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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan Part-4: New Horizons of Growth detailed by Nirmala Sitharaman

The Part 4 of “Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan” (self-reliant India Movement) is consisted of structural reforms in the eight sectors of Coal, Minerals, Defence production, Civil Aviation, Power Sector, Social Infrastructure, Space and Atomic energy. The aim is to boost economic growth, and create jobs.
  • Coal Sector: Rs 50,000 cr infused for building evacuation infrastructure
  • Mineral sector: Mineral Index for different minerals to be developed
  • Defence sector: FDI to be raised from 49% to 74%
  • Civil Aviation sector
  • Power sector; Privatization of PDCs in UTs
  • Boosting Private Sector investment with Rs. 8,100 crore
  • Boosting private participation in space sectors
  • Atomic Energy Sector

Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan Part-5: Government reforms detailed by Nirmala Sitharaman

The Part 5 of “Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan” (self-reliant India Movement) is focused on seven areas viz. MNREGA, Health and Education, Business during Covid, Decriminalisation of Company Act, Ease of doing business, Policy related to Public Sector Units, State government and resources related to it.
  • Rs 40,000 crores increase in allocation for MGNREGS to provide employment boost
  • Health Reforms & Initiatives
  • Technology Driven Education with Equity post-COVID by launching PM eVIDYA
  • Enhancement of Ease of Doing business through IBC related measures
  • Decriminalisation of Companies Act defaults
  • Ease of Doing Business for Corporates
  • Public Sector Enterprise Policy for a New, Self-reliant India

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sworn-in for the 5th time

Benjamin Netanyahu has been sworn as the Israel Prime Minister (PM) for the 5th time after signing of power-sharing deal with rival-turned-partner Benny Gantz of Blue and White Party. He will now chair the post until 13 November 2021.
i.The new government, which according to the three-year coalition agreement, where Gantz was sworn in as defense minister and alternate prime minister & Netanyahu will step down after 18 months.
About Israel:Capital– Jerusalem
Currency– New shekel
President– Reuven Rivlin

Italy develops ‘iFeel-You’ bracelet for social distancing

The Genoa-based Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) has developed “i-Feel you”, an intelligent bracelet which will help users respect social distancing rules. The technology was launched at a video conference which involved the participation of Liguria governor Giovanni Toti and IIT President Giorgia Metta.
About Italy:
Capital– Rome.
President– Sergio Mattarella.
Prime Minister (PM)– Giuseppe Conte.

BANKING & FINANCE

Canara Bank launches special gold loan business vertical

Canara Bank has launched a special business vertical dedicated for gold loans to meet the financial needs of its customers as they are in need of immediate credit support to meet their emergency needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The bank has launched a gold loan campaign till 30th June, 2020 with an interest rate as low as 7.85% per annum 
About Canara Bank:
Chairman– T.N. Manoharan
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– L.V. Prabhakar

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

General Atlantic buys 1.34% stake in Jio platforms for Rs 6,598.38 crores

Reliance Industries Limited(RIL) announced  the sale of 1.34% stake in its digital services subsidiary, Jio Platforms to global Private Equity (PE) firm General Atlantic for Rs 6,598.38 crores, to accelerate consumer business and cut debt.


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

NDMA developed an online Dashboard National Migrant Information System to track migrants movements

The National Disaster Management Authority(NDMA) developed an online dashboard National Migrant Information System(NMIS) on the existing NDMA-Geographical Information System(GIS) portal to capture the information regarding movement of migrants and facilitate the smooth movement of stranded persons across states.
About NDMA:
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Chairman– Prime Minister Narendra Modi
About MHA:
Union Minister– Amit Shah(Constituency- Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat)
Minister of State– Nityanand Rai(Constituency- Ujiarpur, Bihar), Kishan Reddy(Constituency- Secunderabad, Telangana)


CSIR-CMERI develops two mobile indoor disinfection sprayers: BPDS and POMID to combat COVID-19

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research – Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CMERI) , Durgapur has developed two mobile indoor disinfection sprayer units Battery Powered Disinfectant Sprayer (BPDS) and Pneumatically Operated Mobile Indoor Disinfection (POMID) for cleaning and disinfecting pathogenic micro organism.
About CSIR-CMERI:
The CMERI is an apex R&D institute for mechanical engineering under the CSIR.
Director General CSIR- Shekhar C.Mande
Director CSIR-CMERI- Harish Hirani
Location- Durgapur

ARCI & SCTIMST jointly develops next-generation biodegradable metal implants for use in humans

The Autonomous institutes under the Department of Science & Technology(DST) namely The International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials(ARCI) and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and technology(SCTIMST) have jointly developed new generation Iron-Manganese(Fe-Mn) based alloys for biodegradable metal implants for use in humans.
About ARCI:
Headquarters– Hyderabad, Telangana
Chairperson– Dr. Anil Kakodkar
Director- Dr G. Padmanabham
About SCTIMST:
Headquarters– Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
President– Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat
Director– Dr Asha Kishore

ENVIRONMENT

Denmark researcher discovers new species of fungus ‘Troglomyces Twitteri’ on Twitter

According to the study published in the journal MycoKeys, Ana Sofia Reboleira, a biologist from the University of Copenhagen’s Natural History Museum of Denmark, has discovered a new species of a parasitic fungus ‘Troglomyces Twitteri’ by using a image of millipede circulating on social media platform Twitter.


IMPORTANT DAYS

International Museum Day 2020: May 18

Theme for the year 2020: “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion”.
About ICOM:
Headquarters– Paris, France.
President– Suay Aksoy.

World AIDS Vaccine Day celebrated on May 18, 2020



World Hypertension Day 2020, May 17

The theme of World Hypertension Day 2020 is “Measure Your Blood Pressure, Control It, Live Longer”.


World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2020: May 17

Theme for the year 2020: “Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.
About ITU:
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland.
Secretary-General– Houlin Zhao.

International Day of Living Together in Peace 2020: May 16

STATE NEWS

Madhya Pradesh launched an initiative for migrant labourers: Charan Paduka

Madhya Pradesh launched Charan Paduka campaign, first of its kind initiative for migrant labourers passing through the states in which barefoot migrants are provided with shoes and slippers. This campaign is conducted by the Police in most of the places.
About Madhya Pradesh:
Chief Minister- Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Governor- Lal Ji Tandon
DGP- Vivek Johri
Capital- Bhopal

Karnataka launches first accelerator for cyber security start-up

Karnataka’s Centre of Excellence on Cyber Security (CS-CoE) launched the first cyber security accelerator for startups in India, Hack is an Accelerator for Cyber Security in Karnataka (H.A.C.K) inaugurated on 16th May 2020 by Additional Chief Secretary in Charge of Department of IT, BT and S&T, EV Ramana Reddy.


Gujarat mandates digital payment for home delivery in Ahmedabad

Preventing the spread of Covid-19 through currency notes, Gujarat govt  has mandated digital payment for all home delivery services in the worst-hit city of Ahmedabad and also issued protocol to be followed by the delivery persons.