CURRENT AFFAIRS 28 MAY, 2017 : G7 leaders make progress on trade


JSPL commissions Odisha’s biggest integrated steel plant:

Jindal steel power plant commissions the Odisha’s biggest integrated steel plant.

The state steel plant of JSP is inaugurated by the Odisha Chief Minister. It would provide direct employment to around 30,000 people and indirect jobs to many others.

Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik

Capital: Bhuvaneshwar

Governor: S C Jamir

Paragliding festival to resume at Yelagiri next year:

The state government will take steps to resume the international paragliding festival in Yelagiri Hills next year, said K C Veeramani, minister for commercial taxes, at the inauguration two-day summer festival at Yelagiri Hills.

Himachal Pradesh in North India is the place where paragliding festival takes place in our country.

Venkaiah Naidu, Arvind Kejriwal jointly inaugurates Heritage Line stretch of Delhi Metro:

The Heritage Line stretch of Delhi Metro is expected to take considerable load off Chandni Chowk and Chawri Bazar stations of Yellow Line.

The new metro line which has four stations: Kashmere Gate, Dilli Gate, Jama Masjid and Lal Quila.



53rd Anniversary of Nehru celebrated:

Congress president Sonia Gandhi pays homage to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 53rd death anniversary at Shanti Van in New Delhi.  





G7 leaders make progress on trade:

Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations pledged to fight protectionism.

However, the United States remained isolated from the other six G7 nations over climate change, demanding more time to decide whether to honour its commitments to reduce carbon emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreements.


European Council President: Donald Tusk

Canadian Prime Minister: Justin Trudeau

German Chancellor: Angela Merkel

U.S. President: Donald Trump

Italian Prime Minister: Paolo Gentiloni

French President: Emmanuel Macron

Japanese President: Shinzo Abe

Banking & Business

EPFO gives nod to hike in stock investment to 15 per cent:


The Employees Provident Fund Organisation has approved hike in investment limit in exchange traded funds (ETFs) to 15 per cent, from the existing 10 per cent.

Union Labour Minister: Bandaru Dattatreya

Apple opens first official store in South East Asia:

Apple opened its first Southeast Asia store in Singapore.

Currency: Singapore dollar

Capital: Singapore

Prime Minister: Lee Hsien Loong

Science & Technology

Indian researchers developed 3D bioprinted cartilage:


It is the first time that permanent cartilage similar to natural ones has been developed by Indian researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.


Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia is now director general of WHO:

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia was voted director general of World health organisation. The first African to head this agency.

Currency: Ethiopian birr

Prime Minister: Hailemariam Desalegn

Capital: Addis ababa

Canada opposition picks young to take on Justin Trudeau:

The 38-year-old Andrew Scheer will be the face of opposition Conservatives in 2019 election against the Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

Capital: Ottawa

Currency: US Dollar


Javelin thrower Rohit fails dope test:

Young Javelin thrower Rohit Yadav, 16, is set to be stripped of the silver that he won at the Asian youth athletics championship after he tested positive for the banned substance Stanozolol.



Silver for Arjun, Anmol:

Arjun Babuta won silver in the 10m air rifle event of the 27th Meeting of Shooting Hope International Junior competition in Plzen.

Anmol Jain also won silver in the 50m free pistol category.


Ai Miyazato to quit at the end of the season:

Former women’s World No. 1 Ai Miyazato of Japan will retire from professional golf at the end of the 2017 season.

Capital: Tokyo

Currency: Yen

Borussia Dortmund beat Eintracht Frankfurt to win German Cup:

It was the first time that Borussia Dortmund won a trophy.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a cheeky penalty for Borussia Dortmund to win the German Cup final over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Location: Borussia Dortmund, Germany

Currency: Euro

Capital: Berlin

Stan Wawrinka retains Geneva Open title:

World number three Stan Wawrinka stormed back from a set down to beat German qualifier Mischa Zverev and retain the men’s title in Geneva Open title.

Stan Wawrinka: Switzerland


Abhimanyu Vannemreddy grabs Junior French Open 2017:

Abhimanyu Vannemreddy earned a wildcard entry into Junior French Open with a fighting win over Hikaru Shiraishi in the final of Rendez-Vous.

Abhimanyu Vannemreddy:Tennis