Day May 5, 2020

KS Nisar Ahmed

• Renowned Kannada poet KS Nisar Ahmed died on Sunday in his residence in Bengaluru. He was 85. He was suffering from cancer and breathed his last in his house in Padmanabha Nagar. About: • Born on February 5, 1936,…

Bharatmarket

• Traders’ body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has announced to launch a national e-commerce marketplace ‘Bharat market’ soon for all retail traders in collaboration with several technology partners. About: • CAIT said the marketplace will integrate capabilities of…

World Press Freedom Day

• The 27th celebration of World Press Freedom Day was organized by UNESCO. About: • World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference. • Since then, 3…

World Press Freedom Index 2020

• The latest survey of the global body, Reporters Without Borders, that shows India dropping two places on the global press freedom index ranking to 142nd place in the list of 180 countries. India’s neighbors — Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri…

Non-Aligned Movement

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the Virtual Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit through Video Conferencing on May 4, 2020. The summit will discuss the enhanced coordination of the member states in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic. About:…

Central Administrative Tribunal

• The Centre clarified that all service matters of the employees of the Central government and the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh will be heard by the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Bench of Jammu and Kashmir instead…

Neuroendocrine cancer

• Famous Bollywood actor, Irrfan Khan, who passed away after a case of colon infection was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer in 2018. About: • Neuroendocrine cancer is one form of rare cancer that affects the specialized cells of the body.…