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Indian Railways starts Shramik Special Trains

As per the guideline issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, which has decided to run “Shramik Special” trains from “Labour Day”(May 1,2020), to move migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places due to lock down.

NMCG & NIUA organized IDEAthon, a webinar; collaborated on urban river management plan

IDEAthon, a webinarorganized on a theme “The future of River Management”

About NIUA:
Establishment– 1976
Supported by– Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Headquarter– New Delhi

India ranked 3rd among countries in scientific publication in 2018; expenditure on R&D tripled: NSTMIS

India occupies 3rd rank in terms of number of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)’s awarded in Science and Engineering (S&E) after USA (39,710 in 2016) and China (34,440 in 2015).

Advisor and Head– Dr. Parveen Arora
Location– New Delhi


Reserve bank cancels mumbai’s 105-year-old CKP co-op bank license

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the license granted to the 105-year-old CKP Co-operative Bank Ltd located in Mumbai (Maharashtra) to conduct banking business which includes acceptance of deposits and repayment of deposits as defined in Section 5 (b) read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 with immediate effect.

About CKP Co-operative Bank Ltd:General Manager– Shri Moreshwar Dhaimodkar


IIT Hyderabad to collaborate with Hong Kong firm to create venture ecosystem

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad, collaborated with New Frontier Capital Management, a financial firm based in Hong Kong with offices in Tokyo & Singapore, to establish a global network of ventures as well as to create a venture ecosystem. The core objective of this partnership is to promote innovation, research and incubation

About Telangana:
Capital– Hyderabad.
Chief Minister (CM)– Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao.
Governor– Tamilisai Soundararajan.


US private equity firm Silver Lake buys 1.15% stake in Reliance Jio platforms for Rs 5655.75 cr

US based private equity company Silver Lake partners has bought a 1.15% stake in Jio Platforms Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) for Rs 5,655.75 crore ($750 million).

About Silver Lake partners:Headquarters– California, United States
Co-CEO and Managing Partner– Egon Durban

Polycab India acquired 50% stake in Ryker from Singapore-based Trafigura

PIL has acquired 2,60,10,000 (i.e. balance 50% equity shares) of face value of Rs.10/- each held by Trafigura, Singapore (‘Trafigura’) in Ryker Base. The purchase consideration is likely to be around US $ 4 Million (Rs 300 million).

About Polycab:
PIL is the largest manufacturer of Wires and Cables in India and a fast-growing player in the Fast Moving Electrical Goods (FMEG) sector.
Chairman & Managing Director– Inder T. Jaisinghani
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharshtra
About Trafigura Pte Ltd, Singapore
Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer– Jeremy Weir
Headquarter– Singapore


Russia to launch its 1st satellite ‘Arktika-M’ to monitor Arctic climate & environment

Russia will launch its 1st remote-sensing and emergency communications satellite ‘Arktika-M’ by December 9, 2020 to monitor the Arctic climate and environment. It will be launched from Baikonur space center (Kazakhstan) using a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with a freegate booster.

About Russia:Capital– Moscow
Currency– Russian Rouble
President– Vladimir Putin
Prime Minister– Andrey Belousov (acting)

NIAB develops portable coronavirus detection kit “eCovSens”

The researchers from the Department of Biotechnology(DBT), National Institute of Animal Biotechnology(NIAB) developed a biosensor “eCovSens” to detect the novel coronavirus within 30 seconds using 20 microliters of the sample of saliva  The Biosensors is currently used to detect toxins, narcotic drugs and used as a reliable tool to detect infectious diseases

About NIAB:
NIAB is an autonomous institute under the department of Biotechnology, Minister of Science and Technology.
Director– Dr.Subeer S. Majumdar
Headquarters– Hyderabad, Telangana

BharatPe launches two apps to limit the need to touch handsets for checking transactions

the BharatPe, a Merchant payment and a leading network provider launched two voice based applications Paisa Bolega and BharatPe Balance for the account holders to access transactions and balance using without touching the phones in the COVID-19 pandemic.

