Top GKToday’s News Headlines-5 May 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-5 May 2020


  • DRDO develops an Ultra Violet (UV) Disinfection Tower for rapid and chemical free disinfection of high infection prone areas
  • The equipment named UV blaster is a UV based area sanitiser
  • It has been designed and developed by Laser Science & Technology Centre (LASTEC), Delhi-based laboratory of DRDO, with the help of M/s New Age Instruments and Materials Private Ltd, Gurugram


  • J&K: 3 CRPF personnel killed in a militant attack in Kupwara district


  • Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Narendra Singh Tomar launches “The Saras Collection” on the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal
  • The Collection showcases daily utility products made by rural self-help groups (SHGs) and aims to provide SHGs in rural areas with market access to Government buyers
  • The collection is a unique initiative of GeM and the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM).


  • BSE Sensex tumbled 2,002 points or 5.94 per cent to close at 31,715
  • NSE Nifty ended at 9,293.50, down 566.40 points or 5.74 per cent
  • SIDBI to launch ‘India SME Services Platform’ to give MSMEs information about starting operations, getting finance or credit enhancement and other support services.
  • US-based Silver Lake buys 1.15% stake in Jio Platforms for Rs 5,656 cr


  • Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) launched a WhatsApp chatbot that has been built to curb spread of misinformation, particularly during COVID-19 pandemic
  • By using the IFCN’s bot on WhatsApp, people worldwide can easily check whether a piece of content about COVID-19 has already been rated as false by professional fact-checkers


  • Google said it had blocked and removed 2.7 billion ‘bad advertisements’ globally in 2019, and suspended nearly one million advertiser accounts for policy violations as part of its efforts to protect users from misleading ads


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