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  • Former president of Ethiopia, Negasso Gidada passed away

    May 1, 2019
    Former president of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Negasso Gidada passed away in Germany where he was undergoing medical treatment. He was 75 years of age. He was the president of Ethiopia between 1995 and 2001. He served as president for six years until he fell out with the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s administration. Apart from serving in the role of heads of state, he was a member of the Constitution draft Committee.

    Claire Polosak became the first female umpire to officiate in a men's ODI

    May 1, 2019
    Australia's Claire Polosak will become the first female umpire to officiate in a men's one-day international at the ICC World Cricket League Division 2. Polosak stood in the final between tournament hosts Namibia and Oman. The 31-year-old became the first woman to umpire an Australian men's domestic fixture in October 2017. Polosak has overseen 15 women's ODIs and stood in the semi-final of the Women's World Twenty20 in 2018. She and Eloise Sheridan became the first... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Indian based healthtech startup earns gold wings at Japan's Hack Osaka

    May 1, 2019
    Setting a mark for elevating the start-ups in India with an innovative idea, product and solution, India moved to bag the gold laurel at Japan’s event, designed to attract innovative technologies from all over the globe. Niramai, the Bengaluru-based health tech startup that is developing an AI-based solution for early detection of breast cancer, nailed gold prize at the Hack Osaka event, imprinting India’s technology at the global level. The concern is the brainchild of Geetha... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Hima Das included in World Relays team

    May 1, 2019
    Top quartermiler Hima Das has been named in India's women 4x400m relay team for the World Relays which begin in Yokohama, Japan on May 11, despite pulling out of the recent Asian Athletics Championships in Doha due to lower back pain. For the World Relays, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has now named the same Men's and Women's 4x400m relay teams which featured in the Asian Championships. The teams are: In Men's 4x400m Relay: Muhammed Anas, Rajiv Arokia, Jeevan KS,... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Wipro acquired Philippines-based personal care company Splash

    May 1, 2019
    Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting (WCCL), the consumer care business of software provider Wipro Ltd, has acquired the Philippines-based personal care maker Splash Corporation for an undisclosed amount to enter the country which has a consumer base of around 100 million. Splash Corporation is among the top five local companies in the Philippines, where it gets 85% of its annual revenue of around $80 million. Its product categories such as exfoliants and leave-in hair care range are new for... Read More

    Bajrang Punia becomes First Indian Wrestler to fight at New Yorks Iconic Madison Square Garden

    May 1, 2019
    Bajrang Punia is set to become the first wrestler from India to fight at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York. He is currently the World No.1 in the 65-kg weight category. Bajrang Punia will be up against two-time US national champion Yianni Diakomahlis at the "Grapple at the Garden -- Beat the Streets" event. He will be among other top wrestlers selected by American governing body for 6 May 2019 tournament. American wrestler Kyle Snyder, who won the 97kg title at the 2016... Read More
    Category: Sports

    The Safe City programme lacks progress in implementation

    May 1, 2019
    According to recent media reports, not much progress has been made in making cities safer for women even one year after the launch of the Safe City programme. The reason mentioned was it highlights poor guidelines, improper utilization of funds and focuses on general elections as the main reasons for it.
    About Safe City programme: The main objective of the programme is to strengthen the safety and security of women in public places.
    It is being implemented by Ministry of Home... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    May 1: International workers day

    May 1, 2019
    International Worker's Day also known as Labour Day and May Day, is observed on 1st May every year, to promote and encourage the international labour associations. The theme of Labour Day 2019 is ‘Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement’. Labour Day provides the Labours their right to work for only 8 hours a day. History: 1 May was chosen to be International Workers' Day to commemorate the 1886 Haymarket affair in Chicago. In that year beginning on 1 May,... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    BCCI recommends Bumrah, Shami, Jadeja, Poonam for Arjuna Award 2019

    May 1, 2019
    Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recommended four Indian cricketers - Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja and Poonam Yadav - for the Arjuna Award 2019. Bumrah is currently the world number one ODI bowler, while Jadeja is the world number three Test all-rounder. Shami and Bumrah were also instrumental in India’s first ever Test series win in Australia earlier this year. Poonam Yadav is ranked second in women's T20I rankings for bowlers. About Arjuna... Read More
    Category: Sports

