Daily Current Affairs 5th May 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 5th May 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 5th May 2020. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 5th May 2020 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Kashmir saffron receives GI Tag

  • Kashmir saffron has received the ‘Geographical Indication’ Tag from the Geographical Indications Registry.
  • Kashmir is known for its high-quality saffron, a spice derived from the crocus flower.
  • Pampore is often called Kashmir’s saffron town.

Financial News

1. #HumHaarNahiMaanenge song by HDFC Bank

  • HDFC Bank has released a song titled #HumHaarNahiMaanenge and pledged to contribute of Rs 500 each time the song is shared via social media towards the PM-CARES Fund.
  • HDFC Bank: HQ: Mumbai || Managing Director of HDFC Bank: Aditya Puri.

Science and Technology News

1. COVID Katha

  • Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has launched ‘COVID Katha’ which is a multimedia guide on the Covid-19 disease.
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan is an Otolaryngologist and is the incumbent minister at Ministry of Science & Technology, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Earth Sciences in the BJP-led NDA government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Important Appointments

1. USA representative to International Bank of Reconstruction and Development

  • Indian American Ashok Michael Pinto has been appointed as the US representative to International Bank of Reconstruction and Development (IBRD).
  • The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development is an international financial institution, established in 1944 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States, that is the lending arm of World Bank Group. The IBRD offers loans to middle-income developing countries.
  • President of the World Bank: David Malpass || Headquarters location: Washington

Important Days

1. World Asthma Day

  • World Asthma Day is observed on the first Tuesday of May every year by the Global Initiative for Asthma.
  • Theme: ‘Enough Asthma Death’

2. International Midwives’ Day

  • International Day of the Midwives was first celebrated May 5th 1991, and has since been observed in over 50 nations around the world.
  • The idea of having a day to recognize and honor midwives came out of the 1987 International Confederation of Midwives conference in the Netherlands.

Award, Rankings and Indexes

1. 2020 Pulitzer Prize

  • News agency Associated Press’ photographers Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and ChanniAnand won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for their “striking images of life” in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.
  • It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of Joseph Pulitzer, who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher, and is administered by Columbia University.
  • Pulitzer Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories.

2. Global Report on Food Crisis, 2020

  • The Global Report on Food Crisis 2020 has been released by the Global Network against Food Crisis.
  • Around 135 million people are living under food crisis.
  • The Global Network Against Food Crises was launched by the European Union, FAO and WFP during the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) to respond to the WHS’s call for new approaches to tackle protracted crises and recurrent disasters, reduce vulnerability, and manage risk, by bridging the divide between development and humanitarian partners.
  • In this framework, the Global Network is a key tool for formulating and delivering food security and nutrition outcomes in food crisis countries, thus supporting the efforts towards achieving the Zero Hunger goal of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.

Sports News

1. 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games

  • The 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games has been postponed to 2023 as it faced clash of dates with the Tokyo Olympics.
  • The Tokyo Olympics had been postponed earlier amid Covid-19.

2. Discus thrower Sandeep Kumari

  • Discus thrower Sandeep Kumari has been banned by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for failing in Doping Test.
  • WADA: Headquarters– Montreal, Canada. || President– WitoldBańka.

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