Current Affairs May 2020

Current Affairs May 2020


Current Affairs 31 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY31.01Google launches Mobile app ‘Sodar’ to help people maintain social distancing
CAMAY31.02Forbes’ top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2020 released; Virat Kohli (66th, $26 mn), Roger Federer (1st, $106.3 million)
CAMAY31.03SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully takes off for International Space Station
CAMAY31.04Three Indian companies get licences from NASA to manufacture Coronavirus ventilators
CAMAY31.05Assam to provide tap connections to 13 lakh rural households in 2020-21 under Jal Jeevel Mission
CAMAY31.06Prime Minister announces “My Life My Yoga” Video Blogging contest in Man Ki Baat

Current Affairs 30 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY30.01Meeting of BRICS Heads of Tax Authorities held on May 29
CAMAY30.02Goa celebrates statehood day 30th May
CAMAY30.03Madhya Pradesh govt launches ‘Rozgar Setu’ scheme to provide employment to labourers
CAMAY30.04IASST scientists develop herbal medicine loaded smart bandage for wounds
CAMAY30.05DST initiates COVID-19 Indian National Supermodel to help monitor future transmission of infection
CAMAY30.06International Day of UN Peacekeepers is observed on 29 May

Current Affairs 29 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY29.01Missile Park ‘Agneeprastha’ to be set up at INS Kalinga
CAMAY29.02Govt of India approves Rs 445 Crore for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Chhattisgarh during 2020-21
CAMAY29.03CCMB culture novel coronavirus, may help in drug testing and vaccine development
CAMAY29.04First phase of Army Commanders’ Conference concluded
CAMAY29.05Petroleum Minister dedicates to nation, 56 CNG stations
CAMAY29.062 MW Solar Power Plant inaugurated at INS Kalinga
CAMAY29.07As per UNICEF report 672 million children will be trapped in to poverty by the end of 2020 due to COVID-19 Impact
CAMAY29.08ISRO receives patent for highland soil simulant for future lunar missions
CAMAY29.09Ajit Jogi, first CM of Chhattisgarh, passes away
CAMAY29.10Liquor sales resumed through Kerala state-run BEVCO outlets on prior booking through BevQ mobile app

Current Affairs 28 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY28.01Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman chairs 22nd Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC)
CAMAY28.02FM launches facility of Instant PAN through Aadhaar based e-KYC
CAMAY28.03ADB, India sign $177 million loan for state road improvements in Maharashtra
CAMAY28.04CIPET renamed as Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering &Technology
CAMAY28.05Aarogya Setu becomes world’s largest contact tracing app reaching over 11 crore 40 lakh people in 40 days: Dr Harsh Vardhan
CAMAY28.06Padma Shri awardee, Noted Urdu satirist Mujtaba Hussain passes away at 84
CAMAY28.07Former Tamil Nadu footballer Shanmugam passes away at 77
CAMAY28.08World Hunger Day observed on May 28

Current Affairs 27 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY27.01China, US Scientists Identify 2 Bacterial Secreted Proteins Effective In Inactivating Coronavirus
CAMAY27.02Proto-Type Test Samples Of PPE Coveralls Are Now Being Tested And Certified By Nine Authorized Laboratories
CAMAY27.03ICAR Researchers find genome of rice to improve rice productivity
CAMAY27.04Indian Army Major Suman Gawani to receive UN Military Gender Advocate award 2019
CAMAY27.05INST found a route to fabricate precisely controlled nanostructure of desired geometry and location on 2D materials
CAMAY27.06Sports Authority offered Rs.30,000 each for 2,749 Khelo Indian athletes
CAMAY27.07EU proposes 750 billion-euro coronavirus recovery fund
CAMAY27.08DST-SERB supports study for identification of structure-based potential antivirals against COVID 19
CAMAY27.09Tejas foc aircraft handed over to the IAF
CAMAY27.10Renowned vocalist Shyamala Bhave passes away at 76
CAMAY27.11Hockey Icon Padma Shri Balbir Singh Sr passed away at 96

