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World’s Most Popular Athlete

Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo was named as the most popular athlete in the world by the ESPN World Fame 100 list. American basketball player Lebron James retained his second spot on the list, while Lionel Messi came third. Brazil’s Neymar, who became the world’s most expensive footballer took the fourth spot. Roger Federer, one of the most decorated players in tennis history, came fifth. American tennis icon Serena Williams became the most famous female athlete.

26-05-2018
Sports

ICC Bans Communication Devices In PMOA

To bring more sanity to the game, the ICC has issued guidelines to not use communication devices by players and officials on the field of play as well as the dressing room. Under the Player and Match Officials Area (PMOA) Regulations, smart watches are not permitted to be worn on the field and in areas designated as PMOA.

26-05-2018
Conferences/Summits

SCO Legal Expert Meet

The legal experts' group meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation-Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (SCO-RATS) was held in Pakistan. This was the first ever SCO meeting held in Pakistan since it become a member of the grouping in June, 2017 along with India.

The SCO-RATS, based in Tashkent, was established by the member states of the SCO in 2001 to combat terrorism, separatism and extremism.

26-05-2018
Appointments

Kummanam Rajasekharan

Has been appointed as the Governor of Mizoram. He will be replacing Lt. General (Retd.) Nirbhay Sharma, who is completing his tenure on May 28, 2018.

26-05-2018
Appointments

Prof Ganeshi Lal

He has been appointed as new Governor of Odisha. The post which had fallen vacant in March this year after veteran Naga leader S C Jamir completed his tenure. Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik had been given additional charge ofOdisha.

26-05-2018
Place In News

Telangana

Govt to Insure Farmers : The Govt. of Telangana has come up with a unique life insurance scheme for farmers, in collaboration with Life Insurance Corporation of India. Under the scheme, the government will provide life insurance cover of five lakh rupees to the nominee, after the death of the insured farmer.

The entire premium will be paid by the government to the insurance agency and the nominee will get the amount within ten days of the claim after the death of the farmer. The dependent family will get the benefit irrespective of the reason for the death of the farmer. Farmers in the age group of 18 to 60 are eligible to get benefit from it.

26-05-2018
Awards

India Biodiversity Award 2018

Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve Management Committee (SBVCR) of Arunachal Pradesh won the India Biodiversity Award, 2018 for its effort to conserve the critically endangered bird - Bugun liocichla- an endangered species according to IUCN.

Bugun Liocichla (Liocichla bugunorum) was discovered in 2006 in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. The bird has been named in honour of the efforts of the Bugun community of Singchung village in West Kameng district in conserving the wildlife and forest of the area.

India Biodiversity award is conferred annually by the National Biodiversity Authority.

26-05-2018
Person In News

Arjun Vajpai

He became the youngest mountaineer in the world to summit six peaks above 8,000 metres.

26-05-2018
Place In News

Netherlands

It has joined the International Solar Alliance (ISA). Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte during his visit to India has signed the documents.

25-05-2018
Sports

Sports

The Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance to set up the country's first national sports university in Manipur

25-05-2018

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