5th May 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of 05th May 2021 protecting the next information headlines: West Bengal CM, First Solar Plant, Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo Foundation, UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize.

State News

1. Mamata Banerjee takes oath as West Bengal CM for the third consecutive time

  • Mamata Banerjee was sworn as West Bengal Chief Minister for the third time within the shadow of Covid and post-poll violence in elements of the state. The oath ceremony occurred with Covid protocols in place on the “Throne Room” on the Raj Bhavan.
  • The remainder of the cupboard and the council of ministers can be sworn in on May 9, the start anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.
  • Mamata Banerjee received a landslide victory within the Bengal election to safe a 3rd straight time period. The Trinamool received 213 of 292 seats whereas its strongest rival, BJP, completed second with 77 seats.
  • Mamata Banerjee will head to her workplace Nabanna, the place she can be given a guard of honour by the Kolkata Police.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • West Bengal Governor: Jagdeep Dhankhar.

2. Indian Army Launches First Solar Plant in North Sikkim

  • The Indian Army not too long ago launched the primary Green Solar Energy harnessing plant in Sikkim. It was launched to profit the troops of the Indian military.
  • The plant makes use of Vanadium primarily based battery expertise. It was constructed at an altitude of 16,000 toes. The capability of the plant is 56 KVA. It was accomplished in collaboration with IIT Mumbai.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Sikkim: PS Golay.
  • Governor of Sikkim: Ganga Prasad.

Economy News

3. Goldman Sachs lowers GDP development forecast for India in FY22 to 11.1%

  • Wall Street brokerage, Goldman Sachs has lower the GDP development fee estimate for the Indian financial system to 11.1 per cent in fiscal 12 months FY22 (April 01, 2021, to March 31, 2022), on account of growing intensities of lockdowns by states to verify the unfold of coronavirus infections.
  • Goldman Sachs has additionally revised the 2021 Calendar Year development forecast to 9.7 per cent, from the earlier estimate of 10.5 per cent.

Agreements News

4. PepsiCo Foundation companions with SEEDS to arrange COVID care centres

  • PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of PepsiCo, stated it has partnered with the not-for-profit organisation, Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS) to launch a group COVID-19 vaccination drive and arrange COVID care centres.
  • To deal with Maharashtra, Punjab, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and Telangana. As a part of the partnership, SEEDS will drive Covid-19 vaccinations for the group at giant, arrange Covid care centres outfitted with beds and medical services, together with oxygen cylinders. 

Defence News

5. Armed Forces Launches Op “CO-JEET” for Mental Health Of COVID Patients

  • The armed forces have launched operation “CO-JEET” to help anti-COVID-19 efforts, like strengthening the medical system in India and oxygen provide chains. Along with these, CO-JEET additionally take measures to make sure the psychological wellbeing of individuals.
  • Apart from medical remedy, sufferers necessitate the peace of mind that “they will be fine” and at instances that’s all they should acquire again self-confidence and braveness. U
  • nder the CO-JEET plan, personnel of the three wings of the armed forces have been pressed into service to assist restore oxygen provide chains, arrange COVID beds and supply assist to the civilian administration in its battle to regulate the outspread of the virus. The operation additionally makes an attempt to offer extra beds throughout the nation for blended COVID-19 administration.

Awards News

6. Maria Ressa conferred UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize 2021

  • Maria Ressa has been named because the 2021 laureate of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.
  • The $25,000 prize “recognizes outstanding contributions to the defence or promotion of press freedom especially in the face of danger,” in line with UNESCO. The prize was named after Guillermo Cano Isaza, the Colombian journalist.
  • UNESCO cited Ressa’s greater than a 3-decade profession as a journalist, together with her work as CNN’s lead investigative reporter for Asia and as information chief of Philippine broadcast large ABS-CBN.
  • Recently, her quotation added, Ressa “has been the target of online attacks and judicial processes” for her investigative work and her place as CEO of Rappler.

