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14th May Current Affairs

14th May Current Affairs

  1. RBI eased up 2-factor card authentication for transaction up to 2000:
    If you have a contactless card, then it’s good news for you as RBI has relaxed two-factor card authentication for transactions up to 2,000. Now you can make payments without entering your password.

    This would apply across all retail shops and online shopping portal that deals with contactless cards shopping.

    SBI and ICICI have launched contactless NFC debit and credit cards in Hyderabad, Gurgaon, and Mumbai and planning to make it available in every city and state.
  2. PM on a Three- day visit to China, South Korea and Mongolia :
    PM Modi reached China today and met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Xian capital of Shaanxi. The purpose PM holds to visit China to set up border issues and cover the trade deficit with India’s neighbors

    Modi is also accompanied by Foreign secretary S Jiashankar, National security Advisor Ajit Dosal and other senior officials

    After China he will continue his tour to Mongolia and South Korea.
  3. India’s Gagan Toor win NASA contest:
    Gagan Toor of India suggested Mercury name crater and win the NASA contest. Five winning crater names are: Enheduanna, Carolan, Rivera, Karsh and Kulthum.

    This was an open competition and after 3600 submissions public outreach team for the spacecraft shortlisted 17 names out of its.

    Craters is a name usually given to an artist, composer or writer who was famous for more than 50 years and died at least three years ago.

    The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has given approval to the new crater names.
  4. Punjab stands first to issue Soil Health Cards:
    The Punjab Government has planted a program in which every farmer will get Soil Health card that keeps an eye on the health of the soil. This program can put a stop on the excess usage and exploitation of soil.

    As to wrap the effects of the Green Revolution, every district will be facilitated with mobile laboratories to submit the soil samples and check the present status.

    Agriculture Minister Tota Singh in his statement shown his personal concern with the project and also striving to start comprehensive cropping and the agriculture diversification program.
  5. Writer Suchitra Bhattacharya died at 65:
    Bengali writer Suchitra Bhattacharya died at the age of 65. The reason for death was cardiac arrest and was declared dead when she was busy writing her next fiction Puja.

    In her lifetime, she penned down more than 20 novels in which some record-smashing were Dahan, Hemonter Pakhi, Aleek Shukh, Kachher Manush. She was a well known contemporary writer that impressively touch the heart of new generation women through her writings.