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Current Affairs 7 May 2020

Current Affairs May 7 2020

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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Indian Navy’s ‘Samudra Setu’ to bring stranded Indian citizens from Maldives; Air India will evacuate from other 12 nationsIndian Navy launches 'Operation Samudra Setu'

i.Indian Navy has sent two India Naval Ships (INS) viz. Jalashwaand Magaron May 5, 2020 to Maldives capital Male to commence the first phase of the evacuation operations of Indians stranded abroad from May 8, 2020.
ii.For a period of 1 week, Air India (AI) is set to operate 64 flights from May 7 to May 13 to bring back around 15,000 Indian nationals stranded in 12 countries including Middle East, UK, US, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Bangladesh.
INS Jalashwa (L41):
Procured in 2005 from United States (US), it was commissioned in Indian Navy in 2007. Formerly known as USS Trenton, is an amphibious landing dock capable of carrying over 1,000 people.
INS Magar (L20):
Commissioned in 1987, INS Magar is the lead ship of Magar-class amphibious warfare vessels of the Indian Navy.She was built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata, West Bengal….Click here to Read More
About Maldives:
Currency– Maldivian rufiyaa
President– Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

Surakshit Dada-Dadi & Nana-Nani Abhiyan campaign to protect senior citizens during COVID-19: NITI AayogNiti Aayog starts campaign Surakshit Dada-Dadi & Nana-Nani Abhiyan

The National Institution for Transforming India(NITI) Aayog in association with Piramal Foundation(the philanthropic arm of the Piramal Group) launched virtually the ‘Surakshit Dada-Dadi & Nana-Nani Abhiyan’ campaign to ensure well being of senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic….Click here to Read More

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

5,037,000 people internally displaced in India in 2019: UNICEF reportLost at home people internally displaced in India

i.At the end of 2019, an estimated 46 million people were internally displaced by conflict and violence, out of which, more than 4 in 10 or 19 million were children.
ii.In India, the total number of new internal displacements (displaced within their own countries) in 2019 stood at 5,037,000 including 5,018,000 due to natural disasters and 19,000 because of conflict and violence.
iii.Syria was the country with the largest number of conflict-related new displacements in 2019, with almost 1.9 million IDPs….Click here to Read More
About UNICEF:
Other name– United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
Headquarters– New York, New York, United States
Executive Director– Henrietta Holsman Fore

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

PNB Housing Finance Limited signs MoU with IIT Delhi to develop reusable PPE kitsPNB Housing Finance MoU With IIT Delhi

Punjab National Bank Housing Finance Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Indian Institute of Technology Delhi to support the research and development of a unique prototype material to be used in the manufacture of washable and reusable Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) surgical gowns and masks by using Jacquard knitting technology….Click here to Read More
About PNBHFL:
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Managing Director(MD) & Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Sanjaya Gupta
About IIT Delhi:
Director– V. Ramgopal Rao

Bharat Dynamics Limited signs MoU with IIT Kanpur to manufacture ventilators for COVID-19 treatmentBDL signs MoU with IIT Kanpur to manufacture ventilators

Bharat Dynamics Limited(BDL), a Defence Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Kanpur for the large-scale manufacture of ventilators developed by NOCCA Robotics(incubated start-up of IIT Kanpur)to enhance the development of affordable ventilators for COVID-19 treatment….Click here to Read More
About BDL:
Corporate Office– Hyderabad, Telangana
Chairman & Managing Director (MD)– Siddharth Mishra

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS       

IIT-Bombay Professor Saurabh Lodha receives Young Career Award 2020 in Nano Science and Technology IIT Bombay Professor receives Young Career Award in Nano Science & Technology 2020

On 5th May 2020, Professor Saurabh Lodha of Electrical Engineering of IIT Bombay received Young Career Award 2020 in Nano Science and Technology given by the Department of Science and Technology(DST), Government of India to recognize his contribution for the development of two dimensional Van der Waals material based logic transistor technologies beyond silicon and nanoelectronic….Click here to Read More
About DST:
Minister of Science & Technology– Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Secretary– Ashutosh Sharma
Headquarters– New Delhi

 APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS         

Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj appointed as Director on RBI Central BoardTarun Bajaj as Director on RBI Central Board

The government-appointed Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj, a 1988 batch Indian Administration Service(IAS) officer, as a director on the central board of the Reserve Bank of India(RBI). He replaces Atanu Chakraborty, who retired on April 30…Click here to Read More
About RBI:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Governor– Shaktikanta Das

