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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      INDIA 6TH WEALTHIEST COUNTRY WITH TOTAL WEALTH OF 8,230 BILLION USD
i. India is the sixth wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of 8,230 billion US dollars.
ii. US is the wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of 62,584 billion dollars.
iii. China stood at the second place with 24,803 billion dollars, while Japan is at the third place with 19,522 billion dollars.

2.      RBI SLAPS RS5-CR PENALTY ON SOUTH INDIAN BANK
i. The Reserve Bank of India  has imposed a penalty of Rs5 crore on South Indian Bank  for non-compliance with its directions on Income Recognition and Asset Classification  norms, Know Your Customer  norms and treasury function.
ii. The penalty has also been imposed on the Thrissur-headquartered private sector bank for deficiencies in its compliance function and compliance culture.

3.      LIONEL MESSI WINS EUROPEAN GOLDEN SHOE FOR THE 5TH TIME
i. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has won the European Golden Shoe for the fifth time.
ii. The Argentina international claimed the prize after scoring 34 goals in La Liga this season, helping his club to a 25th league triumph.
ii. Messi also won the award last year, as well as in 2010, 2012 and 2013.


4.      VENEZUELA'S PRESIDENT MADURO WINS RE-ELECTION
i. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro was reelected for a second six-year term in presidential elections, according to the National Electoral Council .
ii.  Mr Nicolas had replaced Hugo Chavez after his death from cancer in 2013.

5.      SOUTH KOREA WINS ASIAN CHAMPIONS TROPHY 2018
i. The Indian women’s Hockey team failed to defend its crown at the fifth Asian Champions Trophy, as it lost to hosts South Korea, at Donghae City, South Korea.
ii.  South Korea has lifted the title for the third time after having won it in 2010 and 2011.
iii. Indian striker Vandana Katariya was declared player of the tournament .

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. ACCORDING TO THE AFRASIA BANK GLOBAL WEALTH MIGRATION REVIEW, THE US IS THE WEALTHIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WITH A TOTAL WEALTH OF ______________.
(a) 62,584 billion dollars
(b) 43,747 billion dollars
(c) 34,645 billion dollars
(d) 87,373 billion dollars
Q2. NAME VENEZUELA'S PRESIDENT WHO WAS REELECTED FOR A SECOND SIX-YEAR TERM IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL ELECTORAL COUNCIL (CNE).
(a) Hugo Chavez
(b) Rafael Caldera
(c) Nicolas Maduro
(d) Jaime Lusinchi
Q3. NAME THE FOOTBALL PLAYER WHO HAS RECENTLY WON THE EUROPEAN GOLDEN SHOE FOR THE FIFTH TIME.
(a) Cristiano Ronaldo
(b) Neymar
(c) Pelé
(d) Lionel Messi

ANSWERS:
1-a      2-c      3-d

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