Current Affairs - May, 2020

May 31: World No Tobacco Day

Every year, on May 31, World No Tobacco Day is being marked by the World Health Organization Highlights The day creates awareness about the dangers of using tobacco. The World No Tobacco Day initiative was adopted in 1987 by the WHO. The day also draws attention to more than 8 million deaths that occurs due ..

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COVID-19 culture for vaccine development and drug testing

The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology cultured COVID-19 from the patients infected with the virus. Highlights The virologists at CCMB will isolate infectious virus from the patients. The isolated virus will be used for vaccine development and drug testing. Significance Virus Culture is important for development of antibodies. The inactivated virus when injected into ..

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Free Online Career Skills Training under National Career Service Project

The Ministry of Labour and Employment is to provide Career Skills Training under its National Career Service Project in partnership with TCS. Highlights The National Career Service Project will provide employment related services to career counselling, job matching, vocational guidance, job search, information on skill development courses, etc. Around 1000 employment exchanges are integrated with ..

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23 additional Minor Forest Produce included in Minimum Support Price List

On May 29, 2020, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs announced that 23 additional Minor Forest Produce of Minimum Support Price has been included. Highlights Also, the minimum support price for the existing forest produce was reduced for 50 items. The increase in Minor Forest Produce is from 16% to 66%. In certain cases such as ..

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Army Commanders’ Conference held in New Delhi

On May 29, 2020, Army Commanders Conference was held in New Delhi. The event was held in two phases. Highlights The Conference was chaired by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. The existing and developing security challenges were discussed in the conference. The conference also discussed human resource management issues and merger of training establishments. Also, ..

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