Current Affairs 2nd May 2020
We are here for you to provide the important Recent and Latest Current Affairs 2nd May 2020, which have unique updates of Latest Current Affairs 2020 events from all newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, PIB, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express, Business Standard and all Government official websites.
US Navy to host world’s largest maritime exercises in Hawaii again this year
- The United States Navywill host the world’s largest maritime exercises in Hawaii again this year, but the drills will only be held at sea because of the Coronavirus.
- The Navy has held the Rim of the Pacific exercises in Hawaii every two years since the early 1970s.
- The drills will also be held over two weeks, from 17th to 31st August, instead of the usual five weeks of events from late June to early August.
Manipur black rice, Gorakhpur terracotta & Kovilpatti kadalai mittai, Kashmir saffron gets GI tag
- Chak-Hao- the Consortium of Producers of Chak-Hao (Black Rice), Manipur and was facilitated by the Department of Agriculture, Government of Manipur and the North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC).
- Gorakhpur terracotta- Laxmi Terracotta Murtikala Kendra in Uttar Pradesh.
- Kovilpatti kadalai mittai- the Kovilpatti Regional Kadalaimittai Manufacturers filed on July 3, 2014, the same was published in GI journal on November 29, 2019 inviting for objections if any.
CSIR launched Kisan Sabha App
- CSIR has launched ‘Kisan Sabha App’ to connect farmers to supply chain and freight transportation Management systems.
- It aims to provide economical and timely logistics support to the farmers.
- It will also help in providing the best market rates of crops by comparing the nearest mandis, booking of freight vehicles at the cheapest cost thereby giving maximum benefit to the farmers.
- The App is developed by CSIR-Central Road Research Institute (CSIR-CRRI).
NBWL permits coal mining in part of Assam’s Dehing Patkai Elephant reserve
National Board for Wild Life (NBWL),the apex body to review all wildlife-related matters, has permitted the use of 98.59 hectares of land at Saleki, a part of the Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve in Assam for opencast coal mining project done by North-Easter Coal Field (NECF), a unit of Coal India Limited. While, the rest of the area may be used for underground coal mining.
- Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve that includes the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary (also known as Jeypore Rainforest) consists of an 111.19 sq km area of rain forests and several reserve forests in Sivasagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts.
Ministry of Home Affairs reconstitutes empowered groups
- The 11 empowered groups of officers created by the govt. to implement Covid-19 containment measuresin the country have been reconstituted.
- The reconstitution of the groups, first created on March 29 under the Disaster Management Act,was necessitated as some members either retired, appointed, or were transferred from posting.
- Empowered groups under the Disaster Management Act, 2005,reconstituted for planning and ensuring the implementation of Covid-19 activities.
Sania Mirza, first Indian to be nominated for Fed Cup Heart Award
Sania Mirza became the first Indian to be nominated for the Fed Cup Heart Award from the Asia/Oceania Zone along with Priska Madelyn Nugroho of Indonesia, Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit and Luxembourg’s Eleonora Molinaro from Europe/Africa, Fernanda Contreras Gomes of Mexico and Paraguay’s Veronica Cepede Royg from Americas.The voting for the award opens from 1st May until 8th May.
President– David Haggerty
COO– Kelly Fairweather
Headquarters– London, United Kingdom
CCI Approved BP Global’s proposed 49% acquisition of Reliance BP Mobility Limited
The Competition Commission of India(CCI) approved the acquisition of 49% of the fully diluted paid-up equity share capital and voting rights in and of Reliance BP Mobility Limited(RBPML) by BP Global Investments Limited(BP Global) under Section 31(1) of the Competition Act, 2002.
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Chairman– Ashok Kumar Gupta
Indian Origin girl Vaneeza names ‘NASA’ 1st Mars helicopter as ‘Ingenuity’
A 17-year old Indian-origin girl Vaneeza Rupani has named the 1st helicopter to be built for Mars as ‘Ingenuity’ (in Hindi it means the inventive character of a person). She received this credit when she submitted her essay in NASA’s (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) ‘Name the Rover’ competition. Before this new name, It was just named as “Mars Helicopter”.
About NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration):
Headquarters– Washington, D.C., United States
Administrator– Jim Bridenstine
CSIR-CSIO transfers its Electrostatic Disinfection Technology for commercialization
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – CSIR’s Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) transferred the Electrostatic Disinfection Technology, an innovative and effective disinfection and sanitization technology developed by CSIR-CSIO to fight coronavirus pandemic to Rite Water Solutions Private Limited a Nagpur based company for commercialization and large scale production.
Vice President– Dr.Harsh Vardhan
Director General– Dr.Shekhar C. Mande
CCI approves the acquisition of less than 5% shareholding in Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd by Canary Investments and Link Investment Trust II
- The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approves the acquisition of less than 5% shareholding in Intas Pharmaceuticals Limited by Canary Investments Limited and Link Investment Trust II, under Section 31(1) of the Competition Act, 2002.
- In this regard, less than 5% shareholding of Intas Pharmaceuticals Limited (Intas) will be acquired by Canary Investments Limited (Canary) and Link Investment Trust II (Link II).
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