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Daily Current Affairs 17th May 2020 For All Government Examinations

Daily Current Affairs 17th May 2020 For All Government Examinations
Daily Current Affairs 17th May 2020 For All Government Examinations

Daily Current Affairs 17th May 2020 For All Government Examinations

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India, AIIB sign MoU for USD 145 million to improve irrigation services and flood management in West Bengal: Highlights with Details

The Government of India, the Government of West Bengal and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoUs) loan agreement for a US$145 million project to improve irrigation services and flood management in the Damodar Valley Command Area (DVCA) in West Bengal.

The MoUs Signed by:

The agreement was signed by Sameer Kumar Khare, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance on behalf of the Government of India; Krishna Gupta, Principal Resident Commissioner, on behalf of the Government of West Bengal and Rajat Misra, Director General (Acting) on behalf of the AIIB.......Read More

WPI food inflation declines in April to 3.60 per cent: Highlights with Details

Union Government released truncated data for April wholesale price-based inflation (WPI) saying there was limited transaction of products in the market due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

As per the data released by the Commerce and Industry MinistryWholesale Price Index (WPI) deflation in primary articles was 0.79 per cent in April, as against an inflation of 3.72 per cent in March.

The fuel and power basket saw a deflation of 10.12 per cent in April, against 1.76 per cent deflation in the previous month. The rate of inflation based on WPI Food Index decreased from 5.49 per cent in March, 2020 to 3.60 per cent in April, 2020.

Harsh Vardhan participates in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting through VC: Highlights with Details

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare participated in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting through Video Conference in New Delhi. The theme of the meeting was- Delivering a co-ordinated Commonwealth COVID-19 response.

The statement of the Union Health Minister made as part of the intervention at the global meeting is as follows: 

India took all necessary and timely steps including surveillance at points of entry, evacuation of our nationals abroad, surveillance in community through disease surveillance network, health infrastructure strengthening, training and capacity building of health staff, risk communication and community involvement as part of its management efforts.

Our Prime Minister has announced an economic package of more than 265 billion US Dollars to support economic recovery as well to support vulnerable segments of our population. We are gradually easing the restrictions especially in areas where we have managed to contain the disease......Read More

Opportunity to all CBSE failed students of class 9th and 11th to appear in a school-based test again: HRD Minister

CBSE, in their notification writes that the whole country is facing a challenging time due to Covid-19. This is an unprecedented situation. Children are confined at home. Their schools are closed. They are experiencing mental stress and anxiety. Parents are worried about salaries, health of family etc. In this difficult time, children who have not been able to clear school examinations will be even more upset. The queries of such students are constantly being received by CBSE. Queries from parents are also being received continuously. At such a difficult time, all of us will have to make joint efforts to relieve students from stress and to help them to mitigate their anxiety.

CBSE, in view of the requests of the parents and students, as a one time measure in extraordinary situations, has decided that all the failed students of 9th and 11th will be provided an opportunity to appear in a school-based test again. Opportunity will be extended to students irrespective of whether their examinations have been completed and the exam results have been released or their exams have not been completed.This facility is to be extended irrespective of number of subjects and attempts.......Read More

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HRD Minister Nishank interact with the teachers across the country through webinar: Key Highlights with Details 

Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' gave a message of 'Acharya Devo Bhava' while interacting with teachers across the country through webinar in New Delhi. The Minister expressed his gratitude to all the teachers for spreading awareness relating to COVID-19 among the students and society at large. A large number of teachers joined the webinar and also asked questions to the Union Minister.

The Union Minister made two big announcements during this webinar. In response to a question, he said that the examination date of NET will be announced very soon. He also announced that teachers who have completed the recruitment process of Navodaya Vidyalaya will get appointment after lockdown. 

The Union Minister, through his webinar, appealed to all the teachers to perform their duties and ensure academic welfare of students even in the lockdown situation. He said that in India, the importance of a Guru has always been more than God and that is why we should respectall the teachers keeping the spirit of Acharya Devo Bhavah. He added that in this crisis the teachers also acted like front line workers and their work is highly appreciated.

WTO Chief Roberto Azevedo decides to resign a year before his term expires 

In an unprecedented move, the Head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Roberto Azevedo has decided to resign, a year before his term expires. Mr Azevedo, a former diplomat from Brazil, said, he will step down on August 31st, cutting short a seven-year tenure marked in recent years.

Indian Railways operate 642 “Shramik Special” trains till 13th May, 2020 across the country 

Subsequent to the Ministry of Home Affairs order regarding movement of migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places by special trains,Indian Railways had decided to operate “Shramik Special” trains.

As on 13th May 2020, a total of 642 “Shramik Special” trains have been operationalized from various states across the country.

These 642 trains were terminated in various states like Andhra Pradesh (3 Trains), Bihar (169 Trains), Chattisgarh (6 Trains), Himachal Pradesh (1 Train), Jammu & Kashmir (3 Trains), Jharkhand (40 Trains), Karnataka (1 Train), Madhya Pradesh (53 Trains), Maharashtra (3 Trains), Manipur (1 Train), Mizoram (1 Train), Odisha (38 Trains), Rajasthan(8 Trains), Tamil Nadu (1 Train), Telangana(1 Train), Tripura (1 Train), Uttar Pradesh (301 Trains), Uttarakhand (4 Trains), West Bengal(7 Trains).

Proper screening of passengers is ensured before boarding the train. During the journey, passengers are given free meals and water.

e-NAM reaches milestone of 1000 Mandis across 18 States, 3 UTs: Key Points

The pan-India electronic agriculture trading portal, e-NAM has reached milestone of one thousand mandis across 18 states and three union territories.

Agriculture Ministry said, 38 additional Mandis were integrated with the e-NAM platform on Friday. The 38 new Mandis include 19 from Madhya Pradesh, 10 Mandis from Telangana, four from Maharashtra and one each in Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, Kerala and Jammu and Kashmir.

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