Top Current Affairs of the day: 09 May 2020

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  • Birth Anniversary of Maharana Pratap Singh I is celebrated on 9 May

    21 days ago
    The Birth Anniversary of Maharana Pratap Singh I is celebrated on 9 May. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Maharana Pratap on his Jayanti. Maharana Pratap Singh I: Pratap Singh I was popularly known as Maharana Pratap. He was the eldest son of Udai Singh II, who is the founder of the city of Udaipur. Pratap Singh was born on 9 May 1540. He was a king of Mewar, a region in the present-day Rajasthan.
    Battle of Haldighati: Maharana is famously known for his bravery... Read More


    SBI reduces benchmark lending rate by 15 basis points

    21 days ago
    State Bank of India (SBI) slashed the benchmark lending rate by 15 basis points (bps). With the newly announced cut, the MCLR (Marginal Cost of Funds based Lending Rate) reduced to 7.25%, from 7.40% with effect from 10 of May.
    SBI Wecare Deposit: ♦ As a measure to safeguard the interests of senior citizens, the bank has introduced a new product 'SBI Wecare Deposit' in the retail term deposit segment.
    ♦ Under the new product, an additional 30 bps premium... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    NSafe mask-Reusable Antimicrobial Mask

    21 days ago
    IIT-Delhi startup named Nanosafe Solutions has launched an antimicrobial and washable face mask that can be reused up to 50 launderings. The move comes with the increasing demand for face masks to contain transmission of coronavirus. Washable face mask: ♦ NSafe mask is a three-layered product. It consists of an inner hydrophilic layer for comfort, the middle layer having antimicrobial activity, and the outermost layer having water and oil repellent behaviour. ♦ NSafe is the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    TRIFED, Art of Living Foundation collaborates to provide Free Ration Kits to needy tribes India artisans

    21 days ago
    Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Art Of Living Foundation (AOL) to help the needy tribes India artisans amid COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights: ♦ The agreement aims to collaborate in respective programmes of each organization for promoting Tribal Enterprises.
    ♦ Under this, the Art of Living Foundation has agreed to provide Free Ration Kits to Needy Tribes... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    NABL approved eight labs for testing prototype samples of PPE coveralls

    21 days ago
    National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) approved 8 laboratories. These labs are now testing prototype samples of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) coveralls required for protection from coronavirus. NABL accredited labs: ♦ The 8 labs are South India Textiles Research Association (SITRA), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu; DRDO-INMAS, New Delhi; Heavy Vehicle Factory, Avadi, Chennai; Small Arms Factory, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh; Ordnance Factory, Kanpur, Uttar... Read More


    UN and partners launch USD 6.7 billion appeals for vulnerable countries for COVID-19 relief

    21 days ago
    The United Nations and its partner agencies launched a $6.7 billion global appeal to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. It will focus on more vulnerable countries and combating food insecurity and gender-based violence. The UN Emergency Relief: ♦ The UN Emergency Relief plan originally included 54 countries and programmes to respond to the growth in food insecurity.
    ♦ Under the plan, 9 more vulnerable countries have been added. The nine newly added countries are Pakistan, Benin,... Read More
    Category: International


    CSIR approves project to neutralize SARS-CoV-2 in COVID-19 patients

    21 days ago
    CSIR through the New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI) program approved a project towards the development of human monoclonal antibodies (hmAbs) that can neutralize SARS-CoV-2 in coronavirus infected patients. hmAbs: ♦ The project on the generation of neutralizing human monoclonal antibodies as a therapeutic strategy will be implemented by a multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary team.
    ♦ The team comprises academic institutes and industry with... Read More


    Ministry of Tourism organizes 16th webinar titled Goa-Crucible of Culture under Dekho Apna Desh series

    21 days ago
    Ministry of Tourism, Government of India organized the16th webinar titled "Goa-Crucible of Culture" under the Dekho Apna Desh series on 7 May 2020. The webinar presented the 'lesser-known' or 'unknown' travel experiences that India's most popular tourist destination 'Goa' offers. It is bringing the participants to face to face with the unknown beauty of a place that is waiting to be discovered in Goa. Goa-Crucible of Culture: ♦ The 16th series was... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Massive exercise to supply free food grains, pulses to 80 crore people under PM-GKAY

    21 days ago
    Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution reported that the Food Corporation of India (FCI) has supplied a total number of 2641 rakes, including Wheat and Rice. The announcement was made by Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan. Measures to help poor: ♦ PM-GKAY aims to ensure no poor vulnerable family/person suffers on account of the non-availability of foodgrains due to disruptions in the next three months amid... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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    Giriraj Singh awards Startup India-Animal Husbandry Grand Challenge winners

    21 days ago
    Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Giriraj Singh awarded the winners of "Startup India-Animal Husbandry Grand Challenge" on 8 May. The Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge was launched by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, in partnership with Startup India. Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge: ♦ Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge was launched by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 11 September 2019 at a national... Read More


    World Migratory Bird Day is observed on 9 May

    21 days ago
    World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is observed on 9 May in the year 2020. The day is globally observed on the second Saturday of May month. The day aims to bring attention to the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance. It also aims to raise awareness about the increasing need for international cooperation to conserve them. Theme: The theme of 2020 World Migratory Bird Day is "Birds Connect Our World." The theme highlights the importance of conserving and... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    MoD signs with Tata Power SED for Modernisation of Air Field Infrastructure

    21 days ago
    Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with M/s Tata Power SED (TPSED) for Modernisation of Air Field Infrastructure (MAFI) of 37 airfields for the Indian Air Force(IAF), Indian Navy (IN) and Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on 8 May. The cost of the contract is worth around Rs.1,200 crore. The proposal regarding the contract was approved by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. The contract will boost the domestic industry amid the COVID-19 situation.
    Project Highlights: ♦ The MAFI... Read More
    Category: Defence


    Prime Minister of Iraq Mustafa al-Kadhimi assumed office

    21 days ago
    Iraq's new Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi assumed office on 6 May after the country's parliament approved a new government. The approval came after around 6 months of political wrangling. Mustafa replaced Adel Abdul Mahdi. Along with Mustafa al-Kadhimi, two other candidates, Mohammed Allawi and Adnan al-Zurfi were nominated by the Iraqi Parliament. But Mohammed Allawi and Adnan al-Zurfi withdrew after failing to win enough support in parliament. Kadhimi Won with the backing of the... Read More
    Category: International


    爱乐透彩票China successfully launched Long March-5B, its most powerful rocket into orbit

    21 days ago
    China successfully launched its most powerful rocket "Long March-5B" on its maiden voyage into orbit on 5 May. The rocket was blasted off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan, China. Long March-5B: ♦ Long March-5B is a 176-foot-long rocket. It has been designed to shuttle astronauts to low-Earth orbit or even around the moon. ♦ The new-generation spacecraft was developed for the operation of China's space station and manned space exploration. ♦... Read More


    Scientists found a seasonal advancement in 220 surge-type glaciers in the Karakoram Range

    21 days ago
    Scientists from Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), Dehradun have found a seasonal advancement in 220 surge-type glaciers in the Karakoram Range of Ladakh through a detailed assessment of some major surging glaciers of the Karakoram range using satellite images and thermal data. The scientist carried out a detailed assessment of some major surging glaciers of the Karakoram range using multi-temporal and multi-sensor satellite images including Landsat 8 OLI, ASTER and Sentinel-2,... Read More


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