Current Affires

May 2020

 

  • FIR aapke dwara yojana – facility to lodge FIR without visiting the police station – launched for the 1st time by Madhya Pradesh
  • Mission SAGAR – India dispatched food items and Covid related medicine to Maldives, Mauritius, Secychelles, Madagaskar and Comoros
  • Toman – new currency which is equal to 10000 rials – introduced by Iran after fall in value of currency due to American sanctions
  • Operation Samudra Setu – launched by Indian navy as part of national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from other countries
  • We are together against COVID 19 – theme of virtual summit of NAM
  • Saffron of Kashmir – received GI tag
  • Paul committee was set up by Govt – for recommend measures for prevention and control of COVID 19
  • New PM of Malaysia – Muhyiddin Yassin
  • Luxembourg become 1st country in the world to make public transport free in order to reduce traffic jams
  • Swavlamban express – special train to be launched by SIDBI for new entrepreneurs
  • PM CARERS – PM’s citizen assistance and relief in emergency situations
  • Raad II – air launched nuclear capable missile – test fired by Pak
  • Ajeya warrior 2020 – joint military exercise by India & UK – commenced in Salisbury plain, England
  • SAMPRITI – IX – Indo Bangladesh joint military training exercise – at Umroi, Meghalaya
  • National protein day – 27th Feb – protein mein Kya hai
  • Theme of national science day – 28th Feb – women in science
  • Prominent themes of budget
    • Aspirational India
    • Economic development for all – sabka saath, sabka vikas and sabka vishwas
    • Caring society
  • Kisan Rail to be setup by Indian Railways through PPP.
  • Krishi Udaan to be launched by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
  • Jaivik Kheti Portal – online national organic products market to be strengthened.
  • Zero-Budget Natural Farming (mentioned in July 2019 Budget) to be included.
  • Doubling of milk processing capacity to 108 million MT from 53.5 million MT by 2025.
  • TB Harega Desh Jeetega campaign launched - commitment to end Tuberculosis by 2025.
  • National Police University and National Forensic Science University proposed for policing science, forensic science, and cyber-forensics.
  • Five new smart cities proposed to be developed.
  • Delhi-Mumbai Expressway and two other packages to be completed by 2023.
  • Chennai-Bengaluru Expressway to be started.
  • Four station re-development projects and operation of 150 passenger trains through PPP.
  • An Indian Institute of Heritage and Conservation under Ministry of Culture proposed; with the
  • status of a deemed University. 5 archaeological sites to be developed as iconic sites with on- site Museums: 1. Rakhigarhi (Haryana); 2. Hastinapur (Uttar Pradesh); 3. Shivsagar (Assam); 4. Dholavira (Gujarat); 5. Adichanallur (Tamil Nadu)
  • Government to sell a part of its holding in LIC by way of Initial Public Offer (IPO)
  • New tax regime to be optional - an individual may continue to pay tax as per the old regime and avail deductions and exemptions.
  • Dividend Distribution Tax removed making India a more attractive investment destination.
  • Start-ups with turnover up to Rs. 100 crore to enjoy 100% deduction for 3 consecutive assessment years out of 10 years.
  • ‘Vivad Se Vishwas’ scheme, with a deadline of 30th June, 2020, to reduce litigations in direct taxes
  • Operation Vanilla
    • Launched by Indian navy to undertake humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission in Madagascar post devaluation caused by Cyclone Diane
  • Nagaland has been declared as disturbed under AFSPA (armed forces special powers act) for 6 more months
  • 5th science film festival of India held in Panaji (GOA)
  • Venue of 107th Indian science cong held with theme “ S &T – Rural development” – Bangalore
  • Theme of national voters day – Jan 25 2020 – electoral literacy for stronger democracy
  • Theme of international day of education – Jan 24 2020 –learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace
  • HFCF – 141b – is ozone depleting substance phased out by India
  • 24 degrees has been made default setting for air conditioners by GOI in consultation with BEE (bureau of energy efficiency)
  • WHO has declared 2020 as Nurse and mid wife
  • MANI – mobile aided note identifier – mobile app launched by RBI to help visually challenged persons in identifying currency notes
  • GSAT 30 – Kourou, French Guiana
    • Vehicle – Ariane 5 VA 251
    • It will replace INSAT 4A
  • Global mobility index 2020 – released by world economic forum