Sports News

7. Mark Selby turns into World Snooker Champion

  • In Snooker, English skilled participant Mark Selby has develop into the World Snooker Champion for the fourth time.
  • He received the Championship title after defeating fellow mate Shaun Murphy by 18-15 victory at knowledgeable snooker event, that occurred from 17 April to three May 2021 on the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.
  • Prior to this, Selby received the Championship title in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2021.

8. Nuwan Zoysa banned for six years for breaching ICC’s anti-corruption code

  • Former Sri Lanka participant and coach, Nuwan Zoysa has been banned from all cricket for six years after an ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal discovered him responsible of breaching the ICC anti-corruption code.
  • The ban for Zoysa is backdated to 31 October 2018, when he was provisionally suspended.
  • Zoysa responsible of “being party to an agreement or effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or another aspect (s) of an International Match.”
  • The different cost is about “directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any Participant to breach Code Article 2.1.”

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chairman of ICC: Greg Barclay.
  • CEO of ICC: Manu Sawhney.
  • Headquarters of ICC: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Important Days

9. International Day of the Midwife: 05 May

  • International Day of the Midwife is noticed globally on 5 May yearly since 1992. This day is well known to recognise the work of midwives and lift consciousness in regards to the standing of midwives for the important care they supply to moms and their newborns.
  • The theme for 2021 International Day of the Midwife is “Follow the Data: Invest in Midwives.”
  • The thought of getting a day to acknowledge and honour midwives got here out of the 1987 International Confederation of Midwives convention within the Netherlands.
  • International Midwives’ Day was first celebrated May 5, 1991, and has been noticed in additional than 50 nations all over the world.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • International Confederation of Midwives President: Franka Cadee;
  • International Confederation of Midwives Headquarters: Hague, Netherlands.

10. World Hand Hygiene Day: 05 May

  • Every 12 months, the World Hand Hygiene Day is noticed on May 5. The day is organised by the World Health Organization (WHO) to boost consciousness amongst folks throughout the globe in regards to the significance of hand hygiene in averting many critical infections.
  • The theme for 2021 is ‘Seconds Save Lives: Clean Your Hands’. The day acknowledges hand washing as one of the vital efficient actions that may be taken to keep away from an enormous vary of infections together with the COVID-19 virus.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Director-General of the World Health Organization: Tedros Adhanom.
  • Headquarters of WHO: Geneva, Switzerland.

Obituaries News

11. Aeronautical Scientist Manas Bihari Verma Passes Away

  • The Indian aeronautical scientist, Manas Bihari Verma, who performed an instrumental position within the improvement of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) – Tejas, has handed away.
  • He labored as a scientist on the Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) for 35 years within the aeronautical stream.
  • The famous scientist has conferred the Padma Sri civilian honour in 2018.

12. Former J&K Governor Jagmohan Passes Away

  • Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Jagmohan Malhotra has handed away.
  • Jagmohan served two phrases as Jammu and Kashmir Governor, as soon as from 1984 to 1989, after which from January 1990 to May 1990. He had additionally served as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Goa and Daman & Diu.
  • Jagmohan was elected to the Lok Sabha for the primary time in 1996 and served because the Union Minister for Urban Development and Tourism within the Atal Bihari Vajpayee authorities in 1998. Apart from this, he was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1971, Padma Bhushan in 1977 and Padma Vibhushan in 2016.

Miscellaneous News

13. World’s largest aeroplane by Stratolaunch completes take a look at flight

  • The world’s largest aeroplane, designed to move hypersonic automobiles and facilitate quick access to house, soared into clear skies over California’s Mojave Desert. The firm Stratolaunch designed it to move hypersonic automobiles and facilitate quick access to house.
  • The plane named ‘Roc’ contains a twin-fuselage design and the longest wingspan ever flown, at 385 toes (117 m), surpassing the Hughes H-4 Hercules flying boat of 321 toes (98 m).
  • The Stratolaunch is meant to hold a 550,000-pound payload and can be capable to launch rockets from excessive altitude.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Stratolaunch Headquarters: Mojave, California, USA;
  • Stratolaunch CEO & President: Jean Floyd.