Current Affairs, News & Facts of 23 May 2014

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  • Indian women's badminton team writes history in the Uber Cup by reaching Semi-final.  
    • The team is now assured of historic bronze medal even if they lose the Semi-final to Japan.
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  • European Parliament elections 2014 gets going; Britain and Netherlands are first two of the 28 Euro countries to ballot.  
    • The 8th parliamentary election since the first direct elections in 1979, is spread over four days (May 22-25) where 400 million Europeans are eligible to vote.
    • Its for the first time that the pan-European political parties are fielding candidates to elect the president of the European Commission - EU's executive body.
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  • Former IB chief Rajiv Mathur succeeds Sushma Singh as the new Chief Information Commissioner of India.   
    • He will have a short tenure of just 3 months ending on August 23, when he attains 65 years of age. 
    • CIC is appointed either for a maximum of five-year term or till 65 years of age, whichever is earlier.
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  • Indian American boy Akhil Rekulapelli wins National Geographic Bee 2014; pockets $50,000 college scholarship.  
    • The 13-year old from Virginia, outclassed fellow Indian American Ameya Mujumdar in the final round.
    • The 26th annual edition witnessed 5 of the top 10 competitors belonging to Indian descent.
    • Indian-origin Sathwik Karnik had captured the title last year. 
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  • World observes 'International Day for Biological Diversity 2014' on May 22.   
    • The theme for this year is 'Island Biodiversity'.
    • The day is celebrated globally to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.
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  • Mumbai gets its first floatel (floating hotel) namely ‘AB Celestial’.  
    • The dining floating hotel, to be docked at Bandra under the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, will be open to public from mid-August.
    • India already has several floatels in places like Kolkata, Goa, Kerala etc.
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  • Thailand comes under Army rule. - read more cat
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  • ICC rewards Germain Katanga with a 12-year jail term. - read more cat
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