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Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 21 May to 26 May 2018

Recently, the state Health Department has confirmed Nipah virus (NiV) infection for the first time in Kerala with the blood and body fluid samples of two persons who died of viral fever in the past fortnight in Kozhikode district indicating the presence of the zoonotic disease.

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Publish Date : May 26, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 May 2018

US President Donald Trump has cancelled the historic Singapore Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, accusing North Korea of ‘tremendous anger and open hostility’. The meeting would have marked the first face-to-face encounter between a sitting US President and a North Korean leader.

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Publish Date : May 25, 2018

Nepal becomes first country in South-East Asia to eliminate Trachoma: WHO

Trachoma is an eye disease that is caused by infection with the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. The disease gets spread through contact with infective eye or nose discharges.

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Publish Date : May 25, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 24 May 2018

The Union Cabinet on May 23, 2018 approved the ordinance to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC), heaving a sigh of relief to homebuyers who have invested in housing projects of real estate companies that have gone bankrupt.

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Publish Date : May 24, 2018

Union Finance ministry ties up with 40 companies for extending loans under Mudra scheme

These companies will identify people who need loans under the Mudra Yojana, endorse them and the loans will be extended to them under the scheme.

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Publish Date : May 22, 2018

Explained: Nipah Virus Outbreak in India

The Nipah virus (NiV), member of the family Paramyxoviridae, was first isolated and identified during the 1999 outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States.

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Publish Date : May 22, 2018

Current Affairs in Short: 21 May 2018

With the resignation of BS Yeddyurappa from CM’s post after failing to gather the required numbers to form a majority government, H D Kumaraswamy who heads the Congress-JDS coalition is set to become Karnataka’s new Chief Minister. He would be sworn in on May 23.

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Publish Date : May 21, 2018

Suresh Prabhu launches Intellectual Property mascot ‘IP Nani’

This mascot is also in line with the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) campaign for the World IP Day 2018 which celebrated the brilliance, ingenuity and courage of the women who are driving change in our world.

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Publish Date : May 18, 2018

WHO releases REPLACE guide to eliminate trans-fatty acids from food by 2023

WHO has identified elimination of industrially-produced trans fats from food as one of the priority targets of its draft 13th General Programme of Work (GPW13) which will guide the work of WHO in 2019 - 2023.

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Publish Date : May 17, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 May 2018

With the results of the Karnataka assembly election throwing up a hung house, the role of the Governor has come into focus, in regard to whether the single largest party or the leader claiming majority with post-poll alliance should be invited to form the new government.

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Publish Date : May 16, 2018

WHO publishes its first Essential Diagnostics List

The World Health Organisation has published its first 'essential diagnostics list', which is a catalogue of tests needed to diagnose the most common conditions along with a number of global priority diseases. The list provides an essential package that can form the basis for screening and management of patients.

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Publish Date : May 16, 2018

RRB ALP & Technician 2018: Daily Current Affairs Practice Set, Mock Questions & Model Paper

All the Candidates who have applied and those who are yet to apply for Railway Recruitment Board ALP Recruitment can check the RRB ALP practice Papers with solutions on our website every day. Daily assistant loco pilot model question paper will not only helps you to understand the nature of RRB question paper, but you can also prepare the Current Affairs for this examination.

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Publish Date : May 14, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 11 May 2018

Only two Indians feature in the World's Most Powerful People list that was recently released by Forbes. Chinese President Xi Jinping tops the list for the first time, replacing Russian President Vladimir Putin, who slipped to 2nd place after being named as the most powerful person in the world for four consecutive years.

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Publish Date : May 11, 2018

UN Chief Antonio Guterres announces to hold climate summit in September 2019

In March 2018, Guterres appointed former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as his Special Envoy for Climate Action who was tasked to support the United Nations (UN) in its climate strategy and in organising the 2019 summit.

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Publish Date : May 9, 2018

Fasting can boost stem cells' regenerative capacity: Study

In a new study, US biologists discovered that 24-hour fasting can dramatically improve stem cells' ability to regenerate, in both aged and young mice. The findings may help cancer patients who are receiving chemotherapy and older people suffering from intestinal infections or other gastrointestinal disorders that can damage the lining of the intestine.

