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The military exercise, which is set to conclude of June 12, is called 'Surya Kiran' and is conducted alternatively in India and ______________ every six months.
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Who: the military exercise, 'Surya Kiran'
What: has begun in Uttarakhand between India and Nepal
When: published on 30th May 2018

A joint military exercise between India and Nepal began at Pithoragarh with soldiers from both the countries sharing their experiences of counter insurgency and counter terrorist operations. The military exercise, which is set to conclude of June 12, is called ‘Surya Kiran’ and is conducted alternatively in India and Nepal every six months.

Notably, Surya Kiran with Nepal is India’s largest military exercise in terms of troop participation, a release from central command headquarters (Lucknow) said. Over 300 soldiers from both the countries are taking part in the exercise, the release added.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-nepal-joint-military-exercise-begins-in-uttarakhand-5197313/
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Urmila Singh has recently passed away. She was former governor of which of the following states?
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Who: Former governor of Himchal Pradesh, Urmila Singh
What: passed away
When: published on 30th May 2018

Former Himachal Pradesh governor and Congress leader Urmila Singh died today due to prolonged illness at a private hospital in Indore.

She was 71.

Singh was admitted to Bombay hospital in the city on January 6 after she had contracted pneumonia.

She was kept on a life support systems for a long time and her condition remained unstable.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2018/may/30/former-himachal-pradesh-governor-urmila-singh-dies-at-71-1821149.html
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Who was awarded the 'most inspiring icon of the year for Social Welfare" award by the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF)?
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Who: Yuvraj Singh
What: awarded the 'most inspiring icon of the year for Social Welfare" award by the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF)
When: published on 30th May 2018

Indian star cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been awarded the 'most inspiring icon of the year for Social Welfare" award by the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF) for his exemplary contribution in the field of social welfare. Yuvraj, who was a member of India's 2011 World Cup winning squad, was diagnosed with cancer (mediastinal seminoma) shortly after the World Cup.

After successfully completing his chemotherapy cycle in the United States, Yuvraj returned to India in 2012 and made his international comeback in a Twenty20 match against New Zealand. Post his diagnosis, Yuvraj opened his foundation 'YouWeCan' that focuses on creating cancer awareness and helping educate the cancer survivors kids.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://sports.ndtv.com/cricket/yuvraj-singh-awarded-most-inspiring-icon-of-the-year-for-social-welfare-1858772
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Who has recently won an international award, in the best caricature category?
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Who: Thomas Antony
What: has won an international award, in the best caricature category
When: published on 30th May 2018

Kerala cartoonist Thomas Antony has won an international award, in the best caricature category.

Antony, currently working as Executive Artist of Malayalam daily 'Metro Vaartha', is among the nine winners at the 13th edition of the World Press Cartoon awards, instituted by an organisation based in Lisbon, Portugal.

The awards are given to the best works published in 2017 in newspapers and magazines from around the world.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/kerala-cartoonist-wins-international-award-118053000480_1.html
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Who among the following is the first Indian to receive Linnean Medal?
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Who: Kamaljit Bawa
What: is the first Indian to receive Linnean Medal
When: published on 28th May 2018

Indian botanist Kamaljit S. Bawa, president of Bengaluru-based non-profit Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), received the prestigious Linnean Medal in Botany from the Linnean Society of London on May 24.

Dr. Bawa is the first Indian to win the award ever since it was first constituted in 1888. According to a press release by ATREE, the scientist is being recognised for his pioneering research on the evolution of tropical plants, tropical deforestation, non-timber forest products and for decades of work on the biodiversity of forests in Central America, the Western Ghats and the Eastern Himalaya.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/botanist-kamaljit-s-bawa-first-indian-to-receive-linnean-medal/article24016859.ece
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1. World No Tobacco Day was observed on 31st May.
(June 1, 2018 Current Affairs Quiz)

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2018 is "Tobacco and heart disease."

2. New Delhi hosted the Third Home Affairs Dialogue between India and U.K..
(1st June 2018 Latest Current Affairs pdf)

The Third Home Affairs Dialogue between India and U.K. was held in New Delhi.

The Government of India Delegation was led by Mr Rajiv Gauba, Union Home Secretary and the Delegation from Home Office of the U.K. was led by its Second Permanent Secretary, Ms. Patsy Wilkinson.

The Dialogue covered a wide range of issues including cybersecurity, women safety, organized crime, terror financing etc and a need to put in place a mechanism for the timely exchange of information and intelligence inputs on such issues.

