19 May 2018 Current Affairs

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NMDC bags S&P PLATTS Global Metals award 2018

NMDC (National Mineral Development Corporation) Limited has bagged the prestigious S&P Global PLATTS Global Metals Award 2018 in corporate social responsibility (CSR) category held at London.

India’s economy is projected to grow 7.6% in 2018-19: UN WESP

According to UN World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP), India’s economy is projected to grow 7.6% in fiscal year 2018-19, making it fastest growing economy in the world. GDP growth in India is expected 7.5 and 7.6% in fiscal years 2017-18 and 2018-19 respectively.

Sridevi honoured at Cannes Film festival

Veteran Bollywood actor Sridevi was honoured with the TITAN Reginald F Lewis Film Icon Award at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival.

Ramalingam Sudhakar sworn-in as Chief Justice of Manipur High Court

Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar was sworn-in as the Chief Justice of Manipur High Court. Justice Sudhakar was administered the oath of office by Governor Jagdish Mukhi at the Raj Bhawan in Imphal.

Ambika Sharma to head USIBC India office

The U.S India Business Council named Ambika Sharma as its head for India. Ms. Sharma was Director General for International at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

Gina Haspel confirmed as first female director of CIA

The US Senate confirmed Gina Haspel as the first female director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Haspel’s nomination was confirmed in a 54-45 vote, following a difficult nomination process that reopened an emotional debate about brutal interrogation techniques in one of the darkest chapters of CIA’s history.

RBI imposed penalty on Cooperative bank

The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a penalty of Rs. 50,000/- on Universal Co-operative Urban Bank, Mancherial, Telangana. The penalty has been imposed on the bank as it had violated RBI’s directive and guidelines on loans and advances to directors and their relatives.


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