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Current Affairs One-Liner : 30th May 2023

Published on May 30, 2023
  • National:
    • On May 28, 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new building of Parliament House and dedicated it to the nation. He installed the Sengol with Nandi at the top facing East-West direction in the new Parliament House and placed the historic sceptre ‘Sengol’ near the Lok Sabha Speaker’s chair in the newly built Parliament building
Current Affairs One-Liner : 30th May 2023
    • The Atal Bhujal Yojana (Atal Jal), India’s Central Sector water conservation Scheme has been extended for an additional two years beyond its original 2025 end date. The decision was made by the National Level Steering Committee (NLSC) at its fourth meeting held in New Delhi on May 26, 2023
    • Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) has emerged as the best bank as far as management of bad loans is concerned with its net non-performing assets (NPAs) falling as low as 0.25 per cent during the financial year ended March 2023
    • Goldman Sachs has increased the Indian economic growth forecast by 30 basis points for 2023, citing a boost in net exports. The GDP growth forecast was raised to 6.3% year-on-year for the calendar year 2023 from the 6% it predicted earlier
    • Justine Triet’s courtroom drama, Anatomy of a Fall, won the Palme d’Or at the 76th Cannes Film Festival. It is only the third film directed by a woman to win the Palme d’Or
    • Bola Ahmed Tinubu was sworn in as the new President of Nigeria and Kashim Shettima as Vice President on May 29th, 2023 at the Eagle Square in Abuja 12. Bola Tinubu was declared the winner of Nigeria’s most competitive election since the end of military rule in 1999
    • Osmania University scientist Dr Bhargavi Srinivasulu and her son Aditya Srinivasulu, a PhD scholar at the University of Reading in the UK. The new species, found in a cave at Makuta in Kodagu district of Karnataka, has been named Miniopetrus Srinii or Srini’s Bent-winged Bat, after Dr Bhargavi’s husband and renowned bat biologist from Osmania University, Prof C Srinivasulu
    • Ambati Rayudu has announced his retirement from IPL after the IPL 2023 final set to be played between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings at the Narendra Modi Stadium. He has also announced his retirement from all forms of Indian cricket
    • On May 29, 2023, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the GSLV-F12/NVS-01 mission from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota
    • India is set to conduct two initiatives for training women personnel from South East Asia later this year as part of expanding India-ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) defence cooperation
    • Girish Chandra Murmu, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), has been re-elected as the External Auditor of the World Health Organization (WHO) for a four-year term from 2024 to 2027
  • Economy:
    • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) annual report, risks to inflation have moderated with downward corrections in global commodity and food prices and easing of the pass-through from high input cost pressures of last year
    • Razorpay has launched a new service called Turbo UPI that allows customers of online merchants to make UPI payments directly without getting redirected to a third-party UPI app during checkout.
    • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a USD 350 million special policy-based loan to provide budget support to Sri Lanka for its economic stabilization. The program is part of a broader package of financial assistance anchored by the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Extended Fund Facility for the country
  • Sports:
    • Triple jumper T. Selva Prabhu broke Arpinder Singh’s 12-year-old junior National record while winning the gold at the Venizelia-Chania international meet, a World Athletics Continental Tour-Bronze event on Sunday
    • MS Dhoni, the captain of Chennai Super Kings, became the first Indian to record 300 dismissals in T20 cricket during the IPL 2023 final against Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday
    • Indian shuttler HS Prannoy won his first-ever BWF World Tour title at the Malaysia Masters Super 500 tournament by defeating China’s Weng Hong Yang
    • Max Verstappen won the Monaco Grand Prix for the second time in 2023. He converted his maiden pole position in the principality for his fourth victory of 2023 to extend his Formula One championship lead
  • Important Days:
    • World Hunger Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Sunday, May 28th. The Hunger Project, a non-profit organization, launched this project to eradicate world hunger.The theme of World Hunger Day 2023 observed on 28th May 2023 is “Celebrating sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty”
    • World Menstrual Hygiene Day is observed annually on May 28th to shed light on the significance of good menstrual hygiene, challenges societal taboos surrounding menstruation and raises awareness about the obstacles faced in accessing menstrual products. The theme of Menstrual Hygiene Day 2023 is to make menstruation a normal fact of life by 2030
  • Awards:
    • Hrithik Roshan won the award for Best Performance in a Leading Role (Male) for his performance in the movie Vikram Vedha and Alia Bhatt won the award for Best Performance in a Leading Role (Female) for her performance in the movie Gangubai Kathiawadi at the IIFA Awards 2023

Question:

Q.1 Who has been re-elected as the External Auditor of the World Health Organization (WHO) for a four-year term from 2024 to 2027?
a. Girish Chandra Murmu
b. Rajiv Mehrishi
c. Vinod Rai
d. Shashi Kant Sharma

Q.2 When is World Hunger Day observed?
a. July 28th
b. June 28th
c. May 28th
d. August 28th
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