27th May Current Affairs 2019
Daily GK Updates & Current Affairs for Government Exams
World Thyroid Day observed on May 25
27 May 2019 Current Affairs: World Thyroid Day is celebrated annually on May 25.
It is observed to educate public on checking thyroid function regularly, awareness of the disease and to initiate precautionary action.
This day was celebrated for the first time in 2008 by the American Thyroid Association(ATA) and the European Thyroid Association(ETA).
The main focus of this year is on the children with or at risk of developing thyroid diseases due to the rising incidence of thyroid disease including pediatric thyroid cancer.
PM Narendra Modi to swear in on 30th May
27 May 2019 Current Affairs: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take the oath of office on May 30 (Thursday) at 7 pm at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The President will administer the oath of Office and secrecy to the Prime Minister and other members of Union Council of Ministers.
The names of ministers who will constitute NDA’s new cabinet are yet to be announced. The BJP on May 23 got an overwhelming majority in the Lok Sabha, crossing on its own the 300 marks while storming back to power for the second consecutive term.
Modi was appointed as Prime Minister for the second term by President Ram Nath Kovind after he was unanimously elected as the leader of the NDAO at a meeting in which he asked its members to work without discrimination, stressing on the need to win over the trust of minorities.
CM Patnaik to swear in as Chief Minister of Odisha on 29th May
Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal invited Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik to form the next government in the State. The swearing-in is scheduled to be held on May 29 at the Exhibition Ground, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Set to be sworn in as the Chief Minister for a record fifth consecutive term, Mr. Patnaik met the Governor and staked claim to form the government after being elected the leader of the BJD Legislature Party.
RBI proposes guidelines for large Non-Banking Financial Companies
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released draft guidelines on liquidity risk management framework for non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and core investment companies (CICs) with an aim to help them deal with severe liquidity problems and prevent re-occurrence of IL&FS type of debt crisis. The guidelines were released after an analysis of the recent developments in the NBFC sector.
RBI approved Modern Currency Chests to hike the rate of service charges
27 May 2019 Current Affairs: The Reserve Bank of India has announced that it is to allow large modern currency chests to increase the service charges on cash deposited by non-chest bank branches from the existing rate of Rs.5 per packet of 100 pieces to a higher rate subject to a maximum of Rs.8 per packet.
For this, only a currency chest (CC) that fulfills the minimum standards will be eligible to be classified as a large modern currency chest. The increased rates can be charged only after such classification by the issue office concerned.
Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar of India appointed to head UN peacekeeping operation in South Sudan
The commandant of the Indian Army Infantry School, Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar, aged 57appointed as the new force commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. He will succeed Lieutenant General Frank Kamanzi of Rwanda. He will command over 1 6,000 peacekeepers which include nearly 2,400 from India.
Corporation Bank launches Corp SME Suvidha for MSMEs
Corporation Bank launched ‘Corp SME Suvidha’, a product for GST-registered MSMEs. The product has been designed as part of the bank’s efforts to provide the best products to the MSME sector. PV Bharathi, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation bank, launched the product in Mangaluru recently.
DRDO successfully flight tested Inertial Guided Bomb from an Su-30 MKI aircraft
27 May 2019 Current Affairs: Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested a 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb from a Su-30 MKI aircraft at the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.
The indigenously-developed guided bomb achieved the desired range and hit the target at a distance of 30 km away with high precision. All the mission objectives have been met. The weapon system is capable of carrying different warheads. India has carried out several such trials in 2019. DRDO is engaged in developing defence technologies covering various disciplines.
The test firing of the guided bomb comes two days after the Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully test fired the aerial version of the supersonic BrahMos cruise missile from a Sukhoi jet at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The 2.5-tonne air-to-surface missile has a range of around 300 km, and it will significantly enhance the IAF’s combat capability.
NSIL, the commercial arm of ISRO, was inaugurated in Bengaluru
NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), was inaugurated in Bengaluru. NSIL’s main objective is to scale up industry participation in Indian space programs. NSIL was inaugurated by ISRO’s honorary adviser, Dr.K Kasturirangan in the presence of chairman Dr. K Sivan.
India bans Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh terror outfit
Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh also called as Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India or Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Hindustan declared as a banned terrorist organization by the government, the Home Ministry In a notification, the home ministry said the outfit has committed acts of terrorism, promoted acts of terrorism and has been engaged in radicalization and recruitment of youths for terrorist activities in India.
India’s Mahesh Mangaonkar won Sekisui Open
India’s Mahesh Mangaonkar for the second time in the Sekisui Open in Kriens, Switzerland. Three years back he had won it the first time. Sekisui Open is a Challenger tour event of the Professional Squash Association (PSA), the world body which governs the sports. Top-seeded Mahesh beat third seed Bernat Jaume of Spain in four games 11-9, 3-11, 11-5, 11-5 yesterday to win his 8th PSA title.
India bags 57 medals at India Open International tournament
India bags a total of 57 medals including 12 Gold, 18 Silver and 27 Bronze at India Open International Boxing tournament in Guwahati. MC Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa, L Sarita Devi, and Naman Tanwar won gold in their respective finals. This was Mary’s second gold in the tournament, having won in 48 kg last year in the capital. On the other hand, Deepak defeated Govind Kumar in 49 kg final while in 52 kg category- Amit Panghal defeated Sachin.
Apurvi Chandela bags gold medal in 10m Air Rifle in ISSF World Cup
India won third International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle and Pistol tournament in Munich, Germany. Apurvi Chandela won gold in the women’s 10m Air Rifle competition after a closely-fought contest. She shot a score of 251 in the final to outshine Wang Luyao of China, who shot 250.8. This was Apurvi’s second ISSF World Cup gold of the year followed by a world record score in New Delhi.