Daily Current affairs for competitive exams(8 may 20)

Daily Current affairs for competitive exams(8 may 20)

Current Affairs: This Section gives all attention on daily Current Affairs, 8 may 20 Current affairs of day-to-day events, covering all news thing talked of which are able to help in readying for exam preparation such as UPSC,SSC,RBI etc. This part is brought up to the current state daily.
Daily Current affairs for competitive exams(8 may 20)
Daily Current affairs for competitive exams(8 may 20)

World Red Cross Day and Red Crescent Day  

विश्व रेड क्रॉस दिवस और रेड क्रिसेंट डे  

  1. Formation : 1863   
  2. HQ : Geneva, Switzerland   
  3. D.G : Yves Daccord   
  4. President : Peter Maurer
  1. International Red Cross Day was adopted on May 08, 1948 and it was officially declared as World Red Cross (or Red Crescent Day).  
  2. First Red Cross Day was celebrated in 1948. 
  3. This date is the anniversary of the birth of Jean-Henri Dunant, who was born on 8 May 1828.  
  4. He was the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize. 
  5. International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

About Ayush Kavach Mobile App

  • Ayush Kavach mobile app is launched by the state government of Uttar Pradesh. 
  • The app provides health-related tips and information about Ayurveda medicine on novel coronavirus infection. 
  • Ayush Kavach mobile app will help people access prescriptions to strengthen their resistance through the ancient mode of Yoga and Ayurveda of India.

Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore's 159th birth anniversary

● Every year May 7 is celebrated as Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti.

● He started writing poetry at the age of 8 and published his first collection at the age of 16.

● His compositions were chosen as national anthems by two nations:Jana Gana Mana of India, and Amar Shonar Bangla of Bangladesh.

● The Sri Lankan national anthem was inspired by his work.

● He became in 1913 the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Cuckoos of Mongolia travel 5,000 km to enjoy environment of Madhya Pradesh

● The cuckoos of Mongolia are currently enjoying the environment of Madhya Pradesh.

● For this they have been travelled thousands of km to arrive in the state.

● The cuckoos are now in a mood to stay in Madhya Pradesh after flying 5,000 km in only 5 days from African country Kenya.

● Under the Mongolia Cuckoo Project,  transmitters have been fitted to five cuckoos at the Khorkh Bird Banding Center in northern Mongolia to study their migration routes and their habitat during winter.

IIT- Kanpur joins hands with Bharat Dynamics Ltd for development of affordable  ventilators for Covid-19 treatment

• In Uttar Pradesh, Indian Institute of Technology  Kanpur has joined hands with Bharat Dynamics Limited for the development of affordable ventilators for Covid-19 treatment.

• A startup of IIT Kanpur designed and developed a high-end and affordable, indigenous ventilator necessary for providing life support to critically ill COVID-19 patients under the overall supervision of IIT Kanpur team led by Prof Amitabha Bandyopadhyay.

• Apart from providing support to the critical patient, the ventilator’s design also has unique features to safeguard the frontline healthcare workers from exposure to the virus.

Iraqi Parliament confirms Mustafa Al Kadhimi as new Prime Minister 

● Former intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi has been approved as Iraq's new prime minister.

● Former PM Adil-Abdul Mahdi resigned in late November following widespread anti-government protests that spread across Iraq's central and southern provinces.

● The Iraqi parliament approved Kadhimi’s government at an emergency session.

● As head of Iraq's National Intelligence Service (NIS) since 2016, Kadhimi has repeatedly revised his proposed cabinet in recent weeks to cater to different political groups in Baghdad.

NGT directs DJB to prevent illegal extraction of groundwater for commercial purposes 

● The National Green Tribunal has directed Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to prevent illegal extraction of groundwater for commercial purposes.

● It also directed to seal unauthorised borewells as also recover compensation on polluter pays principle from those who have operated them.

● A bench headed by NGT Chairperson justice Adarsh Kumar Goel also asked the DJB to assess damage to the environment.

● As per the DJB report, out of 141 illegal borewells identified, only four have been sealed and 137 are still continuing.

● Earlier, the NGT had directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to coordinate with the officials concerned to ensure action to protect groundwater against those operating illegally bore wells.

NIT Trichy, six Central Universities selected for Prime Minister's Research Fellows scheme 

 ● National Institute of Technology, Trichy and six Central Universities have been selected for the prestigious Prime Minister's Research Fellows (PMRF) scheme this year.

● Under the scheme, announced in the 2018 -19 Budget, each Institute will get around 20 PMRF scholars who are eligible to get a fellowship of 70,000 rupees per month for the first two years, 75,000 rupees per month for the 3rd year and 80,000 rupees per month in the 4th and 5th year.

● Apart from this, a research grant of two lakh rupees per year will be provided to each of the fellows for a period of five years.

● The scholars will be selected by a rigorous  process. The National Coordination Committee (NCC) will periodically review and  monitor implementation of the scheme.

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