Top GKToday’s News Headlines-30 May 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-30 May 2020

INDIA

  • Free online career skills training for registered job-seekers launched on National Career Service portal by Labour Ministry in partnership with TCS ion
  • National Geographic channel and Drinking Water & Sanitation Ministry release film titled ‘Swachh Bharat: India’s Sanitary Revolution’ on YouTube
  • Indian Navy lays foundation stone for missile park ‘Agneeprastha’ at INS Kalinga
  • Ajit Jogi, first chief minister of Chhattisgarh, dies at 74 in Raipur
  • M. P. Veerendra Kumar, Rajya Sabha member from Kerala and MD of Mathrubhumi newspaper group, dies in Kozhikode aged 84
  • Noted astrologer Bejan Daruwalla dies in Ahmedabad at 89; known for his website Ganeshaspeaks

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • India’s economy grew at an 11-year low of 4.2% in 2019-20
  • India’s fiscal deficit was 4.6% of the GDP in 2019-20
  • Output of Eight Core Industries declined by 38.1% in April 2020
  • China bans pork imports from India citing African swine fever (ASF) threat
  • Capgemini COO Thierry Delaporte appointed new CEO and MD of Wipro

WORLD

  • International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers observed on May 29; theme: ‘Women in Peacekeeping: A Key to Peace’
  • G7 countries including the US launch the ‘Global Partnership on AI’ for setting ethical guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence

Live Updates

  •    UN adopts new voting procedure during Covid-19 pandemic
  •    31 May- World No-Tobacco Day 2020
  •    Donald Trump announces America is terminating its relationship with WHO over its handling of Corona virus
  •    Roger Federer tops highest-earning athlete list at more than $100 million
  •    At 6.1%, growth in per capita income slows:
  •    Sebi extends power of attorney norms implementation date to August 1
  •    Govt of India approves Rs 445 Crore for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Chhattisgarh during 2020-21
  •    Meeting of BRICS Heads of Tax Authorities held on May 29, 2020 – Held through VC

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