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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Israel names street in Tel Aviv after Rabindranath Tagore on his 159th birth anniversary

Israel named a street in Tel Aviv after Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore on his 159th birth anniversary to honor his valuable contributions in the field and to mankind.He was born on May 7, 1861, in Calcutta. In Bengal Rabindra Jayanti is celebrated on the 25th day of the Bengali month of Boishakh.
About Israel:
Israel is the only jewish nation in the modern period
Prime Minister- Benjamin Netanyahu
Capital- Jerusalem
Declaration of statehood- May 14,1948

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Govt introduces new scheme of 2% interest subvention on working capital loans for dairy sector

Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying has introduced a new scheme “Interest subvention on Working Capital Loans for Dairy sector” for supporting Dairy Cooperatives and Farmer Producer Organizations (SDC&FPO) engaged in dairy activities.

A budgetary provision of Rs 100 Crore earmarked for this and will be implemented during 2020-21.
About Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
Union Minister– Giriraj Singh
Ministers of State (MoS)– Sanjeev Kumar Balyan,  Pratap Chandra Sarangi

Arjun Munda launches ‘GOAL’ for digital skilling of tribal youths

Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda launched the ‘GOAL’ – Going Online As Leaders of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs(MoTA) in partnership with Facebook at a Webinar in New Delhi. GOAL is designed to provide mentorship to tribal youth with digital mode.
About MoTA:
Minister- Arjun Munda
Minister of State- Renuka Singh Saruta
Headquarters- New Delhi
Founded- 1999

Dr Harsh Vardhan dedicates COBAS 6800 testing machine to the nation

The COBAS 6800 is a fully automated, high-end machine for performing Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests for COVID-19.

Harsh Vardhan participates in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting

Union Health & Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan participated in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting through Video Conference. The theme of the meeting is- ‘Delivering a co-ordinated Commonwealth COVID-19 response’.

Piyush Goyal participates in virtual session of G20 meet

About WTO:
Director General- Roberto Azevedo
Location- Geneva, Switzerland
Established- 1st January 1995

4 Ayush formulations against COVID-19 by AYUSH ministry & CSIR

Minister of State(Independent/Charge) for ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy(AYUSH), Shripad Yesso(Y) Naik has announced that AYUSH ministry & Council of Scientific & Industrial Research(CSIR) are working together to validate Ayush formulations Ashwagandha, Yashtimadhu (Mulethi), Guduchi Pippali(Giloy) and AYUSH-64(poly herbal formulation) against COVID-19.
About CSIR:
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Director General– Shekhar Mande

Delhi Police gets India’s first ‘Thermal Corona Combat Headgear’ to enhance social distancing

Delhi Police launched India’s first ‘Thermal Corona Combat Headgear’ to ensure the safety of frontline warriors and enforce social distancing. The initiative has been launched by the Delhi police in collaboration with Indian Robotics Solution. This equipment helps police personnel to detect the temperature of a large number of people from a distance of 10-15 metres.

About Delhi:
Chief Minister (CM)- Arvind Kejriwal.
Governor- Anil Baijal.

India’s CO2 emissions falls for the 1st time in four decades: Carbon Brief

According to an analysis by the environmental website, Carbon Brief, India’s Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions fell by 30metric tonnes(1.4%) in the fiscal year ending March, which is the first annual decline in four decades. Furthermore, emission fell by 15% during the month of March and is likely to fall by 30% in April.
About Carbon Brief:
Headquarters– London, UK
Director & editor– Leo Hickman



BANKING & FINANCE

World Bank approves 1 billion USD to support India’s combat against COVID-19

World Bank approves Rs 7500 crore (1 billion USD) to increase India’s COVID-19 Social Protection response Program to help the nation’s efforts in providing assistance for the poor and needy who are affected by the pandemic.
About World Bank:
President- David Malpass
Managing Director- Axel van Trotsenburg
Headquarters- Washington DC, United States of America



ECONOMY & BUSINESS

COVID-19 may cost global economy loss of up to $ 8.8 trillion: ADB report

According to a report “Updated Assessment of the Potential Economic Impact of COVID-19” released by Asian Development Bank (ADB), global economy is expected to lose between $ 5.8 trillion to $ 8.8 trillion (equal to 6.4 % to 9.7 % of global gross domestic product (GDP)) due to the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
i.In the People’s Republic of China (PRC), this loss can range from 1.1 trillion to 1.6 trillion dollars.
About Asian Development Bank (ADB):Headquarters– Manila, Philippines
Membership– 68 countries
President– Masatsugu Asakawa


