Daily News

Image

Danseuse Leela Samson to head JCB Prize for Literature 2020 jury

Noted Bharatanatyam dancer, former chairperson of Sangeet Natak Akademi and author Leela Samson will head the five-member jury for the ₹25 lakh JCB Prize for Literature 2020.The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on November 7.

Did you Know

Mita Kapur, Literary Director, The JCB Prize.

Image

PNB Housing Finance signs MoU with IIT Delhi

PNB Housing Finance has signed a MoU with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. The initiative will support critical R&D of a unique prototype material to be used in manufacturing sustainable (washable and reusable) PPE surgical gowns and masks.

Did you Know

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).

Image

Ajinkya Rahane appointed ELSA Corp India brand ambassador

Indian Test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has been named as the brand ambassador of ELSA Corp India, a global Edu-tech company.was appointed as ELSA Corp’s brand ambassador for India, Middle East, ANZ and SAARC.

Did you Know

Manit Parikh, Country Head - India, ELSA.

Image

SBI to extend moratorium to NBFCs and microlenders

State Bank of India has decided to allow non-banking finance companies to avail of the three month repayment moratorium permitted by Reserve Bank of India.The moratorium will be given on a case to case basis depending on the cash position of these NBFCs.

Did you Know

SBI chairman: Rajnish Kumar.

Image

CSIR-IGIB and TATA Sons sign MoU for licensing ‘KNOWHOW’ for rapid diagnosis of Covid-19

An MoU was signed between CSIR's constituent lab, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) and TATA Sons for licensing of ‘KNOWHOW’ for FNCAS9 Editor Linked Uniform Detection Assay (FELUDA) for rapid diagnosis of Covid19.

Did you Know

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Image

Wipro signs MoU with Maharashtra govt to change Pune campus in 450-bed COVID-19 hospital

To help Maharashtra citizens tackle Covid-19 cases, IT-giant Wipro has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state's government. Wipro has decided to change its IT campuses in Hinjewadi, Pune, to a 450-bed intermediary care COVID-19 hospital.

Did you Know

Wipro is set to complete this task within four weeks time.

Image

DEA Secretary Tarun Bajaj nominated to RBI Central Board

Government has nominated Tarun Bajaj, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, as a Director on the Central Board of Reserve Bank of India.He replaces Atanu Chakraborty to the position in the RBI.

Did you Know

Bajaj took over as the DEA secretary on May 1.

Image

Govt starts Aarogya Setu IVRS services to cater to people having feature phone or landline

Union Government has started Aarogya Setu IVRS services to cater to people having feature phone or landline. This service is available across the country. Based on the responses given, citizens will also get an SMS indicating their health status.

Did you Know

The service is implemented in 11 regional languages.

Image

Govt extends time limit for annual GST returns for financial year 2018-19 till 30 September

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has extended the time limit for furnishing of the annual return and Goods and Services Tax (GST) audit for the financial year 2018-2019, till 30 September, 2020.

Did you Know

CBIC Chairperson: M. Ajit Kumar.

Image

Karnataka announces Rs 1,610 cr package for farmers, construction workers, weavers, auto & taxi drivers

Karnataka state government announced a 1610 crore rupees package for farmers, construction workers, weavers, auto and taxi drivers. He also announced a new Naikar Samaan Yojana that will provide 2000 rupees financial assistance to the weavers.

Did you Know

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa.

Image

HSBC executive Stuart Levey to run Facebook-backed Libra cryptocurrency

The Facebook-backed Libra cryptocurrency project has appointed a former US finance foreign policy chief as its first chief executive as it seeks to win the favour of global regulators. Stuart Levey is currently chief legal officer at HSBC.

Did you Know

Fcaebook Headquarters: Menlo Park, California, United States.

Image

Mustafa al-Kadhimi sworn in as prime minister of Iraq

Iraq's prime minister-designate Mustafa al-Kadhimi was sworn in as the country's new prime minister after weeks of political negotiations.Al-Kadhimi, 53, has headed the Iraqi Intelligence Service since June 2016.

Did you Know

Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq , Capital-Baghdad.

Image

UP government launches migrant portal and app jansunwai.up.nic.in

Uttar Pradesh Jansunwai launched portal jansunwai.up.nic.in. The purpose is to coordinate smoothly the movement of migrant workers who wish to return to their native places, and are stranded due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

Did you Know

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath .

