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Daily Current Affairs Headlines 08th May 2020

Important Days

World Red Cross Day observed globally on 8 May

World Red Cross Day is celebrated on 8 May. This day is celebrated to honour the birth ceremony of the Red Cross and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) founder, Henry Dunant.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • President of the ICRC: Peter Maurer.
  • Headquarters of ICRC: Geneva, Switzerland.

World Thalassaemia Day 2020: 8 May

This day is celebrated to raise information about thalassaemia disease, its precautionary steps and to avoid transmission and the importance of vaccination for children’s health, society and among the people throughout the world.


National Current Affairs Headlines

Government of India started ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ exercise to bring Indians from abroad

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many Indian are stucked out of the country and to bring back them the Government of India has launched its biggest-ever evacuation exercises named the “Vande Bharat Mission”. In this mission, the government of India plans to bring back approximately 15,000 Indian nationals stranded abroad due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Minister of State (IC) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation: Hardeep Singh Puri.

Govt sets target of constructing roads worth Rs 15 lakh cr in next two years

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari stated, his ministry has set a target of constructing roads worth 15 lakh crore rupees in the next two years.

Union Health & Family Welfare Minister launches “AYUSH Sanjivani” App

Union Health & Family Welfare Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan has freshly launched the mobile application ‘AYUSH Sanjivani’. The app was developed by the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY).

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Minister of State (IC) of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH): Shripad Yesso Naik

Visakhapatnam Gas Leak Tragedy

Styrene gas leaked from LG Polymers Plant in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. To read the complete article: Click Here


International Current Affairs Headlines

China launches new rocket “Long March 5B” successfully

Long March 5B” launched by China. This rocket is launched in Wenchang launch site that is located on the island of Hainan, China.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • China Capital: Beijing; Currency of China: Renminbi.
  • President of China: Xi Jinping.

Iran’s currency is set to get a new name — and lose four zeros

The head of Iran’s Central Bank announced the nation’s currency was set to be re-named and re-valued. Iran’s money rial will soon likely be called the Toman, and an impressive four zeros will be shaved off all denominations. The 10,000 rials will become one Toman.

ADB approves $500 million for Bangladesh’s COVID-19 response

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved an additional 500 million dollar loan to bolster the efforts of the Bangladesh government to manage the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the country’s economy and public health.


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