1st - 7th May 2024


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  1. The Critical Minerals Summit 2024 was held in

·         New Delhi

  1. Tamil Nadu state’s education department recently released the Guidelines for

·         Elimination of Corporal Punishment (GECP) in school

  1. According to an Invest India report, India’s e-commerce market is expected to grow to $325 billion by year

·         2030

  1. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, organisation has advised all states and UTs to “completely prohibit”

·         all harmful sharp threads or “manjha”

  1. The captain of the Indian team in the Asia Rugby Men’s 15s Championship Division-1

·         Deepak Punia

  1. The new Deputy Prime Minister of Pakistan

·         Muhammad  Ishaq Dar (Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party)

  1. The new MD and CEO of Ujjivan SFB (Ujjivan Small Finance Bank) with effect from 01.07.2024

·         Sanjeev Nautiyal

  1. The new Prime Minister of Solomon Islands

·         Jeremiah Manele

  1. China has launched the Moon mission

·         Chang'e-6

  1. Part-time chairman of HDFC Bank for three years from 05 May 2024 to 04 May 2027

·         Atanu Chakraborty

  1. For the first time in Tripura, Bru migrants have voted in the Lok Sabha elections 2024.

  2. The title of 'Miss Universe Buenos Aires 2024' has been won by

·         Alejandra Marisa Rodriguez

  1. Hollywood actress Meryl Streep will be receiving the award

·         Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival 2024

  1. NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL)  has signed an agreement with Bank of Namibia (BON)

·         To develop UPI-like instant payment system in Namibia

  1. India will host  the prestigious 46th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting in

·         2024

  1. Assam's wildlife biologist Dr. Purnima Devi Barman has been honoured with the

·         Whitley Gold Award (for the second time)

  1. Annual astro tourism campaign Nakshatra Sabha will be organized in

·         Uttarakhand

  1. The world's first CNG powered motorcycle will be launched by

·         Bajaj Auto on June 18, 2024

  1. Senior IRTS officer Shashi Bhushan Singh has been appointed as the Secretary of

·         National Jute Board in Kolkata

  1. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has secured first place in the

·         Gulf Youth Games 2024

  1. Vaishali Ramesh Babu has been honoured with the title of Grandmaster by the

·         International Chess Federation

  1. The seventh Joint Defense Cooperation Committee (JDCC) meeting between India and Indonesia will be held in

    ·         New Delhi on May 03, 2024

  2. Indian Army and Punit Balan Group have created the first Constitution Garden in

·         Pune

  1. The 11th India-New Zealand Joint Trade Committee (JTC) meeting was held in

·         New Zealand

  1. India's first AI-driven Income Tax mobile app has been launched by

·         EZTax

  1. Senior IRS officer Pratima Singh has been appointed as the Director of

·         Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade' (DPIIT)

  1. Prof. Mohammad Rihan of Aligarh Muslim University has taken charge as the Director General of

·         National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE)

  1. The Indian Navy has successfully test-fired the Supersonic Missile-Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) system off the

·         Coast of Odisha

  1. Indian Edtech startup Emeritus has topped

·         TIME's global rankings (Magazine's - World's Top EdTech Companies of 2024)

  1. The new Vice Chief of the Indian Naval Staff

·         Vice Admiral Krishna Swaminathan

  1. Senior Indian Information Service officer Moushumi Chakraborty has been appointed as

·         Director General of All India Radio News or Akashvani

  1. Sri Lanka has lifted the ban on import of trucks and heavy vehicles.

  2. Shri K V Kamath has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the

·         Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)

  1. Justice (Retd) Dinesh Kumar has been appointed as the Presiding Officer of the

·         Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT)

  1. Famous Bollywood actress Hema Malini and Saira Bano along with 8 other prominent personalities have been honoured with

·         Pandit Lacchu Maharaj Award

  1. The book titled 'The Winner’s Mindset' is written by

·         Shane Watson (former Australian all-rounder)

  1. The new director of the Department of Land Resources

·         Sarvadanand Baranwal (an Indian Statistical Service (ISS) officer, 2010 batch)

  1. IIT Guwahati has developed innovative

·         3D printed dummy ballot unit

  1. Ministry of Mines has signed MoU with Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

·         to provide knowledge based co-operation in the field of critical minerals

  1. Nepal's BLC Group and India's Yotta Data Services Private Limited have signed an agreement

·         To build the first super cloud data centre facility called 'K1' in Ramkot, near Kathmandu, Nepal

  1. IVMA (Indian Vaccine Manufacturers Association) has appointed the new president of the association

·         Dr. Krishna M Ella (Bharat Biotech's co-founder and executive chairman)

  1. Alok Shukla, convener of the Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan has been awarded the

·         Goldman Environmental Prize 2024

  1. NHPC (National Hydroelectric Power Corporation) Limited will collaborate with ‘Ocean Sun’ a Norwegian Company for the implementation of

·         floating solar energy technology in India

  1. India has won 29 medals (7 gold, 11 silver and 11 bronze medals) in the Asian

·         U-20 Athletics Championship 2024

  1. Uttarakhand state government has cancelled the manufacturing license of 14 products of

·         Patanjali Ayurveda Limited

  1. India has got 159th rank in the

· World Press Freedom Index 2024

  1. International Labour Day 2024 is held on

·         1st May

(Theme-To ensure workplace safety and health amidst climate change)

  1. Gujarat  and Maharashtra foundation Day is celebrated on

·         1st May to mark the formation of the state 

  1. World Tuna Day 2024 is celebrated on

·         2nd May

  1. Press Freedom Day 2024 is celebrated on

·         3rd May 

Theme- A Press for the Planet: Journalism in the Face of the Environmental Crisis

  1. Coal Miner’s Day 2024 is celebrated on

·         4th May

  1. International Firefighters Day is celebrated on

·         4th May

  1. World Laughter Day 2024 is celebrated on the first Sunday of May

·         5th May

(Theme-Laugh Together, Heal Together)

World Laughter Day was first celebrated on 10 May 1998 in Mumbai

  1. World Asthma Day is celebrated on First Tuesday of May

·         7th May (Theme-Asthma Education Empowers)

  1. Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti is celebrated on

·         7th May

  1. World Athletics Day 2024 is celebrated on

·         7th May