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16th May Current Affairs

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

 

  • 1991 Kazakhstan independence
  • 1773 Boston Tea Party
  • 1707 Last eruption of Mount Fu

 

NATIONAL NEWS

 

  • ITBP becomes first among the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) to launch a matrimonial site for its staff
  • Former Union Minister and BJP leader ID Swami dies at 90 in Faridabad; was MoS for Home in PM Vajpayee’s govt. in 1999
  • Former actress Gita Siddharth, known for roles in films such as ‘Garam Hawa’ and ‘Sholay’, dies

 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

 

  • Pakistan: Lahore-Wagah shuttle train service resumes after a gap of 22 years
  • International Tea Day celebrated on December 15
  • Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh crowned Miss World 2019 in London
  • French actress Anna Karina dies at 79 in Paris

 

SPORTS NEWS

 

  • India’s Lakshya Sen wins men’s singles title at Bangladesh International Challenger badminton in Dhaka
  • Sri Lanka’s Mithun Perera wins ICC RCGC Open Golf Championship in Kolkata
  • United States beat International team to win Presidents Cup golf tournament in Melbourne
  • West Indies (291/2 in 47.5) beat India (287/8 in 50) by 8 wickets in first ODI at Chennai
  • Pakistan’s Abid Ali becomes 1st batsman to score hundreds on both Test and ODI debuts

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