Current Affairs – May 30 2023
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Current Affairs – May 30 2023
1. India, Singapore partnership to strengthen collaboration in skill development
Moving ahead with the aim of revolutionising the roadmap to skill development, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan held bilateral talks with Singaporean Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan on May 30.
Union Minister Pradhan is on a three-day visit to Singapore, exploring the scope of bilateral engagement in education and skill development.
“Fruitful conversations on fortifying India- Singapore Knowledge Partnership and taking our multifaceted bilateral cooperation in skill development and education to greater heights with Singaporean Minister for Foreign Affairs and a dear friend Vivian Balakrishnan,” the Union Minister tweeted.
2. Health Index Report of Covid Year: Kerala and Tamil Nadu Top Performers
The southern states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana emerged as the top performers among the larger states in the NITI Aayog’s annual health index for the Covid year of 2020-21. Among the smaller states, Tripura ranked the highest, while Delhi ranked at the bottom among the Union territories.
The NITI Aayog, in collaboration with the Union Health Ministry and World Bank, launched the annual health index in 2017.
This index evaluates the performance of states and Union territories based on a weighted composite score that incorporates 24 health performance indicators.
3. Goa Statehood Day 2023 observed on 30th May
The smallest state by area, Goa is famous for its beaches and the relics of its colonial past. It got its statehood on May 30, 1987. It was a Portuguese territory since Alfonso de Albuquerque conquered it in 1510 by defeating Adil Shah of Bijapur who was ruling the region.
400 years later, India took back Goa from the Portuguese. This year Goa celebrates its 36th anniversary of statehood.
Goa is the smallest state in India by area and is famous all over the world for its beautiful beaches and famous architecture. Before 1961, Goa was a colony of Portugal who rule the region for about 450 years.
4. CAG Girish Chandra Murmu re-elected External Auditor of WHO for 4 year term
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Girish Chandra Murmu has been re-elected as the External Auditor of the World Health Organisation (WHO) for a four-year term from 2024 to 2027.
The CAG is already holding this position in the WHO since 2019 for a four-year term from 2019 to 2023. The election was held yesterday in the Seventy-sixth World Health Assembly in Geneva. The CAG was re-elected, with an overwhelming majority of 114 out of 156 votes in the first round of voting.
5. World Vape Day 2023 celebrates on 30th May
World Vape Day is an annual event that is celebrated on May 30th. The day is dedicated to raising awareness about the potential benefits of vaping as a harm reduction tool for smokers.
Vaping is the act of inhaling an aerosol that is produced by heating a liquid that contains nicotine. The liquid can also contain flavorings and other additives. Vaping is often seen as a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes, as it does not produce the same harmful chemicals that are found in tobacco smoke.
6. IPL 2023 final: Chennai Super Kings Beats Gujarat Titians
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) clinched their fifth Indian Premier League (IPL) title, equaling a record with Mumbai Indians. They secured a five-wicket victory over the Gujarat Titans (GT) amidst a backdrop of fireworks and jubilant celebrations. CSK’s captain, Dhoni, received the IPL trophy and subsequently handed it over to Rayudu and Jadeja.
IPL 2023-Full list of Award Winners
- Eden Gardens and Wankhede Stadium share the award for the Best Venues of the Season.
- Shubman Gill wins Orange Cap (890) award.
- Mohammad Shami wins Purple Cap (28) award.
- Ajinkya Rahane wins Fairplay of the Season award.
- Rashid Khan wins Catch of the Season award.
- Faf du Plessis wins Longest Six of the Season (115m) award.
- Shubman Gill wins Most Fours (84) award.
- Shubman Gill wins Most Valuable Player of the Season award.
- Shubman Gill wins Dream11 Gamechanger of the Season award.
- Glenn Maxwell wins Super Striker of the Season award.
- Yashasvi Jaiswal wins Emerging Player of the Year award.
7. Shenzhou-16 Mission
Shenzhou-16 spacecraft was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in China. This important mission marked the fifth manned mission to the Chinese space outpost since 2021, underscoring China’s commitment to advancing its space program.
8. XPoSat, India’s first polarimetry mission
The Indian Space Research Organisation is collaborating with the Raman Research Institute (RRI), Bengaluru, an autonomous research institute, to build the X-Ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat) that is scheduled to be launched later this year.
Recently, ISRO chairman S Somanath urged Indian scientific institutions to identify talented students and take steps to motivate them in effectively using the data emerging from science-based space missions. He mentioned the XPoSat in this regard.