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Current Affairs 13 May 2020

Current Affairs May 13 2020

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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Harsh Vardhan addressed a digital conference RE-START to celebrate the National Technology DayDr Harsh Vardhan addresses a Digital Conference

The Union Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan addressed a digital conference RE-START(‘Reboot the Economy through Science, Technology and Research Translations’) to celebrate the National Technology Day….Click here to Read More
Constituency:
Harsh Vardhan– Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi

SRS Bulletin released: National infant mortality rate at 32, MP worst performer; Kerala achieved SDG targetNational infant mortality rate

i.India’s infant mortality rate (IMR) has improved very marginally from 33 per 1,000 live births in 2017 to 32 in 2018. In 2009-2018 it has declined from 50 to 32.
ii.Kerala is one of the states with an IMR in single digits at 7. It is also the only state which has now achieved the United Nations’ (UN’s) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) target for IMR reduction, set at eight for the year 2020.
iii.The death rate of India has witnessed a significant decline over the last four decades from 14.9 in 1971 to 6.2 in 2018….Click here to Read More
About Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India (ORGI)
Works under– Ministry of Home Affairs
Registrar General & Census Commissioner– Dr Vivek Joshi

Atal Pension Yojana completed 5 yrs on May 9, 2020 with 2.23 crore enrolmentAtal Pension Yojana achieves 2

i.The male to female subscription ratio of APY is 57:43.
ii.The scheme has been administered by Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA).
iii.In the financial year 2019-2020, almost 70 lacs subscribers were enrolled under the scheme….Click here to Read More
About PFRDA:
It is the statutory Authority established by an enactment of the Parliament, to regulate, promote and ensure orderly growth of the National Pension System (NPS) and pension schemes to which this Act applies.
Chairman– Supratim Bandyopadhyay

Department of Consumer Affairs partners with Safejob and Seekify to power Suraksha Store InitiativeConsumer Affairs dept partners with 2 startups to power

On 11th May 2020, The Department of Consumer Affairs partnered with two tech startups Safejob and Seekify to use the technology in the local Kirana store level to control the spread of COVID-19. The initiative of Suraksha Store is to provide safety and care about the health of the people during and after the lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic….Click here to Read More
About FSSAI:
Chairperson- Rita Teaotia
CEO- G.S.G. Ayyangar
Headquarters- New Delhi

MP becomes 1st in the country to launch ‘FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana’MP Home Minister launches countrys first ever FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana

Madhya Pradesh(MP) Home Minister Narottam Mishra launched the country’s 1st ‘First Information Report(FIR) Aapke Dwar Yojana‘(FIR at your doorstep) at the new Police Control Room, Bhopal to enable people to file FIRs from their homes instead of visiting police stations….Click here to Read More
About Madhya Pradesh:
Chief Minister(CM)– Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Governor– Lal Ji Tandon.
Some National Parks(NP)– Kanha NP, Bandhavgarh NP, Panna NP, Satpura NP, Madhav NP, Sanjay NP, Pench NP, Van Vihar  NP

Gujarat based Macpower produces India’s 1st indigenous Seam Sealing Machine for PPEsGuj CM Vijay Rupani Launches India's First PPE Kit Seam Sealing Machine

Macpower CNC Machines Ltd, a Rajkot (Gujarat) based manufacturer of CNC (Computerized Numerical Control), has made India’s 1st indigenous hot air seam sealing machine used to manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE) kits.
The make in India machine, manufactured with the guidance of doctors at Indian Medical Association (IMA), was launched by Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani….Click here to Read More
About Gujarat:
Capital
– Gandhinagar
Governor– Acharya Devvrat
National Parks (NP)- Vansda NP, Blackbuck NP, Gir Forest NP, Marine NP.

Jitendra Singh addresses Indo-Bangladesh Virtual Conference organised by ASSOCHAMJitendra Singh addresses Indo-Bangladesh Virtual Conference

Union Development of North Eastern Region(DoNER) Minister of State Independent Charge(I/C) Jitendra Singh addresses the Indo-Bangladesh ‘Virtual Conference’ organised by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India(ASSOCHAM)….Click here to Read More
About ASSOCHAM:
Corporate Office– New Delhi, India
President– Niranjan Hiranandani
Constituency of Jitendra Singh– Udhampur, Jammu & Kashmir

SC orders to set up high-powered committee headed by Secretary of MHA to restore 4G internet services in J&KSC orders setting up of high-powered committee

Supreme Court(SC) orders to set up a high-powered committee to look into the demands by petitioners who seek restoration of 4G internet services in the Union Territory(UT) Jammu and Kashmir(J&K). It is headed by the Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA)….Click here to Read More
About J&K:
Capital– Srinagar (summer), Jammu (winter).
Lieutenant Governor(LG)– Girish Chandra Murmu.

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

WHO released first “State of the World’s Nursing Report – 2020” stating a global shortfall of 5.9 mn nursesState of the World’s Nursing Report - 2020

i.Countries facing greatest shortfall of nurses are in Africa, South East Asia and the WHO Eastern Mediterranean region as well as some parts of Latin America.
ii.One in every eight nurses practices in a country other than the one where they were born or trained.
iii.The report estimates that countries experiencing shortages need to increase the total number of nurse graduates by on average 8% per yearClick here to Read More
About WHO
Director General– Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Headquarters- Geneva, Switzerland
About ICN
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland
President– Annette Kennedy

Covid-19: United Nations and partners to raise $ 6.7 billion for vulnerable nationsUN launches USD 6

In the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, the United Nations (UN) and its partner agencies have appealed to governments, companies and billionaires to donate $ 6.7 billion in funds for essentials within vulnerable countries.
i. In this campaign, special attention is being given to dealing with more vulnerable countries and combating food insecurity, gender-based violence, sexual exploitation and abuse, among others…Click here to Read More
About United Nations (UN):
Headquarters
– New York City, United States
Secretary-general– António Guterres

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Indian Tennis ace Sania Mirza becomes 1st Indian to win Fed Cup Heart award 2020 for Asia/Oceania zoneSania Mirza win Fed Cup Heart Award

Indian professional tennis player Sania Mirza (33) has created new history by becoming the 1st Indian to win Fed Cup Heart Award 2020 for Asia/Oceania zone. She decided to give a prize money of $ 2000 to the Telangana Chief Minister Relief Fund to help battle against coronavirus.
i.Sania is one of 4 winners chosen by a public vote, alongside Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia (wins Qualifiers award), Mexico’s Fernanda Contreras Gomez (Americas I zone) and Estonian Anett Kontaveit (Europe/Africa I zone).
About Fed Cup Heart Award:
It is a UK (United Kingdom) based International Tennis Federation (ITF) initiative established in 2009 to recognise players representing their countries in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas….Click here to Read More

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS         

Kumar Sangakkara set to serve second term as MCC PresidentKumar Sangakkara set to MCC president

On 9th May 2020, Former Sri Lanka Skipper Kumar Sangakkara is to serve a second term as the president of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) since the activities of the club are postponed. He is the first non-British President of the Club, he assumed office on 1st October 2019 and entered the list of people who served multiple terms….Click here to Read More
About MCC:
President- K.C. Sangakkara
Club Chairman- G.M.N Corbett
Founded- 1787
Headquarters- London, United Kingdom

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

CSIR-NAL develops BiPAP non-invasive ventilator ‘Swasth Vayu’BiPAP Non Invasive Ventilator SwasthVayu

On 11th May 2020, A team of technocrats and medical practitioners headed by Dr CM Ananda, Head Electronics Department, Dr Amarnarayan D, Chief Medical Officer – NAL, Dr Vire Sardana – Respiratory Physiologist CSIR-IGIB in the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research – National Aerospace Laboratories(CSIR-NAL), Bengaluru develops a cost-effective, easy to use, compact, non-invasive Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure(BiPAP) ventilator ‘Swasth Vayu’ in 36 days to treat the patients tested positive for COVID-19….Click here to Read More
About NABL:
Chairman- Prof. S.K. Joshi
Interim Chairperson- Dr. D.K. Aswal
CEO- N.Venkateswaran
Headquarters- Gurugram, Haryana
About CSIR-NAL:
Director General CSIR- Dr.Shekhar C. Mande
Director- Jitendra J Jadhav
Established- 1959

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launches Central University of Odisha helpline ‘Bharosa’ to help students in distressRamesh Pokhriyal Nishank launches Odisha helpline Bharosa

On May 11, 2020, Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched Central University of Odisha (CUO) Helpline “Bharosa” and its Helpline Number 08046801010 through a virtual platform in New Delhi in order to relieve the distress of student community during the troubled time of the COVID-19….Click here to Read More
About Odisha:
Capital– Bhubaneswar.
Chief Minister(CM)– Naveen Patnaik.
Governor– Ganeshi Lal.

China launches two satellites to test space-based communication technologyChina launches two satellites for IoT Project

On 12th May 2020, China launches two satellites Xingyun-2 01 and 02 into the orbit by Kuaizhou-1A(KZ-1A) carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Northwest China at 9.16am(Beijing Time), to test the space-based Internet of Things(IoT) communication technology….Click here to Read More
About CASIC:
i.In 1999 July, the China Aerospace Corporation was divided into two organizations, China Aerospace Machinery and Electronics Corporation(CAMEC) and China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation(CASC)
ii.In 2002 CAMEC renamed as China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation(CASIC)
Chairman- Gao Hongwei
Location- Haidian District, Beijing, China

SPORTS

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in India from 17 Feb 2021FIFA U-17 World Cup

On May 12, 2020, The All India Football Federation (AIFF) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) U-17 Women’s World Cup confirmed that the tournament will be held from February 17 till March 7, 2021….Click here to Read More
About FIFA:
Headquarters– Zurich, Switzerland.
Motto– For the Game. For the World.
President– Gianni Infantino.

