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Daily News Digest:25 May 2019

US, Japan, South Korea and Australia hold 1st naval drills in Western Pacific

US Navy ships have conducted joint drills with warships from Japan, Australia and South Korea in their first combined exercise in the Western Pacific. The ‘Pacific Vanguard’ exercise near the US island of Guam started on May 23.

Bengaluru based Doctor Hema Divakar won 'Global Asian of the Year' Award

Bengaluru-based medical doctor Hema Divakar was honoured with the 'Global Asian of the Year 2018-19' award in Dubai (UAE) for her yeomen services and contributions to the women's healthcare ecosystem, in India. It is organised by 'Asia One' magazine.

WHO has declared Algeria and Argentina as malaria-free countries

World Health Organisation has declared Algeria and Argentina the latest countries to be recognised as malaria-free countries.  Algeria and Argentina having recorded no few cases joined others 36 countries around the world which have eliminated the mosquito-borne disease.

British PM Theresa May announces resignation

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation on May 24. For months, the second female prime minister of United Kingdom (UK), May's faced calls to resign from both opposition leaders and members of her own party.

DRDO test fires guided bomb from Sukhoi combat jet

Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested a 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb today from Su-30 MKI Aircraft from the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.

Coral bleaching observed near Mandapam, Keezhakkarai, Palk Bay

The National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR) and researchers led by Dr. Shanmugaraj have found an alarming pattern of bleaching in the reefs in Mandapam, Keezhakkarai and Palk Bay. Study found that sea surface temperature ranged from 28.7°C to 31°C in the August 2018-February 2019 period and there was no bleaching seen then.

YSRC wins Andhra Pradesh Assembly Elections 2019

Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress (YSRC) has single-handedly wiped out Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party (TDP) as well as the BJP and Congress in Andhra Pradesh. The party is led by YS Jaganmohan Reddy. Among the 176 Andhra Pradesh Assembly seats, YSRC is leading in a whopping 149 seats.

Narendra Modi is likely to be re-elected for 2nd term as PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be sworn-in for the second term on May 30 and some world leaders could be invited for it. The party also hailed Modi for leading to a super-sized victory for a second term in office. The party has won 303 seats.

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