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27 May 2017

India announced a $500 million line of credit to Mauritius as the two countries resolved to deepen ties in a range of areas including the maritime domain. The two countries also signed a maritime security agreement after extensive talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth.

27 May 2017

Munnar, the popular hill station in Kerala won the award for 'Best Destination for Romance' at the Lonely Planet Magazine Indian Travel Awards 2017. P Bala Kiran, Director of Kerala Tourism received the award. The hilly Munnar town in Idukki district is famous for its romantic cottages, cloudy mountains, lively tea gardens, green valleys, waterfalls.

27 May 2017

Apple opened its first store in Southeast Asia at Singapore. It has already has almost 500 stores globally with more than a million visitors daily.  Apple is a California-based technology company that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, online services, and personal computers.

27 May 2017

The two-day G7 Summit, that will focus on issues surrounding security and growth, began on 26 May in Italy. Those participating in the Taormina Summit include German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, along with the Prime Ministers of Italy, Japan and the UK, Paolo Gentiloni, Shinzo Abe and Theresa May respectively. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk will be representing the European Union at the summit.

27 May 2017

Taj Mahal is the only Indian monument which has featured in the list of top 10 Global Landmarks, by Traveller’s Choice. Taj Mahal secured the fifth position on this list.

27 May 2017

Election contestants have to declare their own and their spouse's sources of earning in their contesting polls. According to the Election Commission, the amendment is aimed at bringing in more transparency. At present, it is mandatory for the poll contestants to disclose the details of assets and liabilities for self, spouse and three dependents in Form 26 at the filing of nomination papers but not the source of income.

27 May 2017

The 28th edition of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit started in Brussels Belgium. The top agenda of the meeting was terrorism. The main aim is to fight against Islamist terrorism. The 2018 NATO summit will be held in Istanbul, Turkey.

27 May 2017

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has been given back the power to grant licenses for defence manufacturing. The power to grant manufacturing license with respect to the category of arms and ammunition and defence items under the Arms Act. DIPP (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) was first established in 1995, and then reconstituted in 2000 and merged with the Department of Industrial Development.

27 May 2017

Union surface transport minister Nitin Gadkari along with chief minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis flagged off taxi aggregator Ola's electronic vehicle (EV) services in the city. Nagpur will be the first in the country to have such a service. A battery charging station for the vehicles was also inaugurated at the airport.

27 May 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of a unit of the Delhi-based All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Changsari, Assam. The institute will be constructed at a cost of Rs 1,123 crores as part of the ‘Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana’. The seven functioning AIIMS are located in New Delhi, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikesh.

27 May 2017

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA’s) Juno spacecraft has discovered Earth-sized cyclones at the poles of the Jupiter. It showed 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. Measurements of Jupiter’s magnetosphere indicate that Jupiter has a stronger magnetic field than expected which is more irregular in shape. The magnetic field on the planet is in the order of 7.766 Gauss which is about 10 times stronger than the strongest magnetic field found on Earth.

27 May 2017

Manchester United won the 2016-17 The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Europa League Title. They defeated Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (AFC) team. Manchester United Football Club is a Professional Football Club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England.

27 May 2017

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg received an honorary doctorate degree from Harvard University. He dropped out of the Ivy League school to focus on Facebook. He started Facebook in his Harvard dorm room in 2004.