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Current Affairs 2 May 2020

Current Affairs 2 May 2020

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Current Affairs 2 May 2020 includes all newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, Business Standard, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express, and all Government official websites.

Current Affairs 2 May 2020
1. Indian Oil names Shrikant Vaidya as new Chairman
  • Currently, he is the director of refineries in the company & will succeed Sanjiv Singh.
  • He is a Chemical Engineer.
  • IOC is headquartered in New Delhi.
Current Affairs 2 May 2020
2. India appoints new Ambassadors to Qatar & Bahrain
  • Deepak Mittal has been appointed India’s next Ambassador to Qatar.
  • Piyush Srivastava goes to Bahrain in the same capacity, as per an official release of Ministry of External Affairs.
  • The new appointees are of the 1998 batch of Indian Foreign Service.
  • Qatar Capital : Doha.
  • Bahrain Capital : Manama.
Current Affairs 2 May 2020
3. India installs 7.3 GW of solar power in CY 2019 & secures world’s 3rd largest solar market: Mercom
  • Mercom India Research has released the data.
  • Cumulative solar installations of India is 35.7 GW.
Current Affairs 2 May 2020
4. India ranks 53rd in budget transparency, accountability in IBP survey
  • India’s Budget process bagged a transparency score of 49 out of 100.
  • Global average transparency score is 45.
Current Affairs 2 May 2020
5. G20 Digital Economy Ministers meet held through video conference
  • A ministerial statement was issued by the G20 Digital Economy Task Force at the meet.
  • The Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad represented India.
  • Saudi Arabia assumed the G20 Presidency on 1 December 2019.
Current Affairs 2 May 2020
6. IMD releases new list of upcoming cyclone names over North Indian Ocean
  • The IMD has released 169 new names for the tropical cyclones in the Indian Ocean Region.
  • The names were contributed by 13 countries.
  • The countries are India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Thailand, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Pakistan, Bangladesh & Iran.
  • Indian Meteorological Department is HQ : New Delhi.
Current Affairs 2 May 2020
7. Chhattisgarh tops among other states in providing employment under MGNREGS
  • MGNREGS = Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
  • Chhattisgarh govt. provided employment to over 18 lakh unskilled labourers.
Current Affairs 2 May 2020
8. Cauvery Water Management Authority brought under the Jal Shakti Ministry: Central government
  • The Centre has officially brought the Cauvery Water Management Authority under the Jal Shakti Ministry.
  • CWMA was earlier under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
  • Modi government formed the Jal Shakti Ministry.
  • Minister of Jal Shakti : Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
Current Affairs 2 May 2020
9. Manulife picks 49% stake in Mahindra AMC for Rs 265 crore
  • Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services (Mahindra Finance) said it.
  • Mahindra AMC = Mahindra Asset Management Company.
  • This agreement was announced in June 2019.
  • Manulife has invested $35 million to pick up 49% stake.
10. Agra Smart City of UP launched GIS dashboard to monitor COVID-19 hot-spots
  • GIS dashboard will show various hotspots, heat maps, positive cases, recovered cases, etc of COVID-19.
  • This dashboard developed on IGiS platform is an indigenous technology which brings GIS, Image Processing, Photogrammetry & CAD.
  • GIS = Geographic Information Systems.
11. KVGB launched ‘Vikas Abhaya’ loan scheme
  • Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank (KVGB).
  • KVGB Head Quarter = Dharwad, Karnataka
  • Loan for provide relief to borrowers whose business activities are disrupted on account of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Chairman of KVGB : P Gopi Krishna.
12. Indian football legend and former captain Chuni Goswami dies aged 82
  • Chuni Goswami led India to the 1962 Asian Games gold.
  • Goswami played 50 matches for India as a footballer from 1956 to 1964.
  • He also played first-class cricket for Bengal.
13. RIL raises stake in US-based SkyTran to 26.3%
  • SkyTran Inc, a venture-funded technology company that develops pod car transport systems.
  • It has raised its holding in SkyTran to 26.31% from 17.37% on a fully diluted basis.
  • SkyTran aims to solve traffic congestion problem.



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