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Top 5 Current Affairs: 14 May 2019

Justice MB Lokur, fomer judge of the Supreme Court of India, was recently appointed to the Supreme Court of Fiji’s non-resident panel for three years period.

May 14, 2019 19:02 IST

India extends USD 1 billion Line of Credit to Mongolia to build its first petrochemical refinery

India recently extended USD 1 billion Line of Credit to Mongolia to set up its first-ever petrochemical refinery at Sainshand in Dornogobi Province. Along with it, India will undertake the construction of 27 kilometres of railway line, 17.5 kilometres of road and 19 kilometres of power transmission line in the country.

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.

180 member nations agree to include Plastic Waste in Basel Convention


The 1989 Basel Convention was amended recently to include Plastic Waste to protect environment and human health from the damaging effects of harmful chemicals and waste. With this move, the global trade of plastic waste will become more transparent and will be better regulated.

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.

Department of Biotechnology launched MANAV: Human Atlas Initiative

The MANAV: Human Atlas Initiative was launched recently by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) under the Union Ministry of Science and Technology. This human tissue mapping project has been launched to improve understanding on human physiology.