Daily Current Affairs 26 May 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 26 May 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 26 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 26 May 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1. India will host World Environment Day 2018

  • Environment Minister Dr.Harsh Vardhan announced that it will be hosted by India on June 5th.
  • The theme for this year is ‘Beat plastic pollution.

2. CBSE announces Class 12 results

  • Meghana Srivatsava topped with 499/500 scoring 99.8%.
  • The total pass percentage increased to 83.01% from 82.02%.

3. Ganeshi Lal appointed as Governor of Odisha

  • Prof. Ganeshi Lal will replace Governor Satya Pal Malik.
  • He is currently the President of BJP Disciplinary Committee.

4. NDA completes 4 yrs

  • On the occasion, BJP President Amit Shaha said Modi is the most hardworking PM.
  • He added that NDA govt replaced politics of caste with progress.

International News

1. Barbados gets 1st female PM

  • The Caribbean island elected Mia Mottley as the 1st female PM.
  • Barbados labour party won all the 30 seats in the Parliament.

2. Korean leaders meet

  • Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in meet for the 2nd time in a month.
  • They discussed about the cancelled US-N Korea summit.

3. US websites blacked out in Europe

  • This comes with the roll out of General Data Protection Regulation in Europe.
  • The new EU laws hold severe penalties for breaching user privacy.

Business News

1. HDFC to offer Digital Loans

  • Customers can leverage their mutual fund portfolio and avail loans without liquidating their assets.
  • The loans can vary between Rs.1 lakh to 1 crore with an interest of 11%.

2. Bank deposits grow by 7.61%

  • The deposits grew to ₹1,13,92,165 cr by May 11,2018.
  • Bank’s credit grew by 12.64%.

3. Netflix overtakes Disney

  • Netflix briefly overtook Disney as the world’s most valuable media company.
  • The market cap touched USD153 bn during intraday trade while Disney stood at USD151.8 bn.

Sports News

1. SRH defeat KKR

  • SRH defeated KKR in the Qualifier 2 of IPL 2018 to reach the finals.
  • They will now face 7-time finalists CSK on Sunday.

2. FIFA WC song released

  • The official song ‘Live It Up’ by Will Smith, Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi has been released/
  • They will perform it live at the FIFA final.

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