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  1. First Indian to be awarded Bharat Ratna – C. Rajgopalachari
  2. The first Bharat Ratna – S. S. Radhakrishnan
  3. Lal Bahadur Shastri, the first person to be awarded Bharat Ratna posthumously
  4. The first scientist to be honored with Bharat Ratna – C.V. Raman
  5. The first and only industrialist to be honored with Bharat Ratna – J. R. Da Tata
  6. First lady to be honored with Bharat Ratna – Shri Mati Indira Gandhi
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THE HINDU NEWSPAPER IMPORTANT ARTICLES 03.05.2021

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Sunday, May 02, 2021

Daily Current Affairs, 01st May 2021

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1)  International Workers’ Day: 1st May

•International Labour Day (also known as May Day or International Workers’ Day) is celebrated across the world on the 1st of May every year. The day celebrates the struggle, dedication and commitment of the working class and is an annual public holiday in several countries.


2)  Karnal Admin rolls out ‘Oxygen on wheels’ to tackle oxygen crisis

•In wake of the acute oxygen shortage across the country, the Karnal administration (Haryana) has rolled out ‘Oxygen on wheels’ to assist hospitals in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and oxygen crisis. The purpose is to ensure a smooth supply of medical oxygen to hospitals treating Covid patients.


•Under this initiative, a carrier vehicle called a Mobile oxygen bank loaded with 100 Oxygen Cylinders reaches out to any district hospital which requisitions its urgent supply. This Round clock service has been able to cater to the demands of various hospitals in the area. The initiative is functional 24*7 for all hospitals in the Karnal district.


3)  UK become the first country to allow Driverless cars on roads

•The United Kingdom has become the first country to announce regulation for the use of self-driving vehicles at low speeds. The UK wants to be at the forefront in rolling out autonomous driving technology. The Government of the UK forecasts that around 40% of UK cars will have self-driving capabilities by 2035. This will create 38,000 jobs in the country. The speed limit of the ALKS is to be set at 37 miles per hour. The ALKS shall drive itself in a single lane.


4)  Vaishali Hiwase becomes 1st woman to be appointed officer commanding in BRO

•Vaishali S Hiwase became the first woman officer to be appointed as officer commanding in the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) where she will be responsible for providing connectivity through an Indo-China border road. Vaishali is from Wardha, Maharashtra, and has completed a successful demanding tenure in Kargil.


•In a first, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has appointed a woman officer to command a Road Construction Company (RCC) tasked to provide connectivity in a high-altitude area along the India-China border.


5)  Indian Bank signs MoU with BSNL

•Indian Bank signed an MoU with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited to provide seamless telecom services to the Indian Bank at competitive market rates. This means the telco might be availing its services to the bank for a lower market rate than usual.


•The bank is already using the services of BSNL and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited for its Wide Area Network across the country Dr VK Sanjeevi, chief general manager of Chennai Telephones said that BSNL and its subsidiary MTNL is connecting 5,000 branches and ATMs of Indian Bank.


6)  LIC Among Top Ten Most-Valuable Insurance Brand Globally

•The state-owned insurance behemoth ‘Life Insurance Corporation (LIC)’ has emerged as the third strongest and the tenth most valuable insurance brand globally, in Brand Finance Insurance 100 report for 2021. The annual report is released by London-based brand valuation consultancy firm Brand Finance, to identify the most valuable and strongest insurance brands globally.


According to the report:


1.Most Valuable Indian Insurance Brand – LIC (10th)

2.Most Strongest Indian Insurance Brand – LIC (3rd)

3.Most Valuable Global Insurance Brand – Ping An Insurance, China

4.Most Strongest Global Insurance Brand – Poste Italiane, Italy

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The HINDU Notes – 01st May 2021

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📰 DRDO hands over 75 large oxygen cylinders for use in Delhi

Rajnath grants emergency financial powers to armed forces to speed up efforts to tide over COVID-19 crisis

•To meet the urgent requirement of oxygen in various parts of the country, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is arranging big size oxygen cylinders for fulfilling requirements of different hospitals.

