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Current Affairs 2020 - Today Latest Current Affairs News 1NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY – National Tap Dance Day on May 25th pays tribute to one of America’s original art forms.  Tap dance is a percussive dance dating back to the early 1800s developed primarily from African and Irish influences.

NATIONAL BROWN-BAG-IT DAY – On this day, each year recognizes the benefits of packing your lunch for work or school. Taking your lunch to work or school is an effective way to save money and to ensure you and your family are eating healthy.

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INDIA

  • CBSE to conduct class 10, 12 board exams at 15,000 centers across the country

  • Delhi records 13,418 COVID cases, Cheif Minister Kejriwal says the situation still under control.

  • More patients than beds in Mumbai as coronavirus cases surge.

  • Flights resume but be prepared for cancellations, rescheduling, delays.

  • COVID cases breach the 2k mark in Karnataka.

  • UP Government to set up a Migration Commission for the employment of migrant laborers in the state
  • Chhattisgarh government launches Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana to provide assured monetary assistance to farmers per acre of land cultivated.
  • Domestic flights resume in the country except in Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.
  • A new set of domicile rules in J&K to undo the injustice is done for 70 years: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

SPORTS

  • Steinitz Memorial online blitz chess: Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Ukraine’s Kateryna Lagno win men’s and women’s events respectively.
  • Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr passes away in Mohali, Punjab

WORLD

  • Hong Kong security chief warns of growing ‘terrorism’.

 

Current Affairs: INDIA

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World Steel report: India’s steel output declined by 65 percent

  • The World Steel Association released the World Steel Report. According to the report, the crude steel report of India declined by 65%. During April 2020, the steel output of India was 3.13 million tonnes.

Highlights – In April 2019, according to the report, India produced 9.02 million tonnes. In March 2020, India faced a decline of 14 percent steel output as compared to March 2019. The report also says that global steel output declined by 13%. In April 2019, the global steel output was 157.67 million tonnes. In April 2020, the output declined to 137.09 million tonnes.

Biggest steel plant in IndiaBhilai Steel Plant
The oldest steel plant in IndiaTata Iron and Steel Company
Steel City of IndiaJamshedpur
Steel plants are in IndiaTen

 

 

NSO data says ESIC Social Security Scheme witnessed 8.21 lakh enrolments in 2020 March

  • The data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) in a report titled ‘Payroll Reporting in India: An Employment Perspective-March 2020’ stated that around 8.21 lakh new members joined the ESIC-run social security scheme in March 2020, against 11.83 lakh in February 2020.
  • The NSO data included the payroll data of the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC).

Highlights: The data highlighted that the subscribers to the scheme in 2018-19 were 1.49 crore. This count increased to 3.83 Cr in March 2020. It stated that during fiscal 2019-20, the number of net new subscribers increased to 78.58 lakh as compared to 61.12 lakh recorded by the EPFO in 2018-19.

NSO HeadquartersNew Delhi
NSO Parent departmentMinistry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
FormedJuly 12, 2006

 

 

Sports Authority Gujarat sign an MoU TCLL to train 2000 athletes

  • Sports Authority Gujarat signed an MoU with the Times Centre for Learning Limited (TCLL) to impart training for personality and skill development for aspiring athletes in the state. This will be the first-of-its-kind training in the State.

Highlights: The MoU aims to train over 2000 young and aspiring athletes across Gujarat in areas such as Anand, Nadiad, Tapi, Porbandar, Surat, and Himmat Nagar. The participants will be selected using an enlisting process. The exercise aims to inculcate the idea of ownership and accomplishment about their respective sport among these athletes. It also aims to train psychologically preparing them for their challenging way ahead.

Gujarat CapitalGandhinagar
Chief ministerVijay Rupani
Governor Acharya Devvrat

 

 

Current Affairs: Sports

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SAI: 2,749 Khelo India athletes given Rs 30,000 each

  • Sports Authority of India (SAI) has deposited 30,000 rupees each as out of pocket allowance in accounts of 2,749 Khelo Indian athletes. The amount added up to 8.25 Cr rupees in all. In a press release, SAI said that the money has been transferred to the bank accounts of the athletes.
  • A total of 2,893 athletes will be given the pocket allowance with the funds for the remaining 144 athletes to be transferred by the end of this month. The allowance is for the first quarter of 2020-21.

 

Current Affairs: International

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UN: India’s KHUDOL declared one of Top 10 Global Initiatives to fight COVID-19

  • On May 22, 2020, the United Nations listed the KHUDOL initiative of Manipur as one of the top 10 global initiatives to fight against COVID-19.

Highlights – KHUDOL is an initiative of an NGO called Ya_All. Under the initiative, the NGO provides food, hygiene, and health of the LGBTQ community, daily wage workers, people with AIDS. The organization mobilized a network of 100 volunteers. Through the volunteers the organization distributed 1000 health kits, 1500 condoms, and 6500 sanitary pads.

 

Number of Coronavirus positive cases in Nepal crosses 600 mark

  • The number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 has crossed 600 marks in Nepal. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 19 more people tested positive today taking the total number to 603.
  • 17 persons have been discharged from hospitals. There are now 513 people are under treatment in Nepal, while 87 have recovered.
Nepal CapitalKathmandu
CurrencyNepalese rupee
Prime ministerKP Sharma Oli

 

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina: People’s income can’t be blocked for an indefinite period

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh has indicated that the gradual relaxation in the nationwide ‘general holidays’ over the Corona pandemic will continue. Addressing the nation on the eve of Eid-Ul-Fitr, Prime Minister Hasina said that it is not possible to block economic activity and people’s income for an indefinite period.
  • She said that till the time vaccine is not developed, people will have to learn to live with the Coronavirus and economic activities will have to be resumed for the sake of life and livelihood of people.
  • Extending Eid greetings to people, Sheikh Hasina urged them to remain in their homes while they celebrate Eid on Monday.
Bangladesh Capital Dhaka
CurrencyBangladeshi Taka
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina

 

 

Current Affairs: Tamil Nadu

 

Tamil Nadu: Political leaders extend greetings on Id’ul Fitr

Various political leaders in Tamil Nadu have expressed their greetings on the occasion of the Id’ ul Fitr festival. The faithful offered special Ramzan prayers this time at their homes in view of the Covid-19 situation and the lockdown due to the pandemic.