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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Sania Mirza, first Indian to be nominated for Fed Cup Heart Award

Sania Mirza became the first Indian to be nominated for the Fed Cup Heart Award from the Asia/Oceania Zone

Fed cup, the world’s largest annual international team competition in women’s sport with 108 nations entered in 2019 was launched in 1963

About ITF:
President– David Haggerty
COO– Kelly Fairweather
Headquarters– London, United Kingdom



ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS

CCI approves BP Global’s proposed 49% acquisition of Reliance BP Mobility Limited

The Competition Commission of India(CCI) approved the acquisition of 49% of the fully diluted paid-up equity share capital and voting rights in and of Reliance BP Mobility Limited(RBPML) by BP Global Investments Limited(BP Global) under Section 31(1) of the Competition Act, 2002

About CCI:
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Chairman– Ashok Kumar Gupta

About BP Global:

Headquarters– London, England
Chairman– Helge Lund
Chief Executive officer (CEO)– Bernard Looney



CCI approves proposed acquisition of 100% shares and control of Tech Data Corporation by Tiger Midco LLC

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved the proposed acquisition of 100% shares and control of Tech Data Corporation by Tiger Midco LLC. In this regard, Tech Data Corporation (Tech Data) will be acquired by Tiger Midco LLC (Tiger Midco) by way of merger of Tech Data with a wholly owned subsidiary of Tiger Midco, viz., Merger Sub.



CCI approves the acquisition of less than 5% shareholding in Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd by Canary Investments and Link Investment Trust II

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approves the acquisition of less than 5% shareholding in Intas Pharmaceuticals Limited by Canary Investments Limited and Link Investment Trust II, under Section 31(1) of the Competition Act, 2002.

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Manipur black rice, Gorakhpur terracotta & Kovilpatti kadalai mittai gets GI tag

Chak-Hao, the black rice of Manipur which is glutinous rice cultivated in Manipur & is characterised by its special aroma; the terracotta work of Gorakhpur &Kovilpatti kadalai mittai(a peanut candy)has been granted with the Geographical Indication(GI) tag.



Chak-Hao
i.The black rice is glutinous rice cultivated in Manipur over centuries, is characterised by its special aroma& is consumed mainly after being cooked like rice or kheer.

Gorakhpur terracotta
i.It is a centuries-old traditional art form, the work is done with bare hands including the ornamentation & natural color which stays fast for a long time. There are more than 1,000 varieties of terracotta work designed by the local craftsmen
Kovilpatti kadalai mittai
i.It is a peanut candy manufactured in Kovilpatti and adjacent towns and villages in Thoothukudi district, the southern part of Tamil Nadu

MoC launched Project Monitoring Unit for early operationalization of coal mines

PMU will act as a consultant for sorting out the issues of allocatees of coal mines so that the coal production may begin at the earliest.
ii.KPMG(Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler) has been appointed as the consultant in the project monitoring unit (PMU) through a transparent bidding process


About Ministry of Coal:
Union Minister– Pralhad Joshi
Secretary– Anil Kumar Jain
About KPMG:
Headquarter– Amstelveen, Netherlands
KPMG India Chairman & CEO– Arun M. Kumar
KPMG Global Chairman and CEO– Bill Thomas



DST launched ‘Year of Awareness on Science & Health (YASH)’on health & risk communication focusing COVID-19

It is launched by the National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC) under DST.

About DST:
Parent Ministry– Ministry of Science and Technology
Secretary– Professor Ashutosh Sharma


NLC India Limited, a Navaratna Public Enterprise under the Ministry of Coal commences coal production


Neyveli Lignite Corporation(NLC) India Private Limited ‘Navaratna’ a government of India Enterprise under the Ministry of Coal started the production of Coal for the first time. The coal allocated to the NLCIL in 2016 with a capacity of 20 million tonne per annum from the Talabira II and III mines of Odisha will suffice the requirements of existing and future coal fired power plants
About NLC India Limited:
Neyveli Lignite Corporation(NLC) India Limited , Navratna – a government of India Enterprise
Chairman cum Managing Director– Rakesh Kumar
Directors– Vinod Kumar Tiwari and A.Karthik
Formed as Corporate– 1956
Present Mining Capacity– 30.6 MTPA
Headquarters– Chennai, Tamil Nadu

NBWL permits coal mining in part of Assam’s Dehing Patkai elephant reserve

National Board for Wild Life (NBWL) has permitted the use of 98.59 hectares of land at Saleki, a part of the Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve in Assam for opencast coal mining project done by North-Easter Coal Field (NECF), a unit of Coal India Limited.
i.The Elephant Reserve includes the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary consists of an 111.19 sq km area of ​​ rain forests & several reserve forests in Sivasagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts

About Assam:Capital– Dispur
Chief minister– Sarbananda Sonowal
Governor– Jagdish Mukh




SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

KARMI-Boot robot deployed by Kerala government hospital

In order to assist COVID-19 patients, robot named “KARMI-Boot” was deployed by Kerala government hospital at the medical college’s COVID-19 isolation ward in Ernakulamhere, Kerala, which was developed by ASIMOV robotics under maker village of Kerala start-up mission.

