Daily Current Affairs 31 May 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 31 May 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 31 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 31 May 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. UIDAI extends deadline for VID implementation

  • The VID gives an option for the users not to share their Aadhaar numbers and give the service providers a 16-digit temporarily generated VID.
  • The deadline has been extended to July 1.

2. Facebook to train Indian women on internet use

  • The NCW has partnered with FB to launch the digital initiative for 60,000 women on safe use of internet.
  • The training will be conducted in local languages.

3. CM Kumaraswamy assures farm loan waiver

  • K’taka CM promised farmers of loan waiver in 15 days.
  • Meanwhile, Home Ministry is taken by Congress and Finance Ministry by JD(S) after five rounds of talks in the alliance.

International News

1. AI to predict violence

  • The algorithm analyses Twitter posts to predict when will protests turn violent.
  • The researchers at University of Southern California found that the volume of tweets increased on days with violent protests.

2. US imposes tariffs on EU, Canada and Mexico

  • Initially, the EU, Canada and Mexico were exempted from import tariffs.
  • They are now subject to 25% and 10% tariffs on steel and aluminium imports respectively.

3. Denmark imposes ban on burqa

  • The Parliament voted in favour of a ban on full-face veils in public.
  • Violation will invite a fine of Rs.10,500.

Business News

1. India’s GDP growth up at 7.7%

  • The GDP grew by 7.7% in March quarter, highest since demonetisation.
  • India remained as the fastest growing major economy in Q4 by surpassing China’s 6.8% growth.

2. Kimbho disappears from Play Store

  • Patanjali’s messaging app Kimbho disappeared a day after it was launched.
  • Guru Ramdev said that it was launched on a trial basis for one day.

3. Indian Oil emerges as most profitable PSU

  • IOC maintained the record for the 2nd consecutive year with a record profit of Rs.21,346 cr in 2017-18.
  • Reliance Industries is the most profitable company for the 3rd straight year with Rs.36,075 cr as profit.

Sports News

1. Sanjita Chanu fails dope test

  • CWG 2018 gold medalist has been banned for testing positive a banned anabolic steroid.
  • She won gold after lifting 192 kg in the women’s 53 kg category.

2. Mallya quits as Force India director

  • Vijay Mallya will be replaced by his son Siddharth.
  • He was a part of the consortium that bought the Spyker team in 2007 and renamed it Force India.

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