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Current Affairs 13 May 2020

Current Affairs 13 May 2020

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Current Affairs 13 May 2020 includes all newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, Business Standard, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express, and all Government official websites.

Current Affairs 13 May 2020
1. Bengaluru airport voted as best regional airport in India & Central Asia
  • The Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru has won this year’s SKYTRAX Award for Best Regional Airport in India and Central Asia.
  • It was voted as the best Regional Airport for the third time in four years at the 2020 World Airport Awards.
  • Previously, this airport was adjudged the best in 2011 & 2012.
Current Affairs 13 May 2020
2. Singapore Changi Airport crowned the “World’s Best Airport”
  • It has crowned for the eighth consecutive year.
  • Asian airports dominated the top 10, with Japan’s 4 of the country’s airports nominated for the top award.
  • Outside Asia, Amsterdam & Munich’s airports got nominations.
Current Affairs 13 May 2020
3. India launches Mission Sagar to assist island nations in Eastern Indian Ocean
  • India launched Mission Sagar as part of the government’s outreach initiative towards five nations in the Indian Ocean.
  • Naval Ship Kesari departed for Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar and Comoros, to provide Food Items & Medicines.
  • Chief of Naval Staff : Admiral Karambir Singh.
Current Affairs 13 May 2020
4. MP Home Minister launches country’s first ever ‘FIR Aapke Dwar’ Yojana
  • Madhya Pradesh is the first state in the country to launch the scheme.
  • According to the scheme people need not be required to visit a police station to lodge an FIR.
  • It has been started as a pilot project in 23 Police Stations.
  • Madhya Pradesh Home Minister : Dr Narottam Mishra.
Current Affairs 13 May 2020
5. Jharkhand: Education dept with Doordarshan starts online classes for School children
  • The State Education Department & Doordarshan started online classes & educational programs.
  • To provide education to students of the state through video & thematic lectures.
  • The lectures are designed for students from class 1 to 12.
  • Classes to be available online on YouTube channel of Doordarshan
Current Affairs 13 May 2020
6. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launches Central University of Odisha helpline ‘Bharosa’ to help students in distress
  • The helpline aims at providing Cognitive Emotional Rehabilitation Services to all University Students of Odisha.
  • The Helpline Number was launched through a virtual platform.
Current Affairs 13 May 2020
7. Shri Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi assumes charge as Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy
  • He succeeded Shri Anand Kumar in the Ministry who earlier took charge Secretary, Ministry of Culture.
  • He has worked with the Govt of Jharkhand & Govt of India.
Current Affairs 13 May 2020
8. Vadhan’s news book titled “Fear of God”
  • Sai Chandravadhan with the Pen Name, Vadhan, authored the book titled “Fear of God”.
  • It was published by Tree Shade publications.
  • The book deals with law, corruption and vigilantism.
  • It is Vadhan’s third book.
  • Vadhan’s other books : Shatru  & Agniputr: When Agni First Spoke.
9. Sania Mirza Becomes First Indian to Win the Fed Cup Heart Award
  • She won the doubles match & helped secure a win over Indonesia.
  • She also received $ 2,000 which she donated to the relief fund.
  • She clinched the women’s doubles title at Hobart International.
10. Deepa Malik announces retirement
  • She announced her retirement to hold her post as the President of the Paralympic Committee of India in accordance with the National Sports Code.
  • An active athlete cannot hold an official post in any federation
11. Atal Pension Yojana marks 5 years of implementation
  • It was launched in 2015 by PM Modi with an objective of delivering old age income security.
  • Particularly to the workers in the unorganised sector and Government providing a guarantee of minimum pension after 60 years of age.
  • As on May 9 2020, total enrolment stood at 2.23 crore.
12. IBA’s Rs 75,000-crore bad bank idea takes shape
  • The Indian Bank Association (IBA) has firmed up a proposal to house approximately Rs 70,000-75,000 crore of bad loans at book value in its proposed ‘bad bank’.
  • The Bad Bank would require approximately Rs 10,000 crore of capital initially.
  • IBA Chairman : Rajnish Kumar.
13. Jerry Stiller, comedian and ‘Seinfeld’ actor, passes away
  • A multi­talented performer, who appeared in an assortment of movies, he had for decades teamed with wife Anne Meara.
  • Stiller earned a 1997 Emmy nomination for his indelible ‘Seinfeld’ performance.
  • Stiller appeared in 26 of Seinfeld’s 172 episodes.
  • He reached new heights as the high-strung Frank Costanza.

Current Affairs 13 May 2020.

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