CURRENT AFFAIRS 13TH MAY

Samsung Electronics introduced worlds highest resolution image sensor

Samsung Electronics Co, the South Korean Tech Giant, unveiled the world’s highest-resolution image sensor, with 64 megapixels for smartphones. This is a step to meet the increasing demand for mobile devices with better image quality. Samsung expanded its 0.8-micrometer pixel image sensor lineup by introducing two new 0.8-micrometer pixel image

Indian Navy joins Group sail in South China Sea

Two Indian Navy ships INS Kolkata and INS Shakti carried out a six-day long ‘Group Sail’ with naval ships in the South China Sea (SCS). The exercise was held from 3rd May to 9th May. The Group Sail was aimed at deepening the existing partnership and fostering mutual understanding among participating country’s navies. Four countries namely, US, India, Japan, and the Philippines participated in the naval exercise.

Facebook Chooses London As Base For WhatsApp Payments

Facebook chosen London as the centre for the global roll-out of WhatsApp pay, before the social media giant launches its digital payments service on the mobile messaging platform in India. WhatsApp would hire nearly 100 people in London to focus on the digital payments service and additional operations staff would be hired in Dublin.

Bharatpe Launches India’s 1st UPI Bahi Khata For Merchants

BharatPe – India’s first Fintech start-up enabling payments for merchants through interoperable UPI QR codes, has announced its foray into merchant services with a new app. Along with UPI payments, the app now allows merchants to manage their entire Bahi Khata and even note receivables and payables seamlessly.

Actress Dia Mirza Selected Among 17 New ‘SDG Advocates’ Of UN

Indian actress Dia Mirza and Alibaba chief Jack Ma are among the 17 global public figures appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the new advocates to drive action and solidify global political will for the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Konkan Railways Signs Contract Agreement With Nepal To Supply DEMU Train Sets

Konkan Railways Corporation Ltd has signed a contract agreement with Nepal’s Department of Railways to supply two 1600 HP DEMU train sets. These trains will be used to operationalise railway link between Jayanagar in India and Kurtha in Nepal. The train sets will be manufactured by the Integrated Coach Factory, Chennai.

Ireland Becomes 2nd Country To Declare Climate Emergency

Ireland has declared a climate emergency in their country, to be the second country after Britain to do so. Britain’s parliament became the first in the world to declare a climate emergency, passing the largely symbolic motion on May 1. The step followed 11 days of street protests in London by the Extinction Rebellion environmental campaign group.

Japan to test ALFA X version of Shinkansen bullet train

Japan started testing its fastest-ever bullet train capable of reaching 400 kilometres per hour (249 mph) as it continues to develop the revolutionary mode of travel. The model’s futuristic design features 10 cars and a long pointed nose. It’ll be tested on the line between the cities of Sendai and Aomori, which are about 280 kilometres apart as the crow flies.  Tests will take place after midnight when the line is quiet and will occur twice a week.

World’s 1st Exclusive Women’s Cricket Magazine ‘Criczone’ Released

Inaugural issue of world’s first exclusive women’s cricket magazine ‘Criczone’ was released with Indian team vice-captain Smriti Mandhana featuring as the cover story. It is a one-stop solution, exclusively dedicated to providing updates, articles, news, interviews, etc. from the world of women’s cricket. Publisher of the magazine is Yash Lahoti.


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