Day May 8, 2020

AspirantWorld One liners : 8th May

( This one-liner is available in the video too – ) • World Thalassaemia Day is observed on 8 May globally. The day aims to create awareness about thalassemia, its prevention, and measures to avoid its transmission among people…

Operation Samudra Setu

• Indian Navy has launched Operation Samudra Setu – meaning Sea Bridge, as a part of national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas amid coronavirus pandemic. About: • Indian Naval Ships Jalashwa and Magar are present en route to…

GARUD portal

• Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have launched the GARUD portal () for providing fast track conditional exemptions to government agencies for COVID-19 related drone operations. About: • GARUD is an acronym for…

Vesak Day

• ‘Vesak’, the Day of the Full Moon in the month of May, is being observed by United Nations on May 7, 2020. About: • Vesak is the most sacred day for Buddhists around the world. • It is also…

Toman

• The Iranian Parliament authorized the replacement of the national currency, the rial with another basic unit of currency called the toman. About: • The plan is set to effectively cut four zeros from its currency, making each toman worth…

Young Career Award 2020

• IIT Bombay Professor Saurabh Lodha has received the Young Career Award in Nano Science and Technology for the year 2020 for Advanced Transistor Technologies. About: • The award has been instituted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST),…

Long March 5B rocket

• China has successfully launched a Long March 5B rocket, a new rocket, and prototype spacecraft, in a major test of its ambitions to operate a permanent space station and send astronauts to the Moon. About: • A Long March…