Top Headlines : 30 May 2020

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International
– US House approves sanctions on Chinese officials involved in ill-treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang
– China’s parliament approves Hong Kong security bill that could allow Chinese intelligence agencies set up bases in the city
– Hong Kong could lose US trading privileges after Trump administration revoked its special status
– World Menstrual Hygiene Day observed on May 28; theme: ‘Periods in Pandemic’
– Facebook launched an experimental app named ‘Collab’ that lets users make short music videos
– International Day of UN Peacekeepers: 29 May
– World Digestive Health Day: 29th May
– International Day of Action for Women’s Health: May 28
– World Hunger Day observed on 28 May

Award
– South Africa’s Quarraisha Abdool Karim wins Christophe Merieux Prize

India
– FM Nirmala Sitharaman chairs 22nd Meeting of FSDC
– 36th National Games postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19
– Finance Minister rolls out facility of Instant Allotment of PAN
– India signs $177 mn loan with ADB to improve road in Maharashtra
– CIPET renamed as Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology

ECONOMY & CORPORATE
– Govt. ends subscriptions for 7.75% Savings (Taxable) Bonds scheme after May 28
– FDI in India grew by 13% to a record of USD 49.97 billion in the 2019-20
– FM Nirmala Sitharaman launches facility of Instant PAN allotment through Aadhaar based e-KYC
– FM Nirmala Sitharaman chairs 22nd Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC)
– Twitter @LabourDG, an updated source of data on Indian Labour, launched by Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar
– Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal addresses Digital Summit on Exports organized by CII
– ADB to provide $177 million loan for 450 km Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project

State
– Kerala: Liquor sales resumed through state-run BEVCO outlets on prior booking through BevQ mobile app
– Chennai-based Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) renamed as Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology

Appointment and Resignations
– R Sreerekha to become Kerala’s first woman DGP
– Leo Puri to become Chairman of JP Morgan South Asia and South East Asia
– Wipro appoints Thierry Delaporte as its new CEO & MD
– IOC appoints Narinder Batra as member of Olympic Channel Commission
– Aiman Ezzat becomes new CEO of Capgemini Group

Honorable Death
– First Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi passes away

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