Daily Current Affairs – May 28, 2019
May 28 – Amnesty International Day
- Amnesty International Day is being observed on May 28. It has been observed annually on May 28th since 1962.
- Amnesty International is a non-governmental organization that focuses on the protection of human rights working to prevent abuses to human rights, to fight for justice for those whose rights have been violated, and to expand and enforce human rights protections in international law.
May 28 – World Hunger Day
- The Hunger Project started an initiative known as World Hunger Day. It is being observed on May 28. It is a global organisation committed to finding a tenable solution to world hunger .Celebrating sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty is the aim of this day.
V D Savarkar’s birth anniversary
- Swatantryaveer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar’s birth anniversary is being celebrated on May 28. He was born on this day in 1883 near Nasik in Maharashtra and was popularly called Veer Savarkar. He was a revolutionary who fought against the British Government.
Indo-Pak meet on Kartarpur corridor
- Officials from Pakistan and India held a meeting to discuss the modalities for a corridor linking Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur across the border. The meeting took place at the Kartarpur Zero Point.
IIITM-K to soon move to new swanky facility on Technocity campus
- The Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management–Kerala (IIITM-K), an autonomous institution under the State government, is set to shift to a new world-class campus in Technocity at Pallipuram.
- Established in 2000, IIITM-K is currently located at Technopark Trivandrum and is affiliated to the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT).
Maldives ex-president Nasheed nominated as new Speaker
- In Maldives, former President Mohamed Nasheed has been nominated as speaker of new parliament or Majlis. Nasheed was unanimously chosen to head the People’s Majlis, or the Parliament, by his Maldivian Democratic Party.
India elected to Executive Board of first UN-Habitat Assembly
- India has been elected to the Executive Board of the first UN-Habitat Assembly at the Plenary Session of the Assembly started in Nairobi, Kenya.
- The special theme for the UN-Habitat Assembly is “Innovation for Better Quality of Life in Cities and Communities”.
‘World’s rivers loaded with antibiotics waste’
- Rivers worldwide are polluted with antibiotics that exceed environmental safety thresholds by up to 300 times, according to research unveiled at a conference on May 27.
- Scientists found one or more common antibiotics in two-thirds of 711 samples taken from rivers in 72 countries, they told a meeting of environmental toxicologists in Helsinki.
Yamaha opens first India unit to make musical instruments
- Yamaha Corporation of Japan opened its first factory in India for musical instruments with a view to make it an export hub. The facility can produce 1.50 lakh portable keyboards and two lakh acoustic guitars annually.
Pema Khandu to take oath as Arunachal Pradesh CM
- Pema Khandu will be sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for the second time.
DRDO successfully test fires Akash-1S
- Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired the Akash-1S surface to air defence missile system.
- Akash-1S is a new version of the missile which is fitted with an indigenous seeker. The Akash-1S is capable of striking down enemy fighter jets and drones very effectively.
Shooting World Cup
- Asian Games champion Rahi Sarnobat defeated reigning World Champion and former Olympic champion Olena Kostevych 37-36 to clinch the gold in women’s sports pistol and also booked an Olympic quota in the shooting World Cup. Saurabh Chaudhary won the men’s 10m Air Pistol gold.
Archery World Cup
- The men’s compound team of Rajat Chauhan, Abhishek Verma and Aman Saini earned India a solitary bronze medal in the Archery World Cup Stage III at Antalya in Turkey.
- The Women’s compound team of Jyoti Surekha Vennam, Muskan Kirar and Swati Dudhwal lost to Great Britain’s Layla Annison, Ella Gibson and Lucy Mason by two points in the contention for a bronze medal.
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