Daily GK Update : 21 May 2015

1. Tathagata Roy sworn in as Governor of Tripura
He is a former president of BJP in West Bengal.He replaced Padmanabh Balkrishna Acharya, Governor of Nagaland, who had held the additional charge of Tripura.

2. South Korea confirms third case of MERS virus; 64 isolated
South Korean health officials confirmed the country’s third case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Thursday, with the two latest cases found in people who had been in contact with the first patient after he returned from the Middle East.

3. Islamic State takes control of ancient Palmyra
Islamic State seized full control of both ancient and modern Palmyra in central Syria on Thursday

4. Hungarian Laszlo Krasznahorkai wins Man Booker International Prize
The 61-year old writer was among a shortlist of 10 writers that included India-born Amitav Ghosh.

5. Saina regains top spot in world rankings
Saina, who secured the numero uno spot for the first time early last month, slipped from the coveted position subsequently.

6. Harbhajan Singh back in Test team
Offspinner Harbhajan Singh has returned to India’s Test squad for the first time in two years after he was picked for the only Test in Bangladesh from June 10 to 14.