Daily Current Affairs Update 1st June 2017 | Latest GK Questions Answers

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70th World Health Assembly held in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Held on: 22nd-31st May
  • Member nations agreed to increase their assessed contributions by 3 percent.
  • Member states also agreed on a five-year action plan.

Telangana solar plant inaugurated by Arun Jaitley.

  • Capacity: 16 MW
  • Inaugurated a grid-connected solar power plant of 16 MW capacity at the Ordinance Factory in Telangana’s Medak district.
  • Estimated Cost: Rs105 Crore.
  • He also dedicated a 9 MW capacity windmill project installed at Damour in Karnataka.
Buy now, pay later service introduced by Indian Railways.
  • Introduced on: 1st June.
  • Buy Now, Pay Later service for passengers to book tickets online first and make payment for the reservations within a window of 14 days.
  • It will allow passengers to travel after five days of booking the ticket.
India is world’s third largest Aviation Market.
  • World’s third largest aviation market.
  • Passenger traffic of over ten crores.
  • Average or median air fares fell by 18 percent during 2016­ 17.
  • The minister also added that there are currently 496 aircraft in operation with domestic airlines, and another 654 planes are under purchase orders.
Slovakia’s Miroslav Lajcak is elected as next president of UN General Assembly.
  • Elected On May 31, 2017.
  • President of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly.
  • Lajcak will succeed Fijian diplomat Peter Thomson.
  • In May 2016, the Slovak government had formally nominated Lajcak as a candidate for the position of UN Secretary­General.
Shaktikanta Das retires; Tapan Ray to take over as Economic Affairs Secretary.
  • Shaktikanta Das announced his retirement as the Corporate Affairs Secretary.
  • He has been associated with the Government of India as the Economic Affairs Secretary for nearly 37 years.
  • He will be succeeded by Tapan Ray.
1st June: World Milk Day.
  • It is an initiative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation.
  • The Day provides an opportunity to focus attention on milk.
  • The first World Milk Day was held in 2001.
  • United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO) is an agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
On green energy, India to be first in the world to run all government ports.
  • India the first country to have all government-owned ports running on solar and wind energy.
  •  The government plans to install almost 200 megawatts solar and wind power generation capacity at the ports by 2019.
  • Power generation capacity: 50 MW.
  • Solar Power: 150 MW.
Nirupama Rao appointed Public Policy Fellow to US Think­Tank.
  • Nirupama was the former Indian Ambassador to the United States.
  • She will be associated with the Wilson Centre’s Asia program.
  • She was the India’s first woman ambassador to China.
  • Rao is a 1973 batch Indian Foreign Service officer.
To improve GPS Japan launches a new satellite.
  • Launched: On 1st June 2017.
  • Aim: To help build a high­precision geolocation system.
  • It will complement the US-operated Global Positioning System (GPS).
  • Japan Capital: Tokyo.
  • Japan Currency: Yen.
  • PM of Japan: Shinzo Abe.


  1. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the newly appointed Director-General of World Health Organization.
  2. Doris Leuthard has been elected to the Swiss presidency for 2017.
  3. The currency of Switzerland is Swiss Franc.
  4. Railway Minister­ Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu.
  5. IRCTC HQ­ New Delhi.
  6. First Finance Minister of  Independent India is Ramasamy Chetty.
  7. United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation Headquarter is in Rome, Italy.
  8. Japan Capital: Tokyo.
  9. Japan Currency: Yen.
  10. PM of Japan: Shinzo Abe.

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