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03 May (मई) 2020
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The central government has decided to extend the period of the current lockdown from four May to two more weeks (17 May). The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an order to extend the lockdown period under the Disaster Management Act. Green zone areas are exempted. The Ministry of Home Affairs said that the decision has been taken after a comprehensive review of the condition of corona infection in the country. Also, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued new guidelines for regulating various activities in this period, which would be based on the risk of converting districts in the Red (Hotspot), Green, and Orange zones in the country. Green-zones will be districts where no corona case has been confirmed or a case has occurred in the last 21 days. The number of infected cases converted into a red zone, the rate of doubling of positive cases, testing of districts, and monitoring response will be done. Such districts, Those declared as neither red nor green would be classified as orange zones. The Red, Green, and Orange zones classified will be shared by MoHFW with States and Union Territories (UTs) weekly or earlier or as needed. Although states and union territories can include any district other than these in the Red and Orange zones, they cannot include the classification of the district listed by MoHFW in the list of red or orange zones.
Geographical indications were provided to Kadalai Mitai of Black Rice (Chak-hao), Gorakhpur Terracotta, and Kovilpatti of Manipur. An application was filed by the “Consortium of Producers of Chak-Hao” to provide GI tags to Chak-Hao. The color of this rice variety is dark black and it has more weight than other rice varieties like brown rice etc. It is black due to the “anthocyanin agent”. This rice dessert is suitable for making porridge. It is used in traditional Chinese bread, noodles, and rice cake recipes. The terracotta of Gorakhpur is centuries old. The potters of the city make shapes of animals such as elephants, horses. Each piece of art created is hard work, But it does not get much remuneration. The GI tag will help increase the potters’ income. The application was filed by the Lakshmi Terracotta Murtikala Center in Uttar Pradesh for Gorakhpur Terracotta. Kadalai Mitai is a peanut candy made in the southern parts of Tamil Nadu. This candy is prepared from peanuts and jaggery. Thamibarani river water is used exclusively for this. According to the growers of the region, the water of this particular river enhances the taste of candy. The Thamirani river originates in the Western Ghats and flows into the Gulf of Munnar. It is a perennial river of Tamil Nadu. Enhances the taste of candy. The Thamirani river originates in the Western Ghats and flows into the Gulf of Munnar. It is a perennial river of Tamil Nadu. Enhances the taste of candy. The Thamirani river originates in the Western Ghats and flows into the Gulf of Munnar. It is a perennial river of Tamil Nadu.
Ajay Tirkey, a 1987 batch Madhya Pradesh cadre officer of the Indian Administrative Service, took over as secretary of the Ministry of Women and Child Development. He succeeds in Ravindra Panwar, who retired.
The YASH program was launched by the Department of Science and Technology. The full form of YASH is Year of Awareness on Science and Health. The initiative aims to encourage public participation and increase awareness of COVID-19 in communities. By this, governments can make the right decisions and manage the associated risks. The National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) functioning under the Department of Science and Technology has launched YASH to focus on COVID-19. It is a comprehensive science and health communication initiative to promote grassroots feedback on health.
Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has approved the inclusion of five more states and union territories under one nation one ration card scheme. These states and union territories are Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. The scheme already covers twelve states which are Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Tripura. Under this scheme, about sixty crore beneficiaries from 17 states and union territories will have access to national and inter-state portability. Consumers will now be able to get their quota of foodgrains from fair price shops from anywhere in these 17 states and union territories under this scheme.
The Open Budget Survey, conducted by the International Budget Partnership (IBP), has recently been released. This budget measures the level of transparency on a scale of 0–100. New Zealand ranks first on this list with a score of 87. In this list, India has been ranked 53rd among 117 countries in terms of budget transparency and accountability. The survey provided a score of 49 out of 100 for India’s central budget process, against a global average of 45. South Africa, Mexico, and Brazil are the other top countries with scores of 87, 82, and 81 respectively.
A Project Monitoring Unit-PMU has been set up by the Ministry of Coal. The objective of setting up this project monitoring unit is to facilitate the quick operation of coal mines allotted by the central government. This unit will help the coal mines to get various clearances required from the Central / State Government authorities for operating the mines, which will give a boost to Ease of Doing business in the coal industry.
