16th May 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-05-17

? Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana will be launched for development of marine and inland fisheries. Scheme launched for interest subvention @ 2% per annum to dairy cooperatives for 2020-21.

? Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh has commissioned Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Sachet and two interceptor boats (IBs) C-450 and C-451 in Goa via video conference.

? World Bank approves USD 1 billion ‘Accelerating India’s COVID-19 Social Protection Response Program’.

? The second edition of Extraordinary G20 Virtual Trade and Investment Ministerial Meet was held under the presidency of Saudi Arabia.

? WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo to step down on August 31, one-year before the completion of his 8-year term.

? The COBAS 6800 is the first fully automated, high-end machine for performing RT-PCR tests for COVID-19, procured by the Government and has been installed at the National Centre for Disease Control in Delhi.

? International Day of Families celebrated on May 15; theme: ‘Families in Development: Copenhagen & Beijing + 25’.

? A virtual conference of Foreign Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation member countries was held under the presidency of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

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