Top GKToday’s News Headlines-6 May 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-6 May 2020

INDIA

  • Indian Navy launches Operation “Samudra Setu” (“Sea Bridge”) to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas
  • Govt announces to operate 64 flights to repatriate stranded Indians abroad from May 7 to 13
  • DGCA launches GARUD (Government Authorisation for Relief Using Drones) portal to fast-track approval to COVID-19 related drone operations
  • Govt suspends all visas, bars travel by OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) card-holders till ban on air services
  • Professor Saurabh Lodha of IIT Bombay receives Young Career Award in Nano Science & Technology 2020 instituted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST)
  • NITI Aayog, Piramal Foundation launch ‘Surakshit Dada-Dadi & Nana-Nani Abhiyan’ campaign focussed on ensuring wellbeing of senior citizens
  • Jharkhand govt launches 3 schemes to generate 25 crore man-days for MGNREGA to help returnee migrant workers
  • Himachal Pradesh govt to launch ‘Nigah’ to sensitise family members of migrant returnees
  • Former dreaded dacoit Mohar Singh dies aged 92 in Bhind district of MP
  • ECONOMY & CORPORATE
  • Country’s unemployment rate rose to 27.11% for the week ended May 3 from below 7% before the start of the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March: Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE)

WORLD

  • More than five million people were internally displaced in India due to natural disasters, conflict and violence in 2019: UNICEF said in its ‘Lost at Home’ report
  • J&K based photographers Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand awarded Pulitzer Prize for feature photography
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin awards North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a commemorative war medal marking the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany

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