CURRENT AFFAIRS 12TH MAY

ElectionGuard, an open source software unveiled by Microsoft for secure voting

Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella announced the launch of “ElectionGuard”, a free open-source Software Development Kit(SDK) to help nations to carry out secure and verifiable voting. Developed by Galois

Amul company to sponsor Afghanistan in Cricket World Cup 2019

Amul announced to sponsor Afghanistan team in upcoming World Cup 2019 which will be held in England and Wales from May 30, 2019.  Amul’s logo will be visible on the leading arm of jerseys of the Afghanistan players in an international match and also in training kit throughout the world cup. Earlier in only two instances, Amul sponsored any cricket team in World Cup tournament. These two countries are New Zealand and Holland

ISF India plans to add 3 million tech jobs by 2023

Indian Staffing Federation (ISF), the apex body for the flexi working industry said that the Indian tech industry will add another three million new jobs in the next five years. With the additions, the size of the country’s tech army will be 7 million by 2023.

FDA approved first Dengue vaccine named Dengvaxia

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States approved first vaccine named Dengvaxia for the prevention of dengue disease but with certain conditions that use dengue vaccine only in people who have a previous history of the disease.

Venkaiah Naidu commenced his 4 day official visit to Vietnam

Vice President of India M.Venkaiah Naidu commenced his four-day official visit to Vietnam on 9 May 2019. His visit comes after a series of high-level exchanges between India-Vietnam in 2018 which include visit of Vietnamese Prime Minister in January and President in March to India.

India celebrates National Technology Day on 11th May

National Technology Day is observed every year on the 11th of May in India. It is a reminder of the anniversary of Shakti. The aim of the celebration is to highlight the achievements of the scientists and engineers of India in the field of science and technology

Experimental device generates electricity from the coldness of the universe for the first time

Scientists from Stanford University, Shanhui Fan along with Masashi Ono have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to produce a measurable amount of electricity in an infrared photodiode from the coldness of the universe.The infrared semiconductor uses the temperature difference between Space and Earth to produce the electricity.

Indian Army is commemorating 2019 as the Year of Next of Kin to reach out to the next of kin of battle casualties

Indian Army is commemorating ‘2019’ as the ‘Year of Next of Kin’. As a part of this commemoration, the Army has planned to reach out to the next of kin of battle casualties, ex-servicemen and serving soldiers to resolve their pension-related issues and to let them know of their entitled financial benefits, welfare schemes.

Taiwan plans to strengthen ties with Indias new government

Taiwan plans to strengthen ties with India’s new government, including more official visits despite China’s continuing efforts to isolate what it considers to be a wayward province. After India’s general election results on May 23, the two countries will strengthen trade and cultural ties. The centre in the Indian capital operates as a de facto embassy, helping Indian and Taiwanese companies to expand business ties and easing discreet dialogue between government officials.

Reliance Brands signs to buy out Hamleys for 68 million euros

Reliance Brands, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), has signed a definitive agreement with C Banner International, a Hong Kong-listed company. The aim is to acquire 100% shares of centuries-old British toy retailer Hamleys for £68 million.


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