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National – Across the India:
1. Union Government’s apex think tank NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog has decided to come up with a 15-year vision document in tandem with global trends and economic growth.
NITI Aayog which had replaced erstwhile Planning Commission (PC) in 2015, with its 15-year vision document will also abandon the concept of five-year plans prepared by the PC since 1951.
The first 15-year vision document will come into effect from 2017-18 after the end of the 12th Five year plan. It will be formulated with central objective of eradication poverty
International – Across the Globe:
1. The Kenyan Government has decided to close Dadaab refugee camp which is often referred to as the world’s largest refugee camp over the issue national security.
The camp is home to 330000 refugees mostly from Somalia who have fled from the civil war in their country.
Kenyan Government has stated that the Dadaab refugee camp has become safe haven for terrorist organizations like al-Shabaab, a Somali-based Islamist extremists group and also a conduit for smuggling weapons. al-Shabab also had planned three large-scale attacks from Dadaab.
1. The BCCI has called for a Special General Meeting on May 22 in Mumbai to elect its new president following the resignation of Shashank Manohar.
Manohar’s exit from the top post on May 10 barely seven months into his tenure has necessitated the election of the new chief of the world’s richest and most powerful cricket body.
He was elected as ICC’s first independent chairman on May 12.
Appointments & Resignations:
1. Senegalese Fatma Samoura has been elected as the International Federation of Association Football’s (FIFA) first female general secretary, announced the sporting organisation’s president, Gianni Infantino on Friday in Mexico City.
During the 66th FIFA Congress, Samoura was the best person for the job to help lead the soccer entity forward after being plagued by corruption cases since 2015.
Fatma Samoura will be accepted in the position after meeting the requirements established in FIFA’s Article 37 and after being evaluated by an independent review committee.
Economics & Banking GK:
1. According to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan, India’s core inflation remains a bit higher than policymakers would like, but the economy’s recovery should accelerate with a good monsoon.
Consumer prices rose last month at a more-than-expected 5.39 percent annual rate, up from 4.83 percent in March.
It was the first increase in the retail inflation rate since January.
Science & Technology:
1. United States has activated a land-based missile defence station (Aegis Ashore Missile Defence System) in Deveselu, Romania.
The missile defence station is part of NATO’s larger European shield to protect member countries from short and medium-range missiles, particularly from the Middle East.
The Deveselu missile defence station has a battery of SM-2 missile interceptors.
It uses powerful computer and radar technology to track and guide weapons to destroy enemy targets.