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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 12 May 2016

May 12, 2016 19:15 IST

The Recap of the Day brought out by jagranjosh.com covers important current affairs in bulleted form which would be of immense help in preparations for exams like civil services, SSC, Bank and MBA.

•    The only Indian to figure in the Forbes Money Masters: Most Powerful People in the Financial World list is – Uday Kotak, CEO Kotak Mahindra Bank

•    He was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) by the Board on 12 May 2016- Shashank Manohar

•    The two Harbour Defence Systems to enhance the Navy's surveillance capability and response to security threats were commissioned at Vizag on 11 May 2016- IUHDSS & MWDC

•    The law that got President of India’s assent on transfer of captive mines without auction on 8 May 2016- Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016

•    She is the captain of Indian women hockey team and was recommended by Hockey India for Arjuna Award - Ritu Rani

•     He was the member of Indian hockey team that won the gold at 1980 Moscow Olympic Games and was recommended for Major Dhyanchand Lifetime Achievement Award by Hockey India - Sylvanus Dung Dung

•    The Parliamentary Committee that recommended an authority on Ganga Rejuvenation with Prime Minister as its head on 11 May 2016- Estimates Committee of Parliament

•    The community in the western part of India which has the roots of Jewish as per the study from Tel Aviv University that was published on 10 May 2016- Bene Israel

•    A group of scientists unearthed a fragment of the world’s oldest known ground edge axe in - Australia

•    The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill 2016 incorporates recommendation of the Joint Parliamentary Committee headed by - Bhupender Yadav

•    The book titled Chaos and Caliphate: Jihadis and the West in the Struggle for the Middle East is authored by - Patrick Cockburn

•    The International Cricket Council lifted the provisional suspension on this Sri Lankan circketer- Kusal Perera

•    The famous West Indian commentator who died on 11 May 2016 in Barbados is - Tony Cozier

•    He will head the Group of Ministers (GoM) set up to recommend if the Pune-based drug maker, Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd., can be shut down - Arun Jaitley

•    The Uttar Pradesh government on 11 May 2016 gave its nod to develop nearly 200-km long bicycle highway from - Taj Mahal of Agra to the lion safari in Etawah

•    England’s women cricket team captain, who on 11 May 2016 announced her retirement from international cricket - Charlotte Edwards

•    Number of drug formulations on which the ceiling price was fixed by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority on 11 May 2016 - 54

•    Golden State Warriors guard who on 10 May 2016 was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second straight year - Stephen Curry

•    The government of Nagaland and National Stock Exchange on 11 May 2016 launched a program to inculcate financial understanding among - Students of the State

•    A special court in Pakistan on 11 May 2016 declared former president, an absconder in an ongoing treason case - Pervez Musharraf

•    Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on 11 May 2016 inaugurated the Center of Perishable Cargo complex at - Ahmedabad Airport

•    Report of the financial institution says that bribery and corruption cost the world economy as much as 2 trillion dollars every year - International Monetary Fund


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