Current Affairs 3rd May 2021 , Daily GK Update

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Daily GK Update 3 May 2021, Daily Current Affairs 2021 

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Banking & Financial

Barclays cuts FY22 GDP growth forecast to 10%

Barclays cuts FY22 GDP growth forecast to 10%

  • Global brokerage firm Barclays cut India’s FY22 GDP growth estimate to 10 per cent from earlier 11 per cent.
  • If the ongoing localised lockdowns continue till June, it will lead to economic losses of USD 38.4 billion.

Note: India GDP projected F22 (2021-2022)

  • Word Bank-10.1%
  • ICRA-10%
  • ADB-11%
  • Crisil-11%
  • UBS-10%
  • Fitch-12.8%
  • UN-7.3%
  • SBI-10.4%
  • IMF-12.5%

Appointment

Amit Banerjee Appointed as new CMD of BEML Limited

Amit Banerjee Appointed as new CMD of BEML Limited

  • Amit Banerjee has been appointed as the new Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of BEML Limited, a Miniratna Defence PSU under the Ministry of Defence.
  • Mr Banerjee was appointed on April 26, 2021 by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB), the organisation responsible for making top-level appointments in PSUs. He succeeds former BEML CMD DK Hota, who superannuated on January 31, 2021.

Note: About BEML

  • Headquarters: Bengaluru
  • Founded: May 1964

Kotak Mahindra Life appoints Mahesh Balasubramanian as MD

Kotak Mahindra Life appoints Mahesh Balasubramanian as MD

  • Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance Company Limited (KLI) on 1st May accounced it has appointed Mahesh Balasubramanian as managing director of the company. He has been appointed following the retirement of G Murlidhar.
  • Suresh Agarwal has been elevated to MD & CEO of Kotak General Insurance.

Sport

Lewis Hamilton won the Portuguese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton won the Portuguese Grand Prix

  • Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Portuguese Grand Prix for Mercedes on 2nd May to stretch his Formula One lead over Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to eight points after three races.
  • Max Verstappen (Red bull) and Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) stand 2nd and 3rd Position respectively.

Note: List of 2021 F1 Race

  • Bahrain F1 Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain)
  • Emilia Romagna F1 Grand Prix: Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands)

Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera retires from international cricket

Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera retires from international cricket

  • Sri Lanka all-rounder and former captain Thisara Perera on 3rd May announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect.
  • The 32-year-old, who represented Sri Lanka in six Tests, 166 ODIs and 84 T20s, is expected to keep playing franchise cricket around the world.

Important Day

02 May: World Laughter Day 2021

  • World Laughter Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May every year. It is a day to raise awareness about laughter and its many healing benefits.
  • World Laughter Day was first celebrated on May 10, 1998, in Mumbai upon the initiation of Dr Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement.

3rd May: World Press Freedom Day 2021

  • 3rd May Every year, World Press Freedom Day is celebrated all around the world. World Press Freedom Day is a special day that symbolises and celebrates the spirit of journalism and pays gratitude to those dedicated journalists who have spent their lives exposing the truth of the world to the public.
  • Hailed as the fourth pillar of democracy, the press – its reporters, editors and photographers – have always risked their reputations and lives for the truth behind events.
  • Theme 2021: ‘Information as a Public Good’

Obituary

Veteran Football Administrator and Hindustan FC Owner DK Bose passed away

  • Veteran football administrator and Hindustan FC owner Dilip Kumar Bose died at a local hospital here after battling COVID-19. He was 70.
  • Bose was part of Executive Committee of the then Delhi Soccer Association for many years. He was also part of the organising committees whenever Delhi organised any international or national competitions.

Sitar maestro Pandit Devabrata Chaudhuri Passes Away

  • Sitar maestro Pandit Debu Chaudhuri has passed away following COVID-19 related complications.
  • The Legend of Sitar belonged to the Senia or Gharana style of music. He had been awarded the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri.

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