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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 19 May 2016

May 19, 2016 20:00 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs like State Assembly Elections 2016, Delhi Statehood Bill 2016 and World Cities Report 2016 among others.

• In this city Apple Inc. will be setting up an iOS App Design and Development Accelerator - Bengaluru

• In this city Apple Inc. opened a Development Office to develop Maps for Apple products – Hyderabad

• A draft bill was released to grant Statehood status to this Union Territory – National Capital Territory of Delhi

• Nokia Technologies entered into a 10-year brand-licensing deal with this company to market Nokia-branded phones and tablets – HMD Global Oy

• Platform launched by Income Tax (IT) department to fast track taxpayer grievances- e-nivaran

• Five Indian car models that failed crash tests conducted by NCAP- Renault Kwid, Maruti Suzuki’s Celerio and Eeco, Mahindra Scorpio and Hyundai Eon

• The UN-Habitat released the new global flagship report on sustainable urban development titled- World Cities Report 2016, Urbanization and Development - Emerging Futures

• Mobile app platform that signed MoU with Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to benefit Safai Karamcharis- Ola

• The state government that recently decided to launch Green Passage Scheme for orphan students is - Odisha

• The Indian 4x100m women's relay team recently broke the 18-year-old national record at - IAAF World Challenge

• The Ambassador of Mexico to Germany who was recently appointed the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is - Patricia Espinosa Cantellano

• Rohit Philip was recently appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of – IndiGo

• Punjab inaugurated the world’s largest single rooftop solar power plant with capacity of 11.5 MegaWatt (MW) at - Beas in Amritsar district

• The United States (US) Senate on 18 May 2016 approved a bipartisan emergency funding of a amount to combat the Zika virus in 2016 and 2017 is - 1.1 billion US dollars

• Election Commission of India on 19 May 2016 announced the Assembly Elections results of four states and one Union Territory and they are - Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry

• The revision of the rehabilitation of bonded labour scheme that will be made a Central Sector Scheme will replace - Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976

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