Current Affairs May – 22, 2017
CURRENT AFFAIRS MAY – 22, 2017
E-CLASSES IN MAHARASHTRA BY DECEMBER 2018:
Maharashtra Chief Minister M Devendra Fadnavis announced that state will digitize all government schools by December 2018. Under the plan, schools will be equipped with modern technology to make teaching interactive.
Maharashtra capital: Mumbai
Maharashtra Governor: C Vidyasagar Rao (Additional charge with Tamilnadu)
172ND OPEC MEETING AT VIENNA:
172nd Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting will be held at Vienna, Austria on May 25th. Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will participate in behalf of India.
OPEC Headquarter: Vienna, Austria
Total Country in OPEC: 13 as of 2017
NORTH KOREA TEST FIRED BALLISTIC MISSILE “PUKGUKSONG-2”:
North Korea successfully tested the missile “Pukguksong-2”, a land based version of Pyongyang’s submarine weapon using solid fuel for immediate firing in the army. President Kim Jong-Un approved the deployment of this weapon in the army.
Currency: North Korean won
TRUMP VISITS TO ISRAEL:
US President Donald Trump visit Israel counterparts are part of his first trip abroad as president and follows a visit to Saudi Arabia. President Donald Trump visits Jerusalem to seek ways to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.
Israeli Prime Minister: Benjamin Netanyahu
Capital of Israel: Jerusalem
Currency: Israeli new shekel
BANKING & BUSINESS
DBS BANK HAS PARTNERSHIP WITH THREE LIFE INSURERS:
Singapore-headquarter DBS Bank has become the first bank in India to adopt a new open architecture model with three life insurers on a single platform.
This is expected to give its clients the freedom to choose using an analytics driven, intelligent and interactive process.
3 life insurers: Aviva India Life, Birla Sun Life and Tata AIA Life
DBS Bank CEO: Piyush Gupta
DBS Bank Chairman: Peter Seah Lim Huat
PRESIDENT ROUHANI RE-ELECTED IN IRAN:
Iran President Hassan Rouhani won the presidential election in Iran. This was his second term as President of Iran.
Prime Minister of Iran: Ali Khamenei
Capital & Currency: Tehran and Iranian rial
BANK BOARD BUREAU MEMBER H N SINOR WITHDRAWS RESIGNATION:
Veteran banker H N Sinor who was offered to quit as non-official member of Bank Board Bureau (BBB), now decided to ‘re-engage’ with the Bureau after the discussion with Vinod Rai, Chairman of Bank Board Bureau.
RAVI KARUNANAYAKE APPOINTED AS NEW FOREIGN MINISTER OF SRILANKA:
Srilanka President Maithripala Sirisena replaced Mangala Samaraweera from Foreign Minister to new Finance Minister. Ravi Karunanayake, from Finance Ministry, to new Foreign Minister.
Prime Minister of Srilanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe
Capitals: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
DEVESHWAR, SOUMITRA CHATTERJEE CONFERRED BENGAL’S HIGHEST CIVILIAN AWARD:
Thespian Soumitra Chatterjee and India’s longest serving boss Y.C. Deveshwar were conferred the Banga Samman, West Bengal’s highest civilian award, by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
NASA NAMES BACTERIA AFTER ABDUL KALAM
Scientists at NASA have named a new organism discovered by them after the much-loved Former president of India, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The name of the bacterium is Solibacillus kalamii, the species name is after Dr. Abdul Kalam and genus name is Solibacillus which is a spore-forming bacteria.
MUMBAI INDIANS LIFT IPL 10 TITLE
Mumbai Indians won the final of IPL10 against Pune Supergiant. Mumbai Indians won the third IPL cup out of 10 IPL seasons. It is held in Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad.
Mumbai Indians captain: Rohit Sharma
Pune Supergiant: Steve Smith
IPL 10 Awards:
Orange Cap: David Warner (Sunrise Hyderabad)
Purple Cap: Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Sunrise Hyderabad))
Emerging Player Award – Basil Thampi (Gujarat Lions)
Real Madrid won La Liga title after 5 years:
Real Madrid won against Malaga and claim 33rd League La Liga title in La Rosaleda, Spain.
‘AIRLIFT’ HERO MATTHUNNY MATHEWS PASSES AWAY:
Prominent Indian businessman Matthunny Mathews who was instrumental in the safe evacuation of stranded Indians during the Iraqi invasion in 1990, passed away in Kuwait.