Latest Current Affairs 22 May 2018

Petrol, Diesel price likely to come down : Amit Shah: Rising petrol and diesel prices could soon come down. BJP President Amit Shah says the govt is taking the matter seriously, says Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan set to meet top officials of oil companies; formula to bring down fuel prices could be discussed; Indian Oil says market forces behind rising fuel prices.

Tamil Nadu: Protests against Vedanta plant turns violent; 9 killed : 9 people reportedly killed in police action following violent protests over Sterlite Industries plant in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin; Chief Minister Palaniswami orders judicial probe into the entire incident.

Gadkari emphasizes on integrated approach to clean Ganga: Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday inaugurated a  workshop on “Ganga and its Biodiversity: Developing a Road Map for Habitat and Species Conservation” in New Delhi.

Civil Aviation Ministry notifies draft passenger charter: The Civil Aviation Ministry notifies the draft passenger charter; Jayant Sinha says Flyers will be compensated if airlines are at fault and no cancellation charges if booking is canceled 24 hours prior to the flight; Passengers will be able to use WiFi during the flight.

Civil Aviation Ministry notifies draft passenger charter: The Civil Aviation Ministry notifies the draft passenger charter; Jayant Sinha says Flyers will be compensated if airlines are at fault and no cancellation charges if booking is canceled 24 hours prior to the flight; Passengers will be able to use WiFi during the flight.

No compromise on Unity and Integrity of India: Rajnath Singh: There will be no compromise on the unity and integrity of the country: Rajnath Singh, says  India has always tried to maintain good relations with its neighbors;  Presents awards at 16th BSF Investiture Ceremony; Lauds BSF for its valor.

PM Modi, Putin hold “extremely productive” talks on bilateral, global issues: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached home after holding an informal summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who departed from protocol and went to the airport to see him off.

Prime Minister Modi holds informal summit with Vladimir Putin in Sochi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he had “extremely productive” discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin and they reviewed the complete range of India-Russia relations as well as other global subjects during their first ever informal summit in this Black Sea coastal city.

Lava from Hawaii volcano reaches sea, creates toxic cloud: Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has created a potentially deadly new hazard for local residents as lava flows pouring into the Pacific Ocean Sunday could produce noxious clouds of acid fumes, steam and fine glass-like particles.

Do not play Donald Trump, Pompeo warns North Korea: U.S. President Donald Trump is willing to walk away from an unprecedented summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for next month, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday, after North Korea called into question the meeting last week.

Australian court convicts archbishop for concealing child sex abuse: An Australian archbishop was found guilty on Tuesday of concealing child sex abuse by a priest, which Australian media said made him the most senior Catholic in the world to be convicted on such a charge.

Government’s new initiative: #HumFitTohIndiaFit: In order to encourage fitness in the country, sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore took the first step to post video of his fitness regime and challenge leading sportsmen of the country for the same. He also urged people to post pictures on how they keep themselves fit.

IPL: Chennai in final; beat Hyderabad by two wickets in Qualifier 1: An under-pressure innings from Faf du Plesis (67 not out) helped Chennai Super Kings edged past Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier to enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Women’s T20 Challenge: Supernovas beat Trailblazers in last ball thriller: Supernovas rode on a disciplined all-round effort to edge past Trailblazers by three wickets in a last ball Women’s T20 Challenge thriller at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Nipah virus outbreak ‘under control’: 10 confirmed deaths due to Nipah virus in Kerala; Central and state govt step up efforts to contain the disease; Union Health Minister J P Nadda says situation is under control, no need to panic, denies possibility of local outbreak spreading to other areas.

Amid outbreak in Congo, first Ebola vaccines given by WHO: A vaccination campaign aimed at beating an outbreak of Ebola in Congo began on Monday in Mbandaka, where four cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed.

In Mongolia’s frozen forests, reindeer herders preserve their way of life: In a remote forest 200 km from the nearest paved road, Erdenebat Chuluu (Erdenbat Chuloo) calls out to his reindeer.