23-31 May 2019 Current Affairs

2019 Lok Sabha Results | Narendra Modi | New CMs | Andhra Pradesh | Sikkim | Arunachal | Huawei | GDP Growth Rate |

Posted on Jun 01, 2019 09:39 IST in Current Affairs.

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1) The Narendra Modi-led National Defence Alliance (NDA) scored a historic win in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections by winning as many as 353 seats while the BJP itself won a record 303 seats. The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance was humiliated in these elections with just 91 seats in its kitty. With this huge win Narendra Modi thus became the first non-Congress Prime Minister to get re-elected with a stronger majority. Who was the last Indian Prime Minister to achieve this distinction? – Indira Gandhi (In 1971 Indira Gandhi of the Congress was the last Indian Prime Minister to get re-elected with a stronger majority. After almost 48 years Narendra Modi thus became the first to achieve this distinction as his BJP won a record 303 seats out of 542 to swept aside a formidable opposition in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. This main opponent Rahul Gandhi (Congress) lost his traditional Amethi seat to Smriti Irani. On 30 May 2019 Modi alongwith his 57 council of ministers was administered oath of office and secrecy by President Ramnath Kovind.

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2) Who took over as the new Chief of Andhra Pradesh on 30 May 2019? - Y S Jaganmohan Reddy (YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy took the oath as the second chief minister of Andhra Pradesh post its bifurcation on 30 May 2019. His party had bagged 151 of the 175 seats in the assembly elections trouncing Telugu Desam Party (TDP). Earlier N Chandrababu Naidu had tendered his resignation after his party’s debacle in Assembly as well as Lok Sabha elections. YSR Congress won 22 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats)

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3) Who took over as the new Chief Minister of Sikkim on 27 May 2019 to replace the long time CM PK Chamling? – Prem Singh Tamang (Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) chief Prem Singh Tamang, better known by his popular name PS Golay, replaced long time Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling as he took over Sikkim’s Chief Minister on 27 May 2019. His party SKM won 17 seats in 32 seats Sikkim Assembly while Chamling’s Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) bagged the remaining 15 seats. Chamling holds the record for being the longest serving Chief Minister having served as CM for 24 years)

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4) Who took over as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh on 29 May 2019? – Pema Khandu (Pema Khandu of the BJP took over as the new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh on 29 May 2019. He was incumbent CM and was administered the oath of office by Governor Brig. (Retd.) B.D. Mishra. Khandu led his party BJP in winning 41 seats in the 60-member Assembly in the elections held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections on 11 April 2019)

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5) Which Chinese tech company was banned in the United States during May 2019 for charges of intellectual property theft and data security? – Huawei (Huawei, the top Chinese tech company, was banned in the US during May 2019. US President Donald Trump on 15 May 2019 signed an executive order that effectively bans Huawei from accessing US supply chains. Later Google pulled Huawei’s Android license which means company’s future phones will be cut off from the most widely used operating system in the world and the Google universe)

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6) What was the GDP growth rate of India during January-March 2019 quarter as was disclosed on 31 May 2019? – 5.8% (With just 5.8% growth rate, India's economy grew at its slowest pace in more than four years in the January-March 2019 quarter. This was disclosed by the data released by the Finance Ministry on 31 May 2019. The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation cut its growth estimate for the fiscal year that ended on 31 March 2019 to 6.8%, the lowest in five years, from a previously projected 7%)

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