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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

68.2% of under-5 deaths in India due to child, maternal malnutrition; UP topped: Global Burden of Disease Study 2000–17

Child and maternal malnutrition was the predominant risk factorin India as it attributed to 68·2% of under-5 deaths while low birth weight and short gestation led to 83·0% of neonatal deaths in 2017.

Highest number of under-five and neonatal deaths in 2017 were reported in Uttar Pradesh (UP) followed by Bihar.

About ICMR
Director General– Prof. Balram Bhargava
Headquarter– New Delhi


PM Modi announces Rs 20 lakh cr special economic package and Lockdown 4.0

This packageis the sum of earlier announcements by the government during covid-19 crisis and decisions taken by RBI viz. liquidity measures and rate cuts.
ii.The details of the plan are dubbed as “Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan” (self-reliant India) which is to be provided by Nirmala Sitharaman on the eve of May 13, 2020.



Registration Committee recommends banning use of TB drug on crops

The Registration Committee (RC) under the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee(CIBRC) has recommended the use of Tuberculosis(TB) drugs(antibiotics) like streptomycin and tetracycline to be banned completely with immediate effect on crops where other options were available for bacterial disease control.



4 new products from three states receive Geographical Indication (GI) tag

Geographical Indications Registry headquartered in Chennai (Tamil Nadu) has granted Geographical Indication (GI) tag for 4 new products from three states.
Jharkhand’s Sohrai Khovar painting (a traditional and ritualistic mural art), Telangana’s Telia Rumal cloth (an intricate handmade work with cotton loom) and Thanjavur Netti Works (pith works) and Arambavur Wood Carvings form the state of  Tamil Nadu (TN) are the latest addition in the GI list.


ICMR, NCDC to initiate a population-based serosurvey in selected districts to monitor coronavirus prevalence

Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) and National Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) are set to initiate a population-based sero-survey in selected districts in collaboration with key stakeholders and State Health Departments

About NCDC:
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Director– Sujeet Kumar Singh



New initiative by the Railways and postal department for delivery and pick up

TheThiruvananthapuram division of Southern Railways and Kerala Circle of Postal department has initiated a first of its kind to establish tie up with the door delivery and pick up of parcels to help the public during the lockdown. The service will help the consigner to transit upto 3.5 tonne packages as a single shipment.
About Southern Railway:
Established on– 14th April 1951
Headquarters– Chennai



In a 1st, PoK’s Gilgit-Baltistan & Muzaffarabad included in the meteorological forecast list of IMD

The Regional Meteorological Centre of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), has included the areas of Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad, which are parts of PoK (Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir) in its weather forecasting for the 1st time.

About Indian Meteorological Department (IMD):Headquarters– New Delhi
Parent organization– Ministry of Earth Sciences
Director General– Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra



INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India ranks 74th, Sweden tops: WEF’s global Energy Transition index 2020


About WEF:
Headquarters– Cologny/Geneva, Switzerland
Founder and Executive Chairman– Klaus Schwab



BRICS’ New Development Bank provides USD 1 billion loan to India to fight COVID-19

The‘Emergency Assistance Program Loan’ to India was approved by the NDB Board of Directors on April 30, and it is aimed at supporting the Indian government to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to provide financial aid.

Establishment– 2014
Headquarter– Shanghai, China
K V Kamath
About BRICS:
Establishment– 2009
Members– 5


CDC of the United States promises 3.6 million USD to India to combat COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) of the United States of America has promised 3.6 million(around 27 crores) to the government of India, the first tranche of funding to help in strengthen the India to combat against the COVID-19 pandemic and to increase the laboratory capacity of SARS-COV-2 testing and to help molecular diagnostics and serology.

