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TNPSC Current Affairs May 19, 2018

www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs May 19, 2018 (19/05/2018)


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Topic : New Appointments, Persons in News, Latest Diary of Events

Lalit Kala Akademi

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Mumbai-based sculptor Uttam Pacharne the chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi.

Lalit Kala Akademi:

The Lalit Kala Akademi or National Academy of Art is India’s National Academy of Fine Arts.

It is an autonomous organization, established at New Delhi in 1954 to promote and propagate understanding of Indian art, both within and outside the country.

It does so through providing scholarships, a fellow program, and sponsoring and organizing numerous exhibitions in India and overseas.


Topic : World Organization, Latest Diary of Events

SCO Cultural Ministers’ meeting

15th SCO Cultural Ministers’ Meeting is being held in Sanya, China. India is participating in the Cultural Ministers’ Meet for first time as full time member.

About SCO:

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an eight-member multilateral organization, established on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai, China by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Pakistan also became the full member of SCO along with India, taking its membership to 8.

The main objectives of the SCO are to strengthen relations among member states; promote cooperation in various fields like political affairs, economics, and education, culture, tourism, environment protection etc. and promote regional peace, security, and stability among others.


Topic : Latest International Diary of Events, Persons in News

Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle takes place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. They are given the titles the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Key facts:

Prince Henry, Duke of Sussex, more commonly known as Prince Harry, is a member of the British royal family.

He is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, and is sixth in the line of succession to the British throne.


Topic : New Appointments, Persons in News

President of French Polynesia

Edouard Fritch is re-elected to a second term as President of French Polynesia following the victory by his Tapura Huiraatira party in the general election.

Fritch’s Tapura Huiraatira won 39 of the 57 seats in the Assembly of French Polynesia.

About Édouard Fritch:

Édouard Fritch is a French politician and has been President of French Polynesia since September 2014. Previously he has served as the Speaker of the Assembly of French Polynesia.


Topic : Awards and Honours, Persons in News

Sridevi honoured at the Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes film festival paid tribute to actor Sridevi with the Reginald F. Lewis Film Icon Award.

The award traditionally celebrates women of the film industry all over the world.

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