Top Current Affairs of the day: 18 May 2020

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Last Updated: May 18,2020 22:22 IST


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  • ESDS launched AA plus COVID-19 testing solution to detect coronavirus

    6 days ago
    IT solutions provider ESDS Software Solution has developed AA+ COVID-19 Testing Solution, a rapid COVID-19 detection solution powered by Deepiotics. The solution is an AI-enabled tool that detects COVID-19 from Chest X-rays (CXRs). AA+ COVID-19 Testing Solution: ♦ AA+ COVID-19 Testing Solution has been designed in a way that it can indicate whether the patient is suffering from COVID-19 in less than 5 minutes. ♦ The solution is a complete contactless testing... Read More


    Centre introduces several initiatives to boost Education Sector

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    Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced several initiatives to boost the education sector on 17 May in New Delhi. The move comes as the present pandemic situation has presented new challenges and several opportunities for the education system in the country. The immediate set of initiatives includes: 1) A comprehensive initiative called PM e-VIDYA will be launched which unifies all efforts related to digital/online/on-air education. This will enable... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was observed on 17 May

    6 days ago
    World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was observed on 17 May every year. The day aims to celebrate the power of telecommunication and its importance in building relationships across cultures around the world.
    Aim: The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day aims to raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information communications technology (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, and the ways to bridge the digital... Read More
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    Researchers found a new species fungi named Troglomyces twitteri

    6 days ago
    Researchers from the University of Copenhagen's Natural History Museum of Denmark discover new species of parasitic fungus via Twitter. The newly discovered fungus was named "Troglomyces twitteri", after Twitter. Discovery: The discovery was made by the biologist and associate professor Ana Sofia Reboleira of the National Natural History Museum. She stumbled upon a photo of a North American millipede shared by US colleague Derek Hennen of Virginia Tech on Twitter in 2018. The... Read More


    ISRO directs startups to build local tech for Gaganyaan mission

    7 days ago
    India's space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has directed the startups to develop tools and machines for its maiden human space flight Gaganyaan-1 mission. ISRO focuses to potentially help them build products and solutions that they can exploit commercially. The move is expected to open up opportunities for new types of companies to come up in India Highlights: ♦ Amid lockdown, ISRO has identified a set of 17 technologies that to develop locally at lower costs... Read More


    World Hypertension Day is observed on 17 May

    7 days ago
    World Hypertension Day (WHD) is observed on 17 May every year. The day aims to promote public awareness of hypertension. It also encourages all the people across the world to prevent and control this silent killer. Theme: The theme of 2020 World Hypertension Day is "Measure Your Blood Pressure, Control It, Live Longer." It focuses to create awareness about raising high blood pressure (BP) in all the populations around the world.
    History: The observation of World... Read More
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    PM of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu sworn-in for the 5th time

    7 days ago
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finally swore in his new government on 17 May for the fifth time. The ceremony of the swearing-in of Israel's new government, the Knesset, was held in accordance with coronavirus social distancing directives. Netanyahu will be in power until 13 November 2021. This ended the 18-month political crisis in the country. Benny Gantz will serve in the specially created role of alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister.
    Israel: President: Reuven... Read More
    Category: International


    MHA issues guidelines to specify National Directives for COVID-19 management

    7 days ago
    Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued the guidelines to the National Directives for COVID-19 management. The guidelines will apply to public places and workplaces. The guidelines should be followed by all persons in public places and in transport. Highlights: ♦ Under the guidelines issued by MHA, all the people should wear face covers is compulsory, spitting will be punishable with fine, and social distancing should be followed in public places and in transport. ♦ In Marriage... Read More
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