About BharatPe:
CEO & Co-Founder– Ashneer Grover
Co-founder & Board Member– ShashvatNakrani
Headquarters– New Delhi

Aarogya Setu Mitr launched in private public partnership initiative

AarogyaSetuMitr launched in a new private-public partnership(PPP) initiative will be available in the AarogayaSetu app offering consultation regarding COVID-19 from the Tata group, Tech Mahindra and Swasth, a collaboration of other related entities. This initiative was facilitated by the offices of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Prime Minister and NitiAayog

About Aarogya Setu:
Developed by– National Informatics Centre(NIC) 
Launched on– 26th July 2014
Headquarters– New Delhi
Operating system– Android and iOS

IIG developed 1D fluid simulation code to study electric field structure in Earth’s Magnetosphere

Scientists, under the guidance of Dr. Amar Kakad, at the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG) an autonomous institution of the Department of Science and Technology have developed a generalized one-dimensional (1D) fluid simulation code capable of studying a wide spectrum of coherent electric field structures in near-earth plasma environment or earth’s magnetosphere.

About Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG)
Establishment– 1971
Location– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Director– Professor D.S Ramesh


FINA postpones 2021 Fukuoka Aquatics World Championships to May 2022

following the postponement of 2020 Tokyo Olympics to 2021 the governing body of swimming Federation Internationale de Natation(FINA) has postponed the 2021 aquatics world championships, Fukuoka, Japan to May 12 to May 29 of 2022 due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

About FINA:
President– Julio C.Maglione
First Vice President– Husain Al Musallam
Second Vice President– Sam Ramsamy
Founded– July 29, 1908
Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland

Discus thrower Sandeep Kumari banned for 4 years by WADA after testing positive for metenolone

About WADA:
Headquarters– Montreal, Canada.
President– WitoldBańka.


Veteran Poet, Padma shri K. S. Nissar Ahmed passed away at 84

Judicial Member, Lokpal of India, Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi passed away at 62

About Lokpal:
Headquarters– New Delhi.
Chairperson– Pinaki Chandra Ghose.


Dr. Harsh Vardhan launches “COVID KATHA”, a multimedia guide on COVID-19

On May 3, 2020, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Science & Technology, Health & Family Welfare and Earth Sciences, launched “COVID KATHA- A Multimedia Guide for Mass Awareness”, a multimedia guide on COVID-19 on the occasion of the 50th DST (Department of Science and Technology) Foundation Day

About DST (Department of Science and Technology):
Founded– May 1971.
Headquarters– New Delhi.


World Press Freedom Day 2020: May 3rd

The theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Conference is Journalism without Fear or Favour

About Reporters without boarder:
Chairman– Pierre Haski
Vice President– Frederic Filloux
Secretary General– Christophe Deloire
Headquarters– Paris, France

World Laughter Day 2020: May 3

The first World laughter day was celebrated on 10th May, 1998 in Mumbai, India organised by Dr.MadanKataria, the founder of the Worldwide Laughter Yoga movement

About Maharashtra:
Governor– Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Chief Minister– Uddhav Thackeray
Capital– Mumbai

International Firefighters’ Day 2020: May 4

The day was instituted after a proposal was emailed out across the world on January 4, 1999 due to the deaths of five firefighters in tragic circumstances in a bushfire in Australia

About Australia:
Capital– Canberra.
Currency– Australian dollar.
Prime Minister (PM)– Scott John Morrison.


HP govt to launch ‘Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna ‘ for urban employment

In a bid to revive the economy of the state affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Himachal Pradesh (HP) state government has decided to launch  employment guarantee scheme called “’Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna”  that will provide 120 days of employment to those living in urban areas.

About Himachal Pradesh:Capital– Shimla
Governor– Bandaru Dattatreya
Chief Justice– Lingappa Narayana Swamy