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Publish Date : May 4, 2018

World’s most polluted cities list of WHO: Indian Government claims pollution dipped in 2017

The WHO Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database ranked Kanpur as the most polluted city among 4300 world cities which were monitored for their air pollution levels in the year 2016.

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Publish Date : May 3, 2018

Justin Langer named new head coach of Australia

Former Australian opener, Justin Langer has been named as the new head coach of Australia in all three formats of the game, replacing Darren Lehmann, who resigned after the recent ball-tampering row.

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Publish Date : May 3, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 2 May 2018

The Union Government has launched the GOBAR - DHAN (Galvanising Organic Bio-Agro Resources Fund) Scheme at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) Auditorium, Karnal. Under the scheme, solid waste of dung and fields will be changed into compost and fuels such as biogas and bio-CNG.

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Publish Date : May 2, 2018

Top Cabinet Approvals: 2 May 2018

The Union Cabinet gave its approval to accede to the Protocol under World Health Organization, WHO, Framework Convention on tobacco control to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products. The elimination of illicit trade in tobacco products through strengthened regulation will help in strengthening comprehensive tobacco control, leading to a reduction in tobacco.

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Publish Date : May 2, 2018

Hockey India appoints Harendra Singh as men’s coach, Marijne to return to women's side

Hockey India has appointed Harendra Singh as the chief coach of the Indian men’s hockey team, replacing Sjoerd Marijne who will return back to his responsibility as coach of the Indian Women’s Hockey Team.

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Publish Date : May 2, 2018

Current Affairs in Short: 24 April 2018

The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), which was created a decade ago to counter US influence in the region, has temporarily lost half its members after six countries suspended their memberships amidst differences over who should lead the group.

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Publish Date : Apr 24, 2018

President promulgates Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance

President Ram Nath Kovind has promulgated the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, which will allow the government to confiscate properties and assets of loan defaulters who flee the nation. The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on March 12, but it could not be taken up for discussion due to disruptions in the house over various issues.

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Publish Date : Apr 23, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 11 April 2018

The Day 7 of Commonwealth Games 2018 started with Indian shooter Om Prakash Mitharwal bagging the Bronze in the finals of the men’s 50m Pistol event. This was followed by an exemplary performance by Indian shooter Shreyasi Singh, who shot her career-best score to clinch the gold medal.

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Publish Date : Apr 11, 2018

Consent to marriage is inherent in Hindu Marriage Act: Supreme Court

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud ruled this while hearing a petition filed by a Karnataka woman who claimed that the consent of the bride or the groom has not been made mandatory in the law.

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Publish Date : Apr 11, 2018

Maharashtra to start free chemotherapy units for cancer patients

The Maharashtra state government is going to start free chemotherapy units for cancer patients in selected district hospitals. The move aims to ease the travelling and lodging problems of cancer patients who come to Mumbai's Tata Memorial Hospital in Parel for their treatment.

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Publish Date : Apr 9, 2018

World Health Day observed across the globe

World Health Day was observed across the world on April 6, 2018. The day also marks the 70th anniversary of World Health Organisation. On the occasion, WHO calls upon all world leaders to live up to the pledges they made when they agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 and commit to concrete steps to advance ‘Health for All’.

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Publish Date : Apr 7, 2018

Former Guatemala dictator Efrain Rios Montt passes away

Rios Montt and his spy chief Jose Rodriguez were accused of devising the assassination of indigenous population by collaborating with leftwing guerrillas, who were already waging war against government forces.

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Publish Date : Apr 2, 2018

Shekhara Kapur to head central panel for 65th National Film Awards

Veteran director Shekhar Kapur was appointed as the chairman of the central panel of the 65th National Film Awards. The central panel comprises a chairperson and 10 other members, including five regional chairpersons who head the respective regional panels.

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Publish Date : Mar 29, 2018

Malaysia proposes 10 years in jail for publishers of fake news

Under the Anti-Fake News Bill, anyone who publishes fake news could face fines of up to 500000 ringgit (USD 128140), up to 10 years in jail, or both.

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Publish Date : Mar 26, 2018

Great Pacific Garbage Patch is rapidly accumulating plastic: Scientific Reports

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch was discovered in 1997 by Charles Moore, who had sailed through floating plastic bottles and other debris on his way home to Los Angeles.

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Publish Date : Mar 23, 2018
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