1. Former Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has been named as the new Finance Minister under Modi Government’s second term.
2. First-time Minister Amit Shah has been named as the new Home Minister under PM Modi’s new government.
3. Former Indian foreign secretary S Jaishankar has been named as the new External Affairs Minister under Modi 2.0.
4. The World No Tobacco Day 2019 was observed on May 31, 2019, with a key focus on “tobacco and lung health.”
5. Former Women and Child Minister Maneka Gandhi have been notably left out from PM Modi’s new Cabinet Ministers.
6. Delhi government announced to build a water museum in the capital. Apart from this, the construction of a drinking water treatment plant in Chandraval and the construction of a sewage treatment plant in Okhla has also been approved. The construction of this plant will cost about Rs. 598 crores.
7. Total three women cabinet ministers have been included in Modi government 2.0. Nirmala Sitharaman as Finance Minister, Smriti Irani as Minister of Women and Child Development; and Ministry of Textile and Harsimrat Kaur Badal as Minister of Food Processing Industries.
8. The US Treasury Department has removed India and Switzerland from its currency monitoring watch list of major trading partners. Exclusion from the list will certainly pave the way for negotiations in Indo-US bilateral trade relations.
9. A new species of wasp from the genus Kudakrumia has been recently identified by scientists in Goa. The wasp, Kudakrumia rangnekari, was named after Goa-based researcher Parag Rangnekar.
10. BJP ally JD(U), which has 16 MPs in Lok Sabha, has refused to join the new Narendra Modi government. JDU chief and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said that the BJP wanted only one person from JDU in the cabinet which would have been just symbolic participation. However, he added that his party is full of NDA.
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