20 May 2016

Current Affairs Smart-Liners

Current Affairs Smart-Liners
Current Affairs Smart-Liners 20th 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.



NATIONAL:
·         JP Nadda launches Centre for Environmental Health to assess environmental impact on health
·         President of India inaugurated IOC in Rashtrapati Bhavan
·         India and Slovenia have signed Protocol amending the India-Slovenia Double Taxation Avoidance Convention
·         BHEL Commissions 250 Mw Thermal Unit In Maharashtra
·         India sends 2 Naval ships to cyclone-hit SL
·         Government takes measures to set up science cities, science centres
·         PM Narendra Modi to address nation through ‘Mann ki Baat’ on May 22
·         Virbhadra Singh launches PEHAL in Shimla
·         Delhi’s Presidential Estate is now a smart city
INTERNATIONAL:
·         Taj Mahal in top 5 tourist attractions in the world and Second position in Asia: Survey
·         International Buddhist conference begins in Nepal to remember the Buddha Birthday Anniversary
·         Beijing-New Delhi Yoga Conference opens in China
APPOINTMENTS:
·         A V S Ramesh Chandra appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Romania
·         Indian journalist Philip Abraham elected as Deputy Mayor in United Kingdom
·         Wary China watches as Taiwan inaugurates first woman president
·         Binali Yildirim set to be Turkey’s new prime minister
·         Sujoy Bose likely to be NIIF chief executive officer
BANKING :
·         Nepal SBI Bank launches payment gateway
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
·         Indian-American Rakesh K Jain received US National Medal of Science 2015 from Barack Obama
·         Indian-American Rupa Iyer awarded with Highest Teaching Award in US
BUSINESS AND ECONOMY:
·         Honda partners with IndusInd Bank for two wheeler financing
·         Nomura exits mutual fund JV with LIC
·         Ratan Tata invests in chatbot startup Niki.ai
·         SEBI tightens P-Note norms to check money laundering
·         ITC aims for 8 new food plants, to invest Rs 4,000 crore
·         Samsung Electronics ties up with Alibaba Group holding to automate Alipay gateway
SPORTS:
·         Ella Mae Colbert, a 100-year-old retired South Carolina teacher set a new world record for the fastest 100-meter sprint by a 100-year-old
·         Indian reach Uber Cup semis; guarantees medal
OBITUARY:
·         Gujarat: Popular folk singer passes away at 75
·         Morley Safer of “60 Minutes” dies at 84

  


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