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Current Affairs 27.05.2017


NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Discovers Earth-Sized Storms on Jupiter
NASA’s Juno spacecraft has discovered Earth-sized cyclones at the poles of the Jupiter.
It has also unveiled the presence of the storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the planet.
Both the poles of the Jupiter were found to be covered with Earth-sized swirling storms which are densely clustered and rubbing together.
The findings were the result of the Juno probe’s first data-collection pass on August last year.
The spacecraft flew for about 4,200 kilometres of Jupiter’s swirling cloud top.
The findings suggest the presence of ammonia clouds over the planet which are quite variable and continue to increase up to a few hundred miles or kilometres.

KPS Gill who led Operation Black Thunder Passes Away
KPS Gill, an IPS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre of the 1958 batch, who is often credited with rooting out militancy in Punjab has passed away at the age of 82.
He was known as a ‘super cop’ for his work in the fields of policing and security.

Government bans Sale of Cattle for Slaughter
The Ministry of Environment and Forests have come up with new regulations that bans the sale of cattle for slaughter.
The central regulation for cow protection has been notified at the backdrop of rising cases of violence against cow traders by Hindu vigilante groups.
The rules have been notified under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960.
Slaughter of cows are banned in most parts of the country except parts of the north-east India and Kerala.
The new rules will be implemented in the next three months.

Amul Thapar: Second Indian Judge to US Circuit Court of Appeals
United States senate has confirmed Amul Thapar as a judge to the Cincinnati-based Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
With this appointment he has become only the second Indian-American judge of an appeals court.
Thapar was confirmed by senate by a 52-44 vote.
Thapar has become President Trump’s second judicial nominee to get confirmed after Senate’s approval.

Anurag Tripathy Appointed as Secretary of CBSE
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has appointed Anurag Tripathy, a 1998 batch officer of Indian Railway personnel Service (IRPS) as the new secretary of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
He will hold the post for a period of five years.

Government Amends Definition of Start-Ups
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), which is the nodal body for Start-up India, has amended the definition of a start-up.
As per the new definition, an entity will be considered as a Start-Up if its turn over is less than Rs 25 crore and has not completed seven years from the date of its incorporation/registration.
In the definition, the change is with respect to the time period which is currently five years.
The new definition has increased it to 7 years taking into the consideration the long gestation period involved in establishing start-ups.

Google’s Rajan Anandan Appointed Chairman of IAMAI
Google’s vice-president for South East Asia and India, Rajan Anandan has been appointed as the new chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).
Rajan will succeed  Free Charge’s co-founder and chief executive officer Kunal Shah.

PM Inaugurates Country’s Longest Bridge in Assam and Names it Bhupen Hazarika Bridge
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated India’s longest river bridge – the Dhola-Sadia Bridge in Assam.
He has also renamed the bridge as Bhupen Hazarika Bridge.
The construction of the bridge began in 2011.
The cost of the project is about Rs 2056 crores.

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