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Current Affairs May 20 2020

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Top 15 Current Affairs of 20 May 2020

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Government implements Shekatkar Committee’s recommendations to create border infrastructureGovernment implements Shekatkar Committee

Government has accepted and implemented 3 important recommendations of the Committee of Experts(CoE) under the Chairmanship of Lieutenant General D B Shekatkar (Retd) relating to border Infrastructure so as to speed up road construction, which leads to socio-economic development in the border areas.
About Shekatkar Committee:
The Shekatkar Committee was set up by former defence minister Manohar Parrikar in 2016 to improve combat capability & rebalance defence expenditure of the Armed forces for better teeth-to-tail ratio. The Committee submitted its report in December 2016.
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6 Cities rated 5 Star, 65 Cities rated 3 Star and 70 Cities rated 1 Star for garbage free cities: MOHUAMOHUA announces results of Star rating of garbage free cities

Ministry Of Housing and Urban Affairs(MOHUA) announced the results of the Star Rating of Garbage Free Cities, for the assessment year 2019-2020, where 6 Cities were rated 5 Star, 65 Cities rated 3 Star and 70 Cities rated 1 Star out of 141 cities & also launched the revised protocol for the Star Rating of Garbage Free Cities.
About MOHUA:
The Information on urban scenario, organizations, policies, Lists of attached offices, Statutory & Autonomous Bodies, Public Sector Undertakings and Joint Ventures are also available in the website.
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India Provides 2 million USD to support UN agency working for Palestinian refugeesIndia provides USD 2 mn aid to UN agency

On 19th May 2020 India provides 2 million USD (Rs 15 crore) to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to support the Palestinian refugees for its programmes and services like education and healthcare in the COVID-19 situation.
About UNRWA:
Commissioner General- Philippe Lazzarini (Under Secretary General of United Nations)
Members of Advisory Commission- Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.
Headquarters- Amman and Gaza
Created in- December 1949
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Army proposes 3-year stint for civilians under “Three-Year Short Service” SchemeArmy proposes 3-year stint for civilians

i.If this proposal gets approved, it will be a voluntary engagement and will not affect the current selection criteria.
ii.Initially, 100 officers and 1,000 men are being considered for recruitment.
iii.The proposal suggests several measures to incentivize this scheme like a tax-free income for 3 years.
About Indian Army:
Chief of Army Staff (COAS)– Manoj Mukund Naravane
Headquarters– New Delhi
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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Nepal approves new political map including India’s Kalapani, Lipulekh as its territoryNepal approves new map

On May 19, 2020, Amidst the border dispute with India, Nepal’s cabinet has accepted a new political map showing Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura under its territory.
i.India and Nepal are at a dispute after the Indian side released its new political map on 2 November 2019, which covers above three areas in Indian territory.
About Nepal:
Capital– Kathmandu
Currency– Nepalese rupee
President– Bidhya Devi Bhandari
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BANKING & FINANCE

NABARD extends Rs 20,500 crores special liquidity facility to co-op banks & RRBsNabard extends ₹20,500-cr special liquidity facility

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development(NABARD) has informed that it has extended Rs 20,500 crores special liquidity facility to co-operative banks(co-op– Rs 15,200 crores) and Regional Rural Banks(RRB’s– Rs 5,300 crores) in various States.
About NABARD:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman– Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
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ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Indian economy to contract by 5% in FY21: Goldman Sachs

Indian economy to contract 5%American brokerage Goldman Sachs expects the Indian economy to contract by 5% in FY21,  which will be the deepest compared to all recessions India has ever experienced since 1979. It is against its earlier forecast of 0.4% contraction before revising it down to a level it shares with Japanese brokerage Nomura.
About Goldman Sachs:
Headquarters– New York, United States
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– David M. Solomon
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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar wins 2019 Alexander Dalrymple Award from UK Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar wins 2019 Alexander Dalrymple Award

On 18th May 2020, The National Hydrographer to the Government of India, Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar is honored with the 2019 Alexander Dalrymple Award. The award was first presented in 2006 by the UK Ministry of Defence sponsored UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) named after the first Hydrographer of the Admiralty, Alexander Dalrymple.
About IHO:
Secretary-General- Dr. Mathias Jonas (Germany)
Director- Abri Kampfer (South Africa) & Mustafa Iptes (Turkey)
Established- 1921
Secretariat- Monaco 
About UKHO:
Non-Executive Chair- Adam Singer
Chief Executive- Tim Lowe CBE
Deputy Chief Executive- RAdm Peter Sparkes (National Hydrographer)
Headquarters- Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom
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ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

Accenture acquires startup Byte Prophecy to deliver AI solutions to enterprisesAccenture acquires Byte Prophecy

On May 18, 2020, Accenture plc (stylised as Accenture), an Irish-domiciled multinational professional services company, has acquired Ahmedabad (Gujarat)-based AI (Artificial Intelligence) startup Byte Prophecy for an undisclosed sum.
i.The deal will deepen existing consulting and technology capabilities that help provide enterprise-scale AI and digital analytics solutions across the region.
About Accenture:
Headquarters
– Dublin, Ireland
CEO– Julie Sweet
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

SCR develops robot “Rail-BOT (R-BOT)” to assist railway doctorsSCR develops robot Rail-BOT

On May 17, 2020, South Central Railway (SCR) zone developed a robotic device, “RAIL-BOT” (R-BOT) to assist in hospital management functions towards patient care in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak.The robot provide medicines, medical accessories & to serve food to the patients, without any need for physical contact. This will enable doctors, nurses and other support medical staff to stay away from the risk of contracting infections.
About South Central Railway (SCR):
Headquarters– Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad.
General-Manager (GM)– Gajanan Mallya.
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ENVIRONMENT

