Current Affairs 26th May 2019 | Daily GK Upadates

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1. Narendra Modi to be confirmed as PM for second term on May 30

I. Leader Narendra Modi will be directed the promise of office for his second term alongside his new gathering of priests on 30th May. President Ram Nath Kovind will control the promise of office and mystery to the PM and different individuals from the Union Council of Ministers at a service in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

II. Modi is the first BJP pioneer who has been chosen for the second time after culmination of his five-year residency. From BJP, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was additionally chosen as a leader for two back to back terms, yet his first stretch had kept going just for one year and seven months.

2. Country pays respect to first PM Jawaharlal Nehru on his 55th demise commemoration

I. The country pays tribute to initially Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 55th demise commemoration on 27th May 2019. Jawaharlal Nehru was the principal Prime Minister of India. Jawaharlal Nehru rose as a prominent pioneer of the Indian freedom development under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi.

II. Nehru held the post from its foundation as a free country in 1947 until his demise on 27th May 1964. Shantivan is the Samadhi of India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.

3. 25 states miss the due date for plan on plastic transfer

I. More than 25 state governments may need to pay condition pay of Rs one crore each for not presenting their particular activity anticipates methodical transfer of plastic waste to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) as the April 30 due date set by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has cruised by.

II. The states needed to submit activity designs by April 30 to the CPCB, coming up short which they would need to pay the contamination body a pay at the rate of Rs one crore for each month, according to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) request.

4. PS Golay was confirmed as Sikkim Chief Minister

I. Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) president Prem Singh Tamang, prevalently referred to as PS Golay made vow as the Chief Minister of Sikkim. He was managed the promise by Governor Ganga Prasad at Paljor Stadium in Gangtok. Mr. Golay isn't an individual from the State Assembly at present as he didn't challenge the surveys. The 51-year-old gathering boss when he was making the vow in the Nepali language.

II. Previous Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling and senior Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) pioneers were prominent by their nonattendance at the swearing-in service. The SKM won a thin greater part in the 32-part Sikkim Legislative Assembly by stowing 17 seats against 15 won by the SDF.

5. Abnormal state board of trustees prescribes methodology to diminish unrefined petroleum imports

I. In a report submitted to the oil service, an abnormal state board of trustees (HLC) of organizations has prescribed methodologies to diminish import reliance. The board of trustees was framed to examine look into related cooperative energies and expense issues for state-run oil organizations.

II. The board of trustees comprised of Anil Kakodkar (researcher) and Sidharth Pradhan, a specialist on budgetary and assessment issues. "They likewise investigated mergers, acquisitions and solidification of oil and gas open area endeavors (PSUs) and the joint endeavors". Amid 2018, India devoured 204.92 MMT oil based commodities and 58.64 billion cubic meters (BCM) gaseous petrol, though the residential creation of raw petroleum and flammable gas has nearly stagnated.

6. Trump turns into the main outside pioneer to meet new Japanese sovereign Naruhito

I. US President Donald Trump got celebrity central treatment at Japan's Imperial Palace where he left a mark on the world, turning into the principal world pioneer to meet with the new ruler of Japan Naruhito.

II. The US President is on a four-day state visit to Japan. Trump will go to the Japanese state visitor house later for gatherings and joint news meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
3. The yen is the official money of Japan.

7. Cyril Ramaphosa makes vow as South Africa's President

I. Cyril Ramaphosa, the leader of the African National Congress, was confirmed for a five-year term as South Africa's leader in the wake of being chosen unopposed by Parliament following the 6th general races.

II. He was chosen not long ago with a lion's share of 57.50%, the littlest since the gathering came to control 25 years back. Mr. Ramaphosa at first took over from Jacob Zuma in 2018 after Mr. Zuma was blamed for debasement. Mr. Ramaphosa is the nation's fifth justly chosen president since politically-sanctioned racial segregation finished in 1994.

8. NASA reveals plan for 'Artemis' 2024 Moon mission

I. NASA revealed the date-book for the "Artemis" program that will return space explorers to the Moon without precedent for 50 years, including eight planned dispatches and a smaller than usual station in lunar circle by 2024. The first lunar missions were named for Apollo – Artemis was his twin sister in Greek folklore, and the goddess of chasing, wild, and the Moon.

II. Director Jim Bridenstine affirmed that Artemis 1 will be an uncrewed mission around the Moon made arrangements for 2020. Next will come Artemis 2, which will circle Earth's satellite with a group around 2022; pursued at long last by Artemis 3 that will put space travelers on lunar soil in 2024, including the primary lady.

9. Sri Lankan naval force dispatches additional vigil over fear mongers

I. Sri Lankan naval force has propelled additional vigil on its northern oceans in wake of media reports that some fear monger components may have left the nation to arrive on Indian shores.

II. Prior, a few news sources announced that a gathering of 15 speculated Islamic State fear mongers were escaping Sri Lanka towards the Kerala Coast. Beach front security has been augmented over the Kerala coast in wake of reports.