Current Affairs 26 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY26.01RCI of DRDO develops ‘AINA’ AI-based Attendance Application
CAMAY26.02CSIR-IIIM & Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) to develop RT-LAMP Covid-19 Test
CAMAY26.03Indian Navy made breathable PPE kit “NavRakshak”
CAMAY26.04Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) aims to enhance fish production to 220 LMT with an investment of over Rs.20,000 crores in next five years
CAMAY26.05Africa Day observed on May 25
CAMAY26.06World Thyroid Day observed on May 25
CAMAY26.07International Missing Children’s Day 2020 observed on May 25
CAMAY26.08India sets up military war game centre called ‘INDIA’ for Ugandan Defence forces
CAMAY26.09BSI discover 3 new plant species in Western Ghats
CAMAY26.10Gadkari inaugurates the breakthrough event of Chamba Tunnel under Chardham Pariyojana
CAMAY26.11IAF to launch its squadron Number-18 – Flying Bullets with a fleet of LCA Tejas at its Sulur base near Coimbatore

Current Affairs 25 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY25.01Chhattisgarh govt. launches Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana
CAMAY25.02Mizoram has accorded ‘industry’ status to sports
CAMAY25.03The UP State considers to set up a commission to workers’ rights, and to provide them socio-economic-legal support
CAMAY25.04ESIC Social Security Scheme witnessed 8.21 lakh enrolments in 2020 March
CAMAY25.05Andhra Pradesh Govt. launches Rs 1,110 crores ‘ReStart’  to revive MSME sector
CAMAY25.06HIL INDIA to provide locust control Pesticide to Iran
CAMAY25.07IRDAI’s working committee recommended enhancing trade credit policy (TCI) cover to 90% from 85%
CAMAY25.08High-level committee under the chairmanship of Rajesh Bhushan formed to reform drug regulatory system in India
CAMAY25.09Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr dies at 96
CAMAY25.10RITES signed pact to acquire 24% stake in Indian Railway Station Development Corporation
CAMAY25.11 Tennis star Naomi Osaka becomes world’s highest paid female athlete says Forbes Report
CAMAY25.12Jahnabi Phookan appointed as National President of FICCI FLO

Current Affairs 23-24 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY23.01International Day to End Obstetric Fistula is observed on 23 May
CAMAY23.02SCTIMST commercially launched RNA extraction Kit ‘Agappe Chitra Magna’ for detection of COVID-19
CAMAY23.03CeNS Designed Comfortable Face Mask For Covid-19
CAMAY23.04World Bank announces $160 billion assistance to 100 countries
CAMAY23.05Rajnath Singh participates in MSMEs E-conclave “SIDM MSME Conclave 2020”
CAMAY23.06UN lists khudol of Manipur as one of top 10 global initiatives to fight COVID-19 pandemic
CAMAY23.07ICMR : Kangra Tea to lower coronavirus activity better than HIV Drugs
CAMAY23.08Abhas Jha appointed by World Bank to Key position on Climate Change, Disaster Management in South Asia
CAMAY23.09World Turtle Day celebrated on May 23

Current Affairs 22 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY22.01Dr. Harsh Vardhan elected as Chair of Executive Board of WHO
CAMAY22.02International Day for Biological Diversityis observed on 22 May
CAMAY22.03International Tea Day is observed on 21 May
CAMAY22.04IMD Weather Services now available via ‘UMANG Mobile App’
CAMAY22.05World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is observed on 21 May
CAMAY22.06RBI cuts repo rate to a record low by 40 bps
CAMAY22.07RBI announced Rs.15,000 crore LoC to EXIM Bank to raise its resources
CAMAY22.08IASST develops electrochemical sensing platform for detecting carcinogenic & mutagenic compounds in food
CAMAY22.09President Ram Nath Kovind accepted credentials from Ambassadors and High Commissioners of seven countries through video conference
CAMAY22.10NTPC Ltd signs MoU with ONGC for Renewable Energy business
CAMAY22.11Ministry of Tourism organises webinar titled ‘Tigers and Tourism’ under “Dekho Apna Desh” series
CAMAY22.12Madhya Pradesh to launch Everybody will get employment scheme

Current Affairs 21 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY21.01Super Cyclone ‘Amphan’ crossed on 20th May evening at coast areas of the state West Bengal
CAMAY21.02ARI, Pune mapped two alternative dwarfing genes Rht14 and Rht18 in wheat can eliminate rice crop residue burning
CAMAY21.03SNBNCBS have developed a novel protocol to find out whether a pair of electrons is in an entangled state so that they can be safely used as resources for facilitating quantum information processing tasks
CAMAY21.04IIT Guwahati discovers new ways to prevent memory loss due to Alzheimer
CAMAY21.05National Anti-Terrorism Day is observed on 21 May
CAMAY21.06GoI launches a scheme for 100% solarisation of Konark sun temple and Konark town
CAMAY21.07World Metrology Day celebrated on May 20;  theme of the year  ‘Measurements for global trade’

