World Hand Hygiene Day
International Day of the Midwife is commemorated worldwide on 5th May. This day is celebrated to recognise the work of midwives and raise awareness about the status of midwives for the essential care they provide to mothers and their newborns.
International Day of the Midwife
The WHO or World Health Organization has designated 5th May as World Hand Hygiene Day.
State Current Affairs Headlines
Govt of HP launching employment scheme for urban areas
The Himachal Pradesh government chose to launch a programme “Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna” guaranteeing at least 120 days’ employment to the those living in urban areas.
“CHDCOVID” a COVID information Mobile Application launched by Chandigarh
By the help of Society for Promotion of IT in Chandigarh (SPIC) and to expand knowledge about COVID-19 in the city, the Chandigarh Administration launched a newly developed android base mobile app named as “CHDCOVID”.
Residents of Chandigarh can access all the information related to COVD-19 in their area.
International Current Affairs Headlines
To monitor Arctic climate in 2020 Russia to launch satellite
Russia has prepared to originate the 1st satellite called Arktika-M to watch the Arctic environment. This satellite is planned to launch at the end of 2020. The launch will take place on Soyuz -2,1b carrier rocket with frigate booster.
Useful Notes for all competitive exams:
- President of Russia – Vladimir Putin.
- Moscow is the capital city of Russia.
- The Russian ruble is the currency Russia
Banking and Business Current Affairs Headlines
RBI cancels licence of The CKP Co-operative Bank Ltd, Mumbai
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the licence of the CKP Co-operative Bank Ltd which is situated in Mumbai with effect from the close of business on April 30, 2020.
Ameyo rolls out video KYC engagement platform for Banking sector
According to the latest RBI guidelines issued in January 2020, Ameyo has started video KYC appointment platform for the banking and finance sector. This will help user to safe their time for physically KYC process.
Summits and Conferences
Mr Modi takes part in Online Summit of NAM Contact Group
Prime Minister of India Mr.Narendra Modi participated in the online Summit of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Contact Group. The summit was hosted by the current Chairman of NAM, President of Republic of Azerbaijan HE Ilham Aliyev, with the theme “United against COVID-19”.
The main motive behind this summit is to come with the economic crisis and to fight against this pandemic situation.
Current Affairs : MOU
IIT Hyderabad Partners With Hong Kong Financial Capital Firm To Create Venture Ecosystem
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad has planned to collaborate with a Hong Kong-based financial firm New Frontier Capital Management, to establish a global network for ventures as well as to create a venture ecosystem.
Facebook and Bollywood collaborate on ‘I FOR INDIA’ concert
Social media networking site Facebook has collaborated with some of the biggest names in Indian entertainment to put together a home-to-home fundraiser concert, ‘I For India’.
Sports Current Affairs Headlines
Egypt’s tennis player Youssef Hossam gets life time ban from TIU
The Tennis Integrity Unit has banned the Egypt’s tennis player Youssef Hossam from professional tennis for life. He has been banned from the game following his conviction on multiple match fixing and associated corruption charges.
FINA postpones 2021 world championships to May 2022
Swimming world governing body, Federation Internationale de Natation(FINA) rescheduled the 2021 Fukuoka aquatics world championships to May 2022 to avoid a clash with the postponed Tokyo Olympics. The new dates for the aquatics world championship in the Japanese city are May 13-29, 2022.
Useful Notes for all competitive exams:
- President of FINA: Julio C. Maglione
- Founded of FINA: July 29, 1908
- Headquarters of FINA: Lausanne, Switzerland