Zoological Survey of India lists 20 species of amphibians as critically endangered and 35 as endangeredZSI lists 20 species of amphibians

On 17th May 2020, The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) updated the checklist of Indian amphibians, a list of 20 species as critically endangered and 35 species as endangered on its website compiled by research scientists, K P Dinesh from ZSI’s western regional centre at Pune, C Radhakrishnan from Calicut, B H Chennakeshavamurthy from ZSI, Calicut, P Deepak from Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru and Nirmal Kulkarni from the Mhadei Research Centre, Goa.
About ZSI:
Director- Dr. Kailash Chandra
Established in- 1916
Headquarters- New Alipore, Kolkata
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SPORTS

COVID-19 impact: ICC cricket committee led by Anil Kumble recommends ban on use of saliva to shine ballICC committee recommends ban on saliva due to pandemic

On May 18, 2020, The International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket Committee, chaired by former Indian cricketer & commentator, Anil Kumble has recommended a ban on the use of saliva to make the ball shine due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. However, the committee considered ball-shining as safe from the use of sweat.
i.The committee also recommended that two non-neutral umpires (both from the host nation) should be appointed for a short period of time.
About International Cricket Council (ICC):
Headquarters
– Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Chairman– Shashank Manohar.
CEO (Chief Executive Officer)- Manu Sawhney.
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OBITUARY

Dadasaheb Phalke Awardee and Veteran Marathi writer, playwright Ratnakar Matkari passed away at 81playwright Ratnakar Matkari dead

On 17th May 2020, Veteran Marathi writer, playwright, actor, director and Producer Ratnakar Matkari passed away at 81 in a hospital at suburban Marol, Mumbai. Last week he was tested positive to coronavirus. He was born on 17th November 1938 in Mumbai, India.
About Maharashtra:
Governor- Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Chief Minister(CM)- Uddhav Thackeray
Capital- Mumbai
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STATE NEWS

J&K promotes e-learning under Samagra Shiksha programmeJ&K promotes e-learning under Samagra Shiksha programme

In Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), the Union Territory (UT) administration has initiated a slew of measures under “Samagra Shiksha programme” to facilitate students with complete access to education through technological interventions and other viable means in wake of COVID-19 lockdown.
About Jammu and Kashmir:
Capital- Srinagar (summer), Jammu (Winter).
Governor- Girish Chandra Murmu.
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Punjab govt promulgates ‘Punjab Good Conduct Prisoners Amendment Ordinance, 2020’Punjab Good Conduct Prisoners Amendment Ordinance, 2020

On May 17, 2020, Punjab government (govt) promulgated ‘The Punjab Good Conduct Prisoners (Temporary Release) Amendment Ordinance, 2020’. As per new provisions, the temporary release of the prisoners has been allowed beyond the maximum period of 16 weeks in a calendar year.
About Punjab:
Capital– Chandigarh.
Chief Minister (CM)– Captain Amarinder Singh.
Governor– Vijayender Pal Singh Badnore.
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UP presents largest ever Rs 5.12 lakh crores budget in state assemblyUP govt presents Rs 5

Finance Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna presented the Uttar Pradesh(UP) government’s largest ever budget of Rs 5,12,860.72 crores for FY 2020-21 which estimates  total receipts of 5,00,558 crores(Rs 4,22,567 crores- revenue and Rs 77,990 crores-capital receipts) & a deficit of Rs 12,302 crores.
About UP:
Capital– Lucknow
Governor– Anandiben Mafatbhai Patel
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AC GAZE

Jaipur based company ‘Club First’ develops India’s first service robots “Sona 1.5 and Sona .5”

Jaipur-based company  ‘Club First’ has developed India’s first service robots named as  “Sona 1.5 and Sona .5” to help health workers in conducting a thermal screening of the people amid COVID-19 crisis. The robot which is 95 per cent made in India is the first in the world to be based on spine technology.

Actor Sai Gundewar passed away at 42

Actor Sai Gundekar passed away at the age of 42 years due to brain cancer in the United States(U.S), who was known for his appearances in shows like Survivor and Splitsvilla, as well as acting in films PK and Rock On!.

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S.no                      Current Affairs 20 May 2020
1 Government implements Shekatkar Committee’s recommendations to create border infrastructure
2 6 Cities rated 5 Star, 65 Cities rated 3 Star and 70 Cities rated 1 Star for garbage free cities: MOHUA
3 India Provides 2 million USD to support UN agency working for Palestinian refugees
4 Army proposes 3-year stint for civilians under “Three-Year Short Service” Scheme
5 Nepal approves new political map including India’s Kalapani, Lipulekh as its territory
6 NABARD extends Rs 20,500 crores special liquidity facility to co-op banks & RRBs
7 Indian economy to contract 5% in FY21: Goldman Sachs
8 Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar wins 2019 Alexander Dalrymple Award from UK
9 Accenture acquires startup Byte Prophecy to deliver AI solutions to enterprises
10 SCR develops robot “Rail-BOT (R-BOT)” to assist railway doctors
11 Zoological Survey of India lists 20 species of amphibians as critically endangered and 35 as endangered
12 COVID-19 impact: ICC cricket committee led by Anil kumble recommends ban on use of saliva to shine ball
13 Veteran Marathi writer, playwright Ratnakar Matkari passed away at 81
14 J&K promotes e-learning under Samagra Shiksha programme
15 Punjab govt promulgates ‘Punjab Good Conduct Prisoners Amendment Ordinance, 2020’
16 UP presents largest ever Rs 5.12 lakh crores budget in state assembly
17 Jaipur based company ‘Club First’ develops India’s first service robots “Sona 1.5 and Sona .5”
18 Actor Sai Gundewar passed away at 42

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