Current Affairs Daily Digest – May 30 2020
1. “AGNEEPRASTHA”, the Missile Park: Foundation Stone laid
The foundation stone for a missile park called “Agneeprastha” was laid at INS Kalinga. The Missile Park aims to provide information about the history of INS Kalinga. The main attraction of the park is the P-70 Ametist. It is an anti-ship missile that is launched under water. The Missile Park will also be a motivational arena for minds that are interested in missiles and missile technologies.
2. Rozgar Setu Scheme launched by Madhya Pradesh for skilled workers
The Madhya Pradesh Government launched Rojgar Setu Yojana to help migrant workers. The scheme provides employment to the migrant workers. The Rozgar Setu scheme will provide employment to migrant workers that have returned to their homes. The scheme is to conduct a complete survey on population of the state.
3. Army Commanders’ Conference held in New Delhi
Army Commanders Conference was held in New Delhi. The event was held in two phases. The Conference was chaired by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. The existing and developing security challenges were discussed in the conference.
4. US terminates relationship with World Health Organisation
The United States has officially terminated its relationship with the World Health Organisation. This was announced by US President Donald Trump on May 29, 2020.
The US President in a live speech accused China of having total control over WHO despite paying only USD40 million a year compared to what the US has been paying, which is approximately USD 450 million a year.
5. Yes Bank acquires 24.19% stake in Dish TV India
Private lender Yes Bank has acquired a 24.19% stake in Dish TV India, by invoking pledged shares after loan defaults by several companies. Dish TV is a direct-to-home (DTH) entertainment service provider, operated by the Zee Group and the Videocon Group. As on 31 March 2019, the company had a consolidated total income of around ₹6,218 crore.
6. Finance Ministry appoints PR Jaishankar managing director of IIFCL
The ministry of finance appointed PR Jaishankar as the managing director of the India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL) for three years.
The appointment comes after the Bank Boards Bureau (BBB), the headhunter for state-run banks and financial institutions, recommended Jaishankar on March 15. The post lied vacant for three years before the appointment.
7. PFC board clears R S Dhillon”s appointment as CMD from June 1
State-run Power Finance Corporation (PFC) announced the appointment of Ravinder Singh Dhillon as Chairman and Managing Director from June 1 following superannuation of Rajeev Sharma this month.
The board of PFC in its meeting held on Friday approved the appointment of Dhillon as CMD of the company in pursuance of an order of the Power Ministry issued in this regard on April 7, 2020, the power sector financier said in a statement.
8. Professor Sonajharia Minz appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Sido Kanhu Murmu University
The Governor Draupadi Murmu of Jharkhand appointed Prof. Sonajharia Minz as vice-chancellor of Sido Kanhu Murmu University (SKMU), Dumka.
Draupadi Murmu is also the Chancellor of the universities in Jharkhand. Prof. Sonajharia Minz is a Professor of School of Computer and Systems Sciences in Jawaher Lal Nehru University, Delhi.
9. TCS Wins Two Stevie Awards for 2019 TCS New York City Marathon App
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has won two Steviesin the 2020 American Business Awards, the nation’s premier business awards program, for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon app. TCS received a Gold Stevie® in the category Mobile Marketing Campaign of the Year and a Silver Stevie in the category Best User Experience.
10. Ajit Jogi, first chief minister of Chhattisgarh, dies at 74
Ajit Jogi, who served as the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh after the formation of the state, died at 74.
According to a statement by the hospital, the death took place at 3:30 pm. His condition deteriorated around 1:30 this afternoon as he suffered a cardiac arrest, said the hospital. After a two-hour effort, the doctors could not revive the patient.