Current Affairs - 28 May 2017

India’s First Electric Mass Mobility System Launched in Nagpur


  • Nagpur today earned the distinction of becoming the country’s first city with electric fleet of 200 electric vehicles, including taxis, buses, e-rickshaw and autos.
  • All these electric-powered public transport vehicles will be fully owned by cab aggregator Ola.

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India inks 4 pacts with Mauritius during Jugnauth's visit

India has extended a 500 million dollar line of credit to Mauritius. The Line of Credit has been signed between SBM Mauritius Infrastructure Development Co. Ltd and Export-Import Bank of India.
Four Agreements
  • Oceanography Institute in marine sciences and technology. 
  • Agreement on Maritime Security
  • Memorandum of understanding (MoU) for setting up of a civil services college in Mauritius. 
  • MoU was signed between the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Mauritius 
  • Submission of instrument of ratification of International Solar Alliance (ISA) by Mauritius.

Apple opens first Southeast Asia store in Singapore

  • Apple opened its first Southeast Asia store in Singapore yesterday. Office is located on the affluent Orchard Road

    PM lays Foundation Stone for AIIMS at Changsari

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Changsari in the Kamrup District of Assam.
  • The institute will have a hospital comprising of 750 beds, 22 super speciality departments including 16 operation theatres.

DIPP gets back power to grant industrial licences for defence manufacturing


  • The power to grant licence for defence manufacturing is back with the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion a few months after the Home Ministry was given the responsibility.
  • The decision was taken considering the workload of Home Ministry which has to look after security concerns of the entire country.

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