Current Affairs – May 30, 2019

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National - Current Affairs - May 30, 2019

Naveen Patnaik takes oath as Odisha CM for a 5th term

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In Odisha, Naveen Patnaik has taken oath as Chief Minister for the consecutive fifth time. Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal has administered the oath-taking ceremony at exhibition ground in Bhubaneswar. The 72-year-old Biju Janata Dal chief became one of the longest-serving chief ministers of the coastal state.


Pema Khandu was sworn in as Arunachal Pradesh CM

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Pema Khandu was sworn- in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for a second term. Along with Pema Khandu, 11 other ministers of the cabinet were also sworn in. Governor Dr. BD Mishra administered the oath of office and secrecy to the council of ministers.


Jagan Mohan Reddy Takes Oath As Andhra Chief Minister

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Jagan Mohan Reddy, who led the YSR Congress, to a thumping victory in the assembly elections, took oath as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. Mr. Reddy took an oath of office and secrecy at a grand public function at the IGMC Stadium in nearby Vijayawada, becoming the second chief minister of Andhra Pradesh after its bifurcation. Mr. Reddy was administered the oath by Governor ESL Narasimhan.


India moves up to 43rd in competitiveness

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India has moved up one place to rank 43rd most competitive economy in the world on the back of its robust economic growth, a large labor force and its huge market size, while Singapore has toppled the US to grab the top position, a global study showed.
Singapore has moved up to the top, from the third position last year, while the US has slipped to the third place in the 2019 edition of the IMD World Competitiveness Rankings. Hong Kong SAR has held onto its second place, helped by a benign tax and business policy environment and access to business finance.


Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa receives the baton of Chairman, COSC from Admiral Sunil Lanba

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Outgoing Chairman of the Chief of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba handed over the baton of the COSC to Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Birender Singh Dhanoa.
The COSC comprises the three Service Chiefs with the senior most of them being the Chairman. Adm. Lanba is set to retire on May 31 after four decades of service. Vice Admiral Karambir Singh has been named as the next Navy Chief.


Business - Current Affairs - May 30, 2019

NSIC inks MoU with MSME Ministry for FY 2018-19

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The National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) for the year 2018-19.
The MoU envisages provision of enhanced services by NSIC under its marketing, financial, technology, and other support services schemes, for MSMEs in the country. The corporation projects to increase its total business by 21.30 percent from Rs. 22,258 crore in the year 2017-18 to Rs. 27,000 crore in the year 2018-19.


The US removes India from the currency monitoring list

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The US government has removed India Switzerland from its monitoring list for currency manipulation, clearing doubts over India’s foreign exchange policies including undervaluation of currencies to gain export advantages.
Besides China, the currency watch list also included Japan, South Korea, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore, according to the department’s latest report.


Facebook plans to launch ‘GlobalCoin’ currency in 2020

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Facebook is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency in early 2020, allowing users to make digital payments in a dozen countries. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder, and chief executive of Facebook, last month met the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, to discuss the plans.
The currency, dubbed GlobalCoin, would enable Facebook’s 2.4 billion monthly users to change dollars and other international currencies into its digital coins. The coins could then be used to buy things on the internet and in shops and other outlets or to transfer money without needing a bank account.


Sports - Current Affairs - May 30, 2019

ICC launches #criiio before WC 2019 to celebrate millions playing cricket

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The ICC launched the criiio campaign on the eve of the men’s World Cup, bringing together 460 million people playing cricket globally to celebrate the magnificent diversity of cricket. The ICC asked the fans to join the social cricket tribe by sharing pictures and videos of where and how they play cricket across the world using the newly launched #criiio and visiting This builds on the success of the recent user-generated social media initiative #WorldWideWickets and is the first of a series of programs that will be launched by the ICC over the next 12 months.


Awards - Current Affairs - May 30, 2019

Indian writer Annie Zaidi is 2019 winner of the $100,000 Nine Dots Prize

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Indian writer Annie Zaidi was announced as the 2019 winner of the $100,000 Nine Dots Prize, a prestigious book prize created to award innovative thinking that addresses contemporary issues around the world.
Mumbai-based Zaidi, a freelance writer whose work includes reportage, essays, short stories, poetry, and plays, won for her entry Bread, Cement, Cactus’ combining memoir and reportage to explore concepts of home and belonging rooted in her experience of contemporary life in India.


TNAU V-C Bestowed With ‘Lifetime Recognition Award’

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N Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, has been conferred the lifetime recognition award by the Confederation of Horticulture Association of India. The award has been conferred for his outstanding contribution in the field of horticulture and academic leadership focussed on human resource development in agriculture.


International - Current Affairs - May 30, 2019

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers: May 29

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The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is being observed every year on May 29. The objective is to pay tribute to the invaluable contribution by the uniformed and civilian personnel and to honor more than 3,800 peacekeepers who have lost their lives while rendering peacekeeping services.
The theme this year is “Protecting Civilians, Protecting Peace”.

Scott Morrison was sworn in as Australia’s prime minister

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Scott Morrison was sworn in as Australia’s Prime Minister, 11 days after retaining the position in the country’s general election. Mr. Morrison became Australia’s 30th Prime Minister through an internal party vote last August in which he replaced Malcolm Turnbull as chief of the ruling Liberal Party.
Along with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Mr. Morrison was sworn in by Queen Elizabeth’s official representative in Australia, Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, at a ceremony in the capital, Canberra.


Sri Lanka signs a tripartite agreement with India and Japan

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Sri Lanka has signed a tripartite agreement with India and Japan for development of eastern terminal of Colombo port. The Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) was signed in Colombo today by Sri Lankan ports minister Sagala Ratnayake, Indian high commissioner to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu and a Japanese representative. As per the agreement, Sri Lanka Port Authority (SLPA) will hold 51 percent majority stake in the port development while Japan and India will have combined stake of 49 percent.


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