CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23rd May 2015
- For the fifth time, AIADMK chief Jayalalitha sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Earlier before eight months, she was forced to quit, as she was charged on corruption case. Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah gave oath to Jayalalitha at the Madras University.
- Bombay Stock Exchange replaced drug maker Lupin by dropping Private sector electricity producer Tata powers from Sensex.
- A Memorandum of understanding was signed between World’s largest steel maker ArcelorMittal and SAIL to jointly set up a steel plant in India for the fast growing automotive sector. The agreement was signed in London by ArcelorMittal Chairman and CEO Laxmi Nivas Mittal and SAIL chairman CS Verma.
- Leading Nationalised Bank of India joins hands with Mastercard to launch three new cards and two new banking solutions for the card holders. The three cards include Business Debit Mastercard, Platinum Credit Mastercard, and International Travel Mastercard. The two banking solutions include Mastercard reward programs and In Control for Spend Management.
- International day for Biological diversity was observed on 22nd may by the United Nations. The Theme for the year 2015 is “Bio-Diversity for sustainable development”.
- Indian-origin Pavinder Singh Bhatth became the first Sikh to become the mayor of United Kingdom’s Wokinghom borough Council. Bhatt was born in a farmer’s family in Punjab and later he migrated to United Kingdom.
- Two Indian Peacemakers Lance Naik Nand Ram and Raju Joseph were chosen among 126 police, military and civilian person for United Nation’s Dag Hammarskjold Medal for their courage and sacrifice while serving in UN peacekeeping operations.
- A strong resolution was taken by United Nations Security Council with its member countries to stop illicit transfer and misuse of small arms and light weapons.
- On the recent report released by British Magazine SportsPro, Indian Ace Shuttler Saina Nehwal ranked 1st, who was followed by China’s Li Xuerui.
- India acquired sixth position from the earlier tenth position in terms of scientific publications from the report submitted by secretary of Science and Technology Ashutosh Sharma.
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