31 May 2018 Current Affairs

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MD Mallya appointed as independent director
ICICI Bank has appointed MD Mallya as an additional independent director on the board. Mallya in the past has served as the managing director & chairman of Bank of Baroda.

Paraguay gets Its 1st Woman Interim President

Paraguay gets first interim woman President Alicia Pucheta for the first time in its history after outgoing leader Horacio Cartes stepped down ahead of schedule. Vice President Alicia Pucheta will complete Carter’s mandate after he resigned to become a senator.

Vice President releases book ‘Straight Talk’

The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has released the book ‘Straight Talk’ authored by the Member of Rajya Sabha, Shri Abhishek Manu Singh. The former Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

Vikas Gowda, India’s discuss thrower, retires

Top Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda retired after competing at the highest level for more than 15 years, during which he became the first and only Indian male to win Commonwealth Games medal in the discipline.

Pankaj Saran appointed deputy NSA

The current ambassador to Russia Pankaj Saran was appointed deputy National Security Advisor by the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) for a period of two years. Saran, 1982 IFS, was appointed Indian ambassador to Russia in January last year

Santokbaa Humanitarian award

Child rights activist and Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and space scientist A S Kiran Kumar, Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), were given ‘Santokbaa Humanitarian Award’. The award was presented by the President of India.

Moody’s slashes India Growth Forecast to 7.3%

According to Moody’s Investors Service report India’s GDP forecast has gone down to 7.3% from 7.5% for 2018. This cut if because of higher oil prices. The forecast for 2019 is constant at 7.5%.

Ex-Himachal Pradesh governor Urmila Singh passes away

Former Himachal Pradesh governor and Congress leader Urmila Singh died due to prolonged illness at a private hospital in Indore. She was 71. Singh was appointed as the governor of Himachal Pradesh in 2010.

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