Current Affairs for the year of 2019 - 2018

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  • Youssef Chahed elected as Prime Minister of Tunisia
    Politics World
    Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi on 3 August 2016 named Youssef Chahed as the Prime Minister of the country. Chahed's appointment came after parliament ousted Habib Essid in a vote of no-confidence because of his handling of economic reforms and security. Prior to this, Chahed was Minister for...
  • FINA Women Water Polo World League Super Final won by USA
    Sports World
    The USA Women’s Senior National Team on 12 June 2016 won gold at the FINA Women Water Polo World League Super Final. The team defeated Spain 13-9 in the championship match in Shanghai, China. The victory marks the United States’ third straight FINA World League Super Final title and 10th overall.On...
  • India Rising: Fresh Hope, New Fears authored by Ravi Velloor publicized
    Miscellaneous India
    A book titled India Rising: Fresh Hope, New Fears by Ravi Velloor chronicles India's journey in the decade before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rise. The book was released in April 2016 by Singapore Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong. The book captures the significant events of the years...
  • Nikesh Arora walked down as President and COO of SoftBank Group
    Miscellaneous World
    Nikesh Arora on 21 June 2016 resigned as the Representative Director, President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of SoftBank Group (SBG), a Japanese company. Simultaneously, he will also step down from the Chairmanship at Yahoo Japan, a company in which SoftBank has a 36.4 percent stake, as well as...
  • International Day of Friendship 2016 observed around the world
    Miscellaneous World
    The International Day of Friendship was on 30 July 2016 observed across the world. The Day is aimed at supporting the goals and objectives of the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace and the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World...
  • World Hypertension Day observed across the world
    India
    The World Hypertension Day(WHD) was observed across the world on 17 May 2016 with the theme Know Your Numbers. The theme know your numbers is related with the goal of increasing high blood pressure awareness in all populations around the world. The WHD 2016 challenge is to screen three million adults....
  • UNEP and INTERPOL published The Rise of Environmental Crime Report
    Environment and Ecology World
    The report titled The Rise of Environmental Crime was released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and INTERPOL on 4 June 2016. The report revealed that environmental crime grew up by 26 per cent larger than previous estimates of 2014. Environmental crime is the world's fourth-largest...
  • Agreement signed between India and WHO
    Miscellaneous India
    The Union Ministry of AYUSH and the World Health Organization (WHO) on 13 May 2016 signed the Project Collaboration Agreement (PCA) for cooperation on Global promotion of Traditional Systems of Medicine. The agreement was signed by Ajit M Sharan, Secretary of Union Ministry of AYUSH and, Dr Marie Kieny,...
  • Manohar Aich, India's first Mr Universe breathed his last
    Miscellaneous India
    Legendary Indian body builder and India’s first Mr Universe, Manohar Aich died at his north Kolkata residence following age related health issues on 5 June 2016. He was 104. About Manohar Aich • He was born in Comilla district, now in Bangladesh. • He was famously called Pocket Hercules as he...
  • T Nanda Kumar stepped down as Chairman of National Dairy Development Board
    Miscellaneous India
    T Nanda Kumar resigned from the post of Chairman of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). Kumar had submitted his resignation on 29 June 2016. Kumar’s resignation was accepted by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet on 27 July 2016. Kumar, who had a five-year term ending in 2019, will be relieved...
  • 2016 French Open Women's Singles tennis title won by Garbine Muguruza of Spain
    Sports World
    Garbine Muguruza of Spain on 4 June 2016 won the French Open Women’s Singles tennis title at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. For the 22-year-old Muguruza, this was her first Grand Slam title. With this win, she also became the first Spanish woman to win a Grand Slam title since Sanchez-Vicario...
  • Women Archers all set for 2016 Rio Olympics
    Sports India
    A three-member Indian women’s archery team comprising Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi was on 16 May 2016 named for the Rio Olympics. The women's trio will compete in the individual events as well as team event at the Rio Games in August 2016. India's women archers earned three individual...
  • Michel Barnier elected as Chief Brexit Negotiator by European Commission
    Miscellaneous World
    The European Union’s executive on 27 July 2016 appointed Michel Barnier, former French Financial Services Commissioner, as its Chief Negotiator for the United Kingdom’s exit from the bloc. Barnier was appointed under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. He will be a prominent figure in the...
  • Strategic Forces Command kept out of scope of RTI Act, 2005
    Miscellaneous India
    The Strategic Forces Command (SFC), which forms part of the National Command Authority (NCA), was on 30 July 2016 added to the Second Schedule of the Right to Information Act (RTI), 2005. In this regard, Union Government issued a notification mentioning SFC has been brought under sub-section (2) of...
  • World Bank approved loan to support rooftop solar program
    India
    The World Bank Board on 13 May 2016 approved a 625 million US dollars loan to support the India’s program to generate electricity from widespread installation of rooftop solar photo-voltaic (PV). The Board also approved a co-financing loan of 120 million US dollars on concessional terms and a 5 million...
