2nd & 3rd May 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of 02nd and third May 2021 overlaying the next information headlines: World Press Freedom Day, 2+2 ministerial dialogue, RBI deputy governor, GST revenues, Samudra Setu-II.

National News

1. India, Russia to ascertain a ‘2+2 ministerial dialogue’

  • India and Russia have agreed to ascertain a ‘2+2 Ministerial Dialogue’ on the Foreign & Defence Minister stage between the 2 international locations.
  • Russia is the 4th nation and 1st Non-Quad member nation with which India has established the ‘2+2 Ministerial dialogue’ mechanism.
  • India has such a mechanism with the US, Japan and Australia. It is anticipated to spice up the bilateral strategic partnership between India & Russia.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Russia President: Vladimir Putin.
  • Russia Capital: Moscow.
  • Russia Currency: Russian Ruble.

Appointments News

2. T Rabi Sankar named RBI deputy governor

  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) government director T Rabi Sankar has been named because the fourth Deputy Governor of the central financial institution. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has permitted his appointment.
  • He is in command of the funds system, fintech, info know-how and threat administration on the RBI.
  • He succeeds BP Kanungo because the deputy governor, who retired on April 2 after getting a one-year extension in his place.

Economy News

3. GST revenues contact all-time excessive of ₹1.41 lakh in April

  • Gross revenues from the Goods and Services Tax hit a file excessive of ₹1.41 lakh crore in April 2021 in India, suggesting financial exercise could not but be as badly affected amidst the continuing second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, as final yr.
  • April’s GST collections surpassed the earlier highest collections of ₹1.24 lakh crore in March 2021 by 14%, and mark the seventh month in a row since October that GST revenues have crossed ₹1 lakh crore.

Defence News

4. Indian Navy launches Operation Samudra Setu-II

  • The Indian Navy has launched Operation Samudra Setu-II to assist in quicker transportation of medical oxygen and different necessities from different international locations to India, amid its worsening COVID-19 pandemic.
  • As part of operation ‘Samudra Setu II’, seven Indian Naval ships have been deployed for cargo of liquid medical oxygen-filled cryogenic containers and related medical tools from numerous international locations. These warships are Kolkata, Kochi, Talwar, Tabar, Trikand, Jalashwa and Airavat.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh.
  • Indian Navy Founded: 26 January 1950.

Awards News

5. Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun honour to Shyamala Ganesh

  • The Japanese Government lately awarded the “Order of Rising Sun” to a Bengaluru based mostly Japanese instructor, Shyamala Ganesh. She is a Japanese instructor on the Septuagenarian establishment and in addition on the Ohara School of Ikebana in RT Nagar, Bengaluru.
  • She has tutored greater than tons of of scholars since its inception 38 years in the past. Ikebana is the Japanese artwork of flower association.
  • The award is offered to those that have made distinguished achievements within the promotion of Japanese tradition, achievements in worldwide relations, developments of their discipline and conservation of the atmosphere.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Japan Capital: Tokyo;
  • Japan Currency: Japanese yen;
  • Japan Prime minister: Yoshihide Suga.

Sports News

6. Lewis Hamilton wins Portuguese Grand Prix

  • Lewis Hamilton overtook title rival Max Verstappen and Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas to win the Portuguese Grand Prix.
  • Verstappen completed second, whereas Bottas, who began from pole, got here in a disappointing third place. Sergio Perez took the flag in fourth, with Lando Norris fifth for McLaren.
  • The reigning Formula One champion dropped to 3rd within the opening laps however made two spectacular strikes in 9 race-winning laps to assert his second victory of the season.

Important Days

7. World Laughter Day 2021: 02 May

  • World Laughter Day is well known on the first Sunday of May yearly. It is a day to lift consciousness about laughter and its many therapeutic advantages. In 2021, the day falls on 02 May 2021.
  • World Laughter Day was first celebrated on May 10, 1998, in Mumbai upon the initiation of Dr Madan Kataria, founding father of the worldwide Laughter Yoga motion.

8. World Tuna Day: 2 May

  • World Tuna Day is noticed globally on 2nd May yearly. This day is established by the United Nations (UN) to lift consciousness in regards to the significance of tuna fish. It is noticed for the primary time in 2017.
  • According to the UN, an outsized variety of nations worldwide rely on tuna for each meals safety and diet. At the identical time, greater than 96 international locations have tuna fisheries, and their capability is continually rising.

9. World Press Freedom Day noticed globally on 3 May

  • World Press Freedom Day is noticed globally on 3 May yearly. It is often known as World Press Day. The day additionally pays tribute to journalists who’ve misplaced their lives.
  • They threat their lives at instances or could even must face powerful conditions to be able to convey the information from totally different corners of the world in entrance of the general public.
  • This yr’s World Press Freedom Day theme “Information as a Public Good”.
  • The General Assembly within the United Nations established World Freedom Day in 1993 to advertise the independence of the Africa Press.

Obituaries New

10. Sitar maestro Pandit Devabrata Chaudhuri Passes Away

  • Sitar maestro Pandit Debu Chaudhuri has handed away following COVID-19 associated issues.
  • The Legend of Sitar belonged to the Senia or Gharana model of music. He had been awarded the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri. He was additionally a instructor and author and had penned six books and composed many new ragas.

11. Film and TV Actor Bikramjeet Kanwarpal Passes Away

  • Actor Bikramjeet Kanwarpal, who has been a well-liked character in lots of movies, TV reveals and net sequence, has handed away resulting from Covid-19 issues. The actor was newest seen in Anil Kapoor’s sequence 24 and net sequence Special OPS.
  • He was a retired Army officer. Some of his well-known movies embody Creature 3D, Horror Story, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Bypass Road and Shortcut Romeo.

Miscellaneous News

12. Anand Mahindra launches Project ‘Oxygen on Wheels’

  • The Mahindra Group Chairman, Anand Mahindra has rolled out a undertaking titled ‘Oxygen on Wheels’ to ease the transportation of oxygen from producing vegetation to hospitals and houses, following acute oxygen scarcity amid a extreme second wave of coronavirus.
  • The ‘Oxygen on Wheels’ initiative will bridge the hole between oxygen manufacturing and its transportation in India, particularly in Maharashtra.
  • Mahindra has lined up round 70 Bolero pickup vans to attach oxygen producers with hospitals and houses, to ship oxygen cylinders.
  • The undertaking is being applied via Mahindra Logistics.
  • Apart from this, an operations management centre has been established and the storage location is replenished from the native refilling plant. A direct-to-consumer mannequin can also be being conceived.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Mahindra Group CEO: Pawan Kumar Goenka.
  •  Mahindra Group Founded: 2 October 1945, Ludhiana.

13. Wipro overtakes HCL Tech to develop into third most-valued Indian IT agency

  • Wipro regained its place because the third largest Indian IT providers firm by market capitalization of ₹ 2.65 trillion by suppressing HCL Technologies’ ₹ 2.62 trillion market cap. TCS stays on the high of the record with a market cap of ₹ 11.51 trillion adopted by Infosys.
  • Wipro has additionally introduced its dedication to attaining net-zero greenhouse fuel (GHG) emissions by 2040, according to the target of the Paris Agreement to cap temperature rise to 1.5 diploma Celsius.
  • The nation’s third-largest largest software program providers firm has set an intermediate goal of 55 per cent discount in GHG emissions by 2030 in absolute emission ranges in comparison with its base yr of 2016-17 (April-March).

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chairman of Wipro Limited: Rishad Premji.
  • Wipro Headquarters: Bengaluru;
  • Wipro MD and CEO: Thierry Delaporte.