15 May 2018 Current Affairs
Piyush Goyal to take over Finance Ministry, Smriti Irani moved out of I&B
In the Cabinet rejig, Piyush Goyal to take additional charge as Finance Minister until Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is under treatment. Smriti Irani to handle only the Ministry of Textiles and Rajvardhan Rathore has been given the charge of Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
SAWEN’s 1st meeting in India
The South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN), an inter-governmental wildlife law enforcement agency, held its first-ever meeting in India. Its member countries are India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, Pakistan & Maldives.
Alexander Zverev beats dominic thiem to win Madrid open
World number three Alexander Zverev won his third Masters title by beating dominic thiem in the final of the Madrid open. He becomes only the fifth player to win at least three masters 1000 titles – joining Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.
Coast Guard ship Vikram arrives in Mangaluru
Indian Coast Guard vessel Vikram, the first in the class of seven new-generation offshore patrol vessels under the union government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, arrived at Mangaluru. The ship is also designed to carry a twin-engine light and heavy helicopters.
Actor who played Lois Lane in Superman dead at 69
The actor Margot Kidder, best known for playing Lois Lane in the Superman films in the 1970s and 1980s, has died at the age of 69, a funeral home in Montana, US.
Heena Sindhu clinches gold in International Shooting in Hannover
Ace Indian shooter Heena Sidhu secured the gold medal in the 10-meter air pistol category of the international shooting competition of Hannover. Heena was in a carefree form in the final where she was tied with France’s Mathilde Lamoille on 239.8 points. She won the tie to win the gold ahead of Mathilde.
15 May: International Day of Families
The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. This day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. This year (2018), the theme for the event is ‘Families and inclusive societies’.
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