Day May 7, 2020

Bishnu Sendra Parva

• For the first time in living memory, not a single animal was killed in Jharkhand on Bishnu Sendra Parva. About: • Bishnu Sendra Parva is an annual hunting festival observed by tribals of Jharkhand and the neighboring Odisha and…

Llama

• Researchers have developed a treatment that links two nanobodies isolated from a ‘Llama’ named winter to create an antibody that binds to the spike protein on the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. • That bond prevented the virus from invading…

Swine flu

• Data from the Health Ministry’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), show that the five States/UTs namely Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi, Tamil Nadu consistently accounted for the bulk of swine flu cases or seasonal influenza (H1N1) since 2015. About:…

Artika-M

• Russia will launch the first Arktika-M satellite for monitoring the Arctic climate this year at the end of the year. About: • As of now first satellite is developed and the launch is planned for 2020. • The satellite…

Saras Collection

• Union Rural Development Minister launched the Saras collection on Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal in New Delhi. About: • It is a unique initiative of GeM and the Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM), Ministry of Rural Development.…

CCMB conducts tests on COVID-19

• Indian Scientists and researchers are using several tools and approaches in the fight against COVID-19. About: • Hyderabad-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology is one of the major laboratories which is doing testing of COVID-19. • CCMB is…

Excise duty on alcohol

• The Delhi government announced a 70% hike in the price of liquor across categories in the capital. Delhi’s “special corona fee” on alcohol underlines the importance of liquor to the economy of the states. About: • Liquor contributes a…

Gilgit-Baltistan

• The External Affairs Ministry of India issued a “strong protest” over an order by the Pakistan Supreme Court allowing Pakistan’s Government to hold elections in the region of Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). About: • Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) was formerly…