Current Affairs May 14 2019

Current Affairs May 14 2019

National

  1. First Indian Navy Entrance Test (INET)
    • Direct entry officers after graduation
    • Notification for every six months
  1. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS) is the tiger Kingdom of the state
    • It is a biodiversity hotspot In the Nilgri Biosphere Reserve
    • Study conducted by Forest Department, Parambikulam and Periyar Tiger conservation Foundations
    • Of the total 176 Tigers, 75 were in WWS
  1. Round Table Conference on air quality
    • Hosted by IIT Delhi
    • Centre of Excellence for Research on Clear Airt (CERCA)
    • To resolve the issues related to Air quality
  1. Brain Death Certification to be mandatory
    • Declared by Kerala
    • Mandatory at Intensive Care Units (ICU)

International

  1. Economic Crisis in Pakistan
    • Reported by IMF (International Monetary fund)
    • Short supplies of foreign currencies and stagnant growth in Pakistan
  1. Severe Swine fever in Vietnam
    • African Swine Fever
    • Death of 4% of the country’s pig herd
  1. India’s 1 billion line of credit(LoC) to Mongolia
    • To set up grass root refinery at Sainshand in Dornogobi Province
    • Capacity of the refinery is 1.5 million metric ton
    • Implemented by Exim Bank

Science and Technology

  1. DRDO Successfully tested Flight ABHYAS
    • Test Conducted at Chandipur In Odisha
    • It is a HEAT (High speed expendable aerial target)
    • It is MEMS- based navigation system for its navigation and guidance
  1. Next- generation plastic created by Berkeley Lab, USA
    • Designed by DOE(Department Of Energy) by Lawrence
    • Colour, Shape or form can be transformed without loss of performance or Quality at the molecular level

Business& Economy

  1. Bad Loan divergence in Union Bank of India
    • Additional provisions for bad loans by Union Bank of India
    • Given by RBI inspection Report

Awards and Honours

  1. ViratKholi bags international batsman and cricketer of the year award
    • CEAT cricket Rating award 2019
    • Held in Mumbai
    • CCR international life time achievement award – MohinderAmaranath
    • Domestic Cricketer of the year- AshutoshAman
    • International bowler of the year- JaspritBumrah
    • Outstanding bowling award- Rashid Khan
    • Junior cricketer of the year- YashasviJaiswal
    • Home outstanding performance of the year- KuldeepYadav

Sports

  1. Best placed Indian in Women’s trap
    • Event took place at Changwon, Korea
    • ShagunChowdhary
    • 34th position in trap shooting
    • RajeshwariKumari is the second Indian in the field
  1. First women to be inducted into ICC match referee Panel
    • India’s G. S. Laksmi
    • She is eligible to officiate in international games

Art and Culture

  1. Mango Mela 2019
    • Conducted by Department of Horticulture
    • To be held at Kuppanna Park at Mysore in Karnataka
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