1. UPSC Civil Services Prelims to be held on October 4, mains on January 8
The UPSC civil services preliminary examination 2020, which was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, will now be conducted on October 4, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) reported on Friday. It likewise said the character trial of the applicants chosen through the most recent year’s considerate administrations fundamental and mains will continue from July 20. The current year’s UPSC Civil Services fundamental test was before booked to be conducted on May 31, yet it was conceded because of the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.
2. Ahead of talks with China over Ladakh standoff, India signals a realistic approach
Officials of Indian military will be conducting a meeting on Saturday with their Chinese counterparts with the motive to resolve the month-long row over the Line of Actual Control with the knowledge that it may not be possible to achieve an immediate breakthrough to the Ladakh standoff, people familiar with the development told the media.
3. Environment Minister Javadekar launches Urban Forest Program on World Environment Day
On the event of World Environment Day, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar on Friday propelled the urban timberland program in 200 company urban areas of India.”We have forests in rural areas but not much in urban areas. In many cities, there are 2-3 forests but we need more. Therefore, we have introduced the scheme of urban forests. In cities, there are gardens but not forests. We have to create forests so we decided to launch an urban forest programme in 200 corporation cities of India. We will fund it to some extent to compound it and to carry out minimum services there,” Javadekar said at the virtual celebration of World Environment Day 2020.
4. NASA paying Russia $90M to send astronaut to ISS despite SpaceX launch success
NASA has hit an arrangement with its Russian partner, Roscosmos, to purchase a seat on a Soyuz team dispatch this fall, knocking a cosmonaut from that trip as a byproduct of $90 million and a touch of freight on a U.S.- manufactured shuttle. The understanding, which NASA reported yesterday (May 12), comes similarly as the space organization gets ready to dispatch two space travelers on a U.S. rocket. On May 27, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will step onboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon case for an experimental drill to the International Space Station. In any case, that flight has been bound to happen: NASA marked agreements with SpaceX and a subsequent organization, Boeing, in 2014. What’s more, as the organizations have structured, fabricated and tried their vehicles, NASA has paid Roscosmos to ship space travelers to the circling research facility — this fall once and for all, the office trusts
5. Cristiano Ronaldo becomes 1st footballer to earn $1 billion across career: Forbes
Cristiano Ronaldo has become the principal footballer to gain over $1 billion, as per Forbes, putting him in front of opponent Lionel Messi. Ronaldo, 35, is positioned at No. 4 in the business magazine’s rundown of the world’s most generously compensated figures in 2020 – behind just Kylie Jenner, Kanye West and Roger Federer – with examination proposing he acquired $105 million preceding expense over the previous year.
6. 47-year-old former Playboy model buys football club in Romania
Anamaria Prodan-Reghecampf, a 47-year-old football agent and former playboy model, has completed a takeover of debt-ridden top division club AFC Hermannstadt n Romania. As per the estimates by Romanian media, Hermannstadt, which was founded in 2015 and secured its first top-flight promotion in2018, has a debt of more than $1 million. Anamaria is married to former Romania international Laurenti Reghecampf.
7. Rubber tapper arrested in connection with the pregnant elephant’s death in Kerala
The Kerala Forest Department has arrested one individual engaged with the demise of the +pregnant elephant in the state. The one-month pregnant elephant kicked the bucket in Palakkad on May 27, days after it harmed its jaws because of certain explosives. Affirming the capture, Palakkad Superintendent of Police G Siva Vikram revealed to TNM that the man recognized as P Wilson, works in an estate in the locale. He fills in as an elastic tapper at this manor. The blamed is one of the three people who was arrested for addressing on Thursday. Thiruvazhamkunnu Forest Station, Deputy Range Officer, M Sasikumar additionally affirmed the capture.
8. In rebuttal to Pak, India quotes Imran Khan’s ’40,000 terrorists’ remark
As reported by Hindustan Times, a new UN report that refers to the presence of thousands of Pakistani terrorists in Afghanistan is a reiteration of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s acknowledgement last year that his country hosts up to 40,000 terrorists, people familiar with the developments on Friday.
9. Bentley to cut 1,000 UK jobs to contain fallout from coronavirus crisis
Bentley Luxury carmaker Bentley will be cutting off about 1,000 jobs in the United Kingdom amid the outgoing coronavirus outbreak. The cuts at the Volkswagen-owned brand are expected to be announced on Friday. Bentley, that is a part of Volkswagen AG since 1998, has been facing challenges times and striving to improve earnings amid ongoing uncertainty over the Brexit deal. Last year, it reported 65 million euros ($74 million) in operating profit as global deliveries rose 5% to 11,006 cars, after facing a loss of 288 million-euro loss in the year 2018.
10. Amazon in talks to buy $2 billion stakes in Bharti airtel: report
Amazon.com is in conversation with Bharti airtel regarding the purchase of stake worth, at any rate, $2 billion in Indian portable administrator Bharti Airtel, three sources with information on the issue told Reuters, underscoring the developing fascination of India’s computerized economy for U.S. tech goliaths. The arranged speculation, whenever finished, would mean Amazon gaining a generally 5% stake dependent on the present market estimation of Bharti, which is India’s third-biggest telecoms organization with in excess of 300 million supporters.
11. Airtel’s Sunil Mittal gets $1.6 bn richer this year, Ambani loses $1.1 bn
Airtel’s Sunil Mittal, positioned fourteenth-most extravagant man in India, included about Rs. 26,000 crore ($370 million) to his family —who claimed 27% stake as per the company—riches since October 2019, as the offer cost of Airtel went from Rs. 350 to Rs. 514 a piece —in excess of a 48% hop.
12. Bosch’s ‘Help Connect’ to automatically alert services about motorcycle crashes
Bosch has propelled another crisis call framework called Help Connect, which can consequently call for help when it recognizes mishaps. Not at all like comparable crisis benefits that take into account vehicles, in any case, Help Connect is intended for cruisers. In its declaration, Bosch clarifies that “[t]he danger of being killed in an accident is as yet multiple times higher for motorcyclists than for vehicle drivers” and the faster a motorcyclist gets help, the more noteworthy their odds of endurance. Help Connect depends on the inertial sensor unit that is a piece of the Bosch MSC bike strength control. That sensor gauges a cruiser’s increasing speed and precise speed a hundred times each second, giving Help Connect data about the vehicle’s present position and point of lean.
13. Around 13,500 mobile phones found running on same IMEI, manufacturer booked
The Meerut police has enlisted an FIR against a cell phone producing organization and its administration community after it was discovered that more than 13,500 cell phones in the nation were running on the equivalent IMEI. The IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is the number used to distinguish the gadget. The issue became visible when a police officer gave his cell phone to the staff at a digital wrongdoing cell for assessment, as the telephone was not working appropriately considerably after the fix. Meerut SP (city) Akhilesh N. Singh said that the digital cell found that around 13,500 other cell phones were likewise running on the equivalent IMEI.