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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Nirmala Sitharaman launched Instant allotment facility of PAN through Aadhaar based e-KYCFM launches facility of Instant PAN through Aadhaar based e-KYC

i.This launch has been made on the lines of the para 129 of the FY20-21 Budget stating simplified allotment process of PAN.
ii.It is a system under which PAN will be instantly allotted online for those who possess a valid Aadhaar number. The allotment process is paperless and an electronic PAN (e-PAN) is issued to the applicants free of cost.
About PAN:
It is an identification number assigned to all taxpayers in India. All tax related information for a person/company is recorded against a single PAN number. Hence no two tax paying entities can have the same PAN. It is issued by the Income tax department.
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Karnataka to launch State Health Register, a first-of-its-kind in IndiaIn a first in India, Karnataka to launch Health Register

i.This decision to launch the standardized health repository of citizens has been taken after the COVID-19 crisis which needed urgent focus on better healthcare for all. 
ii.Pilot project will be implemented in Chikkaballapur district, and Dakshina Kannada or Mangalore districts where the door-to-door survey will be carried out by teams comprising Primary Health Centre officials, revenue officials, education department staff and ASHA (accredited social health activist) workers.  
About Karnataka:
Chief Minister Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa
Medical Education Minister– Dr. Keshavareddy Sudhakar
Capital– Bengaluru
State Bird– Indian Roller
State Animal– Indian Elephant
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Nirmala Sitharaman chairs 22nd Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC)22nd Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council

i.The meeting also reviewed the current global and domestic macro-economic situation, financial stability and vulnerabilities issues, issues likely to be faced by banks and other financial institutions like Liquidity/Solvency of Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs)/housing finance companies (HFCs) / Micro finance Institutions (MFIs) and other related issues. 
ii.The economy is expected to contract by 5% by some estimates amid the virus crisis.
About FSDC:
The FSDC is the apex body of sectoral regulators, headed by the finance minister. The idea to create this regulatory body was mooted by the Raghuram Rajan (ex RBI Governor) Committee in 2008. Finally in 2010, the then Finance Minister of India, Pranab Mukherjee, decided to set up such an autonomous body dealing with macro prudential and financial regularities in the entire financial sector of India.
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BANKING & FINANCE

Annual listing fee reduced by 25% for SMEs: BSE & NSEBSE, NSE cut SME listing fee by 25%

BSE (formerly known as The Bombay Stock Exchange) and National Stock Exchange(NSE) announced that they will reduce the annual listing fee by 25% for Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs) companies, it is as a part of their attempts to lower the compliance costs for companies during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • NSE will provide the rebate to all its existing listed companies currently listed on its EMERGE platform.
  • BSE will provide the rebate to its currently-listed companies & for all the firms waiting to be listed on the exchange

About BSE:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director(MD) & Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Ashishkumar Chauhan 
About NSE:
Headquarters– Mumbai,  Maharashtra
MD and CEO– Vikram Limaye
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ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Indian economy to contract by 5% in FY21 by Fitch’s GEO and CrisilFitch projects Indian economy to contract 5%

Fitch’s GEO
i.According to Fitch’s Global Economic Outlook(GEO) for May, India’s Gross Domestic Product(GDP) is anticipated to a 5% decline in the current financial year (ending March 2021) from its earlier forecast(late-April’s GEO) of growth of 0.8% 
About Fitch Ratings:
Headquarters- New York, US
President- Ian Linnell
CRISIL
i.Extension in lockdown, higher economic costs and an economic package are the key reasons behind this decrease. The report also stated that current quarter GDP i.e. Q1FY21 to shrink.
About CRISIL:
Headquarters– Mumbai
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Ashu Suyash
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Infosys ties-up with Zurich-based Avaloq for digital wealth management servicesInfosys partners with Zurich based wealth management tech provider Avalog

On May 26, 2020, Infosys Limited, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, has entered into the partnership with Avaloq, a Swiss company that develops and provides software for core banking, to offer end-to-end (e2e) products and services as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) across the world to its clients.
About Infosys Limited:
Headquarters– Bangalore, Karnataka
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director – Salil Parekh

About Avaloq:
Headquarters– Freienbach, Switzerland
Chief Executive Officer(CEO)- Jürg Hunziker
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APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Thierry Delaporte, COO of Capgemini becomes the new CEO and MD of WiproCapgemini COO Thierry Delaporte becomes new Wipro CEO and MD

On 29th May 2020, Wipro appointed Thierry Delaporte, COO of Capgemini, as the new Chief Executive Officer(CEO) and Managing Director(MD) effective from 6th July 2020. He will take over the position from Adidali Neemuchwala who will be stepping down from his position on June 1. The operation of Wipro until July 5th will be monitored by its chairman Rishad Premji. He will be based in Paris and report to Rishad Premji.
About Wipro:
Chairman- Rishad Premji
Founder Chairman- Azim H. Premji
Headquarters- Bengaluru, Karnataka
Established- 1945
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Sandip Mukund Pradhan gets two-year extension as Director General of SAISandip Mukund Pradhan gets two-year extension as DG