10. Lewis Hamilton wins Monaco Grand Prix

I. Lewis Hamilton won the Monaco Grand Prix to broaden his title lead over Mercedes partner Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton battled with grasp in the last stages and was under consistent weight from Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

II. In any case, Verstappen had prior grabbed a five-second time punishment. So despite the fact that he completed simply behind Hamilton, Verstappen was fourth by and large behind Bottas in third and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in second.

11. Apurvi Chandela packs gold award in 10m Air Rifle in ISSF World Cup

I. Indians had a decent day at the year's third International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle and Pistol competition in Munich, Germany. Apurvi Chandela snatched a gold, winning the ladies' 10m Air Rifle rivalry after an intently battled challenge. She shot a score of 251 in the last to eclipse Wang Luyao of China, who shot 250.8.

II. This was Apurvi's second ISSF World Cup gold of the year pursued by a world record score in New Delhi in February. This was additionally her vocation's fourth ISSF decoration.

12. China beat Japan to win 2019 Sudirman Cup

I. China won the badminton world blended group title, Sudirman Cup 2019 in Nanning, China. They beat Japan in men's duplicates, ladies' singles and men's singles to secure the title for the eleventh time.

II. In the most recent Men' singles coordinate, Shi Yuqi shocked title holder Kento Momota 15-21, 21-5,21-11. Japan have always lost the Sudirman Cup.

13. Facebook plans to dispatch 'GlobalCoin' digital currency in 2020

I. Facebook is wanting to dispatch its own cryptographic money in mid 2020, enabling clients to make computerized installments in twelve nations. The cash, named GlobalCoin, would empower Facebook's 2.4 billion month to month clients to change dollars and other universal monetary forms into its computerized coins. The coins could then be utilized to purchase things on the web and in shops and different outlets or to exchange cash without requiring a ledger.

II. Imprint Zuckerberg, the organizer, and CEO of Facebook, a month ago met the legislative head of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, to examine the plans.

14. Activity choreographer-movie producer Veeru Devgan passes away

I. Bollywood's most well known trick and activity choreographer, Veeru Devgn passes away in Mumbai. Conceived in Amritsar, Devgan was behind the battle and activity scenes for more than 80 Hindi movies including 'Phool Aur Kaante' (1991), 'Mr. India' (1987), and 'Himmatwala' (1983) among different others.

II. He even acted in three movies and filled in as an executive on 'Hindustan Ki Kasam' (1999).

15. NSA Ajit Doval addresses 17th Investiture Ceremony of BSF in New Delhi

I. Border Security Force Investiture Ceremony and Rustomji Memorial Lecture 2019 was organized at Vigyan Bhawan. The bravery awards presented to BSF officials. On the occasion, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval presented bravery awards to BSF officials for their outstanding work.

II. NSA Ajit Doval, mentions that technology will play a pivotal role in guarding the borders in days to come as security challenges are increasing day by day. He was addressing 17th Investiture Ceremony of Border Security Force, BSF in New Delhi

16. World Thyroid Day

I. The World Thyroid Day is celebrated every year on May 25 to promote awareness and understanding of thyroid health and the advances made in treating thyroid diseases

II. The World Thyroid Day was established in 2008 by the European Thyroid Association and the American Thyroid Association.

17. UN says Women bosses are good for businesses and economies

I. Companies that improve gender diversity especially at the top, perform better and rake in higher profits, while countries that increase women employment see better economic growth.

II. According to the report, which based its findings on a survey of nearly 13,000 companies across 70 countries. According to the survey, nearly three-quarters of companies that tracked gender diversity in their management reported profit hikes of between 5% and 20%.

18. Corporation Bank launches ‘Corp SME Suvidha’ for MSMEs

I. Corporation Bank has launched ‘Corp SME Suvidha’, a product for GST-registered MSMEs. The product has been designed as part of the bank’s efforts to provide best products to MSME sector.

II. PV Bharathi, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the bank, launched the product in Mangaluru.

19. Paytm Payments Bank turns profitable in second year of operation

I. Paytm Payments Bank Limited (PPB) has posted profit to the tune of Rs. 19 crore within second year of its operation in fiscal 2019. The bank had reported loss of Rs. 20.7 crore for the fiscal ended March, 2018. Satish Kumar Gupta, MD and CEO of Paytm Payments Bank, claimed that PPB was the first payments bank in the country to announce profit, that too within two years of its operations.

II. Earlier, RBI data on payment banks revealed that Paytm Payments Bank and Airtel Payments Bank together command over 88% of the deposits in payment banks in India in 2018.  Paytm Founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma holds 51 per cent share in Paytm Payments Bank, while the rest is held by One97 Communications.

