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BROTHER’S DAY – On this day every year on May 24th, Brother’s Day honors the brothers in our lives. if we have one or many, our brothers hold a special place in our hearts.

NATIONAL SCAVENGER HUNT DAY – On this day, each year sends us off to find random items all in the name of good fun.

 

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INDIA

  • DST’s Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS), Bangalore develops a cup-shape design mask that helps to create enough space in front of the mouth while speaking.
  • Dr. Jitendra Nath Pande, eminent pulmonologist and former head of the Department of Medicine at AIIMS, Delhi dies at 79.
  • Odisha govt. allows home delivery of liquor; introduces 50 percent ‘COVID Fee’ on all types of foreign liquor and beer.
  • Indian Railways to run 2,600 more Shramik Special Trains in the next 10 days, benefiting 36 lakh stranded migrants.
  • Centre says, 75 lakh migrant laborers returned home since nationwide lockdown imposed.
  • COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 41.39 percent in the country.
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces arrest four Lashkar-e-Taiba associates.

  • Bombay HC tells AI, DGCA to respond to plea on COVID-19 measures in rescue flights.

  • West Bengal governor hits out at Mamata government over the delay in calling army for relief work

TAMIL NADU

  • Beauty parlors, salons to reopen across Tamil Nadu from today except for Chennai

WORLD

  • Indian economist Abhas Jha World Bank’s Practice Manager for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management for South Asia.
  • PM Modi discusses the COVID-19 situation with his Mauritian counterpart, Sri Lankan President.
  • China building bunkers at two spots on LAC.

 

Current Affairs: INDIA

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Railways to operate 2,600 Shramik Special trains to ferry 36 lakh stranded passengers in several parts of the country

  • Railways have decided to operationalize 2,600 more Shramik Special Trains in the next ten days across the country. This initiative has expected to benefit 36 lakh stranded passengers. Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said that over 45 lakh people have returned to their native places, since 1st of May, through the Shramik Special Trains.
  • For the Shramik Specials, the Railways and State Governments have appointed senior officials as Nodal Officers for coordination and smooth operation.
  • Mr. Yadav also informed that the Railways will further make arrangements for more of such trains as in when requests are received from the state and district authorities.

 

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal
Minister of State, Railways
Suresh Angadi
Governor Draupadi Murmu
Headquarters Rail Bhavan
1, Raisina Road
New Delhi

 

 

Newly appointed JKPSC Chairman BR Sharma calls on UM Dr. Jitendra Singh

  • The Newly appointed Chairman of Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission BR Sharma called on Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh in New Delhi yesterday.
  • During the meeting, Dr. Singh stressed on the need to promptly revive the recruitment process to various posts in the new Union Territory of Jammu and  Kashmir.
  • He said, as Chairman of the Public Service Commission, Mr. Sharma has crucial responsibility ahead, for which his long administrative experience and knowledge of Jammu and Kashmir will be helpful.

 

Union Minister  Dr. Jitendra Singh

 

 

Eid being celebrated across the Middle East today amidst lockdown

  • Eid is being celebrated by the Muslims across the Middle East today amidst lockdown. Special Eid prayers were performed at home by people. Religious leaders and rulers have urged people to perform the Eid prayers at home in the face of the pandemic affecting the globe.
  • Eid is being celebrated across the Middle East today under lockdown conditions.

 

Current Affairs: Sports

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ICC issues comprehensive guidelines aimed at resumption of cricket

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has issued comprehensive guidelines aimed at resumption of cricket around the world while at the same time maintaining the highest safety protocols.
  • Yesterday, the ICC has recommended to appointing the Chief Medical Officers(CMO) & 14-day pre-match isolation training camps in its guidelines for the resumption of international cricket after the novel coronavirus hiatus.

 

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Current Affairs: International

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Sri Lankan Prez Rajapaksa seeks PM Modi’s intervention to revive some key projects to help restore an economy

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has sought the intervention of PM Modi to revive some of the key projects as Sri Lanka strives to restore the economy in the wake of the COVID crisis.

In a telephonic conversation with PM Modi today, the Sri Lankan President called upon the Indian side to expedite the construction of the East Terminal of the Colombo Port as early as possible as it will be a significant boost to its economic landscape.

In a tweet, Prime Minister Modi said, Sri Lanka is fighting COVID-19 effectively under the leadership of Mr. Rajapaksa and India will continue to support its close maritime neighbor in dealing with the pandemic and its economic impact.

The Prime Minister said the two nations agreed to accelerate Indian-assisted development projects in Sri Lanka and also strengthen investment links. The Prime Minister conveyed his best wishes for the health and wellbeing of the Sri Lankan people.

President Rajapaksa briefed Prime Minister Modi on the steps being taken by the Sri Lankan government to restart economic activity.

 

Capital Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (legislative) Colombo
Official languages Sinhala, Tamil
Currency  Sri Lankan rupee

 

 

Current Affairs: Business

 

Gadkari: Solar energy sector can help to reduce electricity cost significantly

  • Union Minister Nitin Gadkari yesterday held meetings via video conferencing with the members of Maha Solar Sangathan to understand the opportunities in the solar energy sector. The Minister highlighted the importance of solar energy and said the sector has huge potential and can help to reduce the electricity cost significantly.
  • He further mentioned that sectors such as agriculture and warehousing are energy extensive sectors and proper commercial use of solar energy can contribute towards reducing power cost.
  • The Minister emphasized the need for export enhancement along with import substitution to replace foreign imports with domestic production. He encouraged manufacturers to make India self-reliant with the help of “Make in India” products.

 

Nitin Jairam Gadkari  Minister for Road Transport & Highways of India and Shipping Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
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