Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 13 May to 18 May 2019
The Indian Air Force has received the first Apache Guardian helicopter from US aerospace major Boeing.
Nirbhaya rape case investigator Chhaya Sharma gets McCain Institute award
Indian Police Service (IPS) and investigation officer of Nirbhaya rape case, Chhaya Sharma was bestowed with the McCain Institute Award 2019. She has worked to protect human rights throughout her career. During investigation of various sensitive criminal cases and protecting human rights, she led various teams in 19 years.
IAF gets first Apache attack helicopter
The Indian Air Force has received the first Apache Guardian helicopter from US aerospace major Boeing. The AH-64E Apache is primarily a multi-role attack helicopter, which is flown by the US Army. The main features of the latest variant of the Apache fleet includes improved digital connectivity and powerful engines with upgraded face gear transmission to accommodate more power.
Things to know about General Elections 2019: FAQs
The Lok Sabha elections 2019 are underway to elect people’s representatives for the 17th Lok Sabha. The election results will be declared on May 23, 2019. Have a look at some Frequently Asked Questions about ongoing elections.
India chosen as Co-chair of Consultative Group of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery
India was chosen as the Co-chair of the Consultative Group (CG) of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) for the fiscal year 2020. The move came after India expressed its interest to Co-chair the Group during its last meeting in October 2018. This will be the first time that India will co-chair the CG meeting of GFDRR.
US President Donald Trump declares national emergency
US President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect the US computer networks from foreign adversaries. The order bars US companies from using foreign telecoms that are believed to pose a risk to the security of the nation. The move has authorized US to block transactions that involve information or communications technology that pose an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States.
RBI releases 'Vision 2021' for e-payment system
The Reserve Bank of India has released 'Payment and Settlement Systems in India: Vision 2019 – 2021', a vision document for safe, secure, quick and affordable e-payment system. The core theme of the vision document is ‘Empowering Exceptional (E)payment Experience', that stresses on empowering every Indian to access a bunch of e-payment options safely and conveniently.
IMF bails out cash-strapped Pakistan with a new loan deal
The International Monetary Fund has reached a loan agreement with Pakistan after months of negotiations. Under the new loan deal, the IMF has agreed to provide the cash-strapped nation with bailout fund worth $6 billion, in addition to $2 to $3 billion from the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, over the next three years.
Former SC Justice MB Lokur appointed to Supreme Court of Fiji
Justice MB Lokur, fomer judge of the Supreme Court, was appointed to the Supreme Court of Fiji’s non-resident panel for three years period. Fiji has previously invited judges from various other nations including Sri Lanka, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Malaysia.
Jet Airways top management team of CEO, CFO resigns
Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube resigned from his post with immediate effect citing personal reasons. Dube's resignations came just hours after airline's Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Amit Agarwal resigned. The airline's Chief People Officer Rahul Taneja also resigned from his post.
Austria bans headscarf in primary schools
Austrian Parliament has approved a new law that bans the usage of headscarf in primary schools.Under the law, any ideological or religiously influenced clothing, which is associated with the covering of the head, will be banned. The Government clarified that the patka head covering worn by Sikh boys and the Jewish kippa would not be affected.