Daily Current Affairs | 19th & 20th May 2016 Current Affairs

Current Affairs

20th May 2016:

  • Rakesh Kumar Mishra was appointed as the new Director of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • The 27th series of CORPAT was conducted between the Indian Navy and Indonesian Navy
  • AIADMK emerged triumphant in the 2016 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Election
  • The Centre for Environmental Health launched by Union Health Minister JP Nadda is a joint initiative between Public Health Foundation of India and the Tata Institute of Social Science
  • Intelligent Operations Centre, a software solution was launched by President Pranab Mukherjee, is designed by IBM
  • Indian-American biotechnologist Rupa Iyer was awarded with the University of Houston’s Distinguished Leadership in Teaching Excellence Award in 2016
  • Diwaliben Bhil, Gujarati folk singer and Padma award winner who passed away in May 2016
  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer A V S Ramesh Chandra was appointed as the Ambassador of India to Romania
  • First female president of Taiwan is Tsai Ing-wen
  • As per the World Health Statistics 2016, the life expectancy for children born in India in 2015 is 3 years
  • Medicines with the Red Line campaign was in news for its effectiveness in curbing irrational use of antibiotics in India

19th May 2016:

  • Apple Inc. will be setting up an iOS App Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru city
  • Apple Inc. opened a Development Office to develop Maps for Apple products in Hyderabad
  • A draft bill was released to grant Statehood status to National Capital Territory of Delhi
  • Platform launched by Income Tax (IT) department to fast track taxpayer grievances is e-nivaran
  • Mobile app platform Ola signed MoU with Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to benefit Safai Karamcharis
  • The state government that recently decided to launch Green Passage Scheme for orphan students is Odisha
  • Rohit Philip was recently appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of IndiGo
  • The revision of the rehabilitation of bonded labour scheme Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976 will be made a Central Sector Scheme will replace