Daily News Updates of 20th May, 2016

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National News:-

  • Election results of five states :- In Assam- BJP, West Bengal- Trinamool government, Puducherry – Congress, Kerala – CPI Party, Tamil Nadu- AIADMK has won the election on 19th mAy, 2016.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee  on 19th May 2016 has launched a mobile application “Monitor”.
  • Cyclone ‘Roanu’ which lay centred 80 km southeast of Machilipatnam Andhra Pradesh And is expected to move towards northeast.
  • India has launched a “red line campaign” in february this year and now began marking prescription only antibiotics with the red line in order to aware the side effects of antibiotics.
  • Delhi consumed 6,044 MW  of electricity on 19th may 2016, crossed  the 6000- limit for the first time and becoming one of the biggest power consumers in India

International News:-

  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan is appointed as new Prime Minister of Turkey on 19th May, 2016.
  • Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau received a standing ovation for delivering an apology for the “Komagata Maru incident” in the parliament on 18th May, 2016.
  • Egypt Air Flight MS804 from Paris to  Cairo was crashed over the Mediterranean Sea on 18th May, 2016.

Sports News:-

  • Former Champion  Roger Federer withdrew from the French open on 19th May, 2016.
  • Mary Kom has defeated Sweden’s Juliana Soderstrom in the AIBA World women’s boxing Championship on 19th May, 2016.

Business News:-

  • On 18th May, 2016, Google chief executive officer Sundar Pichai introduced Google assistant, a virtual personal assistant along with the tabletop speaker. He also introduced Allo messaging service.
  • Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, has invested in niki.ai, artificial intelligence- based chatbot.
  • Maruti Suzuki India limited has decided to initiate a ‘service campaign’ to and replace a faulty brake part in 20,427 units of its S-Cross.
  • TRAI (Telecom Authority Of India) has  issued a consultation paper of free data comments from stakeholders.
  • On 20th May, 2016, Apple Inc. has announced to open its first development centre in Hyderabad, India which will work on Apple Maps.

Arts, Culture And Awards News:-

  • 14.52 carat blue diamond  became the most expensive diamond which was auctioned for $57.5 million at a Christie’s auction on 19th May, 2016.
  • A stolen letter which was written by Christopher Columbus on his first voyage of discovery to the Americans was retrieved by Italian and US  authorities.


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