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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 27 May 2016

May 27, 2016 19:49 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like CSE report on cancer causing chemicals, new head coach of Indian cricket team and Atal Mission among others.

•    Guinea Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz issued a presidential decree naming a person as Prime Minister of the country - Baciro Dja

•    The Union Government approved establishment of third National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) at - Kalinganagar industrial area in Jajpur district of Odisha

•    Book titled Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up that was released in May 2016 is authored by- Rana Ayyub

•    The two cancer causing chemicals that were found in Bread by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) are - Potassium Bromate (KbrO3) and Potassium Iodate (KIO3)

•    Trinamool Congress chairperson who was sworn-in as the chief minister of West Bengal for second successive five-year term on 27 May 2016 - Mamata Banerjee

•    The 4-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) that was constituted by Haryana government to speedily and thoroughly investigate the three cases of explosion that have occurred in Kurukshetra on January 16 and May 13, 2016 will be headed by - S S. Kapoor, the Additional Director General of Police, Crime

•    The Indian para-athlete who clinched gold medal in the men’s club throw F-51 event at the 2016 French Open Athletics Championship is - Amit Kumar Saroha

•    Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd recently acquired the rights of - Forever 21

•    The Indian pharmaceutical company that recently received tentative approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Efavirenz tablets is- Strides Shasun

•    A jury in San Francisco cleared Google of copyright infringement in a case brought by Oracle over - Google’s use of Java in Android

•    He was appointed as the head coach of Indian Cricket team for Zimbabwe tour on 26 May 2016 - Sanjay Bangar

•    He was a noted Marathi literary critic who died on 27 May 2016 - RG Jadhav

•    The Committee for the evolution of a National Education Policy submitted the report containing its recommendations on 27 May 2016 to – Union Ministry of Human Resource Development

•    Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) that was commissioned into Indian Navy at Kochi in May 2016- ICGS ARUSH

•    Indian American student who won the 28th annual National Geographic Bee held at the National Geographic headquarters in Washington DC- Rishi Nair

•    Country that emerged as the fifth largest producer of e-waste in the world as per ASSOCHAM-KPMG study- India

•    Telangana state Government entered the prestigious Limca Book of Records for its - Intensive Household Survey conducted two years ago

•    The Union Government approved an investment of over 5500 crore rupees for basic urban infrastructure in six states under - Atal Mission

 

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