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Current Affairs 18 May 2020

🔶International Day of Light 2020: May 16

🔶National dengue day 2020, May 16

🔸Rajnath Singh approves Rs 400 crore Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme

🔶Centre approves modified DPR of Ujh Multipurpose Project in Jammu and Kashmir

🔶Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan Part-3: Package for agriculture Fisheries and Food Processing Sectors detailed by Nirmala Sitharaman

🔶China wins 1st edition of FIDE online Nations cup 2020; India finishes fifth

🔶 3rd advance estimates of production projects all time high foodgrain production of 295.67 million tonnes for 2019-20

🔶e-NAM reaches 1000 mandis across 18 states and 3 Union Territories

🔶Ultra-mega solar parks initiated India’s clean energy transition: US-based IEEFA report

🔶GoM proposes land pooling to corporatise agri, merging MNREGA with skilling programmes

🔶Centre, WB govt inked loan agreements with AIIB and World Bank for $413 mn Irrigation and Flood Management Project

🔶Rs 1,500 crores sanctioned for Punjab to ensure continuous credit flow to farmers: NABARD

🔶Zubair Iqbal appointed as MD of J&K Bank, Chibber to continue as chairman

🔶Godrej consumer products arm picks balance 25% stake in Kenya’s Canon Chemicals

🔶Indian Navy commissions 7th ship of MK IV class Landing Craft Utility ‘IN LCU L57’ at Port Blair

🔶 CSIR collaborates with Intel India and IIIT-Hyderabad to develop solution and strategies to combat COVID-19

🔶Scientists of JNCASR Develops Injectable Silk Fibroin-based hydrogen for Insulin delivery in diabetic patients

🔶Bhopal’s CSIR-AMPRI faculty Rajeev kumar develops lightweight carbon foam that can replace lead batteries

🔶COVID-19: University of Hyderabad, CSIR-CCMB ties up with Vins Bioproducts for antibody therapy

🔶A novel tool to help gain deeper insights into Parkinson’s disease

🔶Union HRD Minister e-Launches seven titles on “Psycho-Social Impact of Pandemic & Lockdown and How to Cope With”

🔶A Book titled “Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from a Quarantined City” authored by Fang Fang

🔶AP govt forms 5-member panel headed by Neerabh Kumar Prasad to probe Vizag gas leak



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