Daily Current Affairs 02 May 2020
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Daily Current Affairs – 02 May 2020
Shri Arvind Kumar Sharma has taken over as Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
Shri Arvind Kumar Sharma has held various positions in the Government of Gujarat including field and policy level and has extensive experience in managing portfolios of Regulatory and Development Administration, Disaster Management, Corporate Management, Industrial / Investment Promotion and Infrastructure Development.
- Giridhar Armane has taken charge as the Secretary of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
- Mr. Ajay Tirkey is taking charge as the Secretary of the Ministry of Women and Child Development
May 2 is World Tuna Day
World Tuna Day is celebrated worldwide on 2nd May every year to raise awareness about the importance of tuna fish. It was first observed in 2017.
Sania Mirza became the first Indian to be nominated for the Fed Cup Heart Award
Sania Mirza is the first Indian to be nominated for the Fed Cup Heart Award. Sania has been nominated for the award along with Priscilla Madeleine Nugroho of Indonesia from Asia / Oceania Zone.
Nikkei, a Padma Shri award winning professor at IIT Madras, has been selected for the Asia Award 2020.
Professor T Pradeep, IIT Madras, has been selected for the prestigious Nikkei Asia Award 2020 in the category of ‘Science and Technology’ for his pioneering work in nanotechnology-based water purification.
Ramayana has set a world record and has become the most watched entertainment program
Ramananda Sagar’s epic mythology Ramayana sets new world record for the world’s most-watched entertainment show in 2020
According to DD, Ramayana also recorded the highest number of viewers in a single day and reported 7.7 crore viewers as on 16 April 2020.
For the first time since October 2016, India topped the ICC Test rankings
The Indian cricket team, led by Virat Kohli, has slipped from the top of the ICC Test rankings for the first time in almost four years after the Cricket Parents Association announced the latest rankings.
Australia (116) is the top team from India in the ICC Men’s Test team rankings and New Zealand (115) is in second place. India are now in third place with 114 points.