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Current Affairs 13/5/19

Current Affairs 13/5/19

14-05-2019 By Admin

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Current Affairs 13/5/19

1st women's cricket magazine launched

World's first exclusive women's cricket magazine CRICZONE has released. It has Indian women's cricket team vice-captain Smriti Mandhana featured as the cover story. The publisher of the magazine is Yash Lahoti. The objective of this magazine is to empower young aspiring women cricketers to take the sport as a profession and able to make a sustainable living.

Thrissur 'Pooram' festivities began 

An unprecedented crowd gathered to witness Thechikkottukavu Ramachandran of 36 hour-long Pooram celebrations at Thekkinkadu Maidan on 12 May 2019. The elephant Thechikkottukavu Ramachandran fondly called as 'Raman', opened the Thekke Gopura Nada of Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple. The Vilambaram ritual declares the pooram celebrations open.

Assam produced an orchid link to the Orient

An Assam forest officer's chance discovery had given India one of its smallest orchids in terms of size and duration of bloom to be recorded botanically. Lecanorchis taiwaniana is a myco-heterotroph, one of the two types of parasitic plants that have abandoned photosynthesis. The Japanese Journal of Botany has published it as a new record for the flora in India in its latest issue. 

Jehan won FIA Formula 3 Championship

Indian racer Jehan Daruvala won the inaugural round of the FIA Formula 3 championship, one of the support events to Formula One in Barcelona on 12 May 2019. The FIA Formula 3 championship was created by merging the erstwhile GP3 Championship and FIA F3 European Championship. Jehan is the only Indian to win a Grand Prix when he won the New Zealand Grand Prix.

Novak won Madrid Open Title

Novak Djokovic of Serbia beat Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-3, 6-4 to win his third Madrid Open title on 12 May 2019. Djokovic lifted the title in Madrid and has now won 33 Masters 1000 titles- the same number was Rafael Nadal and five more than Roger federer. 

New fish species discovered

A team of researchers led by Professor Walter Salzburger from the University of Basel recently analyzed fish living in deep-sea habitat and discovered that certain deep-sea fish have expanded their rhodopsin genes. The deep-sea fish have adapted to detect a certain wavelength of light. 

International Nurse Day: 12 May

International Nurse Day (IND) is an international day observed around the world on 12 May each year. It marks the contributions that nurses make to society. It was first observed in 1965. The theme for the year 2019 is Nurses: A voice to lead- Health for All.