Current Affairs Daily Digest – May 13 2020
1. MP, the First State to launch innovative Scheme “FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana”
MP, the First State to launch innovative Scheme “FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana”. The scheme has been launched in 23 police stations as a pilot project. This includes both rural and urban areas.
Under the scheme, a person need not go to the police station to dodge a complaint. The scheme has deployed the head constables to register the complaints from the people. The scheme will also enable on spot FIR registrations. When the complaints are serious, they will be forwarded to senior officers.
2. Delhi Police launched Thermal Corona Combat Headgear to enhance social distancing
Delhi Police launched Thermal Corona Combat Gear (TCCH) through which police personnel will be able to detect the temperature of a large number of people from a distance of 10-15 metres. The initiative was launched by the police in collaboration with Indian Robotics Solution (IRS).
3. Ministry of MSME launches CHAMPIONS Portal
Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has launched the CHAMPIONS portal, a Technology-driven Control Room-Cum-Management Information System. The CHAMPIONS stands here for the Creation and Harmonious Application of Modern Processes for Increasing the Output and National Strength.
4. New CBSE Chairman appointed, IAS Manoj Ahuja replaces IAS Anita Karwal
Senior IAS officer Manoj Ahuja has been appointed as the new CBSE Chairman, replacing IAS Anita Karwal who was appointed as Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development, in April last week.
The change was made as part of a major bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the Centre.
5. National infant mortality rate at 32, Madhya Pradesh worst performer
Madhya Pradesh has the worst infant mortality rate in the country while Nagaland has the best. Chhattisgarh has the highest death rate, while Delhi has the lowest. Bihar continues to remain at the top of list in birth rate while Andaman and Nicobar is at the bottom. These details were released by the Centre recently in its Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin based on data collected for 2018.
6.FIFA U-17 Women World Cup to be held in 2021 in India
The FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) U-17 Women’s World Cup is now scheduled for early 2021 in India, the world football governing body revealed, Hindustan Times reported.
Earlier it was supposed to be held later this year in India. However, due to the extended shutdown due to the novel coronavirus, the famous sports event has been postponed to next year. FIFA added that the age and eligibility criteria would remain the same.
7. Crime Patrol’ actor Shafique Ansari dies of cancer at 52
Actor Shafique Ansari, best-known for his appearance in TV series ‘Crime Patrol’, died of cancer. He was 52. Ansari battled thoracic cancer for two years and some months ago, he was also diagnosed with a lung infection.
Speaking to Zee News, his wife Gauhar Ansari said that the actor was well throughout the day, but in the evening, his health suddenly deteriorated and he died.
8. Former National TT champion Manmeet Singh passes away
Manmeet Singh Walia, the former National table tennis champion, died following a prolonged illness in Montreal, Canada. Manmeet, whose solitary National championship title came in 1988-89 in Hyderabad, suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis for well over a year before breathing his last.
9. Telangana becomes first state to tell farmers what to grow
Telangana has become the first state to regulate the cultivation of crops by telling farmers what to grow as a part of its pilot project. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao issued a statement on May 12, 2020 saying that the state will limit growing of paddy to 50 lakh acres.