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May 30, 2020

30th May 2020 Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (30th May 2020) Important Current Affairs updates. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2020 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 30th May 2020

International Current Affairs
  • US President Donald Trump today announced that the United States is terminating its relationship with World Health Organization (WHO)
    • The US will now redirect funds from WHO to other organisations. 
  • India and China are talking to each other at military and diplomatic levels to resolve the standoff in Ladakh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced today. 
    • Both the countries have made it "clear" that they want to resolve the issue, he added. 
    • Further, Singh said, "We will not allow India's dignity to be hurt under any circumstances."
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today spoke to US Secretary of Defence Mark T Esper to discuss cooperation on COVID-19. 
    • They exchanged views on regional developments of shared security interest.
National Current Affairs

  • Covid-19 cases has reached 1 lakh 73 thousand 763 in India. 
    • But there is a silver lining that the overall recovery rate has reached 47.40 in the country and a total of 82 thousand 370 patients have been cured so far.
  • The Government today extended the lockdown in containment zones till June 30 and said all economic activities can restart in a phased manner outside those zones.
    • The fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown, necessitated by the coronavirus outbreak, was scheduled to end tomorrow.
    • Home Ministry has issued new guidelines for reopening of prohibited activities in areas outside containment zones in a phased manner.  

  • The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned of successive locust invasions until July in Rajasthan with eastward surges as far as Bihar and Odisha
    • However, the swarms are less likely to reach south India, Nepal and Bangladesh, the UN agency said. 
    • These movements will cease as swarms begin to breed and become less mobile, it added.
Banking ,Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a ₹4-crore penalty on Citibank
    • The regulator said it fined Citibank for not complying with the directions related to customer credentials at the time of opening current accounts. 
    • Earlier, RBI imposed penalties of ₹5 crore on Bank of India, ₹1.2 crore on Karnataka Bank and ₹30 lakh on Saraswat Co-operative Bank for non-compliance with various rules.
  • Private lender Yes Bank has acquired a 24.19% stake in Dish TV India, by invoking pledged shares after loan defaults by several companies. 
    • Dish TV is a direct-to-home (DTH) entertainment service provider, operated by the Zee Group and the Videocon Group. 
Deaths
  • Astrologer Bejan Daruwalla (88) died due to coronavirus at an Ahmedabad hospital today. 
    • The Millennium Book of Prophecy, published by HarperCollins, USA had him listed as one of the 100 great astrologers in last 1,000 years.
  • Lyricist Yogesh Gaur (77), who wrote the lyrics of songs like 'Kahin Dur Jab Din Dhal Jaye' and 'Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli', passed away. 
    • He also wrote songs for films like 'Chhoti Si Baat' (1976), 'Baton Baton Mein' (1979), 'Manzil' (1979). 
Science & Technology
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) along with 37 nations and numerous partners has launched a 'COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (CTAP)' which aims to make vaccines and other key COVID-19 tools accessible to all. 
    • C-TAP will provide a "one-stop shop" for scientific knowledge, data and intellectual property to be "shared equitably by global community". 
People in News
  • The Andhra Pradesh High Court has directed the state government to reinstate State Election Commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar who was dismissed on 10th April 2020. 
    • The court struck down an ordinance which reduced the SEC's term from five to three years and abruptly ended Kumar's tenure. 
    • Note : The state government had posted former Madras HC judge Justice V Kanagaraj in Kumar's place.
Sports Current Affairs
  • India captain Virat Kohli remained the only cricketer to be included in the list of top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2020 by Forbes magazine. 
    • He is also the only Indian athlete to be featured in the list.
    • Swiss tennis great Roger Federer topped the list.
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