02 MAY 2020 CURRENT AFFAIRS

🌍 International
– USAID to provide USD 3 million to India’s PAHAL project to mitigate the spread of COVID-19
– FIFA launches #WeWillWin campaign to pay tribute to health workers
– Extraordinary Virtual G20 Digital Economy Ministers Summit
🇮🇳 India
– DRDO’s Defence Institute of Advanced Technology DIAT), Pune develops microwave steriliser ‘ATULYA’ to disintegrate COVID-19
– SNBNCBS: S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
– Researchers at Dehradun-based WIHG (Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology) reveal 35,000-year history of river erosion in Ladakh Himalayas
📈 ECONOMY & CORPORATE
– Nitin Gadkari launches portal ((http://ideas. msme.gov.in/)) for uploading ideas and innovations regarding MSMEs
– Centre launches a project monitoring unit (PMU) to facilitate early operationalisation of coal blocks
– RBI extends regulatory benefits under SLF-MF (Special Liquidity Facility for Mutual Funds) scheme to all banks
– Ministry of Shipping launches new website-(shipmin. gov.in)
IBP SURVEY

– The survey was conducted by International Budget Partnership (IBP)
– The survey gave India’s Union Budget process a transparency score of 49 out of 100
🗾 State
– SNBNCBS, Kolkata develops nanomedicine to alter oxidative stress for better immune power to treat viral infections including COVID-19
– Delhi’s famed chronicler R. V. Smith dies at 81; authored books ‘Delhi That No One Knows’ and ‘Capital Vignettes’
– AIIA organises “AYURAKSHA” programme with Delhi Police
😔 Honorable Death
– Actor Rishi Kapoor dies at 67 in Mumbai; won National Film Award for Best Child Artist for his role in Mera Naam Joker (1970)
– Freedom fighter & Padma Shri awardee Hema Bharali passes away

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