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31st May 2020 Current Affairs Headlines

Important Days

International Everest Day

Legendary climber New Zealand’s Edmund Hillary who passed away in 2008, then in the memory of Hillary, Nepal decided to observe this day as international Everest day.

Nepalese Tenzing Norgay and New Zealand’s Edmund Hillary had climbed the Mt. Everest on this day (29th May) in 1953, as the first humans to achieve the feat.


National

MP govt starts ‘Rozgar Setu’ scheme for skilled workers

Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has stated the launch of the ‘Rozgar Setu’ scheme. The motive behind this scheme is to secure employment for skilled workers who have returned to the state in the COVID-19 situation. The government of Madhya Pradesh launched a portal ‘MP Rojgar Setu Portal’ for the unemployed migrants to register and find jobs in the field related to their skills.

U’khand govt starts “Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana” for returnee migrants

Trivendra Singh Rawat chief minister of Uttarakhand has introduced the “Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana” for returnee migrants. The scheme intends to giving self-employment chances to youth and help to reverse migration, especially entrepreneurs returning to Uttarakhand and encourage skilled and unskilled artisans, handicrafts and unemployed youths to start their own business. The scheme will offer credit facility through nationalised banks, scheduled commercial banks and cooperative banks.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Uttarakhand state was formed: 9th November 2000
  • Capital of Uttarakhand: Dehradun.
  • Governor of Uttarakhand: Baby Rani Maurya.

Appointments

Venkataramani Sumantran becomes new independent director of Indigo

Venkataramani Sumantran has been selected as the sovereign director of IndiGo. He will hold the post for the next five years.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Indigo Airlines Headquarters: Gurugram, Haryana.
  • Indigo Airlines Established: 2006.

Defence

Missile park “Agneeprastha” to be set up at INS Kalinga

The foundation stone for a missile park “Agneeprastha” was laid at INS Kalinga, Naval base in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The park ”Agneeprastha” once completed will be dedicated to all the officers, sailors and support staff of INS Kalinga, who has served in this premier op-support Base of the ENC since its establishment in 1981. A 2-megawatt solar photovoltaic plant was also commissioned at INS Kalinga by Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain.


Summits & Conferences

Russia hosts BRICS Heads of Tax Authorities meet

The meeting of the Heads of Tax Authorities of the BRICS countries, particularly Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa was taken on yesterday means 29 May which was hosted by the Federal Tax Service of Russia. Also, Russia currently holds the BRICS Presidency.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Members of the BRICS: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Sports

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has extended the tenure of Sandip Pradhan as Director-General of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) by two years. The elongated ownership will come into effect from 6 June 2020.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Sports Authority of India Headquarters: Delhi.
  • Sports Authority of India Founded: 25 January 1984.

WADA hands 4 year bans to Kiranjeet Kaur for doping

India’s long-distance runner, Kiranjeet Kaur has been handed a four-year ban by World Athletics’ anti-doping body for testing positive for a banned substance (Enobosarm).

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • President of WADA: Sir Craig Reedie; Headquarters: Montreal, Canada.
  • Founded: 10 November 1999.

Obituaries

Rajya Sabha member M.P. Veerendra Kumar passes away

M.P. Veerendra Kumar passed away. He was born on July 22, 1936, at Kalpetta, Wayanad district, Kerala.

Veteran lyricist Yogesh Gaur passes away

Veteran lyricist Yogesh Gaur passed away. He wrote the lyrics of famous songs “Kahin door jab din dhal Jaye” and “Zindagi kaisi hai paheli” that represented the superhit film Anand (1971).


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