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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Harsh Vardhan addressed a digital conference RE-START to celebrate the National Technology Day

The Union Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan addressed a digital conference RE-START(‘Reboot the Economy through Science, Technology and Research Translations’) to celebrate the National Technology Day

Constituency:
Harsh Vardhan– Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi

Delhi- CM- Arvind Kejriwal

SRS Bulletin released: National infant mortality rate at 32, MP worst performer; Kerala achieved SDG target

India’s infant mortality rate (IMR) has improved very marginally from 33 per 1,000 live births in 2017 to 32 in 2018. In 2009-2018 it has declined from 50 to 32.

Kerala is the only state with an IMR in single digits at 7. It is also the only state which has now achieved the United Nations’ (UN’s) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) target for IMR reduction, set at eight for the year 2020.
iii.The death rate of India has witnessed a significant decline over the last four decades from 14.9 in 1971 to 6.2 in 2018

About Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India (ORGI)
Works under– Ministry of Home Affairs
Registrar General & Census Commissioner– Dr. Vivek Joshi

Department of Consumer Affairs partners with Safejob and Seekify to power Suraksha Store Initiative

The Department of Consumer Affairs partnered with two tech startups Safejob and Seekify to use the technology in the local Kirana store level to control the spread of COVID-19. The initiative of Suraksha Store is to provide safety and care about the health of the people during and after the lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic

About FSSAI:
Chairperson- Rita Teaotia
CEO- G.S.G. Ayyangar
Headquarters- New Delhi


MP becomes 1st in the country to launch ‘FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana’

Madhya Pradesh(MP) Home Minister Narottam Mishra launched the country’s 1st ‘First Information Report(FIR) Aapke Dwar Yojana‘(FIR at your doorstep) at the new Police Control Room, Bhopal to enable people to file FIRs from their homes instead of visiting police stations

About Madhya Pradesh:
Chief Minister(CM)– Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Governor– Lal Ji Tandon.
Some National Parks(NP)– Kanha NP, Bandhavgarh NP, Panna NP, Satpura NP, Madhav NP, Sanjay NP, Pench NP, Van Vihar  NP


Gujarat based Macpower produces India’s 1st indigenous Seam Sealing Machine for PPEs

Macpower CNC Machines Ltd, a Rajkot (Gujarat) based manufacturer of CNC (Computerized Numerical Control), has made India’s 1st indigenous hot air seam sealing machine used to manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE) kits.
The make in India machine, manufactured with the guidance of doctors at Indian Medical Association (IMA), was launched by Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani

About Gujarat:Capital– Gandhinagar
Governor– Acharya Devvrat
National Parks (NP)- Vansda NP, Blackbuck NP, Gir Forest NP, Marine NP.


Jitendra Singh addresses Indo-Bangladesh Virtual Conference organised by ASSOCHAM

Union Development of North Eastern Region(DoNER) Minister of State Independent Charge(I/C) Jitendra Singh addresses the Indo-Bangladesh ‘Virtual Conference’ organised by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India(ASSOCHAM)

About ASSOCHAM:
Corporate Office– New Delhi, India
President– Niranjan Hiranandani
Constituency of Jitendra Singh– Udhampur, Jammu & Kashmir

SC orders to set up high-powered committee headed by Secretary of MHA to restore 4G internet services in J&K

Supreme Court(SC) orders to set up a high-powered committee to look into the demands by petitioners who seek restoration of 4G internet services in the Union Territory(UT) Jammu and Kashmir(J&K). It is headed by the Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) Ajay Kumar Bhalla

About J&K:
Capital– Srinagar (summer), Jammu (winter).
Lieutenant Governor(LG)– Girish Chandra Murmu.


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

WHO released first “State of the World’s Nursing Report – 2020” stating a global shortfall of 5.9 mn nurses

Countries facing greatest shortfall of nurses are in Africa, South East Asia and the WHO Eastern Mediterranean region as well as some parts of Latin America.

