Weekly One Liner Current Affairs : 1st May to 8th May 2020

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs : 1st May to 8th May 2020

Dear Aspirants,

As we all know that General Awareness/ Current Affairs Part is playing a major role in any exam weather it will be SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, LIC, SSC, Railway, or any other government examinations. So here we are providing the weekly one liner current affairs for every upcoming exam which has GA section. Weekly one liner current affairs consist top news in one line which is important for every exams. Check Weekly current affairs below and update yourself with weekly one liner current affairs here.

♦National News

  • India 53rd in budget transparency, accountability in IBP survey (Top- New Zealand)
  • AIIA organises “AYURAKSHA” programme was organized for Delhi Police
  • Ramayan On Doordarshan Creates World Record As The Highest Viewed Entertainment Program Globally
  • Manipur Chak-Hao, Gorakhpur terracotta gets GI tag
  • Ministry of Culture released Prof B.B. Lal -India Rediscovered on the 100th birth anniversary of Prof Lal
  • Kisan Sabha App: CSIR launches new app to provide timely logistics support to farmers
  • Kashmiri Saffron Gets GI Tag
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad attended an extraordinary virtual ‘G20 Digital Economy Ministers’ meet
  • Maharashtra the first state government to announces free and cashless insurance to the all citizens
  • Jal Shakti Ministry launched IDEAthon
  • India ranks 3rd in scientific publication
  • PM Modi to Attend Virtual NAM Summit on Subcontinent’s Role in Covid-19 Pandemic on 4th May
  • NIAB develops eCovSens, a tool to detect coronavirus infection
  • HP govt to launch ‘Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna ‘ for urban employment
  • Jharkhand govt launches three schemes to boost rural employment
  • Yogi Adityanath Launches App “Ayush Kavach” That Helps Boost Immunity Through Ayurveda
  • Himachal Pradesh Programme ‘Nigah’ to be launched for awareness
  • Bamboo conclave via video conferencing
  • West Bengal govt. launches exit app for stranded people of other states
  • Largest number of children displaced in 2019: UNICEF
  • NITI Aayog launches ‘Surakshit Dada-Dadi & Nana-Nani Abhiyan’
  • African swine fever detected in India for 1st time; 2,500 pigs die in Assam
  • MP becomes first state in country to provide mid-day meal ration
  • India for the 1st time has more internet users in rural areas than urban: IAMAI report
  • Tripura govt launches online scholarship portal
  • Dr Harsh Vardhan launches ‘AYUSH Sanjivani’ App
  • Rajnath Singh inaugurates Kailash mansarovar road link via video conference

♦International

  • Indian-origin girl Vaneeza names NASA’s 1st Mars helicopter as ‘Ingenuity’
  • US President Trump nominates Indian-American lawyer Ashok Michael Pinto as US representative for IBRD
  • Mustafa Al Kadhimi chosen as Iraq’s new Prime Minister
  • Irans parliament introduces new currency, Toman, to tackle inflation

♦Banking and Financial

  • Govt task force projects Rs 111 lakh cr infrastructure investment over five years to FY2025: Finance ministry
  • Manulife picks 49% stake in Mahindra AMC for Rs 265 crore
  • RBI cancels licence of Mumbai-based CKP Cooperative Bank
  • CCI approves BP Global’s proposed 49% acquisition of Reliance BP Mobility Limited
  • CCI approves proposed acquisition of 100% shares and control of Tech Data Corporation by Tiger Midco LLC
  • World Bank supports USD 400 million to improve coastal resources in India
  • Finance Ministry internally projects FY21 GDP growth at 2-3%
  • Icra expects India’s GDP 2% fall in FY21
  • US-based Silver Lake buys 1.15% stake in Jio Platforms for Rs 5,656 cr
  • Polycab India buys 50% stake in Ryker from Trafigura
  • DBS Bank slashes India’s FY21 GDP forecast to 1%
  • Nomura predicts Indian GDP for FY21 at -5.2%
  • Moody’s pegs FY21 GDP growth at 0%
  • Government of India & AIIB sign agreement for $500 million COVID-19 support for India

♦Appointment

  • Ramesh Babu appointed as NTPC director operations
  • Giridhar Aramane assumed charge as Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
  • Yes Bank appointed Neeraj Dhawan as its Chief Risk Officer
  • Lt Gen Raj Shukla assumes charge of ARTRAC
  • The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has constituted a seven-member committee to examine the comments received on the consultation paper floated by it for enhancing audit independence and accountability in the country.
  • Max Bupa appoints Krishnan Ramachandran as MD & CEO
  • Centre nominates Economic Affairs Secretary as Director RBI Central Board
  • Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury reappointed as chairperson of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee
  • UNEP extends Dia Mirza’s term as Goodwill Ambassador till 2022

♦Awards

  • Manipuri doctor Thangjam Dhabali Singh conferred Japan’s ‘Order of Rising Sun’
  • IIT Madras Professor T. Pradeep Chosen For Nikkei Asia Prize 2020
  • Three Indian photojournalists win Pulitzer prize 2020 for Kashmir coverage; see their award-winning pictures
  • Nicholas C. Coops, Joseph J. Landsberg and Richard H. Waring shares the Marcus Wallenberg Prize 2020
  • Russia awards commemorative World War II medal to Kim Jong-un for preserving memories of Soviet soldiers killed in North Korea
  • IIT Bombay professor wins Young Career Award by the government for his work in nano science

♦Sport

  • Sania Mirza, first Indian to be nominated for Fed Cup Heart Award
  • Discus thrower Sandeep Kumari banned for four years by WADA after testing positive for metenolone
  • Egypt’s tennis player Youssef Hossam gets life time ban from TIU

♦Defence

  • Indian Navy launches ‘Operation Samudra Setu’ to repatriate Indians from overseas

♦Book and Author

  • A new book “Shivaji in South Block: The Unwritten History of a Proud People”by Girish Kuber
  • Health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launches multimedia guide ‘COVID Katha’
  • A book titled as Vijyant at Kargil: The Life of a Kargil War Hero  authored by Colonel VN Thapar and Neha Dwivedi

♦Important Day

  • 1st May: Labour Day 2020
  • Maharashtra, Gujarat celebrates state formation day on 1 May
  • 2nd May: International Astronomy Day
  • First Sunday of May (3rd May): World Laughter Day 2020
  • 3 May: World Press Freedom Day (The theme of 2020: “Journalism Without Fear or Favour.” )
  • 4th May: International Firefighters Day 2020
  • 5th May (First Tuesday in the month of May): World Asthma Day 2020 (The theme for 2020 is ‘Enough Asthma Deaths’)
  • 5 May: International Day of Midwives (Theme 2020: ‘Celebrate. Demonstrate. Mobilise. Unite’)
  • 5th May: World Hand Hygiene Day (Theme 2020: “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands”)
  • 6th May: International No Diet Day 2020
  • First Thursday in May (7th May): World Password Day
  • 7th May: World Athletics Day 2020
  • Vesak day is observed on 7 May
  • 8th May: World Red Cross Day
  • 8 May: World Thalassemia Day 2020 (Theme 2020: ‘The dawning of a new era for thalassaemia: Time for a global effort to make novel therapies accessible and affordable to patients’.)

♦Obituary

  • Lokpal member Justice AK Tripathi dies due to COVID-19
  • Kannada poet KS Nissar Ahmed dies at 84 in Bengaluru

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