CURRENT AFFAIRS 25th-26th MAY 2017

The Human Resource Development Ministry and the External Affairs Ministry launched an online verification portal ‘e-sanad’ to make the document verification process easier for students who planning to study abroad.

State-owned BSNL started satellite phone service through INMARSAT which will be initially offered to government agencies and later opened for others citizen in phased manner. The service will cover areas where no networks are present and be provided by INMARSAT which has 14 satellites.

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India situated at Gujarat and ITC Ltd have won the Porter Prize 2017.

Two Indian peacekeepers Rifleman Brijesh Thapa and Ravi Kumar were among 117 military, police and civilian personnel honoured by the United Nations with a prestigious UN medal awarded posthumously for courage and sacrifice in the line of duty.

Lenin Moreno was sworn in as Ecuador’s president following a tight electoral race that the former vice president won on promises of maintaining the social programs of his leftist predecessor, Rafael Correa.

A new book “Winning like Virat: Think & Succeed like Kohli” by Abhirup Bhattacharya, unravels the secrets of the cricketer’s consistent form, while attempting to decode his philosophy towards life.

Olympic silver medalist P.V. Sindhu became a member of the BWF Athletes’ Commission after voting closed for the four places on the representative body.

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin won the coveted International Cricketer of the Year award at the CEAT Cricket Rating International awards 2017.

Two Indian cities — Mumbai and Kota — have been named among the world’s most crowded in a list topped by Dhaka, according to World Economic Forum (WEF) citing UN-Habitat data.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the country’s longest bridge – the Dhola-Sadia Bridge in Assam. Mr Modi walked a short distance over the bridge and enjoyed two minutes of solitude amidst his hectic schedule, with a strong wind above him and gushing waters below him as his companions. Mr Modi named the bridge after legendary singer Bhupen Hazarika.

President Pranab Mukherjee has received the first copy of two books ‘Mann Ki Baat-A Social Revolution on Radio’ and ‘Marching with a Billion-Analysing Narendra Modi’s Government at Mid term’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

Google’s vice-president for South East Asia and India, Rajan Anandan has been appointed the new chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).

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