Day May 9, 2020

AspirantWorld One liners : 9th May

• Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Art Of Living Foundation (AOL) to help the needy tribes India artisans amid COVID-19 pandemic. The agreement aims…

Vande Bharat Mission

• In one of the largest evacuation exercises named Vande Bharat Mission, the government will operate 64 flights between the 7th and 13th of May to bring home nearly 14,800 Indian nationals stranded abroad due to the Coronavirus lockdown. About:…

The Resistance Front

• A little-known outfit, The Resistance Front (TRF), had claimed responsibility for the April 5 attack on the security forces along the Line of Control in the Kupwara sector, where five Army personnel were killed. TRF is becoming the new…

Styrene gas

• A gas leak has claimed at least eight lives and affected thousands of residents in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. The source of the leak was a styrene plant owned by South Korean electronics giant LG, located at RRV Puram…

Tiger population

• According to the latest estimation of tiger numbers in the Indian Sunderbans by the West Bengal Forest Department, the tiger count for the year 2019-20 rose to 96, from 88 in 2018-19. About: • The Sunderbans delta, spread over…

African Swine Fever

• Since February 2020, over 2,900 pigs have died in Assam due to African Swine Fever (ASF). This is the first time that an ASF outbreak has been reported in India. About: • African swine fever is a highly infectious…

Reusable Antimicrobial Mask

• An IIT Delhi startup ‘Nano safe Solutions’ has launched an antimicrobial and washable face mask ‘NSafe’, which is reusable up to 50 launderings, thus greatly cutting down the cost of use. About: • NSafe mask has 99.2% bacterial filtration…