Current Affairs 17th May 2019

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Current Affairs 17th May 2019

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NATIONAL

  1. Government Hikes Customs Duty On Wheat To 40%.

  -The Government has hiked the customs duty on wheat to 40% from 30% to curb imports and protect the domestic industry.

  1. IRDAI Forms Panel To Review Microinsurance Framework.

  -Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India has set up a 13 member committee under IRDAI Executive Director Suresh Mathur to review the regulatory framework on microinsurance and recommend measures to increase the demand for such products.

INTERNATIONAL

  1. Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un Hold 1st Ever talks.

  -Russia’s Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un met face to face for the first time and vowed to seek closer ties.

  1. UN, EU Sign Agreement To Strengthen Partnership in Counter-Terrorism Efforts.

  -The United Nations and the European Union have signed a joint framework aimed at strengthening partnership in counter-terrorism efforts.

  1. China Hosted 2nd Celt And Road Forum In Beijing.

  -The second edition of Belt and Road Forum was held in Beijing, China in which 37 heads-of-state and 159 countries had participated along with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and International Monetary Chief Christine Lagarde.

  1. 5th ABU Media Summit Held In Kathmandu.

  -The 5th Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness was held at Kathmandu, Nepal.

BANKING

  1. Canara Bank, Canara HSBC OBC Life Launch ‘Webassurance’.

  -Canara Bank and its life insurance partner Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance launched ‘Webassurance’ to enable its customers to purchase life insurance in a convenient and hassle-free way.

AWARDS

  1. Jacques Kallis Receives Ikhamanga Award 2019.

  -Ex-South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis has been honoured with the Order of Ikhamanga in the Silver Division.