Current Affairs Capsule: 14 May 2019
- May 14, 2019
- Posted by: Team CP
- Category: Current Affairs Capsule
- International Nurses Day was observed globally on 12 May 2019 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the foundational philosopher of modern nursing. This year it was celebrated with the theme was “Nurses – A Voice to Lead – Health for All”. In 1974 International Council of Nurses established 12 May as International Nurses Day.
- The World number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece with 6-3, 6-4 to win men’s singles title in Madrid Open tennis. With this win he now holds a tie with Rafael Nadal’s record of 33 ATP Masters 1000 titles. He has earlier won Madrid Open in 2011 and 2016.
- Kiki Bertens of Netherlands beats Simona Halep of Romania with 6-4, 6-4 in finals to win women’s singles title in Madrid Open tennis. With this triumph she became first woman ever to win Madrid singles title championship without dropping a set. Kiki climbed to fourth in world rankings.
- ISRO Chairman Dr K. Sivan inaugurated ISRO’s Young Scientist Programme called ‘Yuvika 2019’ at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The YUVIKA (or ‘YUva VIgyani KAryakram’) 2019, is a two week (14 days) summer vacation residential training programme, which will be conducted by ISRO. This is the first time it is being held.
- Around 180 member countries, except the United States, amended the 1989 Basel Convention to include plastic waste, during the 14th Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam & Stockholm Conventions under the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in Geneva, Switzerland. Came into force in 1992, the “Basel Convention on the Control of Trans-boundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal” is an international treaty that aims to reduce the movement of hazardous waste between the countries.
- A group of researchers have unearthed a new ‘rain loving’ snake species in Mizoram and named it as “Smithophis Atemporalis.” The species is reported to be a non-venomous kind and strictly aquatic. The maximum recorded size of the new species is about 655 mm or 2.5 feet. Locally, the species is referred to as “Ruahlawmrul”.
- Department of Biotechnology (DBT) working under ministry of science and technology has recently launched human tissue mapping project called MANAV: Human Atlas Initiative to improve understanding on human physiology. Objective of this initiative is to map every single tissue of human body to find out deepest information and roles of tissues and cells linked to a variety of ailments.
- On which day International Nurses Day is celebrated every year?
- May 10
- May 11
- May 12
- May 13
2. Who won the men’s singles title in Madrid Open tennis 2019?
- Rafael Nadal
- Novak Djokovic
- Stefanos Tsitsipas
- Roger Federer
3. Who won the women’s singles title in Madrid Open tennis 2019?
- Kiki Bertens
- Simona Halep
- Naomi Osaka
- Serena Williams
4. When was the Basel Convention come into force?
5. Where is the ‘rain loving’ snake species found?