Important Current Affairs May 22, 2018 – One liner



May 22 – International Day for Biodiversity (IBD) 2018

Theme – “Celebrating 25 years of action on biodiversity”

  • Pushkaram in Tamirabharani in Tirunelveli district, Tamilnadu after 144 years.
  • Kempegowdana Katte Lake revival project funded by the State Bank of India.
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) will begin in the Nagayalanka block in Krishna-Godavari basin.
  • India to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)-Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (SCO-RATS) meet in
  • The first-of-its-kind report “Status of Conservation of Select Aquatic Species” have been prepared by Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun.
  • The world’s largest amphibians, giant Chinese salamanders face imminent extinction due to illegal poaching and hunting as a luxury food.
  • China launches relay satellite to explore far side of moon also known as the dark side because it faces away from the earth and is comparatively unknown.
  • Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd. (MCX) launched India’s first options contract on copper futures.
  • One day Regional Conference on “Clean and Renewable Energy” held in
  • ‘Nai Rahen, Nai Manzilen’ scheme to expand the opportunities for tourism in the Himachal Pradesh.
  • Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh releases Model Agriculture Produce and Livestock Contract Farming and Services (Promotion & Facilitation) Act, 2018.
  • “Intrapreneurship and Management for Farmer Producer Companies” – Grant Thornton
  • The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh presented the Police Medals for Gallantry and Meritorious Services to the BSF personnel at an Investiture Ceremony.
  • Arsenal new manager – Unai Emery
  • Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, (IIM-K) – Debashis Chatterjee.
  • Model Code of Conduct Violation Reporting App – To share evidence of malpractice by political parties, their candidates and activists ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, directly with the electoral body.
  • Harry Kane named England’s Football World Cup captain in Russia.
  • Manu Bhaker, Heena Sidhu and Jitu Rai will spearhead India’s challenge at the ISSF World Cup.

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