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CURRENT AFFAIRS FOR 16 MAY 2016
May 19, 2016
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UKRAINIAN SINGER JAMALA WINS EUROVISION COMPETITION

Jamala of Ukraine on Sunday won the immensely popular Eurovision Song Contest with a somber, controversial tune that evokes Moscow’s deportation of members of her Crimean ethnic group during World War II.

She sang “1944,” a song about the deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union on orders of Josef Stalin. Her performance also was considered a strong rebuke to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s 2014 military push into Ukraine, according to European media reports. Russia annexed Crimea.

INDIA SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRES ADVANCED INTERCEPTOR MISSILE

In its effort to have a full fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system, India on Sunday, successfully test-fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile, capable of destroying any incoming hostile ballistic missile, from a test range off Odisha coast.

“The test conducted to validate various parameters of the interceptor in flight mode has been successful,” Defence Research Development Organisation sources said.

FOREIGN FIRMS CAN NOW FUND PARTIES

The government has admitted that the amended Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010, which they brought in through the Finance Bill route, will not only help foreign-origin companies to fund NGOs here but has also cleared the way for them to give “donations to political parties.”

NADDA LAYS FOUNDATION STONE FOR 3 MEDICAL COLLEGES IN J&K,

Jammu, May 15 Jammu and Kashmir will soon get two cancer hospitals, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said today as he laid foundation stones for three medical colleges in the state