Thangjam Dhabali Singh of Manipur has been awarded the ‘Order of Rising Sun’ by the Government of Japan. This award has been given to them to promote a better understanding of Japan in India and to strengthen the relationship between the two countries. Thangjam Dhabali Singh, an allopathic doctor by profession and founder of the Manipur Tourism Forum (MTF). He organized the event on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the World War II Imphal War. The event was also attended by several Japanese citizens, including officials from the Embassy of Japan in India. The ‘Order of Rising Sun’ award is given to a person who has achieved achievements in Japan’s culture, environmental protection, and international relations. The honor was introduced by Emperor Meiji of Japan in 1875.
The US has put 10 countries, including India, on the “priority watch list” for lack of substantial improvements in its intellectual property infrastructure. The US has placed 10 countries, including India and China, on this list, alleging that the enforcement of intellectual property has been weakened or inadequate in those countries. The US also clarified that Americans have difficulty gaining uniform market access due to weak intellectual property enforcement. Other countries on the list include Argentina, Algeria, Chile, Russia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and Ukraine. Countries removed from this list included Canada, Kuwait, and Thailand.
The Cauvery Water Management Authority was earlier under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation. However, the Modi government has formed the Ministry of Water Power to deal with issues related to water, while Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation has taken the form of a department under this ministry. In the year 2018, the Central Government constituted the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) to resolve the river water sharing dispute between Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Puducherry. Apart from the members of these states, the Board also has a member nominated by the Central Government.
The “India Meteorological Department” (IMD) has released a new list of names of 169 “Tropical Cyclones” which are likely to enter the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. IMD is one of the six Regional Specialized Meteorological Centers- RSMCs established worldwide. Additionally, IMD is one of the five regional Tropical Cyclone Warning Centers (TCWCs) which are given advisory and name issuance work related to tropical cyclones. IMD Bangladesh, India, Iran, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Issues advisories in the context of upcoming tropical cyclones to 13 member countries, including the UAE and Yemen. Tropical cyclones arriving in different oceanographic regions are designated by the respective RSMCs and TCWCs. The names are assigned to tropical cyclones coming into the North Indian Ocean including the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea following a standard procedure by RSMC based in New Delhi. The need for a new list of tropical cyclones was stated during the 45th session of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) / United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) on tropical cyclones held in September 2018. The session was hosted by Oman. The WMO / ESCAP Panel on Tropical Cyclones was established in the year 1972. Its purpose is due to floods and storms caused by tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. To reduce the loss of life and property, planning and promoting its implementation have to be done. Out of a total of 169 name-list, 13–13 cyclone names for 13 member countries are included. The names of future cyclones related to India in this list are Gati, Tej, Murasu, Agni, Vyom, Jhar, Probaho, Neer, Prabhanjan, Ghurani, Ambud, Jaladhi, and Vega.
Chhattisgarh ranks first in the list of states in terms of employment under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 epidemic. A total of 18.52 lakh laborers are employed in Chhattisgarh as part of the state’s effort to revive the rural economy and secure the livelihood of the people. According to the data of the Ministry of Rural Development, Chhattisgarh accounts for about 24% of the jobs given under MNREGA across the country. As per the data, despite the lockdown, a total of 18,51,536 workers worked in 9,883-gram panchayats of Chhattisgarh under MGNREGA during the day.
India recorded a growth of 7.3 GW in solar power generation capacity in 2019 and laid a robust pipeline of 23.7 GW under-construction projects. Mercom Communications India, a subsidiary of global clean energy communications and consulting firm Mercom Capital Group, released its report ‘India Solar Market Leaderboard 2020’ on Wednesday. The report includes market share and shipment ranking in the Indian solar supply chain in 2019. During the calendar year (CY) 2019, India set up 7.3 GW of solar power across the country, which is the largest in China and the US. Strengthens its position as the third-largest solar market after the.
To promote skill development in Jammu and Kashmir, the government will establish two Centers for Invention, Innovation, Incubation, and Training (CIIIT). A mutual agreement (MoU) has been signed with Tata Technologies for this. Setting up these two centers will cost around Rs 360 crore, with Tata Technologies spending about Rs 300 crore. One Central Government Polytechnic College Jammu and the other Polytechnic College will be opened in Baramulla. These centers will also provide workshop facilities to nearby colleges and small and medium industries. The establishment of these two centers in Jammu and Kashmir will help improve the academic and training curriculum in technical education.
The G20 Digital Economy Ministers’ meeting was called. A ministerial statement was issued by the G20 Digital Economy Task Force at this meeting. India was represented by Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Nagaland has launched a plan to levy COVID-19 cess for diesel, petrol, and motor spirits. Significantly, due to the nationwide lockdown, economic activities have reduced considerably, due to which the states are facing a revenue shortage. That is why the states are putting a favor on petrol and diesel. This decision has been taken under the powers conferred under Nagaland (sale of petroleum and petroleum products including motor spirits, lubricants) Taxation Act, 1967 (as amended). Meghalaya has imposed a sales tax surcharge at 2% on motor spirits including petrol and diesel.
Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar said that about one thousand mandis will be connected to “e-Nam” platform by May 2020 for the marketing of agricultural produce. Shri Tomar was speaking at a function held at Krishi Bhavan in New Delhi, where 200 new mandis from 7 states were linked to the National Agricultural Market (e-Naam). The National Agricultural Market (e-NAM) was envisaged to ease the process of marketing of agricultural commodities to farmers and was launched in 21 mandis on 14 April 2016. E-Rashtriya Krishi Bazar is a pan-India e-trade platform whose main objective is to create a unified national market to provide a better value of agricultural products to farmers while ensuring greater transparency and competitiveness.
Ministry of Railways has decided to run labor special trains for workers, pilgrims, tourists, students, and others stranded at different places due to lockdown. These trains will stop at the destination only as per the request of the two-state governments. Nodal officers will be appointed for the smooth running of these trains. Those wishing to travel will be brought to the station by transition-free buses and checked at the departure point. Wearing a mask will be mandatory for travel. The government sending these passengers will provide food and water. Arrangements will be made to check and quarantine these passengers at the destination station as well.
The first labor special train with one thousand 225 migrant laborers from Telangana left for Jharkhand. Most of the laborers engaged in construction are from IIT Hyderabad in Kandi in the Sangareddy district. This special train has 12 sleepers and four general coaches.
Former Axis Bank CEO Shikha Sharma has been appointed as an advisor to Google Pay India. Google Pay is a major app for Unified Payments Interface (UPI). Sharma’s appointment goes to find a route for Google Pay India’s card-based offers, which could be launched soon. Sharma resigned from ICICI Bank in 2008 to join Axis Bank. He operated Axis Bank till 2018 and was successful in turning it into a major banking unit of the country. Apart from this, Sharma is also active on the board of IT major Tech Mahindra as an independent director.
The Government of Himachal Pradesh started providing the Ayurvedic medicine Madhuishtiyadi Kashyya i.e. decoction prepared by the State Ayurveda Department to increase the immunity of people in the wake of Corona epidemic. Inaugurating this ayurvedic decoction in Shimla, Chief Minister Jairam Thakur said that this drug will help increase immunity and will be provided free of cost to corona warriors like doctors, paramedical staff, police, senior citizens and all the corona-free people. He said that it was recently announced in the budget that this Ayurvedic medicine will be made available to all senior citizens of the state for free.
Karnataka Vikas Gramin Bank (KVGB) has launched a loan scheme called ‘Vikas Abhay’ to provide relief to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) borrowers. The scheme has been launched for those borrowers from Dharwad in Karnataka whose business activities have been disrupted due to the COVID-19 epidemic. This loan facility will be available to existing MSME customers who are regular on till 29 February, with a maximum loan of up to Rs 1 lakh, which will not be taken as security and the borrowers will have to repay for 36 months. It is an additional credit facility for existing eligible MSME borrowers, which will help them emerge from the current crisis and ensure continuity of viable activity.
Manulife, the Singapore branch of Manulife Investment Management (Singapore) Pte Ltd, has acquired a 49% stake in Mahindra Asset Management Company (AMC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services’ (Mahindra Finance).
Given the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, the “Jan Aushadhi Sugam” mobile app is helping citizens locate their nearest ‘Prime Minister’s Bharatiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra (PMBJAK) and availability of affordable generic medicine. Over 325000 people are using Jan Aushadhi Sugam Mobile App to get the benefits provided by it. This mobile application (Jan Aushadhi Sugam) for ‘Pradhanmantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Project’ (PradhanMantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana- PMBJP) to use digital technology to make the lives of consumers easier, ‘Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India – BPPI). Which comes under the Department of Pharmaceuticals under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India.
The pharmaceutical company Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has been allowed to test favipiravir tablets on corona virus-infected patients. The drug company has received a clinical trial approval from the Drug Controller General of India for the treatment of Favipiravir antivirus tablets for the treatment of Kovid-19 patients. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals is the first company in the country to receive such approval.
India’s star tennis player Sania Mirza has been nominated from the Asia-Oceania Zone for the Fed Cup Heart Award. She is the first woman player in India to achieve this feat. Sania returned to court in January, two years after becoming a mother. He won the doubles title of the Hobart International Tennis Tournament. Sania’s partner in this was Nadia Kitchennock of Ukraine. Former doubles No.1 Sania joined the Fed Cup team for the first time since 2016. He teamed up with Ankita Raina and led India to the Fed Cup playoffs.
