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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 nations

Indian Navy has sent two India Naval Ships (INS) viz. Jalashwa and Magaro May 5, 2020 to Maldives capital Male to commence the first phase of the evacuation operations of Indians stranded abroad from May 8, 2020.

About Maldives:
Currency– Maldivian rufiyaa
President– Ibrahim Mohamed Solih


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

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


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

5,037,000 people internally displaced in India in 2019: UNICEF report

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.
Syria was the country with the largest number of conflict-related new displacements in 2019, with almost 1.9 million IDPs


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 kits

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

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 treatment

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

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

Professor Saurabh Lodha of Electrical Engineering of IIT Bombay recieved 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

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 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

About RBI:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Governor– Shaktikanta Das


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

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

About C&AG of India:
Comptroller and Auditor General– Rajiv Mehrishi
Headquarters– New Delhi
Constituted in– 1921

IES Officer Negi assumes charge as Director General of 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

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

The Ministry of Civil Aviation(MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation(DGCA) launched Government Authorisation for Relief Using Drones(GARUD)

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-19


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

About IGBI:
Director– Anurag Agarwaal
Head, Planning Monitoring and Evaluation– Jyoti Yadav
Head HR– Sarala Balachandran
Location– Delhi


Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, isan 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


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 closes

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 kms).
ii.The last time such a strong chemical ozone depletion was observed in the Arctic occurred nearly a decade ago, in 2011

About World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland
Secretary-General– Petteri Taalas

SPORTS

TIU bans Egyptian tennis player Youssef Hossam for life in match-fixing cases

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 74



BOOKS & AUTHORS

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


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


IMPORTANT DAYS

International No Diet Day 2020: May 6



STATE NEWS

Andhra Pradesh CM rolls out ‘CMAPP’  to monitor farming needs

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

About Andhra Pradesh (AP):Capital– Amaravati
Governor– Biswabhusan Harichandan

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

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. 

About Uttar Pradesh:
Capital– Lucknow.
Governor– Anandiben Patel.


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

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