1. On May 29, 2020, foundation stone for a missile park called “Agneeprastha” was laid at INS Kalinga.The INS Kalinga is an Indian Navy establishment that reports to the Eastern Naval Command. It is located in Vishakhapatnam.
2. The Madhya Pradesh Government launched Rojgar Setu Yojana to help migrant workers. The scheme provides employment to the migrant workers.
3. The Government of India lifted the ban on export of paracetamol Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients.
4. The Uttar Pradesh Government is to implement Herbal Roads Project in a stretch of 800 km in the state.
5. The Karnataka State Government announced that it will launch a “State Health Register” to collect data of all its citizens.
6. Two Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students, Farhan Zuberi and Ravish Ali Khan were arrested on Thursday, 28 May over the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
7. Two quakes hit Rohtak within 60 minutes; tremors felt in Delhi-NCR:
The first quake, a medium intensity one of 4.5 magnitude, hit the Haryana city at 9.08 p.m
The second quake was of lower intensity of magnitude 2.9 and occurred at 10 pm
8. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has said that all private and public sector employees will rejoin work on June 8.
9. Public, private offices have been allowed to reopen with 100% workforce in Bengal
The religious places in the state will also reopen with certain restrictions
However, schools will remain closed till all through June
10. The toll in West Bengal due to Cyclone Amphan has increased to 98 and the state government is releasing Rs 6,250 crore for relief operations
11. Renowned astrologer Bejan Daruwalla died at a private hospital in Ahmedabad on Friday. He was 90.
12. Ajit Jogi, an IAS officer-turned-politician who went on to become the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh in 2000, died on Friday at a Raipur hospital where he was being treated for the last 20 days. He was 74.
13. Bollywood Actor Sonu Sood on Friday came to the rescue of 167 migrants stuck in Kerala by arranging a special chartered flight to help them reach their home in Odish and Amitabh Bachchan sponsors 10 buses for stranded migrant workers heading to Uttar Pradesh
14. Health & Neurosciences (Nimhans) believed that after the Lockdown 4, COVID-19 cases will increase further and India will enter the phase of community transmission. It also said that 90 percent of these people will not even know that they have are coronavirus positive because most of the people do not show any symptoms
1. International Day of UN Peacekeepers that is being marked on May 29, Indian major Suman Gawani and Brazilian Naval Officer Carla Monteiro de Castro Araujo are to be presented with the United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the year 2019 award.
2. For the first time, the award is being shared by two of the officers. The Award was created in 2016. The award recognizes the effort and dedication of military peace keepers that are involved in promoting peace and security in different parts of the world. Major Suman Gawani is the first Indian to receive the award. Suman joined the Indian Army in 2011. She joined the Army Signal Corps after graduating from Officers Training Academy.
3. India and Sri Lanka have reaffirmed commitment to further strengthen bilateral relations exploring new avenues of cooperation
4. China rejects Trump’s offer to mediate in border standoff with India
5. Madagascar has thanked India for supplying essential medicines in the fight against COVID-19 by deploying INS Kesari,
6. Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin was left grievously injured after he was attacked by unknown assailants in Islamabad on May 25
7. Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday ordered the military to scale up the battle preparedness, visualising the worst-case scenarios and asked them to resolutely defend the country’s sovereignty.
8. Several areas along the LAC in Ladakh and North Sikkim have witnessed major military build-up by both the Indian and Chinese armies recently, in a clear signal of escalating tension and hardening of respective positions by the two sides even two weeks after they were engaged in two separate face-offs. The nearly 3,500-km-long LAC is the de-facto border between the two countries.