1. The International Jazz Day is celebrated every year on April 30 to enhance cooperation and dialogue among people and create awareness about the virtues of jazz.
  2. Freedom Fighter Hema Bharali who passed away recently belonged to Assam.
  3. Dr. Thangjam Dhabali Singh has been conferred with the ‘Order of Rising Sun’ by the Japanese government for promoting strong Indo-Japan ties.
  4. Alabama teen Vaneeza Rupani has named NASA’s pioneering Mars Helicopter “Ingenuity” which will be the first aircraft to fly to the planet.
  5. John Bolton has written the book ‘The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir’.
  6. Chhattisgarh has topped in the list of states providing employment to unskilled labourers under MGNREGA.
  7. Nitin Gadkari has launched the bank of schemes, ideas, innovation & research portal on MSMEs to provide access to all schemes of Union, States and UTs and upload ideas and researches in the sector.
  8. Juan Ferrando has been appointed as the new head coach of FC Goa football club.
  9. Jacqueline Hughes has taken charge as the Director-General of International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).
  10. Fintech firm HAPPY has launched the ‘Lockdown Loan’ scheme for MSMEs to tide over the Covid-19 crisis.
  11. Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune has developed a Microwave sterilizer named Atulya to disintegrate COVID-19 using differential healing the range of 56 to 60 degrees Celsius temperature.
  12. Shikha Sharma has been named as an advisor to the digital payment app Google pay.
  13. The Delhi police Commissioner has launched Ayuraksha initiative to maintain the health of front line Covid warriors by ensuring immunity boosting measures are in place.
  14. The Chief minister of Sikkim launched a portal to gather public feedback & suggestions on government schemes and general administration.
  15. Chuni Goswami who passed away at the age of 82 was a famous Footballer.
  16. Suresh K Reddy has been named as India’s new ambassador to Brazil.
  17. Japan has decided to Support ADB Developing Member Countries’ Response to COVID-19 Challenges by providing $150 million through its fund for poverty reduction.
  18. Sania Mirza has become the First Indian to get nominated for Fed Cup Heart Award from the Asia/ Oceania zone.
  19. Chak-Hao from Manipur has recently received a GI tag. It is a variety of Rice which has been used in Manipur over centuries.
  20. Anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg who passed away recently belonged to South Africa.
  21. The government of Tripura has launched an Agri entrepreneur facilitation desk to boost primary sectors of the economy after lifting of the nationwide lockdown.
  22. The National Board for Wildlife has permitted coal mining in the forest area of Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve, Assam.
  23. The CSIR has launched Kisan Sabha App to connect farmers to the supply chain and freight transportation Management System.
  24. The Department of Science & Technology has launched YASH program to address health risks related to COVID-19.
  25. Girish Kuber has written the book ‘Shivaji in South Block: The Unwritten History of a Proud People’.
  26. RV Smith who passed away recently was a famous Author.
  27. T Pradeep has been chosen for the Nikkei Asia Prizes 2020 for clean water technology.
  28. Ross Taylor has bagged the New Zealand Cricketer of the year award.
  29. The Government has raised the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Minor Forest Produce (MFP) of 49 items in view of circumstances arising out of Covid 19. The prices are revised every 3 years by the pricing cell of the Ministry of Tribal affairs.
  30. TV serial Ramayan has set the world record for becoming the most viewed entertainment programme globally.
  31. Ajay Tirkey has assumed charge as the Secretary of Women and Child development Ministry.
  32. Maharashtra has become the first one in the country to provide free and cashless insurance premium to people of the state.
  33. CAIT has launched a national e-commerce marketplace ‘bharatmarket’ to help retail traders provide services to customers.
  34. Australia get top place in the ICC Test rankings for first time since October 2016.
  35. Saffron from Kashmir has recently been given the geographical indication by the GI registry.
  36. 3 Indians have been selected for the prestigious membership of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2020.
  37. The World Tuna Day is observed annually on May 2 to raise awareness about the importance of tuna.
  38. Theme of the World Press Freedom Day observed annually on May 3 – Journalism without Fear or Favor.
  39. World Laughter Day is observed on the first Sunday of May every year. The day was first celebrated in 1998.
  40. The Coal Miners Day is observed annually on May 4 to honor the sacrifice of coal miners.
  41. A recent campaign ‘IDEAthon’ has been launched by the Central Government. The campaign focuses on River management.
  42. PM Narendra Modi is all set to participate in Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) virtual summit on coronavirus. It is being organized at the initiative of Azerbaijan.
  43. Neeraj Dhawan has been appointed as the Chief Risk officer of Yes Bank.
  44. The International Firefighters Day is observed on 4 May to remember the firefighter’s who have died while serving the community.
  45. Ramesh Babu has been appointed as the Director (operations) of NTPC.
  46. The International Dawn Chorus Day is being celebrated on May 3 in 2020 to encourage people to listen to the sound of birds.
  47. The 13th webinar of the Ministry of Tourism focused on Sariska Tiger reserve in the “Dekho Apna Desh” series.
  48. Prahlad Patel has released an e-book on “Prof. B. B. Lal -India Rediscovered” who is known for his immense contribution to the field of archaeology.
  49. The International Spring Astronomy Day is celebrated on May 2 and again on September 26 to create awareness among people about the beautiful universe.
  50. Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi who passed away due to breathing problems was a member of Lokpal of India.
  51. The CSIR has launched Kisan Sabha app to help farmers connect to the supply chain and resolve agriculture related issues.
  52. RBI has cancelled the licence of CKP Cooperative Bank as a result of the bank’s weak financial position.
  53. Uttar Pradesh has made the Arogya Setu app a must for those in hotspot areas.
  54. Peter Ebdon who retired recently after having a spinal surgery was related with Snooker.
  55. Australia has banned the use of saliva used to shine the cricket ball via release of guidelines for gradual return of professional and recreational sport.
  56. The Union Health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has launched Covid Katha multimedia guide to educate and strengthen public understanding of science and health.
  57. HDFC bank has released a song amidst the ongoing national lockdown to keep hopes up amidst Covid-19 pandemic.
  58. The Commonwealth Youth Games 2021 have been rescheduled to 2023 due to the clash of dates with Tokyo Olympics.
  59. The World Championships 2021 which has been postponed to November-December will be held in Carolina Marin Stadium, Spain.
