Daily Current Affairs 26th May, 2019

Daily Current Affairs 26 May 2019 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

Infosys takes over Dutch bank arm with majority stake

Global software major Infosys has completed the acquisition of majority (75 per cent) equity stake in the Stater N.V. subsidiary of the Netherlands-based ABN AMRO Bank.



SPORTS

India Open: Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa, Amit Panghal win gold

Six-time world champion Mary Kom (51kg) was crowned champion in the second edition of the India Open International Boxing Tournament at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium, Guwahati.

  • Additionally, Amit Panghal (52kg) won his third gold of the year while Shiva Thapa finished on top in the 60kg category.

Apurvi Chandela wins 10m air rifle gold at Munich WC

Apurvi Chandela won the gold in women’s 10m air rifle at the ISSF World Cup in Munich. The 26-year-old shot 251 points in the final to pip China’s Luyao Wang’s score of 250.8. This was Apurvi’s second gold of the year, having won the first at the Delhi World Cup in February.

Zverev edges past Jarry to win Geneva Open

Germany’s Alexander Zverev captured his first title of the season with a see-saw 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (10-8) victory in Geneva Open final over Chile’s Nicolas Jarry, who had two match points but came up just short.



APPOINTMENTS

Himanta Biswa Sarma elected BAC Vice President

Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Himanta Biswa Sarma has been elected the Vice President of the Badminton Asia Council (BAC).

  • The 50-year-old got 35 votes from a total of 40 polled.


AWARDS

Acharya Balkrishna receives ‘UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award’

Patanjali Ayurved Limited’s Managing Director, Acharya Balkrishna received the ‘UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award’ on behalf of Patanjali Group of Institutions in Geneva.

  • Patanjali Ayurved is a company producing range Ayurvedic medicinal and personal care products, among other consumer items. Popular yoga guru Baba Ramdev co-founded the company along with Balkshrina.


OBITUARIES

Noted artist Surya Prakash passes away

Surya Prakash, a well-known painter from Hyderabad, who was one of the first artists to put the city on the national map, passed away following a heart attack. He was 78.

  • The best places where his creative paintings stand out in Hyderabad are the LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) and the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB). He has done nearly 60 solo exhibitions and over a century of groups shows, displaying the breadth and depth of his work.


IMPORTANT DAYS

World Thyroid Day

World Thyroid Day is celebrated on 25 May every year to raise awareness and reduce the prevalence of thyroid related disorders. The year 2019 marked commemoration of 11 years of Global Thyroid Awareness.



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