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury reappointed as chairperson of Parliament’s public Accounts CommitteeAdhir Ranjan Chowdhury reappointed PAC chairperson

On 1st May 2020, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress Leader of Lok Sabha was reappointed as Chairperson of the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee(PAC) by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. PAC is the oldest parliamentary committee first constituted in 1921….Click here to Read More
About C&AG of India:
Comptroller and Auditor General– Rajiv Mehrishi
Headquarters– New Delhi
Constituted in– 1858

IES Officer Negi assumes charge as Director General of Labour BureauNegi Takes Over As Director General Labour Bureau

D P S Negi, a 1985 batch IES (Indian Economic Services) officer has assumed charge as Director General (DG) of Labour Bureau in the Ministry of Labour and Employment by replacing B N Nanda. In addition, he also takes charge as Senior Labour & Employment Advisor of the ministry….Click here to Read More
About Ministry of Labour and Employment:
Headquarters– New Delhi
Minister of State (Independent Charge)– Santosh Gangwar

  SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

GARUD portal launched to fast-track approval to COVID-19 related drone operations: MoCA and DGCA Govt launches GARUD portal

i.The Ministry of Civil Aviation(MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation(DGCA) launched Government Authorisation for Relief Using Drones(GARUD) portal(https://garud.civilaviation.gov.in)
ii.To provide fast track conditional exemptions to government agencies for COVID-19 related RPAS(Remotely Piloted Aircraft System)/drone operations….Click here to Read More
About DGCA:
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Director General (DG)– Arun Kumar

CSIR-IGIB and TATA Sons sign MoU for licensing ‘KNOWHOW’ for rapid diagnosis of COVID-19CSIR IGIB and TATA Sons sign an MoU

On 5th May 2020, the Constituent lab of CSIR, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology(CSIR-IGIB) and TATA Sons signed an MoU for licensing of KNOWHOW related to the development for FNCAS9 EDITOR LINKED UNIFORM DETECTION ASSAY (FELUDA) FOR RAPID DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19…Click here to Read More
About IGBI:
Director– Anurag Agarwaal
Head, Planning Monitoring and Evaluation– Jyoti Yadav
Head HR– Sarala Balachandran
Location– Delhi

About CSIR: Director-General -Dr Shekhar C Mande

SCTIMST develops 2 types of swabs and viral transport medium for COVID-19 testingswabs and viral transport medium for COVID-19 testing

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, is an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India (GOI) have developed two types of nasal and oral swabs and viral transport medium for COVID-19 testing…Click here to Read More
About SCTIMST:
Motto– JeevaJyothirAseemahi (May we Live and have Light).
President– Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat.
Director– Dr. Asha Kishore.

ENVIRONMENT

North Pole’s largest-ever ozone hole,620,000 square miles, finally closeslargest-ever ozone hole finally closes

i.This ozone hole became the largest one ever recorded in the Arctic region spanning an area of over 620,000 square miles (or 997793.28 km).
ii.The last time such a strong chemical ozone depletion was observed in the Arctic occurred nearly a decade ago, in 2011…Click here to Read More
About the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland
Secretary-General– Petteri Taalas

SPORTS

TIU bans Egyptian tennis player Youssef Hossam for life in match-fixing casesYoussef Hossam gets life ban for match-fixing

Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has banned Egyptian tennis player Youssef Hossam (21) for life after being involved in a number of match-fixing and corruption cases.
i.He had violated the anti-corruption rules related to (Section D.1.b, Section D.1.d, Section D.1.e, Section D.2.a.i and Section F.2.b) 21 times between 2015 and 2019….Click here to Read More
About The Tennis Integrity Unit:
Headquarters
– London, United Kingdom (UK)
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Jonny Gray

OBITUARY

Former Union Minister Dalit Ezhilmalai passed away at 74Former Union Minister Dalit Ezhilmalai

On 6th May 2020, Former Union Minister of State for Health passed away at 74 in his residence in Chennai, Tamil Nadu due to cardiac arrest. He was born on 24th July 1945 in Irumbedu village, Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu. He served in the former Post & Telegraph Department between 1963 and 1987 and deputed to the Army for five years and took part in the Indo-Pak War of 1971 and received Sainik Sewa Medal for his meritorious service….Click here to Read More
About Indian Army:
Chief of the Army Staff– General MM Naravane
Vice-Chief of the Army Staff– Lt Gen SK Saini
Founded– 1895

BOOKS & AUTHORS

A book titled as Vijyant at Kargil: The Life of a Kargil War Hero  authored by Colonel VN Thapar and Neha DwivediA book titled as Vijyant at Kargil

