09 MAY 2020 CURRENT AFFAIRS

VESAK
– Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon, observed on May 7
– The day marks the birth of Buddha in the year 623 BC
🇮🇳 India
– 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
📈 ECONOMY & CORPORATE
– 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
🗾 State
– COVID-19: Indian Navy’s personal protective equipment (PPE) certified for production and use by Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), Delhi
⛹🏻 Sports
– Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen wins Magnus Carlsen Invitational online chess tournament, gets $70,000 first prize
👨🏻‍💼 Appointment and Resignations
– UNEP extends term of environmentalist and actor-producer Dia Mirza as National Goodwill Ambassador for another 2 years

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