Top Current Affairs of the day: 13 May 2020

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  • Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan ranks among biggest in world

    11 days ago
    Government of India allocated total spending of Rs.20 lakh crore under "Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan or Self-reliant India Mission" to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. This is among the largest economic stimulus package announced by nations across the world. The allocated fund is about 10% of India's GDP in 2019-20. With this move, India would rank behind Japan, the US, Sweden, Australia, and Germany. Highlights: ♦ The relief package includes Rs.1.7 lakh crore package the... Read More


    EAM S Jaishankar participated in the virtual meeting of Foreign Ministers of SCO

    11 days ago
    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar participated in the virtual meeting of Foreign Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member countries on 13 May. The foreign ministers and diplomats from eight different countries attended the meeting. Highlights: ♦ The Meeting aimed to discuss the cooperation to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. ♦ Discussion on the global challenges, preparedness, and response to the coronavirus crisis was held.
    ♦ It focused on... Read More


    Delhi Police launched Thermal Corona Combat Headgear to enhance social distancing

    11 days ago
    Delhi Police launched Thermal Corona Combat Gear (TCCH) through which police personnel will be able to detect the temperature of a large number of people from a distance of 10-15 metres. The initiative was launched by the police in collaboration with Indian Robotics Solution (IRS).
    Highlights: ♦ The first of its kind of equipment will ensure the safety of the frontline warriors and enforce social distancing. ♦ The wearer of the headgear will be able to scan the elevated... Read More

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    Haryana to provide tap water connection to all rural households by 2022 December

    11 days ago
    Haryana state government announced that it is to provide tap water connection to all rural households by December 2022. The State has provided 1.05 lakh tap connections during 2019-20 under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM).
    Highlights: ♦ Haryana expects to be among the leading states to accomplish the ambitious target of providing a tap connection to each rural household. ♦ Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation reported there are 28.94 lakh households in Haryana, out of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    IIT-G, Duke-NUS carry out data-driven assessment of COVID-19 situation in India

    11 days ago
    Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-Guwahati) and the Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore have partnered and used data science models to analyze and predict the total number of infected people for different States in India in the next 30 days. Highlights: ♦ The researchers used the Susceptible Infectious Susceptible (SIS) models, along with the model-free daily infection-rate and analyzed factors in the exponential, the logistic model. ♦ The report is based on the... Read More


    Ministry of Tourism organized 18th webinar titled Odisha-Indias Best kept secret under Dekho Apna Desh series

    11 days ago
    The Ministry of Tourism organized the 18th Dekho Apna Desh webinar series on 12 May 2020. It was titled 'Odisha-India's Best kept secret' and took the participants on a virtual journey into Odisha.
    Highlights: ♦ The webinar gave a brief introduction to the State of Odisha and highlighting on the key selling proposition of Odisha such as its ancient civilization, famous temples with Kalinga style of architecture, long coastline endowed with beautiful beaches, arts and... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Jammu and Kashmir to provide tap water to every household by 2022 December

    11 days ago
    Jammu and Kashmir announced that it will provide a tap water connection to all rural households by December 2022 under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM). In the year 2020, the State is planning for 100% coverage of all 5,000 villages of 3 districts namely Gandharbal, Srinagar, and Raisi. Highlights: ♦ Action plan for the move was submitted to the Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation. ♦ There are 18.17 lakh households in the Union Territory (UT), out of which 5.75 lakhs are... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    爱乐透彩票Anunta won VMware 2020 Regional Partner of the Year Award

    11 days ago
    Anunta received the VMware 2020 Regional Partner of the Year Award for the Services Excellence category. Anunta was recognized for its demonstrable achievements using its skills and services capabilities, including consulting, managed, and subscription services, to help customers maximize the value received from their VMware investments.
    Highlights: ♦ Anunta was honoured under the Services Excellence category. ♦ Anunta's innovative solutions work on the next generation... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


    NDB provides USD 1 billion loan to India to fight COVID-19 pandemic

    11 days ago
    The Shanghai-based New Development Bank of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries have fully disbursed $1 billion emergency assistance loan to India to help it contain the spread of COVID-19 and reduce human, social and economic losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 'Emergency Assistance Program Loan' to India was approved by the NDB Board of Directors on 30 April. Highlihts: ♦ The move aims to mobilize resources for infrastructure and... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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    FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup in India to begin in 2021 February

    11 days ago
    The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup has been rescheduled between 17 February and 7 March 2021. The recommendations were made by the FIFA-Confederations COVID-19 Working Group, the Bureau of the FIFA Council. Highlights: ♦ FIFA announced that the tournament will keep original eligibility criteria which are the players born on or after 1 January 2003 and on or before 31 December 2005 despite the postponement.
    ♦ The U-17 Women's World Cup was originally scheduled to be... Read More
    Category: Sports


    Macpower unveils indigenous hot air seam sealing machine for PPE kits

    11 days ago
    Gujarat-based Macpower unveiled indigenous hot air seam sealing machines for PPE kits. This is India's first indigenous hot air seam sealing machine. It can be used to manufacture PPE kits at half the price of the imported ones. The machine was unveiled by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. Highlights: ♦ The device can be used to seal the seam of the personal protection equipment (PPE) kits so that viruses cannot penetrate from the small pores and infect the person. The PPE kits... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    GoI extends lockdown with economic package of Rs.20 lakh crores

    11 days ago
    Government of India announced a Rs.20 lakh crore stimulus package, equivalent to about 10% of India's Gross domestic product (GDP). It aimed at making the country self-reliant and reviving the stalled economy. Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan or Details of the plan will be unveiled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The announcement comes after the Government of India extended the lockdown from 18 May (Lockdown 4.0). The reforms announced by PM Narendra Modi include supply chain... Read More


    Study states that Indias under-5 mortality rate since 2000 dropped by 49 percent

    11 days ago
    Two scientific papers of India on child survival by the State-Level Disease Burden Initiative stated that the under-5 Mortality Rate in India has dropped by 49% since 2000. Also, there is a six-fold variation in the rate between states and an 11-fold variation between various districts. Highlights: ♦ The study highlighted that there were 1.04 million under-5 deaths in 2017, down from 2.24 million in 2000. Neonatal deaths were reduced from 1.02 million in 2000 to 0.57 million in... Read More


    Tribal Affairs Minister held video conference on Tribal livelihoods and safety

    11 days ago
    The Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda held a video conference with States/UTs on “Tribal livelihoods and safety” in New Delhi on 13 May. The conference was attended by Chief Ministers, Deputy Chief Ministers, State Ministers for Tribal Affairs, and state ministers for Forests from more than 20 states/UTs along with senior State officials.
    Highlights: ♦ The Union Minister reviewed the working of Prime Minister's Vandhan Yojana in the States. ♦ It... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    IIT-Guwahati organized Poster Making Competition under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Campaign

    11 days ago
    Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati (IIIT-Guwahati) recently organized a Poster Making Competition under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB) Campaign. The Ministry for Human Resource Development (HRD) is the nodal ministry for EBSB campaign which is run along with several other partner ministries and states. Students participated from their homes for the competition held online due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Highlights: ♦ IIITG is committed to conducting the events under... Read More


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