Important Current Affairs One liner – May 28, 2019
- May 28 – Amnesty International Day
- May 28 – World Hunger Day
- V D Savarkar’s birth anniversary
- 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 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.
- In Maldives, former President Mohamed Nasheed has been nominated as speaker of new parliament or Majlis.
- 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.
- 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.
- Yamaha Corporation of Japan opened its first factory in India for musical instruments with a view to make it an export hub.
- Pema Khandu will be sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for the second time.
- Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired the Akash-1S surface to air defence missile system.
- 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.
- 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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