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▪ Top US Diplomat Daniel Smith Takes Charge as Interim Envoy to India
▪ Daniel Smith has taken charge as the US interim envoy to India.
▪ The position of US Ambassador to India had been lying vacant since January 20, when Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Daily Current Affairs @8AM Live International Award
▪ Maria Ressa conferred UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize 2021
▪ Maria Angelita Ressa is a Filipino-American journalist and author, the co-founder and CEO of Rappler. She has been named as the 2021 laureate of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.
▪ $25,000 prize “recognizes outstanding contributions to the defence or promotion of press freedom especially in the face of danger,” according to UNESCO. ▪ The prize was named after Guillermo Cano Isaza, the Colombian journalist. Daily Current Affairs @8AM Live State in News
▪ Indian Army recently launched the first Green Solar Energy harnessing plant in Sikkim.
▪ It was launched to benefit the troops of the Indian army.
▪ The plant uses Vanadium based battery technology. It was built at an altitude of 16,000 feet. The capacity of the plant is 56 KVA. It was completed in collaboration with IIT Mumbai Daily Current Affairs @8AM Live State in News
▪ ICMR, Telangana Get Govt Nod To Test Vaccine Delivery Through Drones
▪ The Ministry of Civil Aviation granted a conditional exemption from the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Rules to the Indian Council of Medical Research for conducting a feasibility study of Covid-19 vaccine delivery using drones.
▪ The ICMR has partnered with IIT Kanpur for this project.
▪ Director ICMR: Balram Bhargava Daily Current Affairs @8AM Live State in News
▪ Maharashtra government has decided to implement the practice of appointing an "oxygen nurse", currently prevalent in the tribal-dominated Nandurbar district, across the entire state.
▪ The primary job of an "oxygen nurse" is to monitor its use among patients and ensure minimal wastage. Daily Current Affairs @8AM Live Sports News
▪ Badminton World Federation has nominated Indian shuttler PV Sindhu and Michelle Li of Canada as athlete ambassadors for the ‘Believe in Sport’ campaign, launched by the International Olympic Committee
▪ The campaign was launched in 2018 by IOC to raise awareness among athletes, coaches and officials of the threat of competition manipulation.
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▪ Snooker, English professional player Mark Selby has become the World Snooker Champion for the fourth time.
▪ Selby won the Championship title after defeating fellow mate Shaun Murphy by 18-15 victory at 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. Daily Current Affairs @8AM Live Sports News Daily Current Affairs @8AM Live Sports News Daily Current Affairs @8AM Live Important Days
▪ World Asthma Day takes place annually on the First Tuesday of May since 1998.
▪ In 2021 World Asthma Day is being observed on May 04, 2021. ▪ The day is annually organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to raise asthma awareness, care and support around the world for those people who are affected by asthma.
▪ The theme for 2021 World Asthma Day is “Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions“. Daily Current Affairs @8AM Live Important Days
▪ International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) celebrates the International Day of the Midwife on 5 May. ▪ The theme for 2021 International Day of the Midwife is “Follow the Data: Invest in Midwives.” ▪ The first International Day of the Midwife was celebrated in 1992. ▪ The main objective of this day is 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. Daily Current Affairs @8AM Live Important Days
▪ Every year, the World Hand Hygiene Day is observed on May 5.
▪ The day is organised by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness among people across the globe about the importance of hand hygiene in warding off many serious infections.
▪ The theme for 2021 is ‘Seconds Save Lives: Clean Your Hands’. Daily Current Affairs @8AM Live Obituary
▪ Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Jagmohan Malhotra has passed away after a brief illness. He was 94. ▪ Jagmohan served two terms as Jammu and Kashmir Governor, once from 1984 to 1989, and then from January 1990 to May 1990. ▪ He had also served as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Goa and Daman & Diu ▪ He served as the Union Minister for Urban Development and Tourism in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 1998. ▪ Apart from this, he was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1971, Padma Bhushan in 1977 and Padma Vibhushan in 2016. Daily Current Affairs @8AM Live Obituary
▪ Indian aeronautical scientist, Manas Bihari Verma, who played instrumental role in the development of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) – Tejas, has passed away. He was 78.
▪ Mr. Verma worked as a scientist at the Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) for 35 years in the aeronautical stream.
▪ The noted scientist was conferred the Padma Sri civilian honour in 2018. Daily Current Affairs @8AM Live Obituary
▪ Shooter Chandro Tomar, who was nicknamed ‘Shooter Dadi’, has passed away due to Covid-19 complication. She was 89. ▪ Tomar, who was believed to be the oldest female sharpshooter in the world, hailed from the village of Johri in the Bagpat district of Uttar Pradesh. ▪ Tomar was already above 65 when she picked up the gun for the first time but has won around 30 national competitions. ▪ Inspired by her feat, the award-winning Biopic of Tomar was launched titled “Saand Ki Aankh (2019)”, starring Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar. Daily Current Affairs @8AM Live International News
▪ Saudi Arabia will join the United States, Canada, Norway, and Qatar in forming ‘Net Zero Producers Forum’ for oil and gas producers to discuss how they can support the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
▪ It will be part of the new platform, which will discuss ways to achieve net-zero carbon emission targets to limit global warming.