26 May 2017 Current Affairs
Anurag Tripathy Appointed as Secretary of CBSE
Senior bureaucrat Anurag Tripathy was on 25 May, 2017 appointed as the secretary of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Tripathy, a 1998 batch officer of Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS), has been appointed to the post for a period of five years, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training. The CBSE is a notional school education board. It also conducts IIT JEE and NEET exams for engineering and medicine admission.
Google India head Rajan Anandan appointed IAMAI Chairman
Google’s Vice-President for South East Asia and India, Rajan Anandan appointed as new Chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India co-founder and Chief executive officer. Make My Trip Chairman and Group CEO Deep Kalra will be the Vice Chairman. Facebook’s managing director for India and South Asia. Umang Bedi will be the new treasurer. Subho Ray will continue to be the President of IAMAI.
J&K agriculture minister launches e-plant clinics
The Jammu and Kashmir agriculture minister launched an e-plant clinic service for farmers with the aim to double farmer’s income by 2022. The Department of Agriculture in collaboration with centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) has set up 15 plant clinics in Samba, Kathua and Jammu. Under the “Plantwise” programme of CABI, 22 officials have been trained as plant doctors to diagnose various plant diseases in the Jammu region.
HCL to host Asian Junior Tennis Championship 2017
Hindustan Computers Limited (HCL) to host the Asian Junior Tennis Championship 2017, the most reputed tennis championship in the Asia. The Championship is being held in association with the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association and under the support of International Tennis Federation (ITF), Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) and All India Tennis Association (AITA). Different players from 11 countries Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, Hong-Kong, Malaysia, China, Sri Lanka, Iran and India are participating in the Championshi
PM Modi inaugurates India’s longest bridge in Asom
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 May, 2017 inaugurated India’s longest bridge in Asom. It was built in Assam over the Lohit River, a tributary of Brahmaputra. The bridge will span 9.15 km to connect two small towns, Dhola at the river’s South bank and Sadiya in the north. The previous holder of the all-India record for bridge length, the Bandra Worli Sea link in Mumbai is 5.6 km long. The commemoration of three year anniversary of NDA govt time in power and one year anniversary of the BJP govt in Assam the inauguration was held.
Union Environment Ministry bans sale of Cattle for Slaughter
The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests recently ban the sale of all kinds of cattle for slaughter across India. The rules were issued under the prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. It requires anyone purchasing cattle to provide an undertaking that the animals are bought for agricultural purposes and not for slaughter. The Definition of Cattle includes balls, bollocks, cows, buffalos, steers, calves and camels. The new rule will be implemented in the next three months.
New Book on Virat Kohli’s Winning Formula Revealed by Abhirup Bhattacharya
A new book “Winning Like Virat Think and Succeed Like Kohli” by Abhirup Bhattacharya, unravels the secrets of the cricketer’s consistent form, while attempting decode his philosophy towards life. In this book, the writer etches Virat’s success curve by using statistics that chart his performances and anecdotes from his predecessors and contemporaries in the game. According to Bhattacharya, it is only Virat Kohli who has managed to enjoy fandom that comes ever close to the popularity of Sachin Tendulkar.
Punjab “Supercop” KPS Gill dies at 82
Punjab Supercop KPS Gill, often credited with rooting out militancy in Punjab Died in the hospital Sir Ganga Ram in Delhi. He was 82. The former Director General of Police (DGD) of Punjab was admitted to the hospital. .He was suffering from and stage kidney failure and significant ischemic heart disease. Gill served twice as the DGP of Punjab, is credited with having brought the Punjab insurgency under control. He was retired in 1995.
UP CM launches JE Vaccination drive in 38 districts
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on 25 May, 2017 launched a massive immunization drive in 38 districts of the state to eradicate Japanese Encephalitis (JE) This anti-encephalitis drive was launched from Kushinagar district. The government has also involved all the voluntary and social organisations in these JE Prone districts. CM Yogi also launched a toll free number to get or provide any information about encephalitis. The num is 18001805544.
Egypt blocks 21 Media Websites, including Al-Jazeera
Egypt has blocked 21 media websites including the main website of Qatar based Al-Jazeera news channel for allegedly supporting terrorism, as per reports by one of the countries local news agencies. According to sources, the blocked websites also include some Egypt focussed Websites hosted abroad such as Masr Al Arabia. There claims from the Egyptian Government that the websites are being financed by Qatar. They were blocked inside Egypt of having content that supports terrorism and extremism.
2017 NATO Summit held in Belgium
The 28th Edition of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit has started in Brussels, Belgium on May 24 and 25, 2017. The top agenda of the meeting was terrorism. It also expected that NATO is to join the US led anti Islamic State Coalition (IS). The main aim is to fight against Islamist terrorism. The 2018 NATO Summit will be held in IStanbul. Turkey, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee was petr Pavel. It was formed on 4th April 1949.