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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.

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