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Current Affairs of 21th May;2020

JITHIN LAL, Published On:21-May-2020

 

                CURRENT AFFAIRS 

 

1.The major exploration by the Oil India Limited beneath the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park of Assam received environmental clearance.

There were concerns that the project would affect the flora and fauna in the region.The park is the only region in India that supports feral horses.

The Feral horse is not a true wild horse. The only true wild horse that exists today is the Przewalski’s horse, which are native to Central Asia.

 

2.The United Nations observes International Tea Day.

The resolution to celebrate International Tea Day was adopted in 2019 by the United Nations food and Agriculture Organization.

The main goal of the day is to promote sustainable production of tea and increase awareness in fighting poverty and hunger.

 

3.The union cabinet approved several initiatives under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan that was launched by PM Modi recently.

 

Union Cabinet has approved allocation of food grains, adoption of auction methodology for coal, issuance of second order to Reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir, Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana, Scheme to formalize Micro Food Processing Enterprises and Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme.

 

4.The number of beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat touched 1 crore. PM Modi had a telephonic conversation with the 1 crore beneficiary of the scheme.

The Ayushman Bharat Scheme was launched in 2018. It was earlier known as National Health Protection Scheme.The scheme provides an insurance cover of Ts 5 lakh per annum per family.The eligible families under the scheme are fixed based on the Socio-Economic Caste Census.

 

5.The Federation of Indian Export Organization reported that the Indian Exports are to fall by 20%.

This according to the organization will amount to 50-60 billion USD.The FIEO, the apex body of the exporters has requested to provide additional 2% support under the MEIS (Merchandise Exported from India) scheme.Also, the organization has requested additional 4% support to labour intensive sectors. The support is being demanded as incentives.

The incentives to be provided in the form of duty credit.

 

 

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUESTIONS 

1.Along with which organization the ICMR has initiated a population-based ‘sero-survey’ in selected districts to monitor COVID-19 prevalence?

ANS: National Centre for Disease Control

2.Which division of southern railways partnered with Kerala circle of postal department for door delivery and pick up of parcels to help the public during the lockdown.

ANS: Thiruvananthapuram

3.Name the places of Pakistan occupied Kashmir which has been included in Indian Meteorological Department’s (IMD) weather forecasting for the 1st time?

ANS:1) Gilgit-Baltistan

    2) Muzaffarabad

4.The Thanjavur – Netti Works and Arumbavur- Wood Carvings from Tamil Nadu and Telangana’s TeliaRumal cloth are added to GI tag, along with SohraiKhovar painting of which Indian state?

ANS:Jharkhand

5.Along with which organization the ICMR has initiated a population-based ‘sero-survey’ in selected districts to monitor COVID-19 prevalence?

ANS: National Centre for Disease Control

 

STATIC AFFAIRS 

1.Bhakra Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the ______ river

Sutlej

2.Line of Actual Control is the demarcation line between India and __

China

3.The Windham-Campbell Prize is given for ____

 English language writers from anywhere in the world

4.The “Fundamental Duties” is related to _____

Article 51A

5.LINEX 2019’, the bilateral maritime exercise between India and ____

Srilanka

 

 

Source: The Hindu, The Economic Times, The Indian Express, Press Information Bureau website








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