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DAILY Current Affairs 6 MAY 2020


DAILY Current Affairs 6 MAY 2020
1. ONLINE SUMMIT OF NAM CONTACT GROUP
·        PM Narendra Modi participates in the online summit of Non-Aligned Movement(NAM) Contact Group on the theme “United against COVID-19” hosted by the current Chairman of NAM, President of Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev through video conference to discuss the response to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
·        It also observes the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace(April 24).
·        Leaders announced the creation of a ‘Task Force’ to identify needs and requirements of member states through the establishment of a common database reflecting their basic medical, social and humanitarian needs in the fight against COVID-19.
·        NAM was found in 1961 by initiatives of Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt, Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Jawaharlal Nehru of India, Ahmed Sukarno of Indonesia and Josip Broz Tito of Yugoslavia & has 120 member states, 17 Observer Countries and 10 Observer organizations.
2. INDIA’S FIRST COVID-19 TEST BUS IN MUMBAI
·        The Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Alumni Council launched a “COVID-19 test bus”  in Mumbai, Maharashtra and inaugurated by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackery.
·        According to the IIT alumni council, a global alumni body for all the 23 IITs this will increase the testing capacity within 100 days and support the health department in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. 2020 PULITZER PRIZES ANNOUNCED
·        The 2020 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced in 15 Journalism categories and 7 Book, Drama and Music categories by its administrator, Dana Canedy,via video-conference instead of a ceremony at Columbia University in New York, United States (US) due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Ø  3 INDIAN PHOTOJOURNALISTS WON 2020 PULITZER PRIZEIN FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
·        The three Indian photojournalists namely Dar YasinMukhtar Khan and Channi Anand from Jammu and Kashmir who work for Associated Press (AP) have won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in feature photography. The award recognized their exceptional coverage of Jammu and Kashmir during the lockdown that was imposed on Jammu and Kashmir by the Central Government after the revocation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019.
4. WORLD WAR II MEDAL TO KIM JONG-UN
·        The Russian embassy in Pyongyang, North Korea announced that the Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un a commemorative war medal marking the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany.
·        The medal was awarded to the North Korean leader for his role in preserving the memory of Soviet soldiers who died on North Korean territory.
5. KRISHNAN RAMACHANDRAN APPOINTED AS MD OF MAX BUPA
·        Max Bupa Health Insurance appointed Krishnan Ramachandran as its new managing director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO).
·         He succeeds Ashish Mehrotra, after almost 5 years of service in its company.
·        It is a joint venture between True North, a leading Indian private equity firm, and the United Kingdom(UK)’s 70-year-old healthcare services expert, Bupa & was established in 2010
6. WORLD ASTHMA DAY 2020: MAY 5
·        Theme for the year 2020: Enough Asthma Deaths.
7. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE MIDWIFE 2020: MAY 5
·        Theme -“Midwives with women: celebrate, demonstrate, mobilise, unite – our time is now”.

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