  60. Russia is all set to be the first one to Launch a Satellite for monitoring Arctic Climate this Year.
  61. Theme of World Asthma Day observed every year on the 5th of May – Enough Asthma Death.
  62. Himachal Pradesh has decided to launch the Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna guaranteeing at least 120 days of employment to people living in the urban areas.
  63. Chandigarh has launched CHDCOVID mobile app for COVID-19 to provide access to all information related to Covid-19.
  64. BharatPe has launched two voice-based apps to curb the need to touch handsets for checking transactions amidst the covid-19 outbreak.
  65. The Aarogya Setu app launched by the government has introduced Mitr Portal for telemedicine services and consultation to people.
  66. “The Saras Collection” launched on the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal showcases Daily utility products made by Self Help Groups.
  67. IIT Hyderabad has partnered with the Hong Kong Financial Capital Firm to Create a global network as well as a Venture Ecosystem.
  68. Facebook has collaborated with the actors from Bollywood to put together a fundraiser concert ‘I FOR INDIA’.
  69. India get 3rd place in the publication of scientific journals.
  70. Discus thrower Sandeep Kumari has been slapped with a four-year ban by WADA for flunking a doping test.
  71. Poet and Writer Nissar Ahmed who passed away recently belonged to Karnataka.
  72. DRDO has developed an Ultra Violet Disinfection Tower for rapid and chemical free disinfection of high prone areas.
  73. DBS Bank has slashed India’s FY21 GDP forecast to 1 percent from its earlier 1.5 percent projection.
  74. Ashok Michael Pinto has been nominated by President Trump as a representative to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
  75. West Bengal has launched an exit app for stranded people of other states who want to return to their native place.
  76. ICMR has decided to leverage Watson – virtual agent – to enable rapid response to Covid19 testing facilities and bolster rapid response to India’s frontline testing facilities.
  77. Sriram Venkataraman has been appointed as the new Chief Financial officer of Flipkart and Myntra.
  78. Rahul Chhabra has been appointed as the new economic relations secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs.
  79. American private equity firm Silver Lake has decided to buy a stake in Jio Platforms.
  80. Sport governing body FINA has postponed the 2021 Fukuoka world championships to May 2022 due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
  81. 3 photojournalists from India have won the Pulitzer 2020 prize.
  82. Youssef Hossam who has been banned for life for match fixing after his brother was also excluded on corruption charges, is related with Tennis.
  83. Theme of the International Midwives’ Day observed annually on 5th of May every year – Midwives with women: celebrate, demonstrate, mobilize, unite – our time is NOW!
  84. Jharkhand has launched three schemes – Birsa Harit Gram Yojana, Neelambar Pitambar Jal Samriddhi Yojana and Poto Ho Khel Vikas scheme to boost rural employment in a bid to revive the economy after lockdown.
  85. Yegna Priya Bharat is the head of the Irdai panel on drafting standard professional indemnity policy for insurance intermediaries.
  86. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has constituted a 7-member panel to enhance audit independence and improve accountability.
  87. The Uttar Pradesh government has launched Ayush Kavach-Covid app to help people get health remedies and tell users on how to use kitchen ingredients to improve the body’s immunity.
  88. Krishnan Ramachandran has been appointed as the MD & CEO of Max Bupa Health Insurance.
  89. Indian-American attorney Saritha Komatireddy has been nominated by US President Donald Trump as a US federal court judge.
  90. Kim Jong-Un has been awarded a commemorative war medal marking the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany by Vladimir Putin.
  91. The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) has tied up with Eyestem Research Private Limited to take up research activities related to Covid-19.
  92. The Indian Navy has launched Samudra Setu operation to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas.
  93. Portal GARUD launched by DGCA to provide fast-track approval to COVID-19 related drone operations.
  94. Himachal Pradesh is planning to launch a new programme ‘Nigah’ in order to educate the people in the state about social distancing and quarantine measures.
  95. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), constituent lab Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) have signed an MoU with Tata Sons for licensing of KNOW-HOW related to rapid and accurate diagnosis of COVID-19.
  96. Tarun Bajaj has been nominated by the Government on the board of the Reserve Bank of India.
  97. Suryoday Small Finance Bank has launched a new working capital product to help customers meet the urgent liquidity requirements during the lockdown.
  98. NABARD has disbursed 12,767 crores to State Co-operative Banks and Regional Rural Banks across the country to augment their resources for extending credit to the farmers.
  99. The Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh has launched an app to monitor the agriculture needs of farmers.
  100. Shrenik Ghodawat has been honored with the 40 Most Influential Asian Under 40 recognition.
  101. PNB Housing Finance has signed an MoU with IIT Delhi to support R&D activities related to covid-19.
  102. Theme of the World Hand Hygiene Day observed annually on 5th May – Save Lives: Clean Your Hands.
  103. NITI Aayog is all set to start a campaign to ‘protect’ senior citizens during COVID-19.
  104. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has been reappointed as the Chairperson of the Parliament’s public accounts committee.
  105. DPS Negi has been appointed as the new Director General of the Labour Bureau in the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
  106. Mustafa al-Kadhimi has been chosen as the new Prime Minister by the Iraqi Parliament.
  107. World Athletics Day is observed annually on May 7.
  108. Saurabh Lodha has received the Young Career Award in Nano Science And Technology by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.
  109. IIT Kanpur has joined hands with Bharat Dynamics Ltd for the development of affordable ventilators for Covid-19 treatment.
  110. Jitendra Singh has addressed the Bamboo Conclave via Video-conference to discuss the use of bamboo reserves and its role in strengthening the country’s economy.
  111. International No Diet Day is celebrated on May 6 annually. It was first celebrated in UK.
  112. The Biography of Captain Vijyant Thapar “Vijyant at Kargil: The Life of a Kargil Hero” has been released by Penguin publishing house.
  113. Ex-Union min Dalit Ezhilmalai who passed away recently belonged to AIADMK.
  114. The Central Government has extended the one-time limit for filing annual GST returns for financial year 2018-19 till September 30.
  115. Tripura has launched an online portal scholarships.gov.in to provide scholarships to students in the final year of college or universities.
  116. IIT alumni have launched a Covid-19 Test Bus in Mumbai to carry out rapid testing in the dense urban areas.
  117. The Tamil Nadu state government employee retirement age has been increased from 58 to 59.
  118. Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank has launched an emergency loan facility for farmers with a maximum loan of up to Rs 50000.
  119. Punjab National Bank has opened an emergency credit line for MSMEs to enhance liquidity in the current coronavirus crisis.
