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Current Affairs May 13 and 14, 2019

1. Mumbai Indian became the first team in the IPL history to win 4 title.

  • Mumbai Indian became the first team in the IPL history to win 4 title in total 12 editions. Earlier Mumbai Indians won in 2013, 2015 and 2017. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won 3 titles in total 10 editions they have played in the IPL.
  • David Warner of Sunrisers Hyderabad got Orange Cap for scoring the highest runs in the IPL in 2019.
  • Chennai Super Kings got the Purple Cap for the highest wickets.

2. IPS Officer Chhaya Sharma Receives McCain Institute Award

  • IPS officer Chhaya Sharma, who led the investigation team of the infamous Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, has been awarded the 2019 McCain Institute Award for Courage and Leadership. 
  • The award is given to those who show courage on behalf of human rights, humanitarian compassion, justice, freedom, and human dignity.

3. Manchester City Wins Premier League Title 2019.

  • Manchester City clinched their fourth Premier League title (football) after winning the 2018-19 season. Manchester City registered a victory against Brighton to accumulate 98 points, while Liverpool, who were also in the title race, finished second with 97 points.
  • Dominant Manchester City have successfully retained their Premier League title on the final day of an exhilarating 2018-19 campaign.

4. Non-venomous species of ‘rain snake’ discovered in Mizoram.

  • A group of Taxonomists have unearthed a new non-venomous ‘rain loving’ snake species named “SmithophisAtemporalis from Mizoram in North-east India. It was published in the taxonomic journal named Zootaxa. VaradGiri is the lead author of the paper.
  • The locals commonly referred to the snake  as ‘ruahlawmrul’, a rain-loving snake.

5. Kerala linked Aadhaar to attendance governmentoces.

  • Kerala’s Left Democratic Front (LDF) government has made Aadhaar-based attendance mandatory for all governmentoces in the state.
  • All government oces are to install Aadhaar-based biometric attendance systems within six months, according to the 6 May order.
  • 560,000 ocials, from those in the secretariat to government school staff, will need an Aadhaar number to draw their salaries.
6. RBI proposed new mobile app.
  • The RBI proposes to come out with a mobile application to aid visually impaired persons in identifying Indian currency notes.
  • At present, banknotes in the denominations of ₹ 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 2,000 are in circulation, besides Re 1 notes issued by the Government of India.Mobile application shall provide multi-lingual support as well as audio notications. The m

 7. WTO meeting began in Delhi. 

  • The World Trade Organisation ministerial meeting of developing countries began in New Delhi on 13 May 2.
  • The meeting will provide an opportunity for the Ministers to discuss various issues and way forward.16 developing countries and 6 Least Developed Countries, LDCs are participating in the meeting including China, South Africa, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Bangladesh.

     

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