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Daily Current Affairs Headlines 09th May 2020

National and State Current Affairs Headlines

Defence Minister inaugurates new 80 km long road to Kailash Mansarovar

Defence Minister of India, Mr.Rajnath Singh has introduced new 80-km road in Uttarakhand which connects close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and opens a new route for Kailash Mansarovar yatra via Lipulekh Pass.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of Defence Ministry: New Delhi.
  • Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence: Shripad Yesso Naik.

UP goverment launches “Pravasi Raahat Mitra” App

With the help of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Government of Uttar Pradesh has started a new app named as “Pravasi Raahat Mitra” to connect migrants with schemes and jobs.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

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

India Post partners ICMR for delivery of COVID-19 testing kits to 200 labs in country

India Post has entered into a tie-up with ICMR for delivery of its Covid-19 testing Kits from its 16 regional depots to the 200 testing labs in the country. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has set a target of carrying out around one lakh tests across the country per day.

Jharkhand govt bans Pan Masala for 1 year

The government of Jharkhand has banned 11 brands of Pan Masala for one year in the state. The order was announced by the Commissioner of Food Safety in the state, Nitin Kulkarni.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Jharkhand: Hemant Soren.
  • Governor of Jharkhand: Droupadi Murmu.
  • Ranchi is the capital of Jharkhand.
  • Jharkhand was created on 15h November 2000.

International Current Affairs Headlines

World Bank approves USD 400 mn loan to help Afghanistan deal with COVID-19 crisis

The World Bank approved a USD 400 million grant to help Afghanistan “sustain the pace of key economic and public finance reforms and support the country to manage current risks and uncertainties compounded by the COVID-19 crisis.”

Agreements Headlines

TRIFED signs MoU with AOL to promote tribal enterprises

Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Art Of Living(AOL) has endorsed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in programmes of each organisation for promoting Tribal Enterprises. The Art of Living Foundation has agreed to provide Free Ration Kits to Needy Tribes India Artisans.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Minister of Tribal Affairs: Arjun Munda.
  • Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs: Renuka Singh Saruta.
  • Founder of Art of Living: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
  • Art of Living Founded: 1981.
  • Art of Living Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka.

 Defence Ministry signs pact with Tata Power to modernise 37 Airfields

A 1200crore project signed by the Ministry of Defence the TATA POWER SED to modernize the infrastructure of 37 airfields of Indian Air Force. 

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Minister of Defence: Raj Nath Singh.
  • Headquarters of Tata Power SED: New Delhi, India.
  • TATA Power president: Natarajan Chandrasekaran.

Banking and Business Headlines

AIIB approves $500 million loan for India’s Covid-19 response

To fight against the COVID-19 Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a loan of $500 million for India.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of AIIB: Beijing, China.
  • Membership of AIIB: 78 Members.
  • President of AIIB: Jin Liqun.

Moody’s cuts India’s GDP growth to “zero” in FY21

Moody’s cuts down India’s Gross Domestic Product(GDP) growth to “zero” for the current fiscal 2020-21. Its previous estimate was 2.6%. In 2021-22 India’s GDP growth rate will bounce back to 6.6%. The negative outlook reflects an increase in risk that economic growth remains significantly lower than in the past & is triggered by COVID-19.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of Moody’s: NewYork, United States.
  • President & CEO of Moody’s: Raymond W. McDaniel, Jr.

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