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Current Affairs of 8th May,2020

Important current affairs of 8th may 2020:

1)When is the time of remembrance and reconciliation for those who lost their lives during the Second World War observed?- 8th-9th May.

2)What is the name of organisation that collaborates with The National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC) to organize a Citizen’s Science Webinar Series on "Science Communication in the Time of COVID-19."?- Gujarat Council of Science & Technology (GUJCOST).

3)In which year UNEP established?- 5 June 1972.

4)UNEP extended environmentalist and actor-producer Dia Mirza's term as its National Goodwill Ambassado till 2 years. Where is the headquarter of UNEP located? - Nairobi.

5)Which institute has fabricated an economical and energy-efficient wafer-scale photodetector using gold–silicon interface?- Scientists of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR).

6)Who is the minister of of Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs?- Nitin Gadkari.

7)With which organisation Coir Board signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for the application of Coir exclusively or in combination with other natural fibres?- The Indian Institute of Technology- Madras (IIT-Madras).

8)World Thalassaemia Day is observed on 8 May. What is the theme for 2020?-The dawning of a new era for thalassemia: Time for a global effort to make novel therapies accessible and affordable to patients.

9)When is the World Red Cross day observed?- 8th May.

10)Which state passed ordinance to suspend most labour laws for 3 years?- Uttar Pradesh

11)Which city has launched Smartphone App MahaKavach to fight COVID-19?- Nasik.

12)Which Ministry has launched the mobile application 'AYUSH Sanjivani' App?- Union Health & Family Welfare Minister.

13)Who is the minister of Union Health & Family Welfare?- Dr. Harsh Vardhan.

14)Who has designed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and approved by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), Delhi?- Indian Navy. 

15)What is the name of the two International Exchanges that has been launched by Affairs:Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitaraman?- BSE's India INX and NSE's NSE-IFSC.

16)In collaboration with which institute GOI has signed an agreement for a $500 million "COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project"?- The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

17)Which road link has been inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on 8th May?- Dharchula (Uttarakhand) to Lipulekh (China Border).

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