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May 13, 2019

13th May 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (13th May 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 13th May 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu held talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Xuan Phuc in Hanoi yesterday. 
    • The two leaders discussed a wide range of issues and underscored the importance of strengthening the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the two nations to ensure peace and security in the region.
  • The Islamic State (IS) for the 1st time has claimed that it has established a “province” in India
    • The move underscores efforts by Isis to expand into new territories, forging ties with local militants after the fall of its “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria.
    • Although, ISIS began claiming attacks against Indian security forces in Kashmir since November 2017 but without any branch affiliation. 
  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on a visit to Brussels to discuss current pressing matters including Iran.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Hinduja brothers have been named the UK's wealthiest people for the 3rd time, according to Sunday Times Rich List
    • Sri and Gopi Hinduja saw their wealth increase by £1.35 billion from last year to £22 billion (around ₹2 lakh crore). 
    • Note : The Hinduja Group was founded in Mumbai in 1914 and operates in fields including oil, banking, IT and property.
    • Mumbai-born Brothers David and Simon Reuben secured 2nd place with a combined wealth of 18.66 billion pounds. 
      • They made fortune in scrap metal, property and carpets
    • The richest person on 2018’s Times Rich List, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, founder of Ineos chemicals firm, slipped to 3rd rank in the list.
    • Zimbabwe-born Valerie Moran became 1st black female entrepreneur ever to be ranked in the Times Rich List.
  • The Supreme Court has said a person has no "right" to be represented by a lawyer in "in-house" proceedings initiated by banks or financial institutions to declare them willful defaulters.
    • The question whether a default was "intentional, deliberate, and calculated" can be dealt with by the borrower or lender, the apex court said. A lawyer's assistance wasn't required, it added.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed to introduce a mobile application to help visually challenged citizens identify Indian currency notes, and has invited bids from technology firms for the same. 
    • Currently, intaglio printing-based identification marks on banknotes of ₹100 and above help the visually challenged recognise currency.
  • US President Donald Trump ordered a tariff hike on almost all imports from China after the latest round of talks to end the trade war between the world's two largest economies, ended yesterday without a deal. 
    • Trump's latest move came less than a day after he ramped up punitive duties on  200 billion dollars worth of Chinese imports, raising them to 25 per cent from 10 per cent.
    • The new increase applies to an even greater value of goods - put at about 300 billion dollars.
Science & Technology
  • The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is going to launch India’s latest radar imaging satellite RISAT-2B on 22nd of this month.
    • RISAT-2B is a modern radar imaging earth observation satellite. 
    • The satellite will be lifted off by the workhorse rocket PSLV-C46 in its 48th flight. 
    • It will be placed in an orbit of 555 km from the earth.
    • ISRO has made provisions for the general public to view this launch from its recently opened Viewer’s Gallery in the spaceport. 
    • They can make online registration for viewing the launch from 5 days before the launch.
Awards & Honors
  • 'Kamali', a short film on Tamil Nadu's 9-year-old skateboarder girl Kamali Moorthy, has qualified for the 2020 Academy Awards shortlist
    • The 24-minute film directed by filmmaker Sasha Rainbow from New Zealand won the Best Documentary Short at Atlanta Film Festival in April. 
Sports Current Affairs
  • Mumbai Indians became IPL champions for the 4th time after defeating Chennai Super Kings by one run in a thrilling final in Hyderabad last night. 
    • As the winners of the IPL 2019 final, Mumbai Indians will get a prize money of ₹20 crore. 
    • This season's runners-up Chennai Super Kings will receive ₹12.5 crore.
    • Most Valuable Player will be awarded ₹10 lakh. The tournament's highest wicket-taker and highest run-scorer will also get ₹10 lakh each.
    • Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the most successful wicket-keeper in the history of IPL by taking his dismissals tally to 132, surpassing his India teammate Dinesh Karthik.
    • Important Points to Note :
    • Runner-up  :  Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
    • Orange Cap (Most runs in tournament) : David Warner
    • Purple Cap (Most wickets in tournament)  : Imran Tahir
    • Super Striker of the Season : Andre Russell
    • Most Valuable Player of the Season : Andre Russell
    • FBB Stylish Player of the Season : KL Rahul
    • Perfect Catch of the Season : Kieron Pollard
    • Emerging player of the season : Shubman Gill
    • Dream 11 Game Changer of the season : Rahul Chahar
    • Paytm Fair Play Award : Sunrisers
  • Hockey India announced that striker Rani Rampal will lead an 18-member Indian women's hockey team for the 3-match series against hosts Korea, starting on May 20.
  • World number one Novak Djokovic won his 3rd Madrid Open title by defeating world number nine Stefanos Tsitsipas
    • With the victory, the 31-year-old Serbian tied world number two Rafael Nadal's record of winning most Masters 1000 trophies (33).
    • This is Djokovic's second title of the season after his Australian Open triumph.
  • Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton clinched the title at the Spanish Grand Prix.
  • Young Indian racer Jehan Daruvala, driving for Prema Racing, won the inaugural round of the FIA Formula 3 Championship, one of the support events to Formula One in Barcelona today.
  • The 4th edition of the IAAF World Relays recently held at Yokohama, Japan.
    • The 2-day biennial event offers a platform for the athletes to qualify for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.
    • India competed in 4X400m relays (men, women and mixed relay). 
    • Both Indian men’s 4x400m teams and Indian women’s 4x400m teams finished at 17th position. 

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