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Current Affairs of 27th May

Anjali Singh, Published On:27-May-2019


                      Current affairs

1.The School of Gender Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Hyderabad, undertook a study led by Professor U. Vindhya and students Nilanjana Ray and Ujithra Ponhhia, in collaboration with government departments and non­government agencies, to explore the impact of the Kalyana Lakshmi and Shadi Mubarak schemes in Telangana and Chandranna Pelli Kanuka in Andhra Pradesh.

  • A report of the exploratory study, titled ‘Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Schemes and Child Marriages in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana’ was released during the recent convocation at TISS

2.‘Padmavathi Parinayam’, the celestial wedding of Lord Srinivasa with princess Padmavathi, will now be performed in front of our eyes.

  • The technology superimposes a computer generated image on a user’s view of the real world. Apart from a ‘darshan’, pilgrims will now be able to view the digitised ‘wedding’

3.Low ­cost carrier SpiceJet announced the induction of a Boeing 737–NG aircraft, taking its fleet size to 100 aircraft.

  • It is the fourth airline in the country to reach the milestone. The airline said it had added as many as 23 planes in just over a month.
  • SpiceJet’s fleet includes 68 Boeing 737s, 30 Bombardier Q­400s and two B737 freighters.

4.Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone will set up its first container terminal outside India in Myanmar at an estimated cost of USD 290 million (over Rs 2,000 crore).

  • The company signed an agreement to develop and operate a container terminal at Yangon Port in Myanmar.
  • Construction for phase one of the project will commence next month and will be completed by June 2021. It is a two-phase project.

5.Russia launched the world’s largest nuclear-powered icebreaker, which would open commercial opportunities for the country in the northern sea route.

  • The ceremonial launch of "Ural", Russia Rosatom Atomic Energy Corporation which is the main equipment supplier for India's Kudankulam nuclear power plant, has completed another step towards ensuring all-year round navigability of the Northern Sea Route.
  • Ural is one the three ships that when completed will be the largest and most powerful icebreakers in the world.

             Appointment and Resignation

6.Badminton Association of India president Himanta Biswa Sarma has been elected vice­ president of the Badminton Asia Council (BAC).

  • BAC president Anton Subowo also appointed BAI secretary (Tournaments) Omar Rashid deputy chairman of Badminton Asia’s development committee.
  • Sudhakar Vemuri will assume charge as BAC technical committee deputy chairman.

7.Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Ajoy Kumar resigned from his post.

  • He handed over his resignation letter to the party's state unit in-charge R P N Singh.

8.Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) president Prem Singh Tamang, popularly known as P S Golay, took oath as the chief minister of Sikkim.

  • Eleven SKM MLAs were also administered the oath by Governor Ganga Prasad at Paljor Stadium.
  • Golay, who is not a member of the state assembly at present as he did not contest the polls, was elected as the SKM Legislature Party leader

                      Awards and Recognition

9.The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Professor Balram Bhargava wins the 2019 Dr Lee Jongwook Memorial Prize for Public Health at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva.

  • He bagged the award for his achievements as a clinician, innovator, researcher and trainer


10.Former Prime Minister and close adviser to Thailand’s revered royals Prem Tinsulanonda passed away.

  • He was a top aide to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and helped cement the unshakeable bond between the monarchy and the military.

11.Bollywood veteran action director Veeru Devgan, father of actor Ajay Devgan, passed away.

  • He was 85 years old. Apart from directing action sequences, he had directed the 1999 film 'Hindustan Ki Kasam', starring Ajay and megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

                           Important Days

12.Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi paid homage to former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 55th death anniversary on 27th May.

  • Former president Pranab Mukherjee, former vice president Hamid Ansari, former prime minister Manmohan Singh also paid homage to the late prime minister at the Shanti Vaan.


13.Apurvi Chandela was brilliant in winning her second gold medal of the season, dominating the women’s air rifle on the opening day of the shooting World Cup

Source: The Hindu, The Economic Times, The Indian Express, Press Information Bureau website

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