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30 May 2017 Current Affairs
Toilet Usage Campaign set for national launch led by Amitabh Bacchan
For promotion of toilet usage across the country’s villages, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has come out with an aggressive new campaign. This mission has been supported by the World Bank and is being rolled out countrywide immediately after the launch
Bollywood Actor Amitabh Bachchan, who leads the campaign has been joined by various dignitaries at the formal launch event in Mumbai.
The campaign also features actress Anushka Sharma, who will be seen encouraging women to stand up for this issue in their villages and assume a leadership role.
HRD Minister launches UGC Anti Ragging Mobile App
Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar launched an Anti-Ragging Mobile App introduced by the University Grants Commission (UGC) here in New Delhi. Speaking on this occasion Shri Javadekar said this mobile app will help students register complaints to counter the menace of ragging. One has to register complaint through app and appropriate action will be taken accordingly.
G-7 summit held in Italy
43rd G7 summit was held on May 26–27, 2017 in Sicily, Italy. G7 summit was the first summit for British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, and U.S. President Donald Trump.
It was the first time since 1987 that the G7 summit held in Italy was not hosted by Silvio Berlusconi.
World Bank estimates India to grow at 7.2% in 2017-18
World Bank said India’s economy will grow 7.2% in fiscal year 2017-18. GST, the report said, would lead to higher tax collection, greater digital financial inclusion and make India’s fundamentals stronger and yet not increase the burden on the poor.
Najma Heptulla appointed as 1st woman chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia
Manipur Governor and former minority affairs minister Najma Heptulla has been appointed as the chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia. She has been appointed for a term of five years. Heptulla succeeds Lt Gen (Retd) MA Zaki who completes his five-year term this month.
Heptulla who has been a five-time member of the Rajya Sabha and served as the minister of minority affairs in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet before being appointed as the governor of Manipur.
Barcelona’s Messi wins Golden Shoe for fourth time
Lionel Messi has won the European Golden Shoe for a record equaling fourth time, drawing level with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
This award is given for scoring highest number of goals in European season. Messi previously won the award in 2010, 2012 and 2013.