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Daily Current Affairs 29 May 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 29 May 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 29 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 29 May 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport

  • Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport of Indore has been awarded Worlds Standardization Certification by the United Kingdom.
  • It has been declared as an international airport.
  • Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar was the Holkar Queen of the Maratha Malwa kingdom, India. Rajmata Ahilyabai was born in the village of Chondi in Jamkhed, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. She moved the capital to Maheshwar south of Indore on the Narmada River.

2. Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Naval Command

  • Vice-Admiral Atul Kumar Jain took over as the Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Naval Command from Vice-Admiral Karambir Singh.
  • Admiral Karambir Singh is the 24th and current Chief of the Naval Staff of the Indian Navy.

3. New Sikkim Chief Minister

  • Prem Singh Tamang, better known as P. S. Golay, is an Indian politician and the current Chief Minister of Sikkim and leader and founder of the Sikkim KrantikariMorcha.
  • Capital: Gangtok || Governor: Ganga Prasad

International News

1. New Malawian President

  • Peter Mutharika has been re-elected as the New Malawian President.
  • Malawi, a landlocked country in south eastern Africa
  • Capital: Lilongwe || Currency: Malawian kwacha

2. World Digestive Health Day

  • World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) every May 29, initiating a worldwide public health campaign through its national societies and 50,000 individual members.
  • Theme :- ‘Early Diagnosis and Treatment of GI Cancer’.

3. International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

  • The “International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers”, May 29, is “an international day to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in United Nations peacekeeping.
  • Theme :- ‘Protecting Civilians, Protecting Peace’

Business News

1. RTGS Timings

  • RBI has extended Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) Timings from 4:30 pm to 6 pm.
  • Real-time gross settlement systems (RTGS) is a funds transfer system where money transfer takes place from one bank to another on a “real time” basis and “gross” basis. Settlement in the “real time” means that the transaction happens almost immediately.

2. ‘Bank on Wheels’ Facility

  • Indian Overseas Bank has launched ‘Bank on Wheels’ facility, a mobile van facility.
  • The mobile van facility will enable the public, especially senior citizens to get door-step banking facility.
  • Indian Overseas Bank is a major public sector bank based in Chennai, India.
  • Headquarters: Chennai || CEO: R. Subramaniakumar || Founder: Chidambaram Chettyar

3. Nine Dots Prize 2019

  • Indian writer Annie Zaidi was awarded as the winner of Nine Dots Prize 2019.
  • Annie Zaidi is an English-language writer from India. Her collection of essays, Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales, was short-listed for the Vodafone Crossword Book Award in 2010. In addition to essays, she also writes poetry, short stories, plays and has published a novella.
  • The Nine Dots Prize is a book prize for creative thinking that tackles contemporary societal issues.

Sports News

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1. Monaco Grand Prix 2019

  • Lewis Hamilton won the Monaco Grand Prix 2019 defeating Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.
  • Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton is a British racing driver who races in Formula One for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport.

2. 2019 Sudirman Cup

  • The 2019 Sudirman Cup was the 16th edition of the Sudirman Cup played in Nanning, China.
  • It is the biennial international badminton championship contested by the mixed national teams of the member associations of Badminton World Federation, since its inception in 1989.
  • China has defeated Japan to win 2019 Sudirman Cup.

3. Sekisui Open title

  • Mahesh Mangaonkar of India has won Sekisui Open title defeating Bernat Jaume of Spain.
  • Mahesh Mangaonkar is a Squash player and it washis eighth PSA title.
  • The Professional Squash Association (PSA) is the governing body for the men’s and women’s professional squash circuit.

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