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International tea day

• The first International Tea Day (ITD) is being celebrated by the United Nations on 21 May. About: • International Tea Day is observed annually on May 21, according to the United Nations. • The concerning resolution was adopted on…

MSME definition

• Days after changing the definition of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), the government has decided to further revise the criteria for medium units by enhancing the investment and turnover limits to up to ₹50 crores and ₹200 crores…

Pinanga andamanensis

• A rare palm endemic to the South Andaman Island is finding a second home at Thiruvananthapuram-based Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI). About: • JNTBGRI scientists termed the Pinanga andamanensis “a critically endangered species and one…

Cyclone Amphan

• The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘AMPHAN’ (pronounced as UM-PUN) intensified into Super Cyclonic Storm on 18th May 2020. About: • Extremely severe cyclone Amphan (pronounced as Um-Pun) over the central parts of the South Bay and adjoining Central Bay…

Short Service Commission

• Chief of the Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said that efforts are on to make the Short Service Commission (SSC) more attractive so as to reduce the mounting pension burden of the Army. About: • Short Service Commission (SSC)…

Diamer-Bhasha dam

• The Ministry of External Affairs of India reminded China about India’s claims over Gilgit-Baltistan where China has teamed up with Pakistan to build the Diamer-Bhasha dam. About: • Diamer-Bhasha Dam is a concreted-filled gravity dam, in the preliminary stages…