6th May 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of 06th May 2021 masking the next information headlines: World’s Longest Pedestrian Bridge Opens, Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana, Term Liquidity Facility, International No Diet Day.

State News

1. Odisha proclaims Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana

  • Odisha authorities has introduced Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana for journalists. Odisha has declared the journalists as frontline Covid warriors. It will benet greater than 6500 journalists of the state.
  • Under the Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana, a medical health insurance cowl of Rs 2 lakh will probably be supplied to every Journalist. Under the scheme, monetary help of Rs 15 lakh will probably be supplied to the households of journalists who died from COVID-19 whereas performing responsibility.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Odisha: Naveen Patnaik and Governor is Ganeshi Lal.

2. Nation’s first ‘Drive in Vaccination Center’ unveiled in Mumbai

  • The Nation’s first ‘Drive in Vaccination Center’ was inaugurated by MP Rahul Shewale in Mumbai. This middle has been arrange within the parking zone of Kohinoor Square Tower at Dadar.
  • This first of its variety ‘Drive-in Vaccination Center’ facility has been made obtainable to the residents at a time when folks with disabilities are going through difficulties in attending to the vaccination middle.
  • The middle additionally offers transportation services to the residents who would not have their very own automobiles. The vaccination has been began and the ability is obtainable for all sections of society.
  • MP Rahul Shewale knowledgeable that this facility will probably be supplied in different multi-parking heaps within the metropolis, after assessing the success of this primary mission.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Maharashtra Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
  • Maharashtra Capital: Mumbai.
  • Maharashtra CM: Uddhav Thackeray.

Banking News

3. RBI Announces Term Liquidity Facility of Rs. 50,000 Crore For Healthcare

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das has introduced a Covid-19 healthcare bundle of Rs 50,000 crore, for lending to entities comparable to vaccine makers, medical gear suppliers, hospitals and associated sectors, in addition to the sufferers in want of funds for therapy.
  • The new on-tap particular liquidity facility of Rs 50,000 crore will probably be made obtainable to the banks on the repo price, for entry to emergency well being safety amid the financial stress because of the second wave of Covid-19 in India.
  • Banks can provide loans below this facility until March 31, 2022. This Covid mortgage will probably be supplied for a tenure of as much as 3 years and will probably be categorised as a precedence sector mortgage until reimbursement or maturity.

Economy News

4. S&P Revises India’s GDP Growth Forecast to 9.8% for FY22

  • The US-based S&P Global Ratings has lowered the GDP progress forecast of the Indian financial system to 9.8 per cent for the monetary yr 2021-22 (FY22).
  • The US-based ranking company in March had an 11 per cent GDP progress forecast for India for April 2021-March 2022 fiscal. on account of a quick financial reopening and monetary stimulus.

Appointments News

5. RM Sundaram appointed as Director of Indian Institute of Rice Research

  • Raman Meenakshi Sundaram has been appointed as Director of the Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR), an arm of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Prior to this elevation, he was working as Principal Scientist (Biotechnology) on the institute crop Improvement Section.
  • He is a scientist of worldwide reputation working within the space of rice biotechnology, molecular breeding, and genomics and has over 160 analysis papers in nationwide and worldwide journals of reputation and has printed a number of books, e book chapters and fashionable articles.

6. Vijay Goel takes over as CMD of THDCIL

  • THDC India Ltd has introduced that Vijay Goel assumed as chairman and managing director.
  • His appointment will come into impact from May 1, 2021.
  • He joined the corporate in 1990 as a senior personnel officer (SPO) from NHPC Ltd. He has greater than 35 years of assorted expertise within the area of human useful resource administration.

Summits and Conferences News

7. India, UK unveil 10 yr roadmap for Bilateral Trade Partnership

  • The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson held a digital Summit assembly.
  • During the Summit assembly, each the leaders unveiled an formidable 10-year street map to raise the India-UK bilateral relationship to a complete strategic partnership. The UK prime minister Boris Johnson introduced a brand new India-UK commerce funding price £1 billion.
  • These pacts have been in areas comparable to migration and mobility, digital and expertise, telecommunications, vitality and medicines, counter-terrorism, in addition to agreeing to spice up collaboration in coping with local weather change by means of a brand new partnership on renewables and energy.
  • They additionally launched Enhanced Trade Partnership, which included negotiation for a complete Free Trade Agreement (FTA), together with consideration of an interim commerce settlement to ship early good points.
  • The two nations set an formidable goal of greater than doubling bilateral commerce by 2030.

Awards News

8. Singer Pink luggage Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards

  • Singer Pink will probably be honoured with the Icon Award on the 2021 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs).
  • The award goals to acknowledge artists who’ve achieved success on the Billboard charts and left an indelible affect on music.
  • Pink joins earlier honourees that embody Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Cher, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and Garth Brooks.

Sports Days

9. AICF launches Checkmate Covid Initiative

  • The All India Chess Federation has launched the ‘Checkmate Covid Initiative’ to assist the chess group affected by the pandemic.
  • The initiative was launched at a web based occasion within the presence of FIDE (World Chess Federation) president Arkady Dvorkovich, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand, World Rapid Chess Champion Koneru Humpy, AICF president Sanjay Kapoor and secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan.
  • The concept is to not simply assist the chess group affected by COVID by means of monetary assist, but in addition have a staff of medical doctors that works round the clock to offer the proper help.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • All India Chess Federation President: Sanjay Kapoor;
  • All India Chess Federation Headquarters location: Chennai;
  • All India Chess Federation Founded: 1951.

Important Days

10. International No Diet Day: 06 May

  • International No Diet Day is noticed on May 6, and its image is a mild blue ribbon. It is an annual celebration of physique acceptance, together with fats acceptance and physique form variety.
  • It means recognising that your physique is gorgeous precisely as it’s and fear much less about your weight, physique form and extra about being wholesome and energetic.
  • The day is devoted to selling a wholesome way of life with a deal with well being at any dimension and in elevating consciousness of the potential risks of weight-reduction plan and the unlikelihood of success.

Obituaries News

11. V Kalyanam, Mahatma Gandhi’s Former Personal Secretary, Passes Away

  • Mahatma Gandhi’s former private secretary V Kalyanam handed away. He was Gandhi’s private secretary from 1943 to 1948, when the Mahatma was assassinated.
  • Kalyanam was preserving letters written by Gandhiji, a cheque bearing his signal and different literature related to him. He was proficient in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil and English. A staunch follower of Mahatma Gandhi, he was additionally related to Rajaji within the Sixties.

Miscellaneous News

12. The World’s Longest Pedestrian Bridge Opens in Portugal

  • The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge named “Arouca” was opened in Portugal, in keeping with a press launch by UNESCO’s Arouca World Geopark.
  • The Arouca Bridge provides a half-kilometre (nearly 1,700-foot) stroll throughout its span, alongside a steel walkway suspended from cables. Some 175 meters (574 toes) beneath, the Paiva River flows by means of a waterfall.
  • The bridge hangs on metal cables strung between V-shaped concrete towers and connects the banks of the Paiva River. The record-breaking bridge took a number of years to construct and was designed by Portuguese studio Itecons. It was constructed by Conduril and value about $2.8 million (2.3 million euros).

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Portugal President: Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa;

  • Portugal Capital: Lisbon;
  • Portugal Currency: Euro.