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Thermal Corona Combat Headgear by Delhi Police
- The Delhi Police commenced Thermal Corona Combat Gear (TCCH) to promote social distance. TCCH will enable to detect the temperature of a large number of people from a distance of 10-15 metres.
Nafed pay for Pulses and Oilseeds during national lockdown
- During the National COVID-19 lockdown, The National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) has brought pulses and oilseeds from others states. States are : Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana.
About NAFED –
Headquarters: New Delhi
Founded: 2 October 1958
Bhagalpur Smart City utilize innovative technological initiatives against COVID-19 pandemic
- Bhagalpur Smart City Limited (BSCL) has adopted several measures to fight against COVID-19 using various initiatives including International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and technology for guiding and spreading awareness. such initiatives will support to the city in the fight against COVID-19.
Manoj Ahuja as new chairman of CBSE
- An IAS officer from Odisha cadre, Manoj Ahuja has been selected as new chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). he is going to take place of Anita Karwal. at present, Manoj is serving as Special Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Department of Personnel and Training.
About Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) –
Headquarters : New Delhi
V. Vidyavathi as DG of Archaeological Survey of India
- V. Vidyavathi has been chosen as the new Director-General of Archaeological Survey of India(ASI). she is an IAS officer from 1991 batch Karnataka cadre officer. her appointment will come into effect rom 12th May 2020.
Former Indian boxer Akhil Kumar re-selected into NADA disciplinary panel
- The boxer of India Akhil Kumar has been re-selected into the Disciplinary Panel of National Anti-Doping Agency’s (NADA). before this, he served Disciplinary Panel between 2017 and 2019. Akhil Kumar won gold medal in boxing during Commonwealth.
- Presently, Akhil Kumar is serving as the ACP (Assistant Commissioner of Police) Gurugram, Haryana. he got Arjuna Award from Govt.
Sania Mirza as first indian that won Fed Cup Heart Award
- The Tennis player from India Sania Mirza has got new achievement as first indian that won Fed Cup Heart Award 2020 for Asia/Oceania zone. Sania Mirza defeated indonesia’s 16-year-old Priska Madelyn Nugroho for this category and won the award.
EAM S Jaishankar became the part of virtual meeting of Foreign Ministers of SCO
- On 13th May, the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar joined the virtual meeting of Foreign Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member countries. in the meeting, The foreign ministers and diplomats from 8 different nations became the part of this meeting.
- The aim of meeting was to discuss the cooperation to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The conference was organized under the chairmanship of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Narendra Singh Tomar called meeting with Pesticide Manufacturing Industry representatives
- For purpose of preventing locust attacks, The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar called a meeting with Pesticide Manufacturing Industry representatives. the meeting was held via a video conferencing.
- also, The Aim of meeting was to find measures to ensure uninterrupted sowing and harvesting operations amid lockdown.
Grammy-winning singer Betty Wright passed away
- The Famous Grammy-winning soul singer, Betty Wright has taken her last breath. Bessie Regina Norris was her real name. Betty was known as a (Rhythm & blues) singer, songwriter and background vocalist. she earned 1st Grammy Award at the age of 23 for “Where is the Love?” song.
Science and Technology
“Sundaram Ventago” developed by jointly TVS Group, Sundaram Med & IIT-M
- The TVS group and Sundaram Medical Foundation has developed a low-cost, automated respiratory assist device named as “Sundaram Ventago” with the help of IIT-Madras. the device will enable to monitor and report respiratory parameters. Sundaram Ventago consists of various functionalities to control respiratory rate (breaths per minute), tidal volume, pressure parameters and I:E ratios.
Spirulina groundnut Chikki as immune booster
- Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) has developed a immunity booster i.e. Spirulina groundnut Chikki. Spirulina groundnut Chikki will help In order to boost immunity during pandemic.
- it consists of of micro-nutrients like Vitamin A, Beta Carotene and easily digestible algal proteins.
Today Top Current Affairs 14 May 2020
Q.1 what is Thermal Corona Combat Gear (TCCH) ?
Thermal Corona Combat Gear (TCCH) is an initiative that will enable to detect the temperature of a large number of people from a distance of 10-15 metres. TCCH has been begun by Delhi Police.
Q.2 What was aim of virtual meeting of Foreign Ministers of SCO?
The aim of virtual meeting of Foreign Ministers of SCO was to discuss the cooperation to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. also, S Jaishankar joined the virtual meeting of Foreign Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on 13 May 2020.