31st May 2018 Current Affairs GK in English

31st May 2018 Current Affairs GK in English

31st May 2018 Current Affairs GK in English | Daily GK News Updates

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1. 31st May, World Tobacco Day

Major Highlights:

  • The last date of May month each year is observed as World Tobacco Day to avoid its consumption.
  • Tobacco being consumed through second hand exposure (non smokers) of smoke is the major cause of cardiovascular disease, contributing to three million deaths a year.
  • Also, Global tobacco epidemic kills more than 7 million people each year.
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2. Govt to launch first ever guidelines for Adventure Tourism

Major Highlights:

  • The Government of India for the first time will be issuing guidelines for Adventure Tourism in India.
  • The guidelines have been formulated with the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India to make the adventure sport safe.
  • The safety guidelines will cover land, air and water based activities such as bungee jumping, paragliding, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling and many more.
3. India, Indonesia sign 15 strategic pacts

Major Highlights:

  • On the visit to Indonesia of Shri Narendra Modi both the countries has improved their partnership by signing 15 agreements from different sectors in talks with Indonesian President Widodo.
  • This visit was the first ever official visit of the PM to the country.
  • Among others, India announces 30-day free visa for Indonesian citizens and agreed to organize an inter-faith dialogue in Indonesia in early October 2018.
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4. Ministry of railways organizes workshop on ‘Mission Raftar’

Major Highlights:

  • Ministry of Railways conducted a one day workshop “Mission Raftaar” aimed to increase the average speed of trains for both freight and coaching trains.
  • The workshop was inaugurated by Shri Rajen Gohain, Minister of State for Railways.
  • The Mission Raftar aims to double the average speed of trains by 25kmph over a five year period.

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