Current Affairs : 13-05-2020 in English

Economy

  • This Tech company has announced the launch of Back2Business solution boxes for helping Indian small and medium businesses (SMBs) - Microsoft.

International

  • On 12 May 2020, this country successfully launched two satellites, Xingyun-2 01 and 02, to test the space-based Internet of Things (IoT) communications technology - China.

National

  • Winner of the 2020 SKYTRAX Award for Best Regional Airport in India and Central Asia at the 2020 World Airport Awards - Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru.
  • Technology driven Management Information System that launched by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises - CHAMPIONS (Creation and Harmonious Application of Modern Processes for Increasing the Output and National Strength).
  • On 9 May 2020, the total number of enrolments under the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) stands at - 2,23,54,028.
  • The Registration Committee (RC) operating under the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) has suggested a complete ban on the use of these TB drugs on crops - Streptomycin and Tetracycline.
  • The Finance Ministry on May 11, 2020 released Rs 6,195.08 crore to _____ states as the second equated monthly installment of the Post Devolution Revenue Deficit Grant - 14 states.

Persons in News

  • Author of the Urdu novel "Ek Boond Lahoo Ki" - Joginder Paul.
  • Person who has been re-inducted into the National Anti-Doping Agency's Disciplinary Panel - Akhil Kumar (boxer).

Sports

  • First Indian who won the Fed Cup Heart Award 2020 for Asia/Oceania zone - Sania Mirza (Tennis player).
  • Winner of the Fed Cup Heart Award 2020 for Europe/Africa zone - Anett Kontaveit (Estonia).
  • Winner of the Fed Cup Heart Award 2020 for Americas region - Fernanda Contreras Gomez (Mexico).

State Current Affairs

  • First state in India which has launched the ‘FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana’ - Madhya Pradesh.

Science

  • This indian institute developed a Non-Invasive BiPAP Ventilator, called “SwasthVayu” - CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bangalore.

General Knowledge

  • International Tennis Federation (ITF) - Founded: 01 March 1913; Headquarters: London, United Kingdom.
  • Atal Pension Yojana (APY) was launched on - 9 May 2015.
  • Sports Authority of India (SAI) - Founded: 1984; Headquarters: Delhi.
  • Khadi And Village Industries Commission (KVIC) - Founded: 1957; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) - Founded: 24 November 2005; Headquarters: Delhi.
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