Current Affairs for TNPSC / RRB / UPSC, SSC and IBPS Examinations: 15th May, 2019

Smriti Mandhana becomes No.1 batter in WODI rankings
mriti Mandhana has become the No.1-ranked batter in the MRF Tyres ICC Rankings for Women’s batters after scoring her fourth ODI century and an unbeaten 90 in the three-match series in New Zealand.

Jhulan Goswami back at the top in ODI bowling rankings
India pacer Jhulan Goswami regained the No. 1 position in the ODI bowling rankings after playing a crucial role in India's 2-1 series win against England in Mumbai 

HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company launched Mosquito Disease Protection Policy which will cover people against common mosquito-borne diseases
HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company launched the 'Mosquito Disease Protection Policy' that aims to cover individuals against common mosquito-borne diseases, the company said in a statement. This policy will cover hospitalisation expenses for common mosquito-borne diseases like Dengue Fever, Malaria & many more Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (NewsVoir) HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company, India’s third-largest non-life insurance provider in the private sector, today announced the launch of ‘Mosquito Disease Protection Policy’. This new policy will cover an individual against common mosquito-borne diseases like Dengue Fever, Malaria, Chikungunya, Japanese Encephalitis, Kala-azar, Lymphatic Filariasis and Zika Virus. 

Major General AK Dhingra Appointed 1st Armed Forces Special Operations Commander
Ace Special Forces operative and Sri Lanka war veteran Major General AK Dhingra has been appointed as the first head of country's first tri-services Special Operations Division comprising commandos from all three services. 

Asian Cricket Council (ACC) head quarter is now based in Dubai
The head quarter of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has moved out of Sri Lanka, it is learnt here.  According to the sources, the ACC is located in Dubai now. Incidentally, the news of moving the ACC office shifting from Colombo has not been made public via media release. Since the formation of the ACC on 19th September in 1983 (it was known as Asian Cricket Conference then), the ACC has seen several "houses" so far.

Kami Rita Sherpa Climbs Mount Everest For Record 23rd Time
A Nepalese Sherpa climber Kami Rita has scaled Mount Everest for a 23rd time, breaking his own record for the most successful ascents of the world's highest peak

China Host A Conference On Dialogue Of Asian Civilizations In Beijing
The Asian Culture Carnival of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC) is taking place in China's capital Beijing. The Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations officially opened on Wednesday morning. Over 2,000 government officials and representatives from 47 Asian countries as well as other countries outside the region are participating in the event.

India To Host Part Of International Army Games For First Time In August
In a first, India will host a part of an international military sports event in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer over nine days in August, in a bid to promote bonhomie among the participating countries, senior officials of Army. International Army Games, organised by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, have been taking place since 2015. Nearly 32 countries participate in the event. In 2019, it is proposed that the International Army Games will have 32 disciplines to be hosted by 10 countries -- Russia, India, China, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Iran, Mongolia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhsta. The Army Scout Masters Competition will be conducted from August 6 to August 14, officials said.

A.K.Sikri Appointed Chief Of News Broadcasting Standards Authority
A.K.Sikri has been appointed as the Chairperson of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA). He will assume office on May 26, 2019. 

Japan's Yosuke Asaji Won The Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup 2019
India's Rahil Gangjee finished tied 39th while Viraj Madappa faltered on the final day and ended tied 53rd at the Pacific Diamond Cup.

180 nations agree on a new UN accord to curb export of plastic waste
Around 180 governments on Friday agreed on a new UN accord to regulate the export of plastic waste, some eight million tonnes of which ends up in the oceans each year. The 1,400 representatives, meeting in Geneva reached the agreement after 12 days’ discussion on what Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) called “one of the world’s most pressing environmental issues”.

India's GS Lakshmi first woman on ICC International panel of match referees.
Lewis Hamilton took a commanding victory at the 2019 Spanish Grand Prix, allowing Mercedes to continue their unbroken streak of wins this year. Hamilton led the team to their fifth straight one-two finish, with teammate Valtteri Bottas finishing second

Indian Navy’s first full-fledged SSB opened at in Kolkata
The Indian Navy's first full-fledged Services Selection Board (SSB) was on Tuesday inaugurated by Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba at Diamond Harbour near Kolkata. This is the fifth SSB of the Indian Navy and will cater for selection of both permanent and short service commission (SSC) officers. The other boards are located in Bhopal, Bengaluru, Visakhapatnam and Coimbatore.

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