20. RBI to purchase govt securities under OMO

I. RBI has decided to conduct purchase of Government securities under Open Market Operation (OMO) for Rs. 150 billion (Rs. 15,000 crore) on June 13, 2019. Total durable liquidity injected by the RBI through OMOs aggregated Rs. 2,98,500 crore for 2018-19

II. In the current financial year so far, it conducted OMO purchase of five government securities on two occasions — on May 2 and May 16 — infusing 12,500 crore in each auction. The total amount of government securities offered by market participants was Rs. 27,426 crore (face value) on May 2, and was Rs. 29,479 crore on May 16.

21. Acharya Balkrishna receives ‘UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award’

I. Patanjali Ayurved Limited’s Managing Director, Acharya Balkrishna received the ‘UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award’ on behalf of Patanjali Group of Institutions in Geneva

II. Patanjali Ayurved is a company producing range Ayurvedic medicinal and personal care products, among other consumer items. Popular yoga guru Baba Ramdev co-founded the company along with Balkshrina

22. Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar, to head UN peacekeeping operation in South Sudan 

I. United Nations, The commandant of the Indian Army Infantry School, Lieutenant GeneralShailesh Tinaikar, has been appointed the commander of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the second biggest peacekeeping operation.

II. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced that Tinaikar will succeed Lieutenant General Frank Kamanzi of Rwanda who will complete his assignment. The mission was created in 2011 when South Sudan gained independence from Sudan. Sixty-seven peacekeepers have died while serving in the mission.

23. Indian badminton chief Himanta elected to BAC vice-president post

I. The Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Himanta Biswa Sarma has been elected as the vice-president of Badminton Asia Council.

II. BAC president Anton Subowo also appointed BAI secretary (tournaments) Omar Rashid as the deputy chairman of Badminton Asia’s development.

24. SKM leader Prem Singh Golay to take oath as Chief Minister of Sikkim

I. Sikkim Governor Ganga Prasad has invited the Sikkim Karantikari Morcha (SKM) President and leader of latislative party Prem Singh Golay to form the New Government in the state.

II. Prem Singh Golay will take oath as New Chief Minister of Sikkim along with his council of ministers at Palzor Stadium in Gangtok. SKM Party defeated the SDF party who ruled the state for 25 years under it’s leader Pawan Chamling as longest service Chief Minister in Sikkim.

25. Justice DN Patel appointed next Cheif Justice of Delhi High Court

I. The Central Government has cleared the appointment of Justice

II. The appointment was made pursuant to a Collegium resolution passed earlier this month. The resolution was passed in view of the impending retirement of current Chief Justice Rajendra Menon in June this year.

26. Chandrani Murmu became youngest Lok Sabha MP

I. BJD’s Chandrani Murmu became the youngest ever Lok Sabha MP.  The 25 year old B-Tech Graduate won the reserved Keonjhar, Odisha’s seat by defeating a two time MP from BJP Ananta Nayak.
II. The Keonjhar Lok Sabja seat is reserved for Scheduled Tribes.

27. ISRO chairman flags off shipment of India’s largest liquid hydrogen storage tank 

I. ISRO Chairman K Sivan flagged off the shipment of India’s largest liquid hydrogen storage tank at the VRV Asia Pacific’s manufacturing plant at Sri City in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.

II. VRV Asia Pacific manufactured the storage tank with a Liquid Nitrogen (LIN) shield, in a collaborative effort with Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, under the Make in India initiative. The storage capacity of the tank is 120 kilo liters. Liquid hydrogen is used as fuel for satellite launch vehicles.

28. Urban 20 Mayors Summit Held in Tokyo

I. The 2019 Urban 20 Summit was hosted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, led by Governor Yuriko Koike from 21-22 May 2019. The Urban 20 Mayors Summit takes place one month ahead of the G20 Summit.

II. The U20 cities convey their joint recommendations in a form of a Communique, to the G20 Chair, to be presented to the G20 Leaders during the Summit. The 2019 G20 Summit will be the fourteenth meeting of Group of Twenty and will be held on 28–29 June 2019 in Osaka, Japan. It will be the first-ever G20 summit to be hosted in Japan.

29. Mahesh Mangaonkar wins Sekisui Open title

I. India’s Mahesh Mangaonkar defeated Spain’s Bernat Jaume, in the final to clinch the Sekisui Open title for the second time in his career in Kriens, Switzerland.

II. This was Mahesh’s eighth PSA title. He had won the corresponding title for the first time in 2016.

30. Men’s compound team win bronze in Archery World Cup

I. The men’s compound team of Rajat Chauhan, Abhishek Verma and Aman Saini earned India a solitary bronze medal in the Archery World Cup Stage III at Antalya in Turkey.

II. The Women’s compound team of Jyoti Surekha Vennam, Muskan Kirar and Swati Dudhwal lost to Great Britain’s Layla Annison, Ella Gibson and Lucy Mason by two points in the contention for a bronze medal.

31. Thailand’s ex-prime minister Prem Tinsulanonda passed away

I. Thailand’s former prime minister and the country’s long time top royal adviser Prem Tinsulanonda has passed away

II. He was former army general and served as prime minister from 1980 to 1988

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