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Indian coast guard ship sachet, interceptor boats C-450 and C-451 commissioned: Rajnath Singh

Union Defence minister Rajnath Singh has commissioned the indigenously-built Indian Coast Guard(ICG) Ship(ICGS) Sachet, the 1st in the series of five offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), and Interceptor Boats(IB’s) C-450 and C-451 in Goa by video conference from New Delhi.
About ICG:
Headquarters- New Delhi, India
Director General– Krishnaswamy Natarajan
About GSL:
Headquarters– Vasco da Gama, Goa
Chairman & Managing Director– Cmde Bharat Bhushan Nagpal


MHRD develops SAMARTH an e-Governance platform to provide quality education to students

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has developed an e-Governance platform, SAMARTH Enterprises Resource Planning (ERP) under  National Mission of Education in Information and Communication Technology Scheme(NMEICT) 


IITGN develops interactive dashboard “MIR AHD Covid-19 Dashboard” to help contain COVID-19 community infection post lockdown

Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)- Gandhinagar (IITGN), Gujarat, have developed an interactive COVID-19 dashboard named “MIR AHD Covid-19 Dashboard”, that can help administrators, hospitals as well as public in planning optimised testing for the novel coronavirus and containing community infection in various post-lockdown scenarios.
About IITGN:
Director– Professor Sudhir Jain.


SPORTS

China wins 1st edition of FIDE Chess.com online Nations cup 2020; India finishes fifth

China has won the 1st edition of FIDE Chess.com online Nations Cup 2020 chess tournament took place from 5-10 May 2020, through a chess.com platform.

About FIDE (International Chess Federation):Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland
President– Arkady Dvorkovich


OBITUARY

Bengali author Sahitya Akademi winner Debesh Roy passes away at 84




Padma Bhushan awardee Professor Anisuzzaman passes away at 83




IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day of Families 2020: May 15

Theme for the year 2020: “Families in Development: Copenhagen & Beijing + 25”.

About United Nations (UN):
Headquarters– New York City, United States (US).
Secretary-General– António Guterres.



National Endangered Species Day observed on May 15, 2020

In order to raise awareness about endangered species and wildlife in India, National Endangered Species Day is celebrated every year on the 3rd Friday of May. This year the day falls on May 15, 2020.
About International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN):Headquarters– Gland, Switzerland
President– Xinsheng Zhang


STATE NEWS

Gujarat Govt launches ‘Atmanirbhar Gujarat Sahay Yojna’ to provide loans to small businessmen

In a bid to help people start a normal life which has been affected due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown , the Gujarat state government has launched a ‘Atmanirbhar Gujarat Sahay Yojna (AGSY)’ under which small businessmen and a cross- section of people falling under the lower middle-income group can take a guarantee-free loan of Rs 1 lakh from banks at a 2 % annual interest rate for a period of 3 years.
About Gujarat:
Capital– Gandhinagar
Chief minister– Vijay Rupani
Governor– Acharya Devvrat



The government of West Bengal announces two new schemes

The Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee launched two schemes ‘Sneher Porosh’ and to provide support for the migrant workers and ‘Prochesta’ to help the workers of the unorganised sector of Bengal to enable them to earn their living in the lockdown situation.
About West Bengal:
Governor- Jagdeep Dhankhar
Chief Minister- Mamata Banerjee
Capital- Kolkata


Jharkhand: Education dept with Doordarshan starts online classes for School children

In Jharkhand, the State Education Department (dept) in collaboration with Doordarshan (DD) started online classes and educational programmes to provide school education to students of the state through video and thematic lectures. The special educational lectures are designed for students from class 1 to 12 with special slots allotted for each class.
About Jharkhand:
Capital– Ranchi.
Chief Minister (CM)– Hemant Soren.
Governor– Draupadi Murmu.


Little Richard, rock’n’roll pioneer, passed away at 87

Little Richard, architect of rock ‘n’ roll , has passed away at the age of 87 years in Tullahoma, Tennessee due to bone cancer, who was a Grammy Award winner and an inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.