Daily Current Affairs 27 May 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 27 May 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 27 May 2019. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 27 May 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Akash-1S Missile

  • DRDO has test fired Akash-1S surface to air defence missile system.
  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation is an agency of the Government of India, charged with the military’s research and development, headquartered in New Delhi, India.
  • Founded: 1958 || Headquarters: New Delhi || Motto: “Strength’s Origin is in Science”

2. New Chief Minister of Sikkim

  • Sikkim Krantikari Morcha Prem Singh Tamang was sworn in as the 6th Chief Minister of Sikkim.
  • Sikkim Krantikari Morcha won 17 seats of 32 seats.
  • Capital : Gangtok || Districts : 4 || Formed on : 16th May 1975 || Governor : Ganga Prasad

3. Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh

  • Union Government of India has banned Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh and its manifestations.
  • Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen is an Islamic terrorist organisation operating in Bangladesh. It is also listed as a terror group by the UK.

4. Merger of Central Statistics Office and National Sample Survey Office

  • Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has decided to merge Central Statistics Office and National Sample Survey Office.
  • The new merger will be known as National Statistical Office.
  • The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation is a ministry of Government of India. Concerned with coverage and quality aspects of statistics released. The surveys conducted by the Ministry are based on scientific sampling methods. The current head of the ministry is DV Sadananda Gowda.

International News

1. Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize 2019

  • Writer Guy Gunaratne has awarded Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize 2019.
  • for his debut novel ‘In Our Mad and Furious City’.
  • Guy Gunaratne grew up in North West London and has worked as a designer, documentary filmmaker and video journalist covering post-conflict areas around the world, as well as co-founding two technology companies. He was shortlisted for the 4th Estate/Guardian Books B4ME Short Story Prize.

2. Binyavanga Wainaina passes away

  • Binyavanga Wainaina was a Kenyan author, journalist and 2002 winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing.
  • In April 2014, Time magazine included Wainaina in its annual TIME 100 as one of the “Most Influential People in the World”.

3. 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival

  • The 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival was concluded at Cannes, France.
  • Palme d’Or – “Parasite,” Bong Joon-ho
  • The Palme d’Or is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. It was introduced in 1955 by the festival’s organizing committee.

Business News

1. Cryptocurrency GlobalCoin

  • Facebook will be launching its cryptocurrency, internally named ‘GlobalCoin’.
  • Facebook, Inc. is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.

2. New Space India Limited

  • New Space India Limited (NSIL) was inaugurated in Bengaluru.
  • New Space India Limited is the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation.
  • NSIL was incorporated for commercially utilising RnD carried out by ISRO.

3. SD Association with Huawei

  • SD Association has barred Huawei, effectively banning it from using official SD or microSD card support in all future devices.
  • The SD Association is a non-profit organization that sets memory card standards intended to simplify the use and optimize the performance of consumer electronics that people use in every country.
  • Panasonic Corporation, SanDisk LLC and Toshiba Corporation formed the SD Association in January 2000.

Sports News

1. ITF men’s Futures Tennis Title

  • International Tennis Federation men’s Futures tennis tournament was held in Kampla, Uganda.
  • Men’s doubles:- Anirudh Chandrasekar and Niki Poonacha won the title.
  • International Tennis Federation :- Headquarter: London, UK || President: David Haggerty

2. Spanish Football

  • LaLiga :- Winner: Barcelona || Runner-up: Atletico Madrid
  • Copa Del Ray :- Winner: Valencia || Runner-up: Barcelona
  • The Campeonato Nacional de Liga de Primera División, commonly known as La Liga, is the men’s top professional football division of the Spanish football league system.

3. European Golden Shoe Award

  • 1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 36 Goals
  • 2. Kylian Mbappé (PSG) 33 Goals
  • 3. Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) 26 Goals
  • The European Golden Shoe is an award that is presented each season to the leading goalscorer in league matches from the top division of every European national league. The trophy is a sculpture of a football boot.

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