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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Centre launches scheme for 100% solarisation of Konark sun temple & Konark town in Odisha

The implementation of this scheme will be done by Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA).

About The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) 

Minister of State- Raj Kumar Singh (Minister of State – Skill Development and Entrepreneurship)
Secretary- Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi
Headquarters- New Delhi


Defence Ministry approves procurement of 26 defence items from local suppliers to boost ‘Make in India’

About Defence Ministry:
Union minister– Rajnath Singh(Constituency- Lucknow,  Uttar Pradesh)
Minister of State– Shripad Yesso Naik(Constituency- North Goa, Goa)

Centre gives environmental clearance for drilling & testing of hydrocarbons in Assam’s Dibru Saikhowa Park

Oil India Ltd(OIL) informed that the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change(MoEF&CC) gave environmental clearance for extension drilling and testing of hydrocarbons at 7 locations inside Assam’s Dibru-Saikhowa National Park(NP).

About Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change(MoEF&CC)

Union Minister– Prakash Javadekar(Constituency- Maharashtra)
Minister of State– Babul Supriyo(Constituency- Asansol, West Bengal)

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India, Bangladesh sign pact to operationalise 5 more ports of call & 2 new routes

India Bangladesh signed the 2nd Addendum to the Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade in Dhaka.
About Bangladesh:
Capital– Dhaka
Currency– Bangladeshi Taka
Prime Minister– Sheikh Hasina
President– Abdul Hamid

Airtel Africa with UNICEF extends e-learning support to students

United Nations Children’s emergency Fund (UNICEF) partnered with Bharti Airtel’s Africa Arm to support the school children in the coronavirus affected areas and provide them access to remote learning and financial assistance to their families through mobile cash transfer.

About UNICEF:
The United Nations Children’s Fund formerly known as United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
President- Rabab Fatima
Secretary- Hai Kyung Jun
Headquarters- New York
About Airtel Africa:
CEO & MD- Raghunath Mandava
CFO- Jaideep Paul
Headquarters- Nairobi


BANKING & FINANCE

Franklin Templeton appoints Kotak Bank as an advisor to assist in monetising assets of 6 Wind-up Schemes

Franklin Templeton Trustee Services Pvt. Ltd. has appointed an independent advisor Kotak Mahindra Bank to work together with Franklin Templeton Asset Management (India) Pvt. Ltd (the AMC), to assist the Trustees in monetizing portfolios of the 6 schemes  that are being wound up & make payouts to the affected investors.

About Franklin Templeton
Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board– Gregory E. Johnson
President, India– Sanjay Sapre

IBM ties up with Intellect Design Arena to launch iTurmeric FinCloud platform for cloud services of banks, financial institutions

IBM (International Business Machines) ties up with the Intellect Design Arena Limited, a full spectrum banking and insurance products company, has launched iTurmeric FinCloud platform through IBM public cloud targeting financial institutions which are looking to switch to the latest tools and technologies.
About IBM:
Headquarters– Armonk, New York, United States (US).
President– Jim Whitehurst.
Chief Executive Officers (CEO)– Arvind Krishna.

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

ICRA sharply cuts India’s GDP growth forecast for FY21 at -5%

ICRA Limited ( Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency) 

About ICRA Limited:Headquarters– Gurugram, Haryana
Non-Executive chairman and independent director– Arun Duggal

Indian exports to fall by 20% during FY 21: FIEO

The Federation of Indian Export Organisations(FIEO), apex body of exporters informed that Indian exports are expected to fall by 20%  in the current fiscal, in value terms it will be  around USD 50 to 60 billion

About FIEO:
Headquarters– Niryat Bhawan, NewDelhi
President– Sharad Kumar Saraf

Bharat Biotech and Thomas Jefferson University to develop a new vaccine candidate for COVID-19

Vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech and Thomas Jefferson University of Philadelphia have signed an exclusive deal to develop a new vaccine candidate for COVID-19 at Jefferson with the support from the Department of Biotechnology

About Bharat Biotech:
Founder- Dr. Krishna M. Ella
Executive Director- Dr. V. Krishna Mohan 
Founded in- 1996
Headquarters- Hyderabad

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

Tata Power International Pte Ltd acquires 10% stake in Adjaristsqali Netherlands BV

Tata Power announced that its subsidiary Tata Power International Pte Ltd(TPIPL) has acquired a 10% stake in Adjaristsqali Netherlands BV(ABV) from the International Finance Corporation(IFC) for USD 150,000 (about Rs 1.13 crore).

About Tata Power:
Registered Office– Mumbai, Maharashtra
CEO & Managing Director– Praveer Sinha
About ABV:
Headquarters– Amsterdam, Netherlands
Chairman– Kyrre Olaf Johansen

Union HRD Minister launches IGNOU’s Online Master’s Programme in Hindi

Union HRD (Human Resource Development Minister) Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched IGNOU’S (Indira Gandhi National Open University) Online Programme for Master of Arts (MA) in Hindi, through facebook live session. 

About HRD Ministry:
Minister– Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (Constituency- Haridwar, Uttarakhand).
Minister of State– Sanjay Dhotre (Constituency- Akola, Maharashtra).

Researcher of CSIRO develops “heat resistant” coral to fight bleaching

A team of scientists of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Australia’s national science agency, the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and the University of Melbourne successfully discovered corals with increased heat tolerance which has potential to reduce the impacts of coral reef bleaching due to climatic change. The research was funded  by the CSIRO, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation (USA), AIMS and the University of Melbourne.
About CSIRO:
Chairman- David Thodey AO
Deputy Chairperson- Shirley In’t Veld
Chief Executive- Larry Marshall
Founded- 1916
Headquarters- Australia

ENVIRONMENT

Cyclone Amphan causes havoc in India and Bangladesh

About Indian Meteorological Department (IMD):
Headquarters– New Delhi
Director General- Mrutyunjay Mohapatra

BOOKS & AUTHORS

Union HRD Minister releases three handbooks prepared by CBSE on Cyber security for students, 21st Century Skills and Principals’ handbook



IMPORTANT DAYS

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2020: May 21

About UNESCO:
Headquarters– Paris, France.
Director-General– Audrey Azoulay.


International Tea Day 2020, May 21

About Tea Board of India:
Chairman- Prabhat Kamal Bezhoruah
Deputy Chairman- Arun Kumar Ray
Director (Tea Development)- S Soundararajan
Headquarters- Kolkata

National Anti Terrorism Day 2020: May 21


STATE NEWS

UP launches ‘Startup Fund’ signs MoU with SIDBI to promoted young entrepreneurs

About SIDBI:
Chairman & Managing Director(MD)- Mohammad Mustafa
Deputy Managing Director- Manoj Mittal
Founded- 2nd April 1990
Headquarters- Lucknow


Madhya Pradesh : Rural Livelihood Mission begins Didi Vehicle Service for safe delivery of rural women


About Madhya Pradesh (MP):
Capital– Bhopal.
Chief Minister (CM)– Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Governor– Lalji Tandon.

Chhattisgarh Govt rolls out Rajiv Gandhi Kisaan Nyay Yojana for farmers

Under this scheme, an amount of Rs 5700 crore will be transferred directly to their accounts in four installments to 19 lakh farmers of the state.
About Chhattisgarh:
Capital– Raipur
Governor– Anusuiya Uikey
Chief minister– Bhupesh Baghel