Daily Current Affairs Update 23rd May 2017 | Latest GK Questions Answers

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 At 28 Railway Stations Free Wi-Fi Facility to be provided.
  • WiFi facility Inaugurated by Railway Minister from Kudal Railway Station at 28 Railway Stations of Konkan Railway.
  • Aim: To make a smarter India.
  • It has been tied up with M/s SYSCON/JOISTER for the provision of 2 Mbps peer to peer 24 hrs FREE Wi-Fi.
  • It will help traveling public, commuters & tourists on Indian Railways to access essential information.
 UN released the First draft of nuclear ban treaty.
  • US, UK, Russia, China, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel are nine countries that are known to possess nuclear weapons.
  • More than 130 non-nuclear states supported it.
  • Aim: To prohibit nuclear weapons and persuade nuclear-armed states to disarm.
The Real-life Hero of ‘Airlift’, Mathunny Mathews passes away.
  •  Mathunny Mathews was an Indian businessman.
  •  Mathews was known for as one of the heroes who made possible the largest civilian evacuation in known history.
  •  Died in Kuwait at age 81.
  • An inspiration for the 2016 Bollywood historical drama Airlift.
India and Israel Aerospace Industries signs $630 million deal.
  • India to supply advanced long-range air and missile defense systems for four ships of the Indian Navy.
  • Deal worth 630 million US dollar.
  • It is a major boost to the ‘Make in India’ campaign.

 The new trading platform launched by Federal Bank.

  • Aim: It will give its users absolute control over their investments with timely research inputs to make sound investment decisions.
  • In association with Geojit, Federal Bank has launched a new trading platform called “Selfie” for customers.
Various projects of Kandla Port Trust launched in Gujarat.
  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has launched the various project at Gandhidham in Gujarat.
  • He unveiled plaques to mark the laying of Foundation Stone for the 14th and 16th General Cargo Berth.
HDFC Life dispatches AI-based protection email bot ‘SPOK.’
  • ‘SPOK’: It is an insurance email bot.
  • ‘SPOK’ can automatically read, understand, categorize, prioritize and respond to customer emails sent to the private insurer.
 Saral Eindhan Vitaran Application (SEVA) App launched by Shri Piyush Goyal.
  • Launched On May 23, 2017.
  • Aim: To increase the Consumer Connect as well as the Transparency and Accountability in Coal dispatch.
  • It will provide a summary of the quantity of coal.
First Draft of Nuclear Ban Treaty Published by UN.
  • Published: On May 22, 2017.
  • It was strongly opposed by nuclear-armed states including the US.
  • It would require ratification by 40 states to come into force.
NASA and ISRO collaborate to build Earth – imaging satellite NISAR.
  • NASA­ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) is the name given to satellite.
  • Estimated cost: $1.5 billion.
  • Using the two radar, the satellite will take weekly snapshots of the earth.


  1. First Railway Minister of Independent India: John Mathai.
  2. Nuclear weapons dropped by the United States on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively.
  3. Airlift Movie Director: Raja Krishna Menon.
  4. President & CEO of IAI: Mr. Joseph Weiss.
  5. The capital of Israel: Jerusalem.
  6. Federal Bank Headquarter: Kochi and Kerala.
  7. CEO of Federal Bank: Shyam Srinivasan.
  8. CM of Gujarat: Mr. Vijay Rupani.
  9. Governor of Gujarat: Mr. Om Prakash Kohli.
  10. Shri.Ravi M Parmar is the Chairman of Kandla Port Trust.
  11. HDFC Bank MD: Aditya Puri.
  12. Headquarter of HDFC Bank: Mumbai.
  13. SEVA App: Developed by Coal India Limited (CIL).

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