Day May 7, 2020

AspirantWorld One liners : 7th May

( This one-liner is also available in video as well – ) • World Athletics Day is celebrated on 7 May. The date of observation is subjected to change as International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) decides the date every year,…

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…

Health warnings on tobacco product packs

• Union Ministry of Health has notified a new set of images with specified health warnings for all tobacco product packs by amending the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Rules, 2008 via “The Cigarettes and other Tobacco…

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…