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BANKING & FINANCE

USD 400 million multi-year financial support to India: World Bank

The World Bank‘s Board of Executive Directors has approved a USD 400 million multi-year financial support to help India enhance its coastal & marine resources, protect marine resources & coastal populations from pollution, erosion, sea-level rise, and improve livelihood opportunities for coastal communities over the next decade

About World Bank:
Formed– 1944
Headquarters– Washington, United States
President– David Malpass

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Kashmir saffron gets GI tag

The Kashmir saffron cultivated and harvested in the Karewa (highlands) of Jammu and Kashmir gets Geographical Indication(GI) tag by the Geographical Indications Registry.

About GI tag:
Darjeeling Tea(2004) is the 1st indian product to get a GI tag.

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS         

Ramesh Babu appointed as NTPC director operations

About National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC):
Headquarters– New Delhi.
Chairman and Managing Director (CMD)– Shri Gurdeep Singh.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

CSIR Launched ‘Kisan Sabha’ App to Connect Farmers to Supply Chain and Freight Transportation Management System

 Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Director General(DG), Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR) and Secretary Department of Agriculture Research Education(DARE), remotely launched the Kisan Sabha app developed by CSIR-Central Road Research Institute (CSIR-CRRI), New Delhi

About CRRI:
Director– Satish Chandra
Headquarters– New Delhi
Established in– 1952

SPORTS

COVID-19 impact: CGF postpones 7th season of 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games to 2023

Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has postponed the 7th season of Commonwealth Youth Games 2021, scheduled to take place from August 1 – 7 2021 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, to the year 2023

About Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF):
Headquarters– London, England
President– Dame Louise Martin

OBITUARY

Noted playwright Bijay Mishra passed away at 83

About Odisha:
Capital– Bhubaneshwar.
Chief Minister (CM)– Naveen Patnaik.
Governor– Ganeshi Lal.


IMPORTANT DAYS

International Guide Dog Day 2020: April 29

International Guide Dog Day 2020 is observed on April 29 (every year last Wednesday of April). The main aim of this day is to create awareness about  guide dogs and honor for supporting visually impaired people as faithful companions.


Ayushman Bharat Diwas 2020: April 30

As part of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, Ayushman Bharat Diwas is celebrated across the country every year on 30th April, to mark the start of Ayushman Bharat(AB) Yojana, which is also referred as AB-National Health Protection Scheme(AB-NHPM) or ModiCare or AB-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana(AB-PMJAY) by  Prime Minister(PM) Narendra Modi on April 30,2018

About NHA:
It was established on 2nd January 2019 by reconstituting The National Health Agency, a registered society, since 23rd May, 2018.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Indu Bhushan

World Tuna Day 2020: May 2

World Tuna Day is observed on May 2 every year. The United Nations (UN) established the World Tuna Day to raise awareness about the tuna fish and its importance to humans and earth. 

About Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO):
Headquarters– Rome, Italy.
Director-General– Qu Dongyu.


International Astronomy Day 2020: May 2

The International Astronomy Day is celebrated twice a year (bi-annual), once in the spring (in 2020- May 2) & another in autumn(in 2020- October 5).

The International Astronomical Union(IAU) launched 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy(IYA) under the theme The Universe, Yours to Discover.

About UNESCO:
Headquarters– Paris, France
Director General– Audrey Azoulay
About IAU:
Headquarters– Paris, France
President– Ewine F. van Dishoeck


STATE NEWS

Sushil Kumar Modi presented Rs 2,11,761 cr Bihar’s budget for FY 20-21; Max. allocation towards education

The budget was presented by the state’s finance minister and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, which was his 11th Budget speech. The proposed allocations were Rs 11,260.48 crore more than the FY 2019-20.

About Bihar:
Capital– Patna