Latest Current Affairs Daily Update

Daily Current Affairs Headlines 1st and 2nd May 2020

Important Days

International Labour Day 2020.  It is also known as International Worker’s Day and May Day. This day is celebrated to pay tribute to the participation of workers crossed the world.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of International Labour Organization: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • President of International Labour Organization: Guy Ryder.
  • International Labour Organization Founded: 1919.

National Current Affairs Headlines

MoC launches PMU for timely operationalisation of coal mines

The Ministry of Coal a Project Monitoring Unit (PMU). The Project Monitoring Unit aims to help early operationalisation of coal mines which have been allocated by the Central Government.

NCSTC & DST launches “YASH” to fight against COVID-19

National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC) and Department of Science & Technology (DST) has launched a programme on health and risk communication ‘Year of Awareness on Science & Health (YASH)’ with focus on COVID-19. It is a comprehensive science and health communication initiative to promote grass-root level response on health.

“Kisan Sabha App” launched by CSIR-Central Road Research Institute

Kisan Sabha App” has been launched by CSIR-Central Road Research Institute (CSIR-CRRI) to connect farmers to supply chain and freight transportation management system. The idea behind launching the Kisan Sabha app is to provide the logistics help to the farmers.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare: Narendra Singh Tomar.
  • Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare: Parshottam Rupala.

CAIT to launch national e-commerce marketplace ‘bharatmarket’ for retail traders

Traders’ body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has announced to launch a national e-commerce marketplace ‘bharatmarket‘ soon for all retail traders in collaboration with several technology partners.


Banking and Business Headlines

Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank launches “Vikas Abhaya” loan scheme

Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank(KVGB) has launched ‘Vikas Abhaya’ a loan scheme to provide some relief to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise(MSME) borrowers. This scheme is for those borrowers whose business activities are disrupted on account of the COVID-19 pandemic in Dharwad, Karnataka.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank Headquarters: Dharwad, Karnataka.
  • Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank chairman: P Gopi Krishna.

Fintech firm HAPPY launches ‘Lockdown Loan’ to tide over Covid-19 crisis

HAPPY, a machine learning-based MSME digital lender, has launched the ‘lockdown loan’. The company came up with the initiative as it believes that the global coronavirus outbreak has also impacted about one-fourth of India’s 69 million MSMEs at present and the lending will help the affected microenterprises with seamless liquidity access.


States Current Affairs Headlines

Chhattisgarh gives maximum jobs under MGNREGA amid lockdown

Chhattisgarh states come on top of the list to providing jobs under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) amid the nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister for Rural Development: Narendra Singh Tomar.
  • Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh: Bhupesh Baghel; Governor: Anusuiya Uikey.

Maharashtra becomes first state in country to provide free and cashless insurance premium to people of the state

Amid the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the Maharashtra Government announced that cent per cent inclusion of population from the state will be provided free health treatment under the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Aarogya Yojana.

Sikkim CM launches portal to gather public feedback and suggestions on govt schemes

Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang launched the sikkimgovtfeedback.org portal developed by the state Information and Public relations (IPR) Department to gather public feedback and suggestions on government schemes and general administration at Gangtok.


Appointment Headlines

Shikha Sharma appointed as advisor of Google Pay India

Former Axis Bank CEO, Shikha Sharma selected as an advisor to Google Pay India.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Sundar Pichai is the Present CEO of Google.
  • Alphabet Inc. is the Parent company of Google.

Arvind Kumar Sharma assumes charge as Secretary to MSME Ministry

Arvind Kumar Sharma has assumed the charge as Secretary to the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: Nitin Jairam Gadkari.

Suresh K Reddy is India’s new ambassador to Brazil

Shri Suresh K. Reddy , presently Additional Secretary in the Ministry, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Federative Republic of Brazil.

Giridhar Aramane assumes charge as Secretary to MoRTH

Giridhar Aramane has select as Secretary to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.


Obituaries

  • Freedom fighter and Padma Shri Gandhian Hema Bharali passed away at the age of 101. She was well known as Freedom Activist, social worker & Sarvodaya leader.
  • Former India Football captain Chuni Goswami passed away. 
  • Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg passed away.

Miscellaneous

“Ramayana” becomes Highest Viewed Entertainment Programme Globally

India’s most watched series based on Lord Ram life story ‘Ramayan’ has created the world record of Highest Viewed Entertainment Programme worldwide. On 16th April, 2020, the mythological show was watched by 7.7 crore viewers all over the world.


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