28 May Current Affairs

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  • 2003 Arnold Schwarzenegger sworn in as Californian Governor
  • 1989 Velvet Revolution begins
  • 1869 Construction on Suez Canal finished




  • India successfully conducts night trial of 2,000-km range surface-to-surface Agni II missile
  • Health Ministry launches ‘SAANS’ campaign aimed at reducing child mortality due to pneumonia
  • SAANS is Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia
  • EC to establish chair in honour of former CEC TN Seshan at IIIDEM ((India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management)),New Delhi
  • Mumbai tops the tap water quality ranking released by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
  • National Press Day celebrated on November 16; marks the foundation of Press Council of India in 1966
  • National Tribal Festival ‘Aadi Mahotsav’ being held in New Delhi from November 16 to 30
  • International Cherry Blossom Festival celebrated in Shillong from November 13 to 16
  • Infosys Foundation chairman Sudha Murty launches her new book ‘The Daughter from a Wishing Tree: Unusual Tales about Women in Mythology’
  • ITAT (Income Tax Appellate Tribunal) orders withdrawal of income tax exemption to Congress-controlled Young Indian
  • Students in Kerala’s Ernakulum district set a new Guinness World Record for holding the largest cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training on a single day
  • Goa’s Director General of Police Pranab Nanda dies at 57 in New Delhi




  • SC paves way for ArcelorMittal’s takeover of Essar Steel in Rs42,000 crore deal
  • Darjeeling’s green and white tea registered as geographical indication (GI) products




  • International Day for Tolerance observed on November 16
  • US Senate unanimously passes resolution honouring Sikh Community
  • Bangladesh’s Rabindra Sangeet exponent Rezwana Choudhury Bannya conferred the ICCR (Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre) distinguished alumni award in Dhaka




  • Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) President Rajat Sharma resigns
  • India beat Bangladesh by an innings and 130-run victory in the first Test at Indore