One in every eight nurses practices in a country other than the one where they were born or trained.

About WHO
Director General– Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Headquarters- Geneva, Switzerland
About ICN
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland
President– Annette Kennedy

Covid-19: United Nations and partners to raise $ 6.7 billion for vulnerable nations

In the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, the United Nations (UN) and its partner agencies have appealed to governments, companies and billionaires to donate $ 6.7 billion in funds for essentials within vulnerable countries.

About United Nations (UN):Headquarters– New York City, United States
Secretary general– António Guterres

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Indian Tennis ace Sania Mirza becomes 1st Indian to win Fed Cup Heart award 2020 for Asia/Oceania zone

Indian professional tennis player Sania Mirza (33) has created new history by becoming the 1st Indian to win Fed Cup Heart Award 2020 for Asia/Oceania zone. She decided to give a prize money of $ 2000 to the Telangana Chief Minister Relief Fund to help battle against coronavirus.

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS         

Kumar Sangakkara set to serve second term as MCC President

About MCC:
President- K.C. Sangakkara
Club Chairman- G.M.N Corbett
Founded- 1787
Headquarters- London, United Kingdom

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

CSIR-NAL develops BiPAP non-invasive ventilator ‘Swasth Vayu’

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research – National Aerospace Laboratories(CSIR-NAL)

About NABL:
Chairman- Prof. S.K. Joshi
Interim Chairperson- Dr. D.K. Aswal
CEO- N.Venkateswaran
Headquarters- Gurugram, Haryana
About CSIR-NAL:
Director General CSIR- Dr.Shekhar C. Mande
Director- Jitendra J Jadhav
Established- 1959


Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launches Central University of Odisha helpline ‘Bharosa’ to help students in distress

Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched Central University of Odisha (CUO) Helpline “Bharosa” and its Helpline Number 08046801010 through a virtual platform in New Delhi inorder to relieve the distress of student community during the troubled time of the COVID-19

About Odisha:
Capital– Bhubaneswar.
Chief Minister(CM)– Naveen Patnaik.
Governor– Ganeshi Lal.

China launches two satellites to test space based communication technology

China launches two satellites Xingyun-2 01 and 02 into the obit by Kuaizhou-1A(KZ-1A) carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the northwest China at 9.16am(Beijing time), to test the space-based Internet of Things(IoT) communication technology

About CASIC:

Chairman- Gao Hongwei
Location- Haidian District, Beijing, China

SPORTS

FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in India from 17 Feb 2021

About FIFA:
Headquarters– Zurich, Switzerland.
Motto– For the Game. For the World.
President– Gianni Infantino.

French cyclist Remy Di Gregorio banned by UCI for 4 years following ‘super-EPO’ positive test

About International Cycling Union (UCI):
Headquarters– Aigle, Switzerland
President– David Lappartient

OBITUARY

Comedian and Seinfeld actor Jerry Stiller passed away at 92


IMPORTANT DAYS

International Nurses Day 2020: May 12

Theme for the year 2020: Nurses: A voice to lead- Nursing the World to Health

About International Council of Nurses (ICN):
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland.
President– Annette Kennedy.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Howard Catton.


STATE NEWS

TN constitutes a 24 member high-level committee headed by ex-governor of RBI C Rangarajan to assess COVID-19 impact

About TN:
Chief Minister(CM)– Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Governor– Banwarilal Purohit
National Park(NP)– Guindy NP, Indira Gandhi NP, Mukurthi NP, Mudumalai NP, Gulf of Mannar Marine NP

BBMP, Bengaluru launches “Pranavayu” to track oxygen levels of ILI patients

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bengaluru, karnataka, has launched an initiative called “Pranavayu” as many COVID-19 patients have low oxygen levels that puts them at risk of complications. This initiative helps each individual to monitor blood oxygen levels and heart rates of patients showing influenza-like illnesses (ILI) in fever clinics

About Karnataka:
Capital– Bengaluru.
Chief Minister (CM)– Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa.
Governor– Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala.