Daily current affairs viable of 5th May 2021. – Here is the Regular current affairs viable of 5th May 2021. covering the following news headlines: West Bengal CM, First Solar Plant, Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo Foundation, UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize.
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- State News
- Defence News
- Agreements News
- Sports News
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- Important Days
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- Miscellaneous News
- Goldman Sachs lowers GDP growth forecast for India in FY22 to 11.1%
- Wall Street brokerage, Goldman Sachs has cut the GDP growth rate estimate for the Indian economy to 11.1 per cent in fiscal year FY22 (April 01, 2021, to March 31, 2022), due to increasing intensities of lockdowns by states to check the spread of coronavirus infections.
- Goldman Sachs has also revised its 2021 calendar year growth forecast to 9.7 percent from the previous estimate of 10.5 percent.
- Indian Army Launches First Solar Plant in North Sikkim
- The Indian Army recently started the first Green Solar Energy Harnessing Plant in Sikkim. It was launched to benefit the soldiers of the Indian Army.
- The plant uses vanadium-based battery technology. It was built at an altitude of 16,000 feet. The plant has a capacity of 56 KVA. It was completed with the help of IIT Mumbai.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Governor of Sikkim: Ganga Prasad.
- Chief Minister of Sikkim: PS Golay.
- Armed Forces Launches Op “CO-JEET” for Mental Health Of COVID Patients
- The Armed Forces have commenced Operation “CO-ZET” to strengthen the medical system in India and to assist anti-COVID-19 efforts, like oxygen supply chains. Along with these, CO-ZET also takes measures to ensure mental well being of the people.
- Apart from medical therapy, patients necessitate the assurance that “they will be fine” and at times that is all they need to gain back self-confidence and courage.
- Under the CO-JEET plan, personnel of the three wings of the armed forces have been pressed into service to help restore oxygen supply chains, set up COVID beds and provide help to the civilian administration in its fight to control the outspread of the virus. The operation also attempts to provide additional beds across the country for mixed COVID-19 management.
- PepsiCo Foundation partners with SEEDS to set up COVID care centres
- PepsiCo’s philanthropic arm, the PepsiCo Foundation, has stated that it has partnered with the Not-for-Profit Organization, Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS) to launch a community COVID-19 vaccination campaign and establish a COVID care center.
- To focus attention on Maharashtra, Punjab, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana. As part of the partnership, SEEDS will run the Covid-19 vaccination to the community at large, establishing Covid-19 care centers equipped with beds and medical facilities, including oxygen cylinders.
- Mark Selby becomes World Snooker Champion
- In Snooker, English professional player Mark Selby has become the World Snooker Champion for the fourth time.
- He won the Championship title after defeating fellow mate Shaun Murphy by 18-15 victory at a professional snooker tournament, that took place from 17 April to 3 May 2021 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.
- Prior to this, Selby won the Championship title in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2021.
- Maria Ressa conferred UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize 2021
- Maria Ressa has been named as the 2021 laureate of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.
- The $ 25,000 award “recognizes outstanding contributions according to UNESCO in protecting or promoting the freedom of the press, especially in the event of a risk.” The award was named after Colombian journalist Guillermo Cano Isaza.
- UNESCO has included his work as CNN’s lead investigative reporter for Asia and as news head of Philippine Broadcast ABS-CBN, citing a 3-decade career as a journalist.
- International Day of the Midwife: 05 May
- International Day of the Midwife is observed globally on 5 May every year since 1992. This day is celebrated to recognise the work of midwives and raise awareness about the status of midwives for the essential care they provide to mothers and their newborns.
- The theme for 2021 International Day of the Midwife is “Follow the Data: Invest in Midwives.”
- The idea of having a day to recognize and honor midwives stemmed from the International Conference of Midwives’ Conference in the Netherlands, which came in 1987.
- International Midwives Day was first observed on 5 May 1991, and has been seen in more than 50 countries around the world.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- International Confederation of Midwives Headquarters: Hague, Netherlands.
- International Confederation of Midwives President: Franka Cadee.
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