & Technology
  • According to the RSA Quarterly Fraud report for January-March period, India is the 3rd most targeted country for Phishing Scams.
    • Top 10 Countries in the List :
      • Canada
      • United States
      • India 
      • Brazil 
      • Netherlands
      • Colombia
      • Spain
      • Mexico
      • Germany
      • South Africa
Books & Authors
  • Pakistan has summoned ex-ISI chief Asad Durrani over a book he co-authored with India's ex-RAW chief AS Dulat, accusing him of 'violating' military code of conduct. 
    • The duo wrote the book titled 'The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace' which released on Wednesday. 
    • In the book, Durrani suggested Pakistan mishandled the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.
  • Actress Geeta Kapoor (57) who starred in the 1972 film 'Pakeezah', passed away in an old age home.
Sports Current Affairs
  • The official song for the 2018 FIFA World Cup titled 'Live It Up', sung by American actor-rapper Will Smith, singer Nicky Jam and Albanian pop star Era Istrefi, has been released.  
    • Important Note : The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held during 14th June to 15th July 2018 at Russia.
  • Delhi-based I-League second division club, Sudeva Football Club, became the first Indian club to acquire a European football club after it bought Spanish third division league team, CD Olimpic de Xativa
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