  120. The Vesak Day 2020 is observed globally on May 7 annually to commemorate the birth of Lord Buddha.
  121. E-commerce platform DOT has launched a QR-based contactless payments solution for merchants as well as consumers.
  122. The World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is observed every year on May 8 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of Red Cross.
  123. Theme of the World Thalassaemia Day observed annually on the 8th of May – The dawning of a new era for thalassaemia: Time for a global effort to make novel therapies accessible and affordable to patients.
  124. Iran’s currency Rial is set to get a new name and will be re-named Toman along with being re-valued.
  125. Madhya Pradesh has a Unique vehicle “Sanjeevani” been developed at the local level to investigate suspected patients without coming in contact with them.
  126. Dr. Harsh Vardhan has launched the ‘AYUSH Sanjivani’ App and two interdisciplinary studies involving AYUSH interventions for COVID 19.
  127. The tenure of Dia Mirza as UNEP Goodwill Ambassador has been extended till 2022.
  128. Delhi has ranked on top in terms of Internet penetration according to a study by the IAMAI.
  129. According to the latest data by the CMIE, Unemployment rates have soared to 27.11 percent amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  130. Vande Bharat Mission launched by the Central Government to bring back stranded Indians from abroad due to the coronavirus lockdown.
  131. The UN has launched a $ 6.7 billion-dollar global appeal to fight the covid19 pandemic, thereby trebling an earlier appeal made by the UN with a focus on vulnerable countries.
  132. SBI has cut its benchmark lending rate by 15 basis points and also introduced a special deposit scheme for senior citizens with a higher interest rate.
  133. IMF has approved $18 Billion in Emergency Financing for 50 Countries during the coronavirus pandemic.
  134. ADB has approved $500 million for Bangladesh to bolster the efforts of the government to manage the impact of COVID-19.
  135. The estimated economic growth rate of India in FY21 as per Moody’s Investors Service is 0 percent.
  136. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has decided to offer a loan of $ 500 million to aid India’s Covid 19 efforts and expand its response capacity.
  137. IIT Delhi start-up Nanosafe Solutions has developed masks which can be reused up to 50 times and complies with standards of breathability.
  138. Leela Samson will head the five-member jury for awarding the JCB Prize for Literature 2020.
  139. Indian Cricketer Ajinkya Rahane has become the brand ambassador for edtech company ELSA Corporation.
  140. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has inaugurated 80 km long road curtailing Kailash-Mansarovar pilgrimage time to less than 6 days from before.
  141. Pravasi Rahat Mitra app launched by Yogi Adityanath to help migrant citizens coming to Uttar Pradesh by providing them information related to government schemes and livelihood opportunities.
  142. TRIFED has collaborated with Art of Living to provide Free Ration Kits to Needy Tribes India Artisans.
  143. Vista Equity Partners will invest Rs 11,367 crore in Jio platforms for 2.32 percent stake in the company. It is the third deal after Facebook and Silver Lake’s share acquisition plans.
  144. Cardiologist and university professor Dimitris Kremastinos who passed away recently held Health Minister position in the Greek Government.
  145. China’s new space capsule Long March 5B has landed safely to end its 1st uncrewed test flight.
  146. According to Japanese Brokerage Nomura the Indian economy may contract 0.4 percent in FY21 on account of the coronavirus pandemic.
  147. FM Nirmala Sitaraman has launched INR-USD contract on BSE’s India INX & NSE’s NSE-IFSC at GIFT City in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  148. The World Bank has approved a 400 million loan to help Afghanistan deal with COVID-19 crisis and sustain the pace of economic reforms in the country.
  149. SBI General Insurance has launched the Aarogya Sanjeevani Health Insurance Policy providing hospitalization cover anywhere in India with sums ranging from Rs 1 to Rs 5 lacs.
  150. India Post has partnered with the ICMR for delivery of COVID-19 testing kits to 200 labs in the country.
  151. The Ministry of Defence has inked a 1200 crore with Tata Power for modernizing 37 air bases belonging to the air force, navy and coast guard.
  152. Tata Consumer Products has tied up with Domino’s and Zomato to deliver essential goods to the doorsteps of customers who need them.
  153. The World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated twice a year in May and in October with a focus on bird conservation. It was first celebrated in 2006.
  154. Hari Shankar Vasudevan who passed away at the age of 68, was a famous Historian.
  155. National Technology Day is observed every year on 11 May across the country to celebrate the anniversary of Pokhran nuclear tests of 1998.
  156. The WHO and the UN postal agency has released a Commemorative Stamp on the 40th Anniversary of the eradication of Smallpox.
  157. Mission Sagar Launched by India to assist island nations in Eastern Indian Ocean by providing food items and medicines amidst the Covid 19 pandemic.
  158. Tamil Nadu government has formed a panel under ex-RBI Governor R Rangarajan to advise measures to bring the economy back on track in wake of economic challenges triggered by the covid-19 pandemic.
  159. Mahindra & Mahindra has launched a Digital Car Buying Platform ‘OwnOnline’ To Boost Sales Amid Covid-19 Crisis.
  160. Narinder Batra’s Term as the President of International Hockey Federation has been extended to 2021.
  161. The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying has launched Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge to scout for innovative and commercially viable solutions to address problems related to the animal husbandry & dairy sector.
  162. CII along with the Technology Development Board of the Department of Science & Technology will organize a Digital Conference on re-booting the economy through Science, Technology And Research Translations.
  163. Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand has written the biography on Prince Harry & Meghan Markle titled ‘Finding Freedom’.
  164. TreeShade Books is the publisher of Vadhan’s new book “Fear of God” which deals with corruption vigilantism law and courtroom drama.
  165. International Mother’s Day is observed every year on May 10.
  166. Rohit Bharadwaj will head the 6-member panel formed by the Sports Authority of India to prepare a Standard operating procedure for phased resumption of training across sporting disciplines after the national lockdown is lifted.
  167. Country’s 1st indigenous antibody-based testing kit COVID KAVACH ELISA developed by the National Institute of Virology.
  168. DRDO has developed an automated UV system DRUVs to sanitize electronic gadgets, papers & currency notes.
  169. CSIR has approved Development of human monoclonal antibodies which will be useful to neutralize SARS-CoV-2 in patients.
  170. The Central government has set up a 6-member panel to review production sharing contracts owing to the fall in crude oil prices.
