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Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 May 2019

The US state department researchers have reportedly created recyclable plastic.

May 16, 2019 17:59 IST
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US President Donald Trump declares national emergency

US President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect the US computer networks from foreign adversaries. The order bars US companies from using foreign telecoms that are believed to pose a risk to the security of the nation. The move has authorized US to block transactions that involve information or communications technology that pose an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States.

New plastic created that could be fully recycled

The US state department researchers have reportedly created recyclable plastic. The plastic, which looks like a Lego Playset, can be disassembled into various parts even at molecular level. Researchers are calling it the next generation plastic due to its quality of separation at smallest level. This plastic can be recycled into any colour, form or shape without losing its original quality.

RBI releases 'Vision 2021' for e-payment system


The Reserve Bank of India has released 'Payment and Settlement Systems in India: Vision 2019 – 2021', a vision document for safe, secure, quick and affordable e-payment system. The core theme of the vision document is ‘Empowering Exceptional (E)payment Experience', that stresses on empowering every Indian to access a bunch of e-payment options safely and conveniently.

MoU signed for Plantation of 10,000 Rudraksh Trees in Uttarakhand

The National Mission for Clean Ganga has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with HCL Foundation and INTACH to create a greener ecosystem in Ganga. The project aims at planting 10,000 Rudraksh trees in the Ganga Basin area in Uttarakhand in association with the local community.

Austria bans headscarf in primary schools

Austrian Parliament has approved a new law that bans the usage of headscarf in primary schools.Under the law, any ideological or religiously influenced clothing, which is associated with the covering of the head, will be banned. The Government clarified that the patka head covering worn by Sikh boys and the Jewish kippa would not be affected.

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