Exam Power: 21 May 2018 Today Current Affairs

Exam Power: 21 May 2018 Today Current Affairs

Anti Terrorism Day is observed as 21 May
The Anti Terrorism Day is observed on 21 May every year in our country to make the people aware of the anti-social act of terrorism and its impact on human suffering and lives.

The official announcement of National Anti Terrorism Day was made after the assassination of India's seventh Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on 21 May 1991.

He was killed in Tamil Nadu in a campaign by the terrorist.

Then, under V.P. Singh government the center has decided to observe 21st May as Anti Terrorism Day.

Tamil Nadu To Build Indias Next Generation Defence Aircraft

The Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), which had conceived and designed the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, has set the ball rolling for building the next generation defense aircraft, the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), by extending an invitation to private players in Coimbatore to build a technology demonstrator.

The proposal is not only the first time an indigenous military aircraft programme is seeing the involvement of private players, but it is also the first time a defense plane development project is proposed to be executed outside Bengaluru.

The project to be implemented in Sulur in Coimbatore district which may house the permanent base of the Tejas squadron marks Tamil Nadu’s first major defense aircraft project.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran Won T.K. Ramanathan Award For 2017-18

Prajnesh Gunneswaran won the prestigious T.K. Ramanathan award for the year 2017-18 at the Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA) annual day function at the SDAT tennis stadium.

He received a cash prize of Rs. 30,000.

Tata Steel subsidiary acquires 72% stake in Bhushan Steel

Tata Steel, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Bamnipal Steel Ltd (BNPL), acquired 72.65 percent controlling stake in Bhushan Steel Ltd (BSL) for around Rs 36,400 crore.

The announcement was made by Tata Steel in a statement on May 18, 2018. The deal is set to help the banks recover NPAs amounting to over Rs. 36,000 crore in the time to come.

Speaking on the development Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said, "Liquidation value of Bhushan Steel was Rs. 14,541 crore but creditors received almost 4 times the amount (Rs. 36,400). This was possible due to the robust and transparent Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code.”

Venezuela's President Maduro Wins Re-Election

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro was reelected for a second six-year term in presidential elections, according to the National Electoral Council (CNE).

Some 14,638 voting centers have been set up nationwide for Venezuela's more than 20.5 million eligible voters, who are also voting for state legislators.

Mr. Nicolas replaced Hugo Chavez after his death from cancer in 2013.

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.

It is Built-in Saint Petersburg, the Akademik Lomonosov arrived in Murmansk where it was moored in the port and presented to the media. 

Constructed by the state nuclear power firm Rosatom, the 144 by 30 meter (472 by 98 foot) ship holds two reactors with two 35 megawatt nuclear reactors that are similar to those used to power icebreaker ships.

Japanese Director Won Cannes' Top Award

Asian, Arab, and women filmmakers scored big at the closing ceremony of the 71st Cannes Film Festival, while Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda took home the top prize -- the Palme d'Or. Kore-eda, in the festival's main competition for the fifth time won the Palme d'Or for 'Manbiki Kazoku' (Shoplifters).

Kore-eda is only the second Asian Palme d'Or winner this millennium (after Thailand's Apichatpong Weerasethakul for 'Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives', 2010).

This is the seventh time that a director from Asia has bagged the coveted trophy.

South Korea Won Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2018

The Indian women’s Hockey team failed to defend its crown at the fifth Asian Champions Trophy, as it lost to hosts South Korea, 0-1 in the summit clash at Donghae City, South Korea.

A goal by Youngsil Lee clinched the Korean team as the winner of Champions Trophy.

The final was India’s first defeat of the tournament. South Korea has lifted the title for the third time after having won it in 2010 and 2011.

India, on the other hand, finished second best for the second time after having lost to Japan in the final of the 2013 edition.

Indian striker Vandana Katariya was declared player of the tournament while youngster Lalremsiami was named as the upcoming player of the tournament.



Sources : The Hindu, TOI,PIB, Economic Times, ANI, Indian Express

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