Morning Digest | Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins historic Turkey runoff vote; IPL 2023 final moved to reserved day due to persistent rain, and more

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses supporters gathered outside his residence following his victory in the Turkish Presidential election in Kisikli district in Istanbul. | Photo Credit: AFP

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the historic Turkey runoff vote

The head of Turkey’s election commission on May 28 declared President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the winner of a historic runoff vote that will extend his 20-year rule until 2028. The 69-year-old leader has overcome the biggest crisis in Turkey’s economy in generations and the most powerful opposition alliance to face his Islamic-rooted party for leadership.

The last IPL was moved to the reserved day due to persistent rain

The final of the Indian Premier League 2023 was moved on Sunday to the allotted day after incessant rain delayed the draw and then the start of the summit showdown. The title clash between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings, thus, will be played in Ahmedabad at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Monday.

40 extremists killed in encounters: Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh

Manipur CM Nongthombam Biren Singh said on May 28 that around 40 extremists were killed in encounters with security forces following attacks on unarmed civilians around the Imphal valley, the State’s power centre. The encounters and attacks on villagers by armed groups coincided with Army Chief General Manoj Pande’s two-day visit from May 27 to the violence-hit state. Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Manipur on May 29.

The Jantar Mantar protest site was cleared minutes after the wrestlers were detained

Top Indian wrestlers, including Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia, who lived in makeshift tents at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar for nearly 35 days to protest against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh accused of sexual harassment, was detained on May 28 by security personnel as he tried to march towards the new Parliament building during its inauguration.

The new Parliament building to herald the rise of prosperous India, will inspire the world, PM Modi said

The new Parliament building is a reflection of India’s new aspirations, PM Narendra Modi said on May 28, asserting that it will pave the way for the empowerment of the poor and marginalized and herald the rise of a “prosperous India ” that will inspire the development of other countries.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi got a new passport, set to travel to the US on May 29

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi received a new ordinary passport on May 28, two days after a local court did not object to the issuance of the same, sources said. The former Congress president is scheduled to travel to San Francisco in the United States on May 29 evening where he will begin his three-city tour.

Pakistan’s ruling coalition rejected Imran Khan’s talks offer

Pakistan’s ruling coalition rejected former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s offer for dialogue, saying the talks were held with politicians, not terrorists, a media report said on Sunday. The government also said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief is now seeking a National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).

US review of China tariffs won’t depend on trade ‘breakthrough’: Deputy USTR

The United States is taking an analytical approach in its review of whether to maintain tariffs on Chinese goods and will not base the results on any “breakthrough” in US-China trade relations, said Deputy US Trade Representative Sarah Bianchi.

Panel headed by Cabinet Secretary to interview five candidates for the post of RBI Deputy Governor on June 1

The panel headed by the Cabinet Secretary is scheduled to interview the shortlisted candidates on June 1 for the post of RBI Deputy Governor, which will fall vacant on June 21 after MK Jain completes his extended tenure. This vacancy for RBI Deputy Governor’s post is reserved for a commercial banker. According to sources, five candidates have been shortlisted, including a non-executive chairman of a public sector bank.

I didn’t expect this to happen but Gopi sir keep pushing me: Prannoy

On May 28, Indian shuttler HS Prannoy ended a title drought with a three-game win over China’s Weng Hong Yang in a heated men’s singles finals at the Malaysia Masters Super 500 tournament. “I’m thinking too many emotions. The last six years have been quite a rollercoaster. I didn’t expect it to happen after six years to be honest,” he said.

ISRO has started the countdown for the launch of a navigation satellite to keep India’s own satnav going

Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on May 28 at 7.12 am began the 27.5-hour countdown for the launch of a navigation satellite aboard a GSLV rocket at Sriharikota on May 29. The space agency headquartered in Bengaluru is all set to launch the second-generation navigation satellite series, a significant launch that will ensure the continuation of NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation) services — an Indian regional satellite navigation system, similar to GPS, that provides accurate and real -time navigation in India and a region extending 1,500 km around the mainland.

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