Daily Current Affairs 31st May 2019

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Daily Current Affairs 31st May 2019

IMPORTANT DAYS

31st May observed as World No Tobacco Day

  • World No Tobacco Day is observed every year on 31st May by all WHO global Partners.
  • Its main aim is to prevent people from Tobacco consumption and make them aware of its negative health effects.
  • Focus of World No Tobacco Day 2019- “Tobacco and Lung Health”

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  • World Health Organization- Established- 7th April, 1948 (7th April is observed as World Health Day)
  • Headquarter- Geneva, Switzerland
  • Director General- Tedros Adhanom (8th Director General of WHO &he belongs to Ethiopia)
  • Ethiopia (Capital/Currency)- Addis Ababa/ Ethiopian Birr
  • Switzerland (Capital/Currency)- Bern/ Swiss Franc

ECONOMY

According to FICCI Survey, India’s GDP growth is 7.1% for FY20

  • Federation of India Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) forecasted the India’s Median GDP growth as 7.1% for FY20 and 7.2% for FY21.
  • It also estimated the minimum and maximum growth as 6.80% and 7.3% for 2019-20.
  • Inflation is expected to remain Moderate.
  • The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based Inflation rate is expected to be 3.1% in 2019-20 whereas the Consumer Price Index (CPI) based Inflation rate is expected to be 4% for the same.

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  • FICCI- Establishment (1927) Headquarter (New Delhi)
  • President- Sandip Somany

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS

Admiral Karambir Singh Takes charge as Chief Charge of Naval Staff

  • Admiral Karambir Singh takes charge as the 24th Chief of Naval Staff (CNS).
  • He took over Admiral Sunil Lanba who retired today.
  • Prior to this he was the Flag Officer Commanding-in-chief of Eastern Naval Command.

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  • Army Chief of India- General Bipin Rawat
  • Air Force chif of India- Air Chief Marshal Birendra Singh Dhanoa

Atual Kumar Jain appointed as Chief of Staff of Eastern Naval Command

  • Vice Admiral Atual Kumar Jain appointed as Chief of staff Eastern Naval Command.
  • He succeeded Vice Admiral Karambir Singh

AGREEMENTS & MOU

IIT Guwahati signs MOU with ISRO

  • IIT Guwahati signs MOU with ISRO to set up Space Technology Center in Northeast.
  • It will be named as IIT-ISRO Space Technology Cell (STC)

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  • ISRO- Headquarter(Bangalore) Director (K Sivan)
  • Assam- Capital City(Dispur) CM(Sarbananda Sonowal) Governor(Jagdish Mukhi)
  • Official Language- Assamese
  • National Parks- Dibru Sailhowa, Kaziranga, Manas, Nameri
  • Wildlife Sanctuary- Pobitora, Bura Chapori, Chakrashila, Laokhowa

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award

  • The Managing Director of Patanjali Ayurveda, Acharya Balkrishna conferred with the UN Sustainable Development Goals 10 most Influential People award in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • He was the representative from India at UNSDG.

2019 Dylan Thomas Prize to Guy Gunaratne

  • British-Sri Lankan writer Guy Gunaratne was honored with the 2019 Dylan Thomas Prize for his novel ‘Mad and Furious City’ in Wales, UK.

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  • This prize is established in the memory of Dylan Thomas and awarded annually.
  • It is awarded to the writer aged 39 or below.
  • Wales( Capital/Currency)- Cardiff/ Great Britain Pound

Balram Bhargava Conferred with the Lee Jong-Wook Memorial Prize for Public Health

  • ICMR DG Dr. Balram Bhargava was honored with the Dr. Lee Jong-woo Memorial Prize for Public Health at the 72nd World Health Assembly.
  • Venue- Geneva, Switzerland
  • He was awarded for his contributions as an Innovator, Researcher, Clinical and Trainer.

Extra Shots:

  • ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research)- Formation (1911 as IRFA, renamed as ICMR at 1949)
  • Headquarter- New Delhi
  • Secretary & Director General- Dr. Balram Bhargava

SPORTS

India won 6 Medals at the ISSF WORLD CUP

  • India has won total of 6 Medals at the ISSF World Cup in Munich, Germany.
  • TOP- India(5 Gold,1 silver)
  • 2nd – China- 9 Medal ( 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 5 Bronze)
  • Gold by India(Individual)- Apurvi Chandela (Women’s 10m Air Rifle), Rahi Sarnobat (Women’s 25m Pistol), Saurabh Chaudhary(Men’s 10m Air Pistol)

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  • Germany (Capital/Currency)- Berlin/Euro
  • ISSF (International Shooting Sports Federation) – Establishment (1907)
  • Headquarter (Munich, Germany)
  • President (Vladimir Lisin from Russia)

ICC World Cup Started in England

  • The much awaited ICC Cricket World Cut started in England on 30th May 2019.
  • It is the 12th edition of ICC world Cup.
  • This year only 10 Teams are participating in ICC World Cup including India.
  • England is the host of ICC World Cup for the 5th time making a world record for being the host for the maximum times.
  • ICC World Cup held at every four year.

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  • ICC (International Cricket Council)- Established (15th June 1909) Headquarter (Dubai, UAE)
  • CEO- David Richardson, Chairperson- Shashank Manohar
  • 1st Female to be the ICC International Panel of Match Referees- GS Lakshmi (India)

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