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27 May 2017 Current Affairs
NATO Summit 2017 held in Belgium
The NATO Leaders’ Meeting 2017 was held at NATO new Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
Canada, along with 11 other countries, founded NATO in 1949 on the fundamental values of democracy, individual liberty, human rights, and the rule of law. Next summit will be held in Istanbul, Turkey.
Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Assam named after Bhupen Hazarika
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the country’s longest river bridge — the Dhola-Sadiya bridge. Spanning 9.15 km, the bridge is built across the river Lohit which is a tributary of the Brahmaputra river. PM named the bridge after iconic singer Bhupen Hazarika.
The Dhola-Sadiya bridge will reduce the travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh from six hours to just one hour as the distance will shrink by 165 km. After inaugurating the Rs. 2,056 crore bridge at Sadia in Assam’s Tinsukia district, PM walked a short distance over it.
The Steel Authority of India Limited has supplied around 90 per cent, or around 30,000 tonnes of steel, including TMT, structural and plates, for the construction of the bridge. The construction of the bridge began in 2011 under the public-private-partnership.
Next Ambassador of India to Philippines will be Jaideep Mazumdar
Jaideep Mazumdar has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Philippines.
The 1989 batch IFS officer is presently Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs.
He is expected to take up the assignment shortly in Manila.
G7 Summit begins in Italy
The two-day G7 Summit began on 26 May in Italy. Summit will focus on issues surrounding security and growth,
Those participating in the Taormina Summit include US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, along with the Prime Ministers of Italy, Japan and the UK, Paolo Gentiloni, Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Theresa May respectively.
Former Punjab DGP KPS Gill passes away
Well known former DGP of Punjab KPS Gill, one of India’s most celebrated cops, passed away in New Delhi at the age of 82.
Popularly known as the ‘Lion of Punjab’ Gill has also been an advisor to Gujarat and Chhattisgarh governments, a hockey administrator, and a prolific commentator on security issues. He was honored with Padma Shri in 1989 for his outstanding services.