  171. Anil Bhansali has been appointed as the VP Engineering of Google Cloud, India.
  172. Singer Betty Wright won Grammy awards who passed away at 66.
  173. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Government has hiked the 2020-21 Market Borrowing Limit to Rs 12 lakh crore.
  174. Bengaluru has launched the Pranavayu programme with an aim to create awareness on the need to self-examine respiratory health.
  175. ICMR has collaborated with Bharat Biotech to come up with Indian COVID-19 vaccine.
  176. Theme of International Nurses Day celebrated annually on 12th May – A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health.
  177. Madhya Pradesh has recently launched the country’s first ever ‘FIR Aapke Dwar’ Yojana.
  178. Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi has assumed charge as Secretary in the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.
  179. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has launched the ‘Bharosa’ helpline in Central University of Odisha to help students in distress and provide relief amidst the covid 19 pandemic.
  180. Siddharth Varadarajan is one of the recipients of the Deutsche Welle Freedom of Speech Award.
  181. Former Minister Ratnakar Rao who passed away recently belonged to Congress.
  182. CSIR – National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bengaluru has developed a Non-Invasive Ventilator named BiPAP to treat COVID-19 patients.
  183. The education department of Jharkhand has collaborated with Doordarshan to start online classes for School children.
  184. The airport of Bengaluru has been voted as the best regional airport in India & Central Asia.
  185. IIM Bangalore has been ranked among the top 50 global B-schools in executive education in the Financial Times Executive Education 2020 Rankings.
  186. Paralympian Deepa Malik has recently announced retirement to head India’s Paralympic Committee.
  187. Former JDS MP Raja Rangappa Naik who passed away the age of 61, represented Raichur constituency in the Lok Sabha.
  188. Sania Mirza has won India’s maiden Fed Cup Heart Award.
  189. Thanjavur Netti Works from Tamil Nadu has been recently awarded with the GI tag.
  190. The Centre has released 6,195 crores to 14 states to fight the coronavirus crisis pandemic.
  191. Macpower has recently unveiled the country’s first indigenous hot air seam sealing machine used to manufacture PPE kits at half price of the imported ones.
  192. Comedian Jerry Stiller who passed away recently is known for his role in Seinfield popular TV series.
  193. The MSME Ministry has launched Champions portal to address grievances of small enterprises in the country.
  194. China has launched 2 satellites Xingyun-2 01 and 02 via Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China.
  195. Kerala has brought down the infant mortality rate from 10 to a single digit of 7 per 1000 live births.
  196. China has won the inaugural FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup.
  197. Shafique Ansari who passed away recently was a famous Actor.
  198. Prime minister Narendra Modi has announced a special economic package worth Rupees 20 lakh crore to kick start the economy and make the country self-reliant.
  199. Jammu & Kashmir Government has launched a portal to facilitate its residents stranded in other parts of the country.
  200. Manoj Ahuja has been appointed the new chief of CBSE.
  201. Maharashtra government has launched online OPD services for people to resolve their difficulties during lockdown.
  202. FIFA Under-17 women’s world cup has been rescheduled to February 17, 2021. It will now be held in India.
  203. India has received USD 1 billion loan from BRICS New Development Bank to help fight against the covid-19 pandemic.
  204. Akhil Kumar has been re-inducted into the National Anti-Doping Agency’s Disciplinary Panel.
  205. Safejob and Seekify startups with Consumer Affairs Department has partnered to power the Suraksha Store initiative’ designed to cater for the health and safety of citizens during and after the lockdown.
  206. The Government has announced the first tranche of stimulus package which is equivalent to 10 percent of the national GDP.
  207. In a recent announcement made by the Finance minister, a 25 percent cut has been done in TDS and TCS rates till 31st of March 2021.
  208. Israel has named a street in Tel Aviv after Rabindranath Tagore on his 159th Birthday.
  209. The Chief minister of Uttarakhand has launched the HOPE portal to help unemployed youth get jobs as well as offer skill development opportunities.
  210. Madhya Pradesh government has decided to pay for education of poor children from Class 1 to PhD.
  211. Haryana government has geared to provide tap connections to all rural households by December, 2022.
  212. TVS Group, Sundaram Med and IIT-Madras have jointly developed a low cost automated respiratory assistance device.
  213. Sohrai Khovar from Jharkhand has been recently awarded a GI tag.
  214. India has moved up two positions to reach the 74th rank with a score of 51.5% on a WEF’s global energy transition index.
  215. According to the latest Lance paper, 68 percent of the under-five deaths in India are caused due to child and maternal malnutrition.
  216. Odisha was the highlight of the Tourism Ministry’s Deko apna desh webinar series.
  217. India will participate in SCO foreign ministers’ virtual meet on coronavirus. Russia will host the conference.
  218. According to the United Nations, India’s growth rate is projected to slow to 1.2 percent in 2020.
  219. The Finance Minister has announced liquidity support for stressed NBFCs. The decision includes a Special liquidity scheme of 30,000 crore.
  220. The National Rifle Association of India has nominated Anjum Moudgil for the Khel Ratna award.
  221. The Indian Council for Cultural Relations has released the new song ‘United We Fight’ To Strengthen India’s Fight Against COVID-19 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  222. The US Centres for Disease and Control and Prevention has committed 3.6 million to India to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.
  223. Theme of the International Day of Families observed every year on May 15th – Families in Development: Copenhagen & Beijing + 25.
  224. The Central government has set up a New Body to Promote Rice Exports under the Agricultural and Processed Foods Export Promotion Development Authority (Apeda). India get 2nd rank in the world in case of rice production.
  225. West Bengal govt has launched a scheme to utilize 50,000-acre barren land in six districts for income generating activities include horticulture and pisciculture.
  226. Federal Bank has tied up with MoneyGram for a direct-to-bank account credit service option for customers.
  227. V Vidyavathi has been recently appointed as the Director General of Archaeological Survey of India.
  228. Lieutenant Commander Akshay Kumar has been awarded the Vice Admiral G.M. Hiranandani Memorial Rolling Trophy for the year 2020.
  229. The National Endangered Species Day is observed every year on Third Friday of May.
  230. Sai Gundewar who passed away due to brain cancer was a famous Actor.
  231. Dr Harsh Vardhan participated in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ meeting through video conference.
  232. The Indian Council for Medical Research is all set to participate in the Global Solidarity Trial by WHO for COVID-19 treatment. The trial will evaluate 4 potential antiviral agents.
  233. The Chief Minister of Gujarat has announced the Atma Nirbhar Gujarat Sahay Yojana for small shopkeepers and self-employed people.
