World No-Tobacco Day is observed globally every year on 31st May.
Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners, mark World No Tobacco Day to highlight the health and other risks associated with tobacco use and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.
The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2019 is on "tobacco and lung health".
The campaign aims to raise awareness of the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form.
Goa celebrated its statehood day on 30th May.
Goa became the 25th state of the Indian Union on this day in 1987. Before this, Goa, along with Daman and Diu, was a union territory.
Capital - Panaji
Chief Minister - Pramod Sawant (13th CM)
Governor - Mridula Sinha
The National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC) signed an MoU with Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) for the year 2019-20.
The MoU was signed by Mr. Ravindra Nath, Chairman & Managing Director, NSIC and Dr. Hafsah, CEO, SME Corp. Malaysia.
The MoU envisages provision of enhanced services by NSIC under its marketing, financial, technology, and other support services schemes, for MSMEs in the country.
The corporation also plans to enhance its activities in the areas of imparting entrepreneurship and skill development training.
Headquarter - New Delhi
Founded - 1955
The US government has removed India from its monitoring list of major trading partners after certain developments and steps were taken by New Delhi addressing some of its major concerns.
Switzerland is the other nation that has been removed from the list. The list currently includes Japan, China, Germany, South Korea, Italy, Ireland, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam among other.
India has moved up one place to rank 43rd in most competitive economy in the world on the back of its robust economic growth, a large labour force and Singapore has toppled the US to grab the top position, a global study showed.
Hong Kong SAR has secured 2nd position as same as last year
The Us ranked 3rd in the ranking.
Switzerland ranked 4th in the ranking.
UAE first time entered into the top 5 ranking. Last year in 2018 UAE ranked 7th.
Venezuela ranked last in the ranking due to high inflation, poor access to credit and a weak economy.
Global Day of Parent is observed on the 1st June every year to honor parents and therir commitment to children worldwide.
The theme for the 2019 Global Day of Parents is "Honor Your Parents".
Global Day of Parents was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 with resolution A/RES/66/292 and honour parents throughout the world.
Narendra Damodardas Modi took oath as the Prime Minister of India for a second consecutive term at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan, on 30th May 2019. Modi was sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India by President Ram Nath Kovind. Besides Modi, the President appointed the Prime Minister's council of ministers which included Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, and Sadananda Gowda, also took the oath. A total of 24 Cabinet Minister and as many ministers of states along with nine ministers of states with independent charge took the oath of the office and secrecy.
|Cabinet Ministers of India||Portfolio|
Prime Minister, Ministry of Personnel
Public Grievances and Pensions;
Department of Atomic Energy;
Department of Space; and
All important policy issues; and
All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister
|Rajnath Singh||Minister of Defence|
|Amit Shah||Minister of Home Affairs|
|Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari||Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Minister of MSMEs|
|DV Sadananda Gowda||Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers|
|Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman||Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs|
|Ramvilas Paswan||Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution|
|Narendra Singh Tomar||
Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare;
Minister of Rural Development; and
Minister of Panchayati Raj
|Ravi Shankar Prasad||
Minister of Law and Justice;
Minister of Communications; and
Minister of Electronics and Information Technology
|Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal||Minister of Food Processing Industries|
|Thaawar Chand Gehlot||Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment|
|Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar||Minister of External Affairs|
|Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'||Minister of Human Resource Development|
|Arjun Munda||Minister of Tribal Affairs|
|Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani||
Minister of Women and Child Development; and
Minister of Textiles
|Dr. Harsh Vardhan||
Minister of Health and Family Welfare'
Minister of Science and Technology; and
Minister of Earth Sciences
Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and
Minister of Information and Broadcasting
Minister of Railways; and
Minister of Commerce and Industry
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and
Minister of Steel
|Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi||Minister of Minority Affairs|
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs;
Minister of Coal; and
Minister of Mines
|Mahendra Nath Pandey||Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship|
|Arvind Ganpat Sawant||Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise|
|Giriraj Singh||Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries|
|Gajendra Singh Shekhawat||Minister of Jal Shakti|