Current Affairs of 31 May 2018
Keshav Kishore, Published On:31-May-2018
1. Pinaka rocket test-fired successfully
· The guided Pinaka Rocket was launched form Integrated Test Range at Chandipur (Odisha).
· The new form will have a range of 70 km (earlier 40 km).
· The guided rocket has been developed by Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) Pune, the RCI and the Defence Research and Development Laboratory, Hyderabad.
2. 31st May: World No Tobacco Day
· The theme of World No Tobacco Day 2018 is “tobacco and heart disease”.
· World No Tobacco has been designated by World Health Organisation (WHO).
· It encourages people worldwide to stop tobacco use at least for 24 hours.
3. Gaj Yatra in Meghalaya
· Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the wildlife Trust of India started the ‘Gaj yatra’ from Tura, Meghalaya.
· The yatra aims to raise awareness about India’s wild elephant and securing elephant corridor.
· Elephant mascots are used for generating awareness among people.
4. Microsoft is third valuable firm of world
· Microsoft has become third most valuable firm of the world with a market cap $753billion.
· It has surpassed Alphabet (Google’s parent company) recently.
· Apple is leading the world market with a market cap of $924 billion followed by Amazon with nearly $783 billion market cap.
Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB