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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

India launched Mission Sagar to assist 5 island nations Indian Ocean amid COVID-19India launches Mission Sagar

i.Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kesari departed for Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar and Comoros, to provide Food items, COVID related Medicines including Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) Tablets and Special Ayurvedic Medicines with Medical Assistance Teams.
ii.This mission is launched in coordination with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), and other agencies of the Government of India.
About MoD:
Union Minister– Rajnath Singh
Minister of State (MoS)– Shripad Yesso Naik
Departments– 5; Department of Defence (DOD), Department of Defence Production (DDP), Department of Ex Servicemen Welfare (DESW), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), and Department of Military Affairs (DMA)
About MEA:
Union Minister– Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
Minister of State (MoS)– VellamvellyMuraleedharan
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Ministry of petroleum and natural gas sets up 6 member panel to review production sharing contractsCentre sets up six-member panel production sharing contracts

The ministry of petroleum and natural gas has set up a 6 member panel to review the existing Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) due to the fall in crude oil prices and the COVID-19 lockdown….Click here to Read More
About ONGC:
Head of Co-ordination– New Delhi, India
Chairman & Managing Director(CMD)– Shashi Shanker

National Gallery of Modern Art launches a virtual program ‘NGMA Ke Sangrah Se’ to showcase artworksNational Gallery of Modern Art presented the virtual program NGMA KE SANGRAH SE

National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) New Delhi, has launched a virtual program called  “NGMA KE SANGRAH SE” to showcase an iconic and rare collection of artifacts from its repository.
The event is based on various weekly/ daily themes & for the current week, the theme is ‘Artist by Artists’ and dedicated it to Poet Rabindranath Tagore, whose 159th birth anniversary was celebrated  on 7th May 2020….Click here to Read More
About National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA):
DG (director general)
– Shri Adwaita Charan Garnayak
It works under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India (GoI).

ICMR ties-up with India Post for lab delivery of Covid-19 testing kitsIndia Post partners ICMR for delivery of COVID-19 testing kits

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has entered in to the partnership with India Post to deliver coronavirus (COVID-19) test kits from its 16 regional depots to the 200 additional labs set by ICMR in the country.
i.Under this initiative, the ICMR has set a target of taking 1 lakh tests every day….Click here to Read More
About Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR):
Headquarters
– New Delhi
Secretary & Director General– Dr. Balram Bhargava
About India Post:
Headquarters
– New Delhi
Parent Ministry– Ministry of Communications

TRIFED under AOL signed a MoU to promote the tribal enterprisesTRIFED, AOL ink MoU to promote tribal enterprises

On 8th May 2020, Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India(TRIFED) under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Art of Living(AOL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)to collaborate in programmes of each organisation to promote the tribal enterprises….Click here to Read More
About Ministry of Tribal Affairs:
Minister of Tribal affairs– ArjunMunda
Minister of State– Renuka Singh Saruta
Set up in– 1999
Headquarters– New Delhi
About AOL:
Founder– H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Founded– 1981
Headquarters– Bangalore, Karnataka

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

17 laureates conferred with DW Freedom of Speech Award 2020; Journalist Siddharth Varadarajan from India among themJournalist Siddharth Varadarajan Deutsche Welle Freedom of Speech Award

i.On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day 2020, i.e. on May 3, 2020, 17 journalists from 14 countries have been named for Deutsche Welle Freedom of Speech Award 2020 who have disappeared or been arrested or threatened because of their reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic….Click here to Read More

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS       

Narinder Batra to remain as FIH President until May 2021Narinder Batra's Term As FIH President

The International Hockey Federation(FIH) announced that it has extended the terms of its president Narinder Dhruv Batra & the Executive Board(EB) members which is due to end in October 2020 has been extended until the 47th FIH Congress in May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic….Click here to Read More
About FIH:
Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland
President– Narinder Dhruv Batra
Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Thierry Weil

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

ICMR-NIV develops 1st indigenous antibody detection kit “COVID KAVACH ELISA” for COVID-19National Institute of Virology develops first indigenous antibody detection kit

