30 May 2019 - Daily Current Affairs

30 May 2019 - Daily Current Affairs

30 May 2019 - Daily Current Affairs

1. Jagan Mohan Reddy sworn in as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister

  • Today, YSR Congress party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy (46-years) sworn-in as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan administrated the oath of office and secrecy to Mr. Reddy at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Vijayawada.
  • Mr Reddy became the second chief minister (post bifurcation) of Andhra pradesh.
  • Chandrababu-led TDP got only 23 seats, while Pawan Kalyan's Janasena got only one seat.
Know about Jagan Mohan Reddy
  • Jaganmohan Reddy was born on 21st December 1972 in Pulivendula village of Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Jaganmohan Reddy's father YS Rajasekhara Reddy was a two-time Chief Minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh (from 2004 to 2009).
  • In 2009, he was elected as Member of Parliament from Kadapa constituency as a member of the Indian National Congress.
  • Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy is the founder and leader of YSR Congress Party.
  • In the 2019 National and State election held in April-May 2019, YSJR won 151 of the total 175 assembly seats and 22 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh.

2. Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal sworn in as Chief Justice of Meghalaya HC

  • Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal has been sworn in as the Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court.
  • Governor Tathagata Roy administered him the oath of office in a ceremony at Raj Bhavan, Shillong.
  • The Office of the Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court fell vacant upon the retirement of Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir.
  • Justice AK Mittal was the judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court before his appointment as the Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court.
  • The Meghalaya High Court established in March 2013, after making suitable amendments in the Constitution of India and North-Eastern Areas (Re-organisation) Act of 1971.
Source: The Shillong Times

Important Days

3. Goa celebrates its statehood day

  • Today, Goa celebrates its Statehood Day.
  • On 30th May 1987, Goa became India's 25th state and Daman & Diu were separated from Goa and continue to be administered as a union territory.
  • Earlier, Goa was a union territory (namely, Goa, Daman, and Diu) for all administrative and governance considerations.
Books & Authors

4. Science, Technology Secretary releases four popular science books

  • Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Professor Ashutosh Sharma has released four popular science books published by Vigyan Prasar in New Delhi.
  • The books released are 'Voyage to Antarctica' authored by Felix Bast, 'Story of Consciousness' by Govind Bhattacharjee, 'An Autobiography of Moon' written by Ramesh Shishu and 'Shambhu Nath De - The discovery of cholera toxins' by MS Murthy.
  • According to Prof. Sharma, these books will inspire people to understand scientific temperament.


5. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 begins today

  •  The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (12th edition) has begun in England and Wales.
  • The Opening Ceremony took place at the iconic London Mall.
  • The first match will be played (Eng & SA) at The Oval while the final will be played at Lord's.
  • Each team will play nine group stage matches, and the top four will progress to the semifinals, similar to how the 1992 World Cup was held.
  • The World Cup will span 48 matches in all, of which 45 will make up the group stage.
  • India (1983 and 2011 world champions) will play their first match on June 5 against South Africa at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton.
  • The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup is the of the Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019.
  • The format for the tournament will be a single group of 10 teams, with each team playing the other nine once, and the top four at the end of the group phase progressing to the semi-finals.

 6. ICC launches criiio campaign on eve of men's World Cup

  • Today, ICC (International Cricket Council) has launched the criiio campaign on the eve of the men’s World Cup.
  • According to ICC, 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 hashtag #criiio and visiting the site criiio.com.
  • ICC Men's Cricket World Cup brings together the best ten teams and players in the world.
  • Criiio is a celebration of all the brilliant and unique ways people play the game which can be played anywhere, by anyone and at any time.
Source: AIR News

7. Manu Bhaker secures India 7th Olympic quota

  • Indian shooter Manu Bhaker (17-year) secured India its seventh Olympic quota with a fourth-place finish in the women's 10-meter air pistol event of the ISSF World Cup in Munich, Germany.
  • This is India's first quota in women's 10-meter pistol.
  • Bhaker shot 201 in the final to secure the quota for the Tokyo Games.
  • She finished third in the qualification with a total of 582 points, shooting a solid 98 in her last two rounds.
  • Saurabh Chaudhary has won quota place in men's 10-meter air pistol at the World Cup in Delhi and Abhishek Verma grabbed the quota place in the same event at the World Cup in Beijing.

8. Chelsea beat Arsenal 4-1 to win Europa League title

  • AP Chelsea got the better of its English Premier League rivals to win the Europa League final beating Arsenal 4-1 in the Baku Olympic Stadium.
  • Despite a bright start from the Gunners, Chelsea ran riot in the second half with three goals in quick succession.
  • Chelsea won their fifth major UEFA European competition final, with only Liverpool winning more among eight English clubs.
  • The UEFA Europa League is an annual football club competition organised by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs.
  • Clubs qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions.
  • It is the second-tier competition of European club football, ranking below the UEFA Champions League.

Honours & Awards

9. Annie Zaidi honoured with Nine Dots Prize 2019

  • Freelance writer Indian writer ‘Annie Zaidi’ has won the Nine Dots Prize 2019 for her entry ‘Bread, Cement, Cactus’- combining memoir and reportage, exploring concepts of home and belonging to her experience based in contemporary life in India.
  • The prize included an award of 100,000 US dollar.
  • It is a prestigious book prize created to award innovative thinking that addresses contemporary issues around the world.
  • The winner of the Nine Dots Prize is supported to develop their response into a full-length book, which is published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) and given the opportunity to spend a term at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), Cambridge University.

10. J&K: Govt unveils Healthcare Investment Policy-2019

  • Jammu and Kashmir(J&K) Government unveiled Healthcare Investment Policy-2019.
  • As per the new Health Care Investment Policy, the state Government will promote & encourage the private parties and entrepreneurs for setting up healthcare infrastructure in the state by providing subsidies and incentives.
  • This follows the State Administrative Council decision taken in this regard on March 08, 2019.
  • Accordingly, 30% subsidy on capital investment will be provided for setting up of multi-speciality Hospitals, Super Specialty Hospitals, Medical Colleges, Nursing Colleges and Paramedical Colleges.
  • The State Government (as per the policy) may declare a well-defined geographical area having potential and being conducive for development as Medical City to promote medical tourism in the State.
Source: AIR News

11. NGT directed the government to ban ROs where dissolved solids in the water below 500 mg/litre

  • The National Green Tribunal (NGT) bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel has directed the government to ban water purifiers TDS (where total dissolved solids) in water are below 500 mg per litre.
  • The tribunal also directed to sensitise public about the ill effects of demineralised water.
  • NGT’s main concern was the enormous amount of water that is wasted in the RO process, with some estimating it to be almost three-fourth of what is processed.
  • Reverse Osmosis (RO) is a water treatment process that removes contaminants from water by using pressure to force molecules through a semipermeable membrane.

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