22nd MAY 2020 CURRENT AFFAIRS

🌍 International
– Nepal unveils new map showing Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Lipulekh regions of Uttarakhand, as part of its sovereign territory
– India and Bangladesh on May 20, 2020 signed an agreement to operationalise five new ports of call and two new protocol routes
– World Bee Day celebrated on May 20 with its theme as: ‘Save the Bees’
– On May 20, Anton Janša, the pioneer of beekeeping, was born in 1734 in Slovenia
📈 ECONOMY & CORPORATE
– PMVVY (Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana) social security scheme for senior citizens extended for three years till March 31, 2023; rate of return reduced to 7.4% for 2020-21 from 8% in 2019-20
– Cabinet approves Rs 3 lakh crore Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) for the MSME sector; loans at 9.25% rate
– Govt. approves methodology for auction of coal blocks for commercial mining on revenue sharing basis
– UP CM launches ‘Uttar Pradesh Startup Fund’; hands over 1st instalment of Rs 15 crore to SIDBI
– NCDEX to launch India’s first agri-futures index, NCDEX AGRIDEX, on May 26
– The 30-share BSE Sensex settled 622.44 points or 2.06 per cent higher at 30,818.61
– The 50-share NSE Nifty rose 187.45 points, or 2.11 cent, to end at 9,066.55.
🗾 State
– Centre launches scheme for 100% solarisation of Konark Sun Temple and Konark town in Odisha
– Extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’ hits coastal areas of West Bengal and Odisha
😔 Honorable Death
– China’s ambassador to Israel Du Wei (58) found dead in Tel Aviv

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