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan informed that Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR)-National Institute of Virology(NIV) has developed the 1st indigenous anti-Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2(SARS-CoV-2) human Immunoglobulin G(IgG) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test kit, “COVID KAVACH ELISA” for antibody detection of COVID-19….Click here to Read More
About NIV:
Headquarters– Pune, Maharashtra
Director– Priya Abraham
About Zydus Cadila:
Headquarters– Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Chairman– Pankaj R. Patel

Parakh: DRDO- DFRL’s mobile microbial containment lab handed over to MMCRIDRFL Mobile COVID-19 testing lab, named ‘PARAKH’

On May 11, 2020, Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL), an Indian defence laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has handed over an innovative, state of the art Mobile Microbial Containment (BSL-3) Laboratory ‘PARAKH’ to the Mysuru Medical College and Research Institute (MMCRI) to test samples of coronavirus (Covid-19).
i.It is a fully autonomous containment lab, developed within record time of 2 weeks by ministry of Defense in collaboration with ESIC Medical College & Hospital, Sanathnagar (Hyderabad)….Click here to Read More
About Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL):
Headquarters
– Mysuru,  Karnataka
Director– Anil Dutt Semwal
About Mysuru Medical College and Research Institute (MMCRI):
Location– Mysore, Karnataka
Director and Dean– C.P. Nanjaraj.

DRDO lab develops DRUVS, an automated UV systems to sanitise electronic gadgets, papers & currency notesDRDO lab develops contactless UV system

On May 10, 2020, Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad based Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) premier lab, developed an automated contactless Ultraviolet C (UVC) sanitisation cabinet called Defence Research Ultraviolet Sanitiser (DRUVS). It has been designed to sanitise mobile phones, iPads, laptops, currency notes, cheque leafs, challans, passbooks, paper, envelopes, etc….Click here to Read More
About DRDO:
Headquarters– DRDO Bhavan, New Delhi.
Minister– Shri Rajnath Singh.
Chairman– Dr G. Satheesh Reddy.

ICMR ties up with BBIL to develop the 1st fully indigenous COVID-19 vaccineICMR, Bharat Biotech tie up for Indian COVID-19 vaccine

Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) announced its tie-up with Bharat Biotech International Ltd(BBIL) to develop the 1st fully indigenous COVID-19 vaccine by using the virus strain isolated at the National Institute of Virology(NIV), Pune. The strain has been successfully transferred from NIV to BBIL….Click here to Read More
About BBIL:
Founder & Chairman– Krishna M. Ella
Registered office– Hyderabad, Telangana

CSIR approves project to develop ‘hmAbs’ that can neutralize SARS-CoV-2 in patients; BBIL to leadCSIR approves project to develop 'hmAbs'

i.The project will be implemented through a collaboration of National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) Pune; Indian Institute of Technology(IIT),Indore;PredOmixTechnologies Ltd,Gurugram;and Bharat Biotech International Ltd (BBIL),Hyderabad. It will be led by BBIL.
ii.Monoclonal antibody therapy is a form of immunotherapy designed to produce immunity to a disease or to enhance resistance by the immune system….Click here to Read More
About CSIR:
Works under– Ministry of Science & Technology
Director General– Dr. Shekhar C. Mande
About BBIL:
Found & Chairman and Managing Director (CMD)– Dr. Krishna M. Ella
Headquarter– Hyderabad, Telangana

ENVIRONMENT

Indian Scientists discover 3 new species of fishes under genus ‘Dawkinsia’ in western ghatsnew species of fishes found in Western Ghats

According to the published in the international journal Vertebrate Zoology, Scientists from the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS),the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune (Maharashtra), have jointly discovered a three new fish species under the genus ‘Dawkinsia’ namely Dawkinsia apsara, Dawkinsia austellus, Dawkinsia crassa….Click here to Read More

SPORTS

SAI forms 6-member panel headed by Rohit Bharadwaj to prepare SOP for phased resumption of training after COVID-19 lockdown

SAI forms 6-member panel

On May 10, 2020, The Sports Authority of India (SAI) headed by SAI secretary Rohit Bharadwaj, formed a six-member committee to prepare a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for phased resumption of training across sporting disciplines at all the centers once the coronavirus-forced national lockdown is lifted….Click here to Read More
About SAI:
Headquarters– New Delhi.
Director-General– Sandip Pradhan.

