May 19

MoHUA declares star rating of garbage free cities
The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) announced the results of star rating of garbage free cities. MoHUA minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh), Rajkot (Gujarat), Surat(Gujarat), Mysuru (Karnataka), Indore (Madhya Pradesh) and Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra) have been certified with 5-Star ratings for Garbage free cities.
* For the assessment year 2019-2020, 65 cities have been certified as 3-Star and 70 cities as 1-Star City.


May 16

Slovenia becomes first country to declare end of COVID-19 outbreak
Slovenia has become the first European country to declare an end to the coronavirus epidemic. The country's government said the COVID-19 spread is under control and there is no longer a need for extraordinary health measures.
* The first confirmed case of SARS-CoV-2 infection was recorded in Slovenia on 4 March 2020, and up to and including 14 May, 1465 confirmed cases of infection were recorded. The cumulative 14-day incidence has been 35 cases, and the effective reproductive number is currently less than one.