Union minister Nitin Gadkari launches ‘MSME Bank of Ideas, Innovation and Research’ portal

Through the portal, the registered users can upload their ideas and innovations regarding the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector within 5-6 Minutes to raise money (crowd funding) from venture capitalists

About Ministry of MSME (Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises):Headquarters– New Delhi
Minister of State (MoS)– Pratap Chandra Sarangi



Pune-based defence institute develops microwave steriliser Atulya to kill COVID- 19

The Defence Ministry announced that the Pune-based Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) has developed a microwave steriliser ‘Atulya’ that can disintegrate the novel Coronavirus within 30 seconds by differential heating in the range of 56 degrees to 60 degrees celsius temperatures.

About DIAT: The DIAT is a deemed university under the ministry’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

About DRDO:
Headquarters– DRDO Bhavan, New Delhi.
Motto– Strength’s Origin is in Science.
Minister of Defense– Shri Rajnath Singh.
Chairman– Dr G. Satheesh Reddy.



35 thousand-year history of river erosion in Ladakh Himalayas revealed: WIHG

Scientists and students from Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology(WIHG), an autonomous institute under the Department of Science &Technology, in the study, published in the Global and Planetary Changes journal has revealed a 35 thousand-year history of river erosion and identified hotspots of erosion and wide valleys that act a buffer zones in Ladakh Himalayas

About WIHG:
It was established in June 1968
Objectives- To undertake, aid, promote, guide and coordinate research in geology of the Himalaya and foster a tradition of scholarships.
Headquarters– Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Director– Kalachand Sain



Indian-origin girl Vaneeza names NASA’s 1st Mars helicopter as ‘Ingenuity’

A 17-year old Indian-origin girl Vaneeza Rupani has named the 1st helicopter to be built for Mars as ‘Ingenuity’ after she submitted her essay in NASA’s (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) ‘Name the Rover’ competition.
i.NASA’s mars rover ‘Perseverance’ & ‘Ingenuity’ are scheduled to launch in July 2020 and will land in February 2021 in the Jezero Crater of Mars

About NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration):
Headquarters– Washington, D.C., United States
Administrator– Jim Bridenstine



SPORTS

Australia deposes India for the first time since 2016 in Test ranking for men: ICC India slips to 3rd Position

India has lost its top spot & has slipped to the 3rd position(114) for the first time since 2016 in the International Cricket Council (ICC) test rankings, Australia(116) topped the rank, followed by New Zealand(115)

About ICC:
Headquarters– Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
CEO (Chief Executive Officer)– Manu Sawhney
Chairman– Shashank Manohar.



OBITUARY

India’s football legend & Padma Shri awardee Chuni Goswami passed away at 82

Former India football captain Subimal Goswami, commonly known by his nickname Chuni Goswami, passed away at the age of 82 in Kolkata, West Bengal. 

About West Bengal:
Capital– Kolkata.
Chief Minister– Mamata Banerjee.
Governor– Jagdeep Dhankhar.



Writer and columnist RV Smith, known for his books on Delhi, passed away at 81




South African anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg passed away at 87



BOOKS & AUTHORS

A new book “Shivaji in South Block: The Unwritten History of a Proud People”by Girish Kuber

A New book named” Shivaji in South Block: The Unwritten History of a Proud People” written by journalist Girish Kuber talks about the Maharashtra’s evolution from the past to the modern times and its contribution to the tapestry of the country’s culture, politics, history and society. The book is scheduled to be released in October





IMPORTANT DAYS

International Labour Day 2020, May 1




STATE NEWS

Delhi Police & AIIA jointly launches ‘Ayuraksha’ programme to fight COVID-19

In view of increasing coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, the Delhi Police in association with All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) has jointly run the program called ‘Ayuraksha – Corona se jung, Delhi Police ke sang’ , under which Ayurveda immunity boosting kit will be distributed to the Delhi Police in 4 different phases by Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy)


About All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA):Location– New Delhi
About Ministry of AYUSH:Headquarters– New Delhi
Minister of State (MOS) independent charge– Shripad Naik

Tripura government launches agro entrepreneur facilitation desk to boost economy

The Tripura government launched an “Agro-Entrepreneur Facilitation Desk” to help the entrepreneurs of the state to get subsidies and incentives from Central government funding agencies. The state cabinet has approved the setting up of the desk, which will operate from the Directorate of Horticulture and Soil Conservation in the state capital, Agartala

About Tripura:
Capital– Agartala.
Governor– Ramesh Bias.