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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Ravi Shankar Prasad attended an extraordinary virtual ‘G20 Digital Economy Ministers’ meet An extraordinary virtual G20 Digital Economy Ministers meeting

i.An Extraordinary Virtual G20 Digital Economy Ministers meeting was held to discuss the challenges posed by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and to forge a global coordinated response harnessing Digital Technologies.
ii.Work from home being practised during the ongoing lockdown might become a trend in coming days….Click here to Read More
About G20 or Group of Twenty:
Members– Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico,  ​Republic o​f Korea​,​ Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, ​​​Turkey, United Kingdom (UK), United States (US), and European Union (EU)​. Spain is a permanent guest invitee to the G20 meetings.
Current Presidency– Saudi Arabia
2020 G20 Presidency theme– Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century for All
Chairman– Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (2020).

Kashmir saffron gets GI tagKashmir saffron gets GI tag

i.The Kashmir saffron cultivated and harvested in the Karewa (highlands) of Jammu and Kashmir gets Geographical Indication(GI) tag by the Geographical Indications Registry.
ii.It is the only saffron in the world grown at an altitude of 1,600 metre(m) to 1,800 m Above Mean Sea Level.
About GI tag:
Darjeeling Tea(2004) is the 1st indian product to get a GI tag.
Other Indian products with GI tag– Tirupati Laddu, Madhubani Paintings, Nagpur Orange, Kashmir Pashmina, Rajasthani Kathputlis, and Lucknow Chikan Crafts among others….Click here to Read More

BANKING & FINANCE

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

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….Click here to Read More
About World Bank:
Formed– 1944
Headquarters– Washington, United States
President– David Malpass

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS         

Ramesh Babu appointed as NTPC director operationsRamesh Babu appointed as NTPC dir operations

On May 1, 2020, State-owned power giant NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation Limited) appointed Ramesh Babu V as director (operations). He was the successor of Prakash Tiwari who retired on April 30, 2020. Before his appointment Babu served as the Executive Director (ED) to the CMD (Chairman and Managing Director) while also working on system improvement activities & strategies related to the operational excellence of NTPC power plants….Click here to Read More
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 SystemKisan Sabha App System Launched by CSIR

On 1st May 2020 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 to connect with the supply chain and Freight Transportation Management System for the farmers trying to reach the market, seed/fertilizer procurements to make timely delivery of the produce and to provide economic and timely logistics to benefit the farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic….Click here to Read More
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

2021 Commonwealth Youth Games postponed to 2023Commonwealth 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 following a clash with Tokyo Olympic 2020 dates postponed by a year due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic….Click here to Read More
About Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF):

Headquarters– London, United Kingdom
President– Dame Louise Martin

OBITUARY

Noted playwright Bijay Mishra passed away at 83playwright Bijay Mishra passes away

Noted playwright, dramatist, scriptwriter and film director Bijay Mishra of Odisha passed away at the age of 83 due to age-related ailments in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He was born at Santaragadia village in Balasore district, Odisha on July 16, 1936. Mishra had written more than 60 dramas, 55 film scripts and 7 TV (Television) serials….Click here to Read More
About Odisha:
Capital– Bhubaneshwar.
Chief Minister (CM)– Naveen Patnaik.
Governor– Ganeshi Lal.

IMPORTANT DAYS

Ayushman Bharat Diwas 2020: April 30Ayushman Bharat Diwas 2020

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….Click here to Read More
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 2World Tuna Day 2020

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. In December 2016, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) officially recognized May 2 as a World Tuna Day in its resolution 71/124. After the resolution has passed, the day was first observed on May 2, 2017….Click here to Read More
About Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO):
Headquarters– Rome, Italy.
Director-General– Qu Dongyu.

International Astronomy Day 2020: May 2International Astronomy Day

i.The International Astronomy Day is celebrated twice a year (bi-annual), once in the spring (in 2020- May 2) & another in autumn(in 2020- September 26).
ii.Doug Berger, former President of the Astronomical Association of Northern California, founded this event in 1973….Click here to Read More
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 educationBihar to focus on education Rs 2

i.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.
ii.Total receipts: Total receipts (excluding borrowings) are estimated to be Rs 1,84,352 crore
iii.Highest allocation: The state government has made the highest allocation of Rs 35,191.05 crore to the education department….Click here to Read More
About Bihar:
Capital– Patna
Number of Districts– 38

AC GAZE

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. This day was designated by International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF). Johann Wilhelm Klein who created the idea of guide dog.

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S.no            Current Affairs 3 May 2020
1 Ravi Shankar Prasad attended an extraordinary virtual ‘G20 Digital Economy Ministers’ meet
2 Kashmir saffron gets GI tag
3 USD 400 million multi-year financial support to India: World Bank
4 Ramesh Babu appointed as NTPC director operations
5 CSIR Launched ‘Kisan Sabha’ App to Connect Farmers to Supply Chain and Freight Transportation Management System
6 COVID-19 impact: CGF postpones 7th season of 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games to 2023
7 Noted playwright Bijay Mishra passed away at 83
8 Ayushman Bharat Diwas 2020: April 30
9 World Tuna Day 2020: May 2
10 International Astronomy Day 2020: May 2
11 Sushil Kumar Modi presented Rs 2,11,761 cr Bihar’s budget for FY 20-21; Max. allocation towards education
12 International Guide Dog Day 2020: April 29

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