On May 27, 2020, Sandip Mukund Pradhan, the Director-General (DG) of Sports Authority of India (SAI) was given an extension for a period of 2 years and it will come into effect from June 6, 2020. 
SAI announced Rs.30,000 each for 2,749 Khelo India athletes
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has deposited Rs 30,000 each as out of pocket allowance (OPA) in accounts of 2749 Khelo India athletes, a total of Rs. 8.25 crores. The allowance is for the first quarter of 2020-21.
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

AI virtual assistant PAi launched: NPCI NPCI launches AI virtual assistant PAi

i.National Payment Corporation of India(NPCI) has launched an artificial intelligence(AI) based chatbot, PAi
ii.To create awareness around its products like FASTag, RuPay, Unified Payments Interface(UPI), Aadhaar Enabled Payment System(AePS) on a real time basis & to improve digital financial inclusion in India. 
iii.It is developed by Bengaluru based startup CoRover Private Limited.
About NPCI:
Registered Office– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director(MD) & Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Dilip Asbe
About CoRover Private Limited:
CoRover Inc– Dublin, California,  United States of America(USA)
CoRover Private Limited office– Bangalore, India
Founder & CEO of CoRover– Ankush Sabharwal
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Western Naval Command sets up Ultraviolet sanitisation Bay at the Naval DockyardUltraviolet Disinfection Facilities

The Indian Navy has set up an Ultraviolet(UV) sanitisation Bay at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai to decontaminate the coveralls, tools, personal gadgets, masks, cloths and other items of the workers who will resume their works after the life of lockdown in the Dockyards and other naval establishments to control the spread of COVID-19.
About Ministry of Defence:
The Defence department under the Government of East India Company became the the Ministry of Defence under the Cabinet Minister in August 1947 after Independence.
Minister- Rajnath Singh
Minister of State– Shripad Yesso Naik
About Indian Navy:
The Royal Indian Marine was constituted in 1892 and renamed as Royal Indian Navy in 1934 and after India became a Republic on 26th January 1950 the Prefix Royal was dropped and reinstated as Indian Navy.
Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS)- Admiral Karambir Singh
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NASA renames its WFIRST Telescope after ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace RomanNASA Renamed Its WFIRST Telescope after Mother of Hubble

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA) renamed its Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope(WFIRST), a next-generation space telescope as Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope or Roman Space Telescope to honor Nancy Grace Roman(“Mother” of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope), NASA’s 1st chief astronomer, who paved way for space telescopes focused on the broader universe.
About NASA:
Headquarters– Washington, United States.
Administrator– James Frederick Bridenstine or “Jim” Bridenstine (13th administrator)
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Kochi Startup Devaditek Innovations develops decontamination device ‘Lumos’ to check COVID-19 spreadMaker Village Start-up ties up with UN for decontamination device

In order to prevent infectious coronavirus (COVID-19) breakout, Devaditek Innovations Private Limited, a start-up company focusing on technology transfer in the areas of medical devices, based in Maker village Kochi (Kerala), has developed a multi-purpose decontamination device called ‘Lumos’ that can sanitize items ranging from N95 masks to vegetables by using UVGI technology.
i.The first lot of the device, which was developed with the help of Collegiate Congress under the United Nation’s Master Plan initiative, will be sent to 5 nations namely, Mali, Ecuador, Zimbabwe, Ghana and Haiti.
About Devaditek Innovations Private Limited:
Director– Sumith C Mohan
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Indian researchers explore new possibilities to increase paddy yieldResearchers find a new possibility to improve rice productivity

According to the study published in ‘The Plant Journal’, a team of researchers from the Department of Biotechnology’s National Institute of Plant Genome Research (DBT-NIPGR) of New Delhi, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), ICAR-National Rice Research Institute (ICAR-NRRI), Cuttack and University of Delhi South Campus (UDSC), have identified a part in the paddy genome through which there is a possibility of increasing yields.
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ENVIRONMENT

A new species of small freshwater fish “Puntius sanctus” discovered in Velankanni, Tamil NaduThe new freshwater species, Puntius sanctus

According to the study published in the Journal ‘Bioscience Research’, Professor Mathews Plamoottil, head of the Department of Zoology at the BJM Government College, Chavara (Kerala), has detected a new species of silver colored small freshwater fish “Puntius sanctus” of the Cyprinidae family in Velankanni ,Tamil Nadu(TN).
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OBITUARY

Chhattisgarh’s First CM Ajit Jogi passed away at 74Ajit Jogi, Chhattisgarh first CM

i.Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister (CM) Ajit Pramod Kumar Jogi, passed away at the age of 74 in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. He was born on April 29, 1946 in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. 
ii.In November 2000, when the new state of Chhattisgarh was carved from Madhya Pradesh (MP), Ajit Jogi, was chosen by Sonia Gandhi to serve as the first Chief Minister (CM) of the State. 
About Chhattisgarh:
Capital– Raipur.
Governor– Anusuiya Uikey.
Chief Minister (CM)– Bhupesh Baghel.
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Rajya Sabha member M.P. Veerendra Kumar passes away at 83Rajya Sabha member and former Union Minister

