27th May 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-05-28

? During the virtual celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2020, “Biodiversity Samrakshan Internship Programme” was launched to engage students to learn about natural resource management and biodiversity conservation.

? Nepal has postponed the scheduled discussion to amend its constitution to update the country’s map. The country’s House of Representatives was supposed to take up the matter for discussion on May 27 but it has now been removed the schedule.

? Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) E-conclave was chaired by the Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh.

? The Union Ministry of Health and Family affairs issued revised guidelines for people returning from abroad, under which the compulsory hotel quarantine period for such people has been reduced to 7 days from earlier 14 days.

? The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth listed the Manipur’s “Khudol” initiative among the top 10 global initiatives for an inclusive fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

? Goa has demanded that people entering the state through roal, rail or air must carry a COVID-19 certificate or get themselves tested after their arrival for the infection.

? Bollywood actor Mohit Baghel passed away due to cancer. He was best known for playing Amar Chaudhary in superstar Salman Khan’s “Ready”.

? The EU Commission has proposed a recovery fund worth 750 billion-euro (USD 825 billion) to help the bloc’s economy through the deep recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the following lockdown.

? Indian Navy has formed “NavRakshak” PPE kit with innovative breathable fabric material to provide comfort to healthcare workers working against COVID-19 pandemic.

? US President Donald Trump said on May 27, 2020 that he was willing to “mediate or arbitrate” the raging border dispute between India and China, amid the continuing standoff between the militaries of the two nation at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

? CSIR-IIIM, Jammu ties up with Reliance Industries Limited to develop RT-LAMP (Reverse Transcriptase-Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification) based COVID-19 diagnostic kit.

? Arunachal Pradesh government has initiated the process of getting GI Registration of Khamti Lahi Rice, Tawang Maize and Adi Ginger.

? India’s Major Suman Gawani selected for UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award (2019).

? The Goa government on May 27, 2020 tweaked its Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for people entering the state through rail, road and air routes by doing away with the option of voluntary home quarantine for 14 days.

? Indian-American inventor Rajiv Joshi of IBM won Inventor of the Year given by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association.

? India’s Aarogya Setu app, which is used for COVID-19 contact tracing, has now become an open source. Making the Aarogya Setu app open source means that the government will publish it on a public code repository and release the source code in the public domain.

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