16 May 2016

Current Affairs Smart-Liners

Current Affairs Smart-Liners
Current Affairs Smart-Liners 16th May 2016:
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NATIONAL:
·        The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) launched a unique initiative to enroll left over population for Aadhaar, in four States and Union Territories, viz., Haryana, Goa, Chandigarh and Puducherry.
·        The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of penal provisions on defamation law, observing that the right to freedom of speech is “not an absolute right“.
·        Drugmaker Aurobindo  Pharma has received final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manufacture and market an aesthetic injection in the American market.
·        Sikkim was annexed into India on May 16, 1975 as the 22nd state of the country.
·        Section 144 was imposed in Chandigarh today as a precautionary measure ahead of an AAP protest against the Punjab government at CM Parkash Singh Badal's residence.
·        Minister of State Jitendra Singh has written to all ministers to implement the 'e-Office' initiative and move to paperless office functioning in a timely efficient manner.
·        Alleging that National Investigation Agency has become 'Namo Investigation Agency', Congress leader Anand Sharma on Sunday demanded a Supreme Court monitored probe into the 2008 Malegaon blast case.
·        Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday said it was the "appropriate time" to impose President's rule in Bihar.
INTERNATIONAL:
·        UNWTO and China to organize First World Conference on Tourism
·        United States has activated a land-based missile defence station (Aegis Ashore Missile Defence System) in Deveselu, Romania.
·        President Barack Obama criticises Trump's Muslims & wall policy
·        Suicide bombing, claimed by IS, kills 37 police recruits in Yemen
·        US Secretary of State John Kerry met Sunday with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman for talks on the conflicts in Syria, Libya and Yemen.
BANKING NEWS:
·        5 banks led by Bank of Baroda post Rs 6,751-crore loss as bad loans mount
·        Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to close retail banking operations in India
·        HDFC Bank Ltd. launched SmartUp, a first-of-its-kind dedicated solution for start-ups in Kolkata.
·        Tax disputes worth Rs.5.6L cr pending till Oct '15
·        Indonesia bank allows loan repayment in trash
BUSINESS NEWS:
·        The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) disbursed Rs.8,200 crore as monthly pension and Rs.47,630 crore as member benefits in 2015-16.
·        Reliance Communications makes payments easy
·        Amazon may expand its new private-label goods
·        Google may face record $3.4 bn EU antitrust fine
·        Nintendo CEO TatsumiKimishima has said that the video game company will release feature-length films in the near future.
·        8 Asia-Pacific low-cost airlines form alliance
·        The Wholesale Price Index (WPI)inflation positive for 1st time in 18 months
·        Facebook Messenger blocked in Saudi Arabia
APPOINTMENTS:
·        Anil Kumble re-appointed ICC Cricket Committee chairman
·        Justice Navin Sinha sworn in as Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court
AWARDS AND HONORS:
·        Indian short film ‘Beti’ to be screened at Seattle International Film Festival
·        UN to honour 4 Indian peacekeepers posthumously
·        1st Academy Awards ceremony was held 87 yrs ago
·        Actress Celina Jaitly has been honored with the Harvey Milk Award.
·        Anjali Chandrashekar, an Indian comes 3rd in UN Poster for Peace contest
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:
·        Stable, synchronized 4-planet system discovered
·        According to the latest data released by NASA, April 2016 is the hottest April ever on record.
·        Turkey will help Pakistan to modernize its F-16 fleet at a cost of $75 million, a senior Pakistan official claimed.
·        India successfully tests Advanced Air Defence interceptor missile, Ashwin:
·        Ebola can persist 9 months after recovery: Study
·        China launches remote sensing satellite
SPORTS:
·        Indian Women's Squash team won the silver medal at the 18th Asian Squash Championship in Taipei, after suffering a 0-2 defeat at the hands of the Malaysian Women's team.
·        Scottish professional tennis player Andy Murray defeated Serbia's World number one Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-3 to win his first Rome Masters title.
·        Eighteen-year-old Max Verstappen became the youngest driver in F1 history to win a Grand Prix as he finished first at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
·        Top-ranked women's doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis rebounded from their last two final losses to clinch the International BNL d’Italia title in Rome.
·        American professional tennis player, Serena Williams defeated compatriot Madison Keys 7-6(7-5), 6-3 on Sunday to win her fourth Rome Masters title and the first title in last nine months.
·        Playing against the Kings XI Punjab on Sunday, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner registered his 31st 50+ score, to overtake Gautam Gambhir (30) and Rohit Sharma (30) as the player with most 50+ scores in IPL.
·        Olympics qualified sprinter, Sudha Singh set a new national record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase category by clocking 9 minutes and 26.55 seconds in the IAAF Diamond League race in Shanghai.
OBITUARY:
·        Baba Hardev Singh, spiritual head of Sant Nirankari Mission, died in a road accident in Montreal, Canada.
·        Indian-Origin Tamil Scholar, Author Cundasamy Kuppusami Dies At 103 In South Africa




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