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Daily Current Affairs Headlines 12th May 2020

Important Days

International Nurses Day

International Nurse Day is celebrated on 12 May. This day is celebrated to honour the birth ceremony of Florence Nightingale. She was also known as Lady with the Lamp. She was the founder of modern nursing and was a British social reformer and statistician. International Council of Nurses has published its theme for the year 2020 around the COVID-19 pandemic on its official website “Nursing the World to Health”.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • International Council of Nurse’s headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • International Council of Nurses founded: 1899.
  • International Council of Nurses President: Annette Kennedy.

National Current Affairs Headlines

Ministry of MSME launches CHAMPIONS Portal

Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has launched a portal named as “CHAMPIONS”(Creation and Harmonious Application of Modern Processes for Increasing the Output and National Strength) This portal is a one-stop-shop solution of the MSME Ministry.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: Nitin Jairam Gadkari.
  • Ministers of State (I/C) of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: Pratap Chandra Sarangi.

Centre releases Rs 6,195 crore to 14 states to fight coronavirus crisis

The government released Rs 6,195.08 crore to 14 states as the second equated monthly instalment of the Post Devolution Revenue Deficit Grant as recommended by the Finance Commission.

States Current Affairs Headlines

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike launches “Pranavayu” programme

With the help of city corporation, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike launched an application named “Pranavayu”. The idea behind to launch this to create awareness on the need to self examine the respiratory health for people of Banglore, as the district has 175 confirmed COVID 19 positive cases.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Karnataka: B.S. Yediyurappa; Governor: Vajubhai Vala.

Govt of MP launches ‘FIR Aapke Dwar’ Yojana

Government of Madhya Pradesh has launched ‘FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana’ in Bhopal. The project has been started in 23 Police Stations including one urban and one rural Police Station at 11 Divisional Headquarters. For this Yojana “Dial 100” vehicle would have trained Head Constables to lodge FIR.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
  • Governor of Madhya Pradesh: Lal Ji Tandon.
  • Bandhavgarh National Park is in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This biodiverse park is known for its large population of royal Bengal tigers, especially in the central Tala zone.

Business and Economy Headlines

INR-USD Futures & Options contracts launched on International Exchanges

The INR-USD Futures and Options contracts have been launched on BSE’s India INX and National Stock Exchange, NSE’s NSE-IFSC, at GIFT International Financial Services Centre, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

‘Own-Online’ platform rolls out by Mahindra & Mahindra

A car producing company, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) has rolled out an end to end, online vehicle ownership solution named as ‘Own-Online’. This platform has been launched to seamless and contactless experience from selection to the delivery of the vehicle.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Managing Director & CEO of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd: Pawan Goenka.

Appointments Headlines

Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi takes charge as Secretary of MNRE

Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi has taken the charge as Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Minister of State (I/C) for New and Renewable Energy: Raj Kumar Singh.

Awards Headlines

Bengaluru Airport: Voted as best regional airport in India & Central Asia

This year the SKYTRAX Award for Best Regional Airport in India and Central Asia won by the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Governor of Karnataka: Vajubhai Vala.
  • Chief Minister of Karnataka: B. S. Yediyurappa.

Sania Mirza wins India’s maiden Fed Cup Heart Award

Indian tennis player Sania Mirza brought home country’s first-ever Fed Cup Heart Award in Asia/Oceania category after getting more than 10,000 votes out of the total 16,985 votes cast for this year’s three regional Group I nominees.

IIM Bangalore ranked among top 50 global B-schools in executive education

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) stated it has been ranked among the Top 50 global schools, for the second year in succession, in the Financial Times Executive Education 2020 Rankings, released.

Technology Headlines

NIV-Pune develops India’s 1st antibody testing kit “ELISA”

National Institute of Virology, Pune has been successfully developed India’s first domestic antibody testing kit “ELISA”. This antibody testing kit will help in surveillance of the proportion of the population exposed to SARSCoV2 infection and hence, it will help in combating COVID-19. To produce the ELISA test kits on a very large scale, Indian council of Medical and Research has tied-up with ZYDUS CADILA.


Israel names street after Rabindranath Tagore on his 159th anniversary

To give a tribute of Indian legendry poet Rabindranath Tagore on 159th birthday, Israel has named a street in Tel Aviv on 08 May. Israel named it ‘Tagore Street’ to commemorate the poet’s birth anniversary.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Capital of Isreal: Jerusalem.
  • Prime minister of Isreal: Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • The currency of Isreal: Israeli Shekel.

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