The book titled as ‘Vijyant at Kargil: The Life of a Kargil Hero’ authored by Vijyant’s father Colonel VN Thapar and writer Neha Dwivedi, a martyr’s daughter. Its e-book will be released on May 15. It is published by Penguin Random House….Click here to Read More

IMPORTANT DAYS

International No Diet Day 2020: May 6international no diet day

International No Diet Day (INDD) is an annual event observed on May 6 to promote a healthy lifestyle and raise awareness of the dangers and futility of dieting. The day also aims awareness about the various dieting disorders which exist such as anorexia and bulimia.The INDD symbol is a blue ribbon….Click here to Read More
About the United Kingdom (UK):
Capital– London.
Currency– Pound sterling.
Prime Minister (PM)– Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson.

STATE NEWS

Andhra Pradesh CM rolls out ‘CMAPP’  to monitor farming needsAndhra CM launches app CMAPP

Andhra Pradesh (AP) Chief Minister (CM) Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy has launched a mobile application ‘CMAPP (Comprehensive Monitoring of Agriculture, Price, and Procurement)’ with the aim to monitor the agriculture needs of the farmers in the state.
i.The mobile app showcases all data relating to the cost, procurement, and marketing facilities of the farmers for their agriculture produce….Click here to Read More
About Andhra Pradesh (AP):
Capital
– Amaravati
Governor– Biswabhusan Harichandan
State Fruit– Mango
State Tree– Neem

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath launches ‘Ayush Kavach-COVID’ AppUttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath launches Ayush Kavach-Covid App

On May 5, 2020, Uttar Pradesh (UP) Chief Minister (CM) Yogi Adityanath launched the “Ayush Kavach-COVID app” that will provide health-related tips and information about ayurvedic medicines to people during the coronavirus crisis. The App provides measures to boost immunity based on natural resources. It delivers information about Ayurveda and traditional medicines and prescriptions in simple language with ease among the masses….Click here to Read More
About Uttar Pradesh:
Capital– Lucknow.
Governor– Anandiben Patel.

Himachal Pradesh to launch ‘Nigah’ to aware family members of migrant returneesHimachal Pradesh govt to launch Nigah

Himachal Pradesh(HP) government plans to launch a new programme ‘Nigah’ to sensitize and educate the family members of the people coming to the state from other parts of the country…Click here to Read More
About Himachal Pradesh:
Capital– Shimla(summer) and Dharamshala (winter)
Chief Minister(CM)– Jai Ram Thakur
Governor– Bandaru Dattatreya.

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S.no             Current Affairs 7 May 2020
1 Indian Navy’s ‘Samudra Setu’ to bring stranded Indian citizens from Maldives; Air India will evacuate from other 12 nations
2 Surakshit Dada-Dadi & Nana-Nani Abhiyan campaign to protect senior citizens during COVID-19: NITI Aayog
3 5,037,000 people internally displaced in India in 2019: UNICEF report
4 PNB Housing Finance Limited signs MoU with IIT Delhi to develop reusable PPE kits
5 Bharat Dynamics Limited signs MoU with IIT Kanpur to manufacture ventilators for COVID-19 treatment
6 IIT-Bombay Professor Saurabh Lodha receives Young Career Award 2020 in Nano Science and Technology
7 Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj appointed as Director on RBI Central Board
8 Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury reappointed as chairperson of Parliament’s public Accounts Committee
9 IES Officer Negi assumes charge as Director General of Labour Bureau
10 GARUD portal launched to fast-track approval to COVID-19 related drone operations: MoCA and DGCA
11 CSIR-IGIB and TATA Sons sign MoU for licensing ‘KNOWHOW’ for rapid diagnosis of COVID-19
12 SCTIMST develops 2 types of swabs and viral transport medium for COVID-19 testing
13 North Pole’s largest-ever ozone hole,620,000 square miles, finally closes
14 TIU bans Egyptian tennis player Youssef Hossam for life in match-fixing cases
15 Former Union Minister Dalit Ezhilmalai passed away at 74
16 A book titled as Vijyant at Kargil: The Life of a Kargil War Hero  authored by Colonel VN Thapar and Neha Dwivedi
17 International No Diet Day 2020: May 6
18 Andhra Pradesh CM rolls out ‘CMAPP’  to monitor farming needs
19 Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath launches ‘Ayush Kavach-Covid’ App
20 Himachal Pradesh to launch ‘Nigah’ to aware family members of migrant returnees

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