Current Affairs – May, 2020

Tax Heads of BRICS met through Video Conference

On May 29, 2020, the Heads of Tax authorities of BRICS met through video conference. The Conference was hosted by Russia. Highlights The meeting was attended by the Heads of Tax Authorities of Russia, Brazil, India, China and South Africa. The meeting was hosted by the current Presidency, Russia. India was represented by the Finance Read More…

K-FON Project of Kerala to be implemented by December

On May 30, 2020, the Kerala Government announced that the ambitious project of the state called the K-FON (Kerala Fibre Optic Network) project is to be implemented by December 2020. Key Features of the Project Under the K-FON project the Kerala Government aims to link all the houses and offices in the state with optical Read More…

Goa celebrates Statehood Day

On May 30, 2020, Goa celebrated its Statehood Day. Goa was the 25th state to join the union of India. History As India gained independence on August 15, 1947, India requested the Portugese to cede their territories. However, Portuguese refused. In 1961, Indian Government launched Operation Vijay and annexed Daman and Diu, islands and Goa Read More…

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Why are the recent Locusts Attacks the worst in history?

The Locusts swarming in the Northern parts of India have so far reached Rajasthan, Punjab, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh. Highlights According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, much of the movement of these locusts is mainly due to Westerlies. The Locust Warning Organization that monitors locusts swarms announced that there are no immediate danger to Delhi Read More…

GoI approves Rs 445 crores for Chhattisgarh under Jal Jeevan Mission

On May 29, 2020, the Union Government approved Rs 445 crores under Jal Jeevan Mission for Chhattisgarh for the year 2020-21. Highlights The Funds will be used to help Chhattisgarh achieve its mission of providing tap water connection to all the households in the state by 2023-24. There are 45 households in the state. OF Read More…