Daily GK Updates 18 May 2015 Top Current Affairs Career launcher Tirupati
Daily GK Updates 18th may 2015 Top current Affairs for Bankers IBPS SBI PO 2015 Online examination
SC moves to get bail for poor undertrials
Noting that 67 per cent of those lodged in the prisons in the country are undertrials who are too poor to get bail, for the Supreme Court has directed the National Legal Services Authority to coordinate with the Union Home Ministry to ensure urgent review of their cases for granting them bail. Undertrials can be released on bail on personal bonds if they have spent in jail half the maximum period of punishment the offence they are charged with. The objective of the Undertrial Review Committee in every district in the country is to implement Section 436A of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which allows this concession. The idea of forming the committees, each comprising the District Judge, the Superintendent of Police and the District Magistrate, came in an advisory issued by the Home Ministry.
Mongolia gets $1-bn credit gift
India announced a $1-billion credit line to Mongolia for infrastructure development as they upgraded their ties to “strategic partnership” and agreed to deepen defence cooperation besides exploring potential for tie-ups in areas such as the civil nuclear sector. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is the first by an Indian Premier, held wide-ranging discussions with his Mongolian counterpart, Chimed Saikhanbileg, and the two leaders pledged to take bilateral economic partnership to a new level.
Two signed a joint statement committing to consolidate ties and upgrade the comprehensive partnership to “strategic partnership” and agreed to renew their Treaty of Friendly Relations and Cooperation. The two sides inked 13 other pacts that include one on enhancing cooperation in border defence, policing and surveillance, air services, cyber security and new and renewable energy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a special gift a brown race horse named Kanthaka from his Mongolian counterpart, Chimed Saikhanbileg, on his historic visit to the country.
Burundi President makes appearance
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has made his first appearance in the capital since the attempted coup against his government. Mr. Nkurunziza appeared before journalists at his presidential palace in Bujumbura. He made a brief statement saying that he is concerned with the threat from Somalia’s Islamic extremists, al-Shabaab.
Ghazala Hameed appointed High Sheriff of Greater London
Ghazala Hameed, the wife of leading NRI in UK Lord Khalid Hameed — was appointed High Sheriff of Greater London. The office of High Sheriff of Greater London was created in 1965 and covers the ceremonial county of Greater London. It does not cover city of London which has its own two Shariffs.
Sudirman Cup: six-in-a-row for China
China won its sixth consecutive Sudirman Cup, defeating Japan, which had reached the final for the first time. The Sudirman Cup is the world mixed team badminton championship which takes place every two years. There are five matches in every round: men and women’s singles, men and women’s doubles and mixed doubles. The Cup is named after Dick Sudirman, a former Indonesian badminton player and the founder of the Badminton Association of Indonesia.
Djokovic, Sharapova win Rome titles
Novak Djokovic wins over Roger Federer to capture his fourth Rome Masters title. Djokovic also won the Rome title in 2008, 2011 and 2014.
In the women’s tournament, Maria Sharapova beat Carla Suarez Navarro to win her third Rome title. Sharapova’s first two titles in Rome came back-to-back in 2011 and 2012.