Current Affairs Daily Digest – May 06 2021
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1.Shri Badrinath Dham: Oil and Gas PSUs sign MOU for construction & redevelopment of dham as Spiritual Smart Hill Town
The Oil and Gas PSUs including Indian Oil, ONGC, HPCL, BPCL and GAIL and Shri Badrinath Utthan Charitable Trust signed Memorandums of Understanding on May 6, 2021 for the Construction and Redevelopment of Shri Badrinath Dham as a Spiritual Smart hill Town.
2. ADB outlines 5-point agenda to achieve recovery from pandemic in Asia-Pacific Region
The Asian Development Bank announced on May 5, 2021, that investment in social protection, education, and health along with deeper regional cooperation can help the nations in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. MK Stalin to be sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on May 7
The swearing-in ceremony of the DMK president MK Stalin as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu to take place on May 7, 2021, at 9 am at Raj Bhavan in Chennai.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief MK Stalin was appointed on May 5, 2021, as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu by the Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, a Raj Bhavan release said.
4. Odisha announces Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana
Odisha government has announced Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana for journalists. Odisha has declared the journalists as frontline Covid warriors. It will benet more than 6500 journalists of the state.
Under the Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana, a health insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh will be provided to each Journalist. Under the scheme, financial assistance of Rs 15 lakh will be provided to the families of journalists who died from COVID-19 while performing duty.
5. Vijay Goel takes over as CMD of THDCIL
THDC India Ltd has announced that Vijay Goel assumed as chairman and managing director. His appointment will come into effect from May 1, 2021. He joined the company in 1990 as a senior personnel officer (SPO) from NHPC Ltd. He has more than 35 years of varied experience in the field of human resource management.
6. The World’s Longest Pedestrian Bridge Opens in Portugal
The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge named “Arouca” was opened in Portugal, according to a press release by UNESCO’s Arouca World Geopark. The Arouca Bridge offers a half-kilometre (almost 1,700-foot) walk across its span, along a metal walkway suspended from cables. Some 175 meters (574 feet) below, the Paiva River flows through a waterfall.
7. Singer Pink bags Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards
Singer Pink will be honoured with the Icon Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs). The award aims to recognize artists who have achieved success on the Billboard charts and left an indelible impact on music. Pink joins previous honourees that include Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Cher, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and Garth Brooks.
8. 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) at the institute crop Improvement Section.
9. 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 center has been set up in the parking lot of Kohinoor Square Tower at Dadar. This first of its kind ‘Drive-in Vaccination Center’ facility has been made available to the citizens at a time when people with disabilities are facing difficulties in getting to the vaccination center.
10. RBI Announces Term Liquidity Facility of Rs. 50,000 Crore For Healthcare
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das has announced a Covid-19 healthcare package of Rs 50,000 crore, for lending to entities such as vaccine makers, medical equipment suppliers, hospitals and related sectors, besides the patients in need of funds for treatment.
11. International No Diet Day: 06 May
International No Diet Day is observed on May 6, and its symbol is a light blue ribbon. It is an annual celebration of body acceptance, including fat acceptance and body shape diversity. It means recognising that your body is beautiful exactly as it is and worry less about your weight, body shape and more about being healthy and active.
12. Former Union Minister and RLD Chief Ajit Singh passes away
FILE PICFormer Union Minister and Rashtriya Lok Dal Chief Ajit Singh passed away today after battling with corona virus. His son Jayant Choudhary has confirmed that Ajit Singh took his last breath in the morning.