Daily GK Update 31st May 2017, Important Current Affairs

1. World No-Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed every year across the world on 31st May.

2. The Minister of Shipping and Road Transport and Highways 'Nitin Gadkari' laid down the foundation stone for eight connectivity projects in Mumbai.

3. Delhi Police (DP) has launched the Bicycle Patrols for better policing in the capital.

4. The Uttar Pradesh govt. has extended the retirement age of the doctors from 60 to 62 years, who working under provincial medical service.

5. Minister of State Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has appointed George Kurianas the vice-chairman of National Commission for Minorities.

6. According to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), new one rupee notesmainly with pink-green on obverse and reverse in combination with other colours will be soon put into circulation.

7. Former union minister and renowned film director ‘Dasari Narayana Rao’ (75-year) passed away at a private hospital in Hyderabad.

8. Noted film producer and wife of the late Kannada superstar Rajkumar, Paravathamma Rajkumar (78-years) passed away after a prolonged illness.

9. Argentine Professional football player Lionel Messi (plays for Barcelona) has won the European Golden Shoe for a record equalling fourth time (equalled Cristiano Ronaldo's record.).

10. The Minister of Defence and National Security of Fiji, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola accompanied by his delegation signed a MoU with the Minister of Defence, Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley in New Delhi. An MoU on defence cooperation envisaging several areas of cooperation including in defence industry, military training and humanitarian assistance & disaster management was signed. 

11. 43rd G7 Summit was held on 26-27 May, 2017 in Taormina, Sicily, Italy. The 43rd G7 summit was the first summit for British Prime Minister Theresa May.

12. United States has for the first time successfully tested its defence system against an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). 

13. Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of India's T20 team has become the first Indian Women cricketer to play in Kia Super League, the England T20 League.

14. India captain Virat Kohli is the lone cricketer from the country to feature in the top 10 of the ICC Players Rankings for ODIs as he managed to hold on to his third spot in the batsman's chart.

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