Current Affairs – May, 2014

Google agrees to provide ‘Right to be Forgotten’

Google has launched a service to allow Europeans to ask for personal data to be removed from online search results. It will now be possible for Europeans to request Google for the removal of their personal data from online search results. The move comes after a landmark European Union court judgment in May 2014, which Read More…

“Vitamin E” Beneficial or Harmful depends on its source

According to new research, certain forms of Vitamin A can be harmful for the lungs while certain other can be helpful in normal functioning of lungs. The research has found that a form of Vitamin E found in vegetable oils like Corn and Canola can harm lungs, while another form of the same vitamin found Read More…

Peter Mutharika takes oath as President of Malawi

After being victorious in the recently held presidential polls in Malawi, Peter Mutharika (74) was sworn in as the new President of the southern African country. He will replace outgoing President Joyce Banda. Malawi (“The Warm Heart of Africa”) Malawi is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It shares its boundaries with Zambia Read More…

Army Chief endorsed as the new leader by Thai king

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej (86) has backed the army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who captured power in a coup, to run Thailand. Why is Thailand under military rule? The political situation in Thailand has been restive for past few months. At present, the country is under junta rule (army rule) after army seized power in Read More…

CSIR & IMD collaborate for joint production of “Drishti” System

In a major development in the field of aviation safety CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL), Bangalore and India Meteorological Department (IMD) inked a partnership pact for joint production of Drishti System; a sophisticated instrument for assessment of Runway visual range, which is a vital parameter for safe landing and takeoff of aircraft in poor visibility. The Read More…