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16 May 2017 Current Affairs
National Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction inaugurated
The Union Home Minister inaugurated the two-day second meeting of National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) in New Delhi. The theme of the Second meeting of NPDRR is “Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development.
The NPDRR is a multi-stakeholders National Platform headed by the Union Home Minister and it promotes participatory decision making in disaster management.
French President Macron names Republican Philippe as PM
Newly sworn-in French President Emmanuel Macron has named Edouard Philippe, the 46-year-old Mayor of Le Havre city, as Prime Minister. Philippe is a member of the centre-right Les Republicains party and is close to Alaine Juppe.
The 39-year-old former investment banker and economy minister Macron has sworn in the 25th President of France and also the youngest in the history of France.
Yes Bank to appoint Debjani Ghosh as independent director
Mid-sized private sector lender Yes Bank has announced the appointment of computer hardware company Intel’s executive Debjani Ghosh as an additional director on its board.
Ghosh’s appointment as a non-executive director will be considered by the shareholders at the bank’s forthcoming annual general meeting on June 6.
An Indian appointed to high-level UN post
A senior Indian official has been appointed as the deputy executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), under which the landmark Paris agreement was negotiated and adopted.
Ovais Sarmad, 57, was appointed to the post at the assistant secretary-general level by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Chamling conferred with Shekhawat award by President of India
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling was conferred with the first Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Lifetime Achievement Honour in Public Service by President Pranab Mukherjee.
The award was conferred during the first Bhairon Singh Shekhawat memorial lecture delivered by the President. Chamling, who was first elected to power in 1994, is all set to break the record of Jyoti Basu as longest serving Chief Minister in India.
Mumbai Recognized as the World’s busiest Single-Runway Airport
The GVK group-run Mumbai airport has become the world’s busiest among the single-runway facilities by handling 837 flights a day or one in 65 seconds on an average in fiscal 2017.
Mumbai airport tops in terms of no. of passengers also with 45.2 million people flying in and out in fiscal 2017 as against 44 million at Gatwick airport.