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24 May 2020 Current Affairs in English

National Headlines

Defence Ministry approves acquisition of 26 defence items from local suppliers

To boost ‘Make in India’, the Department of Defence Production (DDP), Ministry of Defence in an effort to further support acquisition from local suppliers, has given permission to 26 defence items out of 127 already notified clause 3(a) of the Public Procurement ( Preference to Make in India) order 2017.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Defense Minister: Rajnath Singh
  • Minister Of State: Shripad Yesso Naik

CBSE handbooks on Cybersecurity for Students launched by HRD

Minister of Human Resource Development, Mr Ramesh Nishank has published three handbooks name: ‘Cyber safety – A handbook for students’; ‘In pursuit of Excellence’ and ‘21st Century skills’, by the CBSE based on the actions taken by the board to adopt value-based global standards of education.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Ramesh ‘Pokhriyal’ Nishank Constituency: Haridwar, Uttarakhand.

 India became 2nd largest manufacturer of PPE in the world

India has become the second-largest producer of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE Kit) in the world. China still holding first place to produce the highest number of PPE Kit. A PPE kit primarily consists of shoe cover, gloves, eye shield, mask, and gown. The data given above was provided by the Ministry of Health.

Useful Notes of all competitive exams:

  • Minister of Health and Family Welfare: Harsh Vardhan
  • Constituency: Chandini Chowk, Delhi

Lok Sabha Passed Mineral Law Amendment Bill

Lok Sabha has announced the Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The idea to pass this bill is to amend Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 along with Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015. Industrial mining will completely be open up in the coal sector by this bill and it also intends to remove end-use restrictions to participate in coal mine auction.

Green Energy Equipment Import duty is Increased by 20%

Union Finance Minister of India, Ms Nirmala Sitharaman has raised the import duty of green energy equipment like cells by 20% in the Budget 2020-21.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Finance Minister Of India: Nirmala Sitharaman.

International News

USA withdraws from Open Skies treaty

The Treaty on Open Skies was signed in 2002 and recently US President Donald Trump has announced that the USA is to withdraw from Open Skies treaty accusing that Russia has not stuck to its part of the deal. This is the third international arms pact inline from which the US has pulled out since Donald Trump become President.

Useful Notes for all competitive examination:

  • Effective‎: ‎1 January 2002
  • Ratifiers‎: ‎35
  • Location‎: ‎Helsinki

Sports Headlines

Naomi Osaka becomes the world richest women athelete in the world.


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