The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has launched a new campaign called “#WeWillWin”. FIFA has released a special video message under this campaign in honor of the health workers and other professionals who are engaged in keeping the society smooth during the COVID-19 epidemic. The video also features former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia, who has been selected as an embedder out of 50 old and current star football players.
International Labor Day is also known as May Day. It is celebrated on 1 May to promote and encourage international labor unions around the world. International Labor Day was first celebrated globally on 4 May 1886. In 1886, workers in Chicago (USA) were on a general strike for an eight-hour workday and the police were working to disperse the general public. Suddenly, an unknown person threw a bomb at the crowd. Seeing this, the police started firing on the workers. Some of the protesters died from firing. After this incident, the workers were forbidden to work more than 8 hours. On this day, remembering the sacrifices of the martyred laborers in Chicago, a floral tribute is paid. The martyrs in America had given their right to duty for 8 hours by their struggle.
Kulmeet Makkar, CEO of ‘Film and Television Producers Guild of India’, died of a heart attack. He was 60 years old and was stranded in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh due to the lockdown. Kulmeet Makkar, originally from Chandigarh, was now living in Palampur.
Freedom fighter and Padmashri-awarded Gandhian thinker Hema Bharali died at the age of 101. She was very popular as an independence activist, social worker, and Sarvodaya leader. He was born on 19 February 1919 in Assam. Hema Bharali contributed to the relief work during the earthquake in North Lakhimpur in 1950 and also helped the people on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border in the 1962 Chinese invasion. She joined the Bhoodan movement launched by Vinoba Bhave in 1951, in which she emerged as a prominent leader. He was conferred with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-largest civilian award, in 2005 by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. In 2006, the National Foundation for Communal Harmony under the Ministry of Home Affairs was awarded the National Communal Harmony Award and the Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Memorial Award for National Integration by the Government of Assam.
Former India football captain Chunni Goswami passed away. He was the captain of the Indian football team that won the gold medal at the 1962 Asian Games. Under his captaincy, India finished runners-up in the 1964 Asian Cup. Chunni Goswami started her international career in 1957, after which emerged as the biggest stars of the national team. He retired from international football in 1964 at the age of 27. He played for Mohun Bagan in club football. Apart from this, he was also a good cricketer, who was made the captain of the Bengal Ranji Trophy team in the 1971–72 season.
Renowned historian and chronicle writer Ronald Vivian Smith has passed away at the age of 83. RV Smith was born in 1938 in Agra and is from the family of Colonel Salvador Smith (1783–1871) of the Gwalior Army. RV Smith received a master’s degree in English literature. He started his professional career with writing in newspapers in the year 1956. Thereafter, he also worked for the news agency Press Trust of India (PTI) and The Statesman newspaper in Delhi. In 1996, he retired from the post of news editor. His major books are ‘Delhi: Unknown Tales of a City,’ ‘The Delhi That No One Knows,’ etc. Apart from this, he has also written a book on the Taj Mahal.
The Election Commission has announced to hold elections on May 21 for the nine seats of the Legislative Council in the state, easing the way for Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. These elections were earlier to be held on April 3 but were postponed due to the lockdown. Uddhav Thackeray was sworn in as the Chief Minister on November 28. He is not a member of any House yet. His six-month period is going to be completed on May 27. They are yet to become members of one House due to constitutional obligation. If he does not, he will have to step down.
Germany classified an organization called Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. According to German police, more than 1,000 people in Germany belong to the Hezbollah extremist wing. Hezbollah is a Shia Islamist political party based in Lebanon. The organization was founded by an Iranian effort in the 1980s to unify Lebanese Shia groups. In the Iran-Israeli confrontation, Hezbollah acts as a proxy for Iran. In 1982, Israel invaded Lebanon and captured a strip of South Lebanon. At that time Hezbollah was founded by Muslim clerics in the area.
Professor Thalappil Pradeep of IIT Madras has been selected for the Nikkei Asia Prize 2020. Professor Thalappil Pradeep will be given the Nikki Asia Award 2020 in the category of ‘Science and Technology’. He will be honored with this award for his outstanding work in water purification based on nano-technology. Other awardees are:
Science and Technology: Professor Thalappil Pradeep (India)
Culture and Community: Ram Prasad Kadel (Nepal)
Economic and Business Innovation: Anthony Tan (Malaysia) and Tan Hoi Ling (Malaysia)
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