Current Affairs 6th May 2021 , Daily GK Update

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Daily GK Update 6 May 2021, Daily Current Affairs 2021 

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National (Current Affairs)

Odisha Govt. announces Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana

Odisha Govt. announces Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana

  • Odisha government has announced Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana for journalists. Odisha has declared the journalists as frontline Covid warriors. It will benet more than 6500 journalists of the state.
  • Under the Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana, a health insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh will be provided to each Journalist.
  • Under the scheme, financial assistance of Rs 15 lakh will be provided to the families of journalists who died from COVID-19 while performing duty.

Note: About Odisha

  • Capital: Bhubaneswar
  • Governor: Ganeshi Lal
  • Chief minister: Naveen Patnaik

Banking and Financial

LIC 10th most-valuable insurance brand, third-strongest globally

LIC 10th most-valuable insurance brand, third-strongest globally

  • State-owned insurance giant Life Insurance Corporation has emerged as the strongest and the tenth most valuable insurance brand globally. According to a report by London-based consultancy firm Brand Finance.
  • The top 10 are dominated mostly by Chinese insurance companies. The US has two companies, while France, Germany and India have one each.

Most valuable insurance companies

  • Rank 1: PingAn Insurance of China-$44 billion
  • Rank 2: China Life Insurance-$22 billion
  • Rank 3: Germany’s Allianz with $20 billion.
  • Rank 10: LIC with $8.65 billion.

Strongest insurance brands

  • Rank 1: Italy’s Poste Italiane
  • Rank 2: Spain’s Mapfre
  • Rank 3: India’s LIC.

Appointment

Vijay Goel appointed as CMD of THDCIL

Vijay Goel appointed as CMD of THDCIL

  • THDC India Ltd has announced that Vijay Goel assumed as chairman and managing director.
  • His appointment will come into effect from May 1, 2021. THDC India Limited, is an Indian electricity utility company and a wholly owned subsidiary of National Thermal Power Corporation.

Note: About THDCIL

  • Founded: 12 July 1988
  • Headquarters : Rishikesh

Book & Author

Meghan Markle Children’s Book ‘The Bench’ released

Meghan Markle Children’s Book ‘The Bench’ released

  • The Bench, Meghan Markle’s first children’s book that’s set for publication on June 8, was inspired by “the special bond” husband Prince Harry and son Archie.
  • The book, with watercolor illustrations by Christian Robinson, began as a poem that Markle says she wrote for Harry on the first Father’s Day after Archie was born.

Important Day

06 May: International No Diet Day

  • International No Diet Day is observed on May 6, and its symbol is a light blue ribbon. It is an annual celebration of body acceptance, including fat acceptance and body shape diversity.
  • The day is dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle with a focus on health at any size and in raising awareness of the potential dangers of dieting and the unlikelihood of success.

Obituary

Rashtriya Lok Dal chief and former Union minister Ajit Singh paassed away

Rashtriya Lok Dal chief and former Union minister Ajit Singh paassed away

  • Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief and former Union minister Chaudhary Ajit Singh died on 6th May. He was 82. Ajit Singh had tested positive for the novel coronavirus on April 20.
  • The son of former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh, Chaudhary Ajit Singh was a seven-time MP from Baghpat. He also served as the Union Minister of Civil Aviation.

Former Head of Mar Thoma Church Dr Philipose Mar Chrysostom Passes Away

  • Former head of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church and the longest-serving bishop in India Dr Philipose Mar Chrysostom died due to age-related ailments on 5th May.
  • He is credited with implementing and formulating many projects to improve the social, economic and cultural condition of the poor and deprived awarded Padma Bhushan in 2018.

Actress Abhilasha Patil passes away due to Covid complications

  • Actress Abhilasha Patil, who featured in films like ‘Good Newwz’, ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ and ‘Chhichhore’, passed away due to Covid-19 complications. She was in her early 40s.
  • Apart from Bollywood movies, Patil also appeared in Marathi films such as ‘Te Aath Diwas’, Bayko Deta Ka Bayko’, ‘Prawaas’, ‘Pipsi’ and ‘Tujha Majha Arrange Marriage’.

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