29 May 2017 Current Affairs
May 29-International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
The International Day of United National Peace Keepers observed on 29 May globally every year. The theme for the 2017 International Day of Un Peacekeepers is “Investing in peace Around the World”. The Aim of the day is to pay tribute to the uniformed and civilian personnel’s invaluable contribution to the work of the organization and to honour more than 3,500 peacekeepers who have lost their lives serving under the UN flag since 1948.
Ananya Kamboj selects for the FIFA Programme in Russia
Ananya Kamboj, 8th Standard student from Chandigarh has been selected as young journalist at the global Football for Friendship (F4F) Social programme in Russia. India joins the programme for the first time and 60 other countries will participate. Mission XI Million is a programme of the FIFA U – 17 World Cup India 2017. It will focus on the development of children’s football, fostering tolerance and respect for different cultures and nationalities among Children from different countries.
South Korea defeat China to win 2017 Sudirman Cup
South Korea defeated China won badminton Sudirman Cup for the first time in 28 years on 29 May, 2017. South Korea has won by 3-2 points over 10-time Champions China. It was held in Gold Coast Australia. South Korea also claimed their fourth cup in the World mixed teams competition with a Charged 21-17, 21-13 win by Choi Sol gyu and Chae Yoo-Jung in the mixed doubles match. South Korea won in mixed doubles in 1991, 1993 and 2003 respective years.
Three Odias get Sangeet Natak Akademi -2016 Awards
Three eminent personalities from Odisha odissi guru Ratikant Mohapatra, theatre director Satyabrata Raut and Pala singer Laxmidhar Raut have been selected for the prestigious Kendra Sangeet Natak Akademi – 2016 Awards. The legendary artists have been picked by the Kendra Sangeet Natak Akademi from among representatives from 30 states for the immense contribution to dance, music, theatre and other performing arts in the state.
India reports its first 3 cases of the Zika Virus
India has reported its first three cases of the Zika Virus, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies. Health Ministry Officials said that the three patients in Western Gujarat. Zika is transmitted by the day time active Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. The medical journal Lancet has said 2.6 billion people living in parts of Africa and Asia could be at risk of Zika infection, based on analysis of travel, climate and mosquito patterns in those regions. People infected by Zika Virus never get sick and symptoms are mild for those who do, so surveillance systems may have missed cases.
Prakash Javadekar launches Anti Ragging Mobile App
The Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on 29 May, 2017 launched an Anti Ragging Mobile App. It has made by University Grants Commission (UGC). This mobile app will help students to register complaints on ragging. This app will work android system and students can login and register their complaints. One had to register a complaint against ragging and records showed that that timely action has resulted in the decrease in such cases.
Sebastian Vettel wins Monaco Grand Prix
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has won Monaco Grand Prix, was held on 28 May, 2017. The race was held at Circuit de Monaco, La Condamine and Monte Carlo, Monaco. The second place in the race was secured by Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. The third place was secured by Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo. The gap in the drivers Championship between Vettel and Lewis Hamilton has been extended by 25 points as Hamilton settled for a seventh place. Vettel Completed this race in 1 hour 44 minutes and 44.340 seconds only.
Pune city Police receive FICCI smart Policing award
The Pune City Police have received the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) Smart Police Award for the year 2017. Pune Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla received the award from BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi during a Programme Organised by FICCI and Vivekananda International Foundation on Homeland security in Delhi. The program focussed on the use of modern technology for countering internal security issues.
Defence Minister inaugurtes DRDO’s Aeronautical Test Range in Karnataka
Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated the Defence Research and Development organisation (DRDO)’s new Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) in Karnataka. The ATR is a facility under the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) which Works on a range of Unmanned air Vehicles (UAV);s It will be an integrated test center for the DRDO’s cluster of aeronautical laboratories like IISC, ISRO, BABA Nuclear Research organisation most of them in Bengaluru.
BSF Officer Summit Mount Everest a record 6th time
Uttarakhand Mountaineer, Border Security Force (BSF) Officer Loveraj Singh Dharmshaktu become the first Indian to summit Mount Everest a record six times. The mountaineer, a Padma Shri Awardee who Works as an assistant commandant with the BSF in Dehradun. Nehru institute of Mountaineering, the premier institute of mountaineering under the ministry of defence in Uttarkashi, confirmed that Dharmshaktu is the first Indian to summit the peak six times.
Dailong Village in Manipur declared Biodiversity Heritage Site
The Manipur government has declared Dailong Village of Tamenglong district as a Biodiversity Heritage Site of the State. Dailong Village, covering an area of 11.35 sq km, has been declared as Biodiversity Heritage Site under Section 37 (1) of Biological Diversity Act, 2002. The declaration was made after the recommendation of Manipur Biodiversity Board, the state government has stated in the notification.