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Daily Current Affairs 5th and 6th May, 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 5th and 6th May, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 5th and 6th May, 2024. 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 and 6th May, 2024 Current affairs test.

National News

The Hindu Wins Big at 6th International Newspaper Design Competition

The Hindu earned three notable awards at the 6th International Newspaper Design Competition organized by newspaperdesign.in. Among the highlights was recognition for their explainer page, “The science behind Neeraj’s skills,” which explored the remarkable journey of Neeraj Chopra and his athletic achievements.

International News

China Launches Chang’e-6 to Retrieve Samples from Moon’s Far Side

In a significant step for lunar exploration, China has launched the Chang’e-6 probe to collect samples from the Moon’s far side. Success would make China the first nation to retrieve samples from this mysterious region of the Moon, an accomplishment no other nation has achieved.

State News

Rajasthan High Court Issues Guidelines to Curb Child Marriages

Responding to public interest litigation on the issue of child marriage, the Rajasthan High Court has directed officials to take strict measures to prevent these illegal unions. With the upcoming Akshay Tritiya festival, often associated with child marriages, the court emphasized that sarpanchs and panchayat members should be proactive in halting this practice.

Agreements News

India and Ghana Collaborate to Integrate Payment Systems

India and Ghana have decided to integrate their respective payment systems, UPI and GHIPSS, to enable seamless and affordable transfers between the two nations. India’s NPCI will link its UPI system with Ghana’s GHIPSS within six months, significantly strengthening financial cooperation between the two countries.

Appointments News

Kareena Kapoor Khan Named UNICEF India’s National Ambassador

Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has been appointed as the National Ambassador for UNICEF India. This recognition comes after her long-standing involvement as a Celebrity Advocate with the organization since 2014.

Banking News

REC Gets RBI Approval to Open Subsidiary in GIFT City

REC Ltd., under the Ministry of Power, has received approval from the Reserve Bank of India to establish a subsidiary in the Gujarat International Finance Tech-City (GIFT) in Gandhinagar. This move reflects REC’s strategic approach to expanding its portfolio and leveraging new financial growth opportunities.

RBI: Nearly All Rs 2000 Banknotes Returned

The Reserve Bank of India announced that 97.76% of Rs 2000 denomination banknotes have returned to the banking system, leaving Rs 7,961 crore still circulating among the public. Since the withdrawal was declared on May 19, 2023, the Rs 2000 notes have substantially decreased in value.

Defence News

Flying Wedge Defence Unveils First Indian Bomber UAV

Bengaluru-based defense tech firm Flying Wedge Defence has showcased the FWD-200B, India’s first indigenous bomber unmanned aircraft. This innovation demonstrates a focus on both cost-effectiveness and national self-reliance, potentially establishing India as a leader in defense technology.

Air Marshal Nagesh Kapoor Takes Over as Training Command Chief

Air Marshal Nagesh Kapoor has assumed the role of Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) of the Indian Air Force’s Training Command. With over 3,400 hours of flight experience, he has served in the Fighter stream since his commission in 1986.

Sports News

Japan Wins AFC U-23 Asian Cup and Olympic Qualification

Japan’s men’s under-23 football team secured their second AFC U-23 Asian Cup victory after defeating Uzbekistan in the final in Doha, Qatar. Substitute Yamada’s last-minute goal ensured Japan’s win and qualified the team for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

China Triumphs at Thomas & Uber Cup 2024

China clinched both the men’s and women’s titles at the 2024 BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals, reclaiming their position as the leading nation in badminton. This was the first time since 2012 that China won both the men’s and women’s team championships.

Lando Norris Clinches First Grand Prix Win at Miami GP

Lando Norris, racing for McLaren, secured his first Formula 1 Grand Prix victory at the Miami Grand Prix. This historic achievement has sparked excitement and admiration from motorsport enthusiasts globally.

Important Days

World Portuguese Language Day Celebrated on May 5th, 2024

World Portuguese Language Day was observed on May 5th, recognizing the global influence of the language that connects diverse cultures across continents. The Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP) and UNESCO established the day to honor this widely spoken language.

Obituaries News

Bernard Hill, Titanic and LOTR Actor, Dies at 79

Bernard Hill, the accomplished British actor known for roles in Titanic and Lord of the Rings, passed away at age 79. The Manchester-born actor leaves behind a legacy that will continue to inspire future generations.

Frank Shrontz, Former Boeing CEO, Passes Away at 92

Frank Shrontz, who served as Boeing’s CEO from 1986 to 1996, has died at age 92. The Seattle Mariners, where Shrontz was an ownership partner, announced his passing on May 3.

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