Current Affairs May 19 2019

Current Affairs May 19 2019

National

  1. NPPA slashes prices of 9 non- scheduled cancer drugs by 87%
    • NPPA- National Pharmaceutical Pricing authority
    • It also restricts the trade margin up t0 30%
  1. Mendez Nunez visits Mumbai Port Trust
    • Mendez Nunez is a Spanish Navy ship
    • The ship is on overseas Deployment
  1. Zero Storage level at 26 reservoirs of Maharastra
    • Announcement made by the water conservation Department

International

  1. Joint Meetings of three conventions on chemicals and waste
    • Meetings of Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam
    • Meeting held at Geneva, Switzerland
    • Theme: Clean Planet, Healthy People: Sound Management of Chemical and waste
  1. SIMBEX from may 16th – 22nd, 2019
    • SIMBEX- Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise
    • INS Shakti and INS Kolkata are participating in the event
  1. USA approves missile sales to South Korea and Japan
  2. Australian PM Scott Morrison wins federal elections
    • He is from Liberal National Coalition
    • Defeated the Labor Party

Science and Technology

  1. ISRO announces Seven mega missions
    • These also includes CHANDRAYAAN- 2( second lunar exploration mission ) which will be conducted over a period of next 10 years
    • A road map of next 30 years have been prepared by ISRO

Awards and Honours

  1. USA speaker Nancy Pelsoi honoured with 2019 John F kennedy Profile in Courage award

Sports

  1. BFA launches Air Badminton, Triples and Air Shuttle
    • BFA- the world badminton governing body
    • Air Badminton – outdoor badminton, Triples- three players in a team
    • Air shuttle – new type of shuttlecock
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