Top Current Affairs of the day: 15 May 2020

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  • Finance Minister announced third Tranche of Rs.20 lakh Economic Package

    10 days ago
    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the third Tranche of Rs.20 lakh Economic Package on 15 May in New Delhi. On 12 May, Prime Minister Modi announced an Economic relief Package of Rs.20 lakh crore with an aim of making it "Atma Nirbhar" or self-reliant. Highlights: ♦ GoI is to create a facilitative legal framework to enable farmers to engage with processors, aggregators, large retailers, exporters in a fair and transparent manner. ♦ Centre will formulate a... Read More


    Sohrai Khovar painting, Telia Rumal gets GI Tag

    10 days ago
    Sohrai Khovar painting and Telia Rumal were given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the Geographical Indications Registry headquartered in Chennai. Sohrai Khovar painting: ♦ Jharkhand's Sohrai Khovar painting is a traditional and ritualistic mural art. It is practised by local tribal women during local harvest and marriage seasons. The art is drawn using the local, naturally available soils of different colours in the area of the Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand. ♦... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Foodgrains production in India to touch record 295.67 MT in 2019-20 crop year

    10 days ago
    Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare stated that India's foodgrain production has been estimated to touch a record of 295.67 million tonnes (MT) in the 2019-20 crop year. The Ministry released the third advance estimate. Highlights: ♦ As per the data provided by the Agriculture Ministry, it is the fourth consecutive year that the country has witnessed record production buoyed by good rains. ♦ This data showed an increase of 10.46 MT from 285.21 MT achieved in... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    Rajnath Singh commissioned Indian Coast Guard ships

    10 days ago
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh commissioned Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Sachet and two interceptor boats (IBs) C-450 and C-451 in Goa through video conferencing from Delhi on 15 May. The ships are indigenously designed and built in the line of the Prime Minister's 'Make in India' vision. Highlights: ♦ Commissioning of these ships is an important milestone in India's coastal capability building process. The move is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's... Read More
    Category: Defence


    DST INSPIRE develops lightweight carbon foam that can replace lead batteries

    10 days ago
    INSPIRE under the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India has developed porous carbon materials that have the potential to replace the lead grid in lead-acid batteries. The carbon foam was developed by Dr. Rajeev Kumar from CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute, Bhopal, a recipient of the INSPIRE Faculty Award.
    Highlights: ♦ The carbon foams are non-toxic, easy to fabricate, affordable, and insoluble in water.
    ♦ It is... Read More


    JNCASR develop injectable Silk Fibroin-based hydrogel for sustained Insulin delivery in diabetic patients

    10 days ago
    Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) has developed an injectable Silk fibroin-based hydrogel for sustained insulin delivery in diabetic patients.
    Highlights: ♦ The injectable Silk fibroin-based hydrogel is developed using the biocompatible additives, The injectable SF hydrogel (iSFH) can ease insulin delivery in diabetic patients. ♦ The injection was tested on diabetic rats. ♦ The injection of insulin with-iSFH formed an active depot... Read More


    Tribal Affairs Ministry, FB launched Goal programme for Digital Skilling of Tribal Youth across India

    10 days ago
    Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda launched the "Going Online As Leaders (GOAL) programme" of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) in partnership with Facebook at a Webinar in New Delhi on 15 May. The programme is in line with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. GOAL programme: ♦ The GOAL programme has been designed to provide mentorship to tribal youth through digital mode.
    ♦ The digitally-enabled program envisages acting as a catalyst to... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Health Ministry issued guidelines for RT-PCR pool sampling for migrants

    10 days ago
    Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued a guideline for Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) based pooled sampling for migrants, returnees from abroad, and green zones. Guidelines: ♦ The guidelines are for the surveillance purposes of migrant labourers and international passengers who are in institutional quarantine facilities. ♦ Pooled sampling will be conducted for surveillance purposes in green zones districts which have not reported any COVID-19... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Minister Piyush Goyal participated in 2nd G-20 Virtual Trade and Investment Ministers Meeting

    10 days ago
    Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal participated in the second G-20 Virtual Trade and Investment Ministers Meeting. The meeting focused on immediate and concrete actions that can ease the distress being faced by people all over the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The second G20 Ministers Virtual Meeting was held under the Saudi Presidency.
    Highlights: ♦ The Ministers agreed to provide diagnostic and protective equipment and health care professionals... Read More


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    Gujarat to implement sensor-based service delivery monitoring system under Jal Jeevan Mission

    10 days ago
    Gujarat state government is to implement a sensor-based service delivery monitoring system in the rural drinking water sector under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM). The pilot project is already underway in two districts of the state. The state is primarily a water-stressed state. It has dealt with the crisis with a very strategic approach so far. The state has good community involvement in drinking water supply management, which began in 2002 through Water and Sanitation Management Organisation... Read More


    International Day of Families is observed on 15 May

    10 days ago
    International Day of Families is celebrated on 15 May every year. The day is celebrated to raise awareness towards the significance of families and to overcome the aspects that might be negatively affecting these efforts.
    Aim: The day highlights the various issues that plague the families around the world and suggests the necessary measures that can be taken to resolve these and build harmony. The day aims to strengthen a single family, as it will empower and strengthen the entire... Read More
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    Harsh Vardhan dedicated COBAS 6800 testing machine

    10 days ago
    Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan dedicated the COBAS 6800, first of its kind, testing machine at the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to the nation on 14 May. GoI has procured such testing machines for testing of COVID-19 cases for the first time. It is installed at NCDC. COBAS 6800: ♦ COBAS 6800 is a fully automated, high-end machine that performs real-time PCR testing COVID-19 in the service of the nation.
    ♦ The device will provide... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    WTO Chief Roberto Azevedo to resign a year before his term expires

    10 days ago
    The Head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Roberto Azevedo has announced his resignation, a year before his term expires. He will step down on 31 August 2020. Roberto Azevedo: Roberto Azevedo is a former diplomat from Brazil. He is cutting short a seven-year tenure marked in recent years by intense pressure from US President Donald Trump. had accused WTO of an anti-US bias and other complaints.
    Under Azevedo's leadership, there have been important practical moves towards... Read More


    MHRD launched e-Governance platform, SAMARTH

    10 days ago
    Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has developed an e-Governance platform, SAMARTH Enterprises Resource Planning (ERP), under the National Mission of Education in Information and Communication Technology Scheme (NMEICT). Aim: The aim of the e-Governance platform, SAMARTH, is to provide quality education to students across all Universities & Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The objective of this initiative is to automate the processes... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Harsh Vardhan participated in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting

    10 days ago
    Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare participated in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers' Meeting through Video Conference on 14 May. The timely, graded, and proactive measures taken by the Indian government towards COVID-19 management were highlighted during the meeting. Highlights: ♦ The theme of the conference was "Delivering a co-ordinated Commonwealth COVID-19 response." ♦ GoI's aim to protect lives by mitigating the... Read More


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