Nation Current Affairs 31 May 2019 News Digest: A sharp ...

News Digest: A sharp, speedy recap of the day's headlines

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 31, 2019, 2:32 pm IST
Updated May 31, 2019, 8:51 pm IST
Here are the top national, international headlines of the day.
(Photo: File)
 (Photo: File)

Mumbai: Have you missed any news today? Here are the top national, international headlines of the day.

Nikhil Kumaraswamy on Lok Sabha polls defeat: Breaking his silence over his loss in the Mandya Lok Sabha seat, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil Kumaraswamy Friday greeted Sumalatha Ambareesh who defeated him by a margin of over 1.25 lakh votes.

 

He also took "entire responsibility" for the defeat.

Read: I take responsibility for defeat: Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil on Mandya LS polls loss

First Cabinet meeting concludes: The first Union Cabinet meeting that took place earlier on Friday ended some time ago. Union Ministers Prakash Javdekar and Narendra Singh Tomar brief the media on today's Cabinet decisions. Various discussions happened and several crucial things were put forward in the inaugural cabinet meeting.

Read: Modi sarkar 2.0: Cabinet meeting concludes; favours farmers, traders

Nitish Kumar on Union Cabinet: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, whose JDU refused "symbolic participation" in the Union cabinet, asserted on Friday that allies should have been given proportional representation in the cabinet.

Read: Allies should have proportional representation in cabinet: Nitish Kumar

Nirav Modi seeks bail: Nirav Modi, wanted by India in fraud and money laundering charges amounting to nearly USD 2 billion, on Friday applied for bail in the UK High Court.

Read: Slapped by remand, Nirav Modi reaches UK High Court for bail

Meet your new Cabinet ministers: The new Cabinet ministers and their portfolios were announced on Friday.

Read | Modi sarkar 2.0: Names, portfolios of Cabinet ministers announced

Navjot Singh's dig at Punjab CM: Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu Thursday hit back at Chief Minister Amarinder Singh saying he has been unfairly "singled out" for the poor performance of the Congress and that some people wanted him out of the party.

Read | Unfairly 'singled out' for Cong's loss: Navjot Sidhu hits back at Amarinder Singh

See photos: Key highlights of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers swearing-in ceremony

Photos | Modi sarkar 2.0: Highlights of swearing-in ceremony

India's new External Affairs Minister: Former foreign secretary S Jaishankar was given charge of the External Affairs ministry on Friday, the first career diplomat to handle the key portfolio.

Read | Jaishankar becomes first career diplomat to be appointed External Affairs minister

Chief of Naval staff:  Admiral Karambir Singh on Friday took over as the Chief of the Naval Staff succeeding Admiral Sunil Lanba, who is retiring after over four decades of service.

Read | Admiral Karambir Singh takes over as Navy Chief

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