Current Affairs 13th May 2017

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Current Affairs

Current Affairs 13th May 2017

NATIONAL:

  • Rajnath Singh chairs Northern Zonal Council meeting in Chandigarh
  • I-T dept launches new facility to link Aadhaar with PAN
  • TN Government to form a panel to study harmful ‘Seemai Karuvelam’ trees
  • Haryana govt increases disability pension of labourers
  • Election Commission of India Launches National Contact Centre
  • Ahmedabad to host a mega-event to celebrate International Yoga Day
  • Fact Box: Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS II)
  • ‘CASO’ to be Reintroduced as Part of Counter Terrorism Operations
  • IFSC at GIFT inks pact with GNLU to start course on IFSC regulations
  • Indian Navy ships; INS Karwar and Kakinada decommissioned
  • IRCTC launches cash-on-delivery for train tickets

INTERNATIONAL

  • Brazil declares end to Zika emergency

BANKING NEWS

  • Dena Bank classifies Videocon loan as ‘bad’

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY NEWS:

  • India will clock over 7.5% growth in 2017-18: Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa
  • DIPAM launches online investor facilitation platform

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:

  • NASA detects Signs of Water in a distant Neptune Sized Planet

AWARDS AND HONOURS :

  • VVS Laxman awarded honorary life membership of Marylebone Cricket Club

APPOINTMENTS:

  • V K Saraswat appointed new JNU Chancellor
  • Vinay Mohan Kwatra Appointed as Ambassador to France
  • Justice Mudgal elected head of FIFA Governance Committee
  • Aruna Sundararajan appointed as Secretary of Department of Telecommunications

SPORTS NEWS:

  • Sakshi Malik enters finals at Asian Wrestling Championship
  • NBA inaugurates academy in India
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