Let us see what are the trending topics of current affairs today (May 18,2015) and Gk updates.

Sports :


All the league matches of IPL Season 8 have been completed and the top 4 teams have come to last stages. The teams which have qualified for playoffs are CSK, MI, RCB and RR.

CSK will face MI and this is the first qualifier match of IPL Season 8 2015 and this will be held on Tuesday May 19th 2015.

While coming to eliminator match on May 20th Wednesday, it’s between RCB and RR teams. The team which wins will face the losers of Qualifier 1 match in Qualifier 2 match.

The winner in Qualifier 2 match will face the winner of Qualifier 1 match and that is the finale. Let us see who will win and who will lose this season of IPL.


List of Winners in Italian Open 2015 (Tennis) :

Male Single’s Winner – Novak Djokovic

Women Single’s Winner – Maria Sharapova

Male Double’s Winner – Pablo and David

Women Double’s Winner – Timea Babos & Kristina Mladenovic

Vikas Gowda won Bronze medal in Shanghai IAAF Diamond League. The sport which he won the medal was ” Discus throw “.

The Australian senior player ” Brad Haddin ” has announced his retirement from ODI cricket today.

World :

Prime minister Modi has landed in South Korea for bringing new investors to our country for ” Make in India” mission. Today he has met President of South Korea Mr. Park Geun-hye and he was happy about the opportunities they will have in upcoming days.

The nepal prime minister has planned to seek help from Indian government as they have been hit badly by the continues earthquakes in last two-three weeks.

John Kerry US politician has criticized the North Korean president ” Kim Jong-un ” and also commented that their nuclear weapons are not even reached normal standards.

Parvez  Musharaff’s comment on Kargil war has certainly taken up the pace now. The ex-general says that India will never forget kargil war as pakistan was in leading position.

David Granger is the new president of Guyana and he is the 8th president of that country.

India :

Anurag Thakur says that a temple in ayodhya is a dream of millions of people in India who follow Hinduism.

There was a National conference held in Delhi for Nuclear Energy. This is the 6th national conference.

Aruna Shanbaug passed away today after facing coma for last 42 years.

GK Updates Today – May 18th , 2015 :

On this day(May 18th) the very first atomic device bomb was successfully tested under ground in Pohkran (Rajasthan) on the year 1974.

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