Current Affairs – May 31 2023
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Current Affairs – May 31 2023
1. Tayyip Erdogan re-elected as President of Turkey
The Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has emerged victorious in the recent election following a tense run-off, according to unofficial data from the state-run Anadolu Agency and the country’s Supreme Election Council.
After failing to secure more than 50 percent of votes required for an outright win in the first round held on May 14, Erdogan received 52.14 percent of votes in the second round on Sunday, beating his rival, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who won 47.86 percent.
2. India clinches title of CAVA Women’s Challenge Cup 2023
India has won the title of NSC-CAVA Women’s Volleyball Challenge Cup held in Kathmandu. India won the title by defeating Kazakhstan in the final at the National Sports Council’s Covered Hall in Tripureshwor, Kathmandu.
India defeated Kazakhstan in a shared set of 3-0. India won the first set 25-15, the second set 25-22, and the third set 25-18. Along with this, India finished the competition by remaining undefeated.
3. A book titled ‘NTR: A Political Biography’ by Ramachandra Murthy Kondubhatla
Journalist, editor and writer, Ramachandra Murthy Kondubhatla, has authored a new book titled “NTR-A Political Biography” which presents a realistic picture of Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR), the star figure in the discourse on cinema and politics in the two Telugu States (Andhra Pradesh and Telangana).
The book, published by HarperCollins India, commemorates the centenary year of NTR. The book uncovers many facets of, NTR’s life and his impact on Politics at the state and national level.
4. Praveen Kumar Srivastava Sworn In as Central Vigilance Commissioner
Praveen Kumar Srivastava, a retired 1988-batch Indian Administrative Service officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, has been officially sworn in as the Central Vigilance Commissioner.
The ceremony took place at Rashtrapati Bhavan, where President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office to Srivastava. He had been serving as the acting Central Vigilance Commissioner since December, following the completion of Suresh N Patel’s tenure as the chief of the probity watchdog.
5. Equitas SFB Collaborates with IBM to Build a Digital Banking Platform
Equitas Small Finance Bank has entered into a partnership with IBM Consulting to develop and construct a digital banking platform. This collaboration aims to enhance Equitas’ digital product offerings and service capabilities, as the bank adapts its business for the digital-first generation.
The joint effort will focus on providing a secure and streamlined banking experience to customers.
6. Nigeria: Bola Tinubu Sworn in as President
Bola Tinubu was sworn in as the President of Nigeria on May 29, amidst mounting pressure to address the country’s persistent economic and security issues.
The inauguration ceremony, held at Eagles Square in the capital city of Abuja, was attended by both local and foreign dignitaries. However, Tinubu’s victory in the February elections has been met with challenges, as his opponents have raised allegations of electoral fraud.
As the new leader, Tinubu must confront the country’s economic distress, security concerns, and the need for political stability.
7. Ajay Yadav appointed Managing Director, Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI)
Shri Ajay Yadav, a 2005 batch IAS officer of the Bihar cadre has assumed the charge of Managing Director, Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI).
Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) is a Miniratna Category-I Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) incorporated in the year 2011, SECI is the primary implementing agency of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of India for Renewable Energy schemes/projects towards fulfilment of India’s international commitments.