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DAILY Current Affairs 31 MAY 2020

DAILY Current Affairs 31 MAY 2020

1.  MISSILE PARK ‘AGNEEPRASTHA’

·        The foundation stone for a Missile Park named ‘Agneeprastha’ was laid by Commodore Rajesh Debnath & a 2 MegaWatt(MW) solar photovoltaic plant was commissioned by Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command(ENC) at INS Kalinga, Visakhapatnam.

·        Agneeprastha aims to capture glimpses of Missile History of INS Kalinga since its inception in 1981. 

 

2.  ONE SUN ONE WORLD ONE GRID

·        The Union Ministry of New and Renewable energy (MNRE) proposed the ‘One Sun One World One Grid’ (OSOWOG) to interconnect renewable energy by sharing solar resources with more than 140 countries of West Asia and South East Asia.

·        The grid will be interconnected with African power pools.

·        The proposal was mooted on the lines of PM Modi’s announcement on cross-border solar connectivity in October 2019.

·        For the implementation of proposed OSOWOG, the MNRE has invited proposals from consulting firms for making a long-term OSOWOG road map and identify two or three cross-border projects that can be initiated within one or two years.

·        India has already initiated the International Solar Alliance (ISA) which aims to deploy over 1,000 GW of solar generation capacity globally and mobilise investment of over $1 trillion towards by 2030. 

 

3. U.S. JOINS G7 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE GROUP

·        The United States (US) has joined an international panel of Group of Seven (G7) for setting up ethical guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence (AI).

·        The partnership was launched after a virtual meet of technology ministers of member nations.

·        The aim of this panel is to counter China’s twisting technology in ways that threaten civil liberties.

·        The Group of Seven (G7) is an international intergovernmental economic organization consisting of the seven largest economies in the world: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

 

4. NABARD GRANTS RS 1,050 CRORE TO WEST BENGAL

·        National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), a development bank focusing primarily on the rural sector of the country, has extended Rs 1,050 crore special liquidity facility (SLF) to West Bengal (WB) so far in the current fiscal year (FY 21) for the welfare of farmers and poor people in the state.

·        Of the total amount, Rs 300 crore disbursed for MFIs (micro-finance institutions), Rs 700 crore sanctioned for state cooperative banks and Rs 50 crore for regional rural banks (RRBs).

 

5 . WORLD DIGESTIVE HEALTH DAY 2020, MAY 29

·        The theme of the WDHD 2020 is “Gut Microbiome – A Global Perspective”

 


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