29th May 2019 Current Affairs
Indian Overseas Bank launches 'Bank on Wheels' facility


Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) has launched a mobile van facility named 'Bank on Wheels' i 14 districts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, besides Vijayawada region of Andhra Pradesh to provide door-step banking facility, especially for senior citizens.

A dedicated banking correspondent will accompany the vehicle with a micro-ATM inside the van to take care of services such as account opening, enrollment of customers in Social Security Scheme, passbook printing, and other financial inclusion activities.

About Indian Overseas Bank

Tagline - Good people to grow with

Headquarter - Chennai

MD & CEO - Subramaniakkumar


RBI extends timings for RTGS from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm


Reserve Bank of India has extended timings for customer transactions in the Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

It will come into effect from 01st June 2019.

The transaction will now take place under three windows: 8 AM to 11 AM, 11 AM to 1 PM and 1 PM to 6 PM.

The customers who conduct transactions in the first window won't have to pay any additional fee over and above the fixed processing charge, the additional fee for the second window 11 AM to 1 PM and third window 1 PM to 6 PM has been set at Rs. 2 and Rs. 5 respectively.

About RTGS

Supported by RBI, It is an online fund transfer system on a real-time basis. funds transfer happen immediately, in real time.

Minimum amount to be transferred - 2 lakh

Maximum amount to be transferred - No Limit


Headquarters - Mumbai

Governor - Shaktikanta Das

Pema Khandu sworn in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for 2nd term


Pema Khandu was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for the second time on 29th May 2019.

He became the 10th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.

He had secured 41 seats in the 60-seat house, the BJP held it's Legislature Party Meeting in Itanagar.

Governor Brigadier (Retd.) B.D. Mishra administered the oath of office and secrecy to Chown Mein as the Deputy Chief Minister and others as ministers.

About Arunachal Pradesh

Capital - Itanagar

National Park

  • Mouling National Park
  • Namdapha National Park


Prem Singh Tamang sworn in as the Chief Minister of Sikkim


Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) president Prem Singh Tamang, who is popularly known as PS Golay was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Sikkim.

He was administered the oath by Governor Ganga Prasad at Paljor Stadium in Gangtok.

He became the 6th Chief Minister of Sikkim.

His party secured 17 seats out of 32 in the Assembly polls against Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF). SDF which had ruled the state for 25 years secured only 15 seats.

About Sikkim

Capital - Gangtok


Indian Army officer appointed the commander of UN Mission in South Sudan


Indian Army Officer, Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar has been appointed as the new Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) by UN Secretary, General Antonio Guterres.

He will succeed Lieutenant General Frank Kamanzi of Rwanda.

He is currently serving as the Commandant of the Infantry School since July 2018.

Mr. Tinaikar graduated from the Indian Military Academy in 1983.


IAF signs MoU with ISRO for crew selection, training for Gaganyaan Programme


Indian Air Force has signed MoU with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for crew selection and training for the prestigious Gaganyaan Programme, the country's maiden manned mission.

This programme will provide a unique micro-gravity platform in space for conduction experiments and test for future technologies.

It was signed between Air Vice Marshal R G K Kapoor, Assistant Chief of Air Staff  (ACAS) Operations (Space), IAF and Shri R Hutton, Project Director of Gaganyaan Programme.

This program will provide a unique micro-gravity platform in space for conduction experiments and test for future technologies.

About ISRO

Headquarter - Bengaluru

Founded - 15 August 1969

Founder - Vikram Sarabhai

Director - K. Sivan


Walmart appoints Suresh Kumar as Chief Technology Officer


US-based retail chain Walmart appointed Suresh Kumar as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Development Officer.

The appointment comes at a time when Walmart is transforming its customer and associate experiences.

He is an IIT Madras graduate and former Google executive.

He has 25 years of technology leadership experience, coming from Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and IBM.

About Walmart

Headquarter - Bentonville, Arkansas, U.S.

Founded - 2 July 1962

CEO - Doug McMillon

Founder - Sam Walton


New Version of Akash missile test-fired successfully


The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test-fired the new version of the Akash-1S surface-to-air defence missile system.

This is a new version of the missile fitted with an indigenous seeker.

The Akash missile is a medium range multi-target engagement capable missile that was developed as part of the Integrated Guided-Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).

The missile has a range of about 25km and up to the attitude of 18,000 meters.


Ivo Karlovic becomes oldest man to win Match at French Open


Croatia's Ivo Karlovic has become the oldest man to win a match at the French Open 2019 for 46 years on 28 May.

He defeated 37-year-old Feliciano Lopez of Spain in a first-round duel of the 2019 French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros.

This was the oldest men's match in combined age at Roland Garros during the Open Era, and the 7th-oldest match at a Grand Slam.


Russia launches the world's largest nuclear-powered icebreaker 'Ural'


Russia launched the world's largest nuclear-power 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).

Ural is one of the three ships that when completed will be the largest and most powerful icebreakers in the world.

About Russia

Capital - Moscow

Currency - Russian ruble

Prime Minister - Dmitry Medvedev

President - Vladimir Putin


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