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Current Affairs of 15th May

Anjali Singh, Published On:15-May-2019


                     Current affairs

1.The Centre extended the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for five more years for violent and disruptive activities which are prejudicial to the integrity and sovereignty of India.

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) renewed its 2014 notification to declare the terror outfit behind the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as an ‘unlawful association’ for another five years.

2.India will for the first time host the ‘Army scouts masters competition’ in August, which is being held as a segment under the 5th edition of International Army games.

  • Teams from eight countries, including Russia and China, have arrived in Jaisalmer for the coordination conference.

3.A monitoring programme of the Forest Department for 2017-­18 has found that the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS),in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, holds the largest tiger population in Kerala.

  • The study was organised in association with the Parambikulam and Periyar Tiger Conservation Foundations

4.Citibank India has launched a white label credit card in partnership with Paytm, an e­commerce platform named Paytm First Card.

  • The credit card would offer 1% cashback, instead of reward points, for every purchase, which would be auto credited to the card every month.
  • According to Vijay Shekhar Sharma, chairman and CEO, One97 communications, the parent of Paytm, the card would come with a limit of ₹1 lakh.

5.All Indian armed forces comprising Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force hold joint exercise Bull Strike at Teressa Island in Andaman and Nicobar.

  • The objective is to enhance their coordination in dealing with major security challenges which are currently facing the country and also to showcase joint operation capability of the three forces, Indian Army, Navy and Air Force and further enhance operation coordination.

            Appointment and Resignation

6.Reserve Bank of India has appointed its former Deputy Governor R. Gandhi as an additional director on the board of private sector lender Yes Bank.

  • The appointment is for two years, that is till May 13, 2021.

7.Former Supreme Court judge, Justice Madan Bhimarao Lokur has been appointed to Supreme Court of Fiji’s non-resident panel for 3 years.

  • He was invited by the Chief Justice of Fiji and received the appointment letter on December 31, 2018

                       Awards and Recognition

8.In CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) Awards 2019, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has won the International Cricketer of the Year Award and Smriti Mandhana has won International Woman Cricketer of Year Award.

  • Virat Kohli has also won the Best Batsman Award.  


9.World Cupper Igor Stimac was appointed head coach of the Indian football team for a two-year term.

  • The national team has been without a coach since the departure of Stephen Constantine in January.
  • The appointment was made by the AIFF's executive committee.


10.City boss Pep Guardiola beats Jurgen Klopp and won a trophy for the second time in three days as the Catalan and claimed the League Managers'' Association manager of the year.


11.The Asian Football Confederation announced that for the first time an all­ female referee team will take charge of a men's continental club cup clash. Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita and assistants Makoto Bozono and Naomi Teshirogi will officiate in the match between Myanmar’s Yangon United and Cambodia Naga World.

Source: The Hindu, The Economic Times, The Indian Express, Press Information Bureau website



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