Daily Gk update: 5th May 2020, Daily Current Affairs

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Daily GK Update: 5 May 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020:

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National (Current Affairs)

NIAB develops eCovSens, a tool to detect coronavirus infection

NIAB develops eCovSens, a tool to detect coronavirus infection

  • Researchers from Hyderabad-based National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB) developed a portable device ‘eCovSens’. It can be used as a diagnostic tool for the detection of COVID-19 antigens.
  • eCoVSens will detect novel coronavirus antigens in human saliva within 30 seconds.

Note: List of Mobile APP to Combat Covid-19

  • “Sandhan App: West Bengal
  • “Covidcare App”: Arunachal Pradesh
  • “Corona Watch App”: Karnataka
  • “Arogya Setu App”: Govt. of India
  • COVA Punjab App: Punjab
  • MahaKavach’ App: Maharashtra Govt
  • Test Yourself Goa App: Goa
  •  ‘GoK Direct’ App : Kerala

HP govt to launch ‘Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna ‘ for urban employment

HP govt to launch ‘Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna ‘ for urban employment

  • Coronavirus-hit economy of the state, the Himachal Pradesh government on 2nd May decided to launch “Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna” for urban employment.
  • Aim: The cabinet decided to launch the Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna, under which 120 days’ assured employment will be provided to people living in urban areas.

Note: About HP

  • Governor: Bandaru Dattatreya
  • Capitals: Shimla (Summer), Dharamshala (Winter)
  • Chief minister: Jai Ram Thakur

International (Current Affairs)

US President Trump nominates Indian-American lawyer Ashok Michael Pinto as US representative for IBRD

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  • US President Donald Trump has nominated Indian-American lawyer Ashok Michael Pinto as a representative to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the World Bank’s lending arm.
  • Pinto, who has worked as a Special Assistant and Associate Counsel to former president George W Bush, was on 4th May nominated as US Alternate Executive Director of IBRD for a term of two years.

Banking and Financial

Polycab India buys 50% stake in Ryker from Trafigura

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  • Polycab India (PIL) on 2 May 2020 announced that it has signed an agreement with Trafigura, Singapore, to acquire 50% stake in Ryker Base thereby terminating the existing joint venture.
  • The company had entered into a 50:50 JV with Trafigura in 2016 to incorporate Ryker with an aim to strengthen backward integration of its operations and improve quality of its key input i.e., copper.
  • Post Trafigura’s global strategic decision to exit from value-add manufacturing businesses in India where it is a JV partner, PIL decided to acquire balance 50% stake in Ryker from Trafigura making Ryker a wholly owned subsidiary of PIL. The purchase consideration is likely to be around $4 Million (Rs 300 million).

Award

Three Indian photojournalists win Pulitzer prize 2020 for Kashmir coverage; see their award-winning pictures

Three Indian photojournalists win Pulitzer prize 2020 for Kashmir coverage; see their award-winning pictures

  • Three Indian photojournalists working with the Associated Press news agency — Channi Anand, Dar Yasin and Mukhtar Khan — have been awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize, the most prestigious prize in journalism globally, in the feature photography category.
  • They won the prize for their coverage of Kashmir, especially during the lockdown that was implemented after Article 370 was revoked in the state on August 5, 2019. (Above) AP photographer Channi Anand celebrates with his family following the announcement that he was one of three AP photographers who won the Pulitzer Prize.

Appointment

Lt Gen Raj Shukla assumes charge of ARTRAC

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  • Raj Shukla Lieutenant General Raj Shukla, YSM, SM is a serving General Officer in the Indian Army. He is the current General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) Army Training Command (ARTRAC). He assumed office on 1 May 2020, succeeding Lt Gen P C Thimayya.

Sports

Discus thrower Sandeep Kumari banned for four years by WADA after testing positive for metenolone

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  • Discus thrower Sandeep Kumari has been slapped with a four-year ban by WADA’s (World Anti-Doping Agency) Athletics Integrity Unit for flunking a dope test , nearly two years after her sample was deemed clean by the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL).
  • The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) then decided to test the sample of Kumari at its Montreal Laboratory in Canada and it returned positive for anabolic steroid metenolone in November 2018.

Egypt’s tennis player Youssef Hossam gets life time ban from TIU

Egypt’s tennis player Youssef Hossam gets life time ban from TIU

  • Egypt’s tennis player Youssef Hossam gets life ban for match-fixing.  The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) on 4th May banned Egyptian tennis player Youssef Hossam for life after being found guilty of “multiple match-fixing” and other corruption charges.

Important Day

5th May (First Tuesday in the month of May): World Asthma Day 2020

5th May (First Tuesday in the month of May): World Asthma Day 2020

  • Globally awareness is spread, and the struggles of people suffering from asthma are recognized on the World Asthma Day. It is celebrated every year on the first Tuesday in the month of May. The annual observance is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA).
  • This year, the World Asthma Day will be observed on May 5, 2020. According to the website of GINA, from now on, World Asthma Day will be celebrated on May 5 every year.
  • The theme for 2020 is ‘Enough Asthma Deaths’

List of important Day (May)

  • May 17: World Telecommunication Day and World Hypertension Day
  • May 18: World AIDS Vaccine Day and International Museum Day
  • May 21: National Anti-Terrorism Day
  • May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity
  • May 24: Commonwealth Day

5 May: International Day of Midwives

5 May: International Day of Midwives

  • The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) celebrates the International Day of Midwives on May 5. The day is observed to spread awareness about the status of midwives and the essential care they provide to mothers and their newborns.
  • The Confederation aims to stress on how midwives and women can jointly ‘mobilise and unite toward a shared goal of gender equality’.
  • Theme 2020: ‘Celebrate. Demonstrate. Mobilise. Unite’.

5th May: World Hand Hygiene Day

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  • World Hand Hygiene Day observed on 5 May annually. Healthcare has a major role as it helps in preventing several infections just by improving hand hygiene practices. According to WHO, hand hygiene is a ‘single most important measure’ to prevent the transmission of bacteria in hospitals and other places.
  • Theme 2020: “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands”.

Book and Author

Health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launches multimedia guide ‘COVID Katha’

Health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launches multimedia guide 'COVID Katha'

  • Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on 3rd May launched ‘COVID Katha’, a multimedia guide on the Covid-19 disease.
  • According to a release, the Union Minister interacted with heads of all Autonomous Institutions (AIs) and Subordinate offices of Department of Science and Technology (DST) via video conferencing on the occasion of 50th DST Foundation Day about their S & T initiatives, particularly in relation to their endeavours for combating the Covid-19 outbreak.

Obituary

Kannada poet KS Nissar Ahmed dies at 84 in Bengaluru

Kannada poet KS Nissar Ahmed dies at 84 in Bengaluru

  • Renowned Kannada poet and professor KS Nissar Ahmed passed away on May 3 at his residence in Bengaluru. He was 84.
  • He won the Padma Shri award in 2008 for his immense contribution to Kannada literature. He was also recipient of Sahitya Academy Award and Rajyotsav Award.

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