Top Headlines 2nd May 2020: EducationBro

Top Headlines 2nd May 2020: EducationBro
Top Headlines 2nd May 2020: EducationBro

Top Headlines 2nd May 2020: EducationBro

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Top Headlines 2nd May 2020 Given Below:

1. Govt extends nationwide lockdown till May 17, Relaxationsin Green Zones, restrictions to continue in Red Zones: Highlights with Details
  • The Centre government decided to extend the ongoing lockdown by two weeks from 4th of this month. The Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, to further extend the lockdown. 
  • According to the Home Ministry, the decision has been taken after a comprehensive review of the COVID-19 situation.
  • The Ministry also issued new guidelines to regulate different activities in this period, based on the risk profiling of the districts of the country into Red, Green and Orange Zones.


2. Ajay Tirkey assumes charge as Secretary, Ministry of Women & Child Development (WCD)
  • Ajay Tirkey assumed charge as Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) in New Delhi.
  • He is 1987 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre. He succeeds Rabindra Panwar who retired on superannuation.


3. Giridhar Aramane assumes charge as Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
  • Giridhar Aramane today assumed charge as Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. He held briefing meetings with senior officers to review the work of the Ministry and discussed pressing issues especially in the light of the impact of COVID -19 pandemic.
  • Mr. Aramane emphasised that Transport and Highways sector is the backbone of Indian economy.


4. Arvind Kumar Sharma Assumes Charge as Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)
  • Arvind Kumar Sharma (IAS) today assumed charge as Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Starting the work on war footing, he held a important meetings with senior officers to review the work of the Ministry and discussed pressing issues especially in the light of the impact of COVID -19 pandemic.


5. Railways start Shramik Special Trains to move migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students at different places due to lock down: Key Highlights
  • As per the guideline issued by Ministry of Home Affairs, it has been decided to run “Shramik Special” trains from “Labour Day” today, to move migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places due to lock down.
  • These special trains will be run from point to point on the request of both the concerned State Governments as per the standard protocols for sending and receiving such stranded persons.


6. Government hikes MSP for minor forest produce of 49 items: Highlights with Details
  • Government has raised the minimum support price for Minor Forest Produce of 49 items in view of circumstances arising out of Covid 19.
  • According to the Tribal Affairs Ministry, the increase across various items of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) ranges from 16 per cent to 66 per cent.
  • The increase is expected to provide an immediate and much needed momentum to procurement of Minor Tribal Produce in atleast 20 States.


7. 200 new mandis from seven states join e-NAM for marketing of agricultural produce
  • Two hundred new mandis from seven states joined the e-NAM platform for marketing of Agricultural produce.
  • They include 94 Mandis of Rajasthan, 27 Mandis of Tamil Nadu, 25 Mandis each from Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, 16 Mandis of Odisha, 11 Mandis of Andhra Pradesh and two Mandis of Karnataka.


8. Five more States/UTs board ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ national portability platform, taking the total to 17: Highlights with Details
  • The Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Shri Ram Vilas Paswan approved the integration of 5 States and Union Territories, - Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu - with the National Cluster under the “One Nation One Ration Card” plan.
  • Twelve States are already onboard the National Cluster, namely - Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana and Tripura.


9. Kisan Sabha App to Connect Farmers to Supply Chain and Freight Transportation Management System Launched by CSIR
  • In present situation of COVID 19, farmers are looking for help in their harvest reaching the market, seed/ fertilizer procurement, etc. A robust supply chain management is urgently required to facilitate the timely delivery of the produce at the best possible prices.
  • Kisan Sabha App developed by CSIR-Central Road Research Institute (CSIR-CRRI), New Delhi to connect farmers to supply chain and freight transportation management system was remotely launched by DG, ICAR and Secretary DARE, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra.
  • Kisan Sabha has 6 major modules taking care of Farmers, Mandi Dealers, Transporters, Mandi Board Members, Service Providers and Consumers.


10. Ministry of Tourism organises 12th webinar of "Dekho Apna Desh" series
  • The 12th session of Ministry of Tourism’s Dekho Apna Desh on 30th April 2020, titled, ‘Celebrating the Incredible Indian Women in Responsible Tourism’ presented some powerful and personal stories of a few incredible women in India, who offer an alternative imagination of travel.
  • The webinar explained how individuals can create change in their life and the communities they live in through tourism.


11. Legendary footballer Chuni Goswami passes away at 82
  • Legendary Footballer Chuni Goswami died in Kolkata on Thursday afternoon after prolonged illness. He was 82. 
  • Chuni Goswami was the captain of the gold medal winning Indian football team of Jakarta Asiad held in 1962. He was awarded Arjun, Padmasree and several others prestigious awards for his outstanding contributions in the field of Sports. 

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