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Daily Current Affairs Headlines 07th May 2020

Important Days – 7th May

World Athletics Day 2020

The World Athletics Day-2020 is recognised on the 7th of May. The date is subject to adjustment, the date of World Athletics Day is decided by the IAAF, however, the month stays the same as May. First World Athletics Day was celebrated in 1996.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • The headquarters of IAAF is located in Monaco.
  • President of IAAF: Sebastian Coe.
  •  IAAF was founded in Sweden in 1912.

Vesak Day 2020 observed globally on 7 May

‘Vesak’, the Day of the Full Moon is observed in the month of May by the United Nations on 7 May 2020. The day commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and Death of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, all of which is stated to have taken place on the same day.

National Current Affairs Headlines

IIT Alumni council launches “COVID-19 test bus”

COVID-19 test bus” launched by the Indian Institute of Technology Alumni Council in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The COVID-19 testing bus will decrease 80% of the testing price without negotiating on the testing capacity.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Pan IIT Alumni India is an organisation representing alumni of all IIT.
  • Pan IIT Alumni Headquarters: IIT Delhi, New Delhi.
  • Chairman of IIT Alumni: Ramnath S Mani.

‘Surakshit Dada-Dadi & Nana-Nani Abhiyan’ launched by NITI Aayog

To ensure the well-being of senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic NITI Aayog has virtually launched a campaign in association with Piramal Foundation called as Surakshit Dada-Dadi & Nana-Nani Abhiyan.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog: Rajiv Kumar.
  • Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog: Amitabh Kant.

Govt extends time limit for annual GST returns for financial year 2018-19 till 30 September

Government has announced further relaxations for filing of Annual returns for Goods and Services Tax (GST) and movement of goods in the country.

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has extended the time limit for furnishing of the annual return and GST audit for the financial year 2018-2019, till 30 September 2020.

Internation Current Affairs Headlines

Mustafa Al Kadhimi becomes new Prime Minister of Iraq

Mustafa al-Kadhimi becomes new Iraqi prime minister. He also worked as intelligence chief of Iraq. The Iraqi parliament approved Kadhimi’s government at an emergency session.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Capital of Iraq: Baghdad.
  • The currency of Iraq: Iraqi dinar.

State Current Affairs Headlines

UP govt launches ‘Ayush Kavach-Covid’ App

Uttar Pradesh government has launched ‘Ayush Kavach-COVID’ app to help people get health drugs which can be useful in the fight against COVID-19.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath.
  • Governor of Uttar Pradesh: Anandiben Patel.

HP govt to starts ‘Nigah’ to educate family members of migrant returnees

Himachal Pradesh state government plans to launch a new programme ‘Nigah’. In this programme, the state government educate the family members of the people coming to the state from other parts of the country.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister(CM) of Himachal Pradesh: Jai Ram Thakur.
  • Governor of Himachal Pradesh: Bandaru Dattatreya.

Tripura CM launches online portal

In Tripura, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has launched an online portal under ‘Mukhyamantri Yuba Yogayog Yojana’ at the state secretariat.

TN state government employees retirement age increased

Tamil Nadu government has increased the retirement age of State Government employees to 59 from 58.

Appointment Headlines

Tarun Bajaj selected as a new director on RBI Central Board

1988 batch Indian Administration Service(IAS) officer Tarun Bajaj, an Economic Affairs Secretary, becomes new director on Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India(RBI).

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of RBI: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Governor of RBI: Shaktikanta Das.

DPS Negi takes charge as Director General to Labour Bureau

Indian Economic Services (IES) officer of the 1985 batch, DPS Negi took command as Director-General of Labour Bureau in the Ministry of Labour and Employment. Besides this, Negi also assumed charge as Senior Labour & Employment Advisor of the ministry.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Ministry of Labour and Employment Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Minister of State (IC) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment: Santosh Gangwar.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury reappointed PAC chairperson

Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has been reappointed as chairperson of the Parliament’s public accounts committee (PAC).

Science and Technology

IIT Kanpur & Bharat Dynamics Limited ink pact to make affordable ventilators

A defence public sector undertaking, Bharat Dynamics Ltd. (BDL), ink pact with IIT Kanpur to make large-scale ventilators developed by NOCCA Robotics(incubated start-up of IIT Kanpur).

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Head Office of Bharat Dynamics: Hyderabad,  Telangana.
  • Chairman & Managing Director(MD) of Bharat Dynamics: Siddharth Mishra.

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