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May 27, 2019

27th May 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (27th May 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 27th May 2019

International Current Affairs
  • India has rejected attempts by the United States and other countries to bring in "differentiation" to deny policy space to India and other developing countries in multilateral trade pacts. 
    • India said it "cannot agree to any approach which undermines the centrality of development dimension in the WTO." 
    • South Africa and the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific coalition supported India's position.
National Current Affairs
  • Lt Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal inaugurated the Sahara Naval Hostel for the ‘Veer Naris at Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, today. 
    • The unique project steered by the Indian Navy for ‘Naval Veer Naris’ has been built in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partnership with National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC).
    • The hostel addresses a long term need felt towards rehabilitation of Naval ‘Veer Naris’ and provide them a safe and secure environment which will help them rebuild their lives.
    • The Sahara Hostel comprises compact suites equipped with all necessary amenities for dignified living, along with a common Dining Hall and a Community Hall.
  • More than 25 states and Union Territories face environmental compensation of ₹1 crore each for not submitting action plans on systematic disposal of plastic waste to the Central Pollution Control Board
    • The National Green Tribunal had ordered them to submit action plans by April 30, failing which they would have to pay a compensation at the rate of ₹1 crore/month.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Facebook is finalising plans to launch its cryptocurrency, internally named 'GlobalCoin', in about a dozen countries next year.
    • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly met Bank of England governor Mark Carney to discuss opportunities and risks involved in launching a cryptocurrency. 
  • No-frills airline SpiceJet announced the induction of a Boeing 737, taking its fleet size to 100 aircraft.
    • With this, SpiceJet became the 4th domestic airline to achieve the feat after national carrier Air India, now defunct Jet Airways and rival IndiGo.
Science & Technology
  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired the Akash-1S surface to air defence missile system.
    • This is the 2nd successful test of the missile in last two days. 
    • This is a new version of the missile fitted with an indigenous seeker.
    • Developed by the DRDO, the Akash missile system has the capability to neutralise aerial targets such as fighter jets, cruise missiles and air-to-surface missiles as well as ballistic missiles.
Awards & Honors
  • British-Sri Lankan writer Guy Gunaratne received the prestigious £30,000 Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize 2019
    • He won the award for his debut novel titled ‘In Our Mad and Furious City’.
    • Note : He was also longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker prize and won this year’s Jhalak prize for the novel. 
  • Patanjali Ayurved Limited's Managing Director and a close aide of Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, Acharya Balkrishna has received the 'UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award' on behalf of Patanjali Group of Institutions.
  • The 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival was recently held at Cannes, France. Here is the complete winners list.
    • Cannes 2019 Full Winners List
    • Palme d’Or - “Parasite,” Bong Joon-ho
    • Grand Prix - “Atlantics,” Mati Diop
    • Jury Prize (tie) - “Les Misérables” (Ladj Ly) and “Bacurau” (Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles)
    • Best Actress - Emily Beecham, “Little Joe”
    • Best Actor - Antonio Banderas, “Pain & Glory”
    • Best Director - Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, “The Young Ahmed”
    • Best Screenplay - “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” Céline Sciamma
    • Special Mention of the Jury - “It Must Be Heaven,” Elia Suleiman
    • Camera d’Or - “Our Mothers,” César Díaz
    • Short Film Palme d’Or - “The Distance Between Us And The Sky,” Vasilis Kekatos
    • Special Mention of the Jury - “Monstruo Dios,” Agustina San
    • Queer Palm (Feature) - “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” Céline Sciamma
    • Queer Palm (Short) - “The Distance Between Us And The Sky,” Vasilis Kekatos
New Appointments
  • Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) president Prem Singh Tamang today took oath as the Chief Minister of Sikkim
    • 51 year old Tamang, who took the oath in Nepali, was administered the oath by Governor Ganga Prasad at Paljor Stadium in Gangtok. 
  • Anuj Sharma, who is currently posted as ADG and IGP Operation, has been appointed as Kolkata's Commissioner of Police again.
    • Sharma will immediately take charge from Rajesh Kumar.
    • Note : Last month, the Election Commission had directed the Chief Secretary of West Bengal to appoint Kumar, the then ADG Pollution Control Board, as the commissioner.
  • Pema Khandu will be sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh on May 29.
    • This comes after Arunachal Pradesh BJP MLAs today unanimously selected Pema Khandu as the leader of BJP Legislature Party. 
    • BJP had won 41 seats in the 60-member Arunachal Pradesh Assembly.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton extended his lead at the top of the Formula One championship table after winning the Monaco Grand Prix
  • India's Apurvi Chandela won her 2nd International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Gold medal this year in Germany. 
    • Chandela, who beat China's Wang Luyao in the 10-metre Air Rifle event, had earlier registered a world record score at ISSF World Cup in New Delhi in February. 
    • Note : This was Apurvi's career's fourth ISSF medal.

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