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Current Affairs 21 May 2020

Current Affairs 21 May 2020

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Current Affairs 21 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 21 May 2020
1. Disney’s Head of Streaming Is New TikTok C.E.O.
  • The Walt Disney Company’s top streaming executive, Kevin Mayer, resigned to become the chief executive of Tik Tok, a Chinese-owned company.
  • The app is used for making and sharing videos that have exploded in popularity during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • TikTok’s has been downloaded about 1.9 billion times worldwide.
Current Affairs 21 May 2020
2. Dilip Oommen is new President of Indian Steel Association
  • Dilip Oommen, CEO, Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel India has taken over as President of the Indian Steel Association (ISA).
  • He is appointed to the position for the next 2 years.
  • His appointment comes after the resignation of T V Narendran, MD of Tata Steel.
  • The Indian Steel Association headquartered : New Delhi.
Current Affairs 21 May 2020
3. Govt launches National Test Abhyas mobile app for candidates to take mock tests for JEE Main and NEET
  • The App has been developed by National Testing Agency-NTA.
  • It is to facilitate candidates’ access to high-quality mocks.
Current Affairs 21 May 2020
4. Rajkot, Indore, Navi Mumbai among Centre’s ‘5-star garbage-free’ cities
  • The govt released a rating of cities for their garbage management, giving the top ‘5-star garbage-free’ tag to six cities including Ambikapur, Indore, Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Surat and Mysore.
  • A total of 141 cities have been rated and 70 cities got 1-star.
  • Out of 141, 65 cities received three-star ratings.
Current Affairs 21 May 2020
5. India provides USD 2 million aid to UN agency working for Palestinian refugees
  • India, by the ROI, has given $2 million in aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency working for the welfare of Palestinian refugees.
  • To support of its core programmes and services, including education and health, amidst the coronavirus crisis.
  • 3.1 mn refugees depend on health services provided by UNRWA.
Current Affairs 21 May 2020
6. UP govt presents Rs 5.12 lakh cr budget in state assembly
  • Finance Minister of Uttar Pradesh : Suresh Kumar Khanna.
Current Affairs 21 May 2020
7. Punjab govt promulgates ‘Punjab Good Conduct Prisoners Amendment Ordinance, 2020’
  • As per new provisions, the temporary release of the prisoners has been allowed beyond the maximum period of 16 weeks in a calendar year.
  • Cooperation & Jails Minister of Punjab : Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa.
Current Affairs 21 May 2020
8. J&K starts an initiative SUKOON’ – COVID-19 Beat the Stress
  • In order to spread awareness about the psychological impact of lockdown and measures to be adopted to overcome them.
  • The Department of Information and Public Relations, Jammu and Kashmir has started the initiative
  • It is to ensure that people stay mentally fit & cope with fears.
Current Affairs 21 May 2020
9. India’s Chief Hydrographer Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar wins UK award
  • Name of the award is Alexander Dalrymple Award 2019.
  • It has been given in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Indian hydrography and across the wider Indian Ocean region.
  • Recipients are selected for their efforts in hydrography.
10. South Central Railway develops robotic device to assist in patients care in hospitals
  • South Central Railway zone has developed a robotic device, “RAIL-BOT” (R-BOT).
  • To assist in hospital management functions towards patient care during the pandemic.
  • It is used to provide medicines, medical accessories without any need for physical contact.
  • It holds sensor-based features to read the body temperature.
11. World Bee Day: 20 May
  • To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development.
  • The UN designated 20 May as World Bee Day.
  • The goal is to strengthen measures aimed at protecting bees and other pollinators.
  • World Bee Day 2020 theme : “Save the Bees”.
12. Marathi writer, playwright, Ratnakar Matkari passes away
  • He was tested positive for Covid-19.
  • He is considered a pioneer of the children’s drama movement in Marathi.
  • He was the director and producer of numerous Marathi films.



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