#WeWillWin campaign has been launched by Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to support and motivate all those corona warriors who are working at the front line to stop COVID-19 pandemic.
Padma Shree Gandhian, freedom fighter and a social worker Hema Bharali passed away at the age of 101. The then President, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam gave away the National Communal Harmony Award-2005 to Ms. Hema Bharali, in New Delhi on May 1, 2006.
She is known for her contributions for the empowerment of women and efforts towards the upliftment of the socially and financially challenged sections of the society.
Jharkhand has become the first state in the whole country to bring its workers. students ad labourers by train who were stranded in other states and were not able to make there way back home due to nation-wide lockdown imposed because of COVID-19.
Year of awareness on Science & health(YASH) has been launched by National council for Science and technology communication (NCSTC) and Department of Science and Technology(DST) to fight against COVId-19
Chhattisgarh has become the first state in the whole country to provide the highest number of employment under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) during the lockdown period due to COVID-19.
1988 batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh, Giridhar Aramane has been appointed as secretary in the Ministry of Road Transport and HIghways. Proir to this he was serving as additional secretary in the cabinet secretariat.
He has replaced Sanjeev Ranjan who has been appointed as secretary in the Ministry of Shipping.
Karnataka Vikas Grameena bank (KVG Bank) has launched Vikas Abhaya Scheme to support Micro , Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in India that have been affected due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The loan will be for the existing MSME customers who have been regular as on February 29. A maximum loan of up to ₹1 lakh will be provided and no collateral security will be insisted upon. The loan is repayable within 36 months,
Chak-Hao, the black rice of Manipur and the Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh’s terracotta have bagged the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. Chak-Hao, a scented glutinous rice has been in cultivation in Manipur over centuries. It has also been used by traditional medical practitioners as part of traditional medicine.
The terracotta work of Gorakhpur is a centuries-old traditional art form, where the potters make various animal figures like, horses, elephants, camel, goat, ox, etc. with hand-applied ornamentation.Some of the major products of craftsmanship include the Hauda elephants, Mahawatdar horse, deer, camel, five-faced Ganesha, singled-faced Ganesha, elephant table, chandeliers, hanging bells etc.
Professor Shobhana Narasimhan from the Theoretical Sciences Unit (TSU) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), has been elected as an International Honorary Member to the American Academy of Arts and Science.
She has done significant work on the rational design of nanomaterials, examining how the lowering of dimensionality and reduction of size affect material properties.
Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Pune has developed a microwave steriliser “ATULYA” that can disintegrate the novel coronavirus COVID-19 using differential heating in the range of 56 degree to 60 degree celsius.
DIAT is a deemed university under the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)