03 MAY 2020 CURRENT AFFAIRS

SHRAMIK TRAINS
– Railways to run Shramik Special Trains to move persons including migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students stranded at different places due to lockdown
KISAN SABHA APP
– Kisan Sabha App launched to connect farmers to supply chain and freight transportation management system
– Launched by DG, ICAR and Secretary DARE, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra
NFSA
– Five more States/UTs (Bihar, UP, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Daman & Diu) join ‘One Nation-One Ration Card’ system
– Now 17 States/UTs are under this system
– This system enables beneficiaries to obtain foodgrains under NFSA (National Food Security Act) from any Fair Price Shop in the country using the same ration card
📈 ECONOMY & CORPORATE
– 200 more mandis (wholesale markets) across 7 states added to electronic trading platform e-NAM (e-National Agriculture Market) for marketing of agriculture produce
🗾 State
– Manipur: Black rice Chak-Hao gets GI (Geographical Indications) tag
– Foundation day of Gujarat and Maharashtra was celebrated on May 1, 2020. The two states were formed after the enactment of the Bombay Reorganisation Act, 1960.
⛹🏻 Sports
– Cricket: Australia bans use of saliva, sweat to shine ball under COVID-19 guidelines
😔 Honorable Death
– Veteran anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg passes away
– Kulmeet Makkar, CEO, Producers Guild of India (PGI), dies aged 60

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