ONE LINERS – 29th May : Current Affairs

• International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers – 29 May. The theme this year is “UN Peacekeepers: 70 Years of Service and Sacrifice”.

• PM Modi embarks on a 5-day visit to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

• Delhi Metro’s Magenta line from Janakpuri West to Noida’s Botanical Garden became fully operational today.

• To help elephants from Tura in Garo Hills of Meghalaya, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate have rolled out an awareness campaign titled Gaj Yatra.

• In collaboration with State-owned BSNL, Yoga Guru Ramdev’s Patanjali launched “Swadeshi Samriddhi” sim cards.

• The Finance Ministry today clarified that renting or leasing of land by farmers for agriculture, forestry, fishing or animal husbandry is exempt from GST

• French billionaire and industrialist and the Chairman of aerospace giant Dassault Group, Serge Dassault, passed away.

• Former supreme court judge Justice R K Agrawal has been appointed as the President of National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission

• The main event of the 4th International Yoga Day celebration will be held at Dehradun in Uttarakhand on 21st of June.

• The Defence Acquisition Council has approved the procurement of equipment for the defence forces valued at over 6900 crore rupees which include Thermal Imaging Night Sights for the Rocket Launcher used by the Army and the Air Force.

• An agreement for IBRD Credit of USD 21.7 million from the World Bank for the strengthening of Public Financial Management in Rajasthan Project was signed.

• European Union is proposing a ban on single-use plastic to help protect marine life.

• Rajasthan has sought the establishment of an Inter-State Basin Authority with the powers to resolve disputes among different states on sharing of river waters. The desert state does not agree with a proposal to set up an integrated group of watershed agencies, which it says will not serve any meaningful purpose.

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