Exam Power: 26 May 2018 Today Current Affairs

Exam Power: 26 May 2018 Today Current Affairs

I&B Minister Launches 6-Day ASEAN India Film Festival
I&B Minister Col. Rajyavardhana Rathore launches six-day ASEAN India Film Festival in New Delhi.

India and ASEAN share historical and cultural links.

The Union Minister also stated that the Information and Broadcasting ministry is taking measures to create and promote film festivals with ASEAN, BRICS, and European nations.

Kummanam Rajasekharan, Ganeshi Lal Appointed Governors Of Mizoram And Odisha

BJP leaders Ganeshi Lal  and Kummanam Rajasekharan were today appointed as Governors of Odisha and Mizoram respectively.

According to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique, Prof. Ganeshi Lal will take over as the new governor of Odisha, a post which had fallen vacant in March this year after veteran Naga leader S C Jamir completed his tenure.

Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik had been given additional charge of  Odisha.

Mr Lal is a former Haryana BJP chief.
"The President of India has been pleased to appoint Prof. Ganeshi Lal to be the Governor of Odisha with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office," the communique said.

In his second order, the President appointed Kerala BJP chief Kummanam Rajasekharan as the Governor of Mizoram.

PMs Of India And Bangladesh Inaugurate Bangla Bhavan In Shantiniketan, West Bangal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina jointly inaugurate Bangladesh Bhawan at Shanti Niketan in West Bengal.

The two leaders then paid floral tributes to Rabindra Nath Tagore.

This is the first time in Indian history, that two prime ministers attended a convocation ceremony.

Airtel Payments Bank Appoints Anubrata Biswas As MD And CEO

Airtel Payments Bankappointed Anubrata Biswas as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Biswas fills the position, which was lying vacant since end-December after Shashi Arora quit the post.

Prior to joining Airtel Payments Bank, he was the Joint General Manager and Retail Business Head - South India for ICICI Bank.

Union Government Notifies 8.55% Interest On PF For 2017-18

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) asked its field offices to credit 8.55% rate of interest for 2017-18 into the Provident Fund accounts of around 5 crore subscribers.

According to an order issued by the EPFO, the Labour Ministry conveyed approval to credit 8.55% rate of interest for last fiscal.

The finance ministry had ratified 8.55%rate of interest on EPF for the last fiscal, but it could not be implemented because of model code of conduct for Karnataka elections.

Prime Minister Of Netherlands Inaugurates Indo-Dutch Ganga Forum

n New Delhi, Prime Minister of Netherlands Mark Rutte inaugurated the Indo-Dutch Ganga Forum to take forward a MoU signed between the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, and the Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment of the Netherlands in June 2017.

Barbados Elects Mia Mottley As first Female Prime Minister

The Caribbean island of Barbados elected Mia Mottley as its first female Prime Minister since gaining independence from the UK in 1966.

Mottley's Barbados Labour Party won all 30 seats in the country's Parliament, coming to power for the first time in a decade.

Mission Innovation Ministerial Meeting Held In Sweden

The Third Mission Innovation Ministerial Meeting was held at Malmo, Sweden.

The Indian delegation was led by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science, Technology and Earth Sciences.  

Mission innovation countries launched Mission Innovation Champions Programme to felicitate clean energy innovators.

Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated Smart Grid Workshop at Copenhagen and Chaired public-private roundtable on Strategies on Decarbonisation through innovations in Smart Grids.

India announced setting up of First International Incubator for clean energy in a public-private partnership at a total investment of around US $ 5 million in Delhi.

Archery World Cup Stage II 2018 Starts In Turkey

The second stage of Archery World Cup 2018 started in Antalya, Turkey.

India opened its account with a silver and a bronze medal in the compound section.

India’s women compound team of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Muskan Kirar, and Divya Dhayal recovered from a poor start to lose to their Chinese Taipei opponents by three points to settle for a silver.

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

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