Daily News Updates Of 21st May, 2016

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National News:-

  • West Bengal got the highest percentage of NOTA (none of the above) votes in the recent elections.
  • On 20th May, 2016 President Pranab Mukherjee said that India wants a fair reasonable and mutually acceptable settlement of border issue with China.
  • Government has passed the NEET medical entrance exam ordinance on 20th May, 2016.
  • On 20th May, 2016 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked the BSF to be more alert to prevent cow Smuggling on Indo-Bangladesh border.
  • Delhi Metro’s newly opened metro station Jahangirpuri-Samaypur Badli section has received the highest platinum rating for following green building norms by Indian green Building Council (IGBC) on 20th May, 2016.

International News:-

  • Israel’s defense Minister has resigned from the post on 20th May, 2016.
  • On 20th may, 2016 U.S has rejected Russian proposal for joint air strikes.

Sports News:-

  • China has defeated India in the semifinals of women’s Uber cup on 20st May, 2016.
  • Dutee Chand has won gold medal in the women’s 200m at the Taiwan Athletics Open on 20th May, 2016.
  • Pankaj Advani has reached the final stage of the Asian 6 Red Snooker Championships on 20th May, 2016.

Business News:-

  • Uber has launched its first self-driving car and tested on the streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the U.S.
  • The Cotton Advisory Board (CAB) has set up a committee which will work on ensuring sustainable development of cotton production.
  • SBI has merged with five associate banks and Bhartiya Mahila Bank which will cost $250 million (Rs. 1660 crore) on 20th May, 2016.
  • Around 50,000 employees of five associate banks of State Bank Of India have gone for a strike on 20th MAy, 2016 to protest against proposed merger of SBI and associate banks.
  • Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and Silicon valley investor Raj Ganguly have agreed on $143 million fund which would focus on investment opportunities in India and South-East  Asia.
  • Ford India on 20th May, 2016 said that they will recall 48,700 units of its SUVs to repair fuel and brake lines, rear seat backrest.

Science And Technology News:-

  • High resolution cameras are going to be installed soon in Chhattisgarh’s northern forests to track the movement of elephants.

Arts, Culture And Awards News:-

  • There was an auction of art collectibles in mumbai on 20th May, 2016. It contains 64-volume collection of the art magazine “Marg” .
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