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Current Affairs : 26-05-2018 in English

Nepal is the first country In South-East Asia To Eliminate Trachoma: WHO

Nepal is the first country In South-East Asia To Eliminate Trachoma: WHO
26 May 2018 Current Affairs: The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Nepal as free from Trachoma, the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness.
With this, Nepal becomes the first country in WHO’s South-East Asia Region to eliminate Trachoma.
Trachoma was the second leading cause of preventable blindness in Nepal in the 1980s.

Mission Innovation Ministerial Meeting Held In Sweden

Mission Innovation Ministerial Meeting Held In Sweden
26 May 2018 Current Affairs: The Third Mission Innovation Ministerial Meeting was held at Malmo, Sweden.
The Indian delegation was led by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science, Technology and Earth Sciences.
Mission innovation countries launched Mission Innovation Champions Programme to felicitate clean energy innovators.
Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated Smart Grid Workshop at Copenhagen and Chaired public-private roundtable on Strategies on Decarbonisation through innovations in Smart Grids.
India announced setting up of First International Incubator for clean energy in a public-private partnership at a total investment of around US $ 5 million in Delhi.

Prime Minister Of Netherlands Inaugurates Indo-Dutch Ganga Forum

Prime Minister Of Netherlands Inaugurates Indo-Dutch Ganga Forum
26 May 2018 Current Affairs: In New Delhi, Prime Minister of Netherlands Mark Rutte inaugurated the Indo-Dutch Ganga Forum to take forward a MoU signed between the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, and the Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment of the Netherlands in June 2017.

Airtel Payments Bank Appoints Anubrata Biswas As MD And CEO

Airtel Payments Bank Appoints Anubrata Biswas As MD And CEO
26 May 2018 Current Affairs: Airtel Payments Bankappointed Anubrata Biswas as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Biswas fills the position, which was lying vacant since end-December after Shashi Arora quit the post.
Prior to joining Airtel Payments Bank, he was the Joint General Manager and Retail Business Head - South India for ICICI Ban