ii. He will take part in the 4th Indo-German Inter-governmental Consultations. Mr. Modi will be the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Spain in almost 30 years.
- Capital of Germany is Berlin and its President is Frank-Walter Steinmeier
- Madrid is the Capital of Spain and its PM is Mariano Rajoy
- The Capital of Russia is Moscow its Currency is Russian rubleand President is Vladimir Putin
- The Capital of France is Paris, its President is Emmanuel Macron and Prime minister is Edouard Philippe.
International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers: 29th May
ii. The day was established to Honour the memory of the UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the cause of peace and pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in UN peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication and courage.
iii. The theme for the 2017 International Day of UN Peacekeepers is “Investing in Peace Around the World".
- The first UN peacekeeping mission was established in 1948
- The name "United Nations", coined by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt was first used in the Declaration by United Nations of 1 January 1942
- On 24 October 1945, The United Nations officially comes into existence
- Antonio Guterres is the Secretary-General of United Nations
- United Nations is headquartered in New York.
ii. About 5,058 residents of the city came together to achieve the feat at the venue which was a bridge that connected Akota, an urban area.
iii. The large-scale event saw about 50,000 people in attendance as they cheered and rendered their support to the participants. The event was organised as a tribute to prime minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ initiative.
- Indore was the the Cleanest city in India
- Gonda was the dirtiest city in India
- The capital of Gujarat is Gandhinagar
- Om Prakash Kohli is the current governor of Gujarat.
ii. Pune Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla received the award from BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi during a program organized by FICCI and Vivekanand International Foundation on Homeland Security in Delhi.
iii. The program focused on the use of modern technology for countering internal security issues.
- FICCI full form is Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries
- President of FICCI is Pankaj R Patel.
ii. The declaration was made after the recommendation of Manipur Biodiversity Board, the state government has stated in the notification.
- CM of Manipur is N. Biren Singh and the governor is Dr. Najma Hptulla
- The Keibul Lamjao National Park is situated in Manipur.
ii. ISRO will be launching the GSLV Mark III, earlier named Launch Vehicle Mark (LVM)-3, a heavy launch capability launcher, on June 5, 2017 from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
China launches satellite navigation positioning system
ii. The system consists of 2,700 base stations, a national database centre and 30 provincial level database centers.
iii. The system, featuring faster speed, higher accuracy and wider coverage, will be compatible with other satellite navigation systems, such as the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System and Global Position System (GPS).
- PM of China is Li Keqiang and President is Xi Jinping
- Currency of China is Renminbi and Capital is Beijing
- The Great Wall of China is situated at Huairou in China.
ii. IOC, which has for decades been India’s biggest company by turnover, posted a 70 per cent jump in net profit to Rs. 19,106.40 crore in the financial year ended March 31, 2017.
iii. Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries retained the crown of being India’s most profitable private company for the third year in a row, posting a net Rs. 29,901 crore in financial year 2016-17. Tata Consultancy Services, India’s largest software services exporter, with a net profit of Rs. 26,357 crore was the second most profitable private company in the country.
- Mr. B. Ashok is Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
- Dinesh K. Sarraf is the Chairman & Managing Director of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.
- Natarajan Chandrasekaran is the Chairman of TCS.
ii. The ATR is a facility under the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) which works on a range of UAVs (unmanned air vehicles). It will be an integrated test center for the DRDO’s cluster of aeronautical laboratories, most of them based in Bengaluru.
- CEO of DRDO is S. Christopher and its headquarter is in New Delhi.
ii. He is one of the pioneers of ‘visual theater’ in India, and has ‘Scenography: An Indian Perspective’.
- The Sangeet Natak Akademi created by a resolution of the Ministry of Education, Government of India on 31 May 1952.
ii. Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, the premier institute of mountaineering under the ministry of defence in Uttarkashi, has confirmed that Dharmshaktu is the first Indian to summit the peak six times.
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- Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in China as Chomolungma, is Earth's highest mountain.
- Mount Everest height is about 8,848 meters.
- South Korea capital is Seoul and currency is South Korean Won.
ii. The board of trustees for Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards include Johny Lever, Pahlaj Nihalani, Mithun Chakraborty and TP Agrawal. The award ceremony will be held on June 1, 2017 in Mumbai.
- The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India's highest award in cinema and it was established in 1969.
- The first recipient of this award was Devika Rani.