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Current Affairs : 17-05-2020 in English

Important Day

  • National Dengue Day - 16 May.
  • Theme of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (17 May) for the year 2020 - “Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.

Defence

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved the launch of the Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS) with an outlay of - Rs.400 crore.

International

  • Indian government is fully geared for maiden EXIM cargo movement through the Indo Bangladesh Protocol (IBP) route and containers of steel fillings are being loaded at Haldia port for - Dhaka.

Persons in News

  • New managing director of Jammu and Kashmir Bank - Zubair Iqbal.
  • New chairman of the Mahanagar Gas Ltd - Manoj Jain.

State Current Affairs

  • This state government has increased the annual income limit of parents from Rs one lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh under for their children to get free education under the Right to Education Act - Rajasthan.
  • This state government will be launching its ambitious Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana on 21st May 2020 - Chhattisgarh.

Science

  • Scientists at this institute in Durgapur have developed Pneumatically Operated Mobile Indoor Disinfection Unit (POMID) - CSIR- Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute.
  • Scientists at the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) and this institute in Thiruvananthapuram have jointly developed new generation Iron-Manganese based alloys for biodegradable metal implants for use in humans - Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences.

General Knowledge

  • Athletics Federation of India (AFI) came into existence in – 1946.
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU) - Founded: 17 May 1865; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Sikkim - Statehood: 15 May 1975; Capital: Gangtok.
  • Chhattisgarh - Statehood: 01 November 2000; Capital: Raipur.
  • Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) - Founded: 27 October 1986; Headquarters: Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) - Founded: 1982; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • Mahanagar Gas Limited - Founded: 8 May 1995; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • The Ujh Multipurpose Project (MPP) is situated in - Jammu and Kashmir.

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