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24 May 2017 Current Affairs
India Signs US$630 million Arms Deal with Israel
India and Israel signed a deal worth US$630 million to provide Indian navy with missile defense systems following a record weapons sale between the two countries last month.
The new contract will see state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries supply and missile defense systems for four Indian naval ships. Contract will be carried out with India’s Bharat Electronics Limited, which will be main contractor of the project.
India becomes second largest steel producer in the world
India overtook Japan to become the second-largest steel producer in the world after China in 2016, according to data released by the International Stainless Steel Forum.
Indian stainless steel production rose to 3.32 million tons in 2016 showing an impressive growth of about 9% over 3.0 million tons achieved in 2015.
Petroleum Minister Co Chairs India OPEC Institutional Dialogue at Vienna
Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas visited Vienna, Austria to co-chair the 2nd India-OPEC Institutional Dialogue at the OPEC headquarters. The meeting took place two days prior to the OPEC Ministerial meeting that is scheduled from 25th May.
Mr.Pradhan, the union minister of state holds a one-to-one meeting with the Secretary General of OPEC Mr Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo.
New WHO Director-General has been nominated
Member States of WHO elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO. Dr Tedros Adhanom was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017.
Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus will succeed Dr Margaret Chan, who has been WHO’s
Director-General since 1 January 2007. He will be the first health official from Africa to serve as director-general.
James Bond actor Roger Moore, dies at age 89
Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond has died due to cancer aged 89.
He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and A View to a Kill.
Sir Roger was also well known for his humanitarian work. He was introduced to UNICEF by the late Audrey Hepburn and was appointed as a goodwill ambassador in 1991.