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20 May 2018 Current Affairs

20 May 2018 Current Affairs

Russia Unveils World’s 1st Floating Nuclear Power Station

Russia unveiled the world’s first floating nuclear power station at a ceremony in the port of the far northern city of Murmansk, where it will be loaded with nuclear fuel before heading to eastern Siberia. Built in Saint Petersburg, the Akademik Lomonosov arrived in Murmansk where it was moored in the port and presented to the media.


Rajinder Singh Named Hockey India President

Rajinder Singh has been named the new President of Hockey India (HI), following Mariamma Koshy’s resignation from the post. Singh, who is the Senior Vice President of HI was earlier the Treasurer of HI and currently serves as the Treasurer of Hockey Jammu & Kashmir.


Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa Resigns

BS Yeddyurappa resigned 55 hours after taking oath as the Karnataka CM, ahead of the floor test. BJP, with 104 seats, was seven short of the required number of 111.


Amitabh awarded for being bridge builder between India, Europe

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured by European Union for strengthening Europe-India cultural ties. Tomasz Kozlowski, the European Union Ambassador to India, bestowed the prestigious award on him from the European Union for being a bridge builder between India and Europe.


Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro re-elected, opposition cries foul

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won another six years of term in an election that has been called as a sham by the opposition and other countries including the United States.


Hungary’s re-elected PM Orban forms fourth government

Hungary’s new parliament re-elected Viktor Orban as the Prime Minister for his fourth term who won the general elections with 49.42 per cent of the vote, at 81 percent of the votes counted by the National Election office.


WPI inflation rises to 3.18 % in April

According to government data, Inflation based on wholesale prices shot up to 3.18 percent in April on increasing prices of petrol and diesel as well as fruits and vegetables. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation stood at 2.47 per cent in March and 3.85 per cent in April last year.


Guatemala 2nd Nation to open Embassy in Jerusalem after US

Guatemala has opened its embassy in Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of the United States, which inaugurated its embassy in the city two days prior. Guatemala was one of only a few nations that backed Trump’s decision in December to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and is only the second country to move its embassy to the holy city.


 

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