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22 May 2018 Current Affairs

22 May 2018 Current Affairs

Gandiv Vijay: Chetak Corps of South Western Command conduct military exercise in Rajasthan

Chetak corps of South Western Command of Indian Army conducted military exercise Gandiv Vijay in Mahajan field firing ranges of Rajasthan. The exercise was conducted two months to validate their operational plans of Chetak corps.


22 May: International Day for Biological Diversity

The International Day for Biological Diversity was observed across the world on May 22, 2018 with an aim to raise awareness about the conservation of biodiversity. The theme of International Day for Biological Diversity 2018 is ‘Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity’.


Bala Prasath wins Formula Junior Racing series 2018 championship

Coimbatore racer Bala Prasath has won the Formula Junior Racing Series 2018 Championship in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.


Rafael Nadal wins Rome open tennis for 8th time

Rafael Nadal defeated Alexander Zverev in the finals to win a record 8th time of Italian open. With this win, he regained the world number one ranking.


Telugu writer Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani dies

Veteran writer, novelist Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani, who along with her women counterparts Arikepudi Kousalya Devi and Ranganayakamma, heralded a new era in Telugu fictional literature since the 1950s, passed away at California.


India successfully test-fires BrahMos Missile along Odisha coast

India successfully test-fired the Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a test range along the Odisha coast to validate some new features. The missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher stationed at Launch pad 3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, according to DRDO.


Pawel Pawlikowski won the best director award

Poland’s Pawel Pawlikowski won the best director award at the 2018 Cannes film festival for his love story “Cold War”.


NYSE names 1st woman chief in Exchange’s 226-Year history

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has promoted Stacey Cunningham to President, making her the first sole woman head of the 226-year-old exchange.


 

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