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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 26 May 2016

May 26, 2016 20:01 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like Bharatvani portal, Draft Model Rules 2016 and 21st BXM Cycling World Championship among others.

•    Union Cabinet approved Hindustan Steel Works Construction Limited on 25 May 2016 to – Restructure on Financial Basis

•    National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC) got Union Cabinet’s approval to takeover this company on 25 May 2016- Hindustan Steel Works Construction Limited

•    The veteran communist leader who died on 24 May 2016- KC Mathew

•    China signed an agreement with Sudan in May 2016 to build-Nuclear Reactor

•    The country hosting the 21st BXM Cycling World Championship is - Colombia

•    The Hollywood celebrity recently appointed as a visiting professor at the London School of Economics is - Angelina Jolie

•    The Union Cabinet gave ex-post facto approval to MoU between India and Maldives for - cooperation in the field of tourism

•    The American engineer who won the 2016 Millennium Technology Prize is - Frances Arnold

•    India’s first ever Passenger Satisfaction Survey was conducted at - the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

•    20 buses of Rajasthan State Transport Corporation fitted with Vehicle Tracking System, CCTV cameras and panic buttons that was released by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari is named as - Nirbhaya buses

•    The newly released Draft Model Rules 2016 to repeal the existing rules for effective implementation of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 will repeal the existing Model Rules of - 2007

•    The multilingual knowledge portal www.bharatvani.in that was launched by HRD Minster is an online repository of dictionaries of what number of languages from India – 22

•    The Amendment to The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 that was approved by Union Cabinet will help in incorporation of how many new IITs – Six

•    Government enforced the decision of retirement fund body EPFO to almost double the maximum sum assured under its insurance scheme from 3.6 lakh to - 6 lakh rupees

•    The jailed Ukrainian pilot who was released by Russia following a prisoner swap is - Nadiya Savchenko

•    Head of the Commission of Inquiry, probing into the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha that submitted its interim report to the State government was - Justice MM Das

•    Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted interim stay on reservation given to Jats and five other castes in Haryana given via - Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation in Services and Admission in Educational Institutions) Bill, 2016

•    Railways week-long drive to showcase achievements during last two years is named - Rail Humsafar Saptaah

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