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  1. CURRENT AFFAIRS: MAY 26, 2018By tine malhoire


  2. CLEAN AIR INDIA INITIATIVE 1. LAUNCHED BY Prime Minister of Netherlands Mark Rutte launched the Clean Air India Initiative' 2. AIM The campaign aims to curb air pollution in Indian cities by promoting partnerships between Indian start-ups and Dutch companies and -build a network of entrepreneurs 3. COLLABORATIVE PROJECT The Clean Air India Initiative is a collaborative project between Get In The Ring, a platform for start-ups, the government of the Netherlands, Start-up India, and INDUS Forum, an online matchmaking platform of Indian and Dutch businesses.


  3. WORLD THYROID DAY 1. MAY 25 In this case, sometimes, thyroid gland fails to produce enough hormone and sometimes, it produces excessive hormone 2. ESTABLISHMENT -In 2008, the European Thyroid Association and American Thyroid joined forces to create, for the first time ever, a day to be devoted globally to the Thyroid Gland -in 2009, a yearly commemorative 'day of the thyroid', May 25th, was firmly established as World Thyroid Day (WTD)


  4. TCS 1. SEVEN LAKH CRORE MARK Tata Consultancy Services market valuation briefly crossed the Rs 7-lakh crore mark, making it the first company to achieve this milestone. -The market valuation of TCS jumped to Rs 7,03,309 crore during the intra-day session on the BSE 2. MARKET VALUATION TCS is the country's most valued firm, followed by Reliance Industries with a market capitalisation (m-cap) of Rs 5,83,972.22 crore, HDFC Bank (Rs 5,22,420.61 crore), HUL (Rs 3,41,064.80 crore) and ITC (Rs 3,31,895.80 crore) in the top five list


  5. FSDC 1. RECONSTITUTION The government has reconstituted the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC), the apex body of financial sector regulators, and made it more broad- based. 2. INCLUSION OF CERTAIN MEMBERS The council, headed by the finance minister, will now include the minister of state responsible for the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), currently P Radhakrishnan The secretary of Department of Electronics and Information Technology also becomes a member, given the importance the government gives to digital transaction.


  6. IRCTO 1. RAILWAYS CATERING AND TOURISM Indian Railways' ticketing arm Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) partnered with travel marketplace ixigo to exclusively power hotel bookings for the former's users. 2. ABOUT IXIGO -ixigo is a travel search engine based in Gurugram, and a mobile travel application available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone -ixigo is an infomediary that aggregates travel websites to compare information and deals. The company was founded by Aloke Bajpai and Rajnish Kumar in June 2006.