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Current Affairs 5 May 2020

Current Affairs 5 May 2020

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Current Affairs 5 May 2020 includes all newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, Business Standard, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express, and all Government official websites.

Current Affairs 5 May 2020
1. World Asthma Day 5 April 2020 (First Tuesday of May)
  • World Asthma Day is observed every year on the first Tuesday of May to spread awareness and care about asthma in the world.
  • An annual event is organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma.
  • Theme for 2020 : ‘Enough Asthma Death.
Current Affairs 5 May 2020
2. PM Modi to participate in NAM Summit through Video Conferencing
  • NAM = Non-Aligned Movement
  • The summit will discuss and decide on the enhanced coordination of the member states in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
  • NAM- 120 developing countries from Asia, Africa & Latin America.
Current Affairs 5 May 2020
3. Maharashtra becomes first state in India to provide free & cashless insurance cover to its people
  • Maharashtra announced that all citizens will be covered under the state government’s health scheme.
  • 85% of the state’s population was covered under MJPJAY.
  • MJPJAY = Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana.
Current Affairs 5 May 2020
4. Ministry of Shipping launches new website-shipmin.gov.in
  • The new website is based on open source technology and is deployed on NIC cloud Meghraj.
  • The website is designed as per GIGW issued by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances.
  • GIGW = Guidelines for Indian Government Website.
  • Mansukh L. Mandaviya : Minister of Shipping.
Current Affairs 5 May 2020
5. NASA partners with private companies for Moon-to-Mars campaign
  • NASA selected space firms SpaceX, Blue Origin and Dynetics to build lunar landing systems.
  • The system can carry astronauts to the moon by 2024.
  • The White House’s accelerated deadline under the space agency’s moon-to-Mars campaign.
  • Three companies will share US$967 million from NASA.
Current Affairs 5 May 2020
6. India qualifies to become permanent member of UNSC, says Syed Akbaruddin
  • UNSC = United Nations Security Council.
  • Akbaruddin said country’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin, according to reports.
  • T S Trimurti is to succeed Syed Akbaruddin in this post.
  • Five permanent members are US, France, UK, Russia and China.
Current Affairs 5 May 2020
7. Green nod to Rs 922 crore new Parliament complex
  • Green nod has been given to construction of the new Parliament building at a cost of Rs 922 Cr.
  • Environment ministry’s Expert Appraisal committee cleared the controversial project in its April 22-24 meeting.
  • Existing Building was constructed 93 years ago.
  • The Parliament House was designed by Lutyens and Baker.
Current Affairs 5 May 2020
8. Five more States, UTs integrates with National Cluster under ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ plan
  • Ram Vilas Paswan approved the integration of five more States and UTs.
  • These States and UTs are Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.
  • Consumer Affairs Minister : Ram Vilas Paswan.
Current Affairs 5 May 2020
9. Kashmir Saffron receives GI Tag
  • The Saffron cultivated in the Kashmir valley, known as a spice, cosmetics and health rejuvenator.
  • The flower has received Geographical Indication Tag.
  • Gorakhpur Teracotta, Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai and Black rice of Manipur also received GI tag recently.
  • It is the only saffron in the world that is grown at 1,600 m.
Current Affairs 5 May 2020
10. India is placed 3rd among countries in scientific publication: NSTMIS Survey
  • The National Science and Technology Management Information (NSTMIS) survey on Research and Development Statistics and Indicators 2019 says this.
  • USA and China occupied the first two ranks.
  • India’s gross expenditure in R&D tripled between 2008 & 2018.
Current Affairs 5 May 2020
11. IIG develops new simulation code to study electric field structure in Earths Magnetosphere
  • IIG = Indian Institute of Geomagnetism
  • Scientists at the IIG have developed a generalized one-dimensional fluid simulation code.
  • The code is capable of studying a wide spectrum of coherent electric field structures in near-earth plasma environment or earth’s magnetosphere.
  • The study can be useful in planning of future space missions.
Current Affairs 5 May 2020
12. US Scientists discover 1st known aquatic Dinosaur ‘Spinosaurus aegyptiacus’
  • According to the study published in the journal Nature.
  • The ‘Spinosaurus aegyptiacus’ have been discovered at the Kem Kem region of the Moroccan Sahara in North Africa.
  • Spinosaurus is said to be lived about 95 million years ago.
Current Affairs 5 May 2020
13. Union Culture Minister released e-book ‘Prof. B. B. Lal -India Rediscovered’ to mark the centenary year of Prof B. B. Lal
  • The book has been released on the occasion of centenary year (100th birthday) of the great archaeologist Professor Braj Basi Lal.
  • Union Culture minister : Shri Prahlad Singh Patel.
  • It was released for his involvement to the field of archaeology.
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14. Former world snooker champion Peter Ebdon retires from sport
  • Peter Ebdon won the 2002 world title, beating Stephen Hendry in an 18-17 final thriller.
  • He was also a two-time runner-up.
  • He was the recipient of WPBSA’s Newcomer of the Year award.
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15. Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi passed away due to COVID-19 disease
  • He was former Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh HC.
  • He had also served as an Additional Advocate General in Bihar.
  • Later, he was elevated as Additional Judge of the Patna High Court.
  • He was appointed as the Judicial Member of the Lokpal on 2019.
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16. Ramesh Babu appointed as NTPC director operations
  • He joined NTPC as Executive Trainee in 1987.
  • Also he has more than 32 years’ experience in managing large Power Stations in the areas of operations & maintenance, renovation & modernisation of old units.
  • National Thermal Power Corporation Headquarters : New Delhi.
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17. COVID-19 impact: CGF postpones 7th season of 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games to 2023
  • CGF = Commonwealth Games Federation.
  • The 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games is postponed to 2023 because of clash of dates with Tokyo Olympics, which has been pushed back by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Tokyo Olympics were originally scheduled to be held from 2020 July 23 to August 8.
  • CGF President- Dame Louise Martin.
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18. This is the last important news of current affairs 5 may 2020 :
Appointments Committee of the Cabinet okays Appointment of Pradip Kumar Das as CMD, IREDA
  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • IREDA = Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency.
  • IREDA is a Mini Ratna (Category-I) Government Enterprise.

Current affairs 5 may 2020.

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