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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 MAY 2018



DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      71ST WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY HELD IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
i. The 71st World Health Assembly was held in Geneva, Switzerland. The Indian Delegation was led by Union Health Minister of India, Mr J P Nadda at World Health Assembly.
ii. The theme of the event is "Health for All: Commit To Universal Health Coverage". 
Iii.He also inaugurated ‘Walk the Talk’ event and gave a call ‘Health for all, Yoga for all’.

2.      INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY: 22 MAY
i. The International Day for Biological Diversity is observed across the world on May 22, with an aim to raise awareness about the conservation of biodiversity.
ii. The theme of International Day for Biological Diversity 2018 is ‘Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity’.

3.      NYSE NAMES 1ST WOMAN CHIEF IN EXCHANGE'S 226-YEAR HISTORY
i. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has promoted Stacey Cunningham to President, making her the first sole woman head of the 226-year-old exchange.
ii. The 43-year-old became NYSE's Chief Operating Officer (COO) in June 2015. With Cunningham's promotion, America's leading two stock exchanges will be led by women after Adena Friedman took over as CEO of Nasdaq in January 2017.


4.      AIR CHIEF MARSHAL BS DHANOA ON 4-DAY VISIT TO ISRAEL
i. Indian Air Force Chief Marshal Birendra Singh Dhanoa left to Israel on a four-day tour of the country.
ii.The Chief of the Air Staff will be attending a conference on ‘Air Superiority as a Bridge to Regional Stability’.
iii.The conference is part of the Israel Air Force’s 70th-anniversary celebrations.

5.      SBI REPORTS LOSS OF RS. 7,718 CRORE IN MARCH QUARTER: REPORT
i. State Bank of India  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.
ii. 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.

6.      INDIA TO ACHIEVE 9% GROWTH RATE BY 2022: NITI AAYOG
i. NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar exuded confidence that Indian economy will achieve 9% growth rate on sustained basis by 2022 on the back of reforms like GST, demonetisation and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC).
ii. According to Mr Kumar, Indian economy grew by 6.6% in 2017-18 and expected to grow at 7.5% this fiscal.

7.      RAFAEL NADAL BEATS ZVEREV TO WIN ITALIAN OPEN
i.Rafael Nadal of Spain has beaten Germany’s Alexander Zverev to win Italian Open title for a record eighth time.
ii.After this win, Nadal regained the world number one ranking before the French Open beginning.
ii. He has now won three clay-court titles from four tournaments in the lead-up to his bid for an 11th Roland Garros title in Paris.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. THE 71ST WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY WAS HELD RECENTLY IN _____________ UNDER THE THEME "HEALTH FOR ALL: COMMIT TO UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE".
(a) New York, USA
(b) Washington DC, USA
(c) Geneva, Switzerland
(d) Paris, France
Q2. WHAT IS THE THEME FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY 2018?
(a) Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism
(b) Mainstreaming Biodiversity, sustaining people and their livelihoods
(c) Biodiversity and Sustainable Plantation
(d) Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity
Q3. THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE (NYSE) HAS PROMOTED ____________ TO PRESIDENT, MAKING HER THE FIRST SOLE WOMAN HEAD OF THE 226-YEAR-OLD EXCHANGE.
(a) Jill Abramson
(b) Stacey Cunningham
(c) Sheryl Sandberg
(d) Janet Napolitano
Q4. ACCORDING TO THE NITI AAYOG VICE-CHAIRMAN RAJIV KUMAR, INDIAN ECONOMY WILL ACHIEVE HOW MUCH PERCENT GROWTH RATE ON THE SUSTAINED BASIS BY 2022.
(a) 10
(b) 9
(c) 8
(d) 7

ANSWERS
1-c      2-d      3-b      4-b

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