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Union Health Minister J P Nadda Launches ‘Kayakalp Fortnight’
Union Health Minister on 20 May launched the ‘Kayakalp Fortnight’ at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. It has to be observed from the date of launch to 3 June 2016 throughout the country in various Central Government hospitals. The aim of the Kayakalp Fortnight is to intensify Kayakalp initiative under the Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan. Under the initiative, various activities towards cleanliness will be undertaken during the fortnight. Kayakalp initiative was launched in 2015 to set protocols for hygiene and sanitation at government health facilities. It is an initiative towards total “Swacchta” in public health facilities.
Tsai Ing-wen Sworn In As Taiwan’s First Woman President
Tsai Ing-wen was sworn-in as the President of Taiwan on 20 May 2016. With this, she became the first woman to hold the post in Taiwan. She succeeds outgoing President Ma Ying-jeou. She is the leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) which favours independence from China. Earlier in January 2016, Tsai led the DPP had won the Parliamentary and Presidential elections. Tsai’s victory was the biggest mandate ever won by a DPP President and is only the second-ever victory for the DPP since Taiwan split with China in 1949.
Indian Journalist Philip Abraham Elected Deputy Mayor In UK
Indian journalist and Councillor Philip Abraham has been elected the Deputy Mayor of Loughton town in the United Kingdom.Councillor Abraham was presented with the Deputy Mayor’s Badge by Carol Davis, the newly-elected mayor.V K Krishna Menon was the first person from Kerala to become a Councillor in Britain. He was a Labour Councillor for the Borough of St Pancras from 1934 to 1939.
Ratan P Watal Appointed as Niti Aayog’s Principal Adviser
Former Finance Secretary, Ratan P Watal has been appointed as the Principle Adviser for social sector in Niti Aayog on 20 May 2016. He has been appointed to the post for three years. The new appointment for Watal comes a fortnight after his two-month extended tenure ended in April. He was to retire in February. However, Watal later got a two-month extension as the Finance Secretary. Watal, a retired IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, had been Finance Secretary between August last year and April this year.
May 2016 Current Affairs free job news
Assam Assembly Election 2016 Results
Election Commission on 19 May 2016 announced results of 2016 Legislative Assembly Election of Assam. The elections were held in two phases on 4 April 2016 and 11 April 2016 for 126 assembly seats. Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and its alliance partners have won an absolute majority in 2016 Assam state assembly election by winning 87 seats (16.46% votes) in the 126 member House. BJP alone has won 60 seats (29.5% votes) on its own, thus making history by winning an Assam assembly election for the first time. BJP’s ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has won 14 seats (8.1% votes) while another ally Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) has bagged 13 seats (3.9% votes). Indian National Congress (INC) has won 26 seats (31% votes), while its ally All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) won 13 seats (13% votes) and one seat was won be an independent candidate. BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal has won from Majuli seat, defeating his nearest rival by more than 18000 votes. Outgoing Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has won in Titabar seat, with a margin of over 17000 votes.
Kerala Assembly Election 2016 Results
“Election Commission on 19 May 2016 announced results of 2016 Legislative Assembly Election of Kerala. The coalition of Left Democratic Front (LDF) has won the 2016 Kerala Assembly Election by the absolute majority by winning 91 seats (44.94% votes) of the total 140 seats. Among the LDF, Communist Party of India (Marxist) by winning 58 seats has emerged single largest party. Other LDF allies have won
Communist Party of India – 19 seats.
Janata Dal (Secular) – 3 seats.
Nationalist Congress Party – 2 seats.
Other LDF supporters – 9 seats.
The United Democratic Front (UDF) led by outgoing Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has emerged as largest opposition front. It has won total 47 seats (45.83% votes). Party wise result is as follows Indian National Congress: 22 seats. Indian Union Muslim League: 18 seats. Kerala Congress (M): 6 seats. Kerala Congress (Jacob): 1 seat.”
West Bengal Assembly Election 2016 Results
“Ruling All India Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) under the leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has emerged victorious in the 2016 West Bengal Assembly Election. TMC has won 211 seats i.e. two-third seats of total 295 seats. Coalition of Indian National Congress (INC) and Left combine has won 76 seats emerging as largest opposition front. West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC Supremo Mamta Banerjee has won from Bhabanipur Assembly Constituency.
Party wise Result
Party wise Result All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) – 211 seats.
Indian National Congress (INC) – 44 seats.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) – 26 seats.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) – 3 seats.
Revolutionary Socialist Party – 3 seats.
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha – 3 seats.
Communist Party of India (CPI) – 1 seat.
Independent – 1 seat.”
Indian-American Rupa Iyer Awarded with Highest Teaching Award in US
An Indian-American biotechnologist Rupa Iyer was on 19 May 2016 awarded with the University of Houston’s Distinguished Leadership in Teaching Excellence Award, the highest teaching award of United States.Presently, she is Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies at the University of Houston’s College of Technology.
May 2016 Current Affairs
Women’s 4x100m Relay Team Breaks Indian National Record
The Indian 4x100m women’s relay team broke the 18-year-old national record to finish in 4th position at the IAAF World Challenge held on 18 May in Beijing, China. The 4x100m women relay team, which included Dutee Chand, Srabani Nanda, HM Jyoti and Merlin Joseph, clocked 44.03 seconds to finish the race. The clocked time broke the 18-year-old record of 44.43s created by the quartet of Saraswati Dey, Rachita Mistry, EB Shyla and PT Usha on 22 July 1998 in Fukuoka, Japan.
India Successfully Test Fires Prithvi-II Missile
India successfully test-fired indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile on 18 May 2016. The short-range surface-to-surface missile was tested from test range at Chandipur in Odisha. Inducted into India’s armed forces in 2003, Prithvi II, it is the first missile to be developed by DRDO under India’s prestigious IGMDP (Integrated Guided Missile Development Program) is now a proven technology.It weighs 4600 kilogram and has a strike range of 350 kilometer. It is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines.
Worlds First Zika Virus Clone Developed
Scientists from The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) have developed world’s first genetically engineered clone of the Zika virus strain. The development of cDNA clone, as it is called, is expected to speed up many aspects of Zika research, including vaccine and therapeutic development. It allows researchers to make Zika virus from test tube and cells on petri dishes. The clone comprises of five fragments of complete zika viral genome which were individually cloned and assembled into the full-length Zika virus clone.
World’s Largest Rooftop Solar Power Plant Inaugurated in Amritsar
World’s largest Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant with capacity of 11.5 MegaWatt (MW) at Dera Baba Jaimal Singh at Beas, in Amritsar, Punjab. It was inaugurated by Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal on 18 May 2016. This is the largest Solar Power Plant spread over 82 acres of rooftop in single campus on multiple roofs with installed capacity of 19.5 MW. The plant has been set up with the cost of 139 crore rupees. This state-of-the-art project was installed by the Radha Soami Satsang Beas Educational and Environmental Society with technical collaboration of Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA).