Current Affairs – May, 2020

Rules to issue Domicile Certificate in Jammu and Kashmir issued

On May 18, 2020, the Jammu and Kashmir Administration issued rules to provide domicile certificates. The “J&K Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) rules 2020” has been provided through an amendment of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Decentralisation and Recruitment) Act, 2010. Highlights The rules have included extraordinary penalty of Rs 50,000 to the competitive Read More…

What is “Hanko” in news recently?

The Hanko is a personal stamp of Japan. It is equivalent to signature in other countries. The tradition is gaining criticism in Japan post COVID-19 period. What is the issue? Japan is adopting work from home culture aggressively in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the age old Hanko tradition of Japan is forcing the Read More…

Charan Paduka Initiative: First of its kind launched for Migrant Workers

The Charan Paduka Campaign was launched in Madhya Pradesh for the migrant workers passing through the state. Under the campaign the migrant workers were provided with shoes and slippers to reduce their pain. Highlights The Charan Paduka campaign is being conducted by the Police of Madhya Pradesh state. Eventually, the initiative received full support of Read More…

WHO: Spraying of Disinfectants in streets is not Effective

The World Health Organization recently announced to its member countries that spraying of disinfectants on roads is not effective. The organization rather says that spraying disinfectants can be harmful to public health. Highlights According to World Health Organization, fumigation or spraying of disinfectants on the streets and market places is not recommended to kill COVID-19. Read More…

ICC bans use of saliva to shine a Cricket Ball

On May 18, 2020, Anil Kumble led ICC (International Cricket Committee) banned the use of saliva to shine the ball. The practice meant for swing bowling is now primarily held as health risk due to the threats of COVID-19 Highlights The former Indian Cricket player Anil Kumble is the current chairman of ICC Cricket Committee. Read More…