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Current Affairs 25 May 2020

Current Affairs 25 May 2020

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Current Affairs 25 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 25 May 2020
1. Contemporarty artist Nalini Malani becomes first Indian to win $78K jaon Mirzo Prize
  • Indian contemporary artist Nalini Malani has won the Joan Miro Prize for 2019.
  • The Barcelona-based Fundacio Joan Miro has announced.
  • It is one of the most prestigious contemporary awards in the world.
  • Malani is the the winner of the seventh edition of the prize.
Current Affairs 25 May 2020
2. Abhas Jha appointed to key World Bank position on Climate Change, Disaster Management in South Asia
  • Jha’s appointment comes at a time when Cyclone Amphan has badly hit West Bengal, Odisha in India & Bangladesh.
  • David R. Malpass is the 13th & current President of World Bank.
Current Affairs 25 May 2020
3. After China, India is now the second largest producer of PPE coveralls during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • China is the world’s leading producer of PPE body coveralls, crucial to safeguard against the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Textiles Committee is testing & certifying PPE body coveralls.
Current Affairs 25 May 2020
4. India’s KHUDOL declared one of Top 10 Global Initiatives to fight COVID-19
  • United Nations listed the KHUDOL initiative of Manipur as one of the top 10 global initiatives to fight against COVID-19.
  • Under the initiative, the ‘Ya_All’ NGO provides food, hygiene and health of LGBTQ community, daily wage workers, people with AIDS.
  • The organization mobilized network of 100 volunteers.
Current Affairs 25 May 2020
5. 9th Edition of the Status Paper on Government Debt released
  • The Central Government released the 9th Edition of the Status Paper on the Government Debt, which provides a detailed analysis of the Overall Debt Position of the GoI.
  • The Government has been bringing-out a Status Paper on Government Debt since 2010-11.
  • It contains Debt Management Strategy from 2019-20 to 2021-22.
Current Affairs 25 May 2020
6. ICMR to replace HCQ with anti-HIV drug
  • ICMR = Indian Council of Medical Research.
  • ICMR is considering replacing hydroxychloroquine with anti-HIV drugs to improve immunity & reduce viral replication.
  • After the well-known herb Ashwgandha, now, Kangra tea has been marked as a potential coronavirus blocker.
  • IHBT of Himachal Pradesh organized a webinar regarding this.
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7. Govt releases Rs 170 crore as MGNREGA wages
  • Department of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj has disbursed Rs 170 Cr into the accounts of beneficiaries under MGNREGA.
  • It has disbursed around Rs 183 crore to benefit the poor which have been otherwise rendered jobless due to the prevailing lockdown.
  • MGNREGA scheme was introduced in the year 2006.
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8. IIT Madras develops Low-Cost system to concentrate solar energy
  • IIT Madras-developed device to concentrate solar energy is lightweight, low-cost, & designed to function in India’s diverse climatic conditions.
  • It can pave the way for sustainable energy solutions in states like Bihar, Haryana, MP, Maharashtra & Gujarat.
  • Parabolic Trough Collector (PTC) have high energy efficiency.
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9. Ladakh Police comes into existence
  • After the formation of UT of Ladakh, separate Ladakh Police has come into being.
  • Police in Leh & Kargil districts now will be called Ladakh police.
  • The Ladakh Police will have its new symbols, insignia, formation sign & flag with a separate identity.
  • Police flag reads ‘service & courage is ready to fly high’.
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10. GoI launches 5 initiatives towards Conservation of Biodiversity
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change launched five initiatives on conservation of biodiversity.
  • The newly launched ‘Biodiversity Samrakshan Internship Programme’ aims at engaging 20 students in post graduate programme for a period of 1 year.
  • The year 2020 is called Super Year for Biodiversity.

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