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Thursday, May 14, 2020

DAILY Current Affairs 13 MAY 2020


DAILY GK C.A 13 MAY
1. ATAL PENSION YOJANA COMPLETED 5 YRS
·        As on 9th May 2020, the total enrolment under the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) stood at 2,23,54,028 which has completed its 5 years on the same date.
·        The scheme has been implemented comprehensively across the country covering all states and Union Territories (UTs).
·        The male to female subscription ratio of APY is 57:43.
·        The scheme has been administered by Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)
·        Launched on 9th May 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, its objective is to deliver old age income security particularly to the workers in the unorganised sector and Government providing guarantee of minimum pension after 60 years of age.
·        It can be subscribed by any Indian citizen in the age group of 18-40 years having a bank account.
·        It provides a minimum guaranteed pension ranging from Rs 1000 to Rs 5000 on attaining 60 years of age.


2. MP BECOMES 1ST IN THE COUNTRY TO LAUNCH ‘FIR AAPKE DWAR YOJANA’
·        Madhya Pradesh(MP) Home Minister Narottam Mishra launched the country’s 1st ‘First Information Report(FIR) Aapke Dwar Yojana‘(FIR at your doorstep) at the new Police Control Room, Bhopal to enable people to file FIRs from their homes instead of visiting police stations.
·        Launched helpline ‘Dial 112’ to facilitate immediate availability of ambulance, police and fire fighting services wherever needed.
·        It is a pilot project under which a complainant is supposed to dial police emergency number 100 to lodge an FIR for this purpose the  Head Constables are trained.

3. SC ORDERS TO RESTORE 4G INTERNET SERVICES IN J&K
·        Supreme Court(SC) orders to set up a high-powered committee to look into the demands by petitioners who seek restoration of 4G internet services in the Union Territory(UT) Jammu and Kashmir(J&K).
·        It is headed by the Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA).
Capital– Srinagar (summer), Jammu (winter).
Lieutenant Governor(LG)– Girish Chandra Murmu.

4. 1ST INDIAN TO WIN FED CUP HEART AWARD 2020
·        Indian professional tennis player Sania Mirza (33) has created new history by becoming the 1st Indian to win Fed Cup Heart Award 2020 for Asia/Oceania zone.
·        She beats Indonesia’s 16-year-old Priska Madelyn Nugroho for this category & received the award for her successful return to the court after becoming a mother.
·        Fed Cup Heart Award is an International Tennis Federation(ITF) initiative established in 2009 to recognise players representing their countries in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas.

5. KUMAR SANGAKKARA SET TO SERVE SECOND TERM AS MCC PRESIDENT
·        Former Sri Lanka Skipper Kumar Sangakkara is to serve a second term as the president of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) since the activities of the club are postponed.
·        He is the first non-British President of the Club, he assumed office on 1st October 2019 and entered the list of people who served multiple terms.

6. FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP
·        The All India Football Federation (AIFF) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) U-17 Women’s World Cup confirmed that the tournament will be held from February 17 till March 7, 2021.

7. PARA-ATHLETE DEEPA MALIK ANNOUNCE RETIREMENT
·        The 1st Indian woman to earn a medal at the Paralympic Games(silver) Shot-putter Para-athlete Deepa Malik(49-year-old) has announced retirement as per the national sports code so as to hold her post as the President of the Paralympic Committee of India(PCI).
·        The 1st woman para-athlete to receive Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna on August 29, 2019 and is a recipient of  Arjuna Award(2012) & Padma Shri(2017).

8. INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY 2020: MAY 12
·        International Nurses Day (IND) is an international event observed every year on May 12 globally to commemorate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale.
·        She was also known as ‘The Lady with the Lamp’. This year the day marks the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale.
·        Theme for the year 2020: Nurses: A voice to lead- Nursing the World to Health.


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