Current Affairs : 21 May 2016

Taj Mahal in top 5 tourist attractions globally: Survey

  • The Taj Mahal has been voted among the top five tourist attractions in the world, second in Asia and led the popularity list in India, according to a leading travel planning and booking site Trip Advisor.

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Turkey’s AKP taps Binali Yildirim for PM’s post

  • In Turkey, Transport Minister, Binali Yildirim has emerged as the country’s new Prime Minister after the ruling party formally tapped him as its candidate to lead the party.

Himachal CM launches PEHAL programme

  • Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has introduced PEHAL programme in Shimla district.

Indian journalist Philip Abraham elected as Deputy Mayor in UK

  • Indian journalist and Councillor Philip Abraham has been elected unanimously as the Deputy Mayor of Loughton town in the United Kingdom.

Hypersonic superjet technology successfully tested in Australia

  • A joint US-Australian military research team successfully tested a hypersonic technology in the Australian desert.

International Buddhist conference begins in Nepal

  • A two day International Buddhist conference has begun in Nepal to celebrate the 2,560th birth anniversary of Lord Buddha.

Rakesh Kumar Mishra appointed as CCMB director

  • A noted expert in the study of function of genes Rakesh Kumar Mishra  has been appointed as the new Director of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Honda partners with IndusInd Bank for two wheeler financing

  • Country’s second-largest two wheeler maker Honda Motors Scooter India (HMSI) has partnered with Mumbai based IndusInd Bank to cater retail finance to buyers.


Govt. launches Centre for Environmental Health to assess environmental impact on health

  • Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has launched the Centre for Environmental Health in New Delhi to assess the impact of environment-related problems on health.

Tsai Ing-wen sworn-in as first women President of Taiwan

  • Tsai Ing-wen (59-year)has been sworn-in as the new President of Taiwan.

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