About CDC:
Director- Robert R.Redfield
Principal Deputy Director- Anne Schuchat
Founder- Dr.Joseph Mountin
Founded- July 1, 1946
Headquarters- Atlanta


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

World Airport Awards 2020: Bengaluru’s Kempegowda honoured as best regional airport in India & Central Asia; Singapore Changi crowned as World’s Best

The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru (Karnataka) has won the SKYTRAX Award 2020 for Best Regional Airport in India and Central Asia. It ranks 68th in World’s Top 100 Airports 2020 list, which was topped by Singapore Changi Airport.
About Karnataka:Capital– Bengaluru
Chief minister– B. S. Yediyurappa
Governor– Vajubhai Vala


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Manoj Ahuja appointed as new CBSE chief and ASI gets V Vidyavati as Director General

Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) 

About UPSC:
Chairman- Arvind Saxena
Secretary- Rakesh Kumar Gupta
Headquarters- New Delhi


Akhil Kumar re-inducted into NADA disciplinary panel

Former Commonwealth Games gold-winning Indian boxer Akhil Kumar, 39 years old, was re-inducted into the National Anti-Doping Agency’s (NADA) Disciplinary Panel. He was formerly in the panel from 2017 to 2019.

About NADA:
Motto– Play fair.
Headquarters– New Delhi.
Director-General– Navin Agarwal.


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MSME Ministry launches CHAMPIONS Portal

Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME) has launched CHAMPIONS(Creation and Harmonious Application of Modern Processes for Increasing the Output and National Strength) portal(www.Champions.gov.in), a Technology-driven control room-cum-Management Information System. The system utilises modern Information and Communications Technology(ICT) tools.


TVS Group, IIT-Madras develop automated respiratory assist device “Sundaram Ventago”


The TVS (Thirukkurungudi Vengaram Sundram) group, the Sundaram Medical Foundation, IIT (Indian Institute of Technology)- Madras, have jointly developed a low-cost, automated respiratory assistance device called “Sundaram Ventago” that will be useful in remote and rural areas where ventilator facilities are not available and would have a great impact of post COVID-19.

About TVS Groups:
Headquarters– Chennai, Tamil Nadu (TN).
Chairman & Managing Director (MD)– Venu Srinivasan.
Director & CEO (Chief Executive Officer)– K N Radhakrishnan.




South African & US scientists use MeerKAT telescope to solve the mystery of ‘X galaxies’

According to the study published in the journal ‘Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society’, a team of astronomers from the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO), the (US) National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), the University of Pretoria, and Rhodes University(Both in South Africa), have used the MeerKAT telescope to solve a longstanding puzzle in ‘X’-shaped radio galaxies.


OBITUARY

Former National TT champion Manmeet Singh Walia passed away at 58


About Canada:
Capital– Ottawa.
Prime Minister (PM)– Justin Pierre James Trudeau.
Currency– Canadian dollar.

Grammy winning-singer Betty Wright passes away at 66


STATE NEWS

Uttarakhand CM launches ‘HOPE’ a portal to help unemployed youths

The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat launched ‘HOPE’- Helping Out People Everywhere a portal to create employment opportunities for the youths in their expertise and to provide skill development opportunities.

About Uttarakhand:
State was formed on- 9th November 2000
Capital- Dehradun(Temporary)
Chief Minister- Trivendra Singh Rawat
Governor- Baby Rani Maurya


Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan re-launched Sambal Yojana for dalits tribals and poor

Madhya Pradesh(MP) Chief Minister(CM) Shivraj Singh Chouhan re-launched  Sambal Yojana to strengthen the lives of the poor and Scheduled Caste(SC) and Scheduled Tribe(ST) communities by providing them social security cover, right from birth to death. He transferred Rs 41.33 crores  to 1903 beneficiaries account.
About MP:
Capital– Bhopal.
Governor– Lal Ji Tandon


United We Fight’ musical creation released by ICCR to Fight COVID-19

Indian Council for Cultural Relations(ICCR) has unveiled a musical creation “United we Fight”, which was Written and composed by Joe Alvares to fight against  COVID-19.The Indian Embassy stated that the song is dedicated to the world by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of India.

77 new mandis from 10 States & UTs integrated with the e-NAM platform for marketing of Agricultural produce

In order to strengthen  agriculture marketing and facilitate farmers to sell their harvested produce through the online portal,Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar has launched integration of 177 new mandis with the National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) from 10 States & UTs.Now the total number of eNAM mandis across country is 962(including 177 mandis).