18 May 2016

Current Affairs Smart-Liners

Current Affairs Smart-Liners
Current Affairs Smart-Liners 18th May 2016:
Dear Aspirants, to make it simple here we have given the Smart-Liners of Daily Current Affairs which will help you to revise and it’s easy to keep it in mind. We hope that it will definitely help you in the preparation.

IMPORTANT DAYS:

·        International Museum Day
NATIONAL:
·        Maharashtra asks UN arm to train cops in cyber security
·        I-T Department launches new grievance redressal tool
·        Maneka releases draft National Policy for Women
·        Punjab gets world's largest rooftop solar plant
·        Union Government opened Tatkal Window to expedite examination of patent applications
·        Delhi government releases full statehood bill online
·        National Conference on ‘Gaushalas’ Inaugurated
·        Odisha to launch Green Passage Scheme for orphan students
·        NK Singh committee formed to review and give recommendations on FRBM roadmap
INTERNATIONAL:
·        Apple CEO Tim Cook starts his much-anticipated India tour
·        World's 'tallest' roller coaster opens in US
·        Panama signs OECD tax information pact
·        Italian Parliament approves same-sex civil unions
APPOINTMENTS:
·        Tala Marandi appointed Jharkhand BJP chief
·        SamajWadi Party nominates Amar Singh for Rajya Sabha
·        ‘Lady Singham’ Manzil Saini becomes first woman SSP of Lucknow
BANKING :
·        IDFC Bank launches #IDFC Twitter Resume campaign on Twitter to find prospective employees, attract millennials
·        DBS Bank to set up new technology hub in Hyderabad
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
·        Indian Based American scientist to receive National Medal of Science award from US President Barack Obama
·        Indian-American Teen Syamantak Payra Wins Intel Young Scientist Award
·        JK Rowling receives highest French civilian honour
BUSINESS AND ECONOMY:
·        Penguin brings mobile bookstore to India
·        MakeMyTrip allows users to buy foreign currency
·        Pfizer to buy Anacor Pharma in $5.2 billion deal
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:
·        India successfully test-fires Prithvi-II missile
·        Apple announces startup accelerator in Bengaluru
·        Google develops gigapixel 'Art Camera'
·        IBM demonstrates improved Phase Change Memory
·        World’s first Zika virus clone developed
SPORTS:
·        Justice Mukul Mudgal in FIFA governance committee
OBITUARY:
·        Andre Brahic, discoverer of Neptune's rings, dies



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