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Current Affairs 6 May 2020

Current Affairs 6 May 2020

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Current Affairs 6 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 6 May 2020
1.  Aarogya Setu launches Mitr Telemedicine Portal for consultations
  • Indian Government has launched a new Mitr portal to offer free telemedicine & consultation services for coronavirus-related inquiries in Aarogya Setu app.
  • Tech Mahindra & Tata Group have reportedly helped in developing the portal.
  • It will allow the users to book doorstep lab tests.
Current Affairs 6 May 2020
2. ‘The Saras Collection’ launched on government e-marketplace portal to showcase daily utility products by rural SHGs
  • Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, launched ‘The Saras Collection’ on the Government e Marketplace (GeM) portal.
  • To showcase daily utility products by rural SHGs.
  • It is a unique initiative of GeM and DAY-NRLM.
  • Narendra Singh Tomar : Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj & Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare,
Current Affairs 6 May 2020
3. Bamboo Conclave held through video Conference
  • Minister of State for N-E Development Jitendra Singh attended the Conclave.
  • The conclave organised to boost the economy of the country with the help of Bamboo resources.
  • The making of Agarbatti was one of the key discussions of the conclave.
  • The restructured National Bamboo mission was approved in 2018.
Current Affairs 6 May 2020
4. UP govt makes Arogya Setu app must for those in hotspot areas
  • State government has also issued instructions regarding opening of offices and resuming work in industrial areas.
  • UP Chief Minister : Yogi Adityanath
  • Governor : Anandiben Patel.
Current Affairs 6 May 2020
5. HP govt to launch employment scheme for urban areas
  • Looking to revive the coronavirus-hit economy of the state, the Himachal Pradesh government decided to launch a programme- Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna.
  • The program is guaranteeing at least 120 days employment to the those living in urban areas.
  • HP CM : Jai Ram Thakur.
  • Governor: Bandaru Dattatreya.
Current Affairs 6 May 2020
6. Health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launches multimedia guide ‘COVID Katha’
  • Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched ‘COVID Katha’, a multimedia guide on the Covid-19 disease.
  • ‘COVID Katha’ provides consolidated and authentic information on the global crisis to the masses in an interesting and interactive mode.
  • It was launched on the 50th DST Foundation Day.
  • DST = Department of Science & Technolog.
Current Affairs 6 May 2020
7. BharatPe launches two apps to limit the need to touch handsets for checking transactions
  • BharatPe announced 2 additional features on its app for the merchants, Paisa Bolega & BharatPe Balance.
  • With Paisa Bolega, shopkeepers can hear aloud instant confirmation of all payments received through their BharatPe QR, without touching the phone.
  • BharatPe Balance : Shows total money available to the shopkeeper.
Current Affairs 6 May 2020
8. IIT Hyderabad to collaborate with Hong Kong firm to create venture ecosystem
  • Name of the Hong Kong-based financial firm is New Frontier Capital Management.
  • Collaborate to establish a global network for ventures as well as to create a venture ecosystem.
  • Objective is to promote innovation, research & incubation.
  • Firm has a worldwide presence including in Tokyo and Singapore.
Current Affairs 6 May 2020
9. NIAB develops portable ‘ECovSens’ tool for diagnosis of COVID-19 antigens from saliva
  • NIAB = National Institute of Animal Biotechnology
  • The eCovSens is a portable device that can be used for detecting COVID-19 antigens from saliva samples of suspected coronavirus patients.
  • ‘ECovSens’ can detect the corona infection in just 30 seconds.
Current Affairs 6 May 2020
10. UV Blaster: DRDO develops WiFi-enabled UV disinfection tower
  • DRDO has developed an ultraviolet (UV) disinfection tower that can be used for rapid and chemical-free disinfection of infection-prone areas.
  • It is likely to prove useful at a time when the novel coronavirus pandemic has disrupted normal life across India.
  • LASTEC- DRDO’s Delhi-based premier laboratory developed it.
Current Affairs 6 May 2020
11. Private equity firm Silver Lake to invest Rs 5,655.75 Cr in Reliance Jio Platforms
  • US private equity firm Silver Lake.
  • It is the 2nd deal after Facebook’s share acquisition plan less than two weeks ago.
  • Silver Lake has $40-b in combined assets under management and committed capital.
  • Jio will have external investors holding an 11.14% stake.
Current Affairs 6 May 2020
12. Russia to launch its 1st satellite ‘Arktika-M’ to monitor Arctic climate & environment
  • The second Arktika-M satellite is also under development and its launch is scheduled for 2023.
  • Satellite will be launched using a Soyuz-2.1b carrier.
  • Arktika-M : Remote-sensing & emergency communications satellite.
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13. FINA postpones 2021 Fukuoka world championships to May 2022
  • The 2021 World Aquatics Championships in Japan will now be held in 2022.
  • It was initially scheduled for the summer of 2021 from July 16 to August 1 in the Japanese city of Fukuoka.
  • FINA Headquarters : Lausanne, Switzerland.
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14. Discus thrower Sandeep Kumari banned for 4 years by WADA after testing positive for methenolone
  • WADA = World Anti-Doping Agency.
  • Nearly two years after her sample was deemed clean by the NDTL (National Dope Testing Laboratory).
  • Jhuma Khatun was also handed a four-year ban.
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15. Trump nominates Indian American as US representative to IBRD
  • U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated Indian American Ashok Michael Pinto as a representative to the IBRD.
  • IBRD = International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
  • Pinto was nominated as US Alternate Executive Director of IBRD for a term of two years.
  • He is the Counselor at the US Department of the Treasury.
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16. Ministry of Tourism holds its 14th webinar ‘Bengal by the Himalayas’ under Dekho Apna Desh Webinar Series
  • The 14th session of Ministry of Tourism’s webinar titled, ‘Bengal by the Himalayas’ under Dekho Apna Desh Webinar Series was a presentation by Shri Supratim (Raj) Basu.
  • Prahlad Singh Patel : Minister of Tourism.
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17. J&K photojournalists secure Pulitzer 2020 for ‘striking images of life’
  • Photographers Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan, and Channi Anand secured the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in feature photography for ‘striking images of life’.
  • The photographers were covering the crackdown in Kashmir post the revocation of Article 370.
  • Pulitzers : Honour for US-based journalists & organisations.
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18. The last news of Current Affairs 6 May 2020 is : Flipkart appoints Sriram Venkataraman as CFO Flipkart Commerce
  • Flipkart has appointed Sriram Venkataraman as Chief Financial Officer for Flipkart Commerce (Flipkart and Myntra).
  • Sriram will be responsible for key finance operations and functions at Flipkart and Myntra, including Tax & Treasury.
  • Flipkart CEO : Kalyan Krishnamurthy.

So, these are all the latest important Current Affairs 6 May 2020.

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