  234. The World Bank has approved a 1-billion-dollar package for India’s urban poor and migrant workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
  235. Piyush Goyal has participated in the virtual session of G20 trade ministers.
  236. Bob Watson who passed away recently was related to Baseball.
  237. IBM has tied up with Intellect Design Arena to launch cloud services for banks and financial institutions to modernize and ensure business continuity.
  238. The Armed Forces Day in 2020 is being celebrated on May 16.
  239. The Ministry of Human Resource development, has come up with SAMARTH Enterprises Resource Planning to provide quality education to students across all universities and institutions.
  240. The Tribal Affairs Ministry in partnership with Facebook has launched the ‘Goal’ programme for Digital Skilling of Tribal Youths in the country.
  241. The government has introduced an interest subvention of 2 percent on Working Capital Loans for the Dairy sector with an additional incentive of 2% interest subvention of prompt repayments.
  242. Veteran Bengali author Debesh Roy who passed away recently won Sahitya Akademi.
  243. The World Bank has signed an agreement with West Bengal for a loan agreement of USD 145 million project to improve irrigation in the state.
  244. The Government has launched the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana for 20000 crore to develop marine & inland fisheries.
  245. Rajnath Singh has approved the launch of Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme with an outlay of 400 crore rupees.
  246. Jammu & Kashmir has launched the Samagra Shiksha programme to promote e-learning and facilitate students with complete access to education.
  247. Facebook has acquired the famous GIF-making website GIPHY.
  248. The Finance Minister has announced a 1.63 lakh core package for agriculture, fisheries and allied activities.
  249. IIT Gandhinagar has developed an interactive dashboard to help contain COVID-19 community infection post lockdown.
  250. Infosys has been selected as the Digital Transformation Partner for GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ Digital Leadership Program.
  251. Bajaj Finance Limited has launched the Digital Health EMI Network Card to make medical expenses affordable.
  252. India observes the National Dengue Day on May 16.
  253. Theme of the World Hypertension Day observed every year on May 17 – Measure Your Blood Pressure, Control It, Live Longer, to increase high blood pressure (BP) awareness in all populations around the world.
  254. As per the latest measures of economic support which have been announced by Finance Minister, the borrowing limit of states has been increased to percent for 2020-21 only.
  255. The National Restaurants Association of India has partnered with DotPe company to build its own tech platform for online payments and digital ordering.
  256. Zubair Iqbal has been appointed as the New Managing Director of J&K Bank.
  257. Theme of the International Museum Day observed every year on May 18 – Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion.
  258. Benjamin Netanyahu is all set to lead Israel with a historic win as a prime minister. He will now be serving for 5th term.
  259. International Day of Light is celebrated every year on 16 May. The first anniversary was celebrated in 1960 for the successful operation of lasers by physicist Theodore Maiman.
  260. The Union HRD Minister has e-Launched seven titles on “Psycho-Social Impact of Pandemic & Lockdown and How to Cope With”. The series has been published by NBT India.
  261. Theme of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day observed year on May 17 – Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  262. The low-profile ceremony to commission the Seventh MK IV Landing Craft Utility, IN LCU L57 was held in Port Blair.
  263. Hinduja brothers has shared the second spot with Reuben brothers in UK Rich List 2020.
  264. The UN General Assembly declared the International Day of Living Together in Peace on May 16 in an effort to mobilize the international community to promote peace.
  265. Former Rugby league captain Arthur Summons who passed away recently belonged to Australia.
  266. The Centre has launched an online dashboard to monitor movement of migrant workers. NDMA developed the online dashboard.
  267. The Madhya Pradesh government has launched Charan Paduka to provide shoes and slippers to migrant laborer going barefoot.
  268. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will represent India at the WHO’s 73rd World Health Assembly to be held on May 18.
  269. Manodarpan announced by the Finance Minister to provide psychological support to students, teachers and families for their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
  270. Dr. Tatyarao Lahane will head the AYUSH task force which has recently been constituted by the Maharashtra government.
  271. Alibaba’s Jack Ma has recently resigned as the board member of SoftBank.
  272. South Central division of Railway has developed a robotic device ‘Rail-Bot’ to strengthen hospital care and help in hospital management functions.
  273. According to Goldman Sachs, India’s GDP is likely to fall by 45 percent in the June quarter against an earlier estimated contraction of 0.4 percent.
  274. World AIDS Vaccine Day is observed annually on May 18 to spread awareness regarding the importance of HIV vaccine.
  275. Billionaire Saleh Abdullah Kamel who passed away recently, belonged to Saudi Arabia.
  276. India Post Mumbai has released a Special Postal Cover which has been dedicated to Migrant Workers.
  277. US-Based General Atlantic is all set to buy 1.34 percent stake in Jio Platforms for Rs 6,598 Crore.
  278. Laila Khan and Sravya Annappareddy two girls recognized by US President Donald Trump as ‘coronavirus heroes’ in the US.
  279. The Ministry of Culture hosted a webinar on ‘Revitalizing Museums and Cultural Spaces’ on the International Museum Day. International Museum Day observed on May 18.
  280. Government has implemented the recommendations of Shekatkar committee related to creating border infrastructure.
  281. Japan has launched a new unit to step up defence in outer space.
  282. Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched its India’s 1st zero-contact, video KYC savings account.
  283. BSE and NSE have cut the annual listing fee for SMEs by 25 percent amidst the challenges faced by SMEs due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  284. Ratnakar Matkari who passed away recently was a famous Writer.
  285. Financial Software and Systems digital payments company has launched the eFinclusiv AEPS 2.0.
  286. NABARD has extended a 20,500-cr rupees special liquidity facility to cooperative banks and RRBs in various states.
  287. Keva Bain has been appointed as the new president of the World Health Assembly.
  288. Tata Consumer is all set to acquire PepsiCo’s stake in NourishCo Beverages with the focus on building a strong packaged beverages market.
  289. NADA has provisionally suspended Savita Kumari and Ankit Shishodia -two athletes – for violating anti-doping rules.
  290. Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar has won the 2019 Alexander Dalrymple Award.
  291. Karnataka has recently launched a cyber security incubator programme ‘H.A.C.K’ for startups in India.
  292. Theme for World Metrology Day observed annually on 20 May – Measurements for Global Trade.
  293. Purushothaman who passed away recently, was a famous Musician.
  294. World Bee Day is celebrated every year on May 20 to raise awareness about the role of bees in keeping the planet healthy.