Current Affairs 20 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY20.01Govt launches National Test Abhyas mobile app for candidates to take mock tests for JEE Main and NEET
CAMAY20.02Beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat touches 1 crore
CAMAY20.03World Bee Day is celebrated on May 20
CAMAY20.04Sun has entered into deepest period of Sunshine Recession
CAMAY20.05Nepal approves new political map including India’s Kalapani, Lipulekh as its territory
CAMAY20.06India to Provide 2 million USD for supporting UN agency working for Palestinian refugees
CAMAY20.07Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar wins 2019 Alexander Dalrymple Award from UK
CAMAY20.08SCR develops robot Rail-BOT (R-BOT) to assist railway doctors
CAMAY20.09Union Cabinet Approves today 20th May 2020
Cabinet approves modifications in the existing “Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme (PCGS)”
Cabinet approves “Scheme for formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (FME)”
Cabinet approves extension of ‘Pradhan MantriVayaVandanaYojana’
Cabinet approves ‘Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana – A scheme to bring about Blue Revolution through sustainable and responsible development of fisheries section in India
Cabinet approves ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat Package for allocation of foodgrains to the migrants / stranded migrants
Cabinet approves Special Liquidity Scheme for NBFCs/HFCs to address their Liquidity Stress
Cabinet approves additional funding of up to Rupees three lakh crore through introduction of Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS)
Cabinet approves issuance of the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of State Laws) Second Order, 2020 in relation of Jammu & Kashmir Civil Services (Decentralisation and Recruitment) Act
Cabinet approves waiver of interest of Hindustan Organic Chemicals Limited
Cabinet approves adoption of methodology for auction of coal and lignite mines/blocks for sale of coal / lignite on revenue sharing basis and tenure of coking coal linkage
Cabinet approves waiver of interest of Hindustan Organic Chemicals Limited
Cabinet approves adoption of methodology for auction of coal and lignite mines/blocks for sale of coal / lignite on revenue sharing basis and tenure of coking coal linkage
Cabinet approves ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat Package for allocation of foodgrains to the migrants / stranded migrants
Cabinet approves modifications in the existing “Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme (PCGS)”
Cabinet approves extension of ‘Pradhan MantriVayaVandanaYojana’
Cabinet approves Special Liquidity Scheme for NBFCs/HFCs to address their Liquidity Stress
Cabinet approves additional funding of up to Rupees three lakh crore through introduction of Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS)
Cabinet approves ‘Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana – A scheme to bring about Blue Revolution through sustainable and responsible development of fisheries section in India
Cabinet approves “Scheme for formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (FME)”
Cabinet approves issuance of the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of State Laws) Second Order, 2020 in relation of Jammu & Kashmir Civil Services (Decentralisation and Recruitment) Act

Current Affairs 19 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY19.01Centre declares Ambikapur, Rajkot, Surat, Mysore, Indore and Navi Mumbai as five-star garbage free cities
CAMAY19.02Spitting at workplace to now be punishable with fine: Govt
CAMAY19.03Indian Railway became 6th country in the world to join the elite club of producing high 12000 horse power locomotive indegenously.
CAMAY19.04Italy develops ‘iFeel-You’ bracelet for social distancing
CAMAY19.05Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu sworn-in for the 5th time
CAMAY19.06Madhya Pradesh launched Charan Paduka initiative for migrant labourers
CAMAY19.07India participated in 73rd WHA (World Health Assembly)

Current Affairs 18 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY18.01Ministry of Culture’s Development of Museums and Cultural Spaces hosts a webinar on ‘Revitalising Museums and Cultural Spaces’ on the International Museum Day 18th May
CAMAY18.02India’s Space Agency directs startups to build local tech for Gaganyaan mission
CAMAY18.03World Hypertension Day is observed on 17 May
CAMAY18.04Government implements Shekatkar Committee recommendations related to creating border infrastructure
CAMAY18.05ESDS launched AA plus COVID-19 testing solution to detect coronavirus
CAMAY18.06Researchers found a new species fungi named Troglomyces twitteri

Current Affairs 17 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY17.01Double Toll Fee Applicable For Vehicles With Invalid Or Non-Functional FASTag
CAMAY17.02World Telecommunication & Information Society Day Is Observed On 17th May
CAMAY17.03NDMA Developed National Migrant Information System (NMIS)
CAMAY17.05Finance Minister announces Government Reforms and Enablers across Seven Sectors under Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan
CAMAY17.06Centre approves modified DPR of Ujh Multipurpose Project in Jammu and Kashmir
CAMAY17.07e-NAM reaches 1000 mandis mark across 18 states and 3 Union Territories
CAMAY17.08Ultra-mega solar parks initiated India’s clean energy transition says US-based IEEFA
CAMAY17.09University of Hyderabad, CSIR-CCMB ties up with Vins Bio-products for antibody therapy

