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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 25 May 2016

May 25, 2016 19:10 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like Pinarayi Vijayan, World Humanitarian Summit and renaming of Department of Disabilities among others.

•    The person who was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Kerala is - Pinarayi Vijayan

•    Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities will now be known in Hindi as - 'Divyangjan' Sashaktikaran Vibhag

•    Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank is set to open its first branch in India at this place – Ahmedabad

•    To boost development agenda in North-Eastern states of India this party formed North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) - Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

•    Union and Karnataka Government signed 100 million US dollar loan and project agreement with World Bank to support - Urban Water Supply Modernization project

•    The Eclat Health Solutions of the USA signed a MoU with this State government to invest 15 million US dollars in Tier II cities – Telangana

•    As per the UGC Regulations 2016, this many years of research existence is needed for an institution to get recognition as a deemed university – 3 years

•    This Nobel Peace Prize winner authored the book titled A Call to Mercy: Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve – Mother Teresa

•    The alumnus of the National Defence Academy who took over as the 46th Commandant of the Indian Military Academy is - Lieutenant General SK Saini

•    The veteran CPI (M) leader and former MP from Chirayinkeezhu constituency in Kerala who died on 22 May 2016 is - K Anirudhan

•    The cricketer appointed the brand ambassador of F45 India is - Brett Lee

•    The United Nations World Humanitarian Summit was held in – Istanbul, Turkey

•    Education Minister of a state who said that laptops would be provided to the top 500 students securing 95 percent or above marks in Matric examinations conducted by state Board of School Education - Haryana

•    Consul General of the Russian Federation in Southern India, who, visited Sri City in Andhra Pradesh is - Sergey L. Kotov

•    The actor who was best known for playing Inspector Clouseau's manservant Cato in the Pink Panther films, and died at the age 85 is - Burt Kwouk

•    US Senate panel approves legislation to block military aid to Pakistan unless it takes concrete steps against - Haqqani network

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