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Daily Current Affairs Update: 5th May 2020

Daily Current Affairs Update

Staying updated with the daily current affair is crucial for the aspirants preparing for the government job examinations. Latest news of national and international importance is what many people seek on a daily basis. With so much happening around you, it must be difficult to get all the news of the day at one place. To help the aspirants get an insight into the news of the day, we are providing you with the daily current affairs update. In this post, we will cover all the important news useful for government job aspirants.

Indian journalists win Pulitzer Prize 2020 in feature photography

Indian journalists namely Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand have been honoured with the 2020 Pulitzer Prize. These journalists have won the award in the field of feature photography. All the three journalists belong to Associated Press. They have been awarded for the lockdown coverage.

World Asthma Day 2020 observed globally on 5 May

World Asthma Day is observed every year on the 1st Tuesday of May. World Asthma Day is observed on May 5, 2020 this year. The day spread awareness about asthma disease and care around the world. The theme for 2020 is ‘Enough Asthma Deaths’.

Russia plan to launch 1st satellite to monitor Arctic climate in 2020

Russia is all set to launch the 1st satellite named Arktika-M to monitor the Arctic climate and environment. Arktika-M 1 spacecraft has been developed and is undergoing radio-electronic testing. This satellite is projected to launch at the end of 2020.

World Hand Hygiene Day observed globally on 5 May

The World Health Organization (WHO) marked 5 May as World Hand Hygiene Day. This day is recognising the role clean and safe hands play in warding off many serious infections. It is also known as Hand Hygiene Day.

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

The Tennis Integrity Unit has banned 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.

Prime Minister takes part in online Summit of NAM Contact Group

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took part 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”.

FINA postpones 2021 world championships to May 2022

Swimming world governing body, Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) has rescheduled the 2021 Fukuoka aquatics world championships to May 2022 to avoid a clash with the Tokyo Olympics. The new dates for the aquatics world championship in the Japanese city are May 13-29, 2022.

“The Saras Collection” launched on Government e-Marketplace portal

“The Saras Collection” has been launched on the Government e-Marketplace portal by the Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj and Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar.

International Day of the Midwife: 5 May

International Day of the Midwife was observed globally on 5 May every year since 1992. This day recognises the work of midwives and raises awareness about the status of midwives for the essential care they provide to mothers and their newborns.

Dr Harsh Vardhan launches multimedia guide ‘COVID Katha’

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched a multimedia guide on the Covid-19 disease named ‘COVID Katha’. The guide is launched on the occasion of the 50th DST (Department of Science and Technology) Foundation Day.

FB partners with Bollywood to ‘I FOR INDIA’ concert

Facebook has launched a home-to-home fundraiser concert, named ‘I For India’. Facebook has collaborated with some of the biggest stars in India and Bollywood for this.

HP govt to starts “Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna”

The cabinet of Himachal Pradesh started the “Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna”. In this Yojna, 120 days of assured employment will be provided to people living in urban areas.

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