Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 20 May to 25 May 2019
The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance with 351 seats is set to form the new Government in India, as per the results of the Lok Sabha Election that was conducted to elect people’s representatives for the 17th Lok Sabha.
Rupali PruthiMay 25, 2019 14:13 IST
16th Lok Sabha dissolved with resignation of PM Narendra Modi; NDA set to form new Government
The 16th Lok Sabha has been dissolved with the acceptance of the resignation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers by President Ram Nath Kovind on May 24, 2019. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance with 351 seats is set to form the new Government.
Uttar Pradesh, UP Lok Sabha Election Result 2019: BJP wins in Hindi Heartland; List of all UP constituencies
The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) recorded thumping victory in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, winning 62 seats in Hindi Heartland, Uttar Pradesh. The major shock came for the Congress, which could only secure one seat – Sonia Gandhi’s Raebareli.
Lok Sabha General Elections Results 2019: All you need to know!
The National Democratic Alliance has taken India by storm by winning a whopping 349 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. The election was conducted to elect people’s representatives for the 17th Lok Sabha.
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Key political bigwigs who lost
While there are some debutants who saw success in the Lok Sabha polls like Bollywood actor Sunny Deol, cricketer Gautam Gambhir, and sufi singer Hans Raj Hans , there are a few political bigwigs who lost. Have a look at some key political bigwigs who lost in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
ICC World Cup 2019: India to clash with New Zealand in first warm-up match
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is about to begin soon. Virat Kohli-led India, one of the title favourites, will be facing New Zealand in its first warm-up match on May 25, 2019 at the Oval, London.
What is VVPAT? How does VVPAT work?
When the voter casts the vote on the EVM, printer-like VVPAT apparatus linked to the EVM generates a slip showing serial number, name and symbol of the candidate to whom the vote was made. With this slip, the voter can verify his casted vote.
ISRO successfully launched radar imaging satellite RISAT-2B
RISAT-2B launched successfully by ISRO from Sathish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikottah. This is the fourth flight unit of the RISAT programme and it would be used for reconnaissance, strategic surveillance and disaster management.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Women Candidates List: Urmila, Hema Malini, Kirron Kher, Sadhvi Pragya, Smriti Irani, Kanimozhi among others
The Indian National Congress and the Bhartiya Janata Party have fielded over 50 women candidates each in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Despite this, the percentage of women candidates is still low in comparison to the total nominated candidates. Apart from these parties, only two parties undertook serious steps to give women a powerful representation, which include Odisha’s Biju Janata Dal and West Bengal’s All India Trinamool Congress.
Google suspends business with Huawei
Google has suspended all business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services and cancelled its Android license. With the move, Google apps such as Chrome, Gmail, YouTube and Google Play will cease to exist on the upcoming Huawei phones. The move could impact the future of Android on smartphones made by the Chinese company and its sub-brand, Honor.
'Celestial Bodies' wins Man Booker International Prize 2019
Oman author Jokha Alharthi won the prestigious ‘Man Booker International Prize 2019’ for her novel “Celestial Bodies”, the novel that confronts Oman’s history of slavery, which was abolished in the country only in 1970.