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Current Affairs for May 19, 2018.

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  1. CURRENT AFFAIRS: MAY 19, 2018 By Tina Malhotra


  2. COAL INDIA LIMITED 1. CHAIRMAN-CUM-MANAGING DIRECTOR Anil Kumar Jha has been appointed as the chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of Coal India Limited. 2. PAST EXPERIENCES Jha, at present the CMD of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd, has been appointed to the post till his superannuation i.e. 31 January 2020. 3. ABOUT COAL INDIA -state controlled coal mining company-Kolkata.


  3. 1. BADMINTON ASIA CONFEDERATION BAl President Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected as the Vice-President of Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) during the Annual General Meeting of the continental body in Bangkok, Thailand. 2. ABOUT BADMINTON ASIA -the governing body of badminton in Asia Badminton Asia Extraordinary General Meeting October 16, 2015 in Kuwait


  4. CIA 1. GINA HASPEL The US Senate has approved the CIA's first female director, despite her role in the spy agency's post-9/11 interrogation programme 2. ABOUT HASPEL -a CIA veteran -oversaw a so-called black site in Thailand after the 11 September 2001 attacks. 3. FORMER CHIEF Mike Pompeo


  5. LALIT KALA AKADEMI 1. UTTAM PACHARNE Artist and sculptor Uttam Pacharne was appointed the chairman of the Lalit Kala Akademi today. 2. CURRENT POSITIONS HELD Currently, he is member of the advisory committee, Kala Academy, Goa and member of advisory committee, P L Deshpande State Lalit Kala Academy and director, Janseva Sahakari Bank, Borivali. 3. AWARDS He is the recipient of National Lalit Kala Award 1985, Maharashtra Gaurav Puraska 1985 from Government of Maharashtra, Junior National Award 1986 and Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar 2017 from Prafulla Dahanukar Foundation. - ML Srivastava, Joint Secretary (Akademies), Ministry of Culture


  6. MAY 18 1. INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY -coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). The IMD provides the opportunity for museum professionals to meet the public and alert them as to the challenges that museums face. 2. THEME 2018 Hyperconnected museum: New approaches, new publics 2017 - Museums and Contested Histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums


  7. SWRAJ PAUL 1. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swrai Paul has received a lifetime achievement award for his contributions towards promoting brand India in the UK. 2. UK & ASIA BUSINESS AWARDS The founder of Caparo Group of industries was recognised at a UK & Asia Business Awards ceremony in London, -organised by World Consulting and Research Corporation 3. OTHER AWARDS -A Champion of International Trade and Investment award -Dr Mohan Kaul -an lconic Leader award was presented to Vijay Goel


  8. RBI 1. SOUTH INDIAN BANK -The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a penalty of 5 crore on South Indian Bank (SIB) -REASON: for non-compliance with its directions on Income Recognition and Asset Classification (IRAC) norms, Know Your Customer (KYC) norms and treasury function. 2. ACT APPLICABLE This penalty has been imposed in exercise of powers vested in RBl under the provisions of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, taking into account failure of the bank to adhere to the aforesaid directions issued by RBI


  9. PARA GAMES 1. KHELO INDIA SCHEME The inaugural National Para Games will be held under the Khelo India Scheme in June-July in Bengaluru. 2. CONDUCT AND FUNDING The Paralympic Committee of India will be responsible for the technical conduct of the Games while all the funding will be done by the sports ministry under the Khelo India Scheme. 3. BIENNIAL The Games will be held for the age group of 16 to 40 (men and women) in 10 disciplines