Current Affairs 16 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY16.01National Dengue Day is observed today
CAMAY16.02World celebrates International Day of Living Together in Peace
CAMAY16.03Sikkim celebrate its Statehood Day today
CAMAY16.04ARCI scientists develop next-generation biodegradable metal implants
CAMAY16.05CSIR CMERI develop mobile indoor disinfection sprayer to combat COVID-19
CAMAY16.06Free food grains to 8 crore migrant labourers and their families to be provided under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan
CAMAY16.07GoI, World Bank signs USD 750 million to Protect Indias Poorest from COVID-19 pandemic

Current Affairs 15 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY15.01Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh commissions Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Sachet’ and two interceptor boats
CAMAY15.02DST INSPIRE Faculty from Bhopal develops lightweight carbon foam that can replace lead batteries
CAMAY15.03JNCASR scientists develop injectable Silk Fibroin-based hydrogel for sustained Insulin delivery in diabetic patients
CAMAY15.04International Day of Families is observed on 15 May
CAMAY15.05Ministry of Tourism brings centuries old crafts of Mysuru through webinar titled ‘Mysuru : Craft Caravan of Karnataka’ under “Dekho Apna Desh” series
CAMAY15.06NIPER-Guwahati designs innovative 3D products to fight COVID-19
CAMAY15.07Defense Minister Shri Rajnath Singh approves Rs 400 crore Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme
CAMAY15.08Commissioning of Seventh Ship of Landing Craft Utility MK-IV ‘INLCU L57’ (GRSE Yard 2098) at Port Blair – 15 May 2020
CAMAY15.09INAE invites nomination for INAE Young Entrepreneur Award 2020
CAMAY15.10CSIR collaborates with Intel India and IIIT-Hyderabad to develop diagnostic solutions and risk stratification strategies to combat COVID-19
CAMAY15.11Foodgrains production in India to touch record 295.67 MT in 2019-20 crop year
CAMAY15.12TVS Group, IIT-M develop automated respiratory assist device “Sundaram Ventago
CAMAY15.13Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal participates in 2nd G-20 Virtual Trade and Investment Ministers Meeting through video-conferencing
CAMAY15.14Dr Harsh Vardhan participates in 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ meeting through video conference
CAMAY15.15Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) under PMAY for middle-income (annual income of Rs 6-18 lakh) families extended till March 2021
CAMAY15.16Four latest additions in the GI (geographical indication list)
CAMAY15.17IAS officer V. Vidyavathi appointed new Director General of ASI (Archaeological Survey of India)
CAMAY15.18Uttarakhand Chief Minister launches web portal ‘HOPE’ to help unemployed youths
CAMAY15.19Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan re-launched Sambal Yojana for Dalits tribals and poor
CAMAY15.20Bengaluru’s Kempegowda honoured as best regional airport in India & Central Asia; Singapore Changi crowned as World’s Best in World Airport Awards 2020
CAMAY15.21WTO Chief Roberto Azevedo to resign a year before his term expires
CAMAY15.22Nafed procures Pulses and Oilseeds amid lockdown
CAMAY15.23A novel tool to help gain deeper insight into Parkinson’s disease

Current Affairs 14 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY14.01Patenting of Innovative Low Cost PPE developed by Indian Navy Paves way for Rapid Mass Production
CAMAY14.02Dr Harsh Vardhan dedicates COBAS 6800 testing machine to the nation
CAMAY14.03Bhagalpur Smart City uses innovative technological initiatives to fight COVID-19 pandemic
CAMAY14.04KVIC issues revised guidelines to implement Vocal for Local initiative
CAMAY14.05ICMR to fast-track WHO’s solidarity trial roll-out in India to find effective treatment for COVID-19
CAMAY14.06Ministry of Ayush, CSIR to start trials for four Ayush formulations against COVID-19
CAMAY14.07India ranked 74th on the global Energy Transition Index
CAMAY14.08Govt announces collateral free loan worth 3 lakh crore rupees benefiting 45 lakh MSMEs
CAMAY14.093,100 crore rupees allocated for migrant workers, ventilators and vaccine development from PM CARES Fund
CAMAY14.10Registration Committee recommends banning use of TB drug on crops
CAMAY14.11DoPT comes up with draft proposal for streamlining work from home for govt officials
CAMAY14.12Stress upon priority to licensing and commercialization of solutions developed at NIPER
CAMAY14.13NIT Kurukshetra Implements Enterprises Resource Planning (ERP), SAMARTH
CAMAY14.14Gujarat to pilot sensor-based service delivery monitoring system in rural drinking water sector under Jal Jeevan Mission
CAMAY14.15ARI develop novel process for synthesis of Quantum Dots used in photographing cellular organelles