  • Indian-origin Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir named as US Ambassador to Malaysia by US President Barack Obama
    Politics World
    Indian-origin diplomat Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir was on 17 June 2016 nominated as the next American Ambassador to Malaysia by US President Barack Obama. She will replace Joseph Y Yun, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. About Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir • Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir served as the Executive...
  • N K Chari assumed the post of MD of State Bank of Mysore
    Miscellaneous India
    N.K. Chari on 30 May 2016 took over as the Managing Director (MD) of State Bank of Mysore. The State Bank of Mysore is one of the associate banks of State Bank of India (SBI). Who is N.K. Chari? • Prior to his new position, N.K. Chari served as the Deputy Managing Director of State Bank of India....
  • Indian Diabetes specialist Shashank S Shah awarded Vivian Fonseca Scholar Award 2016
    Miscellaneous India
    Pune-based diabetes specialist Shashank S Shah was conferred with the Vivian Fonseca Scholar Award 2016 on 12 June 2016. He was awarded at the ADA’s 76th Scientific Sessions from 10 June to 14 June 2016 in New Orleans. The award was given by American Diabetes Association (ADA) for his pioneering research...
  • CCEA gives consent to proposal of R&D project for development of AUSC Technology for Thermal Power Plants
    Miscellaneous India
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 10 August 2016 approved a proposal of research and development (R&D) project for development of Advanced Ultra Super Critical (AUSC) Technology for Thermal Power Plants. The estimated cost of the project is 1554 crore rupees. BHEL will be provided...
  • Approval granted to India-US MoU on enhancing cooperation in Wildlife Conservation
    Environment and Ecology World
    The Union Cabinet on 1 June 2016 gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the United States (US) and India to enhance cooperation in the field of wildlife conservation and combating wildlife trafficking. The MoU seeks cooperation in the following areas: • Wildlife...
  • The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014 passed by Rajya Sabha
    Miscellaneous India
    Rajya Sabha on 3 August 2016 passed The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014 to introduce the goods and services tax (GST). The passage of this historic GST Bill has now paved the way for the concept of one nation, one tax. It will enable both the Centre and the States to simultaneously levy...
  • Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai quit
    Miscellaneous India
    Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai resigned on 14 June 2016 citing poor health. Rai recently underwent major surgery to remove a bullet that had been lodged in his neck for 17 years. His resignation was accepted by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal who gave his portfolio to cabinet colleague Satyendar...
  • Gujarat's Shiyal Bet gets electrified after 70 years of Independence
    Miscellaneous India
    Gujarat’s Shiyal Bet on 11 June 2016 got electricity for the first time, after 70 years of Independence. State’s Chief Minister Anandiben Patel inaugurated the 18.35 crore rupees project to supply grid power to the island through marine cables. CM Patel also unveiled a plaque dedicating the electrification...
  • UK-based BIO Agency Ltd acquired by Tech Mahindra
    Miscellaneous India
    Technology services provider Tech Mahindra Ltd (TechM) on 22 June 2016 acquired UK-based digital transformation firm The BIO Agency Ltd. The acquisition was carried out in an all-cash deal for an enterprise value of up to 45 million pounds. Highlights of the acquisition • The payment of 22 million...
  • Anant Maheshwari appointed as President of Microsoft India
    Miscellaneous India
    Anant Maheshwari was on 1 August 2016 named as the President of Microsoft India by the parent company Microsoft Inc. Maheshwari will succeed Bhaskar Pramanik, who retires in March 2017. Maheshwari, who will join Microsoft India on 1 September 2016, will take over operations of the company on 1 January...
  • Indian-American Rishi Nair wins 28th annual National Geographic Bee Competition
    Miscellaneous World
    Indian American student Rishi Nair on 26 May 2016 won the prestigious National Geographic Bee competition 2016. As National Geographic Bee champion, Nair received a 50000 US dollars college scholarship and a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. He also won a trip to Alaska and Glacier...
  • Draft Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill 2016 released by Union WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi
    Miscellaneous India
    Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on 30 May 2016 released the Draft Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill 2016. It seeks to create a comprehensive law against trafficking of persons and is victim oriented. It makes clear the distinction between...
  • Merger of SBI with its five subsidiaries approved by Union Cabinet
    Economy India
    The Union cabinet on 15 June 2016 approved the merger of the State Bank of India (SBI) with the five subsidiaries of Bank. The cabinet approved the merger of the following subsidiaries- • State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur • State Bank of Hyderabad • State Bank of Mysore • State Bank of Patiala...
  • Vidyanjali Mobile App launched by Union Government
    Miscellaneous India
    The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) on 16 June 2016 launched the Vidyanjali Mobile App that can be used by anyone to register for volunteer work at government schools. Vidyanjali initiative is in line with the Union HRD Ministry's ongoing efforts under Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat. Highlights...
  • Nita Ambani as the first Indian woman IOC member
    Sports World
    Noted sports promoter and founder chairperson of Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani was elected as an individual member of International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 4 August 2016. She was elected by IOC members at the 129th Session of the world body in Rio de Janeiro. With this, she also becomes the first...
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