28th May 2019 Current Affairs
Saurabh Chaudhary bags gold medal in 10m Air Rifle in ISSF World Cup


India's Saurabh Chaudhary has won a gold medal in 10m Air Pistol beating his own World Record in ISSF shooting World Cup, in Munich Germany.

The 17-year old Chaudhary shot a score of 246.3 battering his previous best of 245 points that was set in New Delhi in February.

This is India's second Gold In the championship.


India's Mahesh Mangaonkar won Sekisui Open for the 2nd time


Indian squash player Mahesh Mangaonkar won for the second time Sekisui Open in Kriens, Switerzland.

Three years back he had won it the first time.

This was Mahesh's 8th PSA (Professional Squash Association) title.

Mahesh had defeated Bernat Jaume of Spain by 11-9, 3-11, 11-5, 11-5.


Prof. Bhargava awarded 2019 Dr. Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize


Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Professor Balram Bhargava was honoured with the 2019 Dr. Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

The event was organized by the World Health Organization (WHO).

He bagged the award for his achievements as a clinician, innovator, researcher, and trainer.


Corporation Bank launches Corp SME Suvidha for MSMEs


Corporation Bank has launched 'Corp SME Suvidha', a product for GST- registered Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

The product was launched by PV Bharathi, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation Bank in Mangaluru.

The product has been designed as part of the bank's efforts to provide the best products to the MSME sector.

About Corporation Bank

Tagline - A premier Public Sector Bank, Prosperity for all

Headquarter - Mangalore, Karnataka

Founded - 12th March 1906

MD & CEO - PV Bharathi


Lewis Hamilton wins Monaco Grand Prix


Lewis Hamilton won Monaco Grand Prix to extend his championship lead over Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.

This was his sixth straight win in the year 2019.

He beat Red Bull Racing-Honda, Max Verstappen who dropped from second on the road to fourth in the results because of a five-second penalty.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in second place while Mercedes Valtteri Bottas completed the Monaco Grand Prix in third place. 


China beat Japan to win 2019 Sudirman Cup


China won the badminton world mixed-team championship, Sudirman Cup 2019 in Nanning, China.

China beats Japan in men's doubles, women's singles and men's singles.

The year 2019 was the 16th edition of the Sudirman Cup Title.

The 16th edition was hosted by China and it swept the finals with 3-0 victory against Japan. with this win China 11th Sudirman Cup title.

Japan have never won the Sudirman Cup.


Cyril Ramaphosa takes oath as South Africa's President


Cyril Ramaphosa's party, African National Congress (ANC) won South African elections with a majority and secured 57.51% votes and Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in for a five-year term as South Africa's President.

Cyril Ramaphosa elected as South African President after President Jacob Zuma resigned the post due to charges of corruption.

About South Africa

Capital - Cape Town, Pretoria, Bloemfontein

Currency - rand


Sweden to host World Leaders Conference to Combat Anti-Semitism in October 2020


Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced that Sweden will host an International Conference against Anti-Semitism in memory of the Holocaust in October 2020.

It will be held in Malmo, Southern Sweden, on October 27 and 28, 20 years after the Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust and 75 years after the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

About Anti-Semitism

It is a hostility to, prejudice, or discrimination against Jews.

It is generally considered to be a form of racism.

About Sweden

Capital - Stockholm

Currency - Swedish Krona


Facebook to launch 'GlobalCoin' cryptocurrency in 2020


Facebook plans to launch its own cryptocurrency 'GlobalCoin' in 2020.

'GlobalCoin' will be available in around a dozen countries at launch where it's expected to offer people affordable and secure payments without the need for a bank account.

The currency, dubbed GlobalCoins, would enable Facebook's 2.4 billion monthly users to change dollars and other international currencies into its digital coins. The coins could then be used to buy things on the internet and in shops and other outlets.

About Facebook

Headquarter - Menlo Park, California, US

CEO & MD - Mark Zuckerberg


World Thyroid Day: 25th May


World Thyroid Day is celebrated every year on 25th May to promote awareness and understanding about thyroid health and the advancements made in treating thyroid diseases.

This day was celebrated for the first time in 2008 by the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and the European Thyroid Association (ETA).

About American Thyroid Association (ATA)

Founded - 1923

President - Elizabeth N. Pearce

About European Thyroid Association (ETA)

Founded - 1965

Chairman - Peter Smyth


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