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Daily Current Affairs 29th May 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 29th May 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 29th May 2023. 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 29th May 2023 Current affairs test.


Science & Technology

1. Launch of 2G Navigation Satellite by ISRO

  • The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully deployed the NVS-01, a second-generation navigation satellite, using a GSLV rocket equipped with a cryogenic upper stage.
  • NVS-01 aims to strengthen India’s regional navigation system by providing accurate and real-time navigation services.
  • The GSLV-F12/NVS-01 mission was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. This mission introduces enhanced security protocols and utilization of the civilian frequency band.
  • This satellite is among a planned series of five navigation satellites.

National News

2. Mukesh Ambani’s Appointment to COP28 President’s Advisory Committee

  • Mukesh Ambani, the head of Reliance Industries, has been inducted into the Advisory Committee to the President of COP28 under the UNFCCC umbrella.
  • Other Indian representatives include prominent figures like Sunita Narain, the Director General of the Centre for Science and Environment.
  • The COP28 UAE Advisory Committee comprises global climate experts from six continents.
  • The COP28 summit is scheduled to be hosted in Dubai Expo City from November 30 to December 12, 2023. This committee plays a vital role in shaping the conference’s direction.
  • The COP presidency rotates among the five recognized UN regions.

National & International Appointments

3. Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Victory in Turkish Presidential Election

  • President Recep Tayyip Erdogan clinched victory in Turkey’s presidential election, marking the continuation of his leadership for a third consecutive decade.
  • Securing 52.14% of the votes, Erdogan triumphed over opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu in a decisive runoff.

4. Inauguration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as Nigeria’s President

  • Bola Tinubu, representing Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress, was sworn in as Nigeria’s President after besting former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 election.
  • The inauguration was graced by the presence of India’s Defense Minister, Rajnath Singh, marking a significant diplomatic gesture.


5. SJVN’s Endeavor to Develop a Hydropower Project in Nepal

  • Nepal has greenlit India’s Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Limited to spearhead the development of a new hydropower project.
  • Presently, SJVN is overseeing the 900-MW Arun-III hydroelectric project along the Arun River in Eastern Nepal.
  • A draft agreement has been finalized for the 669 MW Lower Arun Hydropower project with India’s state-run SJVN.

Important Dates

6. International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2023: Observance on May 29

  • Every year on May 29, the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is commemorated, celebrating the relentless efforts of UN peacekeepers in conflict-ridden regions.
  • The 2023 theme, “Peace Begins With Me,” marks the 75th anniversary of UN peacekeeping operations. This day also pays homage to the peacekeepers who lost their lives in 2022.

Important Day

7. International Everest Day: May 29 Celebration

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  • May 29 is earmarked as International Everest Day, a day that harks back to the momentous ascent of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953.
  • The day, established in 2008, also honors the memory of Sir Edmund Hillary.
  • Mount Everest, as the world’s tallest peak, continues to be a beacon for mountaineers worldwide.

8. World Digestive Health Day: May 29 Observance

  • May 29 is recognized as World Digestive Health Day, shedding light on digestive disorders and emphasizing the significance of optimal digestive health.
  • The 2023 theme, “Your Digestive Health: A Healthy Gut From the Start,” emphasizes the importance of maintaining good gut health from early on.
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