  295. The Nepal government has decided to publish new maps which includes Lipulekh and Kalapani India’s regions amid an escalating border row between the two countries.
  296. National Test Abhyas app has been launched by the Union HRD Minister to take mock tests for JEE Main, NEET 2020.
  297. The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has announced the results of the Star Rating of Garbage Free Cities. 6 cities have been certified as 5-Star in the list.
  298. Club First has made several types of robots to help the medical staff and masses amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  299. Flipkart has announced a partnership with Vishal Mega Mart for the home delivery of essential items through a safe supply chain in 26 cities.
  300. Anil Kumble is the head of the ICC Committee which has recommended the ban on use of saliva to shine the ball to mitigate risks posed by the covid-19 virus.
  301. Spiritual leader Dev Prabhakar Shastri, popularly called ‘Daddaji’ passed away recently. He belonged to Madhya Pradesh.
  302. The Central government has announced the reduction in EPF contributions from 12 percent to 10 percent from May to July this year.
  303. Chattisgarh is all set to launch the Rajiv Gandhi Nyay Yojana for farmers on May 21, on the former PM’s death anniversary.
  304. Flipkart has tied up with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance to offer digital motor insurance policy for its customers.
  305. India has pledged 2 million to the UN agency working for Palestinian refugees in support of its core programmes and services.
  306. Dr Harsh Vardhan has recently been appointed as the new WHO Executive Board chairman.
  307. Canara Bank has launched a special gold loan business vertical aimed at providing hassle free credit in times of financial emergency.
  308. UNICEF has partnered with Airtel Africa to support children and families affected by Covid-19 across sub-Saharan Africa.
  309. Facebook has launched new e-commerce venture Shops to promote small business via setting up online stores for free.
  310. Jammu & Kashmir has started the SUKOON-Covid 19 initiative to beat the physiological impact of lockdown.
  311. Estonia has become the world’s first to bring in digital immunity passports seeking a safer return to workplaces after the lockdown.
  312. National Anti-Terrorism Day is observed annually on May 21 to spread the message of peace and humanity among the people.
  313. Writer Ruskin bond released his new ‘‘Hop On: My Adventures on Boats, Trains and Planes’.
  314. Material Coir geo-textiles is all set to be used in rural road construction under PMGSY-III.
  315. Jharkhand has launched the ‘Tatpar’ Scheme to collect information about migrant workers walking on national highways and provide them with a transport facility.
  316. Maharashtra government has launched Mee Annapurna which focuses on the welfare of the farmers across the state.
  317. Uttar Pradesh has launched the ‘Startup Fund’ to encourage youth for entrepreneurship.
  318. Rajesh Goel has been appointed as director general of NAREDCO.
  319. Thomas Thabane has recently resigned as the Prime minister of Lesotho.
  320. Dilip Oommen has been named as the new President of Indian Steel Association.
  321. Govinda Rajulu Chintala has been appointed as the new chairman of NABARD.
  322. The central government has approved the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana for boosting the fisheries sector worth 20,500 crore.
  323. The Union HRD Minister has launched IGNOU’s Online programme for MA Hindi.
  324. BR Sharma has been appointed as the Chairman of J&K Public service commission.
  325. Fino Payments Bank has partnered with NBFCs to source loans in rural areas.
  326. ICICI has launched a special FD scheme for senior citizens which offers an interest rate of up to 80 basis points.
  327. 10,000 crore is the outlay of the new scheme approved by the Cabinet for Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises.
  328. International Tea Day is observed annually on May 21 to create awareness among people on the health benefits of tea.
  329. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has launched a scheme for solarization of Konark Sun Temple in the country.
  330. The Central government has cleared the plan of drilling for hydrocarbon exploration in Dibru Saikhowa National Park.
  331. Rural Livelihood Mission begun Didi Vehicle Service for safe delivery of rural women in Madhya Pradesh.
  332. Baba Ramdev Led Patanjali has launched E-Commerce Platform OrderMe to Supply Swadeshi Goods and made-in-India items in the country.
  333. Theme of the International Day for Biological Diversity observed annually on May 22 every year – Our solutions are in nature.
  334. Franklin Templeton has appointed Kotak Mahindra Bank to assist trustees in monetizing assets of 6 wind-up schemes.
  335. World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is held annually on May 21. It was adopted in 2001.
  336. IIT Guwahati has discovered new ways to prevent memory loss or reduce short term losses related to Alzheimer disease.
  337. In a recent announcement made by the RBI, the repo rate has been cut by 40 basis points, bringing the repo rate to 4 percent.
  338. According to Rating agency ICRA, the Indian economy is likely to contract by percent in FY 21.
  339. Carmen Reinhart has been named as the Chief economist and Vice President of the World Bank.
  340. The Andhra Pradesh government has come up with a scheme ReStart to help revive MSMEs and improve the livelihood of those affected.
  341. The RBI has deferred interest on working capital facility which can be converted into funded interest on term loan till March 31, 2021.
  342. RBI extended 15,000 crore to the EXIM bank to help meet its foreign currency resource requirement.
  343. Edelweiss Mutual Fund is all set to launch the second tranche of Bharat Bond ETF.
  344. The Union Government has extended the ‘Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana’ by 3 years, with a focus on providing a minimum pension to senior citizens.
  345. Airtel has acquired 10 percent stake in AI startup Voicezen, in an all cash deal.
  346. World Turtle Day is observed annually on May 23 to spread awareness about turtles and tortoises.
  347. Shyamala G Bhave who passed away recently was renowned Vocalist.
  348. Jahnabi Phookan has been appointed as the National President of FICCI Ladies organization.
  349. KKR has agreed to buy 2.32% stake in Jio Platforms for Rs.11,367 crore.
  350. IRDAI has allowed Union Bank of India to continue with 30% holding in India First Life Insurance with the condition that the lender will hold no control in the insurer’s management.
  351. Researchers at IIT-Madras have developed a new trough collector to provide sustainable energy solutions for agriculture and industrial processes.
  352. India has become the second largest producer of PPE coveralls after China.
  353. ONGC has signed an MOU with NTPC to set up a joint venture for renewable energy business.
  354. The chief minister of Madhya Pradesh has inaugurated ‘Everybody will get employment’ scheme through video conferencing to ensure MNREGA job cards are distributed among laborer.
  355. The U.S has decided to pull out of Open Skies treaty as it allowed unarmed surveillance flights over member countries.