•In a separate development, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh invoked special provisions and granted emergency financial powers to the armed forces to empower them and speed up their efforts to tide over the current COVID-19 situation.

•“In this regard, the DRDO has handed over 75 such cylinders to the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of NCT of Delhi on Thursday,” a DRDO statement said. Forty cylinders of same capacity were handed over to Cabinet Secretariat officials on Friday for utilisation at the Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre at Radha Soami Satsang Beas at Chhatarpur in New Delhi.

•These cylinders are of 80 litres water capacity each and can be pressurised up to 130 bar because of which each of these cylinders can store 10,000 litres of oxygen, the statement said.

•These cylinders are high pressure seamless cylinders certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards and approved by the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) and have been airlifted from Vadodara, Gujarat. Efforts are being made for arranging many more such cylinders for different hospitals, the DRDO added.

Emergency powers

•The emergency financial powers will help formation commanders to establish and operate quarantine facilities, hospitals and undertake procurement, repair of equipment, items, material and stores, besides provisioning of various services and works required to support the ongoing effort against the pandemic, the Defence Ministry said.

•Under these powers, Vice Chiefs of the armed forces, including the Chief Of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs Of Staff Committee (CISC) and General Officer Commanding-in-Chiefs (GOC-in-Cs) and equivalents of all three Services have been given full powers, whereas Corps Commanders and Area Commanders have been delegated powers up to ₹50 lakh per case and Division Commanders, Sub Area Commanders and equivalents have been delegated powers up to ₹20 lakh per case. “These powers have been devolved initially for three months from May 1 to July 31, 2021. These are in addition to the emergency powers delegated to the medical officers of the armed forces last week,” the Ministry said.

Navy contingent

•The Navy has sent a 76-member medical contingent from five Naval hospitals around the country to bolster availability of trained manpower in the 900-bed COVID hospital in Ahmedabad.

•The Cantonment Boards have extended support to civil administration in various parts of the country to tide over the surge in cases. “Presently, 39 Cantonment Boards (CB) are maintaining 40 general hospitals with 1,240 beds. CB hospitals at Pune, Kirkee and Deolali with 304 beds have been designated as dedicated COVID hospitals.,” a Defence Ministry statement said.

•Cantonment General Hospitals of Kirkee, Deolali, Dehuroad, Jhansi and Ahmednagar have been designated as COVID care centres with 418 beds. “A dedicated COVID health centre at Dehuroad is ready and would become functional soon, while the ICU facility with six beds is being set up at CGH, Kirkee. Oxygen support is available in 37 CBs and presently they have a stock of 658 cylinders,” the Ministry added.

📰 A timely warning: On Supreme Court intervention against clampdown on information

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Saturday, May 01, 2021

UPSC IAS Prelims 2021: Last Two Months Revision Plan for Qualifying Exam

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 UPSC IAS Study Plan: UPSC is going to conduct the UPSC IAS Prelims 2021 exam on 27th June in written format for the recruitment of officers in Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Indian Defence Accounts Service, Indian Railway Traffic Service, Indian Information Service, Delhi/Andaman & Nicobar Islands/Lakshadweep/Daman & Diu/Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service and others. In this article, we have shared below the detailed 30 Days and 15 Days Study Plan to crack the UPSC IAS Civil Services Prelims exam with flying colours. Go through the study plan below and start your last resort IAS Prelims exam revision.

Preparation for UPSC Prelims GS Paper

Once you are thorough with all the preparation, the next step is to plan your study schedule for the next 2 months for revision. With only 60 days available aspirants need to all the syllabus to qualify for the exam. Below we have provided a list of resources that should be followed for each subject:

➨ Current Affairs: There is no decided pattern for GS Prelims and every year the ratio of questions from each section varies. That is why aspirants should prepare the current affairs for the last 18-24 months. 

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