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One Liners of the Day, 08 May 2020

Important Day

  • Theme of International Day of Midwives (5 May) for the year 2020 –“Midwives with Women: Celebrate, Demonstrate, Mobilise, Unite”.
  • International Red Cross Day - 8 May.
  • Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War - 8-9 May.

Environment

  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has started calling the meteorological sub-division of Jammu and Kashmir as - Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Ladakh, and Muzaffarabad (PoK).

International

  • New Prime Minister of Iraq - Mustafa al-Kadhimi.
  • The Iranian Parliament has announced the decision to replace its currency "Rial" with another basic unit of currency called the - "Toman" (Valuation: 1 Toman = 10,000 rials).

National

  • Mission of Government of India to bring the stranded Indian citizens in abroad - Vande Bharat Mission.
  • New mobile App by Ministry of AYUSH that will help to generate data on acceptance and usage of AYUSH advocacies and measures among the population and its impact in prevention of COVID 19 - ‘AYUSH Sanjivani’ App.

Persons in News

  • Winner of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2020 - Jineth Bedoya Lima (Columbian journalist).

State Current Affairs

  • This state government has launched the Birsa Harit Gram Yojana  under which plantations will be planted on the two sides of roads - Jharkhand.
  • This state government has launched the Nilamber-Pitamber Jal Samridhi Yojana - Jharkhand.

Science

  • Scientists from this Indian institute have fabricated an economical and energy-efficient wafer-scale photodetector (thin slice-based) using gold – silicon interface, for security applications - Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR).
  • Scientists from this Indian institute have fabricated NSafe mask that can be reused 50 times and it is the first fabric based antimicrobial face mask launched in India - IIT Delhi.

General Knowledge

  • Bureau of Energy efficiency (BEE) was founded on - 01 Mar 2002.
  • National Digital Library Of India (NDLI) - Founded: 10 November 2006; Headquarters: Kharagpur.
  • International Red Cross Day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of - Jean Henry Dunant (founder of the Red Cross Organization).
  • Iran - Capital: Tehran; Currency: Iranian rial.
  • Iraq - Capital: Baghdad; Currency: Iraqi dinar.
  • India Meteorological Department (IMD) - Founded: 1875; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • First meteorological observatory that was established in India by the British East India Company - Calcutta Observatory (1785).

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