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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Five more States/UTs integrated with ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ platform, taking the total to 17Five more states have joined the One Nation One Ration Card

i.The newly approved states/UTs under this plan are Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.
ii.Already this plan has been initiated in 12 states viz. Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana and Tripura.
About one nation, one ration card:
The scheme announced in June 2019 allows portability of food security benefits across the country from 1st July, 2020. This means poor migrant workers or the beneficiaries who are taking food grains under the Public Distribution System (PDS) will be able to buy subsidized rice and wheat from any ration shop in the country. Simply, it is inter-state portability of ration cards….Click here to Read More

Maharashtra the first state government to announces free and cashless insurance to the peoplefree and cashless insurance premium

On 1st May 2020, After the events of Maharashtra Day The Health Minister of Maharashtra Rajesh Tope announced that Maharashtra will be the first state to provide free and cashless insurance protection to the people and the covered under the state governments health scheme and for the treatment of COVID-19 patients at the private hospitals in Pune and Mumbai the government has signed a MoU with the General Insurance Public Sector Association (GIPSA)….Click here to Read More
About MJPJAY:
Implemented under the name of Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana (RGJAY) on 1st April 2017 throughout Maharashtra in a phase manner for 4 years period. On 13th April 2017 the name of the scheme is changed to  Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MJPJAY).
CEO– Dr. Sudhakar Shinde
Deputy CEO– Jyotsna Padiyar

200 new mandis added to the e-NAM platform from 7 States: Narendra Singh Tomar 200 new mandis Integrated with eNAM

i.The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar has added 200 new mandis to the e-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) platform from 7 States.
ii.For the 1st time in India 2 different e-trading platforms e-NAM & Unified Market Platform(UMP)….Click here to Read More
Constituency of Ministers:
Narendra Singh Tomar-Morena, Madhya Pradesh
Parshottam Rupala- Gujarat
Kailash Choudhary- Baytoo, Barmer, Rajasthan

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

IIT-Madras Professor & Padma Shri awardee Thalappil Pradeep named for 25th Nikkei Asia Prizes 2020 in S&TProfessor T Pradeep Nikkei Asia Prizes 2020

i.The prize includes a cash component of 3 Million Yen and an award certificate and is scheduled to be awarded in Tokyo, Japan later 2020.
ii.It should be noted that Nikkei Asia Prizes are awarded in three categories. The winners of 2020 of each category are as follows:…Click here to Read More

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS         

Professor Shobhana Narasimhan of JNCASR elected as International Member to American Academy of Arts and ScienceProfessor Shobhana Narasimhan elected as International Honorary Member

On 1st  May 2020, Professor Shobhana Narasimha head of the Computational Nanoscience group from the Theoretical Science Unit(TSU), Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research(JNCASR), an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India has been elected as an International Honorary Member to the American Academy of Arts and Science….Click here to Read More
About American Academy of Arts and Science:
Chair of the Board– Nancy C.Andrews(Duke University School of Medicine)
President– David W. Oxtoby (American Academy of Arts and Sciences)
Vice Chair of the Board– Diane P.Wood(U.S. Court of Appeals)
Location– Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.
Founded in– 1780

  SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Traders’ body CAIT to launch national e-commerce marketplace ‘bharatmarket’ for retail tradersCAIT to launch e-commerce marketplace bharatmarket

Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in association with several technology partners, will soon launch a national e-commerce marketplacebharatmarket’ (www.bharatemarket.in) for all retail traders in India, who have served Indian consumers for years.
i.CAIT has pledged to connect 95% of India’s retail business in this marketplace with the initial collaboration of Ministry of Commerce and Industry to implement the Prime Minister’s vision of Digital India….Click here to Read More
About Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT):
Location
– New Delhi
Secretary General– Praveen Khandelwal

ENVIRONMENT

US Scientists discover 1st known aquatic Dinosaur ‘Spinosaurus aegyptiacus’Scientists discover 1st known swimming dinosaur

According to the study published in the journal Nature, a team of US(United States) scientists have discovered a carnivorous (meat eating) swimming dinosaur named “Spinosaurus aegyptiacus” at the Kem Kem region of the Moroccan Sahara in North Africa.
i.The 50-feet (15 meters) long Spinosaurus said to be lived about 95 million years ago (Cretaceous period) &was even longer than an adult Tyrannosaurus rex….Click here to Read More

SPORTS

BWF postpones World Championship 2020 to November 2021 World Championships 2021 Postponed

On 1st May 2020, The Badminton World Federation(BWF) postponed Badminton World Championship 2020 to the November 29 to December 5, 2021 which is traditionally held in August and other Qualifiers for the Olympics are rescheduled. The tournament will take place at the Caroline Marin Stadium, Huelva, Spain….Click here to Read More
About FESBA:
President– David Cabello Manrique
General Secretary– Dolores Moreno Cope
Sports Director– David Serrano Vilchez
Headquarters– Madrid, Spain
About BWF:
President– Poul-Erik Hoyer
Founded– 1934
Headquarters– Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Former world snooker champion Peter Ebdon retires from sportWorld Snooker Champion Peter Ebdon new

United Kingdom’s(English/England) former world snooker champion Peter David Ebdon (49) announced his retirement from a 29 years career in the sport to avoid having to undergo spinal surgery….Click here to Read More
About WPBSA:
Formed– 1968
Headquarters– Bristol, England
Chairman– Jason Ferguson(one of Playing director)

BOOKS & AUTHORS

Union Culture Minister released e-book “Prof. B. B. Lal -India Rediscovered” to mark the centenary year of Prof B. B. LalUnion Culture Minister launched an e-book

On May 2, 2020, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Union Culture Minister, released an e-book “Prof. B. B. Lal- India Rediscovered” in New Delhi, on the occasion of centenary year (100th birthday) of the great archaeologist Professor Braj Basi Lal. Shri Anand Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Culture was also present on this occasion….Click here to Read More
About Archaeological Survey of India (ASI):
Headquarters– New Delhi.
Director General– Usha Sharma.

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1 Five more States/UTs integrated with ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ platform, taking the total to 17
2 Maharashtra the first state government to announces free and cashless insurance to the people
3 200 new mandis added to the e-NAM platform from 7 States: Narendra Singh Tomar
4 IIT-Madras Professor & Padma Shri awardee Thalappil Pradeep named for 25th Nikkei Asia Prizes 2020 in S&T
5 Professor Shobana Narasimhan of JNCASR elected as International Member to American Academy of Arts and Science
6 Traders’ body CAIT to launch national e-commerce marketplace ‘bharatmarket’ for retail traders
7 US Scientists discover 1st known aquatic Dinosaur ‘Spinosaurus aegyptiacus’
8 BWF postpones World Championship 2020 to November 2021
9 Former world snooker champion Peter Ebdon retires from sport
10 Union Culture Minister released e-book “Prof. B. B. Lal -India Rediscovered” to mark the centenary year of Prof B. B. Lal

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