18th May 2019 Current Affairs
Virat Kohli & Rishabh Pant named as new Brand Ambassadors of Himalaya MEN


Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and emerging wicket-keeper & batsman, Rishab Pant have been named as the brand ambassadors of Himalaya MEN Face Range by The Himalaya Drug Company.

Both players will promote the first latest commercial of Himalaya Men "Looking Good....And Loving It".

Recently, CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) Awards 2019 were announced in Mumbai. Virat Kohli has bagged the International Cricketer of the Year and Best Batsman during CEAT Cricket Awards and Rishabh Pant has been named as the Emerging player of 2018 by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

About Himalaya Drug Company

Headquarters - Bengaluru, Karnataka

Founded - 1930

Founder - M Manal

CEO - Philipe Haydon


Indian YouTuber, Ajey Nagar named among the Top 10 'Next Generation Leaders 2019' by Time Magazine


Indian YouTuber, 19-year-old Ajey Nagar has been named among the top 10 'Next Generation Leaders' 2019 by Time Magazine.

Nagar is the most followed YouTuber in India.

Nagar has a YouTube channel, named as CarryMinati which have 6,827,342 subscribers. He had uploaded his first video when he was 10 years old and found his niche in 2016 by producing diss tracks.

In January 2019, Nagar rendered enormous success in his YouTube career when his diss track against controversial Swedish YouTuber Felix Kjellberg, popularly known as PewDiePie, went viral.

Nagar created a video title Bye PewDiePie, Nagar raps in Hindi to tell PewDiePie that one day, India will rule the whole world.

with over 95 million subscribers PewDiePie has been in a race against Indian music record label company T-Series to retain his title of most subscribed YouTube channel.

According to Time Magazine, India overtook US in 2018 in terms of YouTube audience in the world with around 256 million monthly users.

About YouTube

Founded - 14 February 2005

Headquarters - San Bruno, California, United States

Founder - Jawed Karim, Steve Chen, Chad Hurley

CEO - Susan Wojcicki


GSI Report: AP has highest 35% of India's Graphite Deposits


Geological Survey of India (GSI) has released a report on graphite reserve in India. GSI in its report revealed that the highest graphite reserves of India this is, around 35% of India's total Graphite reserves are found in Arunachal Pradesh.

At present India imports majority of Graphite from other countries. With 35% of India's Graphite deposits being found in Arunachal Pradesh, the State could now be developed as the leading producer of graphite in India to meet the nations' future needs.

About Graphite

Graphite is the only non-metal element that is a good conductor of electricity. It is the most stable allotrope of Carbon, with standard entropy being zero. It is also known as a dry lubricant for its greasy feel.

About Geological Survey of India (GSI)

Founded - 1851

Headquarters - Kolkata

About Arunachal Pradesh

Capital - Itanagar

Chief Minister - Prema Khunda

National Park

  • Mouling National Park
  • Namdapha National Park


NSG Commandos Summit Mount Everest in maiden attempt


Commandos of the premier counter-terror force National Security Guard (NSG) created history as they scaled the Mount Everest (world's highest peak) in their maiden attempt.

Lt Col J P Kumar led a seven-member team of National Security Guard (NSG), successfully unfurled the Indian flag at the 8,848-meter tall peak.


11th India Iran Joint Consular Committee Meeting (JCCM) held in New Delhi


The 11th joint Consular Committee Meeting between India and Iran held in New Delhi.

Indian delegation was led by Amit Narang, Joint Secretary in Consular, Passport, and Visa (CPV) division and Iran delegation was led by Ali Asghar Mohammadi, Director General of Consular Affairs.

The Objective of this meeting is to review the status of ongoing cooperation in consular and visa related issues and also to discuss the strategy to further expand people to people contracts and to promote friendly exchange between both countries.

About Iran

Capital - Tehran

Currency - Iranian Rial


Radha Venkataraman appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Kingdom of Eswatini


Radha Venkataraman has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Kingdom of Eswatini.

She is currently working as the Director in the Ministry of External Affairs.

She succeeds Rudra Gaurav Shresth.

About The Kingdom of Eswatini

Popular Name - Swaziland

Capital - Mbabane (executive), Lobamba (legislative)

Currency - South African Rand, Swazi lilangeni (SZL)

Prime Minister - Ambrose Dlamini


Taiwan becomes 1st country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage


Taiwan has approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision that makes Taiwan the first place in Asia with a comprehensive law both allowing and laying out the terms of same-sex marriage.

The successful bill includes limited adoption rights for same-sex couples.

About Taiwan

Capital - Taipei

Currency - New Taiwan dollar


Jeffrey Rosen confirmed as US' next Deputy Attorney General


Jeffrey Rosen was confirmed as the United States' next Deputy Attorney General by the US Senate.

He succeeds Rod Rosenstein.

Mr. Rosenstein oversaw Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigations into Russian collusion in the 2016 Presidential elections, before stepping down from his post in April.


World Hypertension Day: 17th May


World Hypertension Day 2019 is celebrated annually on May 17.

The theme for World Hypertension Day 2019 was "Know Your Numbers".

The day was initiated by the World Hypertension League (WHL) to increase awareness about high blood pressure (HBP).

The WHL launched its first WHD on May 14, 2005. Since 2006, the WHL has been dedicating May 17 of every year as WHD.

About World Hypertension League (WHL)

Head office - United States (US)

President - Daniel T. Lackland


National Dengue Day: 16th May


National Dengue Day is celebrated annually on May 16 aims to raise awareness about the viral disease dengue and its preventive measures. 

Viral disease dengue caused by the dengue virus, it is transmitted by the Aedes mosquito (Aedes aegypti) bite infected with any one of the four dengue viruses.


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