Daily CURRENT AFFAIRS (2 May 2019)
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World Tuna Day
- On 2 May, the United Nations launched a World Tuna Day to raise awareness and promote more sustainable fishing practices on the importance of tuna. THE first time in 2017, it has been observed. Tuna is one of the world’s most healthy foods.
- A major source of selenium, B3 vitamin (niacin), B12 vitamin, B6 and protein It is also a major source of protein. A t vitamin D and phosphorus are also available.
- Through its livelihood millions of people depend on fishing.
- Hence, sustainable management of marine resources is needed.
Important Short News
- Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena announced that the person’s identification was prohibited from covering the face with burka, veil or in any manner. After the coordinated blasts, order comes a week after three churches and three luxury hotels in the country.
- 111 species of lemurs, 24 are currently critically endangered, 49 endangered and 20 vulnerable have been mentioned in the Red List of Endangered Species (IUCN). Among the threatened species are all lemurs, monkeys, apes, etc. commonly known as species. Lemur is one of Madagascar’s only ones. Indeli is amongst the species of lemurs listed from endangered and endangered critically, the largest of all lemurs and a species of such symbolic importance to Madagascar that it is often compared with the great panda of China. Poachers in Madagascar who do great damage to this joy of biodiversity.
- Kerala Chief Secretary, Sri Tom Jose, was commissioned under Regional Commander Western Region, Inspector General Vijay D. The Indian Coast Guard VesselC-441 was commissioned. Chafekar, Thiruvananthapuram in Vizhinjam Harbour. C-441 is able to perform various tasks, such as close coastal surveillance, prohibition, search and rescue, and aid for crafts and boats at sea in distress. Indian Coast Guards C-441 The search and rescue capabilities in the Kerala Seas will be increased.
- The socialist center-left ruling Spain party won the fast-paced elections. A success for Pedro Sanchez, the outgoing leading socialist. Socialists led by Sanchez, Prime Minister, won 123 seats at the 350-seat Congress of Representatives. In order to maintain power, socialists must seek support from smaller parties, because they do not have a clear majority. After the victory, Sanchez announced that he was about to open talks with other parties soon.
- Bajrang Punia of India is the first Indian wrestler to be invited to a special battle at the iconic Madison Square Garden, New York, US by the American wrestling agency. He will be among the top winners for the 6 May 2019 tournament, which will be chosen by the American governing body. In the “Grapple at the Garden” Beat the Streets, “he takes on double US National Champion Yianni Diakomahlis, who has become the major international wrestling showcase since 2010.
- The GDN is a science-driven plan that is time-bound to save Earth’s diversity and abundance of life. The Paris Climate Agreement would ensure that catastrophic climate change would be avoided, species conservation, and key ecosystem services would be secured. The mission of GDN is to preserve earth’s diversity and life abundance to the cost of USD 100 billion per annum.
National & International News
A joint framework to strengthen partnership in counter-terrorism efforts was signed by the United Nations and the European Union (EU). — A second edition of the EU-UN Leader’s Dialog on Counter-Terrorism held in New York launched the context of the framework. • A new spirit of practical cooperation in the fight against terrorism and the prevention of violent extrimism has been fostered in Dialogue 2. The Dialog was co-convened by the Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service, Vladimir Voronkov, UNOCT Secretary-General (UNSOCT) and Pedro Serrano (EEAD).
Two new Bird Species
- Two new species of birds have been detected at the archipelago of Wakatobi in Sulawesi, Indonesia, by zoologists of Trinity College, with partners of Halu Oleo University (UHO) and Operation Wallacea. Two details of the discovery have been published in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, the Wakatobi White Tony and the Wangi Wangi White Eye (WWS).
- The species found in Indonesia defined by Researchers. For example, it can be difficult to decide where to draw when considering closely related populations of organisms. Recent research has shown that many different species inter-race to some extent, and further blur the lines.
Global Food Policy Report-2019
Recently, the IFPRI released the Global Food Policy Report-2019. Read more… The flagship report of IFPRI examines key issues, developments and decision making in food policy in 2018 and takes account of the challenges and opportunities for 2019.
To address the increasing crisis in rural areas highlights the need for rural re-enhancement.
Thereport says that rural people across the world continue to fight against insecurity of food, persistent poverty and inequality and environmental degradation. The report saysthat rural people around the world.· Policies, institutions and investments can increase access to basic services, create more and better rural jobs, promote equality between women and men and the environment and help rural areas to live and work in a vibrant and healthy way.
Gagandeep Kang is the first Indian female scientist to receive a Royal Society Fellowship (FRS) from Great Britain. She is a clinical scientist, famous for her important role in Rotavac’s development. Rotavac is India’s first indigenous rotavirus vaccine that is responsible for childhood diarrhea.· In 2016, she was awarded the prestigious Life Science Infosys Prize for her contributions to natural rotavirus and other diseases understanding of their history. Towards her she is also the first Indian and the first woman to publish Tropical Medicine Manson’s textbook.
ISSF World Cup Rifle/ Pistol 2019
The ISSF World Cup Rifle / Pistol 2019 event in Pekin, China, finished India top medal tally. TOTA– India won a total of five médailles, taking its 4 medals (3 gold and 1 silver medals) in front of its hosts China (2 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze). India now secured five Olympic quota places in Tokyo 2020 with the win.
Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker’s teenage couple won the gold event at 10 m Air Pistol Mixed Team Pistol. Around 10 meters from the Mixed Team Competition for Anjum Moudgil and young Divyansh Singh Panwar won gold. Around Divyansh Singh Panwar won India’s first single medal in the Men’s 10 m Air Rifle by winning silver. The third gold from India was won at the men’s Air Pistol 10 m event by Abhishek Verma.
Asian Wrestling Championship
- India finished in Xian, China with 16 medals including
- eight (1 gold, 3 silver, 4 bronze) winners for freestyle men,
- four bronze for women and three silver for women and one bronze for Greco Roman wrestlers, respectively. India finished in Asian wrestler championships with four medals for women.
- Wrestler Gurpreet Singh won a silver medal for India in the category of Greek Roman 77 kg.
- Kumar Sunil in category 87 kg men. Gyanender won bronze in 60 kg.
- Harpreet Singh won silver in 82 kg. Only the 65 kilos of men’s free style won the gold medal in Only Bajrang Punia.
Nawegaon National Park
The National Park of Navegaon is a national park in Maharashtra District of Gondia. The name “Navegaon” is derived from the word “nave + gaon,” “nave means newness” in the village of Marathi and Gaon. — Founded in 1975.