Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 May 2018

Sony to buy EMI Music Publishing in USD 1.9 billion deal

Sony Corporation on May 22, 2018 announced to acquire EMI Music Publishing, one of the world's largest music publishing companies, in a USD 1.9-billion deal.

EMI is the second-largest music publishing company by revenue and holds the rights to 2.1 million pieces of music including classics by the likes of Queen, Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams and Drake. The deal adds a catalogue of more than 2 million songs to Sony's huge list, which already owns 2.3 million copyrights, including the Beatles catalogue.

Government to set up national registry of crimes against women

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) is in the process of creating a national registry of crimes against women.

The announcement was made by the NCRB Chief Ish Kumar on May 21, 2018 at a seminar organised by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) in New Delhi. The move comes when there is a growing concern over incidents of sexual assaults. The records will be sourced from the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS).

Madhya Pradesh launches 'My MP Rojgar Portal'

The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched 'My MP Rojgar Portal' to provide jobs to youths as per their educational qualification, skills and interest and ensure availability of able candidates to employers as per the need of their business.

The portal was launched as a part of the 'Ham Chhu Lenge Asman' Mukhyamantri Career Counselling programme ‘Pahal' in Model School of Bhopal. It was prepared by the Madhya Pradesh Skill Development and Employment Generation Board under youth empowerment mission.

International Day for Biological Diversity 2018 observed globally

The International Day for Biological Diversity was observed across the world on May 22, 2018 with an aim to raise awareness about the conservation of biodiversity.

The theme of International Day for Biological Diversity 2018 was ‘Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity’ as the year 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Convention entered into force on December 29, 1993.

PM Modi’s visit to Russia: Key Points

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held his first informal Summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on May 21, 2018 in the city of Sochi, Russia.

The Summit provided an opportunity for both the leaders to deepen their friendship and to exchange views on international and regional issues, in keeping with the tradition of high level political exchanges between India and Russia.


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