Current Affairs, News & Facts of 24 May 2014

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  • UN blacklists Nigeria's Islamist terror outfit Boko Haram.   - read more cat
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  • India's oldest living test cricketer 'Madhav Mantri' is no more.  
    • The former India wicketkeeper played just four Tests for the country in the 1950s.
    • He, uncle of Sunil Gavaskar, had captained Bombay to three Ranji titles.
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  • Hiroshi Naka (Japan) to take over as Vice President and Auditor General of the World Bank from July 2014.  
    • He has over 25 years of experience working with the Japanese Ministry of Finance and multilateral organisations, where he specialised in issues such as economic sanctions, anti-money laundering and supervision of financial institutions.
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  • The project Mobile Seva under Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) clinches 2nd prize in the United Nations Public Service Award 2014 .  
    • The award is given for the Asian and Pacific Region in category of promoting whole of government approaches in Information Age.
    • It is the only project from India to win any award this year.
    • The first rank was achieved by Republic of Korea for its initiative Social Security Information System (SSIS) under Korea Health and Welfare Information Service. 
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  • World Turtle Day 2014 is observed across the globe on May 23.   
    • The day is celebrated to raise efforts and awareness towards preservation of turtles and tortoise. 
    • Turtles are considered to be the oldest living species (approx 200 million years old) in the world.
    • They even predate ancient creatures like mammals, birds, snakes and lizards.
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  • The 21st annual joint naval exercise, SIMBEX 14, between Indian and Singapore Navies is underway in Andaman Sea.   
    • The week long drill is in operation from May 22-28.
    • SIMBEX is an acronym given to Singapore Indian Maritime Bilateral Exercise.
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