May 2018 Current Affairs Study Material

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INTERNATIONAL

Ibrahima Kassory Fofana sworn in as PM of Guinea
Ibrahima Kassory Fofana took charge as the prime minister of Guinea. He replaced Mamady Youla. Earlier, Ibrahima Kassory Fofana was minister in charge of public investment & relations with the Private Sector.

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Former IMF official Carlo Cottarelli nominated as Italian PM
The Italian President nominated Carlo Cottarelli, a former official at the International Monetary Fund, to form an interim government.

Pakistan Names Former Chief Justice As Caretaker PM
Former Pakistan Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk was appointed as the interim Prime Minister of the country. The decision comes ahead of the dissolution of the current government and parliament.

Hariri wins third term as Prime Minister
Lebanon’s Saad Hariri has won a new term as Prime Minister after he won the backing of the majority of parliamentarians. It will be 3rd term for Hariri, who has held the position since December 2016 and was also Prime Minister between 2009 and 2011.

Barbados elects Mia Mottley as 1st female Prime Minister
The Caribbean island of Barbados has elected Mia Mottley as its first female Prime Minister since gaining independence from the UK in 1966. Mottley’s Barbados Labour Party won all 30 seats in the country’s Parliament, coming to power for the first time in a decade.

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.

Guatemala 2nd Nation to open Embassy in Jerusalem after US
Guatemala has opened its embassy in Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of the United States, which inaugurated its embassy in the city two days prior. Guatemala was one of only a few nations that backed Trump’s decision in December to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and is only the second country to move its embassy to the holy city.

Hungary’s re-elected PM Orban forms fourth government
Hungary’s new parliament re-elected Viktor Orban as the Prime Minister for his fourth term who won the general elections with 49.42 per cent of the vote, at 81 percent of the votes counted by the National Election office.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro re-elected, opposition cries foul
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won another six years of term in an election that has been called as a sham by the opposition and other countries including the United States.

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