Latest Current Affairs 16th May 2018

Govt’s major initiative for peace in Jammu & Kashmir during Ramzan:Home Ministry says No anti terror operations in J&K to ensure peaceful Ramzan;  Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti welcomes decision.

Cabinet takes major decisions on various fields and sectors:Union Cabinet approves expansion of Metro rail network from Noida City Centre to Noida Sector 62; approves setting up of a new AIIMS in Deoghar, Jharkhand and a Central University in Ananthpur District of Andhra Pradesh; CCEA also approves Rs 11,330 Crore for network spectrum for the defence forces.

Varanasi flyover collapse: 4 officials suspended:UP govt takes swift action after flyover accident in Varanasi; 4 officials of UP State Bridge Corporation suspended; High level committee constituted to investigate the case; PM has annouced ex-gratia of 2 lakh to the next of kin of the victims in the tragedy.

Several feared drowned as boat capsizes in Andhra Pradesh:Several persons were feared drowned when a boat capsized in river Godavari in East Godavari district on Tuesday.

Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers at Gaza strip:Palestinians clashed with Israeli soldiers on Tuesday in the West Bank and Gaza Strip after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians near the Gaza-Israel border during demonstrations against the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.

EU top diplomats in agreement to follow through Iran N-deal:European top diplomats agreed to follow through the landmark Iran nuclear deal despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw last week, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told reporters on Tuesday.

Suspension of talks “regrettable”, says South Korea after North cancels meet:North Korea’s decision on Wednesday to suspend ministerial-level inter-Korean meeting is regrettable and is not in line with a historic declaration announced between the two Koreas in late April, South Korea’s unification ministry said.

Soccer fever grips Russia a month ahead of World Cup:With exactly one month remaining until the first ball is kicked in Russia’s 2018 FIFA World Cup, Moscow has begun to teem with soccer-themed events.

Fastest growing blackhole of the universe discovered:Scientists have discovered the fastest-growing black hole known in the universe, describing it as a monster that devours a mass equivalent to our Sun every two days.

WHO publishes its first Essential Diagnostics list:The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published its first ‘essential diagnostics list’, a catalogue of tests needed to diagnose the most common conditions as well as a number of global priority diseases.

Swachh Survekshan 2018: List of cleanest cities announced:List of cleanest cities under Swachh Survekshan 2018; Indore and Bhopal retain top two positions as cleanest cities for  second consecutive year; Chandigarh comes in at number 3;  4 thousand 203 municipalities surveyed.

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