Noted Indian actor Irrfan Khan passes away
He had worked in Hollywood and British movies, along with his work in Indian films
He was the recipient of many awards, including including a National Film Award, an Asian Film Award, and four Filmfare Awards
He had also been awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour
2.Science and Technology
First merger of two black holes with unequal masses detected
The gravitational wave observatories at LIGO scientific collaboration have detected a merger of two unequal-mass black holes.
The merging black holes were about 30 and 8 times the Sun’s mass
This observation is another proof of Einstein’s theory of general relativity.
Quick facts: Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is a large-scale physics experiment and observatory to detect cosmic gravitational waves
3.Person in News
Shiv Das Meena takes charge as HUDCO’s CMD
Shiv Das Meena is presently holding the position of additional Secretary in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
He has also been appointed as chairman and managing director of Housing and Urban Development Corporation
Quick facts: The headquarters of HUDCO is located in New Delhi
Noted Odia Dramatist Bijay Mishra passes away
He had received Kendra Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2013 for his book ”Banaprastha”
He was also a recipient of Odisha Sahitya Akademi award.
11th Session of Petersberg Climate Dialogue held
The session included India and 30 other countries deliberating over ways to reinvigorate economies and societies after COVID-19, while balancing the need for climate action and support to the most vulnerable.
The Dialogue has been hosted by Germany since 2010 as a forum for discussion of high-level climate-related political discussions.
Axis Bank to acquire 29% stake in Max Life Insurance
This move will raise Axis Bank’s total holding in the life insurer to 30 per cent after the completion of the deal
Max Financial Services will hold the remaining 70 per cent in the joint venture
Thus, Max Life would become a 70:30 joint venture after the deal.
Quick facts: Amitabh Chaudhry is the CEO of Axis Bank