Daily Current Affairs | 17th & 18th May 2016 Current Affairs

Current Affairs

18th May 2016:

  • 18th May: International Museum Day
  • HDFC Bank Ltd launched the SmartUp platform to offer banking and payment solutions to start-ups
  • The SBI is planning to merge Bharatiya Mahila Bank with itself along with its 5 associate banks
  • Researchers of University of Texas developed world’s first zika virus clone
  • Anjali Chandrashekar, Indian artist, won prize at the 2016 UN poster contest on N-disarmament
  • India signed pact for global promotion of traditional systems of medicine with World Health Organization
  • Manzil Saini is First woman Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Lucknow
  • Andre Brahic, one of the discoverers of Neptune’s rings, died recently
  • Barcelona football club won the La Liga Champions Parade 2016
  • Sudha Singh created history by breaking the national record in women’s 3000m steeplechase event
  • Arup Raha, Chief of Air Staff, became the first CAS to fly the indigenously designed and produced Light Combat Aircraft Tejas
  • Himalayan brown bears came into news after being sighted for the first time after 1999 in Kargil

17th May 2016:

  • 17 May: World Hypertension Day
  • Han Kang, The South Korean author, won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize for her novel ‘The Vegetarian’
  • China launched the Yaogan-30 remote sensing satellite on board the Long March 2-D rocket
  • Heads Together campaign launched by the British Royals to tackle stigma of mental health
  • Justice Tinlianthang Vaiphei was sworn in as the acting Chief Justice of Tripura High Court
  • Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi were named for the Rio Olympics
  • The United Nations project Living Library has turned testimonies of displaced people in Ukraine into “books”
  • NTPC Limited formed Joint Venture with Coal India Limited company to revive plants of the Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited
  • India held the first round of Maritime Security Dialogue with United States
  • ROSS was hired by the law firm BakerHostetler to assist with bankruptcy cases
  • The Maharashtra Ex-Servicemen’s Corporation recently launched a military tourism initiative in Pune, named Veer Yatra