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Daily Current Affairs | 17th May 2020

Pinanga Andamanensis | A rare palm endemic to the South Andaman Island gets second home  Recently, a rare palm, Pinanga andamanensis, has been successfully cultivated at Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI) based at Palode, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala). Pinanga andamanensis: It is a rare palm endemic to South Andaman Island. Its entire population of […]

Daily Current Affairs | 16th May 2020

World Bank Approves USD 1 Billion Loan To Support India’s Fight Against COVID-19  Recently, the World Bank has approved USD 1 billion for accelerating India’s Covid-19 Social Protection Response Programme. With this announcement, commitment from the World Bank towards emergency Covid-19 response in India has reached to USD 2 billion. Earlier, a USD 1 billion support was announced in April to support India’s health sector. […]

Daily Current Affairs | 15th May 2020

Major states staring at Rs 97,100 crore revenue loss in April According to estimates from the India Ratings and Research (a credit rating agency), the Covid-19 lockdown has caused 21 major States to suffer a collective revenue loss of about Rs. 97,100 crore for the month of April. The lockdown caused disruptions to production, supply-chains, trade and […]

Daily Current Affairs | 14th May 2020

Z-Scan A novel tool to help gain deeper insight into Parkinson’s disease Scientists from IIT (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad and CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (Kolkata) have developed the Z-scan method to monitor the origin as well as the progression of Parkinson’s disease in human beings. Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder thataffects the central […]

Daily Current Affairs | 13th May 2020

Gujarat: HC Declares Minister Chudasama’s Election Void  The Gujarat High Court has set aside the election of a BJP leader in 2017 on grounds of “corrupt practice” and “manipulation of record”. The order passed on a petition, filed by the opposing Congress candidate, alleged that the returning officer had illegally rejected 429 votes received via postal ballot. The Court […]