08th May 2020 Current Affairs

  • The central government has launched Arogya Setu IVRS service for people with feature phones or landline phones. This toll free service is available nationwide. For this service, people have to make a missed call on 1921.
  • One of the biggest campaigns to bring back stranded Indians abroad, the government will operate 64 flights between May 7 and 13 under the Vande Bharat Mission.
  • Professor Saurabh Lodha of IIT Bombay has been awarded the Young Career Award in Nano Science and Technology for the year 2020. The Young Career Award in Nano Science and Technology, the award has been instituted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government.
  • The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) has started a safe grandparents ‘grandparents’ campaign with the Piramal Foundation.
  • PNB Housing Finance has joined hands with the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-Delhi) to make personal protective equipment (PPE) kits for health workers.

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