Page-6 of Current Affairs - May, 2020

May 29: International Day of UN Peacekeepers

Every year, the United Nations celebrates International Day of UN Peacekeepers on May 29. This year the day is being celebrated under the theme Theme: Women in Peacekeeping: A key to Peace Highlights The International Day of UN Peacekeepers is celebrated to honour more than 3,900 peacekeepers that lost their lives serving under the United ..

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New Fresh water fish “Punitus Sanctus” found

A new fresh water fish called Punitus Sanctus was found in Velankanni, Tamil Nadu. The fish was found in a small water body. Highlights Sanctus means ‘holy’ in Latin. Punitus is a species of fish that are commonly found in the drains of western and eastern ghats and also in Eastern Himalayas. About the Genus ..

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WHO suspended Hydroxycloroquine trials

The World Health Organization recently suspended its trials on the efficacy of the drug Hydroxychloroquine in treating COVID-19. The HCQ trial is one of the four mega trials initiated by the organization. Mega Trials The four mega trials include HCQ, Lopinavir and Ritonavir, Lopinavir and Ritonavir along with Interferon and Remdesivir. India’s Current Status After ..

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State Health Register to be launched by Karnataka Government: First of its Kind

On May 27, 2020, the Karnataka State Government announced that it will launch a “State Health Register” to collect data of all its citizens. The register is first of its kind in the country. Highlights The register will hold names of all the citizens of the state. The need to maintain such a register has ..

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9 Crore 60 lakh Farmers Benefitted under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana

On May 27, 2020, the Government of India announced that around 9 crore 60 lakh farmers were benefitted under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana. This was mainly done through the PM-KISAN Scheme Highlights During lock down, around 9.67 crore farmers were benefitted through Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi. This was done through the funds allocated ..

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