GK & CA
Collection of weekly GK & CA since year 2016.
Russia constructs its first Stealth Bomber
State Health Register to be launched by Karnataka Govt
“State Health Register” to collect data of all its citizens. The register is first of its kind in the country. The register will hold names of all the citizens of the state. The need to maintain such a register has been raised by COVID-19. The project is to be launched from Chikkaballapur district in Karnataka.
New Fresh water fish “Punitus Sanctus” found
Important days (23rd May to 30th May)
May 29: International Day of UN Peacekeepers
World Vape Day to be observed on May 30
May 28: World Hunger Day
Nepal approves new Map: Includes Kalapani
First 12,000 HP Electric Loco
On May 19, 2020, the Indian Railways operationalized the first 12,000 HP electric locomotive. The locomotive was built by the French Alstom Company under the Make in India initiative.The locomotive was manufactured at the Madhepura Electric Locomotive in Bihar. It is capable of hauling 6000 tonnes at a top speed of 120 km/hr.
Sun has entered into deepest period of Sunshine Recession
A rare palm from South Andaman Island has found its second home in Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI) Kerala. The species has been brought to the Indian mainland to prevent its extinction.
Important days (15th May to 21 May)
May 21: International Tea Day
May 20: World Bee Day
COVID-19 vaccine trials that infect participants
WHO backs COVID-19 vaccine trials that deliberately infect participants.The guidelines say it would be ‘substantially faster’ as far fewer participants need to be exposed to candidate vaccines. (Source: The Hindu)
MP:1st State to launch innovative FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana
Under the scheme, a person need not go to the police station to dodge a complaint. The scheme has deployed the head constables to register the complaints from the people. The scheme will also enable on spot FIR registrations. When the complaints are serious, they will be forwarded to senior officers.
SWASTHVAYU: India creates developing ventilator in 36 days
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) NAL (National Aerospace Laboratories), Bengaluru has developed a ventilator called “Swasthvayu”. The ventilator has been designed in a record time of 36 days. The ventilator developed by CSIR is a Non-Invasive BiPAP Ventilator.
Under 17 FIFA Women World Cup to begin in 2021
The angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2 lies in the outer surface of cells of lungs, heart, kidneys. The primary function of the enzyme is to regulate the transport of amino acids (amino acids are formed from digestion of proteins).
May 9: World Migratory Bird Day
World Migratory Bird Day observed on May 9 every year is celebrated to raise awareness about conservation and ecological importance of such birds in the global ecosystem. The theme of World Migratory Bird Day 2020 is “Birds Connect Our World”.
NSAFE: First antimicrobial and washable Face Mask
With increasing demand for face masks to contain transmission of deadly COVID-19 virus, an IIT-Delhi startup has launched an antimicrobial and washable face mask that can be reused upto 50 launderings. The startup named Nanosafe Solutions has developed "NSafe", which the team claims can reduce cost of using mask effectively.
Visakhapatnam gas leak: claims 11 lives; 350 hospitalised
Eleven people, including a six-year-old girl, died and over 350 were admitted to hospitals after styrene monomer gas leaked from a chemical plant belonging to LG Polymers at RR Venkatapuram in Visakhapatnam on Thursday. The gas leak began around 3.30 a.m. in the plant that stands amidst a densely populated area.
Iraq new Prime Minister: Mustafa Al Kadhimi
Iraq’s appointment of a new prime minister this week ends months of political deadlock, but to ease the country’s accelerating crises, he will now have to win political backing for crucial reforms in the face of deep-rooted vested interests. Iraq named Mustafa al-Kadhimi, a former intelligence chief, as prime minister.
Vandhe Bharat Mission: The Biggest Evacuation Exercise
Operation “Samudra Setu” launched by Indian Navy
Taking steps to evacuate Indians stranded overseas, the Indian Navy on Tuesday launched 'Operation Samudra Setu' (Sea Bridge) sending naval ships Jalashwa and Magar to the Port of Malè, Republic of Maldives. "The Operation Samudra Setu will commence evacuation operations from 08 May 2020 as part of Phase-1,” Navy officials said.
May 5: World Asthma Day
World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. It is also to raise awareness, care and support for those people who are affected by asthma. World Asthma Day takes place on the first Tuesday of May. The theme of 2012's event was "You Can Control Your Asthma".
Commonwealth Youth Games postponed to 2023
The 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games was on postponed to 2023 because of clash of dates with Tokyo Olympics, which has been pushed back by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was taken by the Commonwealth Games Federation Executive Board.
Alzheimer Inhibitor developed
Lock Down improves water quality of Ganges
The water pollution of a river is measured based on Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD). The Ganga has become dump yard for industrial waste and untreated sewage. Since 1985, several schemes and programmes have been launched to clean Ganga starting with Ganga Action Plan I. Later in 2015, the biggest initiative Namami Gange was launched.
The programme aimed to maintain the health of front-line workers of COVID-19. It was a joint venture of AIIA and Delhi Police and was titled AYURAKSHA “Corona Se Jung-Delhi Police Ke Sang”. The main objective of the programme is to fight against simple and time tested Ayurveda immunity boosting measures.
Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor:
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