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20th May 2020 Current Affairs in English

National Headlines

Madhya Pradesh launches Charan Paduka campaign for migrant labourers

Madhya Pradesh has launched a new campaign named as “Charan Paduka” for the migrant labourers moving through the state. Under this campaign, shoes and slippers will be offered to those labourers going barefoot in order to reduce their pain. This operation is being managed by the police at most of the places in the state, starting from the Rau Police Station of Indore.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan; Governor: Lal Ji Tandon.

Banikng Headlines

 Kotak Mahindra Bank becomes 1st bank in India to allow video KYC

Kotak Mahindra Bank becomes 1st bank in India to allow video Know your customer (KYC) facility for customers opening savings accounts on Kotak 811 – the banks digital banking platform. The action is presently being started on a pilot basis for savings accounts, Kotak Mahindra. With Video KYC (Know your Customer), verification of documents, signature are completed via a video call with a representative from the bank without any physical interface.

USeful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Kotak Mahindra Bank Establishment: 2003.
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer: Uday Kotak.
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank Tagline: Lets make money simple.

Canara Bank starts gold loan business vertical

Canara Bank has started a special business vertical dedicated to gold loans. The bank has launched a gold loan campaign till 30th June 2020 with an interest rate as low as 7.85% per annum.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Canara Bank Headquarters: Bangalore, Karnataka.
  • Canara Bank Chairman: T.N. Manoharan.
  • Canara Bank MD and CEO: L.V. Prabhakar.

Defence Headlines

7th LCU Ship ‘INLCU L57’ commissioned into Indian Navy

The warship which is built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) the Landing Craft Utility Ship ‘INLCU L57’ commissioned into Indian Navy in Port Blair.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh.

Appointment Headlines

Rajesh Goel becomes new DG of NAREDCO

Rajesh Goel appointed as new director-general (DG) of the Realtors body National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO). Earlier to this, he was serving as the chairman and managing director, Hindustan Prefab Ltd. He has an experience of 37 years in leading PSUs under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • National Real Estate Development Council Established: 1998.
  • National Real Estate Development Council Headquarters: New Delhi.

Summits and Conferences

73rd session of World Health Assembly held via video conferencing

The 73rd session of the World Health Assembly was held via video conferencing due to the coronavirus outbreak. The 73rd session of the assembly featured the support of the organisations from all WHO Member States and focused on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has represented India.


Sports Headlines

ICC cricket committee set to ban the use of saliva to shine ball

ICC Cricket Committee has advised preventing on the use of saliva to shine the ball. The practice meant for swing bowling is now primarily held as health risk due to the threats of COVID-19 and protect the safety of players and match officials. This committee is chaired by Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble.

Bundesliga becomes 1st major sports event to resume post-COVID-19 lockdown

The Bundesliga football league of Germany becomes the world’s first sports to proceed after COVID-19 lockdown. According to the report, there will be no people there except the players.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • The Bundesliga is the primary football league in Germany.
  • The game was begun in 1963.

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