🌍 International
– International Museum Day celebrated on May 18; theme: ‘Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion’
– World Hypertension Day observed on May 17; theme: “Measure Your Blood Pressure, Control It, Live Longer”
– Rapid Intensification made AMPHAN a Super Cyclone
🇮🇳 India
– Government implements Lt. General D. B. Shekatkar Committee’s recommendations related to creating border infrastructure
– Ministry of Home Affairs drops order that required all employers to pay wages to workers for the period the units were shut during lockdown
– Sensex at Bombay Stock Exchange fell 1,069 points, or 3.44 per cent to 30,029
– Nifty at National Stock Exchange settled 314 points, 3.43 per cent down, at 8,823
– World Health Assembly (WHA) being held virtually in Geneva on May 18-19
– China’s President Xi Jinping announces USD 2 billion fund to help countries fight COVID-19
– India backed a European Union resolution seeking a probe into the response of WHO during the worldwide coronavirus crisis
🗾 State
– Cyclone Amphan intensifies into Super Cyclonic Storm; West Bengal and Odisha coasts likely to be affected
⛹🏻 Sports
– COVID-19: Anil Kumble-led ICC Cricket Committee recommends banning use of saliva to shine the ball
👨🏻‍💼 Appointment and Resignations
– Alibaba’s Jack Ma resigns from SoftBank board
– Rajesh Goel becomes new DG of NAREDCO
😔 Honorable Death
– Marathi writer, playwright Ratnakar Matkari passes away

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