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PM Modi to participate in NAM Summit through Video Conferencing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the Virtual Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit through Video Conferencing. The summit will discuss and decide on the enhanced coordination of the member states in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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NAM- 120 developing countries from Asia, Africa & Latin America.

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Maharashtra becomes first state in India to provide free & cashless insurance cover to its people

Maharashtra announced that all citizens will be covered under the state government's health scheme, and it will be the first state to provide free and cashless insurance protection to its people. 85% of the state's population was covered under MJPJAY.

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MJPJAY- Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana.

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Ministry of Shipping launches new website-shipmin.gov.in

Ministry of Shipping has revamped its website shipmin.gov.in. The new website is based on open source technology and is deployed on NIC cloud Meghraj. The website is designed as per GIGW issued by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances.

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Mansukh L. Mandaviya- Minister of Shipping.

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NASA partners with private companies for Moon-to-Mars campaign

NASA selected space firms SpaceX, Blue Origin and Dynetics to build lunar landing systems that can carry astronauts to the moon by 2024, the White House's accelerated deadline under the space agency's moon-to-Mars campaign.

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Three companies will share US$967 million from NASA.

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India qualifies to become permanent member of UNSC, says Syed Akbaruddin

India is qualified to become a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, said country’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin, according to reports. T S Trimurti is to succeed Syed Akbaruddin in this post.

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Five permanent members- US, France, UK, Russia and China.

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USAID to provide 3 million USD for India’s PAHAL project

The US will provide an additional USD 3 million to India, through its aid agency USAID, for mitigating the spread of Covid-19. USAID is providing these funds to the Partnerships for Affordable Healthcare Access and Longevity (PAHAL) project.

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It has provided $5.9 million to India for addressing pandemic.

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Five more States, UTs integrates with National Cluster under ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ plan

Ram Vilas Paswan approved the integration of five more States and UTs with the National Cluster under the One Nation, One Ration Card plan. These States and UTs are Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.

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Consumer Affairs Minister- Ram Vilas Paswan.

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Green nod to Rs 922 crore new Parliament complex

Green nod has been given to construction of the new Parliament building at a cost of Rs 922 Cr. Environment ministry’s Expert Appraisal committee cleared the controversial project in its April 22-24 meeting. Existing Building was constructed 93 years ago.

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The Parliament House was designed by Lutyens and Baker.

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Kashmir Saffron receives GI Tag

The Saffron cultivated in the Kashmir valley-known as a spice, cosmetics and health rejuvenator- has received Geographical Indication Tag. Gorakhpur Teracotta, Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai and Black rice of Manipur also received GI tag recently.

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It is the only saffron in the world that is grown at 1,600 m.

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India is placed 3rd among countries in scientific publication: NSTMIS Survey

The National Science and Technology Management Information (NSTMIS) survey on Research and Development Statistics and Indicators 2019- says that India ranks 3rd globally in the scientific publication. USA and China occupied the first two ranks.

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India’s gross expenditure in R&D tripled between 2008 & 2018.

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NMCG & NIUA organized IDEAthon on ‘The Future of River Management’

The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) under the Ministry of Jal Shakti and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) organized an IDEAthon on ‘The future of River Management’ to explore how the COVID-19 crisis can shape River Management strategies f

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NMCG is a registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

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IIG develops new simulation code to study electric field structure in Earths Magnetosphere

Scientists at the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism have developed a generalized one-dimensional fluid simulation code capable of studying a wide spectrum of coherent electric field structures in near-earth plasma environment or earth’s magnetosphere.

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The study can be useful in planning of future space missions.

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

According to the study published in the journal Nature, a team of United States scientists have discovered a carnivorous swimming dinosaur named ‘Spinosaurus aegyptiacus’ at the Kem Kem region of the Moroccan Sahara in North Africa.

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Spinosaurus is said to be lived about 95 million years ago.

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Over 99% of CKP Co-Op Bank's depositors to get full repayment: RBI

RBI said that over 99% of CKP Co-Op Bank's 1.32 lakh depositors will get full money through DICGC. On liquidation, every depositor is entitled to repayment of his deposits up to a monetary ceiling of Rs 5 lakh from DICGC as per usual terms & conditions.

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RBI had restricted CKP’s activities since 2014.

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Union Culture Minister released e-book ‘Prof. B. B. Lal -India Rediscovered’ to mark the centenary year of Prof B. B. Lal

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.

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It was released for his involvement to the field of archaeology.

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Former world snooker champion Peter Ebdon retires from sport

Former World Snooker champion Peter Ebdon has retired from the sport to avoid having to endure daunting spinal surgery. Peter Ebdon won the 2002 world title, beating Stephen Hendry in an 18-17 final thriller. He was also a two-time runner-up.

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He was the recipient of WPBSA’s Newcomer of the Year award.

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Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi passed away due to COVID-19 disease

Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi, former Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh HC, died after suffering cardiac arrest at AIIMS in Delhi. He had also served as an Additional Advocate General in Bihar. Later, he was elevated as Additional Judge of the Patna High Court.

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He was appointed as the Judicial Member of the Lokpal on 2019.

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Ramesh Babu appointed as NTPC director operations

NTPC has appointed Ramesh Babu V as Director Operations. He joined NTPC as Executive Trainee in 1987 and has more than 32 years’ experience in managing large Power Stations in the areas of operations & maintenance, renovation & modernisation of old units.

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National Thermal Power Corporation Headquarters- New Delhi.

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COVID-19 impact: CGF postpones 7th season of 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games to 2023

The 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games is postponed to 2023 because of clash of dates with Tokyo Olympics, which has been pushed back by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tokyo Olympics were originally scheduled to be held from 2020 July 23 to August 8.

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CGF President- Dame Louise Martin.

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ACC Okays Appointment of PK Das as CMD, IREDA

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has provided its consent for the appointment of Pradip Kumar Das as new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA).

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IREDA is a Mini Ratna (Category-I) Government Enterprise.

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May 4: International Firefighters Day

International Firefighters' Day is observed each year on 4th May. IFFD is a time where the world’s community can recognise and honour the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure that their communities and environment are as safe as possible.

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The symbol of IFFD consists of red and blue coloured ribbon.

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Coal Miners Day: May 4

Every year May 4 is celebrated as Coal Miners Day. This day show appreciation for the sacrifices, honour the accomplishments and remember the tragedies that these hardworking individuals experience. Coal mining is one of the toughest professions.

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It also highlights the situation of people working in mines.