23 May 2018 Current Affairs

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India ranks 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access, quality: Lancet Study

India ranked 145th among 195 countries in terms of Healthcare access and quality (HAQ) index in the year 2016, behind its neighbours like China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan.

2018 Billboard Music Awards

Ed Sheeran emerged as the big winner as the singer-songwriter bagged five top honours at 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Janet Jackson created history when she won the BBMA Icon Award. With this, she became the first African American female artiste to receive the recognition.

Regional Conference on Clean and Renewable Energy held in Bhopal

The Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh (MP), Shri Narayan Singh Kushwah inaugurated the one day Regional Conference on the theme of ‘New and Renewable Energy’ in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

PM Modi visits Russia for informal meet with Putin

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held his first informal Summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the city of Sochi, Russia

Elena Svitolina wins women’s singles of Rome Open

Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina won the Rome Open championship. The Ukrainian player thus retained the Rome title that she won in 2017. It was 75th edition of the Italian open.

Pawan Singh named RTS Jury chief

India’s former shooter & national coach Pawan Singh has been appointed as the Chairman of Result Timing Score Jury by the International Shooting Sports Federation for the ISSF World Cup in Munich. With this appointment, Singh became the first Indian to chair the RTS Jury at a senior World Cup.

Iraq to host first international football tournament

Iraq is to host a West Asia Football Federation championship in the southern city of Basra in November. The first international tournament to be staged in the country since the 1990s. World football’s governing body FIFA has lifted a three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international football, this March.

Shivangi Pathak becomes youngest Indian woman to scale Mount Everest

India’s Shivangi Pathak has become youngest women of the country to scale Mt Everest from Nepal side. According to the Managing Director of Seven Summit Treks, Mingma Sherpa, 16-year-old Shivangi successfully stood atop world’s highest mountain.


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