Current Affairs 13 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY13.01PM Modi announces Huge stimulus for economic reforms post Covid-19
CAMAY13.02Anunta won VMware 2020 Regional Partner of the Year Award
CAMAY13.03CAPF canteens to sell only indigenous products: Home Ministry
CAMAY13.04India’s under-5 mortality rate since 2000 dropped by 49 percent – says reports
CAMAY13.05Ministry of Tourism organises 18th webinar titled ‘Odisha-India’s Best kept secret’ under”Dekho Apna Desh” series
CAMAY13.06NDB provides USD 1 billion loan to India to fight COVID-19 pandemic
CAMAY13.07FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup in India to begin in 2021 February
CAMAY13.08Macpower unveils indigenous hot air seam sealing machine for PPE kits
CAMAY13.09IIT-Guwahati, Duke-NUS Singapore carry out data-driven assessment of COVID-19 situation in India
CAMAY13.10Tribal Affairs Minister held video conference on Tribal livelihoods and safety
CAMAY13.11EAM S Jaishankar participated in the virtual meeting of Foreign Ministers of SCO
CAMAY13.12Haryana gears up to provide tap connections to all rural households by December, 2022
CAMAY13.13J&K to provide tap water to every household by December 2022
CAMAY13.14DST supports assistive tools, technologies and techniques to combat challenges faced by Divyangjan& Elderly during COVID-19
CAMAY13.15Knowledge Organizations focus on initiatives for socioeconomic rejuvenation and resilience using S&T during COVID 19 pandemic

Current Affairs 12 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY12.01Ministry Of MSME Launches CHAMPIONS Portal Www.Champions.Gov.In
CAMAY12.02International Nurses Day observed
CAMAY12.03India needs a 30-fold increase in renewable energy, 30-fold increase in nuclear energy and doubling of thermal energy, making 70% of energy carbon-free: Dr. Anil Kakodkar
CAMAY12.04CBI issues nationwide on international drug trafficking activities amid COVID-19
CAMAY12.05Second phase of Vande Bharat Mission to be launched from 16-22 May
CAMAY12.06ICMR, NCDC to hold Sero Survey
CAMAY12.07Department of Consumer Affairs partners with Safejob, Seekify for Suraksha Store initiative
CAMAY12.08SAI forms committee to prepare SOP to resume training post COVID-19 lockdown
CAMAY12.09NAL develops BiPAP Non-Invasive Ventilator SwasthVayu in 36 days for coronavirus
CAMAY12.10KVIC Potters using innovative methods to prevent spread of Coronavirus
CAMAY12.11Technology  Centres to manufacture critical parts of Real-Time Quantitative Micro PCR System
CAMAY12.12US CDC announces USD 3.6 mn to assist Indias fight against coronavirus pandemic
CAMAY12.13Madhya Pradesh :  launched first-ever FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana
CAMAY12.14Karnataka : Bengaluru launched Pranavayu programme to create awareness about examining respiratory health
CAMAY12.15IIIT Guwahati keeps up the spirit of EBSB by holding Poster Making Competition“RAJASTHAN TOURISM AND TRAVELS”under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Campaign

Current Affairs 11 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY11.01Atal pension yojana (apy) – Completion of 5 years
CAMAY11.02177 new mandis integrated with e-NAM platform
CAMAY11.03UGC issues guidelines on Examinations, Academic Calendar in view of COVID-19 pandemic
CAMAY11.04Nishank launches Central University of Odisha Helpline “Bharosa”
CAMAY11.05National Fertilizers Ltd. sale rose to 71 percent in April 2020 despited COVID-19 lockdown
CAMAY11.06Tourism Ministry organised 17th session of Dekho Apna Desh webinar series on Exploring River Nila
CAMAY11.07Healthy Ministry bans smokeless tobacco products & spitting in 28 States/UTs
CAMAY11.08BPRD (Bureau of Police Research and Development) publishes step-by-step guide for law enforcement agencies to identify “fake news” and videos
CAMAY11.09Number of tigers in the Indian Sunderbans in 2019-20 rose to 96, from 88 in 2018-19: West Bengal Forest Department
CAMAY11.10Matka King’ Ratan Khatri dies at the age of 88 in Mumbai

