14 May 2016 – Important Current Affairs Download PDF

///14 May 2016 – Important Current Affairs Download PDF

National News Daily Current Affairs Download – 14 May 2016

ExamPariksha.com publishes day to day news for current affairs download. It has relevant fact based daily news to cover all important happening and developments in the National sphere in this section. Usually examiners ask GA or current GK questions in personal interviews and exams focusing on recent events to check how informed you are. Here is a sincere attempt to cover all important topics for such scenarios from today’s current news.

 

☀ Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. He has stressed on the need to develop a mechanism and find out a permanent solution to the issue of Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen straying into each others waters.

☀ The Union Cabinet has approved the National Intellectual Property Rights Policy (IPR). This policy will  focus on enhancing access to healthcare, food security and environmental protection. The IPR policy will also:

  • foster creativity and innovation,
  • promote entrepreneurship and
  • enhance socio-economic & cultural development.
  • Objective – To create awareness about the economic, social and cultural benefits of IPRs among all sections of society.

☀ In a study, it has been revealed that the Bene Israel community living in the western part of India carries genetic proof of the Jewish roots. According to their oral history, the Bene Israel people descended from a handful of Jewish shipwreck survivors on India’s Konkan shore  up to 2,000 years ago.

☀ According to the Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database released by WHO, Delhi is no longer the most polluted city in the world. The national capital now ranks at No. 11 on the list. Zabol, an Iranian city, is now the most polluted city in the world, according to the data for PM 2.5 pollution. However, Delhi’s annual mean of PM 2.5 is 122 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m³), while the WHO guideline value stands at 10 µg/m³.

☀ The government has decided to discontinue five-year plans after the current one ends in March 2017. It will be replaced with a longer vision of 15 years that will factor in social goals and sustainable development goals.

☀ The state of Kerala has been awarded the best family destination in the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2016.

International News Important Current Affairs Updates – 14 May 2016

Questions about International Relations (IR) are often asked from current affairs in interviews, written exams conducted by various recruiters. The following international news has important daily current affairs which you must know as an aspirant for exams conducted by UPSC and State PSCs.

☀ Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been suspended to face impeachment. Former Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer took charge as interim President of Brazil.

☀ The world’s largest cargo plane, the Antonov An-225 Mriya, landed for the first time in India. The plane arrived from Turkmenistan and landed at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. It has a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tonnes.

☀ The USA has activated its $800-million missile defence system in Romania, triggering protests from Russia. This reportedly is a part of USA’s defensive umbrella that will stretch from Greenland to Portugal. US officials have aimed it for protecting Europe from countries like Iran.

☀ The US has said that India meets missile technology control regime requirements and is ready for entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). These remarks came in response to China and Pakistan joining hands to oppose India becoming a member of the NSG.

  • About NSG: Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is a multinational body with 48 members.
  • It is aimed at reducing nuclear proliferation by controlling the export and re-transfer of materials that may be used for nuclear weapon development.
  • Interestingly, the NSG was set up in 1974 as a reaction to India’s nuclear tests to stop the alleged misuse of nuclear material meant for peaceful purposes.

Economics News Today’s Current Affairs Download – 14 May 2016

The following economics current news update has all important economy news for exams. These will also help in developing a better understanding of Economy. We hope this collection on exampariksha.com helps you in increasing your financial awareness.

☀ The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is acting upon recommendations of the Special Investigation Team on black money. The Supreme Court appointed SIT on black money last year had suggested that SEBI should strengthen its norms to keep a tab on beneficial ownership of P-Notes as they were widely used by foreign investors and could be prone to misuse. SEBI has made strict requirements for issuance and transfer of P-Notes and put the onus on investors to ensure compliance with anti-money laundering law.

14 May 2016 – Sports Current Affairs Download News Today

The following important current affairs about sports news are relevant from exam point of view. Questions might appear in upcoming banking and SSC CGL 2016 exam about the following.

☀ Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid and former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene have been appointed to the ICC Cricket Committee for a 3 year term. Also, former Indian captain Anil Kumble was re-appointed as the Chairman of the committee for another 3 year term.

☀ Indian boxing star Vijender Singh has won his sixth successive knockout victory by out-punching Andrzej Soldra of Poland in a Super Middleweight contest held at Boltan in UK. Soldra is the most experienced opponent Vijender has faced so far.

☀ Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis have entered the semifinals of the Women’s Doubles event at the Italian Open Tennis in Rome.

☀ FIFA has named Fatma Samoura, as its first ever female Secretary General. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has chosen the 54-year old Senegalese UN diplomat, who is an outsider unknown to the football world, to be his deputy.

Obituaries

☀ Spiritual leader and Nirankari Mission chief Baba Hardev Singhji (62) was killed in a road accident in Montreal, Canada. He was not only a spiritual leader but also a social reformer. The Nirankari Mission was established in 1929. The organisation had over 100 branches in 27 countries by 2009.

We hope this compilation was useful for going through today’s important news. These are also for those looking for daily current affairs download. Please share your comments with us. Have a Good Day!

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