24 May 2018 Current Affairs
Iconic hollywood film poster creator Bill Gold passes away
Bill Gold, one of hollywood’s best-known creators of film posters, has died aged 97. The veteran illustrator who had hand in more than 2,000 posters began work at the film production company Warner Brothers in the 1940s.
Pravin Agrawal appointed BHEL director
Power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has appointed Pravin L Agrawal as the part-time official director on its board.
HD Kumaraswamy took oath as new Karnataka Chief Minister
The JD(S)-Congress coalition government head HD Kumaraswamy was sworn-in as the New Chief Minister of Karnataka. Congress Leader G. Parameshwara was sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister.
Srinath Narayanan becomes champion of Kolkata open chess meet
Srinath Narayanan took a quick draw against Shyam Sundar M in just 27 moves to become champion in LIC 3rd Kolkata Open International Grandmasters Chess Tournament.
BRICS forum presents award to late actress Sridevi
Late veteran actress Sridevi was posthumously conferred with the BRICS Business Forum Leadership Award for Lifetime Achievement in Indian Cinema.
AB De Villiers retires from International Cricket
Star South African batsman AB de Villiers has announced his decision to retire from international cricket with immediate effect. In his 14-year career, he played 114 Tests, 228 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and 78 T20 Internationals.
State Bank of India reports loss of Rs. 7,718 crore in march quarter
State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s biggest lender, reported a loss of Rs. 7,718 crore in the January-March quarter, hurt by higher provisions for bad loans. The loss for the three months to March 31 was deeper than the expected Rs. 1,285 crore on average by 16 analysts, according to Thomson Reuters data.
Nepal becomes first country in south-east Asia to eliminate Trachoma
World Health Organization (WHO) has validated Nepal for having eliminated trachoma, a contagious bacterial infection of the eye. It makes Nepal first country in WHO’s South-East Asia Region to defeat trachoma, world’s leading infectious cause of blindness.
Indian Navy conducts security exercise, called Prasthan
The Indian Navy on May 22, 2018 conducted a security exercise, called “Prasthan”, in the Offshore Development Area (ODA) off the coast of Mumbai.