Today Top Current Affairs 16 May 2020
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E-NAM is at new milestone with 1000 Mandis across 18 States, 3 UTs
- 38 new mandis were converted into a e-NAM platform on the 15th May 2020. due to this step of Agriculture Ministry, the pan-India electronic agriculture trading portal, e-NAM has achieved a new milestone of 1,000 Mandis across 18 States and 3 Union Territories (UTS).
An Agreement Between AIIB and GoI for irrigation services in West Bengal
- The Indian Government has signed an agreement with Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in order to improve irrigation services and flood management in the Damodar Valley Command Area (DVCA) in West Bengal. under agreement, West Bengal will get US$145 million loan for project. also, agreement will have introduction of a modern Management Information System (MIS) aling with rational asset management.
About Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) –
Headquarters – Beijing, China
Formation – 16 January 2016
President – Jin Liqun
Slovenia as 1st coronavirus-free country in Europe
- Slovenia has been as the first country coronavirus-free country in Europe. Slovenia has applied restrictions for people from other European Union states. the nation is connected with Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia, has posted 1,464 cases of COVID-19 pandemic and 103 deaths after making COVID-19 a pandemic.
About Slovenia –
Capital – Ljubljana
Currency – Euro
largest city – Ljubljana
President – Borut Pahor
Prime Minister – Janez Janša
V. Admiral G.M. Hiranandani Memorial Rolling Trophy 2020
- The Lieutenant Commander Akshay Kumar has been awarded with the Vice Admiral GM Hiranandani Memorial Rolling Trophy for the year 2020 at the Maritime Warfare Centre, Kochi, Kerala. Akshay Kumar commissioned in Anti-Submarine Warfare School of the Southern Naval Command in Kochi.
32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers Meet
- The Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan became the part of the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting. the meeting was organized through Video Conference and theme was of the meeting : Delivering a co-ordinated Commonwealth COVID-19 response.
Bengali author Debesh Roy passed away
- Due to massive cardiac attack, The Veteran Bengali author Debesh Roy has passed away at the age of 84 in private hospital in Baguihati. he was honoured with the Sahitya Akademi award for his novel ‘Teesta Parer Brittanto’.
Padma Bhushan awardee Professor Anisuzzaman passes away
- On 14th May 2020, the Eminent literary personality, educationist and national Professor Anisuzzaman has passed away. he had been serving as President of Bangla Academy since 2012.
Science And Technology
MIR AHD Covid-19 Dashboard
- The researchers of IIT Gandhinagar has developed an COVID-19 dashboard namely “MIR AHD Covid-19 Dashboard”. the main purpose of it is to provide key information to stakeholders and the people in order to make research-backed decisions during the time of COVID-19 crisis.
mobile indoor disinfection sprayer against COVID-19 spread
- CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) Scientists has successfully developed two(2) mobile indoor Disinfection Sprayer units, Battery Powered Disinfectant Sprayer (BPDS) and Pneumatically Operated Mobile Indoor Disinfection (POMID). such of units would be used to clean and disinfect pathogenic micro-organisms effectively, especially in all hospitals.
Armed Forces Day
- On the third Saturday of every May month, Armed Forces Day is observed by people to pay tribute to the men and women who had served the United States Armed Forces.
- This day aims to make people educate society and provide knowledge to them about military and the role of Armed Forces play in the community.
International Day of Light
- The day of 16th May is observed as The International Day of Light annually. this day points to the roles that light plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and moreover, in the fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy.
- in addition, this day reminds us about physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman who made first successful operation of the laser in the year 1960.
Today Top Current Affairs 16 May 2020
Q.1 Why Armed Forces Day is observed?
On the third Saturday of every May month, Armed Forces Day is observed by people to pay tribute to the men and women who had served the United States Armed Forces.
Q.2 Which country has been as first coronavirus-free country in Europe?
Slovenia has been as the first country coronavirus-free country in Europe. also, Slovenia has applied restrictions for people from other European Union states.