Current Affairs 10 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY10.01ICMR, Bharat Biotech To Develop A Fully Indigenous Vaccine For Corona Virus
CAMAY10.02Mission Sagar: India’s Helping Hand Across The Indian Ocean
CAMAY10.03UP CM Yogi Adityanath launched Pravasi Rahat Mitra App to aid migrant citizens
CAMAY10.04SC Says Cooperative Banks Under Sarfaesi Act On A Par With Other Lenders
CAMAY10.05International Mothers’ day is observed on 10th May
CAMAY10.06DRDO lab develops automated UV systems to sanitise electronic gadgets, papers and currency notes
CAMAY10.07The robust indigenous IgG ELISA test for antibody detection developed by ICMR-NIV, Pune will play a critical role in surveillance for COVID-19
CAMAY10.08DBT-BIRAC COVID-19 Research Consortium Recommends 70 Proposals for funding in Vaccines, Diagnostics , Therapeutics and other Technologies
CAMAY10.09National Technology Day 11th May to be celebrated focusing on rebooting the economy through S&T

Current Affairs 09 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY09.01CBDT decides implementation of new procedure related to companies shall be deferred to Oct 1
CAMAY09.02TRIFED, Art of Living Foundation collaborates to provide Free Ration Kits to needy tribes India artisans
CAMAY09.03CSIR approves project to neutralize SARS-CoV-2 in COVID-19 patients
CAMAY09.04World Migratory Bird Day is observed on 9 May
CAMAY09.05China successfully launched Long March-5B, its most powerful rocket into orbit
CAMAY09.06Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for victims of WWII is observed on 8-9 May
CAMAY09.07MoD signs with Tata Power SED for Modernisation of Air Field Infrastructure
CAMAY09.08IIT Delhi launches NSafe mask-Reusable Antimicrobial Mask
CAMAY09.09NABL approved eight labs for testing prototype samples of PPE coveralls
CAMAY09.10SBI reduces benchmark lending rate by 15 basis points
CAMAY09.11WHO, UN postal agency release commemorative postage stamp on 40th anniversary of eradication of smallpox
CAMAY09.12Giriraj Singh awards Startup India-Animal Husbandry Grand Challenge winners

Current Affairs 08 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY08.01World Red Cross day is observed on 8 May
CAMAY08.02World Thalassaemia Day is observed on 8 May
CAMAY08.03Indian Navys PPE clears certification by INMAS
CAMAY08.04 IAMAI report says India for the 1st time has more internet users in rural areas than urban
CAMAY08.05India’s energy demand falls by 30% due to covid-19 lockdown: IEA-Global Energy Review 2020
CAMAY08.06Former Iraqi intelligence chief Mustafa Al Kadhimi sworn in as 6th Prime Minister
CAMAY08.07Donald Trump Nominates seniorIndian-American diplomat Manisha Singh as US envoy to OECD
CAMAY08.08UN launches USD 6.7 bn global appeal to fight COVID-19
CAMAY08.09Government of India & AIIB sign agreement for $500 million COVID-19 support for India
CAMAY08.10JNCASR scientists fabricate energy-efficient photodetector for security application
CAMAY08.11Union Minister for Food and Public Distribution says massive exercise underway to supply free food grains & pulses to about 80 crore people across the country under PM-GKAY
CAMAY08.12Defense Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurates 80 km long road curtailing Kailash-Mansarovar pilgrimage time
CAMAY08.13Finance Minister launched INR-USD Futures and Options contracts in the International Exchanges at GIFT-IFSC
CAMAY08.14Tripura CM launches national scholarship online portal under ‘Mukhyamantri Yuba Yogayog Yojana’
CAMAY08.15UP passed an ordinance to suspend most labour laws for 3 years

