Vehicle helpline ‘COVI Van’ for senior citizens by Delhi Police
The Delhi Police has launched a helpline for senior citizens struggling with essentials and daily needs amidst the pandemic.
The South District Police launched a COVI Van Helpline for senior citizens in the neighbourhood during the coronavirus situation.
The launching of the COVI Van has been circulated in the Greater Kailash -1 area through beat officers and RWA.
Quick Fact: Chief Minister of Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal; Governor of Delhi: Anil Baijal.
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Arun Kumar Singh appointed as next CMD of BPCL
PESB, the government’s talent agent, has picked Arun Kumar Singh as the CMD of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL).
Arun Kumar Singh is the director of marketing at BPCL and holds additional charge of Director, Refineries.
This selection will be processed by the ACC led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Quick Fact: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd Headquarters: Mumbai; Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd Founded: 1952.
Opposition escalated between Israel and Hamas after air strikes
The Israeli military has bombarded rockets in different areas of Gaza, this being the most intense airstrike in Gaza since 2014.
Hamas had directed hundreds of rockets towards Israel on May 10, after which, Israel carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Gaza.
Hamas sent rockets towards Israel protesting against the clash between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters in the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Quick Fact: Israel Capital: Jerusalem; Israel Currency: Israeli shekel; PM of Israel: Benjamin Netanyahu.
India’s GDP Forecast: 9.2% for FY22, as projected by Care Ratings
The domestic rating agency revised the GDP growth forecast of India for the fiscal year 2021-2022 (FY22) to 9.2%.
This prediction is lower than the 10.2% estimated earlier in April 2021.
The revision was made citing the adverse effect of the second wave of the pandemic in India.
Quick Fact: CARE Ratings: Mumbai, Maharashtra; CARE Ratings MD and CEO: Ajay Mahajan.
Classified Yaogan satellites launched by China
China recently launched a Yaogan satellite, Changsei 2C rocket, from the Xichang satellite launch centre.
This satellite joined the previous seven groups in orbit that were launched after 2017.
The satellite will be used for electromagnetic environmental surveys and other related technical tests.
Quick Fact: Yaogan is a series of Chinese reconnaissance satellites launched in the early 21st century.
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Union Cabinet approves MoU between ICAI and QFCA
The MoU signed between the two nations will strengthen the accounting profession and entrepreneurship base in Qatar.
The ICAI has a strong membership base in Qatar (Doha) and the Middle East Chapter, being one of the most vibrant chapters of ICAI.
The signed MoU will benefit the Qatar Financial Centre Authority and Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Quick Fact: ICAI President: CA Nihar Niranjan Jambusaria; Vice President ICAI: CA Debashis Mitra; Secretary ICAI: CA Mukesh Kumar Jain.
India retains top spot in ICC Test Team Rankings 2021
India continued to hold its top spot in the ICC Test Team Rankings released by the ICC on May 13, 2021.
India lead the table with 121 rating after having accumulated 2914 points from 24 matches.
New Zealand held on to the second spot on the ICC Test Team Rankings.
Quick Fact: ICC Format: Test Cricket; First Edition: 2019.