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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Indian Railways operationalised its 1st 12,000 hp electric made in India Locomotive- WAG12 manufactured by MELPL

Indian Railways(IR) operationalised its 1st 12,000 horsepower(hp) electric made in India Locomotive(loco), WAG12(with Number 60027). It is manufactured by Madhepura Electric Locomotive Pvt. Ltd.(MELPL) Factory, Bihar. India became the 6th country to produce high hp loco indigenously.

About Indian Railways:
In total there are 16 zones, each as a headquarters.
Chairman Railway Board– V. K. Yadav
Union Railway Minister– Piyush Goyal, Constituency- Rajya Sabha (Maharashtra)

Defence ministry & eGov Foundation signs MoU through video conference for Online Management of Cantonment Boards

Directorate General Defence Estates(DGDE), Ministry of Defence &  eGov Foundation has signed Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) on May 8 through video conference to implement a cloud-based platform to deliver various citizen services under the program e-Chhawani & to drive e-governance and improved citizen services across all 62 cantonment boards in the country.
About eGov Foundation:
Headquarters– Bangalore, Karnataka
CEO- Viraj Tyagi
About DGDE:
Director General– Deepa Bajwa

Labour ministry notifies EPF contribution to 10% for three months

In order to retain more money in the hands of the employer and the salary class, Ministry of Labour & Employment had decided to reduce the Employees’ provident fund (EPF) contributions to 10% from the existing 12% for three months till July 2020.

About Ministry of Labour and Employment:Headquarters– New Delhi
Minister of State (Independent Charge)- Santosh Gangwar

Nirmala Sitharaman announces several initiatives to boost education sector

Immediate set of initiatives in this direction includes:
i.PM e-VIDYA will be launched, to enable multi-mode access to education.
ii.Manodarpan initiative is launched to provide  psychosocial support to students, teachers and families for mental health and emotional wellbeing.

BANKING & FINANCE

Kotak Mahindra becomes 1st bank in India to introduce video-KYC facility for SA customers

In view of the ongoing lockdown in the country due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), Kotak Mahindra Bank has become the 1st bank in India to allow video Know your customer (KYC) facility for its customers opening savings account (SA) on Kotak 811 platform.
About Kotak Mahindra Bank:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
MD & CEO- Uday Kotak
Tagline– Lets make money simple

Flipkart ties up with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance for digital motor insurance policy

This enables consumers to purchase the motor-insurance policy using the Flipkart mobile application.

About BAGIC:
MD & CEO- Tapan Singhel
Chief Financial Officer(CFO)- Milind Choudhari
Headquarters- Pune
About Flipkart:
SVP and group CEO- Emily McNeal
Chief Operating Officer(COO)- Sriram Venkataraman

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Govinda Rajulu Chintala appointed as NABARD chairman, Shaji KV and PVS Suryakumar appointed as DMD of NABARD

The appointments committee of the union cabinet appointed Govinda Rajulu Chintala as Chairman of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). He was the successor of Harsh Kumar Bhanwala. Shaji K V and P.V.S Suryakumar have been appointed as Deputy Managing Directors (DMD) of NABARD.
About NABARD:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Chairman– Govinda Rajulu Chintala.

Indian Steel Association appoints Dilip Oommen as new president

About Indian Steel Association:
Assistant Secretary General- Arnab Kumar Hazra
Director- Ravinder Kumar Bhan


Moeketsi Majoro sworn in as Lesotho’s new prime minister

About Lesotho:Capital– Maseru
Currency– Lesotho loti


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launches ‘National Test Abhyas’ an AI-powered mobile app for mock tests for JEE Main, NEET 2020

The app is developed by National Testing Agency(NTA) to enable candidates to take mock tests for upcoming exams such as Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) main, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test exam(NEET) under the NTA’s purview.

About NTA:
Headquarters- Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Chairperson– Prof. M.S. Ananth, Former Director, IIT Madras

SPORTS

NADA provisionally suspends Savita Kumari, Ankit Shishodia for violating anti-doping rules

The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) provisionally suspended powerlifters Savita Kumari and Ankit Shisodia for violating anti-doping rules.

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

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Bee Day 2020, May 20



World Metrology Day 2020: May 2020

Theme for the year 2020: Measurements for global trade.


STATE NEWS

J&K starts an initiative ‘SUKOON’ – COVID-19 Beat the Stress

About Jammu & Kashmir:
Capital– Srinagar (summer), Jammu (winter).
Governor– Girish Chandra Murmu.

Ranchi district launches “Tatpar” programme to transport migrants


About Jharkhand:
Chief Minister- Hemant Soren
Governor- Draupadi Murmu
Capital- Ranchi

‘Mee Annapurna’ initiative launched for farmers welfare across Maharashtra

About Maharashtra:
Capital– Mumbai
Chief Minister– Uddhav Thackeray
Governor– Bhagat Singh Koshyari