Thursday, 14 May 2020

14 May 2020 Important Current Affairs

📰 *14 May 2020 Important Current Affairs

💰 *Economy*💰

✍️Announced by Finance Minister on 13 May, Collateral free loan for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) - *Rs 3 lakh crore*

✍️Announced by Finance Minister on 13 May, Equity infusion through Fund of Funds for MSMEs - *Rs 50,000 crore*

✍️Announced by Finance Minister on 13 May, Special liquidity scheme for non-banking finance companies (NBFCs), housing finance companies (HFCs) and micro-finance institutions (MFIs) - *Rs 30,000 crore*

✍️Announced by Finance Minister on 13 May, additional criteria that has also been introduced for recognition of an MSME – *Turnover*

✍️New definition of Micro enterprises – *Investment: less than Rs 1 crore and Turnover: Rs 5 crore*

✍️New definition of Small enterprises – *Investment: Rs 10 crore and Turnover: less than Rs 50 crore*

✍️New definition of Medium enterprises – *Investment: Rs 20 crore and Turnover: Rs 100 crore*


🌍 *International*🌍

✍️India’s rank on a global 'Energy Transition Index 2020', released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) - *74th*

✍️First position on a global 'Energy Transition Index 2020', released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) – *Sweden (followed by Switzerland and Finland)*


🇮🇳 *National*🇮🇳


✍️This International financial institution has fully disbursed USD one billion 'Emergency Assistance Program Loan' to India to help it contain the spread of COVID19 - *New Development Bank*

✍️Special economic package under ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative that announced by Prime Minister - *Rs 20 lakh crore*

✍️Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will initiate a serosurvey based on population in selected districts in collaboration with - *National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)*


👬 *Persons in News*👬

✍️Air India's Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) Arti Bhatnagar and National intelligence grid (NATGRID) chief Ashish Gupta have been promoted to - *Additional secretary level*

✍️New chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) - *Manoj Ahuja*

✍️Author of the book “Fear of God” - *Sai Chandravadhan*

✍️Winner of the ‘Deutsche Welle Freedom of Speech Award 2020’ - *Siddharth Varadarajan*


🔆 *State Current Affairs*🔆

✍️In a first of its kind initiative in the country, the Railways and Postal department in this state have entered into a tie-up for door delivery and pick up of parcels to help people during the lockdown - *Kerala*


📚 *General Knowledge*📚

✍️Jal Jeevan Mission was  announced on - *15 August 2019*

✍️National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) – Founded: *30 July 1963; Headquarters: New Delhi*

✍️World Economic Forum (WEF) - Founded: *01 January 1971; Headquarters: Cologny, Switzerland; Founder: Klaus Schwab*

✍️Air India was founded on - *15 October 1932*

✍️The National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) project will be operational by - *31 December 2020*

✍️Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) - Founded: *03 November 1962; Headquarters: New Delhi*

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