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Sunday, May 10, 2020

DAILY GK 7 MAY 2020


DAILY GK 7 MAY 2020
1. INDIAN NAVY’S ‘SAMUDRA SETU’
·        As a part of the Centre government’s plan to repatriate stranded Indians abroad due to COVID-19 outbreak, Indian Navy has launched Operation “Samudra Setu” (Sea Bridge) to bring back 1000 Indians from Maldives.
·        In this regard, Indian Navy has sent two India Naval Ships (INS) viz. Jalashwa and Magar on May 5, 2020 to Maldives capital Male to commence the first phase of the evacuation operations of Indians stranded abroad from May 8, 2020.

2. SURAKSHIT DADA-DADI & NANA-NANI ABHIYAN CAMPAIGN
·        The NITI Aayog in association with Piramal Foundation(the philanthropic arm of the Piramal Group) launched virtually the ‘Surakshit Dada-Dadi & Nana-Nani Abhiyan’ campaign to ensure well being of senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.
·        Aim to create awareness about various aspects of senior citizens’ health and lifestyle including preventive measures and requisite behavioural changes in view of COVID-19 pandemic.
·        The campaign will reach over 2.9 million senior citizens in 25 Aspirational Districts across Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh(MP), Maharashtra, Rajasthan & Uttar Pradesh(UP)



3. YOUNG CAREER AWARD 2020 IN NANO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
·        Professor Saurabh Lodha of Electrical Engineering of IIT Bombay received Young Career Award 2020 in Nano Science and Technology by the Department of Science and Technology(DST), Government of India to recognize his contribution for the development of two dimensional Van der Waals material based logic transistor technologies beyond silicon and nanoelectronic.
·        He has developed new materials and processes to improve the thermal stability and reliability of the thin(1-2 nm) gate dielectric of the transistor and lower the resistance of metal contacts to the transistor and to obtain electrical impurities at a higher level and reduce the failure rate and last longer.

4. TARUN BAJAJ APPOINTED AS DIRECTOR ON RBI CENTRAL BOARD
·        The government appointed Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj, a 1988 batch Indian Administration Service(IAS) officer, as a director on the central board of the RBI.
·        He replaces Atanu Chakraborty, who retired on April 30.
·        The Central Office of the Reserve Bank was initially established in Kolkata but was permanently moved to Mumbai in 1937.

5. CHAIRPERSON OF PARLIAMENT’S PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE
·        Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress Leader of Lok Sabha was reappointed as Chairperson of the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee(PAC) by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.
·        The PAC is the oldest Parliamentary Committee in which 15 members from the Lok Sabha and 7 from the Rajya Sabha are elected every year for the 22 member panel of PAC.
·        To examine the audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General(C&AG) of India on the income and expenditure of the autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies


6. TIU BANS EGYPTIAN TENNIS PLAYER YOUSSEF HOSSAM FOR LIFE IN MATCH-FIXING CASES
·        On May 5, 2020, Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), the organisation responsible for investigating match-fixing in tennis, has banned Egyptian tennis player Youssef Hossam (21) for life after being involved in a number of match-fixing and corruption cases.
·        Tennis Integrity Unit:
Headquarters– London, United Kingdom (UK)
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Jonny Gray


7. BOOK- VIJYANT AT KARGIL: THE LIFE OF A KARGIL WAR HERO
·        The book titled as ‘Vijyant at Kargil: The Life of a Kargil Hero’ authored by Vijyant’s father Colonel VN Thapar and writer Neha Dwivedi, a martyr’s daughter.
·        Its e-book will be released on May 15. It is published by Penguin Random House.
·        It is the 1st biography about Vir Chakra awardee(posthumously) Captain Vijyant Thapar’s journey to join the Indian Military Academy and the experiences that shaped him into a fine officer.


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