Daily Current Affairs 25 May 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 25 May 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 25 May 2018. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 25 May 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. ‘Spoken English’ course for govt school kids

  • The Delhi govt is set to launch the course to improve the quality of govt schools.
  • Class 10 students who cleared ore-board exams with English as a subject are eligible for the course.

2. ‘One Year One Election’

  • The EC has suggested that all elections scheduled for one year should be held together.
  • The Law Commission had sought EC’s opinion on holding multiple elections simultaneously.

3. Bangladesh Bhavan inaugurated in WB

  • Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh Modi and Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Bangladesh Bhavan.
  • The museum in the Bhavan showcases Rabindranath Tagore’s association with Bangladesh.

4. IIT Kanpur signs deal to make flying cars in India

  • The institute has signed MoU with VTOL Aviation India to develop vertical takeoff and landing craft prototypes.
  • The electric craft will be able to take off or land on any terrain.

International News

1. N Korea destroys its nuclear test site

  • North Korea destroyed 3 operational tunnels and accompanying structures.
  • The country had earlier announced that it had completed its goal of developing nuclear weapons and does not need a test site anymore.

2. Prince William to visit Israel

  • Prince Williams will be the 1st British royal to visit Israel and Palestinian Territories.
  • The UK had rejected US’ decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

3. Thailand arrests monks

  • Thai police arrested several prominent monks in a bid to ‘clean up’ Buddhism.
  • The religion is followed by 90% of Thailand’s population.

4. Bomb explosion at Indian eatery in Canada

  • 15 people were injured in the Canadian city of Mississauga.
  • 2 men detonated an explosive device and fled the scene after the blast.

Business News

1. Google to mentor Asian startups

  • The startups must have raised at least $50,000.
  • The selected startups will receive mentorship from Google to deliver the pitch to panel of investors.

2. Hugging Face raises $4 mn

  • The US-based startup working on developing chatbots focused on emotions has raised the capital from A.Capital Ventures.
  • The chatbot app can detect emotions based on what users share.

3. CCI orders probe against Grasim

  • The probe is ordered for alleged abuse of dominant position with regard to the sale of Viscose Staple Fibre.
  • The allegations are related to monitoring the customers by collecting their consumption data.

Sports News

1. Smith to return to cricket in Canadian tournament

  • Steve Smith who was offered a 12-month ban will return in the Global T20 Canadian League.
  • He has been named a marquee player in the league.

2. Silver at Archery World Cup

  • The compound team of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Muskan Kirar and Divya Dayal bagged silver.
  • Also, Vennam won bronze in the mixed team event with Abhishek Verma in the Shanghai WC.

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