Image

Bharat Dynamics signs an MoU with IIT Kanpur to manufacture ventilators for COVID-19 patient Car

Bharat Dynamics (BDL), a Defence Public Sector Undertaking, has come forward for the large scale manufacturing of the ventilators developed by Nocca Robotics, an incubated start-up of IIT Kanpur. It will be widely available as a ‘Make in India’ product.

Did you Know

Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT Kanpur.

Image

Putin awards commemorative World War II medal to Kim Jong Un

Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded Kim Jong Un a commemorative war medal marking the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, the Russian embassy in Pyongyang. Country’s Foreign Minister Ri Son-gwon received it.

Did you Know

Russia’s ambassador in North Korea, Alexander Matsegora.

Image

Uttar Pradesh government launches ‘Ayush Kavach’ app

An application by the name of ‘Ayush Kavach’ was launched in UP CM Yogi Adityanath. The app is designed to tell users how commonly available kitchen ingredients such as tulsi & cinnamon can be used to enhance the body’s immunity to fight against COVID-19.

Did you Know

Uttar Pradesh Governoor- Anandiben Patel.

Image

Covid-19: Global leaders pledge $8 billion for coronavirus research & vaccine

Several world leaders and organisations pledged $8 billion (over Rs 60,000 crore) to manufacture a vaccine to combat Covid-19- the diseases caused by the novel coronavirus- during the Coronavirus Global Response International Pledging Conference.

Did you Know

The European Union initiated the Conference.

Image

UNICEF released ‘Lost at Home’ report

At the end of 2019, an estimated 46 million people were internally displaced by conflict and violence as per the UNICEF’s ‘Lost at Home’ report. It presents the scale & scope of the internal displacement of children & their families around the world.

Did you Know

More than 4 in 10, or 19 million, were to be children.

Image

‘Nigah’ Scheme to be launched by Himachal Pradesh Government

State government has decided to launch a new programme ‘Nigah’, in order to educate the family members of the people coming to the state from various parts of India. Under this a team of ASHA, health & Anganwadi workers will sensitize the family members.

Did you Know

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister- Jairam Thakur.

Image

Jharkhand govt launches 3 schemes to spike man-days for MGNREGA to help returnee migrant workers

With thousands of migrant workers returning to the state amid coronavirus outbreak, the Jharkhand government has launched 3 schemes to generate 25 Cr man-days for MGNREGA to enable the workers earn wages & to provide steady income to the poor households.

Did you Know

Jharkhand Chief Minister- Hemant Soren.

Image

NITI Aayog starts campaign to ‘protect’ senior citizens during COVID-19

NITI Aayog in association with Piramal Foundation- the philanthropic arm of the Piramal Group- launched a campaign ‘Surakshit Dada-Dadi & Nana-Nani Abhiyan’ focussed on ensuring well-being of senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Did you Know

The campaign targets to reach in 25 Aspirational Districts.

Image

World Athletics Day is celebrated on 7 May

The first World Athletics Day was celebrated in 1996. Primo Nebiolo, the then-president of the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF), started the celebration. It is celebrated every year in May. IAAF decides the date every year.

Did you Know

IAAF was founded in 1912 at Stockholm.

Image

Vesak day is observed on 7 May

Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon in the month of May, is the most sacred day to millions of Buddhists around the world. It was on the Day of Vesak, in the year 623 B.C., that the Buddha was born, attained enlightenment & in his eightieth year passed away.

Did you Know

UN adopted resolution regarding the day on 1999.

Image

IIT Bombay professor wins Young Career Award by the government for his work in nano science

Professor Saurabh Lodha from IIT Bombay has received the Young Career Award in Nano Science and Technology conferred by the DST for his contributions in the development of logic transistor technologies beyond silicon and nanoelectronics devices.

Did you Know

Union Minister for Science & Technology- Harsh Vardhan.

Image

Kalpataru completes sale of 100 pc stake in Kalpataru Satpura Transco to CLP India

Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited has successfully completed sale of its entire stake in Kalpataru Satpura Transco Private Limited (KSTPL) to CLP India Private Limited. CLP India is owned by CLP Group and Caisse de dpt et placement du Qubec (CDPQ).

Did you Know

CDPQ is one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers.

Image

IRDAI sets up panel to draft standard professional indemnity policy for insurance intermediaries

IRDAI has set up a panel to frame standard professional indemnity policy for insurance intermediaries. This offers protection to professionals against potential claims for injury/ loss resulting from their advice action for failure to fulfil their duties.

Did you Know

IRDAI Headquarters- Hyderabad, Telangana.