02nd May 2020 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam

Read the daily GK update of 02nd May 2020. In today's GK Update we are covering the following news headlines: ATULYA, CSIR-CSIO, MoRTH, Kisan Sabha App, MSP and many more. Read the daily GK update for upcoming competitive exams in 2020.

| Updated On May 4th, 2020 at 05:37 pm

Here is the daily GK update of 02nd May 2020 covering the following news headlines: ATULYA, CSIR-CSIO, MoRTH, Kisan Sabha App, MSP.

Daily GK updates are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for banking or other competitive exams. Daily GK Update is the complete bag of the important news that held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about the banking terms, current affairs news, etc. So, here is the GK update of 02nd May 2020 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

National News

1. GoI increases MSP for Minor Forest Produce ranging from 16% to 66%

The Government of India has raised the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Minor Forest Produce (MFP) of 49 items. The increase in MSP across various items of minor forest produce varies from 16% to 66%. The Pricing Cell set up under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India revises the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Minor Forest Produce (MFP) once in every 3 years.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister for Tribal Affairs: Arjun Munda.
  • Minister of State for Tribal Affairs: Renuka Singh Saruta.

2. “Kisan Sabha App” developed by CSIR-Central Road Research Institute

“Kisan Sabha App” has been developed by CSIR-Central Road Research Institute (CSIR-CRRI) to connect farmers to supply chain and freight transportation management system. The portal will be a single stop for every entity related to agriculture such as farmer who needs good price for the crops, mandi dealer who needs to connect to more farmers, and truckers who repeatedly go empty from the mandis. The prime objective of Kisan Sabha app is to provide the most economical as well as timely logistics help to the farmers.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare: Narendra Singh Tomar.
  • Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare: Parshottam Rupala.

Appointments

3. Arvind Kumar Sharma assumes charge as Secretary to MSME Ministry

Arvind Kumar Sharma has assumed the charge as Secretary to the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Before assuming charge as Secretary to MSME Ministry, he was serving as Additional Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: Nitin Jairam Gadkari.

4. Giridhar Aramane assumes charge as Secretary to MoRTH

Giridhar Aramane has assumed the charge as Secretary to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. He has replaced Sanjeev Ranjan who has been appointed as secretary in the Ministry of Shipping. Before assuming charge as Secretary to MoRTH, he was serving as Additional Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways: Nitin Jairam Gadkari.

Awards and Rewards

5. American Academy of Arts and Sciences honours Professor Shobhana Narasimhan

Professor Shobhana Narasimhan has been elected as an International Honorary Member to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been honoured for her distinguished work in the field of sciences. She has done remarkable work on the rational design of nanomaterials, determining the affect of lowering of dimensionality and reduction of size on the properties of material. Albert Einstein, Nelson Mandela and Charles Darwin are some of the previous International Honorary Members being honoured by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Science and Technology

6. CSIR-CSIO creates Electrostatic Disinfection Machine for disinfection

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR’s Scientific Instruments Organisation, Chandigarh has developed an Electrostatic Disinfection Machine that is effective in the disinfection and sanitization process by reducing the spread of coronavirus and pathogens. The machine works on the electrostatic principle and makes uniform and fine spray droplets of disinfectants to kill microorganisms and viruses.

7. Microwave steriliser “ATULYA” developed to disintegrate COVID-19

A microwave steriliser has been developed by the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune and named as “ATULYA”. The microwave steriliser will disintegrate the COVID-19 virus with the help of differential heating in the range of 56 degree to 60 degree Celsius temperatures. Weighing 3 kilogrammes, it can be used to sterilise non-metallic objects only within a time frame of 30 seconds to one minute.

Obituaries

8. Veteran anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg passes away

Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg passed away. He played an instrumental role in South African liberation struggle. He was sentenced with imprisonment of 22 years for his involvement with the ANC’s fight against apartheid and spent 22 years in a whites-only prison in the capital Pretoria. Apartheid was the racist system of oppression forced by the white minority government.

Books and Authors

9. Union Culture Minister releases e-book “Prof. B.B. Lal: India Rediscovered”

Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel has released an e-book titled “Prof. B.B. Lal: India Rediscovered” on the occasion of centenary year of great archaeologist Professor B. B. Lal. E-book titled “Prof. B.B. Lal: India Rediscovered” has been prepared by the Ministry of culture along with Prof B B Lal Centenary Celebration Committee.

Important Days

10. 2nd May globally observed as World Tuna Day 

World Tuna Day is observed globally on 2nd May every year to raise awareness about the importance of tuna fish. It was observed for the first time in 2017. More than 96 countries have tuna fisheries, and their capacity is constantly growing. The World Tuna Day was officially proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) by adopting resolution 71/124 in December 2016.

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