New Chief Minister of Puducherry: N Rangaswamy
The AINRC founder, N Rangaswamy has been sworn in as the CM of the Union Territory of Puducherry for the fourth time.
He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Lieutenant governor Tamilisai Soundararajan.
It is the first time that Rangaswamy will be heading a coalition cabinet, NDA in the UT, which has members from BJP and AINRC.
Quick Fact: All India NR Congress was founded on February 7, 2011 after splitting from the Indian National Congress.
Advisory group set up by the RBI to assist RRA 2.0
The RBI has initiated an advisory group to assist the second Regulatory Review Authority (RRA 2.0) established by the central bank.
The RRA was formed to streamline regulations and reduce the compliance burden of regulated entities.
The Advisory Group will be headed by SBI Managing Director S Janakiraman.
Quick Fact: RBI 25th Governor: Shaktikanta Das; Headquarters: Mumbai
Remembrance and Reconciliation for the Lost ones during the 2nd World War
The UN marks this time every year from May 8 to May 9.
The day pays tribute to all the victims of the Second World War. This year is the 76th Anniversary of World War II.
The day was declared in 2004 by the United Nations.
Quick Fact: Secretary-General of the United Nations: Antonio Guterres.
Lakshmi Vilas Bank excluded from the second schedule of RBI Act
The RBI has excluded Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) from the Second Schedule of the RBI Act after it merged with DBIL last year.
A bank mentioned in the Second Schedule of the RBI Act is known as ‘Scheduled Commercial Bank’.
LVB is the second private sector bank after Yes Bank which has run into rough weather during this year.
Quick Fact: Lakshmi Vilas Bank Headquarters: Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Online Payments to Farmers & Traders by Kotak Mahindra Bank
KMBL announced its selection as a digital payments partner by the eNAM, a pan-India electronic trading portal for farm produce.
They will enable and facilitate online transactions for all stakeholders on the eNAM platform, including FPOs.
Kotak will provide payment, clearing and settlement services on the eNAM platform to facilitate trade between a buyer and seller of Agri produce.
Quick Fact: Kotak Mahindra Bank CEO: Uday Kotak; Kotak Mahindra Bank Tagline: Let’s make money simple.
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day observed on May 8
The day aims to celebrate the principles of the IRCRC Movement to reduce the suffering of people and enable them to lead a dignified life.
Theme 2021 World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day: ‘Unstoppable’
The day also marks the anniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant (8 May 1828), who was the founder of the ICRC.
Quick Fact: President of the ICRC: Peter Maurer; Headquarters of ICRC: Geneva, Switzerland.
World Thalassemia Day: May 8
This day is marked to memorialize Thalassemia victims and to encourage those who struggle to live with the disease.
The theme for 2021 World Thalassemia Day was ‘Addressing Health Inequalities Across the Global Thalassaemia Community’.
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that is characterised by less haemoglobin and lesser than normal blood cells.
Quick Fact: In India, every year over 10,000 children are diagnosed with Thalassemia.
May 8 marks World Migratory Bird Day
World Migratory Bird Day 2021 is observed globally on 8 May.
‘Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!’ was the theme of this year’s World Migratory Bird Day.
This day aims to raise awareness of migratory birds and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.
Quick Fact: People across the globe take action and organize public events such as bird festivals, education programmes, exhibitions and bird-watching excursions to celebrate WMBD.