28th May 2019 Current Affairs

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BIMSTEC leaders invited to PM designate Modi’s oath-taking ceremony

  • India has invited the leaders of the BIMSTEC Member States for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 30th May 2019 (Thursday) evening.
  • According to Minister of External Affairs (MEA), Invitations have also been sent to the current Chair of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Sooronbay Jeenbekov (President of Kyrgyzstan) and Pravind Jugnauth (Mauritius Prime Minister).
  • President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the Oath of Office and Secrecy to Mr Modi and other members of Union Council of Ministers at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Lokpal launches competition for its logo

  • The newly created anti-corruption ombudsman, Lokpal, has launched a competition for its logo and motto.
  • It has sought entries and is offering a cash prize of Rs 25,000.
  • The language for the motto/slogan could be Hindi/ Sanskrit/ English.
  • The entries will be evaluated by a selection committee which would be constituted by the Lokpal.

India elected in UN Executive Board

  • India has been elected to the Executive Board of the first UN-Habitat Assembly.
  • It was elected at the Plenary Session of the Assembly which started on 27 May 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • The special theme for the UN-Habitat Assembly is Innovation for Better Quality of Life in Cities and Communities.

Fiat, Renault pursue merger of $35 billion

  • Fiat Chrysler announced that it will look to pursue a $35 billion merger with French automaker Renault.
  • The merger would mean the creation of the world’s third-largest automaker by sales.
  • It will displace Daimler from its current position behind Toyota and Volkswagen with an estimated 8.7 million deliveries.

Saurabh Chaudhary wins 10m Air Pistol gold in ISSF World Cup

  • India’s Saurabh Chaudhary (17-year) has won 10m Air Pistol Gold beating his own World Record in ISSF shooting World Cup, in Munich, Germany.
  • Chaudhary scored 246.3 bettering his previous best of 245 points that were set in New Delhi World Cup Shooting in February 2019.
  • Chaudhury has already secured a berth for the Tokyo Olympics.

Artist Nalini Malani wins Joan Miro prize

  • Artist Nalini Malani has won the seventh edition of the Joan Miró Prize.
  • Miro international award is considered one of the most prestigious art awards in the world.
  • The recipient gets prize money of 70,000-Euro ($78,000) cash prize.
  • Malani (born in Karachi in 1946) is a film, photography, installation, video art and performance artist.

Rahi Sarnobat won gold in WC

  • Indian shooter Rahi Sarnobat won the gold in 25m Pistol event at the ISSF World Cup 2019 in Munich.
  • She also sealed a quota place for India in the event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  • Rahi scored a total of 37, beating Ukraine’s Olena Kostevych, who was champion at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Anton Aditya Subowo re-elected as President of Badminton Asia

  • Indonesia’s Anton Aditya Subowo was re-elected as the President of Badminton Asia for another four years.
  • There were seven other people who were selected as the vice-presidents of Badminton Asia.
  • The Badminton Association of India’s president Himanta Biswa Sarma has also been elected as the vice-president.
  • Badminton Asia also got in a new Secretary-General in Moosa Nashid from the Maldives.

V D Savarkar's birth anniversary being celebrated today

  • Swatantryaveer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar’s (popularly – Veer Savarkar) birth anniversary is being celebrated today.
  • Savarkar was a revolutionary who fought against the British Government.
  • On the occasion, a function to pay floral tributes to him held in the Central Hall of Parliament House and Prime Minister paid tributes to V D Savarkar.

IAF chief leads 'missing man' formation in MiG-21

  • Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa (Chief of the Air Staff) led a four aircraft, MiG-21 ‘Missing Man’ formation flypast at Air Force Station Bhisiana in Bhatinda, Punjab to honour the valour and supreme sacrifice of men killed in action during Operation Safed Sagar at Kargil.
  • The ‘Missing Man’ formation is an aerial salute accorded to honour the fallen comrades-in-arms.
  • This is an Arrow Formation, with a gap between two aircraft in the formation depicting the Missing Man.
  • Later, the Air Chief Marshal laid a wreath at the War Memorial in Bhatinda to honour the Air Force men who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty.

Action choreographer-filmmaker Veeru Devgan passes away

  • Bollywood’s most famous stunt and action choreographer, Veeru Devgn (77-years) passes away in Mumbai.
  • Devgan was behind the fight and action scenes for over 80 Hindi films including ‘Phool Aur Kaante’ (1991), ‘Mr. India’ (1987), and ‘Himmatwala’ (1983) among various others.
  • He even acted in three films and worked as a director on ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam’ (1999).

Try out the quiz ?

1. Which group of Member States are invited for swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi?

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India has invited the leaders of the BIMSTEC Member States for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 30th May 2019 (Thursday) evening.

2. Lokpal has launched a competition for its logo and motto. What is the cash prize for the winner?

Correct! Wrong!

The newly created anti-corruption ombudsman, Lokpal, has launched a competition for its logo and motto. It has sought entries and is offering a cash prize of Rs 25,000.

3. Which country has been elected to the Executive Board of the first UN-Habitat Assembly?

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India has been elected to the Executive Board of the first UN-Habitat Assembly.

4. Recently which of the two automakers has merged?

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Fiat Chrysler announced that it will look to pursue a $35 billion merger with French automaker Renault.

5. Saurabh Chaudhary has won 10m Air Pistol gold in ISSF World Cup. This shooting event is organising in which country?

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India's Saurabh Chaudhary (17-year) has won 10m Air Pistol Gold beating his own World Record in ISSF shooting World Cup, in Munich, Germany.

6. Who has won the seventh edition of the Joan Miro Prize?

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Artist Nalini Malani has won the seventh edition of the Joan Miró Prize.

7. Rahi Sarnobat has won gold in WC. She is related with which game?

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Indian shooter Rahi Sarnobat won the gold in 25m Pistol event at the ISSF World Cup 2019 in Munich.

8. For how many years Anton Aditya Subowo has re-elected as the President of Badminton Asia?

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Indonesia's Anton Aditya Subowo was re-elected as the President of Badminton Asia for another four years.

9. Today V D Savarkar birth anniversary has been celebrated. What is the full name of V D Savarkar?

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Swatantryaveer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's (popularly - Veer Savarkar) birth anniversary is being celebrated today.

10. Who has lead the 'missing man' formation in MiG-21?

Correct! Wrong!

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa (Chief of the Air Staff) led a four aircraft, MiG-21 'Missing Man' formation flypast at Air Force Station Bhisiana in Bhatinda, Punjab to honour the valour and supreme sacrifice of men killed in action during Operation Safed Sagar at Kargil.

11. Veeru Devgan has passed away. He was a famous.........

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Action choreographer-filmmaker Veeru Devgan passes away. Bollywood’s most famous stunt and action choreographer, Veeru Devgn (77-years) passes away in Mumbai.

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