Top Current Affairs of the day: 19 May 2020

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Last Updated: May 19, 2020 19:45 IST


Top Current Affairs of the day: 19 May 2020
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  • NABARD released Rs.20,500 crore to co-operative banks, RRBs

    198 days ago
    National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) released Rs.20,500 crore to co-operative banks and regional rural banks (RRBs) for on-lending. The disbursement to RRBs and Co-operative banks is the part of Rs.25,000 crore of special refinance plan which was approved by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to RRBs, Co-operative banks and Microfinance Institutions (MFIs). Highlights: ♦ Of the total, Rs.15,200 crore has been released to cooperative banks and Rs.5,300 crore to... Read More


    FIEO states India shows 20 percent fall in export during FY21 due to COVID-19 pandemic

    198 days ago
    The Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) reported thatt the export from India is expected to fall by 20%, around $50-$60 billion, in the current fiscal year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also suggested a decline in imports. Highlights: ♦ FIEO directed the exporters to improve their competitiveness in the global markets. ♦ It also requested the GoI to provide 2% additional Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) support to all exports and 4% to... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    MoHUA announced results of Star rating of garbage-free cities

    198 days ago
    Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) announced results of the Star rating of garbage-free cities for the assessment year 2019-2020. A total of six cities have been certified as 5-Star, 65 cities as 3-Star, and 70 cities as 1-Star. The results were announced by Hardeep S, Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs. The revised protocol for the Star Rating Framework was also launched. Highlights: ♦ The Star Rating Protocol was launched by MoHUA in January... Read More
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    Cyclone AMPHAN has developed into a super cyclone in the Bay of Bengal

    198 days ago
    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) alerted Cyclone "AMPHAN" which has developed into a super cyclone in the Bay of Bengal on 19 May. The intensification of the storm from category I cyclone to category V in less than 18 hours. Highlights: ♦ Cyclone AMPHAN is linked with climate change.
    ♦ The reasons including high Sea Surface Temperature, low Vertical Shear Winds, and enough Moisture in the middle layers of the atmosphere led to the intensification of... Read More
    Category: Environment


    Madhya Pradesh launched Charan Paduka initiative for migrant labourers

    198 days ago
    Madhya Pradesh state government launched the Charan Paduka initiative. The first of its kind of initiative is for the migrant labourers passing through the Madhya Pradesh. Charan Paduka Initiative: ♦ Under the Charan Paduka campaign, the migrant labourers who are heading back to their native land will be provided shoes and slippers to reduce their pain.
    ♦ The campaign is being conducted by the police in most places. It aims to send the labourers to their homes respectfully... Read More


    Development of Museums and Cultural Spaces hosted a webinar on Revitalising Museums and Cultural Spaces

    198 days ago
    Development of Museums and Cultural Spaces, Ministry of Culture, Government of India hosted a webinar on "Revitalising Museums and Cultural Spaces" on 18 May. The webinar aimed to celebrate the International Museum Day and kick start conversations around creating sustainable cultural organizations in post-pandemic India. Highlights: ♦ The webinar featured some of the best experts in the museum and cultural spaces domain including Founder Trustee of Museum of Art and... Read More


    India participated in 73rd WHA

    198 days ago
    India participated in the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) on 18 May. India was represented by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare through video conference. WHA addressed Global Vaccine Plan, polio eradication, and neglected tropical diseases other than COVID-19. Highlights: ♦ On this platform, the health leaders committed to fighting COVID-19 pandemic together, in unity, in solidarity.
    ♦ Australia initiated the COVID-19 investigation during the... Read More


    GoI to implements Shekatkar Committee recommendations related to creating border infrastructure

    198 days ago
    Government has decided to implement three important recommendations of the Shekatkar Committee of Experts (CoE). The CoE is headed by the Chairmanship of Lt General D B Shekatkar (Retd). The recommendations are related to border Infrastructure like speeding up road construction, leading to socio-economic development in the border areas. Highlights: ♦ GoI has implemented the recommendation of CoE to outsource road construction work beyond the optimal capacity of the Border Roads... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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