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Important Days and Dates

World press freedom Day: May-3
Every year May 3 is celebrated as World press freedom day. It is the day to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression. UNESCO marks World Press Freedom Day by conferring the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize

Theme of 2017 World press freedom Day – “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies”

National News

  1. India successfully test-fires BrahMos land-attack missile
  • Block-III version of the missile was successfully test fired in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • The BrahMos missile flies with almost three times the speed of sound at Mach 2.8
  • It has been developed jointly with Russia.
  • BrahMos is a short-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarine, ships, aircraft, or land
  1. Gauvansh Chikitsa mobile vans launched in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Uttar Pradesh government launches ambulance service for cows – Gauvansh Chikitsa mobile vans
  • A veterinary doctor and an assistant will be present in the ambulance
  • Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh – Keshav Prasad Maurya
  1. Movie tickets in Karnataka capped at ₹200
  • It is not applicable for IMAX and 4DX halls and gold class seats
  • Chief Minister of Karnataka – Siddaramaiah (Congress)
  1. PM Modi inaugurates Patanjali Research Institute in Haridwar
  • It will be the first organisation in India to conduct clinical trials as per international standards in the field of Ayurveda.
  • Patanjali Ayurved is an Indian FMCG company.
  • Founder of Patanjali – Ramdev, Balkrishna
  1. President Pranab Mukherjee honoured the winners of the 64th National Film Awards.
  • National Film awards are awarded by Directorate of Film Festivals
  • Best Actor – Akhay Kumar (Rustom)
  • Best Actress – Surabhi Lakshmi (Minnaminungu)
  • Best Hindi Film – Neerja
  • Best Film on social issue – Pink

International News

  1. Israel shows off world’s most expensive weapon on its Independence Day.
  • F-35 jet is the most expensive weapons system in history, costing nearly $1.5 trillion
  • Three new F-35 stealth fighter jets were recently delivered by United States .
  • F35 jets are made by Lockheed Martin
  • Capital of Israel – Jerusalem
  1. Turkey backs India’s bid for permanent UNSC seat.
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan supported India’s bid for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council, even as he called for major reforms in the exclusive body.
  • There are five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – China, US, UK, France, Russia
  • Capital of Turkey –  Ankara
  • Currency of Turkey – Turkish Lira
  1. Nepal’s First woman Chief Justice suspended.
  • Chief justice Sushila Karki has been suspended after an impeachment motion filed against her was signed by members of parliament.
  • The two main parties the Maoists and the Nepali Congress have accused Sushila Karki of interference after the Supreme Court last month overturned the government’s choice for chief of police.
  • Capital of Nepal – Kathmandu
  • Prime Minister of Nepal – Pushpa Kamal Dahal
  • Currency of Nepal – Nepalese rupee

Business News

  1. Reliance Jio becomes India’s largest broadband provider
  • According to TRAI, Reliance Jio has accounted for nearly 40% of India’s broadband connections within 6 months of its launch
  • Reliance Jio accounted for 102.84 million users, the highest, followed by Bharti Airtel at 46.69 million broadband connections
  • Founder of Reliance Jio – Mukesh Ambani
  1. Wipro changes it logo after 19 years
  • Previous logo – Multi coloured Sunflower
  • New logo comprises of coloured dots representing the way the company “connects the dots” for its clients.
  • Wipro is 3rd largest IT company in India
  • Chairman of Wipro – Azim Premji

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