Current Affairs Daily Digest – May 29 2019
1. T-Series becomes 1st YouTube channel with 100 million subscribers
Indian music label T-Series has become the first YouTube channel to reach 100 million subscribers, beating its competitor PewDiePie, who has 96 million subscribers currently. T-Series had briefly crossed PewDiePie in February and has maintained the lead over the last few weeks. The Delhi High Court had banned two of PewDiePie’s videos in India over “abusive, vulgar and racist” comments.
2. Sino-India IT and DT Industry Cooperation Forum 2019 was held in Guiyang, China
Sino-India IT and DT Industry Cooperation Forum 2019 was held in Guiyang, China. To create a new chapter in India-China cooperation in the new era of digital transition, 2019 Sino-India IT and DT Industry Cooperation Forum was held on 27th May in Guiyang, China.
The objective was to create a new chapter in India-China cooperation in the new era of the digital transition. To make progress and boost development, the big data, and artificial intelligence, the countries need to have in-depth exchanges. NIIT Technology, Shanghai signed cooperation agreements with Guizhou University and Guiyang Education Bureau.
3. Veer Savarkar was observed on 28 May
Veer Savarkar was observed on 28 May. Swatantryaveer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar’s birth anniversary was celebrated on 28 May 2019. On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to VD Savarkar. He said that the nation will always remember sacrifices made by Veer Savarkar during the freedom struggle.
About V D Savarkar (1883 – 1966)
- Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, popularly called as Veer Savarkar was born on 28 May 1883 near Nasik in Maharashtra.
- He was a freedom fighter and called 1857 revolt as the first war of independence.
- He was also involved in the Swadeshi movement and later joined Tilak’s Swaraj Party.
4. Motila Oswal AMC become the first Indian fund house to introduce WhatsApp transaction platform
Motila Oswal AMC become the first Indian fund house to introduce WhatsApp transaction platform. Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company (AMC) become the first Indian fund house to launch WhatsApp transaction platform for mutual fund transactions for new as well as existing investors. This enables investors to use WhatsApp to invest in any scheme from Motilal Oswal AMC. Investors can either invest lump sum or through SIPS.
5. Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika re-elected for the second term
Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika re-elected for the second term. Malawi’s president Peter Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party won the re-elections with 38.5% votes. The victory was announced in Blantyre, Malawi by the head of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Jane Ansah.
He won the elections against the opposition candidate Lazarus Chakwera from the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) who secured 35.4% of the votes.
6. Ivo Karlovic-Oldest Man to win a match at the French Open 2019 for 46 years
Ivo Karlovic-Oldest Man to win a match at the French Open 2019 for 46 years. Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic became the oldest man to win a match at the French Open 2019 for 46 years on 28 May. He beat Spain’s fellow veteran Feliciano Lopez in a first-round duel. Forty-year-old Ivo Karlovic became the oldest player to win a match at Roland Garros and defeated 37-year-old Feliciano Lopez to secure 7-6(4), 7-5, 6-7(7), 7-5 in three hours and six minutes to reach the second round at the clay-court Grand Slam for the sixth time.
7. Telangana to set up countrys first ‘Blockchain District’ in Hyderabad
Telangana to set up countrys first ‘Blockchain District’ in Hyderabad. Telangana released a draft blockchain policy to set up country’s first ‘Blockchain District’ in Hyderabad. Telangana released a draft blockchain policy to set up country’s first ‘Blockchain District’ in Hyderabad. It is aimed to create an ecosystem for major blockchain companies, start-ups for promoting research, innovation and industry collaboration.
Telangana Government signed an agreement with Tech Mahindra to set up the Blockchain district in 2018. The draft was released by Information Technology, Electronics and Communications (IT E&C) Department.
8. SpiceJet became fourth Indian airline to have a 100 aircraft in its fleet
SpiceJet became fourth Indian airline to have a 100 aircraft in its fleet. SpiceJet became fourth Indian airline to have a 100 aircraft in its fleet. Budget airline SpiceJet has added a new Boeing 737 aircraft to its fleet, taking its total strength to 100 aircraft.
The other three domestic airlines with 100 Aircraft fleet are:
– Air India
– Jet Airways
Eight domestic carriers namely Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir, Air India Express, Vistara, AirAsia and Alliance together have 595 planes in their fleet at the moment.
9. Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma launched a new project to boost medicinal plant cultivation
Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma launched a new project to boost medicinal plant cultivation. Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma launched a new project to boost medicinal and aromatic plants cultivation named “Aroma Mission”. “Aroma Mission” a project of Rs.18 crore launched to give importance for agriculture and allied sectors so that farmers earn the benefits from it.
CM inaugurated a processing unit of essential oils and insisted institutions like CSIR-CIMAP to undertake more researches in this field. Broomsticks and bay leaves were categorized as ‘Agro Forestry’ items.
10. Alapan Bandyopadhyay appointed as new Home Secretary for West Bengal
Alapan Bandyopadhyay appointed as new Home Secretary for West Bengal. Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee appointed Alapan Bandyopadhyay, an IAS officer of the 1987 batch, as the new Home Secretary for West Bengal. He succeeds Atri Bhattacharya. Alapan Bandyopadhyay was in charge of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME) Department with additional charge of Industry, Commerce and Enterprises Department.
11. Murray Gell-Man: Nobel Prize winning physicist dies at 89
The Nobel-winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann, died at the age of 89 in New Mexico. He is credited with bringing order to the universe by helping discover and classifying subatomic particles.
About Murray Gell-Mann Background:
- Murray was born and raised in New York City, US.
- He received his bachelor’s degree in physics from Yale University in 1948 and his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1951.
- He dominated theoretical particle physics during 1950s and 1960s.