29 May 2018 Current Affairs

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Former IMF official Carlo Cottarelli nominated as Italian PM
The Italian President nominated Carlo Cottarelli, a former official at the International Monetary Fund, to form an interim government.

CII pegs India’s growth between 7.3-7.7%
Industry chambers Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) expects India’s economy to grow at 7.3-7.7 percent in 2018-19 on the back of “sustained structural reforms”, recovery in global markets and a normal monsoon.

Defence secretary gets additional charge as DRDO chief
The government has asked Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra to hold additional charge of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) after its head S. Christopher’s.

RBI appoints Sudha Balakrishnan as its first CFO
Sudha Balakrishnan has been named the first Chief Financial Officer of the Reserve Bank of India. Balakrishnan, a chartered accountant, until recently served as vice-president of National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL).

Congress MLA Siddu Nyamagouda passes away
Newly-elected Karnataka Congress MLA Siddu Nyamagouda passed away in a road accident at Tulasigere cross near Bangalore. He was 67.

Air India, IndiGo in top five cheapest airlines in World
Low-cost carriers IndiGo & Air India Express have been ranked among the top five cheapest airlines in the world in providing international connectivity. Air India Express, the wholly-owned subsidiary of state-run carrier Air India, has been ranked second and the budget carrier IndiGo placed at the fifth position in a Global Flight Pricing Report
prepared by Melbourne-based Rome2rio — a multimodal travel planning site.

Lok Sabha MP Baijayant Panda resigns from BJD
Lok Sabha MP from Odisha’s Kendrapara constituency, Baijayant Panda, resigned from the Biju Janata Dal.

Ibrahima Kassory Fofana sworn in as PM of Guinea
Ibrahima Kassory Fofana took charge as the prime minister of Guinea. He replaced Mamady Youla. Earlier, Ibrahima Kassory Fofana was minister in charge of public investment & relations with the Private Sector.

29 May: International day of UN Peacekeepers
The International Day of UN Peacekeepers is observed across the world on May 29, with an aim to honour more than 3700 peacekeepers who have lost their lives while serving the United Nations since 1948, including 129 who died in 2017. The theme of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2018 is ‘UN Peacekeepers: 70 Years of Service and Sacrifice’.


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