18 May 2018 Current Affairs

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MoS external affairs general VK Singh visits North Korea

Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh visits North Korea, the first high-level visit from India in 20 years. General VK Singh held talks with his North Korean counterpart and a host of other leaders.

Gujarat Governor given additional charge of MP

Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli was given the additional charge of Madhya Pradesh while the state’s Governor Anandiben Patel is on leave.

Himanta Sarma elected as vice-president of Badminton Asia Confederation

Himanta Biswa Sarma, the President of Badminton Association of India (BAI), has been elected as the vice-president of Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) during the Annual General Meeting of the body at Bangkok, Thailand.

India’s first solar powered railway station

Guwahati now has India’s first railway station run by solar power. Around 2352 solar modules with a capacity of generating 700 kwp has been set up over the roof of the Guwahati railway station.

Uttam Pacharne appointed as Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi

Uttam Pacharne was appointed as the regular Chairman of the Lalit Kala Akademi. His appointment was approved by the President Ram Nath Kovind. Pacharne is an eminent artist and sculptor.

Mangaluru is the best in waste management

The Union government has selected Mangaluru as “India’s best city in solid waste management”. It was selected under the categories of cities having a population between three lakh and 10 lakh under Swachhata Survekshan 2018.

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