Kargil’s first Solar Lift Irrigation Plant inaugurated

1 16 Daily Current Affairs Update | 30 May 2020

Kargil’s first Solar Lift Irrigation Plant with five KW Solar Plants and three HP Submersible Pumps has been inaugurated at Yak Breeding Farm, Bodh Kharboo

This project will help in solving for the water shortage problem for irrigation and drinking

This plant is a step towards the vision of making Ladakh a Carbon Neutral Entity as well as developing its Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Sector

2.Person in News

Famous Urdu writer Mujtaba Hussain passes away

2 16 Daily Current Affairs Update | 30 May 2020

Mujtaba Hussain was a famous Urdu satirist writer

He has written ‘Japan Chalo Japan’ and columns in Siasat 

He was awarded the Padmashree is 2007

Quick Fact: Mujtaba Hussain was known as the Mark Twain of Urdu

3.Defence and Security

Indian Air Force inducts Tejas Mk-1 FOC aircraft

3 17 Daily Current Affairs Update | 30 May 2020

Tejas Mk-1 FOC has been built under indigenous fighter aircraft program

It was a part of the ‘Make In India’ initiative on part of the defence services

Tejas Mk-1 FOC is a single-engine, lightweight, highly agile, all-weather multi-role fighter aircraft capable of air-to-air refuelling.

4.International Affairs

US joins G7 partnership on Artificial Intelligence

4 14 Daily Current Affairs Update | 30 May 2020

G7 is an intergovernmental economic organization consisting of the world’s largest economies.

These countries have set up the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to support and guide the responsible adoption of AI

The US had initially refused to be a part of the above due to fear of over-regulation hampering innovation in the field

Quick Fact: The G7 members are: France, Canada, Italy, Germany, Japan, UK, and US

5.National Affairs

UP Government launches Herbal Roads Project

5 17 Daily Current Affairs Update | 30 May 2020

The UP government will plant medicinal trees on an 800 km long stretch of roads along state and national highways

This will control infectious diseases, provide raw materials for medicines and prevent soil erosion

The medicinal trees will include Neem, Peepal, Sehjan, etc.

6.National Affairs

Karnataka becomes first state to launch State Health Register 

6 13 Daily Current Affairs Update | 30 May 2020

The register will contain names of all people in the state and will support the state government in health scheme implementation and fund allocation

The register will be created with 50% partnership with private hospitals

The survey for the register will be conducted through ASHA workers, educational department staffs, staffs in the primary health center and revenue officials

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