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Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 May 2019

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will carry out seven mega missions over the next 10 years. Apart from much awaited and ambitious some other mega missions will be conducted.

May 20, 2019 17:10 IST
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India delivers a pair of Mi-24 helicopters to Afghanistan

India delivered the first pair of Mi-24 attack helicopters to the Afghanistan to bolster the latter’s capabilities in counter insurgency operations. These Mi-24 helicopters were delivered as replacement against four attack helicopters previously gifted by India to Afghanistan in 2015.

Nandan Nilekani Committee on Digital Payments submits its report to RBI

Nandan Nilekani-headed panel on Digital Payments submitted its report to the Reserve Bank of India. The Reserve Bank will now examine the recommendations of the Committee and will merge them with the recently released ‘Payment Systems Vision 2021’.

Government to introduce AI in MCA 21 portal

The Corporate Affairs Ministry will introduce artificial intelligence system in the MCA 21 portal to make the compliance process easier. It will rationalise all the forms and follow the principle of a single source of truth so that one is not required to fill in the known details again.

ISRO to conduct seven mega missions in next 10 years


Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will carry out seven mega missions over the next 10 years. Apart from much awaited and ambitious some other mega missions will be conducted. These seven missions are Chadrayaan-2, XPoSat, Aditya-L1, Mangalyaan-2, Venus mission, Lunar Polar Exploration and Exoworlds.

Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise - SIMBEX-2019


The annual bilateral naval exercise between India and Singapore, SIMBEX-2019 is being held. INS Kolkata, INS Shakti, and long range maritime patrol aircraft Poseidon-8I (P8I) are participating in the exercise.