Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 May 2020
The four cosmonauts have resumed their training under India's Gaganyaan mission in Russia.
UN Envoy on Youth Jayathma Wickramanayake lauded the ‘Khudol’ initiative of Manipur and mentioned it in the Top 10 Global Initiatives. The initiative has been acclaimed for its inclusive battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative was started by Ya All NGO through crowdfunding and has been accommodative for transgender community
Indian-American physician Siddhartha Mukherjee has been appointed as the Member of Commission on Economic Recovery of New York. The commission focuses on jumpstarting the economy of the state that has been hit by COVID-19 pandemic. On the other hand, Indian-origin Satish Tripathi has been appointed as the Member of the commission.
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar has launched major initiatives aimed at conservation of Biodiversity. The initiatives were launched to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity. The initiative was launched virtually.
Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr. passed away on May 25, 2020 at the age of 96. The three-time Olympic-medal winner was battling multiple health issues. He is survived by three sons Karanbir, Kanwalbir, and Gurbir and a daughter Sushbir. He was conferred with one of India's prestigious awards, Padma Shri in 1957.
The four cosmonauts have resumed their training under India's Gaganyaan mission in Russia. Their training was put on hold after the COVID-19 lockdown. Gaganyaan is the first manned space mission of India. These cosmonauts are being trained by the Gagarin Research & Test Cosmonaut Training Centre (GCTC).