30th May 2018 Current Affairs – GK Today
1. The Ministry of Women and Child and Development, Government of India has signed an MoU with Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Uttar Pradesh, in New Delhi, for management of Home of Widows at Sunrakh Bangar, Vrindavan.
2. The Ministry of Power has launched a web portal and an app called PRAAPTI (Payment Ratification and Analysis in Power procurement for bringing Transparency in Invoicing of generators).
3. Microsoft has surpassed Alphabet, the parent company of Google, to become the third most valuable firm after Apple and Amazon globally.
4. Credit rating agency Moody’s slashed India’s GDP forecast in 2018 to 7.3 percent from 7.5 percent earlier.
5. Union Tribal Affairs Minister, Shri Jual Oram launched an exhibition cum sale event, ‘The PANKHA’ (Hand-fans), created by TRIFED in New Delhi.
6. The country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) has increased its fixed deposit interest rates on select tenures. The range of hike in the rates starts from 0.05 percent (5 bps or basis points) to 0.25 percent (25 bps).
7. Facebook has entered into a partnership with National Commission for Women (NCW) to launch a digital literacy programme aimed at training 60,000 women in universities across India on safe use of the Internet.
8. HDFC Bank MD Aditya Puri is the only Indian in the Barron’s list of Top 30 Global CEOs for 2018.
9. Indian botanist Kamaljit S. Bawa was received the prestigious Linnean Medal in Botany from the Linnean Society of London. Dr. Bawa is the first Indian to win the award.
10. Kerala cartoonist Thomas Antony has won an international award, in the best caricature category at the 13th edition of the World Press Cartoon awards in Lisbon, Portugal.
11. Yuvraj Singh has been awarded the ‘most inspiring icon of the year for Social Welfare” award by the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF) for his exemplary contribution in the field of social welfare.
12. Top discus thrower Vikas Gowda, the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, has retired from the sport.