Top GKToday’s News Headlines-8 May 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-8 May 2020


  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan launches the ‘AYUSH Sanjivani’ App and inter-disciplinary studies on potential of AYUSH in prevention of COVID 19
  • 64 flights to be launched during May 7-13 under Vande Bharat Mission to bring back bring back Indians stranded abroad
  • COVID-19: Indian Navy’s personal protective equipment (PPE) certified for production and use by Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), Delhi
  • Defence Minister approves abolition of 9,304 posts in the Military Engineering Service
  • UNEP extends term of environmentalist and actor-producer Dia Mirza as National Goodwill Ambassador for another 2 years
  • United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad calls on EAM S Jaishankar, Ajit Doval in New Delhi


  • 8 dead from styrene vapour leak from LG Polymers plant at R. R. Venkatapuram village in Visakhapatnam district of AP
  • Govt sets target of constructing roads worth Rs 15 lakh cr in next two years: Nitin Gadkari


  • Iraq’s Parliament appoints former intelligence chief Mustafa Khadimi as the new prime minister


  • Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon, observed on May 7
  • The day marks the birth of Buddha in the year 623 BC
  • It was on the Day of Vesak that the Buddha in his eightieth year passed away
  • It was also on the Day of Vesak that the Buddha attained enlightenment


  • Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen wins Magnus Carlsen Invitational online chess tournament, gets $70,000 first prize


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