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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Former Supreme Court Justice A K Sikri inaugurates Indian Dispute Resolution Centre

Former Supreme Court Justice A K Sikri, International Judge, Singapore International Commercial Court inaugurates Indian Dispute Resolution Centre(IDRC), first of its kind Institutional Alternative Dispute Resolution(ADR) Centre to provide Offline and e-ADR facility through e-Arbitration, e-Mediation and e-Conciliation software portal.
About IDRC:
Chairperson- Mehar S Rathi
Secretary General- Mona Marwah
Director/Head of Operations- Riya Rathi
Head Office- New Delhi

First Meeting of XVFC’s Committee on Fiscal Consolidation Roadmap held through VC; GDP growth remains -6% to 1% for FY21

The committee headed by Nand Kishore (NK) Singh has recommended the judgement of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on monetisation of fiscal deficit, as RBI is government’s principal debt manager.


Uttarakhand becomes the 1st state to release report on conservation of endemic, threatened floras


About Uttarakhand
Capital– Dehradun(winter capital), Gairsain(summer capital)
Chief Minister– Trivendra Singh Rawat
Governor– Baby Rani Maurya



INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India sets up military war game centre called ‘INDIA’ for Ugandan Defence forces in Jinja

The Indian Association Uganda (IAU) and Indian Military Advisory and Training Team for Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) have jointly set up military war game centre called ‘INDIA’ at the Uganda Senior Command and Staff College in Kimaka in Jinja District of Uganda with a cost of over 1 billion Ugandan shillings or $2,65,000.
The centre was inaugurated by the Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
About Uganda:Capital– Kampala
Currency– Ugandan shilling


India’s crude steel output slips 65.2% to 3.13 MT in Apr: Worldsteel April 2020 report

The report included 64 steel production nations reporting to the worldsteel.

On global front, steel output also declined by 13% to 137.09 MT as compared with 157.67 MT in April 2019.
About World Steel Association:
Headquarters– Brussels, Belgium
Director General– Dr Edwin Basson


WHO and IOC team up to improve health through sport amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have teamed up to fight the battle against Covid-19 and have signed an agreement to work together to promote health through sport and physical activity.
About WHO:
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland.
Director-General– Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Fintech startup Zaggle ties up with Visa to launch innovative payments solutions for SMEs & startups

Fintech startup Zaggle informed that it has partnered with payments technology major Visa to launch innovative payment solutions for Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs) and startups

About Zaggle:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Founder & Chairman– Raj N Phani
Managing Director & CEO– Avinash Godkhindi
About Visa:
Headquarters- Foster City, California
Chairman and CEO- Alfred F. Kelly, Jr.


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

US Navy successfully tests 1st solid state laser weapon system to destroy aircraft mid-flight

i.USS Portland (LPD-27) of the United States (US) Navy successfully destroyed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a solid-state laser, “Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD)” from Pacific.
ii.Lasers, also known as, directed energy weapons (DEW), are effective defenses against drones or armed small boats.
iii.LWSD was developed by Northrop Grumman.

About Northrop Grumman:
Headquarters– Virginia, United States
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President– Kathy J. Warden


DRDO’s RCI develops ‘AINA’ AI-based Attendance Application

The Research Centre Imarat (RCI), DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organization) laboratory, Hyderabad, Telangana, developed an AI (Artificial Intelligence)-based Attendance application (AINA) which allows non-contact based personnel verification, using facial features of the person in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
About RCI:
Director– BHVS Narayana Murthy.

Indian Navy made breathable PPE kit “NavRakshak”

Indian Navy made “NavRakshak” PPE kit made with innovative breathable fabric material, to provide comfort to healthcare workers working against COVID-19 pandemic wearing multi-layered coverall PPE treating patients in the hot and humid condition for more than 12 hours.


OBITUARY

Hockey Icon Padma Shri Balbir Singh Sr passed away at 96

About Hockey India:
President- Mushtaque Ahmad
Secretary General- Rajinder Singh
Formed- May 20, 2009
Headquarters- New Delhi

Former Inter coach Gigi Simoni passed away at 81

Former Inter head coach Gigi Simoni, who led a Ronaldo-inspired team to UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Cup glory in 1998, passed away at the age of 81 in Pisa, Italy.

About Italy:
Capital– Rome.
President– Sergio Mattarella.
Prime Minister (PM)– Giuseppe Conte.


IMPORTANT DAYS

World Thyroid Day 2020, May 25



International Missing Children’s Day 2020: May 25


STATE NEWS

Mizoram becomes the 1st state to give industry status to sports 

Mizoram sports minister Robert Romawia Royte informed that the state cabinet has cleared the proposal of the Sports and Youth Service department to grant sports an industry status to boost the sports sector & generate employment among others. It becomes the 1st state to do so.

About Mizoram:
Capital– Aizawl
Governor– Kummanam Rajasekharan

India Post & Bihar’s Horticulture dept. partnered to supply ”Shahi Litchi” &  “Zardalu Mango” to the people at doorstep

The Department of Posts, Government of India and Department of Horticulture, Government of Bihar has partnered to supply ”Shahi Litchi” of Muzaffarpur &  “Zardalu Mango” of Bhagalpur at the doorstep of people.

About Bihar:
Capital– Patna
Chief Minister– Nitish Kumar
Governor– Phagu Chauhan

UP govt to create migration commission to provide employment to migrant workers

The state government of Uttar Pradesh (UP) has decided to set up a ‘Migration Commission’ to provide employment and social security to over 23 lakh migrant workers in the state.

About Uttar Pradesh (UP):Capital– Lucknow
Governor– Anandiben Patel

MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to inaugurate ‘Everybody will get employment’ scheme through video conferencing

Madhya Pradesh(MP) Chief Minister(CM) Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate the ‘Everybody will get employment’(Sabko Milega Rozgar) scheme through video conferencing. Under this scheme, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005(MNREGA) job cards will be distributed to the labourers.
About MP:
Capital– Bhopal
Governor– Lal Ji Tandon

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to resign from SoftBank’s Board