27th May 2018 Current Affairs


First Phase Delhi- Meerut Express inaugurated by Prime Minister

  • On 27th May 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated First Phase of Delhi- Meerut expressway.

  • The Expressway aims to provide safe connectivity from Delhi to Meerut to Uttar Pradesh to Uttarakhand.

  • The Total length of the Project runs 8Km. Out of this first 27.4 Km will be 14- laned while the rest is of 6-lane expressway.

  • The total expense of the project is Rs 4975. 17 Crore.

  • The Project will reduce the travel time from Delhi to Meerut in just 60 minutes.

UAV- Rustom 2 Drone to be made by HAL and delivered by 2020 to all 3 wings of Armed Forces: DRDO Chief.

  • On 27th May 2018, the DRDO made UAV- Rustom 2 unmanned Aeriel vehicle will be delivered to the Armed Forces by 2020.

  • The vehicle has completed the first round of test at Chitradurga in Karnataka.

  • It has been made use of all the three wings Armed Forces viz. Air Force, Indian Army, and Indian Navy.

  • The main objective of introducing the UAV is for Primarily Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operations.

  • This can fly at 2, 20, 000 feet and has 20 hour long flight time endurance.

  • The manufacture has been done by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Bharat Electronics Limited.

  • This will be delivered by 2020 to the Armed Forces.

Administrative Charges cut to 0.5 pc: EPFO

  • On 27th May 2018, the Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) decided to cut its administrative charges by 0.5%.

  • This will help around 5, 00, 000 employees to save around 9 Billion annually from the cut.

  • This will come into effect from 1st June 2018.

  • The charges have been modified from 0.65% to 0.50% of the wage paid to the customer.

  • EPFO has accumulated Rs 38 Billion through the charges in the last fiscal.

  • Presently it has 500 million subscribers and a corpus of Rs 10 Trillion.

Mia Mottley is the First women PM of Barbados, who wins by 100% majority

  • The Caribbean Island of Barbados, has elected Ms. Mia Mottley as the first woman Prime Minister on 27th May 2018.

  • She is the leader of the Barbados Labour arty (BPL) and won against Democratic Labour Party (DLP).

  • She won all the 30 seats of House of Assembly and is a lawyer.

  • She replaced the DLP candidate and the former PM Freundel Stuart.

Real Madrid wins Champion’s Trophy defeating Liverpool by 3-1: Kiev

  • On 27th May 2018, the Spanish Team of Real Madrid beats Liverpool from England by 3-1 Goal in Champions Trophy.

  • The Champions League was held in NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium Kiev, Ukraine.

  • The Team has won four such tournaments in 5 years.

  • The First Goal was made by Karim Benenza and the last two goals was made by Gareth Bale.

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