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PM Modi’s visit to Russia: Key Points

May 22, 2018
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held his first informal Summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on May 21. During the high-level delegation meet, the two leaders agreed that the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership between India and Russia is an important factor for global peace and stability.

India ranked 6th wealthiest country

May 21, 2018
The AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review ranked India as the 6th wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of $8,230 billion, while the United States was ranked as the wealthiest with a total wealth of $62,584 billion.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 May 2018

May 21, 2018
Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes inaugurated his country's Israel embassy in Jerusalem on May 21. With the decision, the nation becomes the third one to take the controversial step of moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Current Affairs in Short: 21 May 2018

May 21, 2018
With the resignation of BS Yeddyurappa from CM’s post after failing to gather the required numbers to form a majority government, H D Kumaraswamy who heads the Congress-JDS coalition is set to become Karnataka’s new Chief Minister. He would be sworn in on May 23.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 21 May 2018

May 21, 2018
21 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 world’s first floating nuclear power plant, 'Bastariya' battalion and Zojila tunnel project among others.

Home Minister commissions anti-Naxal 'Bastariya' battalion

May 21, 2018
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh commissioned the 'Bastariya' battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force into service in Chhattisgarh. The anti-Naxal battalion has been created for the first-time with more than 534 tribal youth from Chhattisgarh.

Russia launches world’s first floating nuclear power plant

May 21, 2018
Russia has launched Akademik Lomonosov, the world's first floating nuclear power plant at the St Petersburg shipyard. The plant is to be the first of a fleet of floating nuclear power stations to be stationed in the Russian Arctic.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro re-elected, opposition cries foul

May 21, 2018
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won another six years of term in an election that has been called as a sham by the opposition and other countries including the United States. The vote came amid opposition calls for a boycott.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 14 May to 20 May 2018

May 20, 2018
The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like 2018 Nikkei Asia Prize, Swachh Survekshan-2018 and first female director of CIA among others.

Banned ozone-destroying chemical emissions on a rise: Study

May 20, 2018
According to a new study, emissions of one of the chemicals that can cause a hole in the ozone layer are on the rise, despite an international ban on the chemical by the 1987 Montreal Protocol.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Zojila tunnel project in Leh

May 20, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation of Zojila tunnel project in Jammu and Kashmir’s Leh district. The project will be India’s longest and Asia’s longest and strategic bi-directional tunnel, which will provide all-weather connectivity between Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar, Kargil and Leh districts.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 14 May to 19 May 2018

May 19, 2018
The Kerala High Court has observed that merely watching certain videos and speeches will not be a reason to implicate a person as a terrorist. A division bench comprising justices A M Shaffique and P Somarajan made the observation while considering an appeal filed by one Muhammed Riyas, challenging an NIA court order denying bail to him.

BS Yeddyurappa resigns as Karnataka Chief Minister

May 19, 2018
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa announced his resignation from the post on May 19 barely 48 hours after he was sworn in to the post.

Tata Steel subsidiary acquires 72% stake in Bhushan Steel

May 19, 2018
Tata Steel, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Bamnipal Steel Ltd (BNPL), has acquired 72.65 per cent controlling stake in Bhushan Steel Ltd (BSL) for around Rs 36,400 crore. The company was selected as the highest bidder in March 2018 to buy a controlling stake in Bhushan Steel, as part of bankruptcy proceedings.

Ramalingam Sudhakar sworn-in as Chief Justice of Manipur High Court

May 19, 2018
In March 2017, he was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Jammu & Kashmir after the retirement of Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed.

NASA Satellites reveal major shifts in global freshwater

May 18, 2018
The scientists used 14 years of data from the NASA’s twin Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites to track global trends in freshwater in 34 regions around the world.

Current Affairs in Short: 18 May 2018

May 18, 2018
Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on May 18, 2018 appointed BJP legislator K.G. Bopaiah as Karnataka Assembly's Pro-Tem Speaker for administering oath to all newly elected legislators on May 19, 2018, ahead of the floor test directed by the Supreme Court.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 May 2018

May 18, 2018
CIA veteran Gina Haspel was confirmed as the US intelligence agency’s new Director with 54 votes. Haspel courted controversy for her role as chief of a CIA black site in Thailand in 2002, where prisoners were tortured with brutal interrogation techniques.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 18 May 2018

May 18, 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 Swachh Survekshan-2018, IP mascot Nani and DRDO Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 among others.

Gina Haspel confirmed as first female director of CIA

May 18, 2018
The US Senate confirmed Gina Haspel as the first female director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on May 17. Haspel’s nomination was confirmed in a 54-45 vote, following a difficult nomination process that reopened an emotional debate about brutal interrogation techniques in one of the darkest chapters of CIA’s history.

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