Current Affairs This Week (17-05-2020)

  • Aatma Nirbhar Bharat

    For the first time in history, 211 voices have united to encourage the spirit of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat in form of a song “Jayatu Jayatu Bharatam”, launched on 18 May, 2020
    Jayatu Jayatu Bharatam


  • ACE2 enzyme
    The angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2 lies in the outer surface of cells of lungs, heart, kidneys. The primary function of the enzyme is to regulate the transport of amino acids (amino acids are formed from digestion of proteins).


  • Under 17 FIFA Women World Cup to begin in 2021
    On May 12, 2020, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) have rescheduled FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup. The game was initially to be conducted on November 2, 2020. Now the postponed game is to be conducted between February 17, 2021 and March 7, 2021.


  • SWASTHVAYU: India creates developing ventilator in 36 days
    The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) NAL (National Aerospace Laboratories), Bengaluru has developed a ventilator called “Swasthvayu”. The ventilator has been designed in a record time of 36 days. The ventilator developed by CSIR is a Non-Invasive BiPAP Ventilator.


  • MP:1st State to launch innovative FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana
    Under the scheme, a person need not go to the police station to dodge a complaint. The scheme has deployed the head constables to register the complaints from the people. The scheme will also enable on spot FIR registrations. When the complaints are serious, they will be forwarded to senior officers.


  • COVID-19 vaccine trials that infect participants
    WHO backs COVID-19 vaccine trials that deliberately infect participants.The guidelines say it would be ‘substantially faster’ as far fewer participants need to be exposed to candidate vaccines. (Source: The Hindu).


  • Practice KCET 2020 Mock Exams –

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