Current Affairs 1st , 2nd May 2021 , Daily GK Update

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National (Current Affairs)

400th Prakash Purab of Guru Tegh Bahadur

  • On May 1, 2021, India is celebrating four hundredth Prakash Purab of Guru Tegh Bahadur. He was the ninth Sikh Guru.
  • He was born in Amritsar, Punjab in 1621. He was the youngest son of Guru Hargobind Sahib. He wrote 115 hymns that were included in Guru Granth Sahib. His martyrdom ( the suffering of death on account of adherence to a cause ) is commemorated as Shaheedi Divas of Guru Tegh Bahadur. It is commemorated on 24th November every year.
  • Guru Tegh Bahadur was executed on the orders of Aurangazeb. The Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib marks the execution place of Guru Tegh Bahadur and the Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib marks the cremation place of Guru tegh Bahadur.

Banking & Financial

GST revenues touch all-time high of ₹1.41 lakh in April

GST revenues touch all-time high of ₹1.41 lakh in April

  • Gross revenues from the Goods and Services Tax hit a record high of ₹1.41 lakh crore in April 2021, suggesting economic activity may not yet be as badly affected amidst the ongoing second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, as last year.
  • April’s GST collections surpassed the previous highest collections of ₹1.24 lakh crore in March 2021 by 14%, and mark the seventh month in a row since October that GST revenues have crossed ₹1 lakh crore.

Note: List of GST Collection previous months

  • March 2021: Rs. 1.24lacs cr.
  • Feb 2021: Rs 1,13,143 crore
  • January 2021: ₹ 1,19,847 crore
  • December- Rs 1,15,174 crore
  • Novemeber: ₹1.04 lakh crore
  • October 2020: ₹ 1,05,155crore

Appointment

T Rabi Sankar named RBI deputy governor; to succeed B P Kanungo

T Rabi Sankar named RBI deputy governor; to succeed B P Kanungo

  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) executive director T Rabi Sankar has been named as the fourth Deputy Governor of the central bank.
  • Rabi Sankar is in charge of the payments system, fintech, information technology and risk management at the RBI. He succeeds B P Kanungo as the deputy governor, who retired on April 2 after getting a one year extension in his position.

Note: About RBI

  • Governor: Shaktikanta Das
  • Deputy Governor: Mahesh Kumar Jain
  • Deputy Governor: M. D. Patra
  • Deputy Governor: M Rajeshwar Rao

Award

Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun honour to Bengaluru Teacher Shyamala Ganesh

Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun honour to Bengaluru Teacher Shyamala Ganesh

  • The Japanese Government recently awarded the “Order of Rising Sun” to a Bengaluru based Japanese teacher, Shyamala Ganesh.
  • Shyamala is a Japanese teacher at the Septuagenarian institution and also at the Ohara School of Ikebana in RT Nagar, Bengaluru. She has tutored more than hundreds of students since its inception 38 years ago. Ikebana is Japanese art of flower arrangement.
  • About “Order of the Rising Sun honour“: The award is presented to those who have made distinguished achievements in promotion of Japanese culture, achievements in international relations, advancements in their field and conservation of environment.

Defence

NATO Military Joint Exercises launched with Albania

NATO Military Joint Exercises launched with Albania

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation recently launched the joint military exercises in Albania called the “DEFENDER-Europe 21”. Thousands of military forces from the US are participating in the exercise.

In 2021, the exercise is to focus on building operational readiness and interoperability. More than 28,000 troops of the US and its allies are participating. More than 26 countries are to conduct simultaneous operations in more than thirty training areas from Black sea, Balkan regions to Baltics and Africa.

Important Day

1st May: International Labour Day

  • Each year, May 1 is celebrated as International Labour Day, also known as May Day, International Workers’ Day, or as Labour Day across the world.
  • This day is observed to celebrate the labour community around the globe and commemorate their contributions and the historic 1886 Haymarket riots.

1st May: Maharashtra Day and Gujarat Day

1st May: Maharashtra Day and Gujarat Day

  • Every year, Maharashtra Day and Gujart day are celebrated on May 1. It commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra. It was formed on May 1, 1960.
  • The Bombay state was divided into Gujarat and Maharashtra in 1960. Gujarat was formed where people spoke Gujarati and Kutchhi. The other region was named Maharashtra where people spoke Konkani and Marathi.

Obituary

‘Shooter Dadi’ Chandro Tomar passed away

  • Shooter Chandro Tomar, nicknamed ‘Shooter Dadi’, passed away at the age of 89 due to Covid-19 on 30th April.
  • Hailing from the Baghpat village in Uttar Pradesh, Tomar was 60-plus when she picked up the gun for the first time but went on to win many national competitions for veterans, her feats ultimately inspiring the award-winning Bollywood movie ‘Saand ki Aankh’.

Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-winning Moonstruck star passed away

  • Olympia Dukakis, the veteran stage and screen actor whose flair for maternal roles helped her win an Oscar as Cher’s mother in the romantic comedy “Moonstruck,” has died. She was 89.
  • Dukakis won her Oscar through a surprising chain of circumstances, beginning with author Nora Ephron’s recommendation that she play Meryl Streep’s mother in the film version of Ephron’s book “Heartburn.”

Actor and anchor Kanupriya passed away

  • TV actor and anchor Kanupriya passed away due to Covid-19 complications on 1st May.
  • The actor, who has appeared on TV shows such as Bhanwar, Ananro, Kahi Aek Gaon, Kartavya, Meri Kahani, Tesu Ke Phool and, Tumhara Intezar Hai as well as telefilms, also hosted shows for Brahma Kumaris.

Former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee passes away

  • Eminent jurist and former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee passed away on 30th April due to COVID-19 complications.  He received the Padma Vibhushan for championing free speech and human rights.
  • He worked for the Sikh community pro bono after the 1984 riots. He was appointed an Honorary Member of the Order of Australia.

Actor Bikramjeet Kanwarpal passes away

  • Actor Bikramjeet Kanwarpal, who has been a part of many popular films, TV shows and web series, passed away on 30Th April due to Covid-19 complications. He was 52.
  • Bikramjeet Kanwarpal made his acting debut in 2003 after retiring from the Indian Army. He starred in films like Page 3, Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year, Aarakshan, Murder 2, 2 States and The Ghazi Attack among others.

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