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Daily Current Affairs 6th May 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 6th May 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 6th May 2023. 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 6th May 2023 Current affairs test.

 

National Affairs

1. Neeraj Chopra’s Triumph in 2023 Doha Diamond League

  • Neeraj Chopra, the Olympic gold medalist in javelin throw, clinched the first position at the Diamond League’s inaugural event in Doha with a world-leading throw of 88.67m. He surpassed Anderson Peters from Grenada, the 2022 Doha Diamond League champion.
  • Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic secured the second place with a throw of 88.63m, while Peters finished third with 85.88m.
  • Eldhose Paul, previously a winner of the Commonwealth Games triple jump, couldn’t leave a mark in his Diamond League debut, finishing 10th with a wind-affected 15.84m jump.

Defence

2. INS Magar’s Decommissioning after Serving for 36 Years

  • INS Magar, the amphibious assault ship also referred to as Landing Ship Tank (Large) in the Indian Navy, was decommissioned after 36 years of dedicated service.
  • The official retirement ceremony took place at the Southern Naval Command in Kochi.
  • Built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd in Kolkata, the vessel was commissioned into the Navy on 18 July 1987 by Admiral R H Tahiliani, after its launch on 16th November 1984.

Arts & Culture

3. Discovery of Ancient Civilization in Bandhavgarh National Park

  • Archaeologists made noteworthy discoveries in Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh, unveiling rock paintings estimated to be 1,500 years old and several ancient man-made water reservoirs believed to be around 1,800-2,000 years old.
  • Located in the Umaria district, Bandhavgarh National Park was established as a national park in 1968 and later recognized as a Tiger Reserve in 1993. It is famous for its Royal Bengal Tigers population.

State Affairs

4. Article 355 Implemented in Manipur by Central Government

  • The Central Government enforced Article 355 in Manipur to take charge of the state’s security situation.
  • Article 355, a segment of the emergency protocols in the Indian Constitution spanning Articles 352 to 360, obliges the central government to intervene in a state’s matters to counter internal or external threats.
  • It arms the federal government with the power to act when a state’s security is jeopardized.

National & International Organizations

5. WHO Announces the Conclusion of the Covid-19 Global Health Emergency

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the Covid-19 pandemic is no longer a global health emergency.
  • This significant decision, signaling a step towards concluding the pandemic, comes three years after WHO’s first alert about the virus on 30th January 2020.
  • WHO’s primary headquarters is located in Geneva, Switzerland.

Important Day

6. Observance of International No Diet Day on 6 May

  • 6 May is celebrated globally as International No Diet Day, accentuating body acceptance and fostering a positive body image.
  • This day serves as a reminder to challenge societal beauty standards that might encourage unhealthy dietary habits.
  • International No Diet Day was initiated in 1992 by British feminist Mary Evans Young. Having struggled with an eating disorder herself, Young was keen on dedicating a day to honor bodies of all shapes and sizes.
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