Today's Current Affairs in English/Hindi - Current Affairs 11th May 2020

राष्ट्रीय

भारत ने EIO में द्वीप देशों की सहायता के लिए "मिशन सागर" शुरू किया

  • भारत सरकार ने चल रही महामारी के बीच हिंद महासागर में पांच द्वीप देशों की सहायता करने की दिशा में 10 मई 2020 को मिशन सागर शुरू किया है।
  • मिशन के तहत, भारतीय नौसेना जहाज (INS) केसरी को तैनात किया गया है, जो दो चिकित्सा सहायता टीमों, आवश्यक खाद्य पदार्थों और संबंधित दवाओं एवं विशेष आयुर्वेदिक दवाओं को हिंद महासागर में पाँच द्वीप देशों तक ले जा रहा है। पांच देश मालदीव, मॉरीशस, सेशेल्स, मेडागास्कर और कोमोरोस हैं।
  • यह मिशन प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी के एसएजीएआर (क्षेत्र में सभी के लिए सुरक्षा और विकास) के दृष्टिकोण से प्रेरित है और इस क्षेत्र में भारत के पहले उत्तरदाता की भूमिका के अनुरूप है। 

बैंकिंग और अर्थव्यवस्था

सरकार ने वित्त वर्ष 2021 के लिए अपने बाजार को 7.80 लाख करोड़ रुपये से 12 लाख करोड़ रुपये तक बढ़ाया

  • वित्त मंत्रालय ने सूचित किया है कि सरकार ने अपने अनुमानित सकल बाजार को बजट अनुमान (बीई) के अनुसार वित्तीय वर्ष (वित्त वर्ष) 2020-21 के लिए 7.80 लाख करोड़ रुपये से 12 लाख करोड़ रुपये राजस्व में अपेक्षित कमी से निपटने के लिए (अतिरिक्त 4.2 लाख करोड़ रुपये) तक बढ़ा दिया है।
  • उधार दिनांकित प्रतिभूतियों और ट्रेजरी बिल जारी करने से होता है, जिसकी खरीद और बिक्री भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) द्वारा की जाती है। 

पुरस्कार

स्टार्टअप इंडिया-एनिमल हसबैंड्री ग्रैंड चैलेंज अवार्ड्स

  • केंद्रीय मत्स्य पालन, पशुपालन और डेयरी मंत्री, गिरिराज सिंह ने “स्टार्टअप इंडिया-पशुपालन ग्रैंड चैलेंज” के विजेताओं को पुरस्कार प्रदान किया है।
  • यह चुनौती स्टार्टअप इंडिया पोर्टल, www.startupindia.gov.in पर 11 सितंबर, 2019 से 15 नवंबर, 2019 तक स्टार्टअप के लिए आवेदन के लिए खुली थी। 

दिवस

राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी दिवस 2020

पूरा देश राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी दिवस मना रहा है। आज के दिन के माध्यम से भारत दुनिया भर में अपनी विज्ञान की ओर बढ़त और प्रौद्योगिकी के क्षेत्र में हुई उन्नति को दर्शाता है। 11 मई का दिन देश की जनता के साथ साथ देश भर के वैज्ञानिकों के लिए गौरव का दिन हैं। पीएम नरेंद्र मोदी ने ट्वीट करके राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी दिवस पर पूरे देश को बधाई दी है।

प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने ट्वीट करके कहा कि राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी दिवस पर देश उन सभी लोगों को सलाम करता है और बधाई देता है जो लोग राष्ट्र के विकास के लिए प्रौद्योगिकी का प्रयोग कर रहे हैं।

पीएम मोदी ने कहा कि 1998 में आज का दिन हमारे वैज्ञानिकों की असाधारण प्रतिभा को सामने लेकर आया था। 

मातृ दिवस 2020

  • मातृ दिवस मई महीने के हर दूसरे रविवार को मनाया जाता है और इस वर्ष, यह 10 मई 2020 को मनाया गया। मातृ दिवस व्यापक रूप से मातृत्व को सलाम करने के लिए जाना जाता है, समाज के भीतर माताओं के प्रभाव को बढ़ाने के लिए, बच्चों को मातृ बंधन का विस्तार करने, के लिए मनाया जाता है।
  • 1914 में राष्ट्रपति वुडरो विल्सन ने मई के दूसरे रविवार को संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका में आधिकारिक अवकाश घोषित किया था।

Today's Current Affairs in English/Hindi - Current Affairs 11th May 2020

National

India starts “Mission Sagar” to assist island nations in EIO

  • The Government of India has launched Mission Sagar on 10 May 2020 as part of it’s outreach initiative towards assisting five Island nations in the Indian Ocean amidst the ongoing current situation.
  • Under the mission, Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kesari has been deployed, carrying on board two medical assistance teams, essential Food Items and Medicines and Special Ayurvedic Medicines five to Island countries in the Indian Ocean. The five countries are Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar and Comoros.
  • The mission is inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region) and is in line with India’s role as the first responder in the region.

Banking and Economy

Government hikes its market borrowing to Rs 12 lakh crore from Rs 7.80 lakh crore for FY 21

  • The Finance Ministry has informed that Government has hiked its estimated gross market borrowing to Rs 12 lakh crore(additional Rs 4.2 lakh crore) from Rs 7.80 lakh crore for Financial Year(FY) 2020-21 as per the Budget Estimates(BE) so as to tackle the expected shortfall in revenue.
  • The borrowing happens by issuing dated securities and treasury bills, the purchase and sale of which is conducted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Awards

Startup India-Animal Husbandry Grand Challenge awards 

  • Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Giriraj Singh has presented the award to the winners of “Startup India-Animal Husbandry Grand Challenge”.
  • The challenge was open for application to Startups from 11th of September, 2019 to 15th of November, 2019 on the Startup India portal – www.startupindia.gov.in. 

Days

National Technology Day

  • The National Technology Day is observed every year on May 11 since 1999 to mark the anniversary of 1998 Pokhran nuclear tests and India’s technological advancements in space.
  • It was on this day in 1998 that India successfully fired an Operation Shakti missile at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range in Rajasthan. The Test was led by late aerospace engineer and President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

Mother’s day 2020

  • Mother’s day is celebrated on every second Sunday of May month and this year, it’s falling on 10th May 2020. Mother’s Day is widely known to salute the motherhood, to extend the influence of mothers within the society, to extend the maternal bonds to children, etc.
  • In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson declared second Sunday of May as an official holiday in the United States.

 

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