Top Current Affairs of the day: 27 May 2020

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Last Updated: May 27, 2020 19:43 IST


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  • SAI announced Rs.30,000 each for 2,749 Khelo India athletes

    45 days ago
    Sports Authority of India (SAI) has deposited Rs.30,000 each to 2,749 Khelo India athletes as out of pocket allowance (OPA) amid the COVID-19 lockdown. The total sum of the amount is Rs.8.25 crore in all. The announcement regarding disbursement of the Khelo India allowances was made by Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju. Highlights: ♦ SAI announced that a total of 2893 athletes will be given the OPA for the period. The funds for the remaining 144 athletes will be... Read More
    Category: Sports


    EU proposes 750 billion-euro coronavirus recovery fund

    45 days ago
    The European Union (EU) Commission has proposed a 750 billion-euro ($825 billion) recovery fund "European breakthrough" to help the bloc's economy through the deep recession induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. It was announced by the commissioner Paolo Gentiloni. The aim is to tackle an unprecedented crisis. Highlights: ♦ The move comes as the EU plans to enter its deepest-ever recession as the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic ravages economies. ♦ The plan comes... Read More
    Category: International


    JK Rowling to release The Ickabog

    45 days ago
    Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling announced that she is to release "The Ickabog." The new children's book marks her first novel aimed toward younger readers that doesn't take place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
    The Ickabog: ♦ The book has been written for children aged between 7 and 9. ♦ It is a story about abuse of power and truth. ♦ The themes of the fairytale are timeless and could apply to any era or any country. ♦ The... Read More
    Category: Books & Authors

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    ICMR has approved 624 laboratories across India, so far, to conduct COVID-19 tests

    45 days ago
    Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) stated that a total of 1,61,041 (approximately) COVID-19 samples are being tested in 24 hours. With this, the figure for the total number of tests reached 32,42,160 in the country. Approval: ♦ ICMR is continuously scaling up its testing facilities for the COVID-19 by approving government and private laboratories.
    ♦ So far, ICMR has approved a total of 624 laboratories across India to conduct the tests for COVID-19 including 435... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Researchers discovered a new possibility to improve rice productivity

    45 days ago
    Researchers have identified a region in the genome of a rice, which seems to have the potential for improving productivity. The study was conducted jointly by the Department of Biotechnology’s National Institute of Plant Genome Research (DBT-NIPGR), ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR-IARI), ICAR-National Rice Research Institute (ICAR-NRRI), Cuttack and University of Delhi South Campus (UDSC). Highlights: ♦ Rice, being main staple foods across the world, suffers... Read More


    Scientists identify 2 bacterial secreted proteins effective in inactivating coronavirus

    46 days ago
    Researchers from Tsinghua University, China and the University of Connecticut in the US have jointly discovered two bacterial secreted proteins that can effectively inactivate a series of viruses, including the novel coronavirus, dengue, and the HIV.
    Highlights: ♦ Initially, the researchers identified a soil bacterium from the gut of Aedes aegymosquitoes.
    ♦ The whole bacterial genome was sequenced to characterize the bacterium and the scientists identified two proteins... Read More


    Proto-type test samples of PPE Coveralls tested and certified by Nine authorized laboratories

    46 days ago
    The proto-type test samples of Personal protective equipment (PPE) Coveralls in India are tested and certified by 9 authorized laboratories as per the technical specifications prescribed by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. The test standards are in conformity with the World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines for COVID-19. The PPEs are tested in accordance with ISO 16603 Class 3 and above for the 'Synthetic Blood Penetration Resistance Test'.
    PPE Highlights: ♦... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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