Monthly Current Affairs compendium - May'2020 by Career Launcher.pdf - JOIN THE DOTS Compendium \u2013 May 2020 Dear Students With the present examination

Monthly Current Affairs compendium - May'2020 by Career Launcher.pdf

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Dear Students, With the present examination pattern of UPSC Civil Services Examination, General Studies papers require a lot of specialization with ‘Current Affairs’. Moreover, following the recent trend of UPSC, almost all the questions are based on news as well as issues. CL IAS has now come up with ‘JOIN THE DOTS! MAY 2020’ series which will help you pick up relevant news items of the day from various national dailies such as The Hindu, Indian Express, Business Standard, LiveMint, PIB and other important sources. ‘JOIN THE DOTS! MAY 2020’ series will be helpful for prelims as well as Mains Examination. We are covering every issue in a holistic manner and covered every dimension with detailed facts. This edition covers all important issues that were in news in the month of June 2019. Also, we have introduced Prelim base question for Test Your Knowledge which shall guide you for better revision. In addition, it would benefit all those who are preparing for other competitive examinations. We have prepared this series of documents after some rigorous deliberations with Toppers and also with aspirants who have wide experience of preparations in the Civil Services Examination. For more information and more knowledge, you can go to our website “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there” All the best!! Team CL JOIN THE DOTS! Compendium – May 2020
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Contents Prelims Perspicuous Pointers 1. Prelims Factoids: AYURAKSHA .................................................................................... 2 2. ATULYA ........................................................................................................................... 2 3. Index/Report: Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2019 ....................................................... 2 4. Miscellaneous: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) ............................. 3 5. U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom downgrades India in 2020 list .... 4 6. Prelims Factoids: Chak-Hao, the black rice of Manipur, the Gorakhpur terracotta, the Kashmir Saffron and the Kovilpatti kadalai mittai of Tamil Nadu bagged the GI tags ................................................................................................ 5 7. International: RIMPAC 2020 .......................................................................................... 7 8. Prelims Factoids: Coswara - COVID-19 diagnosis based on cough, speech sounds .... 7 9. Defence: Operation Samudra Setu ................................................................................. 8 10. Miscellaneous: World Press Freedom Day 2020 ............................................................ 8 11. India drops to rank 142 in 2020 World Press Freedom Index ...................................... 9 12. Miscellaneous: World Press Freedom Day 2020 ............................................................ 9 13. India drops to rank 142 in 2020 World Press Freedom Index .................................... 10 14. Prelims Factoids: GARUD portal ................................................................................. 10 15. Prelims Factoids: AarogyaSetu Mitr ............................................................................ 10 16. Prelims Factoids: African swine fever ......................................................................... 11 17. Prelims Factoids: Pulse oximeter ................................................................................. 11 18. Silent’ or ‘happy’ hypoxia .............................................................................................. 11 19. Prelims Factoids: Vizag gas leak: Styrene gas ............................................................ 12 20. Defence: Operation Samudra Setu ............................................................................... 12 21. Prelims Factoids: Vande Bharat Mission ..................................................................... 13 22. Prelims Factoids: Bishnu Sendra Parva 2020 ............................................................. 13 23. Prelims Factoids: Chhau dancers and artisans-the mask makers of Jharkhand ..... 14 24. Prelim Factoids: Ayush Kavach-Covid App ................................................................. 14 25. Connect to the past (Prelim Proximity) ....................................................................... 14 26. Prelims Factoids: IIT Delhi startup launches ‘Reusable Antimicrobial Mask’ ......... 14 27. Prelims Factoids: The Resistance Front (TRF) ........................................................... 15 28. Health: Phytopharmaceutical & Favipiravir ............................................................... 15 29. Prelims Factoids: Lockdown air: less NO 2 , same PM2.5 and more urban ozone ...... 15 30. Prelims Factoids: Indian and Chinese troops clash in Sikkim, Ladakh .................... 16 31.
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