Current Affairs 07 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY07.01Govt begins ‘Vande Bharat Mission‘ to bring Indians stranded abroad
CAMAY07.02Dr. Harsh Vardhan launches the ‘AYUSH Sanjivani ’ App and inter-disciplinary studies involving AYUSH interventions for COVID 19
CAMAY07.03Indian Navy Ship INS Jalashwa reaches Male to repatriate Indian nationals
CAMAY07.04Defence Minister approves proposal of E-in-C of MES for optimisation of over 9,300 posts in basic & industrial work force
CAMAY07.05NIT Trichy, six Central Universities selected for Prime Minister’s Research Fellows scheme(PMRFS)
CAMAY07.06Coir Board sign with IIT Madras MoU to establish CoE for Coir applications
CAMAY07.07JNCASR scientists fabricate energy-efficient photodetector for security application
CAMAY07.08Nashik Smart City initiatives such as mobile applications and body sanitization machines strengthen the city’s fight against Covid-19
CAMAY07.09Iran changes national currency from ‘rial’ to ‘toman’
CAMAY07.10IMD’s forecast includes PoK areas -Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad.
CAMAY07.11Study of flowering plant endemism of Northern Western Ghats highlights the importance of conserving plateaus
CAMAY07.12World Athletics Day is celebrated on 7 May
CAMAY07.13Vesak day is observed on 7 May
CAMAY07.14Aarogya Setu Interactive Voice Response System implemented
CAMAY07.15Centre to set up farmers movement on integrated soil nutrient management based on Soil Health Card
CAMAY07.16Ministry of AYUSH to formally launch studies on AYUSH interventions for COVID-19 situation
CAMAY07.17Lost At Home report of UNICEF says largest number of children displaced in 2019 yr
CAMAY07.18EU hosted online Coronavirus Global Response International pledging conference

Current Affairs 06 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY06.01Indian Navy launches operation ‘Samudra Setu’ to evacuate stranded Indians
CAMAY06.02CSIR’s IGIB, Tata Sons sign agreement for licensing of KNOW-HOW for rapid, accurate diagnosis of COVID-19
CAMAY06.03India’s Unemployment Rate rises to 27.11%: CMIE
CAMAY06.04Progress of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package so far
CAMAY06.05PM chaired a meeting of the Task Force on Corona Vaccine Development
CAMAY06.06IIBR developed antibody or passive vaccine which can attack virus responsible for COVID-19, Says Israeli Defense Minister
CAMAY06.07DST INSPIRE Faculty develops nanomaterials having energy storage application & optical sensors for water pollution control
CAMAY06.08CCMB Hyderabad collab with Eyestem Research Private Limited to take research on Covid-19
CAMAY06.09Professor Saurabh Lodha received 2020 Young Career Award in Nano Science and Technology
CAMAY06.10Centre nominates Economic Affairs Secretary as Director RBI Central Board
CAMAY06.11Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury took charge as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee
CAMAY06.12Russian President Vladimir Putin awards North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a commemorative war medal marking the 75th anniversary of the victory over Naz
States :
CAMAY06.14Himachal Pradesh govt to launch ‘Nigah’ to sensitise family members of migrant returnees
CAMAY06.15Karnataka announced Rs.1,610 crore package for farmers, construction workers, weavers, auto and taxi drivers
CAMAY06.16Uttar Pradesh launched Ayush Kavach app to boost immunity through Ayurveda

Current Affairs 05 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY05.01135 million people are living under the food crisis – as per Global Report on Food Crisis (GRFC) 2020 Report
CAMAY05.02World Asthma Day is celebrated on 5 May
CAMAY05.03International Firefighters Day is observed on 4 May
CAMAY05.04Central Govt. completed integration of Cold Chain Projects
CAMAY05.05PMJAK plays a vital role in COVID-19 Situation
CAMAY05.06Commonwealth Youth Games postponed to 2023
CAMAY05.07Indian American Ashok Michael Pinto has been nominated as the US representative to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD).
CAMAY05.08Three Indian journalists have been honoured with the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in the field of feature photography.
CAMAY05.09DGCA launches GARUD portal to fast-track approval to COVID-19 related drone operations
CAMAY05.10China launches large rocket ‘ Long March 5B carrier’
CAMAY05.11BDL partners with IIT-Kanpur to manufacture ventilators for COVID-19 treatment
CAMAY05.12Prez Kovind pays tributes to former President Giani Zail Singh on his birth anniversary