    CBSE announces new internal exams for class 10's Mathematics and English paper

    May 1, 2019
    CBSE to conduct two-level exams for Class 10 mathematics and English exams in which 20 marks internal exam will be conducted by respective schools and 80 marks will be given to theory. The circular has been sent to schools with proper guidelines and will be implemented from board 2020. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting two-level exams for class 10 mathematics and English papers from 2020 onwards. According to a notice accessed by the, a... Read More

    US to withdraw from the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty

    May 1, 2019
    US President Donald Trump stated that his administration is withdrawing the U.S. signature from the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, in response to concerns from gun rights activists that it could impinge on Americans’ right to bear arms. Former US President Barack Obama signed the treaty in 2013 and sent the treaty to the Senate for ratification. The Trump administration has rejected or withdrawn from a number of international agreements signed by his predecessors, including the Iran nuclear... Read More
    Category: International

    India ranks 4th in biggest millitary spender

    May 1, 2019
    Stockholm International Peace Research Institute's (SIPRI) report said that India is the world’s fourth biggest military spender in 2018. The United States topped the list and it is followed by China and Saudi Arabia.
    India was the fifth largest military spender in 2017. France also figures on the list of top five spenders that together accounted for 60% of the global military spending in 2018. India accounts for 3.7% of the global defence spending. In contrast,... Read More
    Category: Index / List

    A 3,000kg of solid waste collected from Mt. Everest under Nepals clean up campaign

    May 1, 2019
    A total of 3,000 kg of solid waste has been collected from the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest, since April 14 when Nepal launched an ambitious clean-up campaign aimed at bringing back tonnes of trash left behind by climbers. The campaign seeks to bring back and safely dispose of a total of 10,000 kg of waste. The 45-day Everest Cleaning Campaign: The 45-day 'Everest Cleaning Campaign', led by Solukhumbu district's Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality began on April 14... Read More
    Category: Environment

    MoD awarded GRSE Rs.6,311 crore project to build 8 ASWSWC

    May 1, 2019
    The Defence Ministry has awarded a contract of worth Rs.6,311 crore to Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE) to build eight anti-submarine warfare shallow watercraft (ASWSWC) for the Indian Navy. As per the agreement, the first ship is to be delivered within 42 months from the date of signing of the contract and subsequently, two ships are required to be delivered per year. The eight vessels are to be delivered between 2022 and 2027. The vessels are equipped with highly... Read More
    Category: Defence

    Pentagon to send 320 more troops to US-Mexico border

    May 1, 2019
    The US Defence Department announced that it would deploy around 320 additional troops to the southern border with Mexico to support immigration officials.
    The troops, set to deploy until the end of September, will add to around 2,900 active duty military and 2,000 National Guard members currently posted to the border. The Pentagon spokesman said, the troops would assist with transporting migrants, monitoring the welfare of migrants in custody and providing heating and meals. About US... Read More

    Raheem Sterling named 2019 FWA footballer of the year

    May 1, 2019
    Raheem Sterling named the 2019 footballer of the year by the Football Writers' Association (FWA).
    The Manchester City and England forward topped the poll of the 400-strong FWA membership as a clear winner, with 62 per cent of the votes.
    It was more than 100 votes ahead of Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk.
    Sterling lost out to Van Dijk in the race for the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) award, but was announced PFA young player of the year. List of the... Read More
    Category: Sports

    AIFF recommends names of Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and Jeje Lalpekhlua for Arjuna award 2019

    May 1, 2019
    All India Football Federation (AIFF) recommended the names of Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and Jeje Lalpekhlua for the prestigious Arjuna award this year. The federation had been pushing the cases of the two footballers since 2017 but the Arjuna award committee continued to ignore their claims. In 2017, the AIFF recommended the two footballers along with then Indian women`s team captain Bembem Devi but only the last named was conferred with the award. Sandhu and Jeje`s names were sent again last... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

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