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Daily Current Affairs Headlines 06th May 2020

National Current Affairs Headlines

West Bengal government rolls out “Exit App” 

As we all know during this lockdown many peoples are stuck in different states and want to go to their mother place. For the same Govt of West Bengal has launched an “Exit App”. It will enable these people who are willing to go back to their mother states, by applying online on this app. It can be reached by the stranded people from the West Bengal government’s ‘Egiye Bangla’ website.

Important for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee; Governor: Jagdeep Dhankhar.

Himachal Pradesh govt to launch ‘Nigah’ to conscious household members of migrant returnees

Government of Himachal Pradesh are about to launch a new programme named Nigah, in order to sensitize and educate the family members of the people coming to the state from other parts of the country.

Under this programme Asha, health and Anganwadi workers would be deployed to create general awareness in maintaining social distancing during the home quarantine.

Andhra CM launches app to monitor agriculture needs of farmers

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched an app ‘CMAPP (Comprehensive Monitoring of Agriculture, Price, and Procurement)’, a mobile application to monitor the agriculture needs of farmers.

Agreements Headlines

CSIR-IGIB signs MoU with TATA Sons for licensing KNOWHOW for FELUDA.

In order to execute rapid diagnosis of COVID-19, the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology has partnered with TATA Sons for allowing of KNOWHOW for FELUDA.

The business aims to give permission which will allow the transfer of the knowledge for scaling up the KNOWHOW in the form of a kit in order to employ it for COVID-19 testing on the ground as soon as possible.

Appointments Headlines

Krishnan Ramachandran appointed as new MD & CEO of Max Bupa

Krishnan Ramachandran has been selected as the new managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of Max Bupa Health Insurance. He has served as the CEO of Apollo Munich Health Insurance. He has over 23 years of experience in health insurance, healthcare and life sciences segments.

Important for all competitive exams:

  • Max Bupa Health insurance established: 2008.
  • Max Bupa Health insurance Headquarters: New Delhi, India.

Government nominates Tarun Bajaj as Director on Board of RBI

The Central Government has nominated Tarun Bajaj, Secretary, Department of Economic AffairsMinistry of Finance, Government of India, as a Director on the Central Board of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Ashok Michael Pinto nominated as US representative to IBRD

United States President, Donald Trump has selected the Indian-American lawyer Mr.Ashok Michael Pinto as US representative to World Bank’s lending arm International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD). He has been nominated as US Alternate Executive Director of IBRD for the duration of 2 years.

Important for all competitive exams:

  • World Bank Headquarters: Washington D.C., US.
  • World Bank President: David Robert Malpass.
  • The motto of World Bank: Working for a World Free of Poverty.

Awards & Rewards Headlines

Saurabh Lodha honoured with Young Career Award in Nano Sci. & Tech. 2020

Saurabh Lodha professor of IIT Bombay has been honoured with the Young Career Award in Nano Science & Technology for the year 2020, for his pioneering aidings in the development of logic transistor technologies past silicon and nanoelectronic devices based on two-dimensional Van der Waals materials.

Vladimir Putin awards commemorative World War II medal to Kim Jong-un

Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded Kim Jong-un a commemorative war medal marking the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany.

Defence Headlines

Operation “Samudra Setu” launched by Indian Navy 

To bring back Indian immigrants who are stranded overseas amid COVID-19 pandemic the Indian Navy has started a new operation named as “Samudra Setu“. As part of Phase-1 of operation “Samudra Setu”, Indian Naval Ships Jalashwa and Magar are presently proceeding to the port of Malè, the Republic of Maldives to start evacuation operations from 08 May 2020.

Important for all competitive exams:

  • Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh.

Sports Headlines

Badminton World Championships 2020 postponed

The Badminton World Championships 2020 has been suspended to November 2021. The tournament will be held at the Carolina Marin Stadium in Huelva, Spain.

Important for all competitive exams:

  • Badminton World Federation Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Badminton World Federation Founded: 5 July 1934.
  • Badminton World Federation President: Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen.

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