  356. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister has inaugurated Shram Siddhi Abhiyan scheme to provide jobs to labourers under skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled categories.
  357. Prakash Javadekar launched Biodiversity Samrakshan Internship Programme to engage students with postgraduate degrees for a period of one year through an open, transparent, online competitive process.
  358. HSL India has recently won the Economic Times Iconic Brand for Year 2019- 20.
  359. Tennis star Jamie Hampton who announced his retirement recently, belongs to US.
  360. Naomi Osaka has become the highest paying female athlete in the world.
  361. Theme of the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula observed annually on May 23 – End gender inequality! End health inequities! End Fistula now.
  362. Rajesh Bhushan is the chairperson of the High-level panel formed to recommend reforms in India’s drug regulatory system.
  363. Footballer Aritz Aduriz who announced his retirement recently, belonged to Spain.
  364. Four-time Grand Slam singles champion Ashley Cooper passed away recently. He belonged to Australia.
  365. Chattisgarh observes May 25 as Jhiram tribute day to pay tribute to congress leaders killed in maoist attack.
  366. Abhas Jha has been appointed to key a position on climate change and disaster management in the World Bank.
  367. Uttarakhand has become the first one, to release a unique report highlighting conservation efforts to save over 1,100 rare plants from extinction.
  368. R Shanmugam who passed away recently was a famous Footballer.
  369. International Missing Children’s Day is observed annually on May 25.
  370. Tamil Nadu has begun its work on implementing the Solar Fence Farmland Protection Programme.
  371. Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up a migrant commission to map skills of migrant labourers and provide them employment.
  372. Canara Bank has announced credit support for all their borrowers who have been affected by covid-19.
  373. Bank of Baroda has decided to sanction 10,000 crore emergency working capital facility for Covid-19 affected businesses including MSMEs.
  374. The World Bank has approved a loan of 500 million dollars for Pakistan to help the cash strapped country mitigate adverse impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
  375. The UN Secretary General Envoy on Youth has listed Khudol of Manipur as one of the Top 10 Global Initiatives to fight COVID-19.
  376. World Thyroid Day is observed annually on May 25 to spread awareness on the gland that causes such thyroid disease.
  377. Justice AK Sikri has launched the Indian Dispute Resolution Centre to provide a paperless dispute resolution environment.
  378. The Navy of US has successfully tested a laser weapon that can destroy aircraft mid-flight.
  379. Personal care and grooming brand FRSH launched by Salman Khan.
  380. Fintech startup Zaggle has tied up with Visa for innovative payments solutions for SMEs and startups.
  381. UEFAs e-Euro 2020 conducted by Italy with 16 nations coming together to compete in the biggest international virtual soccer championship.
  382. Former Football Inter coach Simoni who passed away recently belonged to Italy.
  383. Mizoram has granted ‘industry’ status to sports with the main aim of the decision is to professionalize sports in the state.
  384. Application AINA developed by DRDO based on Artificial intelligence to allow non-contact-based personnel verification using facial features.
  385. 3 years is the term duration of the modified PM Vaya Vandana Yojana launched by the Life Insurance Corporation of India.
  386. India has built a state-of-the-art training facility for the defence forces of Uganda.
  387. RITES has signed an agreement for acquiring 24 percent stake in Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC) for Rs 48 crore with Rail Land Development Authority and IRCON International being the other equity partners.
  388. Rajiv Joshi has been named as the Inventor of the Year for his work in advancing the electronic industry and improving artificial intelligence capabilities.
  389. Major Suman Gawani has been honored with the UN Military Gender Advocate award.
  390. Nitin Gadkari has recently inaugurated Chamba Tunnel under the ‘Chardham Pariyojana’ through a video conference.
  391. Airtel Payments Bank has tied up with Mastercard to develop customized products catering to customers in the underbanked category including farmers and SMEs.
  392. Indian start-up VAMS Global has come up with the world’s first contactless visitor management software with temperature scanner and mask detection.
  393. REC Limited has tied up with TajSATS to provide meals for the medical staff and healthcare workers.
  394. Maruti Suzuki has partnered with ICICI to offer retail financing schemes to customers with low EMI, to help them overcome the liquidity stress due to Covid-19.
  395. Squadron Number-18 will soon be operationalized by the Indian Air force to operate the modern multi-role light fighter aircraft LCA Tejas.
  396. BSE has launched e-KYC services on StAR MF platform to provide for onboarding of mutual fund investors, stock brokers and other intermediaries.
  397. According to Rating Agency Crisil, India’s GDP will likely contract by percent of GDP in FY21.
  398. Ola Electric has acquired Etergo BV with a focus on improving its engineering and design capabilities.
  399. Children book The Ickabog released by JK Rowling and is freely available online to read.
  400. Bengaluru-based startup Gnani Collection Voicebot has launched a multilingual conversational voice bot to enable dialogue between customers and financial institutions.
  401. Adidas has hosted a global virtual sports event to fight COVID-19 and has collaborated with a number of tracking apps like Garmin, Zwift and Polar.
  402. The Researchers at IIT Delhi have developed a lighter, breathable PPE kit to fight Covid-19.
  403. Periasamy Kumaran has recently been appointed as India’s High Commissioner to Singapore.
  404. The term of Sandip Mukund Pradhan, Director-General of Sports Authority of India (SAI) has been extended for a period of years and will come into effect from June 6,2020.
  405. JJ Tax app launched by two aspiring Chartered Accountants Mehak Malik and Leesha Arya which offers a wide range of taxation solutions to customers in real-time.
  406. Rajasthan along with TRIFED and DST launched a Webinar on “Van Dhan Scheme’.
  407. Leo Puri is all set to be the next Chairman of JP Morgan.
  408. PFC has signed an MoU with Narmada Basin Projects Company Ltd. to fund 225 MW hydro-electric projects and Multipurpose projects in Madhya Pradesh.
  409. According to S&P Global Ratings estimate, the Indian economy will shrink by 5 percent during FY21.
  410. Uttar Pradesh is working to develop 800 km roads as Herbal roads which will have medicinal and herbal trees on both sides.
  411. Karnataka is all set to launch a project to maintain a health database of all its citizens.
  412. Tsai Ing-wen has taken the oath as the President of Taiwan for the second term.
  413. IL&FS has got an approval from the NLCT to sell 50 percent stake in GIFT City to the Gujarat government.
  414. NASA has renamed its Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope after ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman, the US space agency’s first chief astronomer. It is set to be launched in 2025.
