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English Current Affairs 14-05-2018

English Current Affairs 14-05-2018

English Current Affairs 14-05-2018

National News

->  The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, paid homage to Shri Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, former President of India on his Birth Anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (May 13, 2018).

->  The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will set up a dedicated web portal for spreading information on filming locations and production facilities available in India.

->  India has become the largest remittance-receiving country in the world, with migrant workers from the country sending home 69 billion US dollars in 2017.

->  In a bid to attract more Buddhist tourists from across the world, Central Government has decided to expand Buddhist tourism circuit to 21 more states.

->  On 13th May 2018, Chief of Army Staff General of India, Bipin Rawat arrived at Colombo on a five-day visit to Sri Lanka.

->  The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced that the State will be declared as open defecation free (ODF) by Gandhi Jayanti this year.

Business

->  Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has purchased leading Pakistani online retailer Daraz in a move to doubling its investment in Southeast Asian e-commerce firm Lazada

Defence

->  On 13th May 2018, China’s first domestically developed aircraft carrier began sea trials. This vessel will become China’s second aircraft carrier. China commissioned its first carrier the Liaoning in 2012.

Award

->  Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar was on Saturday honoured with “Swara Mauli” title by spiritual guru Vidya Narsimha Bharati Swami at her residence in ‘Prabhu Kunj’.

Sports

->  The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has decided to implement a strict ‘No-Needle’ policy at all the national camps and training centers in the country.

->  British driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix, his second victory in a row after winning the Azerbaijan GP.

->  The Indian U-16 football team was crowned champions at the Four-Nation Tournament held in Serbia after they defeated Tajikistan 4-2 in the finals.

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