Gillz_Mentor_Current affairs_2020_Weekly One Liner Current Affairs : 9th May to 15th May 2020 For PPSC-Patwari-PSSSB-Ntpc

♦National News

  • Yogi Adityanath launches ‘Pravasi Raahat Mitra’ App for migrant workers
  • Nitin Gadkari sets road construction target for next two years at Rs 15 lakh crore
  • 480th Birth Anniversary of Maharana Pratap Singh I is celebrated on 9 May
  • India and Russia plan MoU on coking coal; boost crude oil trade
  • Number of Tigers in the Sundarbans Rises From 88 to 96
  • IIM-Bangalore only Indian institute in top 50 of FT Executive Education Ranking
  • ‘FIR Aapke Dwar’: In a first, MP govt launches scheme
  • MSME Ministry launches “Champions portal” for addressing grievances of small units
  • HRD Minister launches Counselling Helpline ‘Bharosa’ for Central University of Odisha
  • Jitendra Singh Addresses Indo-Bangladesh “Virtual Conference” Organised By Assocham
  • SC orders setting up of high-powered committee to consider restoration of 4G internet services in J&K
  • IIT-Guwahati organized Poster Making Competition under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Campaign
  • Jaishankar participates in virtual SCO Foreign Ministers meet on COVID-19
  • Delhi Police gets India’s first ‘Thermal Corona Combat Headgear’ to enhance social distancing
  • Haryana and J&K to provide tap water to all rural households by Dec 2022
  • Jharkhand’s Sohrai Khovar painting & Telangana’s Telia Rumal gets GI-Tag
  • Uttarakhand CM launches ‘ HOPE’, a portal for unemployed youth to get jobs
  • PM CARES Fund Trust Allocates Rs. 3100 Crore for Fight against COVID-19
  • Tamil Nadu’s Arumbavur wood carvings and Thanjavur netti work get GI tag
  • India ranks 76th on WEF’s global Energy Transition index; Sweden on top
  • India Post releases special postal cover for migrant workers
  • West Bengal govt launches ‘Matir Smristi’ scheme to utilise 50,000-acre barren land in 6 districts
  • Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan participates in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers
  • MHRD launched e-Governance platform “SAMARTH”

♦International News

  • WHO, UN”s postal agency release commemorative stamp on 40th anniversary of smallpox eradication

♦Banking and Financial

  • Nabard disburses ₹12,767 cr to State Co-op Banks, RRBs
  • Vista Equity Partners picks 2.32% stake in Jio Platforms for Rs 11,367 cr
  • Goldman Sachs slashes India’s GDP growth forecast for 2020-21 to -0.4%
  • Carlyle to buy 74% stake in SeQuent for Rs 1,587 crore
  • India Raises FY21 Gross Borrowing Target To Rs 12 Lakh Crore
  • Centre releases Rs 6,195 crore to 14 states as additional resources to fight virus’ impact
  • BRICS’ New Development Bank provides USD 1 billion loan to India to fight COVID-19
  • India to grow at 1.2% in CY20, global GDP to shrink by 3.2%, says UN
  • Federal Bank, MoneyGram tie up for direct-to-bank account credit service
  • World Bank approves $1 billion loan to support India’s fight against COVID-19

♦Appointment and Resign

  • Wipro CEO Abidali Neemuchwala to step down
  • Indian Cricketer Ajinkya Rahane becomes brand ambassador for edtech company ELSA Corp
  • Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi assumes charge as Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy
  • Manoj Ahuja appointed new CBSE chief
  • Vidyavathi appointed New Archaeological Survey chief
  • WTO chief Roberto Azevêdo announces resignation


  • Journalist Siddharth Varadarajan among recipients of Deutsche Welle Freedom of Speech Award
  • World Airport Awards: Bengaluru airport voted the best regional airport in India, Central Asia
  • Sania Mirza Becomes 1st Indian to Win Fed Cup Heart Award
  • Anunta Wins VMware 2020 Regional Partner of the Year Award
  • Vice Admiral GM Hiranandani rolling trophy awarded in Kochi    


  • Defence Ministry signs contract with Tata Power SED for infra modernisation at 37 airfields
  • India launches Mission Sagar to assist island nations in Eastern Indian Ocean


  • Narinder Batra’s term as FIH President extended to May 2021
  • China wins Online Nations Cup, India finish dismal fifth
  • Deepa Malik announces retirement, will head India’s Paralympic Committee
  • FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in India from 17 Feb 2021
  • French rider suspended for four years following ‘super-EPO’ positive test

♦Important Day

  • 9th May: World Migratory Bird Day 2020 (Theme 2020: “Birds Connect Our World”)
  • Mother’s Day 2020: Second Sunday of May
  • 11 May: National Technology Day 2020
  • 12th May: International Nurses Day 2020 (Theme 2020: ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health’)
  • 15th May: International Day of Families 2020 (Theme 2020: “Families in Development: Copenhagen & Beijing + 25”.)
  • Third Friday of May: National Endangered Species Day 2020

♦Book and Author

  • Prince Harry-Meghan Markle’s biography ‘Finding Freedom’ to be published in August written by royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.


  • Historian Hari Vasudevan passes away