Current Affairs, News & Facts of 30 May 2014

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  • Two Indian-American boys are joint-winner of 87th Scripps National Spelling Bee 2014.  
    • Sriram Hathwar of New York and Ansun Sujoe of Texas thus pocket a prize money of $30,000 each.
    • They are only the fourth co-champions in the bee's 89-year history (87 editions), the other 3 are:
    • 1950: Diana Reynard and Colquitt Deanhave 
    • 1957: Sandra Owen and Dana Bennett
    • 1962: Nettie Crawford and Michael Day
  • Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi wins a landslide victory in Egyptian presidential election 2014.  
    • With great majority of ballots counted, He polled 93.3 per cent of votes as against just 3 per cent of his leftist rival Hamdeen Sabahi.
    • The two key challenges before him now is to fix the economy and restrain the Islamist insurgency.
  • US will not fully withdraw its 32000-strong troops from Afghanistan by 2014 end; to keep 9800 troops till the end of 2016 for non-combat purpose.   
    • The leftover force will only focus on supporting counter-terrorism operations and training Afghan security forces.
  • Reliance Industries Ltd, India’s largest private company, purchases Network 18 Media and Investments Ltd, including its subsidiary TV18 Broadcast Ltd for Rs 4,000 crore.  
    • This is be the biggest ever deal in the Indian media sector.
    • Following are the constituent part of 'Network 18' group:,,,,,,; the broadcast channels include Colors, CNNIBN, CNBC TV18, IBN7, CNBC Awaaz.
  • Ranjit Kumar is the new Solicitor General of Government of India.  
    • He replaces Mohan Parasaran as such.
  • SBI Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya is the most powerful woman in India as per Forbes. - read more cat
  • Hockey India (HI) downgrades Hockey Kerala to an associate member from a full-member for rampant irregularities in its functioning.  
  • 'International Day of UN Peacekeepers' 2014 is observed across the globe on May 29.  
    • UN honours 106 peacekeepers, including 8 Indians, which were killed in 2013 in places including Sudan's Darfur region , South Sudan, Mali, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
    • More than 116,000 U.N. peacekeepers currently serve in 16 operations across the globe.

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