Para-athlete Shot-putter Deepa Malik announce retirement to head PCI

para-athlete Deepa Malik Retaired newThe 1st Indian woman to earn a medal at the Paralympic Games(silver ,F53 category in the 2016 Rio Paralympics ) Shot-putter Para-athlete Deepa Malik(49-year-old) has announced retirement as per the national sports code so as to hold her post as the President of the Paralympic Committee of India(PCI)….Click here to Read More
About PCI:
Head Office– New Delhi, India
Paralympic motto– “Spirit in Motion”

French cyclist Remy Di Gregorio banned by UCI for 4 years following ‘super-EPO’ positive testRemy di Gregorio French rider banned for four years

Remy Di Gregorio, a French road bicycle racer, has been banned for 4 years by the International Cycling Union (UCI) for using a form of banned blood-boosting hormone EPO (Erythropoietin) during a long-distance trip from Paris to Nice during a doping test on March 8, 2018….Click here to Read More
About International Cycling Union (UCI):
Headquarters– Aigle, Switzerland
President– David Lappartient

OBITUARY

Comedian and Seinfeld actor Jerry Stiller passed away at 92Jerry Stiller, comedian and Seinfeld actor

On 11th May 2020, Jerry Stiller, an actor, comedian and father of Ben Stiller passed away at the age of 92 from natural causes in the United States of America(USA). He was born on June 8, 1927 in New York, United States of America….Click here to Read More

IMPORTANT DAYS

International Nurses Day 2020: May 12International Nurses Day 2020

International Nurses Day (IND) is an international event observed every year on May 12 globally to commemorate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. She was also known as ‘The Lady with the Lamp’. This year the day marks the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale.
Theme for the year 2020: Nurses: A voice to lead- Nursing the World to Health….Click here to Read More
About International Council of Nurses (ICN):
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland.
President– Annette Kennedy.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Howard Catton.

STATE NEWS

TN constitutes a 24 member high-level committee headed by ex-governor of RBI C Rangarajan to assess COVID-19 impactTamil Nadu forms panel headed by ex-RBI governor

Tamil Nadu(TN) constituted a 24 member high-level committee headed by C Rangarajan, ex-governor of Reserve Bank of India(RBI) to assess the immediate and medium-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic….Click here to Read More
About TN:
Chief Minister(CM)– Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Governor– Banwarilal Purohit
National Park(NP)– Guindy NP, Indira Gandhi NP, Mukurthi NP, Mudumalai NP, Gulf of Mannar Marine NP.

BBMP, Bengaluru launches “Pranavayu” to track oxygen levels of ILI patientsPranavayu to monitor ILI patients launched Karnataka

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bengaluru, Karnataka, has launched an initiative called “Pranavayu” as many COVID-19 patients have low oxygen levels that put them at risk of complications. This initiative helps each individual to monitor blood oxygen levels and heart rates of patients showing influenza-like illnesses (ILI) in fever clinics….Click here to Read More
About Karnataka:
Capital– Bengaluru.
Chief Minister (CM)– Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa.
Governor– Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala.

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S.no                 Current Affairs 13 May 2020
1 Harsh Vardhan addressed a digital conference RE-START to celebrate the National Technology Day
2 SRS Bulletin released: National infant mortality rate at 32, MP worst performer; Kerala achieved SDG target
3 Atal Pension Yojana completed 5 yrs on May 9, 2020 with 2.23 crore enrolment
4 Department of Consumer Affairs partners with Safejob and Seekify to power Suraksha Store Initiative
5 MP becomes 1st in the country to launch ‘FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana’
6 Gujarat based Macpower produces India’s 1st indigenous Seam Sealing Machine for PPEs
7 Jitendra Singh addresses Indo-Bangladesh Virtual Conference organised by ASSOCHAM
8 SC orders to set up high-powered committee headed by Secretary of MHA to restore 4G internet services in J&K
9 WHO released first “State of the World’s Nursing Report – 2020” stating a global shortfall of 5.9 mn nurses
10 Covid-19: United Nations and partners to raise $ 6.7 billion for vulnerable nations
11 Indian Tennis ace Sania Mirza becomes 1st Indian to win Fed Cup Heart award 2020 for Asia/Oceania zone
12 Kumar Sangakkara set to serve second term as MCC President
13 CSIR-NAL develops BiPAP non-invasive ventilator ‘Swasth Vayu’
14 Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launches Central University of Odisha helpline ‘Bharosa’ to help students in distress
15 China launches two satellites to test space based communication technology
16 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in India from 17 Feb 2021
17 Para-athlete Shot-putter Deepa Malik announce retirement to head PCI
18 French cyclist Remy Di Gregorio banned by UCI for 4 years following ‘super-EPO’ positive test
19 Comedian and Seinfeld actor Jerry Stiller passed away at 92
20 International Nurses Day 2020: May 12
21 TN constitutes a 24 member high-level committee headed by ex-governor of RBI C Rangarajan to assess COVID-19 impact
22 BBMP, Bengaluru launches “Pranavayu” to track oxygen levels of ILI patients

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