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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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  1. INDIA 3RD LARGEST SOLAR MARKET IN WORLD: MERCOM REPORT
i. India emerged as the third largest solar market in the world in 2017 behind China and the US, according to the report of Mercom Communications India.
ii.. As per the report, India set a new record with 9.6 GW of solar installations in 2017, which was more than double the 4.3 GW installed in 2016.
iii. The robust growth boosted the country's total solar installed capacity to 19.6 GW as of December 2017.

  1. YES BANK LAUNCHES AGENDA 25×25
i. YES Bank launched Agenda 25×25, which pledges to create a synergetic startup environment for budding women entrepreneurs in India.
ii.The effort would ensure that by 2025 at least 25% of all entrepreneurs in India are women.
iii. The bank made the announcement at the YES Bank – YES Global Institute Annual Startup Conclave hosted in partnership with NITI Aayog, Invest India, Startup India and Atal Innovation Mission.

  1. SHASHANK MANOHAR TO SERVE 2ND TERM AS ICC CHAIRMAN
i. Former BCCI President Shashank Manohar will serve a second two-year term as the independent chairman of the International Cricket Council after he was elected unopposed by the governing body's Board.
ii. Mr Manohar became the first independent ICC Chairman in 2016.


  1. FASTEST GROWING BLACKHOLE OF UNIVERSE DISCOVERED
i. Scientists have discovered the fastest-growing black hole known in the universe, describing it as a monster that devours a mass equivalent to our Sun every two days.
ii. This black hole is growing so rapidly that it's shining thousands of times more brightly than an entire galaxy, due to all of the gases it sucks in daily that cause lots of friction and heat.
iii. The energy emitted from this newly discovered supermassive black hole, also known as a quasar, was mostly ultraviolet light but also radiated x-rays.

  1. MARK TULLY TO GET RED INK AWARD
i. Senior journalist Mark Tully will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Red Ink Awards in Mumbai.
ii. Tully worked with the BBC for three decades and was the broadcaster’s Chief of Bureau for Delhi for 20 years.
ii. Tully was a front-running reporter for all major news breaks in South Asia like the Indo-Pakistan wars, the Bhopal gas tragedy, Operation Blue Star, assassination of Indira Gandhi and anti-Sikh riots

  1. ANINDITA HONOURED WITH JAYADEV RASHTRIYA YUVA PURASKAR AWARD
i. US-based Kathak dancer Anindita Anaam was honoured with the prestigious 'Shri Jayadev Rastriya Yuva Pratibha Puraskar 2018' for outstanding contribution to the field of art.
ii. The award was presented to the Kathak exponent during the 'Jayadev International Dance Festival' in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.



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