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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 18 May 2016

May 18, 2016 19:12 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs in bulleted form that will be of immense help to the aspirants of competitive exams in revising the events of the day.

•    International Museum Day (IMD) coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) is annually observed on or around - 18 May

•    This private sector bank launched the SmartUp platform to offer banking and payment solutions to start-ups – HDFC Bank Ltd

•    The SBI is planning to merge this public sector bank with itself along with its 5 associate banks - Bharatiya Mahila Bank

•    Researchers of this American university developed world’s first zika virus clone – University of Texas

•    Indian artist won prize at the 2016 UN poster contest on N-disarmament - Anjali Chandrashekar

•    World Hypertension Day (WHD) was observed across the world on - 17 May

•    India signed pact for global promotion of traditional systems of medicine with - World Health Organization

•    First woman Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Lucknow - Manzil Saini

•    One of the discoverers of Neptune's rings who died recently - Andre Brahic

•    The football club that won the La Liga Champions Parade 2016 is - Barcelona FC

•    The athlete who created history by breaking the national record in women's 3000m steeplechase event is – Sudha Singh

•    Chief of Air Staff who became the first CAS to fly the indigenously designed and produced Light Combat Aircraft Tejas - Arup Raha

•    Himalayan brown bears came into news after being sighted for the first time after 1999 in - Kargil

•    The Indian American boy who the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards of 50000 US dollar for developing a low-cost electronically aided knee brace - Syamantak Payra

•    Draft National Policy for Women that was unveiled for consultation by Union Government seeks to replace - National Policy for Empowerment of Women, 2001

•    The person who will head the five member committee to give recommendations on the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) - NK Singh

•    The British publicist who coined the phrase "Fab Four" to describe the early Beatles, and died in May 2016 is - Tony Barrow

•    Grammy-Winning Singer-Songwriter, who helped mentor a generation of songwriters and wrote hits like LA Freeway and Desperados Waiting for a Train, and died in May 2016 is - Guy Clark


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