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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Energy efficiency initiatives by BEE led to savings worth Rs. 89,122 Cr. in 2018-19: Report by PwC

India reduced energy intensity in 2018-19 by 20% as compared to 2005 level.
ii.India has set a target to reduce the energy intensity by 33-35%by 2030 compared to 2005 level.

The energy efficiency efforts have also contributed in reducing 151.74 Million Tonnes of CO2 (MTCO2) emissions (in 2018-19), whereas last year (2017-18) this number was 108 MTCO2

PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited (PWC Ltd)

BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency)


About BEE
Establishment– 2002 under the provision of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001.
Works under– Ministry of Power
Director General– AbhayBakre
About PwC Pvt Ltd
Chairman– Robert E. Moritz
PwC India chairman– Shyamal Mukherjee
Headquarters– London, United Kingdom


MP becomes the first state in country to provide Mid-Day Meal ration

Amidst Corona crisis, an amount of Rs. 117 crore has been transferred online by the state government in the bank accounts of the parents of total 66 lakh 27 thousand students of primary and secondary school.

In addition, under door-to-door mid-day meal scheme, ration has also been provided to 56 lakh 87 thousand children.

About Madhya Pradesh (MP):
Capital– Bhopal.
Chief Minister(CM)– Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Governor– Lalji Tandon.


Harsh Vardhan & Shripad Yesso Naik launched Ayush Sanjivani app & interdisciplinary studies involving AYUSH interventions

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Minister of State for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy(AYUSH) Shripad Yesso Naik jointly launched Ayush Sanjivani application & clinical research studies on Ayurveda interventions as an addition to standard care to COVID 19 situation  in New Delhi

About MoHFW:
Union Minister– Harsh Vardhan(Constituency- Chandni Chowk, New Delhi)
Minister of State– Ashwini Kumar Choubey (Constituency- Buxar)
About AYUSH Ministry:
Minister of State (Independent Charge)– Shripad Yesso Naik(Constituency-  North Goa)

India’s unemployment rate shoots up to 27.11% amid COVID-19 crisis: CMI

According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy(CMIE) the country’s unemployment rate rose to 27.11% for the week ended May 3 due to the COVID-19 crisis, up from the under 7% level before the start of the pandemic in mid-March

  • Puducherry in  South India has the highest number of unemployment at 75.8%, followed by Tamil Nadu at  49.8% , Jharkhand at  47.1% and Bihar at 46.6%.
  • Maharashtra’s unemployment rate is fixed at 20.9%, Haryana at 43.2%, Uttar Pradesh at 21.5% and Karnataka at 29.8%.
  • Unemployment is lowest in the Hilly states, where Himachal Pradesh stands at 2.2%, Sikkim at 2.3% and Uttarakhand at 6.5%.
About CMIE:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman– S A Dave
Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Mahesh Vyas

India for the 1st time has more internet users in rural areas than urban: IAMAI report

According to ‘Digital in India’ report by the Internet & Mobile Association of India(IAMAI) & Nielsen shows that for the 1st time has more internet users in rural areas than urban, where rural India had 227 million active internet users, 10% more than urban India’s about 205 million, as of November 2019

Delhi tops in state-level Internet Penetration followed by Kerala

About IAMAI:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman– Amit Agarwal
President– Subho Ray


CSIR launches Compendium of Indian Technologies to tackle COVID-19 pandemic


The National Research Development Corporation(NRDC) prepared a compendium of Indian Technologies for combating COVID-19 pandemic which are categorized as tracking, testing and treating was launched by Dr.Shekhar C. Mande, Director General CSIR, Secretary, DSIR, Government of India

About NRDC:
Chairman & Managing Director– H.Purushotam
Head Office– New Delhi
Established– 1953


Govt to run awareness campaign in 1 lakh villages on balanced use of fertilisers for FY20-21



INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India’s energy demand falls by 30% due to covid-19 lockdown: IEA-Global Energy Review 2020

In India, energy demand would decline for the first time, following on from low demand growth in 2019.
ii.The decline in electricity and transport demand in India is highest among the globe.
iii.Globally, the report projects that energy demands will fall 6% in 2020, seven times the decline after the 2008 global financial crisis

International Energy Agency (IEA)

About IEA:
Headquarters location– Paris, France
Executive Director– DrFatihBirol


Iran approves currency denomination bill to slash 4 zeros from its currency; Rial will covert to Toman

The parliament of Iran has approved a bill on national currency denomination, which allows to cutting four zeros from its national currency Rial & to rename it as ‘Toman’ which is equal to 10,000 rials.

About Iran:Capital– Tehran
President– Hassan Rouhani

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS         

UNEP extends Bollywood actress Dia Mirza’s term as Goodwill ambassador till 2022

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has extended the Bollywood actress & environmentalist Dia Mirza‘s term as its National Goodwill Ambassador for another two years till the end of 2022.

About United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP):Headquarters– Nairobi, Kenya
Executive Director– Inger Andersen
Regional Director and Representative for Asia and the Pacific– Dechen Tsering

Former intelligence chief Mustafa Al Kadhimi sworn in as 6th Prime Minister of Iraq

Mustafa al-Kadhimi (53), former head of Iraq’s intelligence agency, was sworn in as the country’s 6th Prime Minister (PM) after Adel Abdul Mahdi, who has resigned in November 2019 due to massive anti-governmental protests.

About Iraq:Capital– Baghdad
Currency– Iraqi dinar

Donald Trump Nominates seniorIndian-American diplomat Manisha Singh as US envoy to OECD

United States President Donald Trump nominated senior Indian American diplomat Manisha Singh, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs at the State department as his envoy to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD) with an Ambassador rank

About OECD:

Secretary-General– Angel Gurria
Headquarters– Paris, France
OECD official establishment– 30th September 1961
Members– 37 Countries


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Jupiter like cloud bands on closest brown dwarf discovered by astronomers

 A team of astronomers discovered that the Luhman 16A, closest known brown dwarf showing signs of cloud bands similar to the Jupiter and Saturn using the technique of polarimetry to determine the properties of atmospheric clouds outside the solar system or typically

About NASA:
Administrator– James Frederick ‘Jim’ Bridenstine
Deputy Administrator– James W. Morhard
Headquarters– Washington DC

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Athletics Day 2020: May 7

About World Athletics:
World Athletics, formerly known as the International Amateur Athletic Federation and International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Headquarters– Monaco.
President– Sebastian Coe.


STATE NEWS

Tripura CM launches national scholarship online portal under ‘Mukhyamantri Yuba Yogayog Yojana’

Tripura Chief Minister(CM) Biplab Kumar Deb launched a National Scholarship online portal website(https:/ /scholarships.gov.in/) under ‘Mukhyamantri Yuba Yogayog Yojana’, an incentive scheme at the state secretariat so that students can apply for this scheme for the Academic Year 2019-20

National Park (NP)– Clouded Leopard NP, Bishalgarh, Sepahijala District

About Tirupura:
Capital– Agartala
Governor– Ramesh Bais


Sanjeevani a unique vehicle developed at the local level in Madhya Pradesh

Sanjeevani, a unique vehicle developed at local level in the initiative of Rajnagar administration of Chhatarpur district, Madhya Pradesh to help the healthcare workers

About Madhya Pradesh:
Capital– Bhopal
Chief Minister(CM)– Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Governor– LaljiTandon


OBITUARY

Pixar Director Rob Gibbs passed away

Veteran director, story artist and writer of many Pixar films  Rob Gibbs passed away at the age of 55 years, who is well Known for successful Pixar films, including Toy Story 2, Finding Nemo, Monsters.Up, Wall-E, Inside Out to Onward.