Top Current Affairs of the day: 26 May 2020

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  • CSIR-IIIM, RIL to develop RT-LAMP based test for Coronavirus

    46 days ago
    CSIR-IIIM, Jammu a constituent laboratory of CSIR signed MoU with Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) to develop and scale-up a new Reverse Transcriptase-Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (RT-LAMP) based COVID-19 diagnostic kit. The partnership comes as testing is a vital component in COIVD-19 mitigation. Highlights: ♦ For this project, CSIR has formed five verticals to coordinate various research activities into Digital and Molecular Surveillance, Drugs & Vaccines, Rapid and... Read More


    Hockey player Balbir Singh Sr passed away in Mohali

    46 days ago
    The three-time Olympic gold medal-winning hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior passed away on 25 May due to ill health. He was 95-years old. He is regarded as one of the greatest sportspersons to have represented India. Balbir Singh: Balbir Singh is one of the country's greatest athletes. He was the only Indian among 16 legends chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) across modern Olympic history. Balbir Singh captained India at the 1956 Olympic Games. He set the world record... Read More
    Category: Obituary


    WHO announced Human Challenge Trials for Vaccine Development

    46 days ago
    World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it had selected 8 people out of the several people who step forward to participate in human challenge trials to develop new vaccines for COVID-19. Highlights: ♦ Human challenge trials are trials in which participants are intentionally challenged (whether or not they have been vaccinated) with an infectious disease organism.
    ♦ As per the announcement, the trials will be announced in three phases.
    ♦ In the first phase,... Read More

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    Gadkari inaugurated Chamba Tunnel under Chardham Pariyojana

    46 days ago
    Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the Chamba Tunnel in Uttarakhand under Chardham Pariyojana through video conference mode on 26 May 2020. The tunnel was constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights: ♦ The major milestone was achieved by BRO by digging up a 440 m long Tunnel below the busy Chamba town on Rishikesh-Dharasu road Highway (NH 94), Uttarakhand. ♦ The tunnel will ease out... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    REC Ltd partners with TajSATS to provide nutritious meals to frontline healthcare workers

    46 days ago
    REC Foundation, the CSR arm of REC Limited, has tied up with TajSATS, a joint venture of IHCL and SATS Ltd, to distribute specially-made nutritious meal packets for medical staff in Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi.
    Highlights: ♦ Under this tie-up, every day, 300 food packets are being delivered to the frontline healthcare warriors of New Delhi. ♦ Over 18,000 meals will be delivered in New Delhi through this initiative. ♦ REC Limited is spearheading the mission to feed... Read More


    PFC signs MoU with NBPCL to fund 225 MW hydro-electric projects, Multipurpose projects in MP

    46 days ago
    Power Finance Corporation (PFC), the central PSU under the Ministry of Power and India's leading NBFC, signed an agreement with Narmada Basin Projects Company Ltd. (NBPCL), a wholly-owned company of Government of Madhya Pradesh on 26 May 2020. The move aims to fund projects worth Rs.22,000 crore for 225 MW hydro-electric projects & multipurpose projects in the State of Madhya Pradesh. Highlights: ♦ As per the agreement, the funds will be deployed by NBPCL for setting up... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


    Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana aims to enhance fish production in the country

    46 days ago
    The Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) has announced its plan to enhance fish production to 220 lakh metric tons (MT) by 2024-25 from 137.58 lakh MT in 2018-19 at an average annual growth rate of about 9%. The announcement was made by the Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Giriraj Singh.
    Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana: ♦ The scheme will bring about Blue Revolution through the sustainable and responsible development of the fisheries sector... Read More
    Category: Schemes


    Army Commanders Conference to be held on 27 May

    46 days ago
    The Army Commanders' Conference has been scheduled to be held in two phases amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first phase of the conference will be held from 27 to 29 May 2020 and the second phase will be held in the last week of June 2020. The conference was scheduled for April 2020 and postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights: ♦ The Army Commanders' Conference is an apex level event which is held twice every year. ♦ The conference facilitates conceptual level... Read More


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