Current Affairs 04 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY04.01Jal Shakti Ministry launched IDEAthon
CAMAY04.02Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020, scheduled on 31st May stands deferred
CAMAY04.03Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj launches “The Saras Collection” on the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal
CAMAY04.04International Astronomy Day is celebrated on 2 May
CAMAY04.05India ranks 3rd in scientific publication
CAMAY04.06NIAB develops eCovSens, a tool to detect coronavirus infection
CAMAY04.07DRDO develops UV Disinfection Tower
CAMAY04.08National Gallery of Modern Art presents the virtual program “NGMA KE SANGRAH SE” to showcase the rarely seen and unseen artworks from its repositoryduring lockdown
CAMAY04.09India to boost its economy with Bamboo resources
CAMAY04.10PM Modi to attend virtual summit of Non-Aligned Movement
Former Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi (retd) passed away due to Covid-19 on 2 May
Maharashtra the first state government to announces free and cashless insurance to the people
IIT-Madras Professor & Padma Shri awardee Thalappil Pradeep named for 25th Nikkei Asia Prizes 2020 in S&T
Professor Shobana Narasimhan of JNCASR elected as International Member to American Academy of Arts and Science
Russia to launch first satellite to monitor Arctic climate this year

Current Affairs 03 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY03.01World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on May 03
CAMAY03.02Indian Coast Guard to participate in ‘India Thanks COVID-19 Warriors’ initiative
CAMAY03.03Indian Armed Forces showcase solidarity with country’s COVID-19 warriors
CAMAY03.04First “Shramik Special” train arrives in Patna from Jaipur carrying 1,187 stranded migrant labourers
CAMAY03.05Himachal Pradesh govt. to launch Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna (MMSRGY) guaranteeing at least 120 days’ employment to urban livings
CAMAY03.06World Tuna Day observed on May 2
CAMAY03.07CAIT to launch Bharatmarket, national e-commerce marketplace for retail traders
CAMAY03.08Environment Ministry approves the construction of new Parliament

Current Affairs 02 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY02.01Kisan Sabha App to Connect Farmers to Supply Chain and Freight Transportation Management System Launched by CSIR
CAMAY02.02USAID to provide 3 million USD for India’s PAHAL project
CAMAY02.03Kashmiri Saffron receives GI Tag
CAMAY02.04e-book “Prof. B. B. Lal -India Rediscovered” released
CAMAY02.05India lost top spot in the ICC Test rankings to Australia
CAMAY02.06ECI decides to conduct Biennial Election to the Maharashtra Legislative Councils MLAs
CAMAY02.07Five more States, UTs added under One Nation One Ration Card platform
CAMAY02.08Ministry of Shipping launches new website-(
CAMAY02.09Jadavpur University students develop device that analyzes COVID-19 carrier
CAMAY02.10Kovilpatti kadalai mittai gets GI tag
CAMAY02.11Sania Mirza, first Indian to be nominated for Fed Cup Heart Award
CAMAY02.12Indian-origin girl Vaneeza names NASA’s 1st Mars helicopter as ‘Ingenuity’

Current Affairs 01 May 2020 –  Highlights

CAMAY01.01DST launches programme YASH focus on COVID-19 pandemic
CAMAY01.02SNBNCBS develops Nanomedicine to alter oxidative stress to treat viral infections including coronavirus
CAMAY01.03Microwave steriliser ‘Atulya’ developed to disintegrate COVID-19
CAMAY01.04CSIR identifies top 25 drug candidates for repurposing
CAMAY01.05Nitin Gadkari (Minister of Road Transport & Highways of India and Shipping Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) launches bank of schemes, ideas, innovation & research portal on MSMEs
CAMAY01.06AYURAKSHA programme was organized for Delhi Police
CAMAY01.07WIHG scientists reveal 35,000-year history of river erosion in Ladakh Himalayas
CAMAY01.08Tarun Bajaj assumes charge as Economic Affairs Secretary
CAMAY01.09Ajay Tirkey assumes charge as Secretary, Ministry of Women & Child Development (WCD)
CAMAY01.10India calls upon G20 countries to come out with concrete digital action plan to fight COVID-19
CAMAY01.11Ramayan creates world record; 77million people watch show in one day
CAMAY01.12World’s most famous cycling race Tour de France postponed in wake of Corona virus pandemic
CAMAY01.13Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal was today banned for three years by the PCB for failing to report corrupt approaches ahead of the country’s premier T20 league this year.
CAMAY01.14World observes ‘International Labour Day’ today 01st May
CAMAY01.15Gujarat Diwas is observed on 01st May
CAMAY01.16Maharashtra Statehood day 01st May
CAMAY01.17NGMA celebrated painter and artist Raja Ravi Varmas 172nd birth anniversary
CAMAY01.18Legendary footballer Chuni Goswami passes away at 82
CAMAY01.19Manipur Chak-Hao, Gorakhpur terracotta gets GI tag
CAMAY01.20IIG develops new simulation code to study electric field structure in Earths Magnetosphere