On May 29, 2020, M.P. Veerendra Kumar, Rajya Sabha (RS) MP from Kerala and Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) Leader, writer and journalist, passed away at the age of 83 due to cardiac arrest in Kozhikode, Kerala. He was born on July 22, 1936 at Kalpetta, Wayanad district, Kerala. 
About Kerala:
Capital– Thiruvananthapuram.
Chief Minister (CM)– Pinarayi Vijayan.
Governor– Arif Mohammad Khan.
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IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2020 May 29International Day of UN Peacekeepers new

The first UN Peacekeeping mission was established on 29th May 1948 to commemorate this day General Assembly of the United Nations designated May 29th as International Day of United National Peacekeepers in its resolution 57/129 on December 11, 2002 to acknowledge the women and men who serve as military, police and civilians in the UN Peacekeeping. In 2003 the first International Day of UN peacekeepers was observed.
About United Nations:
Secretary-General- Antonio Guterres (Portugal)
Headquarters- New York
Founded- 1945
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World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020: May 28World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020

i.World Menstrual Hygiene(MH) Day is celebrated every year on May 28 to highlight the importance of menstrual health & to change the social stigma associated with menstruation. 
ii.The day is a global platform that brings together the voices & actions of non-profits, government agencies, the private sector, the media and individuals to promote Menstrual Hygiene Management(MHM) for all women and girls. 
iii.The theme of MH day, 2020 is ‘’Periods in Pandemic – it is time to take action!”
About UNICEF:
Headquarters– New York, United States
Executive Director– Henrietta Holsman(H.) Fore
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STATE NEWS

Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh launches ‘Rozgar Setu Yojana’ for skilled workersMadhya Pradesh launches ‘Rozgar Setu’

On 28th May 2020, The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chauhan launched ‘Rozgar Setu Yojana’ to support and provide employment to the migrant workers who returned to the state in the COVID-19 situation and to meet the workers requirements of the industries.
About Madhya Pradesh:
Governor- Lal Ji Tandon  
Chief Minister- Shivraj Singh Chauhan
Capital- Bhopal
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Uttarakhand launches Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana for returnee migrantsUttarakhand launches Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana

i.Uttarakhand Chief Minister (CM) Trivendra Singh Rawat, launched the scheme named “Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana” to retain the migrants who have returned to the state during the lockdown.  
ii.The scheme aims at providing self-employment opportunities to youth and a boost to reverse migration, specifically entrepreneurs returning to Uttarakhand, to encourage skilled and unskilled artisans, handicrafts and unemployed youths to start their own business. 
About Uttarakhand:
Capital- Dehradun (winter capital), Gairsain (summer capital).
Governor- Baby Rani Maurya.
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Uttar Pradesh Government develops 800 Km roads as Herbal roadsUttar Pradesh will develop 800 km roads as Herbal belt

On 28th May 2020, The Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and PWD Minister of State Keshav Prasad Maurya, announced the development of 800 km herbal roads along the state and national highways through the state. 
About UP-PWD:
PWD Minister- Keshav Prasad
PWD State Minister- Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary 
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S.no                           Current Affairs 30 May 2020
1 Nirmala Sitharaman launched Instant allotment facility of PAN through Aadhaar based e-KYC
2 Karnataka to launch State Health Register, a first-of-its-kind in India
3 Nirmala Sitharaman chairs 22nd Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC)
4 Annual listing fee reduced by 25% for SMEs: BSE & NSE
5 Indian economy to contract by 5% in FY21 by Fitch’s GEO and Crisil
6 Infosys ties-up with Zurich-based Avaloq for digital wealth management services
7 Thierry Delaporte, COO of Capgemini becomes the new CEO and MD of Wipro
8 Sandip Mukund Pradhan gets two-year extension as Director General of SAI
9 AI virtual assistant PAi launched: NPCI
10 Western Naval Command sets up Ultraviolet sanitisation Bay at the Naval Dockyard
11 NASA renames its WFIRST Telescope after ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman
12 Kochi Startup Devaditek Innovations develops decontamination device ‘Lumos’ to check COVID-19 spread
13 Indian researchers explore new possibilities to increase paddy yield
14 A new species of small freshwater fish “Puntius sanctus” discovered in Velankanni, Tamil Nadu
15 Chhattisgarh’s First CM Ajit Jogi passed away at 74
16 Rajya Sabha member M.P. Veerendra Kumar passes away at 83
17 International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2020 May 29
18 World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020: May 28
19 Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh launches ‘Rozgar Setu Yojana’ for skilled workers
20 Uttarakhand launches Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana for returnee migrants
21 Uttar Pradesh Government develops 800 Km roads as Herbal roads

 

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