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Current Affairs 3 May 2020

Current Affairs 3 May 2020

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Current Affairs 3 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.

1. World Press Freedom Day 2020
  • Every year, World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on May 3.
  • Day is observed to evaluate press freedom around the world and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.
  • 2020 Theme : ‘Journalism without Fear or Favour‘.
Current Affairs 3 May 2020
2. Nikkei Asia Prize 2020 to IIT Madras prof for work on water filters
  • NAP are awarded annually in three areas such as Economic and Business Innovation, Science and Technology and Culture and Community.
  • The prize includes three million yen and a certificate.
Current Affairs 3 May 2020
3. Google ropes in former Axis Bank CEO Shikha Sharma for its payments business
  • Google Pay, the digital payments arm of tech giant Google, has roped her as an advisor.
  • Google offers UPI based payments in India in partnership with 4 major banks like HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and State Bank of India.
  • Google CEO : Sundar Pichai.
Current Affairs 3 May 2020
4. AIIA organises ‘AYURAKSHA’ programme with Delhi Police
  • A joint programme was organised by All India Institute of Ayurveda and Delhi Police, with a title AYURAKSHA ‘Corona Se Jung: Delhi Police Ke Sang’.
  • It was organised to fight against COVID-19.
  • AIIA is under the Ministry of AYUSH.
Current Affairs 3 May 2020
5. Sania Mirza becomes first Indian to be nominated for Fed Cup Heart award
  • Sania is the nominee for the award from the Asia/Oceania Zone alongwith Indonesia’s Priska Madelyn Nugroho.
  • The winner will be declared on May 11.
  • The Fed Cup Heart Award was 1st presented at the Final in 2009.
Current Affairs 3 May 2020
6. Unified Payments Interface (UPI) records over 20% fall in transactions in April
  • The data released by the National Payments Corporation of India.
  • UPI has registered 0.99 billion transactions amounting to Rs 1,51,140 crore (Rs 1.51 trillion).
  • This is the 1st time in the past 7 months that UPI volume went below the one billion mark.
Current Affairs 3 May 2020
7. Marcus Wallenberg Prize 2020: ‘Nobel Prize of Forest Research’
  • Joseph J Landsberg, Richard H Waring & Nicholas C Coops share the 2020 MW Prize.
  • They have given the prize for a model to predict forest growth in a changing climate.
  • Satellite imagery offers the possibility to scale up the model to show how environmental conditions affect the forests.
  • Marcus “Husky” Wallenberg is a Swedish banker and industrialist.
Current Affairs 3 May 2020
8. Thomas Cook India wins Silver at Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2019
  • Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. is the India’s leading integrated travel services company.
  • The Company was selected as winner of the prestigious silver award.
  • Won Award for Asia’s Best Integrated Report (First Time) at the 5th Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA).
  • Chairman and Managing Director of Thomas Cook : Mr. Madhavan Menon.
Current Affairs 3 May 2020
9. MyGov, VMate collaborates to disperse information on Covid-19
  • VMate is a short video app.
  • The MyGov is Government’s citizen engagement platform.
  • An official profile of the entity, named MyGovIndia, has been launched on VMate.
  • First video posted on the profile talks about Aarogya Setu.
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10. Richard Hadlee Medal goes to Ross Taylor, Southee bags Test prize
  • Ross Taylor was honoured with Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for the third time for excelling across formats.
  • Tim Southee bagged the top Test prize.
  • Kim Cotton was named the Umpire of the Year.
Current Affairs 3 May 2020
11. ATULYA: Microwave sterilizer to disintegrate COVID-19 developed
  • The Defence Ministry has proposed the use of ATULYA, a microwave steriliser that can disintegrate Covid-19 virus within 30 seconds.
  • It was developed by the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune, a deemed university supported by the DRDO.
  • Virus gets disintegrated by differential heating.
Current Affairs 3 May 2020
12. Manipur black rice, Gorakhpur terracotta bagged GI tag
  • GI tag = Geographical Indication tag
  • Black rice of Manipur, also called the Chak-Hao, Gorakhpur Terracotta and Kadalai Mittai of Kovilpatti bagged GI tag.
  • Chak-Hao, scented glutinous rice, cultivated in Manipur over centuries, is characterised by its special aroma.
  • Potters make many animal figures in Gorakhpur terracotta work.
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13. Ministry of Coal launches Project Monitoring Unit for facilitating early operationalisation of coal mines
  • This is an important step forward to promote Ease of Doing Business as it will support in obtaining timely approval to operationalise the mines.
  • Minister of Coal, Mines & Parliamentary Affairs : Pralhad Joshi.
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14. CSIR-NCL innovates Digital IR Thermometer to help mitigate COVID-19
  • IR = Infrared Radiation
  • CSIR = Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
  • Digital IR thermometer is one of the important innovations recently announced by CSIR and National Chemical Laboratory in Pune.
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15. The last news of current affairs 3 May 2020 is : Freedom fighter and Social activist Hema Bharali passes away at 102
  • Assam born freedom fighter and social activist and Padma Hema Bharali passed away at her residence in Guwahati.
  • She was 102 years old.
  • She is known for her initiative to establish the Kasturba Ashram Pub Sarania.
  • She was also known for her contributions for women empowerment.

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