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H.D. Kumaraswamy will sworn in as Karnataka CM

Janata Dal (Secular) Legislature Party leader H.D. Kumaraswamy will be sworn in as CM of Karnataka.for the second time.

G. Parameshwara, 67, the Dalit face of the dominant partner Congress sworn in as Deputy CM.

Did you Know

B S Yeddyurappa resigned 55 hours after taking oath as the Karnataka CM, ahead of the floor test. BJP, with 104 seats, was seven short of the required number of 111.

Governor of Karnataka: Vajubhai Rahubhai Vala.


App will help voters to share malpractice proof

Election Commission will launch a multi-lingual mobile application to share evidence of malpractice by political parties, their candidates and activists ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, directly with the electoral body.

An application called Model Code of Conduct Violation Reporting App was made available for the first time in Bengaluru in recently concluded Karnataka Assembly polls.

Did you Know

The election commission is a permanent and independent body.

Also conducts elections of State Legislatures, President, and Vice President.

Chief Election Commissioner: O.P. Rawat


SBI posts a record loss of ₹7,718 crore

SBI facing largest-ever quarterly loss in the fourth quarter of 2017-18 due to bond losses and bad loans.

Net loss in the three months ended March 31, 2018, was ₹7,718 crore.

In the preceding quarter, the SBI posted a loss of ₹2,416 crore, while in the fourth quarter of 2016-17 it was ₹3,442 crore.

Did you Know

SBI is operational with five associate banks viz State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Raipur, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Hyderabad as well and Bhartiya Mahila Bank (BMB).

Chairperson: Rajnish Kumar

Headquarters: Mumbai

Founded: 1 July 1955


Air quality causes premature deaths’

As per the new study conducted in 11 north Indian cities, air quality worsening is one of the major reasons for high numbers of premature deaths.

“Know what you breathe” Report researched by IIT-Delhi in collaboration with environmental NGO Centre for Environment and Energy Development (CEED)

Annual mortality is in range of 150-300 persons per 1 lakh population.

Kanpur recorded the highest number of premature deaths per year (4,173) due to chronic exposure to air pollution.

Did you Know

Air quality index (AQI) is a number used by government agencies to communicate to the public how polluted the air currently is or how polluted it is forecast to become.


Rajasthan launches ‘Nidaan’ software for disease monitoring

A new software, ‘Nidaan’, has been launched in Rajasthan for presumptive diagnosis and monitoring of seasonal and non-communicable diseases as well as the trends of ailments found in specific areas.

It is expected to help in the formulation of specific action plans for control of diseases.

Did you Know

“Nidaan” will facilitate online entries of as many as 46 diseases and healthcare services available for their treatment in different institutions.


Mumbai-Pune e-way

Motorists using Pune Expressway will now have to pay the toll till 2045.

The earlier deadline for toll collection was 2030.

Toll period is being increased by 15 years to fund the ‘missing link’ project.

The project involves the construction of a 13.3-km-long road and link will shorten the distance between the two cities by six kilometers.

Did you Know

According to the government’s toll policy, the toll is revised every three years at 6% per annum.


Rohingya entering India through Bengal

Rohingya refugees are increasingly entering India through human trafficking corridors along the West Bengal-Bangladesh border.

More than 300,000 Rohingya have fled from Myanmar and taken refuge in Bangladesh.

Did you Know

The Rohingya people are a stateless Indo-Aryan-speaking people who reside in Rakhine State, Myanmar (also known as Burma).


Industrialist Bansidhar Panda passes away

Renowned industrialist and founder of Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd (IMFA) Bansidhar Panda passed away.

Mr. Panda was instrumental in setting up industries that contributed to Odisha’s development in a big way.

Did you Know

He established IMFA starting with a plant at Therubali in the then remote and backward district of Koraput in 1961.

IMFA: Established in 1961 in the Eastern State of Odisha known for its rich natural resources, and is India's largest, fully integrated producer of ferroalloys.


Tokay geckos traded in Bengal

Three tokay geckos were seized from West Bengal’s Malda and Murshidabad districts.

The tokay gecko is a lizard species with orange-spotted blue-grey skin, is protected under the Schedule III of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act.

Did you Know

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

This year’s IDB theme was: "Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity".


Maruti Suzuki to help set up training centres

Maruti Suzuki will help set up training centres for its more than 400 of its supplier partners by 2020.

These centres, named DOJO, have been conceptualised by Maruti Suzuki for training employees.

Did you Know

DOJO means ‘a place of the way’ in Japanese and is used to refer to a place where people are trained in martial arts.


Ola to expand in Australia

Indian cab-hailing firm Ola to expanded its services in Australia to three more cities — Brisbane, Gold Coast and Canberra.

The company also plans to roll out services to Adelaide, Darwin, and Hobart in the coming months.

Did you Know

Ola is one of the world’s largest ride-sharing companies, founded in 2011 by Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati.