Facebook to introduce vaccine finder tool on mobile app in India
Facebook partnered with GOI to roll out a vaccine finder tool which will help people identify places nearby to get vaccinated.
They announced a USD 10 million grant for emergency response efforts for the COVID-19 situation in the country.
In this tool, vaccine centre locations and their hours of operation have been provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
Quick Fact: Chief Executive Officer of Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook Headquarters: California, US.
₹3 crore penalty on ICICI Bank imposed by the RBI
This penalty has been imposed for non-compliance with its directions in the matter of shifting of securities from one category to another.
This penalty has been imposed in exercise of powers vested in RBI under the provisions of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (the Act).
RBI observed that in the matter of shifting of securities from one category to another revealed, inter alia, contravention of the aforesaid directions issued by it.
Quick Fact: ICICI Bank MD & CEO: Sandeep Bakhshi; ICICI Bank Tagline: Hum Hai na, Khayal aapka.
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NHRC acting chairperson – Justice Pant
NHRC member Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant was appointed as the acting chairperson of the Commission with effect from April 25.
A former Supreme Court judge, Justice Pant was appointed member of the NHRC on April 22, 2019.
The post of a chairperson has been vacant since Justice H.L. Dattu, a former Chief Justice of India, completed his tenure on December 2, 2020.
Quick Fact: National Human Rights Commission Jurisdiction: Government of India; National Human Rights Commission Headquarters: New Delhi.
Sindhu, Michelle Li – New ambassadors for IOC’s ‘Believe in Sport’ campaign
The BWF announced that Indian shuttler PV Sindhu and Canada’s Michelle Li have been nominated as athlete ambassadors for the IOC.
Their ‘Believe in Sport’ campaign aims at preventing competition manipulation.
Sindhu and Li will be working with other athlete ambassadors to raise awareness on competition manipulation amongst athletes.
Quick Fact: International Olympic Committee Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland; International Olympic Committee President: Thomas Bach;
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Mahesh Balasubramanian appointed as Kotak Mahindra Life’s MD
KLI announced it has appointed Mahesh Balasubramanian as managing director of the company.
The company is in receipt of approval from the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India for the appointment of Balasubramanian.
The appointment is for a period of three years. Suresh Agarwal has been elevated to MD & CEO of Kotak General Insurance.
Quick Fact: G Murlidhar was the former MD of Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance.
World Asthma Day 2021: May 4
World Asthma Day is observed every year on the 1st Tuesday of May. This year, World Asthma Day was observed on May 4, 2021.
Whilst the primary focus is supporting the person with asthma, support may also extend to family, friends and caregivers.
The theme for 2021 World Asthma Day is ‘Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions’.
Quick Fact: World Asthma Day is annually organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA).
Coal Miners’ Day: 4 May
This day is celebrated to recognize the hard work of some of the great unsung heroes of the Industrial Revolution.
The day is celebrated to show appreciation for the coal miners and honour their accomplishments.
They dig deep into the Earth to bring out the riches that help to sustain our life. Coal mining is one of the toughest professions.
Quick Fact: Coal in India has been mined since 1774 and is now the second fastest mined in the world.
International Firefighters’ Day: May 4
The International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is observed on May 4 every year since 1999.
The day is celebrated to recognise and honour the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure that their communities and environment are as safe as possible.
The day was instituted, after the deaths of five firefighters in tragic circumstances in a bushfire in Australia on 2 December 1998.
Quick Fact: The capital city of Australia is Canberra.