19th May 2018 Current Affairs


4th BRICS Ministerial Meeting held in Durban

  • The BRICS Environment Ministers have formed a forum to focus on key strategic global issues such as the Global Economy, Trade, Peace, Security and reform of Multilateral Institutions.

  • The Forthcoming BRICS Summit will be held on July 25-27, 2018 in Johannesburg, themed “Strengthening Cooperation amongst BRICS on a circular economy in the context of the sustainable consumption and production.”

Shivangi Pathak becomes the youngest Indian woman to scale Mount Everest

  • India’s Shivangi Pathak becomes the youngest Indian woman to scale Mount Everest from Nepal side.

  • In 2014, 13-year-old Malavath Poorna from India has climbed Mt. Everest from Tibet side and became the youngest girl in the world summit at Everest.

Ambika Sharma to head USIBC India Office

  • The U. S India Business Council named Ambika Sharma as its head for India.

  • Ambika Sharma was the Director- General for International at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

  • She is the highest ranked female executive of an Indian industry body said USIBC.

Sridevi honored at the Cannes Film, Festival

  • Bollywood Actor Late Sridevi was honored with the TITAN Reginald F Lewis Film Icon at the Ongoing Cannes Film Festival.

  • This award celebrates women of the film industry all over the world and also salute the multi-cultural impact on the world of cinema.

Reserve Bank of India slaps Rs 5 Crore on South Indian Bank

  • The Reserve Bank of India has slapped a penalty of Rs 50 million on South Indian Bank Limited for non- compliance with the directions issued by it.

  • The non-compliance pertains to Income Recognition and Asset Classification (IRAC) norms, Know Your Customer (KYC) Norms and Treasury Function.

  • The bank has also pulled up for deficiencies in its compliance function and culture.

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