  415. Researchers at IIT Madras have developed a light-weight alloy to replace steel and aluminium in cars and aerospace components.
  416. Facebook has launched CatchUp app to make it easier for friends and family to coordinate phone calls and set up group calls with up to 8 people.
  417. Flipkart has signed an MoU with the Karnataka Mango Board to enable farmers sell produce online.
  418. Tamil Nadu has inked 17 MoUs with firms totaling investments of Rs.15,128 crore in the presence of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and the rest through video conference.
  419. FIFA has collaborated with WHO to launch a campaign to help domestic violence victims amid the coronavirus lockdown.
  420. Secure Cam IT Solutions is all set to launch a surveillance campaign in India with plans to install around 10,000 cams for free in one city.
  421. Arogya Setu, India’s Covid-19 contact tracing, syndromic mapping and self-assessment mobile app is now open source. The app was launched on April 2nd.
  422. Noted Padma Shri Awarde and Urdu writer & satirist Mujtaba Hussain who passed away recently.
  423. World Hunger Day is observed annually on May 28 to spread awareness about the malaise of chronic hunger.
  424. The CIPET has been renamed As Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering And Technology. The Institute comes under Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
  425. World Digestive Health Day is celebrated every year on May 29 to mark the anniversary of the creation of the World Gastroenterology Organization.
  426. Kargil’s first Solar Lift Irrigation Plant has been inaugurated in Ladakh. The plant has a capacity of KiloWatt.
  427. Tamil Nadu has decided to offer Free online coaching for NEET aspirants from June 15.
  428. Vakrangee Ltd has tied up with LIC to distribute micro insurance products in unserved and underserved areas through its centres across the country.
  429. AI virtual assistant Vakrangee Ltd launched by the NPCI to create awareness around its products like FASTag, RuPay, UPI, AePS on a real time basis.
  430. The Banks Board Bureau has selected SN Rajeswari as the CMD of Oriental Insurance Company.
  431. Marcos Troyjo has been elected as the next president of the New Development Bank.
  432. Narinder Batra has been appointed by the Indian Olympic Association as a member of the Olympic Channel Commission.
  433. Food delivery unicorn Zomato has elevated Mohit Gupta as its cofounder.
  434. ‘Hunar Haat’ is all set to make a comeback in September 2020 after a gap of over – months due to COVID-19. It is an initiative of Ministry of Minority Affairs.
  435. Theme of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers commemorated on May 29 annually – Women in Peacekeeping – A Key to Peace.
  436. Sri Lankan bowler Shehan Madushanka has been suspended from all forms of cricket for alleged possession of illegal drugs.
  437. CSIR-IIIM has partnered with Reliance Industries Limited to develop RT-LAMP based tests for Coronavirus.
  438. The Finance Minister has launched a free instant e-PAN card facility through Aadhaar. The Aadhar is a 12-digit unique identification number.
  439. Quarraisha Abdool Karim has won the R10m French prize for her work on the AIDS programme.
  440. Om Birla has nominated the Associate Members of Delimitation Commission for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir along with Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur.
  441. Madhya Pradesh is preparing a database under the ‘Swamitva’ scheme to provide land ownership rights to people in rural areas.
  442. ADB has signed a 177 million dollars loan to upgrade major roads and highways in Maharashtra.
  443. The UP government has decided to sign MoUs with industry associations in order to create 10 lakh jobs for migrant workers and give a boost to the MSME sector.
  444. US has joined the G7 artificial intelligence group to counter China.
  445. RBI has imposed a penalty on 3 lenders for non-compliance with certain provisions of the directions issued by it on ‘Income Recognition, Asset Classification (IRAC) and provisioning pertaining to advances.
  446. M P Veerendra Kumar who passed away at the age of 84 was Rajya Sabha MP from Kerala.
  447. Madhya Pradesh has decided to create the ‘Rojgar Setu Yojana’ in an effort to employ migrant workers.
  448. Thierry Delaporte has been appointed as the CEO & Managing Director of Wipro.
  449. SwissCovid app launched by Switzerland to utilize the Exposure Notification API developed by Apple and Google.
  450. Stanley Ho who is known as the ‘King of Gambling’ built a casino empire in Macau.
  451. Theme of the World Menstrual Hygiene Day observed annually on May 28 – Periods in Pandemic.
  452. Ajit Jogi who passed away recently was the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh.
  453. Uttarakhand has launched the Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana to retain the migrants who have returned to the state during the lockdown.
  454. Infosys has partnered with Avaloq to provide for digital wealth management services.
  455. R. Sreelekha is set to become the first woman DGP of Kerala.
  456. Aiman Ezzat has been appointed as the new CEO of Capgemini.
  457. Ravinder Singh Dhillon has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of the State-run Power Finance Corporation.
  458. Application software Swagatam- Gateway to visit Government launched by the Dibrugarh District administration to enable citizen centric services.
  459. Anish Kapoor has topped the Hurun List 2020 of” Most Successful Indian Artists Alive Today’’.
  460. NABARD has sanctioned an amount of Rupees 1050 crore credit support to West Bengal.
  461. IIT Madras dredging methodology has helped to triple Irrawaddy Dolphin population in Chilka Lake.
  462. Missile Park Agniprastha is devoted to officers, sailors and assistant workers of INS Kalinga who served as an operation support base since 1981.
  463. English Premier League is all set to restart from June 17 with all safety requirements in place.
  464. International Everest Day observed every year on May 29 in the memory of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary.
  465. Yogesh Gaur who passed away at the age of 77 was a famous Lyricist.
  466. US has decided to terminate its relationship with the WHO over its handling of the Coronavirus.
  467. IMF has approved 732 million emergency assistance for Bangladesh to address the covid-19 pandemic.
  468. The Central government has approved a sum of Rs 445 crore for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Chhattisgarh.
  469. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently chaired the 22nd Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC). FSDC formed on 2010.
  470. The Indian Navy has set up a UV sanitization bay to decontaminate things like tools, masks and clothes at Western Navy Command in Mumbai.
  471. P.R.Jaishankar has assumed charge as the Managing Director of IIFCL.
  472. S Gopalakrishnan has recently been appointed as additional secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office.
  473. TCS has won two Stevia in the 2020 American Business Awards, for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon App.
  474. With investments worth USD 14.67 billion Singapore was the top source of FDI for India in fiscal year 2019-20.

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