31st May 2018 Current Affairs – GK Today
1. World No Tobacco Day is observed on 31st May. This year theme is ‘Tobacco and heart disease’.
2. The 13th edition of bilateral biannual military exercise, between India and Nepal Armies commenced at Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand.
3. India has released 33.10 Crore rupees to Nepal towards cost of two road packages of Birgunj-Thori Road being implemented under Postal Highway Projects in Nepal with Government of India’s grant assistance.
4. Yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali has launched a messaging application, “Kimbho”.
5. The Government of India and the World Bank signed a $500 million loan agreement to provide additional financing for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Rural Roads Project.
6. The Third Home Affairs’ Dialogue between India and U.K. was held in New Delhi.
7. Ministry of Railways conducted a one day workshop “Mission Raftaar” aimed at raising the average speed of freight trains and coaching trains in New Delhi.
8. The First biannual IAF Commanders’ Conference of 2018 was inaugurated by Defence Minister at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan) in New Delhi.
9. Indian Oil Corporation has emerged as India’s most profitable state-owned company for the second consecutive year.
10. The Pacific Fleet announces that 26 nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 27 to Aug. 2, 2018, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The theme of RIMPAC 2018 is “Capable, Adaptive, Partners”.
11. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $375 million loan for a project that will contribute to doubling farming incomes in Madhya Pradesh by expanding irrigation networks and system efficiency.
12. President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday presented the ‘Santokbaa Humanitarian Award’ to Noble Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and ISRO Chairman S Kiran Kumar.
13. Kendrick Lamar became the first hip-hop act to win a Pulitzer Prize in music for his acclaimed 2017 album DAMN.