Daily Current Affairs Update:11th May 2020

Staying updated with the daily current affair is crucial for the aspirants preparing for the government job examinations. The latest news of national and international importance is what many people seek on a daily basis. With so much happening around you, it must be difficult to get all the news of the day in one place. To help the aspirants get an insight into the news of the day, we are providing you with the daily current affairs update. In this post, we will cover all the important news useful for government job aspirants.

SC ruling brings Cooperative Banks under “SARFAESI Act”

The Supreme Court of India ruling has brought the state and multi-state cooperative banks under the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest (SARFAESI) Act, 2002. The Judgement was delivered by a 5-judge bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra. The ruling aims to remove the delays caused by going through the civil court or summary procedure under the Cooperative Societies Act.

“Mission Sagar” started by India to assist island nations in EIO

Amid the coronavirus crisis, “Mission Sagar” has been commenced by the Government of India to provide assistance to Eastern Indian Ocean Region Nations. Under this mission, Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kesari has been deployed, carrying on board two medical assistance teams, essential Food Items and COVID related Medicines and Special Ayurvedic Medicines to five Island countries in the Indian Ocean namely Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar and Comoros.

WHO & UNPA releases postage stamp on the anniversary of smallpox eradication

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) have released a commemorative Postage Stamp on the 40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox. The stamp serves to honour the millions of people working together, from world leaders and international organizations to rural doctors and community doctors to eradicate smallpox.

SBI General Insurance rolls out Health Insurance Policy “Arogya Sanjeevani”

A standard health insurance policy named “Aarogya Sanjeevani” has been launched by the State Bank of India General Insurance. It provides hospitalisation cover anywhere in India with sums insured ranging from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh. It will also cover the hospitalisation treatment cost of COVID–19, hence will help in making affordable health care more accessible in times like these.

Startup India-Animal Husbandry Grand Challenge Awards

Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Giriraj Singh has presented the award to the winners of “Startup India-Animal Husbandry Grand Challenge”.

Here is the list of winners:

S.No. Category Winner
1 Value Added Products Krushak Mitra Agro Services Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
2 Eliminating Milk Adulteration White Gold Technologies LLP, Mumbai
3 Product Traceability EmerTech Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
4 E-commerce Solutions MoooFarm, Gurugram, Haryana
5 Breed Improvement & Animal Nutrition Adis Technologies, Belagavi, Karnataka

Narinder Batra to serve as FIH’s President till 2021

Narinder Batra’s term as the President of International Hockey Federation has been extended until May 2021. The Executive Board of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has also decided to postpone the 47th FIH Congress, initially planned on 28 October-1 November 2020 in New Delhi, to May 2021.

ICMR partners with Bharat Biotech for Indian COVID-19 vaccine

The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has tied-up with Bharat Biotech International Limited to develop indigenous COVID-19 vaccine. It to be developed with the help of virus strains that have been isolated from COVD-19 patients at ICMR’s National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. ICMR has also shared one of the 11 virus strains that it managed to culture with Bharat Biotech.

India celebrates National Technology Day on 11th May

India celebrated National Technology Day on 11 May to mark the successful testing of Shakti-I nuclear missile at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range in Rajasthan. The Pokhran nuclear test was held on 11 May 1998. Shakti also knows as the Pokhran Nuclear Test was the first nuclear test code-named ‘Smiling Buddha’ was carried out in May 1974.

Eminent historian Hari Shankar Vasudevan passes away

Eminent historian Hari Shankar Vasudevan passed away due to COVID-19. He was renowned worldwide for his work on Russian and European history and Indo-Russian relations. He has also authored books such as Shadows of Substance: Indo-Russian Trade and Military-Technical Cooperation (2010), and Footsteps of Afanasii Nikitin: Travels through Eurasia and India in the Early 21st Century (2015).

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