G.K Update 5, May 5, 2016 In (English)
By: D.K Choudary
- WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY CELEBRATED ON 3RDMAY
- The World Press Freedom Day observed on 3rd May.
- The theme of the day is Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms – This Is Your Right.
iii. The main aim of day is to draw focus on the freedom of information and ensuring safety for journalists.
- INDIAN RAILWAYS INKS MOU WITH HARYANA AND PUNJAB TO PLANT TREES ALONGSIDE RAILWAY TRACK
- The Union Ministry of Railways and Forest Department of Haryana & Punjab have inked Memorandum of Understanding for plantation of trees alongside Railway Track on Railway Land Boundary.
- Around 5 lakh trees will planted along Railway Track on Railway Land Boundary prior to Monsoon Season.
iii. The MOU is signed with an aim to contribute substantially towards the Green India Mission.
- ADMM PLUS EXERCISE ON MARITIME SECURITY AND COUNTER TERRORISM BEGINS IN BRUNEI
- ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus Exercise on Maritime Security and Counter Terrorism has started in Brunei.
- The exercise seeks to strengthen the strong bilateral ties and extensive maritime interactions between India and ASEAN countries.
iii. ADMM Plus Ex MS & CT is a multinational naval exercise aims at enhancing mutual understanding related to maritime security issues and counter-terrorism operations at sea.
- GOOGLE ACQUIRES START-UP BY INDIAN-ORIGINBUSINESSMAN
- Google has acquired a business technology start-up ‘Synergyse’ founded by an Indian-origin entrepreneur as part of its plans to scale training offerings for Google Apps to its customers and customers’ users.
- The Synergyse is founded by Varun Malhotra in the year 2013.
iii. It aims to teach users how to use Google Apps.
- BHEL COMMISSIONS 600 MW THERMAL POWER PLANT IN MP
- Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has announced the commissioning of a 600 MW coal-based thermal power plant in Madhya Pradesh.
- The project has been developed by Jhabua Power Ltd
iii. This is the second project of commissioned by BHEL after the 600 MW Avantha Bhandar TPP at Raigarh in Chhattisgarh.
- KISHORE BIYANI APPOINTED MD OF BHARTI RETAIL
- Kishore Biyani has been appointed managing director of Bharti Retail .
- Rakesh Biyani, who is also a director at Future Group, has also been appointed as Joint Managing Director of Bharti Retail.
- SACHIN TENDULKAR TO BE INDIA’S GOODWILL AMBASSADOR AT RIO OLYMPICS
- Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has appointed as India’s Olympic goodwill ambassador.
- Now three persons are appointed as goodwill ambassador are Sachin Tendulkar, actor Salman Khan and Shooter Abhinav Bindra.
- VIRAT KOHLI NOMINATED FOR KHEL RATNA AND AJINKYA RAHANE FOR ARJUNA AWARD
- BCCI has nominated Indian Test captain Virat Kohli for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Ajinkya Rahane for Arjuna Award.
- Sports persons nominated for the Khel Ratna Award are shooter Jitu Rai, squash star Dipika Pallikal, athlete Tintu Luka and ace golferAnirban Lahiri.
iii. For Arjuna Awards Athletes Lalita Babar and OP Jaisha, shooters PN Prakash and Apurvi Chandela, and archer Laxmirani Majhi have been nominated.