OBITUARY

Famous historian Hari Shankar Vasudevan passed away at 68Eminent historian Hari Shankar Vasudevan dies at 68

On 10th May 2020, Eminent Historian Hari Shankar Vasudevan passed away at the age of 68 in a private hospital at Kolkata after testing positive for novel coronavirus on May 6th 2020….Click here to Read More
About Calcutta University:
Chancellor– JagdeepDhankhar
Vice-Chancellor– SonaliChakravarti Banerjee
Founded in– 24th January 1857
Location– Kolkata, West Bengal

BOOKS & AUTHORS

Vadhan authors a new book titled “Fear of God” deals with corruption, vigilantism & lawVadhan's new book Fear of God deals

On May 9, 2020, Bomma Devara Sai Chandravadhan writes under the Pen Name, Vadhan, has authored his third book titled “Fear of God”. The book was published by TreeShade publications. The Book was released by author and Producer Anirban Bhattacharya. The story weaves law, corruption, vigilantism and courtroom drama to follow the three central characters who are looking to achieve the same thing but through different means….Click here to Read More

IMPORTANT DAYS

National technology day 2020, May 11National Technology Day

On May 11 2020, India celebrated National Technology Day to commemorate the success of the Shakti-I nuclear missile tested in Indian Army’s Pokhran test range, Rajasthan on May 11, 1998 headed by Late President Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalamand also to commemorate the flight of the first indigenous aircraft Hansa-3 developed by the National aerospace laboratories. This day has been named by the former Prime Minister AtalBihariBajpayee and celebrated since 1999. This year’s focus is “Rebooting the economy through science and technology….Click here to Read More
About DRDO:
Chairman– G. Satheesh Reddy
Formed in– 1958
Headquarters– New Delhi

STATE NEWS

Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio presented Rs. 21049.87 crore state budget for FY 20-21Nagaland Assembly passes budget New

i.The state’s total Receipt Budget for the year 2020-21 was estimated at Rs 20826.02 crore.
ii.The negative opening balance of Rs 2234.85 crore, FY21 is estimated to close with a negative balance of Rs 2358.81 Crore.
iii.To enhance efficiency and transparency to increase the revenue, the govt proposed new taxes….Click here to Read More
About Nagaland:
Capital– Kohima
State Bird– Blyth’s tragopan
State Flower– Rhododendron arboretum

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S.no                Current Affairs 12 May 2020
1 India launched Mission Sagar to assist 5 island nations Indian Oceanamid COVID-19
2 6 member panel to set up to review production sharing contracts: Centre
3 National Gallery of Modern Art launches a virtual program ‘NGMA Ke Sangrah Se’ to showcase artworks
4 ICMR ties-up with India Post for lab delivery of Covid-19 testing kits
5 TRIFED under AOL signed a MoU to promote the tribal enterprises
6  17 laureates conferred with DW Freedom of Speech Award 2020; Journalist Siddharth Varadarajan from India among them
7 Narinder Batra to remain as FIH President until May 2021
8 ICMR-NIV develops 1st indigenous antibody detection kit “COVID KAVACH ELISA” for COVID-19
9 Parakh: DRDO- DFRL’s mobile microbial containment lab handed over to MMCRI
10 DRDO lab develops DRUVS, an automated UV systems to sanitise electronic gadgets, papers & currency notes
11 ICMR ties up with BBIL to develop the 1st fully indigenous COVID-19 vaccine
12 CSIR approves project to develop ‘hmAbs’ that can neutralize SARS-CoV-2 in patients; BBIL to lead
13 Indian Scientists discover 3 new species of fishes under genus ‘Dawkinsia’ in western ghats
14 COVID-19: SAI forms 6-member panel to prepare SOP for phased resumption of training after lockdown
15 Famous historian Hari Shankar Vasudevan passed away at 68
16 Vadhan authors a new book titled “Fear of God” deals with corruption, vigilantism & law
17 National technology day 2020, May 11
18 Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio presented Rs. 21049.87 crore state budget for FY 20-21

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