1.Hindi version of Digital Dilemma launched by Oscar academy President John Bailey:-
President of Oscar Academy, John Bailey today e-launched the Hindi translation of an Academy Publication, “Digital Dilemma”, at a function in Delhi. During his speech, Mr Bailey said that the translation of the Academy publication into Hindi is important in order to reach out to film fraternity in India. He said there are many challenges thrown by the technological changes in the film storage medium and this book will help film makers in understanding and planning the storage of born-digital material. National Film Archive of India had signed an MoU with the Academy to translate the publication into Hindi so that it can benefit various stakeholders in the country. The Academy works towards the goal of advancing the arts and sciences of motion pictures.
2.BJP leader Pema Khandu to be sworn-in Arunachal CM:-
In Arunachal Pradesh, the first BJP government in the state with absolute majority will take oath today.BJP had won an impressive 41 seats in the 60-seat house in the Assembly elections creating history.Pema Khandu will be sworn-in for the second term as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. In the swearing-in ceremony organized at the Dorjee Khandu state convention hall in Itanagar, Mr. Khandu and his council of Ministers will take the oath of office and secrecy.The oath will be administered by Governor Dr. BD Mishra. In the new Khandu cabinet this time couple of new faces are also expected to be included.Earlier on Monday Mr. Khandu was elected unanimously as the leader of the BJP legislature party at it’s meeting held in Itanagar.
3.Under the brightness of PM Modi’s plan, we will now get 5 kg cylinders:-
The Prime Minister, Ujjwala, started from Uttar Pradesh in 2016, made life easier for rural women. In this Lok Sabha election, the BJP-led NDA government got huge amounts of votes for the rural women and the party won by a big margin. It is being told that the soon-to-be-formed New Modi government will focus on the distribution and utilization of a small 5-kg gas cylinder.
Under this scheme, gas connections are given to families who have been living below the poverty line (BPL) with the support of Rs 1,600. The LPG connection is given on the name of the female member of the family. Official sources said that the new government will provide eight crore connections under the scheme in the first 100 days.So far 7 million 19 lakh connections have been given. That is, 81 million gas connections will be distributed within 100 days after May 30. Once this goal is completed, it is estimated that the use of 5 kg of small cylinders under the scheme is mandatory so that its availability can be ensured throughout the country and the LPG refills can be encouraged. The refill of the average LPG cylinder given under Ujjwal is three times a year, while the national average is seven refill in a year.An official of the public sector oil marketing company said that the cost of cylinders is a big factor as the refill does not get 100 percent subsidy. Under the scheme, it can change with the use of small cylinders. About 712 rupees have to be paid while buying 14.2 kg cylinder (within 12 refill domestic limit). Under the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme, subsidy of 215 rupees is given to the female customer’s bank account.
In the case of 5 kg cylinder, the current cost of refill is around Rs 260, in which a subsidy of about 80 rupees will be deposited in the bank account. The study of petroleum ministry has shown that LPG cylinders are being used by BPL families due to high cost of filling 14.2 kg cylinders.In case of a 5 kg cylinder, the cost of refilling it may be one-third of the cost of regular cylinders. This will help families to increase the usage of gas connections under Ujjwal.
4.India’s First Tree Ambulance Initiated In Chennai By Green Man Of India:-
International Day for Biological Diversity tree ambulance was inaugurated in Chennai, Tamil Nadu by Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu.The initiative was proposed by Green man of India, Dr K Abdul Ghani and it is sponsored by the SASA Group.The ambulance can be availed through the number 9941006786 and volunteers can register on www.treeambulance.org.
5.Scott Morrison sworn in as Australia’s Prime Minister:-
Scott Morrison has been sworn in as Australia’s Prime Minister, 11 days after retaining the position in the country’s general election.He was sworn in by Queen Elizabeth’s official representative in Australia, Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, at a ceremony in the capital, Canberra. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack was also sworn in. Morrison’s revamped Cabinet, which includes a record seven women, and Australia’s first Aboriginal federal Cabinet member had also taken the oath.
6.Maldives ex-leader Nasheed elected as new Speaker:-
Former President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed has been elected as the new speaker of Majlis or Parliament.Mr. Nasheed received the support of 67 MPs in 87 member parliament during a secret ballot held last night during first sitting of the new parliament. His rival and former speaker Qasim Ibrahim received 17 votes.Earlier, Mr. Nasheed, who leads the Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) was unanimously nominated for the post of the speaker by its newly elected MPs on Monday.Another MDP MP Eva Abdulla has been elected for the post of deputy speaker.
7.US will work closely with “great ally” India: Trump administration:-
India is a great ally of America and the US will continue to work closely with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Trump administration has said, asserting that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was looking forward to have a robust discussion with his Indian counterpart on a wide range of issues.State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus told reporters in Washington yesterday that the US was confident in the fairness and integrity of the just-concluded general elections in India.The Trump administration, including President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Pompeo, congratulated Mr Modi on the spectacular electoral victory in the Lok Sabha elections whose results were declared on May 23.
8.Russia Launched The World’s Largest Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker ‘Ural:-
Russia launched the world’s largest nuclear-powered icebreaker ‘Ural’ at the Baltic Shipyard in St Petersburg in order to improve its ability to tap the Arctic’s commercial potential. Russia is preparing for shipping via the Northern Sea Route (NSR).The Ural will be given to Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy corporation Rosatom in 2022 after the other 2 ice-breakers Arktika (Arctic) and Sibir (Siberia) enter into service. The Arktika was floated in 2016.
9.ISSF World Cup: Saurabh Chaudhary wins 10m Air Pistol gold; beats own World record:-
In ISSF shooting World Cup, in Munich Germany, India’s Saurabh Chaudhary has won 10m Air Pistol Gold beating his own World Record.The 17-year old Chaudhary scored 246.3 bettering his previous best of 245 points that was set in New Delhi World Cup Shooting in February this year.Chaudhury has already secured a berth for the Tokyo Olympics. This is India’s second Gold in the championship.
10.Yamaha Opens First India Unit To Make Musical Instruments:-
Yamaha Corporation of Japan opened its first factory in India for musical instruments with a view to make it an export hub.The facility can produce 1.50 lakh portable keyboards and two lakh acoustic guitars annually.