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CURRENT AFFAIR - RECAP - 20 MAY 2016




•    A software solution named Intelligent Operations Centre, which was launched by President Pranab Mukherjee, is designed by - IBM


    Indian-American biotechnologist who was awarded with the University of Houston’s Distinguished Leadership in Teaching Excellence Award in 2016 - Rupa Iyer

    Noted Gujarati folk singer and Padma award winner who passed away in May 2016 - Diwaliben Bhil

    This campaign was in news for its effectiveness in curbing irrational use of antibiotics in India  Medicines with the Red Line

    This Indian-American professor was conferred with the US National Medal of Science 2015 – Rakesh K Jain

    As per the World Health Statistics 2016, the global life expectancy for children born in 2015 – 71.4 years

    This island nation decided to sever 40-year-old diplomatic ties with Iran - Maldives

    A noted expert in the study of function of genes who was appointed as the new Director of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology is - Rakesh Kumar Mishra

    The 27th series of CORPAT was conducted between the Indian Navy and  Indonesian Navy

    The political party that emerged triumphant in the 2016 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Election is – AIADMK

    The Centre for Environmental Health launched by Union Health Minister JP Nadda is a joint initiative between - Public Health Foundation of India and the Tata Institute of Social Science


    Indian journalist who was elected unanimously as the Deputy Mayor of Loughton town in the United Kingdom on 19 May 2016 - Philip Abraham

    Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer who was appointed as the Ambassador of India to Romania - A V S Ramesh Chandra

    Election Commission of India on 19 May 2016 announced results of 2016 by-election held for four states, namely -  Gujarat, Jharkhand, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh

    The cyclonic storm over the west central Bay of Bengal that will strike Andhra Pradesh coast - ROANU

    First female president of Taiwan who was sworn-in on 20 May 2016 - Tsai Ing-wen

    As per the World Health Statistics 2016, the life expectancy for children born in India in 2015 – 68.3 years





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