Latest Current Affairs 21st May 2019

Prasar Bharati to conduct 40th e-auction for allotting DD Free Dish slots to devotional channels: Doordarshan will conduct 40th online auction from tomorrow for filling MPEG-2 slots of DD Free Dish for devotional channels.

SC stays Delhi HC order disallowing black money law to operate retrospectively: The Supreme Court today stayed the Delhi High Court order which had held that the 2016 black money law cannot be allowed to operate with retrospective effect from July 2015 to book and probe offenders.

Saradha Scam: Supreme Court registry declines to set up special bench: The Supreme Court registry today refused to set up a special bench to hear former Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar’s plea, which sought extension of seven day protection from arrest in connection with the Sardha chit fund case.

SC dismisses PIL on 100% matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs: The Supreme Court today dismissed a PIL filed by a Chennai-based group of technocrats seeking 100 per cent matching of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during the counting of votes for Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.

EAM Sushma Swaraj embarks on a two-day visit to attend SCO foreign ministers meet in Bishkek: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will attend the meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organization to be held in Bishkek in Kyrgyz Republic beginning today.

Nation pays homage to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on 28th death anniversary: The nation is paying homage to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary today.

NDA leaders to meet on Tuesday to discuss strategy on outcome of Lok Sabha polls: Top leaders of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will meet over dinner today ahead of declaration of Lok Sabha poll results on Thursday.

Sri Lanka: Opposition party submits no confidence motion against govt. over Easter Sunday attacks: In Sri Lanka, an opposition party submitted a no confidence motion against the government over Easter Sunday attacks as several programmes were organized to mark one month of the incident which killed over 250 people including 45 foreigners.

Joko Widodo elected President of Indonesia for second term: Indonesia’s Joko Widodo has been re-elected as president of the country, beating rival Prabowo Subianto, a retired general.

Jet Airways’ employees hold protest outside Civil Aviation Ministry: Employees of Jet Airways today protested outside the Civil Aviation Ministry demanding the revival of the airline and payment of their pending salaries.

U.S. delays Huawei ban for 90 days: The US officials have delayed a ban on American technology exports to Chinese tech giant Huawei until mid-August, saying the time was needed to allow for software updates and other contractual obligations.

This will be the most challenging World Cup, says Virat Kohli: Team India Skipper Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri addressed a press conference in Mumbai on Tuesday before leaving for England for the Men’s cricket World Cup starting on 30th of this month.

England name Cricket World Cup 2019 squad: England National Cricket Selectors have named a 15-strong squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup starting at the end of May.

Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda passes away: Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has passed away.

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