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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Chardham Project: BRO constructs 440-meter long tunnel below Chamba town in Uttarakhand

In a big boost to ''Char Dham'' project to connect holy towns of Gangotri, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Badrinath, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed a 440-meter-long tunnel under the Chamba town on Rishikesh-Dharasu road Highway (NH 94) in Uttarakhand even during the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.

About Border Roads Organisation (BRO):
Headquarters- New Delhi
Director General- Lt. Gen.Harpal Singh

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

US left open skies surveillance treaty due to non-compliance of Russia towards treaty


US submitted a notice of its decision to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies to the Treaty Depositories i.e. Canada and Hungary, and to all other states party to the Treaty.

It is a treaty of 34 nations while a 35th, Kyrgyzstan, has signed but not ratified it. It enables them to operate unarmed aerial surveillance flights over the entire territory of its participants.

It should be noted that India is not a part of this treaty.
About US:
Capital- Washington, D.C.
Currency- United States Dollar
President- Donald John Trump
About Russia:
Capital- Moscow
Currency- Russian Rouble
President- Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin

BANKING & FINANCE

LIC launches modified PM Vaya Vandana Yojana pension scheme

Life Insurance Corporation of India(LIC) announced the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana-PMVVY (Modified- 2020) Scheme for those over and above 60 years old. 
The sale will be available from May 26 for 3 financial years(up to March 31, 2023). 
About LIC:
Corporate Office- Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman- M R Kumar

Maruti Suzuki partners with ICICI Bank to provide retail financing schemes to customers

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) announced its partnership with ICICI Bank to offer retail financing schemes to its customers. ICICI bank offers a flexible EMI scheme allowing the customers to pay minimum EMI initially to support them in the liquidity stress during COVID-19 situation.
About Maruti Suzuki:
Chairman- R.C Bhargava
MD & CEO- Kenichi Ayukawa
Head office- New Delhi
About ICICI Bank:
MD & CEO- Sandeep Bakhshi
Formed- 1955


ECONOMY & BUSINESS

REC Ltd ties up with TajSATS to provide nutritious meals to medical staff in New Delhi



AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Indian Army Major Suman Gawani becomes the 1st Indian peacekeeper to receive UN Military Gender Advocate award 2019

Brazilian Naval Officer Commander Carla Monteiro de Castro Araujo has also been selected for the prestigious award


Dr. Rajiv Joshi won the Inventor of the year Award, NYIPLA 2020

IBM Academy of Technology member Dr. Rajiv Joshi won The New York Intellectual Property Law Association(NYIPLA) 2020 Inventor of the Year Award, to honour for his work in advancing the electronic industry and improving artificial intelligence(AI) capabilities. He received the award through an online interview.
About NYIPLA:
President- Colman B. Ragan
President-Elect- Robert M.Isackson

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Researchers of INST found a route to fabricate precisely controlled nanostructure of desired geometry and location on 2D materials

Researchers team led byDr.Kiran Hazra, of Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology (DST) found an innovative route to fabricate precisely controlled nanostructure of the required geometry and location on two dimensional(2D) materials using one-step low power laser writing process.

About INST:
Director- Amitava Patra
Location- Mohali, Punjab

Mumbai based start-up VAMS Global develops world's 1st contactless visitor management software 'VAMS SafeGuard'

VAMS (Visitor Authentication & Management Systems) Global, a Mumbai based startup offering specialized solutions for Corporates & Commercial Buildings, has developed world's 1st contactless Visitor Management Software called 'VAMS SafeGuard' that checks body temperature, scans faces with mask compliance & monitors social distancing on the premise.

About VAMS Global:
Location- Mumbai, Maharashtra
CEO- Nikhil Kothary

OBITUARY

Renowned vocalist Shyamala Bhave passes away at 76



STATE NEWS

SKIMS in Srinagar gets its first of it’s kind Infectious Disease Block facility

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Lieutenant Governor's adviser Baseer Ahmad Khan inaugurated first of it’s kind Infectious Disease Block (IDB) facility at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) at Soura in Srinagar, J&K. 

About SKIMS:
Director- Dr AG Ahangar.
DeanDr Omar Javed Shah.

Tamil Nadu starts Implementation of Solar Fence Farmland Protection Programme

The Government of Tamil Nadu started the preliminary works on implementing the Solar Fence Farmland Protection Programme, under the Central Agriculture Improvement Scheme.

About Tamilnadu Industrial Investment Corporation Ltd (TIIC):
Chairman- N. Muruganandam, 
Managing Director- Dr.M. Aarthi

‘Hunar Haat’ with the theme “Local to Global”to restart from September 2020

A flagship initiative ‘Hunar Haat’ by the Minority Affairs Ministry will make a comeback in September 2020 with a theme ‘Local to Global’, which is a platform for artisans and craftsmen from various parts of the country to showcase their art and craft and to generate employment for master craftspeople.

Voicebot ‘TIA’ on Whatsapp launched: Tata Capital 

Tata Capital, Private Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC), has launched a voicebot “TIA” on WhatsApp.The voicebot offers a range of services to its customers like opting for a new loan or getting queries resolved etc to provide seamless and interactive services on the widely used messaging platform, Whatsapp.

A song titled 'Jayatu Jayatu Bharatam - Vasudev Kutumbakkam' penned by Prasoon Joshi

A song titled 'Jayatu Jayatu Bharatam - Vasudev Kutumbakkam' was released.The song lyrics penned by  Prasoon Joshi and composed by Shankar Mahadevan, as many as 211 singers involved like legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar to increase the nation's will power and evoke the spirit of self-reliance in this difficult time(COVID-19 pandemic).