Daily Current Affairs Digest – May 8

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Daily Current Affairs Digest

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Here are the top 5 events that made their place in our daily current affairs digest.

1.Justice Leila Seth, first woman judge of Delhi High Court, passes away
2.3 Indian-Origin Scientists Elected Fellows Of UK Royal Society
3.Emmanuel Macron: Banker, economic advisor and now youngest French president
4.Over 400 girl students taken ill due to chemical leakage in Delhi
5.Pakistani publisher censors NYT article slamming army for ‘hate India’ agenda

 

Justice Leila Seth, first woman judge of Delhi High Court, passes away

Justice Leila Seth passed away today after a brief illness at her home in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida.

She was appointed on Law Commission of India in 2000.

She also played vital role in amending the Hindu Succession Act which gave equal rights to daughters in joint family property.

 

3 Indian-Origin Scientists Elected Fellows Of UK Royal Society

Krishna Chatterjee from Cambridge University, Subhash Khot from New York University and Yadvinder Malhi from Oxford University have been elected fellows of the Royal Society, Britain’s independent fellowship of many of the world’s most eminent scientists, for their “outstanding contributions to science”.

Royal Society’s first Indian-origin president, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Venki Ramakrishnan, welcomed the latest batch into the ranks of the society yesterday.

 


Emmanuel Macron: Banker, economic advisor and now youngest French president

 

He quit his job as a banker at Rothschild to become Francois Hollande’s economic adviser.

Last year, Macron launched his own political movement, En Marche, or In Motion

He promised to shake up the political landscape by appointing new figures from business and civil society products..

 

Over 400 girl students taken ill due to chemical leakage in Delhi

Students of Rani Jhansi School and Government Girls Senior Secondary School were admitted to hospitals after chemical leakage.

The chemical in the container was imported from China.

Police have registered an FIR in the matter.

 

Pakistani publisher censors NYT article slamming army for ‘hate India’ agenda

Hanif excoriates the Pakistani army for making a repellant Pakistani Taliban man “a new ally in its never-ending war against India”

The author says Pakistan’s army is spreading the lie that India is funding the Pakistani Taliban.

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The above daily current affairs digest has been compiled by Sagrika Mehta