3. India and World Bank has signed a USD 500 million (Rs 3,371 crore) loan pact to provide additional financing for PMGSY rural road projects.
(Most Important Current Affairs File June 1st 2018)

India signed a USD 500 million (Rs 3,371 crore) loan pact with World Banktoday to provide additional financing for PMGSY rural road projects.

The loan has a 3-year grace period, and a maturity of 10 years, the finance Ministry said in a release.

It will provide additional financing for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Rural Roads Project "which will build 7,000 km of climate resilient roads, out of which 3,500 km will be constructed using green technologies.

4. Patanjali has launched Kimbho app to compete with WhatsApp.
(Current Affairs 1st June 2018)

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali launched a new swadeshi messaging application called Kimbho to compete with WhatsApp.

Kimbho caters to private and group chats with free phone and video calling. The application has dozens of features to share text, audio, photos, videos, stickers, quickies, location, GIFs, and doodle, according to its brief on the Google Play Store. The tagline of Kimbho says "Ab Bharat Bolega".

5. India has released Rs 33.10 Cr to Nepal for 2 road Projects.
(Top 10 Current Affairs Questions June, 1st 2018)

India has released 33.10 Crore rupees to Nepal towards cost of two road packages of Birgunj-Thori Road being implemented under Postal Highway Projects in Nepal with Government of India’s grant assistance.

Deputy Chief of Mission in the Indian Embassy, Dr. Ajay Kumar handed over a Cheque of the grant to Secretary, Ministry for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Nepal, Madhusudan Adhikari in Kathmandu on Tuesday. The amount has been released towards 25% of tendered cost (including 10% mobilization advance) of the Postal Highway Projects.

The Government of India has so far released a total of 117.63 Crore rupees to the Government of Nepal for implementing 14 packages of the Postal Highway Projects. The construction of Dhangadhi-Bhajaniya-Satti road and Lamki-Tikapur-Khakraula road has been completed.

6. Kamaljit Bawa is the first Indian to receive Linnean Medal.
(Current Affairs in Short 1st June 2018)

Indian botanist Kamaljit S. Bawa, president of Bengaluru-based non-profit Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), received the prestigious Linnean Medal in Botany from the Linnean Society of London on May 24.

Dr. Bawa is the first Indian to win the award ever since it was first constituted in 1888. According to a press release by ATREE, the scientist is being recognised for his pioneering research on the evolution of tropical plants, tropical deforestation, non-timber forest products and for decades of work on the biodiversity of forests in Central America, the Western Ghats and the Eastern Himalaya.

7. Thomas Antony has won an international award, in the best caricature category.
(Today’s Current Affairs Questions 1st June 2018)

Kerala cartoonist Thomas Antony has won an international award, in the best caricature category.

Antony, currently working as Executive Artist of Malayalam daily 'Metro Vaartha', is among the nine winners at the 13th edition of the World Press Cartoon awards, instituted by an organisation based in Lisbon, Portugal.

The awards are given to the best works published in 2017 in newspapers and magazines from around the world.

8. Yuvraj Singh awarded the 'most inspiring icon of the year for Social Welfare" award by the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF).
(Daily Current Affairs Capsule June 1 2018)

Indian star cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been awarded the 'most inspiring icon of the year for Social Welfare" award by the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF) for his exemplary contribution in the field of social welfare. Yuvraj, who was a member of India's 2011 World Cup winning squad, was diagnosed with cancer (mediastinal seminoma) shortly after the World Cup.

After successfully completing his chemotherapy cycle in the United States, Yuvraj returned to India in 2012 and made his international comeback in a Twenty20 match against New Zealand. Post his diagnosis, Yuvraj opened his foundation 'YouWeCan' that focuses on creating cancer awareness and helping educate the cancer survivors kids.

9. Former governor of Himchal Pradesh, Urmila Singh passed away.
(Important Current Affairs Quiz 1st June 2018)

Former Himachal Pradesh governor and Congress leader Urmila Singh died today due to prolonged illness at a private hospital in Indore.

She was 71.

Singh was admitted to Bombay hospital in the city on January 6 after she had contracted pneumonia.

She was kept on a life support systems for a long time and her condition remained unstable.

10. The military exercise, 'Surya Kiran' has begun in Uttarakhand between India and Nepal.
(Current GK Questions 1st June 2018)

A joint military exercise between India and Nepal began at Pithoragarh with soldiers from both the countries sharing their experiences of counter insurgency and counter terrorist operations. The military exercise, which is set to conclude of June 12, is called ‘Surya Kiran’ and is conducted alternatively in India and Nepal every six months.

Notably, Surya Kiran with Nepal is India’s largest military exercise in terms of troop participation, a release from central command headquarters (Lucknow) said. Over 300 soldiers from both the countries are taking part in the exercise, the release added.
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