Current Affairs International - 26 May 2016

1. The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit was held in Istanbul, Turkey from 23rd May to 24th May since World War II. The summit was inaugurated by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, hosted by Turkey-s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and attended by world leaders of UN member states.


The purpose of summit were to improve the humanitarian responses to crises, prevent and end conflict, respect the rules of war, achieve gender equality, respond to climate change and invest in humanity.


2. US biochemical engineer, Frances Arnold won the Millennium Technology Prize for her work 'directed evolution' in Finland which is a method of rewriting DNA to improve medicines and develop green fuels. With this, she has become the first female winner in its 12 year of history.