Exam Power: 01 June 2018 Today Current Affairs

Exam Power: 01 June 2018 Today Current Affairs :
Bypoll  Result May 2018 :

*NCP's Madhukar Kukde has won the Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha bypoll by 48,097 votes

*BJP ally NDPP wins Lok Sabha bypoll in Nagaland defeating NPF candidate by over 1.73 lakh votes.

* RLD candidate Tabassum Hasan defeated her nearest rival, BJP’s Mriganka Singh by over 55,000 votes to win Kairana Lok Sabha bypoll

* BJP's Rajendra Gavit wins Palaghar Lok Sabha bypoll by 29574 votes, defeats Shiv Sena’s Shriniwas Wanga

* TMC candidate Dulal Das wins Maheshtala assembly bypoll in West Bengal, secures 104,818 votes against 41,987 by BJP's Sujit Ghosh

* JMM wins both Silli and Gomia assembly seats in Jharkhand bypolls

* BJP wins Tharali (Uttarakhand) assembly seat by over 1,900 votes

* RJD wins Jokihat (Bihar) assembly bypoll by over 41,000 votes

* Trinamool Congress wins Maheshtala (West Bengal) assembly seat by a margin of 62,000 votes

*Congress candidate Miani D Shira wins Ampati Assembly seat in Meghalaya against her nearest rival of the National People's Party (NPP) C G Momin

* Congress wins Shahkot(Punjab) by margin of 38,802 votes

* Seema Devi of JMM defeats nearest rival Sudesh Mahto of AJSU for Silli assembly seat (Jharkhand) by 13510 votes

* Congress candidate Muniratna has won by 41,162 votes from Rajarajeshwari Nagar (Karnataka) assembly constituency

* Samajwadi Party wins Noorpur (UP) assembly bypoll by 6211 votes. 

* RR Nagar (Karnataka): Congress candidate Munirathna won with 1,03,195 votes, BJP's Muniraju Gowda has got 69769 votes and GH Ramachandra of JDS 54289 votes.

* LDF's Saji Cherian wins Chenganur (Kerala) assembly bypoll with a margin of 20,956 votes over UDF's D Vijayakumar

Former Himachal Pradesh Governor Urmila Singh Passes Away

Former Himachal Pradesh governor and Congress leader Urmila Singh died due to prolonged illness at a private hospital in Indore. She was 71.

Belonging to a family of freedom fighters, Singh was appointed as the governor of Himachal Pradesh in 2010.

Prior to that, she had served as the chairman of the National Scheduled Tribes Commission (NCTC).

Yuvraj Singh Awarded 'Most Inspiring Icon Of The Year For Social Welfare'

Indian star cricketer Yuvraj Singh awarded the 'most inspiring icon of the year for Social Welfare' award by the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DIFF) for his exemplary contribution in the field of social welfare.

Yuvraj 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.

State Bank of India Hikes Interest Rate On Fixed Deposits

India's biggest lender State Bank of India (SBI) revised its interest higher on retail fixed deposits or FDs below Rs. 1 crore.

SBI has revision interest rates by up to 25 basis points in select maturities.

The interest rate on SBI FDs with a maturity of one year to less than two years has been increased to 6.65% for the public, from 6.4% earlier.

Senior citizens will get an interest rate of 7.15% as compared to 6.9% earlier.

India and World Bank Signs $500 Million Additional Financing For PMGSY

The Government of India and the World Bank signed a $500 million loan agreement to provide additional financing for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Rural Roads Project, implemented by Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India, which will build 7,000 km of climate resilient roads, out of which 3,500 km will be constructed using green technologies.

The World Bank has supported PMGSY since its inception in 2004.

The World Bank has built and improved about 35,000 km of rural roads and benefited about eight million people with access to all-weather roads.

The $500 million loan, from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), has a 3-year grace period, and a maturity of 10 years.

Infosys concludes acquisition of US based Wongdoody at $75 million

 Infosys completed the acquisition of WongDoody Holding Company, a US-based digital creative and consumer insights agency, for a total consideration of up to $75 million.

Founded in 1993, WongDoody has clients across industries like telecommunications, consumer electronics, healthcare and consumer packaged goods.

Sources : The Hindu, ANI, Indian Express, NDTV, TOI,PIB, Economic Times

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