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Daily Current Affairs Update: 12th May

Staying updated with the daily current affair is crucial for the aspirants preparing for the government job examinations. 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 at 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 of 12th May covering the news from International Nurses Day to the launching of Pranavayu programme by Bengaluru.

Ministry of MSME launches CHAMPIONS Portal

“CHAMPIONS” portal has been launched by the Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). It is a technology-driven Control Room-Cum-Management Information System. CHAMPION stands for Creation and Harmonious Application of Modern Processes for Increasing the Output and National Strength. This portal is a one-stop-shop solution of the MSME Ministry.

Prince Harry-Meghan Markle’s biography to be published in August

The first biopic on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s life, titled ‘Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family’ would be published on August 11, 2020. The book is a biopic, written by royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike launches “Pranavayu” programme

A programme named “Pranavayu” has been launched by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, Karnataka. The programme has been launched by the city corporation to create awareness on the need to self examine the respiratory health for Bengaloreans, as the district has 175 confirmed COVID 19 positive cases.

Para-athlete Deepa Malik announces retirement

Para-athlete Deepa Malik has declared her retirement from Paralympics games in order to serve as the office-bearer in the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI). As per the National Sports Code, an active athlete cannot hold an official post in any federation. She is the first Indian woman to earn a medal at the Paralympic Games and has bagged a total of 58 national and 23 international medals during her illustrious career.

Bengaluru Airport: Voted as the best regional airport in India & Central Asia

The Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru has won this year’s SKYTRAX Award for Best Regional Airport in India and Central Asia. The airport was voted by customers because of the Best Regional Airport in India & Central Asia for the third time in four years at the 2020 World Airport Awards.

HRD Minister launches Central Univ. of Odisha Helpline “Bharosa”

Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has launched Central University of Odisha Helpline “Bharosa”. This helpline has been launched with the aim of relieving the student community from the discomfort caused during the troubled time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi takes charge as Secretary of MNRE

Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi has taken the charge as Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. He has succeeded Anand Kumar, who has been appointed as the Secretary of Ministry of Culture.

NIV-Pune develops India’s 1st antibody testing kit “ELISA”

India’s first indigenous antibody testing kit “ELISA” has been successfully produced by the National Institute of Virology, Pune. This antibody testing kit will assist in surveillance of the proportion of the population exposed to SARSCoV2 infection and hence, it will help in battling COVID-19. For mass-scale production of the ELISA test kits, ICMR has tied-up with ZYDUS CADILA.

Former Lok Sabha MP Raja Rangappa Naik passes away

Former Lok Sabha MP and senior Janta Dal(S) leader Raja Rangappa Naik passed away. He got elected to the Lok Sabha in 1996. He represented the Raichur Lok Sabha constituency in the Indian state of Karnataka.

DRDO develops “UV systems” to sanitise electronic gadgets

DRDO’s Research Centre Imarat (RCI) lab, Hyderabad developed an automated contactless UVC sanitisation cabinet named defence Research Ultraviolet Sanitiser (DRUVS). It has been created to sanitise mobile phones, iPods, laptops, currency notes, cheque leafs, challans, passbooks, paper, envelopes, etc.

Israel names street after Rabindranath Tagore on his 159th anniversary

Israel named a street in Tel Aviv after Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore as a tribute on his 159th birthday on 08 May. Israel named it ‘Tagore Street’ to commemorate his birth anniversary.

Founding father of Rock ‘n’ roll Little Richard passes away

Founding father of Rock ‘n’ roll, Little Richard passed away. His full name Richard Wayne Penniman, was drafted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of its first group of inductees in 1986. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993 from the Recording Academy.

MP govt launches ‘FIR Aapke Dwar’ Yojana

Madhya Pradesh government has started country’s 1st ever ‘FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana’ in Bhopal. ‘FIR Aapke Dwar’ Yojana has begun as a pilot project in 23 Police Stations including one urban and one rural Police Station at 11 Divisional Headquarters. For this Yojana “Dial 100” vehicle would have skilled Head Constables to lodge FIR.

International Nurses Day observed globally on 12 May

International Nurse Day is celebrated globally on 12 May every year. This day commemorates the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. She was also remembered as Lady with the Lamp. She was the founder of modern nursing and was a British social reformer and statistician.

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