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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 […]

Daily Current Affairs | 12th May 2020

Sal forest tortoise habitat stretches over unprotected areas A recent study by ecologists in the Wildlife Institute of India (Dehradun), finds that over 90% of the potential distribution of the Sal forest tortoise falls outside the current protected area’s network. The study covers parts of India with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. The Study found that in northeast […]

Daily Current Affairs | 9th May 2020

World Red Cross Day 2020: All That You Need to Know Recently, the World Red Cross Day was celebrated by the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS). World Red Cross day is observed on May 8 on the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant, who was the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Henry Dunant was […]

Daily Current Affairs | 8th May 2020

Vizag Choked Recently, a gas leak has affected five villages in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. The source of the gas leak was a styrene plant owned by South Korean electronics giant LG located in the area. The possible reason for gas leak is stagnation and changes in temperature inside the storage tank that could have resulted in auto polymerization (chemical reaction) and […]

Daily Current Affairs | 5th May 2020

Coronavirus Causes Blood Clots Recently, doctors around the world have noticed a raft of clotting-related disorders in Covid-19 patients, which causes benign skin lesions on the feet (Covid toe) to strokes and blood-vessel blockages. Thus, Covid-19 is being seen as less of a typical respiratory disease, and more of one that involves dangerous clotting. Misconception of Only Lung Damage: […]