Category Archives: Current Affairs – May, 2019

Latest Current Affairs May, 2019 with Current Affairs, news summary on current events of National and International importance of May, 2019 for Banking, SSC, CLAT, UPSC, State PCS, IBPS, Railways and other Competitive Examinations.

PM Modi announces Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan

PM Modi announces Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan

On May 12, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a new scheme called “Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan”. Under the new scheme, 20 lakh crore of package has been announced. Features of the scheme Under the scheme, the government of India is to support key sectors and also help achieve measures undertaken by Reserve Bank of…

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) held ‘chintan baithak’ session for stakeholders in renewable energy industry

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) held ‘chintan baithak’ session for stakeholders in renewable energy industry

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) held ‘chintan baithak’ session for stakeholders in renewable energy industry The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) held a session for stakeholders in the renewable energy industry termed as ‘chintan baithak’, where CEOs (Chief Executive Officers) made presentations on subject matters, namely, regulatory hurdles, energy storage, transmission constraints and low cost, long term…

World Thalassemia Day 2019 observed on 8 May – GK Dose

World Thalassemia Day 2019 observed on 8 May – GK Dose

Every year 8 May is observed as ‘World Thalassaemia Day’ globally. The theme for 2019 was “Universal access to quality thalassaemia healthcare services: Building bridges with and for patient”. About World Thalassaemia Day Objective:  to raise awareness about thalassaemia (a genetic disease), its prevention and measures to avoid its transmission among people throughout the world.…

Scientists carry out first ever Genetic Study on Lakshadweep Island’s Natives – GK Dose

Scientists carry out first ever Genetic Study on Lakshadweep Island’s Natives – GK Dose

For the very first time scientists carried out genetic study on people of Lakshadweep Islands. It was conducted by a team of researchers at CSIR’s (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research) Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB). The authors studied major islands of Kadmat, Andorth, Chetlat, Agatti, Kalpeni, Bitra, Kiltan and Minicoy of Lakshadweep.…

World Press Freedom Prize 2019 awarded to Myanmar Journalists – GK Dose

World Press Freedom Prize 2019 awarded to Myanmar Journalists – GK Dose

The World Press Freedom Prize also known as UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize is formally conferred every year by Director-General of UNESCO, on occasion of World Press Freedom Day observed on 3 May. Recipients of World Press Freedom Prize 2019 In 2019 award would be shared by two jailed Myanmar journalists ‘Wa Lone’ and ‘Kyaw Soe Oo’ who reported…

US Air Force General Tod Wolters appointed as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander – GK Dose

US Air Force General Tod Wolters appointed as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander – GK Dose

The United States Air Force General Tod D. Wolters was sworn in as top military officer of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), at NATO’s military headquarters in Mons, southern Belgium. Tod D. Wolters Service: He is a former US pilot who has served as commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces in…

Defence Ministry approves Indian Navy’s proposal to acquire 10 ‘Kamov Ka-31’ helicopters from Russia – GK Dose

Defence Ministry approves Indian Navy’s proposal to acquire 10  ‘Kamov Ka-31’ helicopters from Russia – GK Dose

Ministry of Defence has approved Indian Navy’s proposal to acquire 10 Kamov-31 helicopters from Russia. The deal worth Rs.3,600 crore, is a move to strengthen Indian Navies  capability against aerial threats to its aircraft carriers and large warships. Key Highlights The Kamov-31 helicopters would be deployed on Indian Navy’s aircraft carriers and warships including INS…

Nileena M. S authored Article ‘Coalgate 2.0’ wins Asian College of Journalism’s Award for Investigative Journalism, 2018 – GK Dose

Nileena M. S authored Article ‘Coalgate 2.0’ wins Asian College of Journalism’s Award for Investigative Journalism, 2018 – GK Dose

Article titled ‘Coalgate 2.0’, authored by Nileena M. S. and published in March 2018 issue of ‘The Caravan’ magazine, won Asian College of Journalism’s Award for Investigative Journalism, 2018. ‘Coalgate 2.0’ The article investigates allotment of ‘captive coal blocks’ in Parba East and Kanta Basan regions of Chhattisgarh. It explores deforestation, re locations of people, loss of livelihood, and denial…

Chief Economic Advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian appointed as Advisory Council Member in 15th Finance Commission – GK Dose

Chief Economic Advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian appointed as Advisory Council Member in 15th Finance Commission – GK Dose

The Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) to Central government, Dr. Krishnamurthy Subramanian is appointed as twelfth (12) member of Advisory Council of Fifteenth (15th) Finance Commission (FCc). Advisory Council It now has 12 members, which include noted economists Surjit Bhalla, Arvind Virmani, Indira Rajaraman and M Govinda Rao among others. Role and Function: To is to…

CFTRI to send food to Cyclone Fani hit areas – GK Dose

CFTRI to send food to Cyclone Fani hit areas – GK Dose

Mysore based Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), has prepared nearly one lakh meals for distribution in cyclone Fani hit areas of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal. The severe cyclonic storm named Cyclone Fani had recently made a landfall impact on May 3, 2019 in Puri on Odisha coast. About CFTRI It is a…