Current Affairs Today 26 May 2020
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Top 10 Current Affairs of 26 May 2020
In a first, Uttarakhand releases report on conservation of endemic, threatened floras
- Uttarakhand has become the first state to release a unique report highlighting its conservation efforts to save over 1,100 rare plants from extinction.
- Herbs like ‘Ashwagandha’, ‘Giloy’, ‘Kalmegh’ and ‘Chitrak’, which are presently part of scientists” research to find a possible cure to coronavirus, are included in this conservation programme executed by whistleblower forest service officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi.
- As many as 1,145 plant species have been conserved…..Click Here to Read More
Justice Sikri e-inaugurates Indian Dispute Resolution Centre
- Former Supreme Court Judge Justice AK Sikri, who is International Judge, Singapore International Commercial Court, on Friday e-inaugurated Indian Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC).
- A IDRC press release on Saturday said that it India’s first-of-its-kind Institutional ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Centre which provides offline and also eADR facility through its state-of-the-art eArbitration, eMediation and eConciliation software portal.
- Justice Sikri said during the panel discussion that the Dispute Resolution Centre has been established by young enthusiasts, young blood coming in with a new approach.
- They have provided certain facilities…..Click Here to Read More
First Meeting of the 15th Finance Commission’s Committee on Fiscal Consolidation Roadmap
- A committee to review fiscal consolidation, led by Finance Commission chairman NK Singh, will hold its first meeting on Thursday to workout the fiscal consolidation roadmap for the government from 2021-22 to 2025-26.
- The meeting is likely to be attended by Ajay Jha and Anoop Singh, members of the 15th Finance Commission (XVFC).“The mandate of the XVFC is to work out the fiscal consolidation roadmap for the general government…..Click Here to Read More
WHO and IOC team up to improve health through sport amidst Covid-19 Pandemic
- The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Saturday signed an agreement to work together to promote health through sport and physical activity.
- “I am pleased to formalize this longstanding partnership with the International Olympic Committee.
- WHO works not only to respond to disease but also to help people realize their healthiest lives and this partnership will do exactly that. Physical activity is one of the keys to good health and well-being,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom…..Click Here to Read More
India helps Uganda to set up military war game centre
- Indian Association in Uganda, with help of the Indian Military training team, set up a military war game centre in Jinja district. On Sunday, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni inaugurated the war game centre conceptualised by Indian military team for Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF).
- While commissioning the wargame centre at the Uganda Senior Command and Staff College in Kimaka in Jinja District, the the President said, “This centre is also a great gesture of the wider cooperation and support we enjoy with the government and the people of India.”
- He also hailed the relationship between the…..Click Here to Read More
India’s crude steel output slips 65% to 3.13 MT in April 2020 – World Steel report
- India’s crude steel output declined over 65 per cent to 3.13 million tonnes (MT) during April, according to the World Steel Association.
- The government imposed a nationwide lockdown on March 25 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic which has impacted production, demand and supply of steel in India.
- The country had produced 9.02 MT of crude steel during the same month a year ago, the World Steel Association (worldsteel) said in a report.
- India had posted a 14 per cent decline in steel output …..Click Here to Read More
Fintech startup Zaggle ties up with Visa for innovative payments solutions for SMEs
- Fintech startup Zaggle said that it has partnered with payments technology major Visa to launch innovative payment solutions for SMEs and startups.
- Under this partnership, both the companies will jointly create solutions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and startups to improve productivity, efficiency and automate processes and reduce costs along with focusing on easy and faster credit through a unique card which will have forex, prepaid along with credit, Zaggle said in a statement.
- Zaggle will leverage Visa’s expertise in the…..Click Here to Read More
DRDO Develops ‘AINA’ AI-based Contact-less Attendance System Requiring Minimal Upgrade
- The Research Centre Imarat (RCI), DRDO has successfully developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Attendance Application (AINA), which allows non-contact based personnel verification using facial features of a person captured with the help of a low cost camera.
- According to an official release, with the Covid-19 pandemic making it unsafe to use contact based biometric verification for attendance marking systems, the RCI had developed AINA to circumvent this problem.
- AINA can be deployed with minimal up-gradation…..Click Here to Read More
US Navy successfully tests a Laser Weapon that can destroy Aircraft mid-flight
- A US Navy warship has successfully tested a new high-energy laser weapon that can destroy aircraft mid-flight, the Navy’s Pacific Fleet has announced.
- Images and videos provided by the Navy show the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland executing “the first system-level implementation of a high-energy class solid-state laser” to disable an aerial drone aircraft, the Navy said in a statement.
- It did not give a specific location of the Laser weapons system demonstrator (LWSD) test, saying only that it occurred in the Pacific on May 16…..Click Here to Read More
US tennis star Jamie Hampton announces retirement
- Former World Top 25 and US tennis star Jamie Hampton has announced her retirement from professional tennis.
- The 30-year-old last played an official match six years ago, as she suffered numerous injuries after reaching a career-high ranking of World No.24 in July of 2013.
- The talented right-hander from Alabama began the 2014 season with a run to the semifinals of the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, but was unable to play against Venus Williams due to a hip injury.
- Hampton underwent six surgeries over the next 18 months, which included two on her right hip.
- “This has been a long time coming. Those of you…..Click Here to Read More
Balbir Singh Senior Hockey Legend passed away at 96
- Former India hockey legend and the captain of the Indian national side, Balbir Singh Sr passed away on Monday after multiple health complications.
- His demise was announced by the director of Fortis Hospital in Mohali and later by his grandson Kabir.
- Balbir Singh was the manager of the only Indian side to win World Cup victory in 1975 and his record for most goals by an individual player in an Olympic final (made in 1952, Helsinki), remains unbeaten.
- He was conferred with Olympics gold medal…..Click Here to Read More
Former Inter Milan manager Gigi Simoni passes away at 81
- Former Inter Milan coach Gigi Simoni has died at the age of 81, the club has announced. The former attacking midfielder played from many clubs including Napoli, Juventus, Torino.
- In all, Simoni coached a dozen sides in Italy, some of them more than once, plus Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia in a coaching career that spanned more than 30 years.
- He joined Inter before the start of the 1997-98 season at the same time they signed Ronaldo from Barcelona and led them to second place in Serie A behind Juventus and to the UEFA Cup final, where they beat Lazio 3-0.
- “I learned more from Ronaldo than he did…..Click Here to Read More
World Thyroid Day 2020 – Date, Significance, History
- On May 25th the American Thyroid Association (ATA) in cooperation with the European Thyroid Association the Asia-Oceania Thyroid Association and the Latin American Thyroid Society, will make an extraordinary effort to do what we do year-round—focus attention on “the gland” that causes such widespread “dis-ease” throughout the globe.
- As India observes the World Thyroid Day on May 25 year after year, thyroid patients across the world need that extra care and attention in view of the Covid pandemic turning worse by the day.
- Let it not be forgotten that thyroid illnesses…..Click Here to Read More
International Missing Children’s Day 2020
- International Missing Children’s Day is an awareness event that is observed every year on 25th May.
- The aims of the day are to place a spotlight on the issue of child abduction, educate parents on safeguarding measures to protect their children and also honour those who have never been found and celebrate those who have.
- Missing Children’s Day began as an observance in the USA in 1983.The date was chosen following the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz on 25th May 1979 from New York City.
- International Missing Children’s Day which observes…..Click Here to Read More
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