Top 10 Daily Current Affairs: 19 May 2019

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs: 19 May 2019

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19 May 2019

Asian Football Confederation(AFC) announced its first-ever female referee team to officiate Men’s Continental Club Cup match The team consists of 3 Japanese referees namely, Yoshimi Yamashita and assistants Makoto Bozono and Naomi Teshirogi.  the match between Myanmar’s Yangon United and Cambodia’s Naga World at the Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar. Prior officiating this match, they served as assistant referees in AFC Cup matches along with Australians Sarah Ho... Read More

category: Sports

19 May 2019

IBM India tied-up with HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company, India’s third-largest non-life insurance provider in the private sector, to co-create new Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based solutions. Leveraging IBM Garage that uses data-driven insights to develop end-to-end strategies and solutions for business transformation, teams from HDFC ERGO and IBM Services will work together to develop and test new solutions. About IBM India Headquarters: Bengaluru Number of employees: ~... Read More

category: Business & Economy

19 May 2019

Tech Mahindra and French digital content publishing firm Rakuten Aquafadas signed an MoU to collaborate on building enhanced customer experience offerings. Rakuten Aquafadas and Tech Mahindra aim to build a Customer Experience Offering leveraging the suite of software that Rakuten Aquafadas provides for digital publishing. About Tech Mahindra Founded: 24 October 1986; 32 years ago Founder: Anand Mahindra Headquarters: Pune, Maharashtra, India Chairman: Anand Mahindra  MD... Read More

category: Business & Economy

19 May 2019

The winners of the upcoming ICC men's World Cup will earn a cash award of USD 4 million, the highest prize money on offer in the history of the tournament. The winners of the 10-team tournament will also get a trophy that they will lift at the historic Lord's on July 16. The total prize pot of USD 10 million will see the runners-up take home USD 2 million and the losing semifinalists USD 800,000 each at the end of the 46-day tournament being played across 11 venues in UK from May... Read More

category: Sports

19 May 2019

Indian Hotels Company, which runs hotels under Taj, Vivanta and Ginger brands partnered with Singapore's wealth fund GIC to invest ₹4,000 crore for buying hotels in India. The equity contribution of Indian Hotels in the acquisitions will be 30% and GIC's will be 70%. The partners will acquire fully-operational hotels mainly in the luxury, upper scale and upscale segments. About Singapore  President: Halimah Yacob Prime Minister: Lee Hsien Loong Capital: Singapore


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19 May 2019

The Saudi government has approved for the first time Privileged Iqam, a scheme for entrepreneurs, investors and skilled expatriates approved to stimulate the national economy. The approval is aimed at attracting long-term investments as the government tries to diversify the economy and boost domestic spending. Privileged Iqama: The Privileged Iqama system will offer a permanent residence scheme and one that can be renewed annually to highly skilled expatriates and owners of capital... Read More

category: International

19 May 2019

Jeffrey Rosen was confirmed as the United States’ latest deputy attorney general by the US Senate. He replaces Rod Rosenstein. Mr.Rosenstein oversaw Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigations into Russian collusion in the 2016 Presidential elections, before stepping down from his post in April. Jeffrey Rosen: Rosen served as general counsel for the White House Office of Management and Budget and the Transportation Department between 2003 and 2009, under President George W.... Read More

category: International

19 May 2019

Over 2.7 lakh Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have been registered by the United Nations, several getting identity cards as their first-ever proof of documentation.  The Rohingya Muslims living in Myanmar have not been able to acquire formal citizenship, leaving them stateless and deprived of basic rights. The cards are aimed at improving the accuracy of data on refugees in Bangladesh. Who are these Rohingya refugees? Rohingya community is a stateless Indo-Aryan ethnic group who reside... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

19 May 2019

The Global Drugs Survey, a survey of recreational drug use for the first time polled respondents from India, has found that more than any other nationalities, Indians are seeking help to reduce their alcohol intake which reflects an awareness of abuse.  The survey says:  Alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis were the most common stimulants used by Indians.  Of the nearly 1,00,000 respondents from 30 countries, Indians reported being drunk on an average of 41 times in the last 12... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

19 May 2019

Australia’s 23rd prime minister and Labor elder statesman Bob Hawke has died. He served as prime minister between 1983 and 1991, making him the longest serving on the Labor side of politics. He was the country's third longest-serving leader after Robert Menzies and John Howard. About Australia: Capital: Canberra Currency: Australian dollar Prime minister: Scott Morrison President: Malcolm Turnbull

19 May 2019

Ieoh Ming Pei, who was the mastermind behind the bold Louvre pyramid in Paris, the landmark 72-story Bank of China tower in Hong Kong and Athens’ Museum of Modern Art, has died at age of 102 years. About Ieoh Ming Pei: Born in China in 1917, banker’s son Ieoh Ming Pei came to the US at 17 to study architecture, receiving an undergraduate degree in the field from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1940. He became a naturalized US citizen in 1954. I M Pei’s Iconic... Read More

category: Obituary

19 May 2019

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) has awarded the Sasakawa Award 2019 for Disaster Risk Reduction to Pramod Kumar Mishra. The award recognized his dedication to improving the resilience of communities most exposed to disasters. He is currently serving as Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.  The theme of the 2019 Sasakawa award was Building Inclusive and Resilient Societies. He was conferred the award during ongoing 6th... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

19 May 2019

The European Union has imposed a combined fine of $1.2 billion on Barclays, Citigroup, JP Morgan, MUFG and Royal Bank of Scotland over foreign exchange rigging. Individual traders at the banks had allegedly formed two cartels to manipulate the spot foreign exchange market for 11 currencies, including the dollar, the euro and the pound. They exchanged sensitive information including client orders and their open risk positions. Swiss bank UBS was exempted from a 285 million euro fine since it... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

19 May 2019

In a two-year effort, researchers at the Medical Research Council’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge read and redesigned the DNA of the bacterium Escherichia coli (E coli), before creating cells with a synthetic version of the altered genome. The artificial genome holds 4m base pairs, the units of the genetic code spelled out by the letters G, A, T and C. Printed in full on A4 sheets, it runs to 970 pages, making the genome the largest by far that scientists have ever... Read More

19 May 2019

Virat Kohli is the first cricketer in the world ever to break into the 100 million category for followers on social media. Virat Kohli has Facebook (37.1 million), Twitter (29.4 million) and Instagram (33.5 million) to his name. Football giant from Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo is the most popular sportsperson on the social media with 77 million followers on Twitter, 122 million followers on Facebook and 166 million followers on Instagram. Brazil star striker Neymar Jr is the second most... Read More


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