Top Headlines : 31 May 2020

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International
– International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers observed on May 29; theme: ‘Women in Peacekeeping: A Key to Peace’
– G7 countries including the US launch the ‘Global Partnership on AI’ for setting ethical guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence
– UN adopts new voting procedure during Covid-19 pandemic
– 31 May- World No-Tobacco Day 2020
– Donald Trump announces America is terminating its relationship with WHO over its handling of Corona virus
– Roger Federer tops highest-earning athlete list at more than $100 million
– At 6.1%, growth in per capita income slows:
– Sebi extends power of attorney norms implementation date to August 1
– Govt of India approves Rs 445 Crore for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Chhattisgarh during 2020-21
– Meeting of BRICS Heads of Tax Authorities held on May 29, 2020 – Held through VC
– WADA hands 4 year bans to Kiranjeet Kaur for doping
– Russia hosts BRICS Heads of Tax Authorities meet
– International Everest Day: 29th May

India
– Free online career skills training for registered job-seekers launched on National Career Service portal by Labour Ministry in partnership with TCS ion
– National Geographic channel and Drinking Water & Sanitation Ministry release film titled ‘Swachh Bharat: India’s Sanitary Revolution’ on YouTube
– Indian Navy lays foundation stone for missile park ‘Agneeprastha’ at INS Kalinga
– India’s GDP growth slows to 11-year low of 4.2%
– Missile park “Agneeprastha” to be set up at INS Kalinga

ECONOMY & CORPORATE
– India’s economy grew at an 11-year low of 4.2% in 2019-20
– India’s fiscal deficit was 4.6% of the GDP in 2019-20
– Output of Eight Core Industries declined by 38.1% in April 2020
– China bans pork imports from India citing African swine fever (ASF) threat

State
– U’khand govt starts “Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana” for returnee migrants
– MP govt starts ‘Rozgar Setu’ scheme for skilled workers

Appointment and Resignations
– Capgemini COO Thierry Delaporte appointed new CEO and MD of Wipro
– Venkataramani Sumantran becomes new independent director of Indigo
– SAI’s extends Sandip Pradhan tenure as DG for 2 year

Honorable Death
– Noted astrologer Bejan Daruwalla dies in Ahmedabad at 89; known for his website Ganeshaspeaks
– M. P. Veerendra Kumar, Rajya Sabha member from Kerala and MD of Mathrubhumi newspaper group, dies in Kozhikode aged 84
– Ajit Jogi, first chief minister of Chhattisgarh, dies at 74 in Raipur
– Veteran lyricist Yogesh Gaur passes away
– Renowned astrologer Bejan Daruwalla passes away
– Rajya Sabha member M.P. Veerendra Kumar passes away

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