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27 May 2020 Current Affairs in English

Important Days

International Missing Children’s Day

International Missing Children’s Day is commemorated worldwide on 25th May. This day is commemorated for missing children who have discovered their way home, retain those that are victims of crime, and continue efforts to seek out those that are still missing.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  •  ICMEC Headquarters: Alexandria, Virginia, US; Chairman of ICMEC: Dr Franz B. Humer.

National Headlines

Indian Navy formed “NavRakshak” breathable PPE kit

Indian Navy has developed “NavRakshak” PPE kit with breathable fabric material. This PPE kit gives comfort to healthcare operators working against COVID-19 pandemic using multi-layered coverall PPE treating patients within the hot and wet situation for entirely 12 hours.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh.

GoI launches initiatives towards Conservation of Biodiversity

On the virtual recognition of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2020, the Government of India launched important actions towards Conservation of Biodiversity.

National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) “Biodiversity Samrakshan Internship Programme” were driven by the Union Environment Minister. This plan envisions engaging 20 students with postgraduate degrees for a duration of one year via an open, transparent, online competitive process. These trainees will study natural resource management and biodiversity conservation.

Manipur’s initiative “Khudol” listed among the top 10 global initiatives by UN

Manipur’s “Khudol” has been placed among the top 10 global initiatives for an inclusive fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. “Khudol” initiative was launched by an Imphal-based NGO “Ya_All”.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Ya_All is an Imphal-based NGO which was founded in 2017 to organise mental health workshops.
  • Founder of Ya_All: Sadam Hanjabam.
  • United Nations Envoy on Youth: Jayathma Wickramanayake.

Former SC judge, A K Sikri inaugurates IDRC

A K Sikri former Supreme Court judge Justice has introduced the Indian Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC) in New Delhi. The centre offers offline also as e-alternate dispute resolution (ADR) facility through its state-of-the-art e-arbitration, e-meditation and e-conciliation software portal.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chairman of IDRC: Mehar S Rathi.
  • Head Office of IDRC: New Delhi.

Business Headlines

“Zaggle” partners “Visa” for innovative payment solutions for SMEs

A Fintech startup Zaggle has collaborated with “Visa” to start payment solutions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and startups. Both the groups will work towards improving the potency and efficiency of the SMEs and startups.


Agreements Headlines

WHO & IOC team up to improve health through sport

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and have confirmed an adjustment to work together to improve health through sport and physical activity.

The agreement that has been signed will focus on some of the key areas:

  • To strengthen collaboration between Health ministry and sports ministry.
  • To promote grassroots and community sports programmes.
  • To strengthening the legacy of the Olympics and Paralympics.
  • To advocacy for physical activity.

Summits and Conferences

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chairs SIDM MSMEs E-conclave

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) E-conclave was chaired by the Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh. The online video conference of MSMEs E-conclave was organised together by the Department of Defence Production, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM).

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • President of Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM): Jayant D Patil
  • Director-General of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII): Chandrajit Banerjee.

Sports Headlines

Jamie Hampton, American tennis star announces retirement

World Top 25 player Jamie Hampton, an American tennis player has announced that she is taking retirement from tennis. She played her last match approx 6 yrs ago when she was ranked 24th in the world. Due to the numerous injuries, she decided for retirement.


Obituaries

Japanese Pro wrestler Hana Kimura passes away

Hana Kimura, Japanese wrestler passed away. According to the report, she became a target of online bullying over her role on the “Terrace House” show on Netflix.

Bollywood actor Mohit Baghel passes away

Bollywood actor Mohit Baghel passed away as he was suffering from cancer.


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