DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 17, 18 MAY 2015
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NOVAK DJOKOVIC WONROME MASTERS TENNIS
i. Novak Djokovic of Serbia won Rome Masters Tennis title.
ii. He Defeated Roger Federer of Switzerland.
iii. This is fifth title of the season for him, the other titles are the Australian Open, the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells the Miami Open and the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.
DAVID GRANGER IS NEW PRESIDENT OF GUYANA
i. David Granger is sworn in as the eighth President of Guyana.
ii. His "A Partnership for National Unity" (APNU) party-led coalition won the national elections.
ICICI’S BANK OPENED FIRST BRANCH IN CHINA AT SHANGHAI
i. P.M. of India NarendraModi inaugurated the first branch of ICICI Bank in China at Shanghai.
ii. The branch is inaugurated in presence of Chanda Kochhar, MD & CEO, ICICI Bank.
iii. The Shanghai branch will engage in banking activities permitted under the guidelines of the China Banking Regulatory Commission.
M. ARUNA SHANBAUG DIED AFTER 42-YEARS IN COMA
i. ArunaShanbaug the nurse of Mumbai’s King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital died after battling with coma for past 42-years following a sexual assault by a hospital ward boy.
ii. Shanbaug was sexually assaulted on 27 November 1973 by a ward boy-cum-sweeper of the hospital, SohanlalBhartaValmiki, after throttling her with a dog chain.
iii. While hearing the ArunaShanbaug case in March 2011, the Supreme Court of India rejected the mercy killing (euthanasia) petition for her.
iv. The petition was filed by former journalist and author PinkiVirani. However, SC laid down guidelines for passive euthanasia instead of active euthanasia.
v. Passive euthanasia entails the withholding of common treatments, such as antibiotics, necessary for the continuance of life.
vi. In 1998, a biography was written on Aruna by PinkiVirani which was titled Aruna’s Story.
INDIA ASSUMED PRESIDENCY OF THE 68TH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY
i. India assumed Presidency of the 68th World Health Assembly (WHA) after 19 years.
ii. The session was presided by the Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare JagatPrakashNadda at Geneva.
iii. The World Health Assembly (WHA) is the forum through which the World Health Organization (WHO) is governed by its 194 member states.
iv. It is the world's highest health policy setting body and is composed of health ministers from member states.
MARIA SHARAPOVA WON ITALIAN TENNIS OPEN
i. Russian Maria Sharapova won the women’s singles of Italian Open for the third time.
ii. She defeated Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro.
iii. The Italian Open title was held in Rome, Italy.
POLICE AWARD OF US WON BY INDIAN-AMERICAN HARKEERT SINGH SAINI
i. Harkeert Singh Saini, an Indian-American policeman won the prestigious Top Civilian Supervisor of the Year.
ii. He was awarded for his efficient services to the Houston Police department in the state of Texas of United States.