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Latest Current Affairs 22nd May 2019

Lok Sabha Polls 2019: MHA alerts states ahead of counting: MHA alerts states on possibility of eruption of violence in different parts of the country in connection with the counting of votes on Thursday; asks States and UTs to maintain law  & order, peace, and public tranquility.

Sushma Swaraj attends SCO meet of Council of Foreign Ministers in Bishkek: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

NSA Ajit Doval addresses 17th Investiture Ceremony of BSF in New Delhi: Border Security Force Investiture Ceremony and Rustomji Memorial Lecture 2019 was organized at Vigyan Bhawan on Wednesday.

Lok Sabha Polls 2019: EC turns down Opposition demand on VVPATs: Major setback for the Opposition ahead of counting of votes for Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission turns down Opposition’s demand to tally the VVPAT slips before counting all EVM votes.

PM Modi: NDA is an alliance of people’s dreams and aspirations: The leaders of National Democratic Alliance met over dinner in New Delhi on Tuesday. During the meeting the leaders chalked out strategy on possible outcome of General elections.

Jammu & Kashmir: Two terrorist killed in Kulgam encounter: In Jammu and Kashmir, two unidentified terrorists has been killed in a pre-dawn gunfight between terrorists and security forces in Gopalpora area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

ISRO successfully launches earth observation satellite RISAT-2B: In a pre-dawn launch on Wednesday, Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched RISAT-2B, a radar imaging earth observation satellite, using PSLV-CA from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. The satellite would enhance the country’s surveillance capabilities among others.

Sri Lanka extends emergency regulations by another month: Sri Lanka has extended by another month the emergency regulations, which were enforced after the Easter Sunday attacks.

Brexit: Theresa May offers ‘New Deal’ to try to break deadlock: U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May offers a “new deal” to try to break a deadlock on Britain’s departure from the European Union; May offers the prospect of a possible second referendum.

Indonesia: Protesters clash with police: Indonesian police fired tear gas in a bid to disperse groups of protesters in central Jakarta following a rally held after official results confirming President Joko Widodo’s re-election

India to grow at 7.1% in FY’20: United Nations: A report released by the United Nations says India’s economy is projected to grow at 7.1 per cent in the fiscal year 2020 on the back of strong domestic consumption and investment.

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Sebi planning to reduce time for rights issue timeline to 31 days: Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) proposed reducing the overall time taken for rights issue to around 31 days as well as make the application and allotment process more efficient.

Snapdeal close to acquiring ShopClues: Online marketplace Snapdeal is close to buying its nearest rival ShopClues in an all-stock deal.

Indian Cricket Team in England for World Cup: Indian cricket team reaches England to take part in the World Cup beginning the 30th of May; Men in Blue to play their first match in the tournament on 5th June against South Africa at Southampton but before that the 25th of May is a key date as the boys in blue will play their first practice match against the Kiwis.

Hockey: India beat South Korea 2-1; clinch series: The Indian women’s hockey team came from a goal down to eke out a close 2-1 win over South Korea in the second game and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-march series, in Jincheon on Wednesday.

Sudirman Cup 2019: India fails to reach last 8: India’s campaign at the Sudirman Cup 2019 Badminton tournament concluded on Wednesday they lost 0-5 to China.

BCCI Elections to take place on October 22: The Committee of Administrators(CoA) announced in New Delhi on Wednesday that the much-awaited elections of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be held on October 22.

Bobby Cannavale, Ashley Benson join ‘Lapham Rising’:”Ant-Man” star Bobby Cannavale and actor Ashley Benson have boarded the cast of the film “Lapham Rising”.

‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ cancelled after 20 years: Iconic game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” has been cancelled after a two-decade-long run, the last 17 of which were in syndication.

Formation of the Moon brought water to Earth, planetary scientists claim: A cosmic body that hit the Earth and led to the formation of the Moon about 4.4 billion years ago may have also delivered large quantities of water to our home planet, making it habitable, scientists have found.

ISRO successfully launches earth observation satellite RISAT-2B: In a pre-dawn launch on Wednesday, Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched RISAT-2B, a radar imaging earth observation satellite, using PSLV-CA from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. The satellite would enhance the country’s surveillance capabilities among others.

Oman author Joka Alharthi wins Booker International Prize 2019: An author from Oman has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for “Celestial Bodies”, the story of three sisters and of a desert country confronting its slave-owning past and a complex modern world.

International Biodiversity Day being observed today: The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 as The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

Updated: May 23, 2019 — 12:54 pm
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