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AB de Villiers announces retirement from all forms of cricket

May 24, 2018
Star South Africa batsman AB de Villiers announced his decision to retire from all forms of cricket with immediate effect on May 23. The cricketer made the announcement through a video message, in which he said that he had run out of gas.

Current Affairs in Short: 23 May 2018

May 23, 2018
The first commercial flight to Arunachal Pradesh landed at Pasighat Airport in East Siang district on May 21, 2018 with 25 passengers, including Chief Minister Pema Khandu on board.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 May 2018

May 23, 2018
JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy was sworn in as the 18th Chief Minister of Karnataka on May 23. Karnataka Congress leader G Parameshwara was sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 23 May 2018

May 23, 2018
23 May 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as BrahMos cruise missile, Nidaan software and 71st World Health Assembly among others.

No cancellation fee for flights cancelled within 24 hours of booking: Draft Passenger Charter

May 23, 2018
In case the passenger is not informed about the flight cancellation up to 24 hours of the scheduled departure time, the airlines must refund the full value of the air ticket.

HD Kumaraswamy sworn in as Karnataka Chief Minister

May 23, 2018
H D Kumaraswamy was sworn in as the 18th Chief Minister of Karnataka on May 23. The JDS leader was invited by Vajubhai Vala to form government in Karnataka after B S Yeddyurappa stepped down from the post, citing the reason to be lack of required numbers to form a majority government.

Venezuela expels US diplomats in response to Trump’s sanctions

May 23, 2018
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the expulsion of two top US diplomats in Caracas in retaliation to the new round of US sanctions imposed over Venezuela’s widely-condemned elections.

India ranks 145th among 195 countries in terms of healthcare access: Lancet Study

May 23, 2018
Though India saw improvements in the Healthcare Access and Quality Index from 2000 to 2016, the gap between the country's highest and lowest scores widened from 23·4-point difference in 1990 to 30·8-point difference in 2016.

Everything Explained: Model Contract Farming Act 2018 finalised; Contract farming excluded from APMC Act

May 23, 2018
A ‘Registering and Agreement Recording Committee’ or an ‘Officer’ will be available at district or taluka level for online registration of sponsor and recording of agreement.

National Convention on Rejuvenation of Krishna River held

May 23, 2018
The convention was organised as part of the Telangana government’s initiative to rejuvenate the Krishna River by involving government organisations from Krishna river basin states.

Union Finance ministry ties up with 40 companies for extending loans under Mudra scheme

May 22, 2018
These companies will identify people who need loans under the Mudra Yojana, endorse them and the loans will be extended to them under the scheme.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 May 2018

May 22, 2018
The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched 'My MP Rojgar Portal' to provide jobs to youths as per their educational qualification, skills and interest and ensure availability of able candidates to employers as per the need of their business.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 22 May 2018

May 22, 2018
22 May 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like Queqiao relay satellite, My MP Rojgar Portal and Nipah virus among others.

Current Affairs in Short: 22 May 2018

May 22, 2018
The state of Chhattisgarh would soon be getting a specialised anti-Naxal combat force called the ‘Black Panther’. The force would be set up on the lines of Greyhounds unit, a special force in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh that is dedicated to anti-insurgency operations against Naxalites and Maoists.

Government to set up national registry of crimes against women

May 22, 2018
The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) is in the process of creating a national registry of crimes against women. The records will be sourced from the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems.

Sony to buy EMI Music Publishing in USD 1.9 billion deal

May 22, 2018
EMI is the second-largest music publishing company by revenue and holds the rights to 2.1 million pieces of music including classics by the likes of Queen, Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams and Drake.

UAE launches 10-year residency visa programme for exceptional talents

May 22, 2018
The United Arab Emirates would be issuing long-term residency visas for up to 10 years to international investors and ‘exceptional talents’ including professionals and students. The new system will increase the chances of attracting investors and competencies, increasing the country's economic competitiveness globally.

Madhya Pradesh launches 'My MP Rojgar Portal'

May 22, 2018
The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched 'My MP Rojgar Portal' to provide jobs to youths as per their educational qualification, skills and interest and ensure availability of able candidates to employers as per the need of their business.

International Day for Biological Diversity 2018 observed globally

May 22, 2018
The theme of International Day for Biological Diversity 2018 was ‘Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity’ as the year 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Explained: Nipah Virus Outbreak in India

May 22, 2018
The Nipah virus (NiV), member of the family Paramyxoviridae, was first isolated and identified during the 1999 outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States.

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