Daily Current Affairs 18 May 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 18 May 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 18 May 2018. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 18 May 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Indore emerged as India’s cleanest city

  • Bhopal ranked at 2 and Chandigarh at 3 in the Swachh Survekshan-2018 results.
  • Jharkhand is declared as the best performing state followed by Maharashtra.

2. Supreme Court orders floor test in Karnataka

  • The SC ordered BJP to hold the floor test to prove majority in the assembly tomorrow at 4 pm.
  • Earlier, BJP was given 15 days to prove majority.

3. Record production of food grain in 2017-18

  • The production in India touched 279.5 mn tonnes.
  • This is due to normal monsoon and a larger harvest of rice.

International News

1. Mark Tully to get Red Ink Award

  • Tully has worked for BBC for 3 decades.
  • He was the reporter for Indo-Pak wars, Bhopal gas tragedy, Operation Blue Star and assassination of Indira Gandhi.

2. CIA’s 1st female director appointed

  • Gina Haspel has been appointed as CIA’s director.
  • She had faced opposition amid her role in the torture of terror suspects after 9/11.

3. Congress opposes privatisation of space station

  • The Congress opposed Donald Trump’s proposal to commercialise the International Space Station by 2025.
  • Trump’s administration wanted to redirect the $3-4 bn spent on ISS to other space exploration projects.

Business News

1. Yes Bank launches 2525

  • The effort would ensure that by 2015, at least 25% of all entrepreneurs in India are women.
  • Agenda 25*25 will create a startup environment for budding women entrepreneurs.

2. Fox News names 1st female CEO

  • Suzanne Scott has been named as the CEO of Fox News.
  • Roger Ailes was ousted as CEO in 2016 amid sexual harassment allegations.

3. RCom shares surge by 65%

  • This comes after RCom came in settlement talks with Ericsson.
  • Ericsson is seeking to recover dues of Rs.1,155 cr from RCom and its subsidiaries.

Sports News

1. Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Pix

  • Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes finished 1st in Spanish Grand Pix.
  • Valtteri Bottas came 2nd in the race.

2. SRH lose to RCB

  • SRH lost by 15 runs to RCB.
  • RCB moved to 5th position with 12 points from13 matches.

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