Isro’s new commercial arm NewSpace India officially inaugurated



1.Isro’s new commercial arm NewSpace India officially inaugurated:-

NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), was officially inaugurated in Bengaluru.NSIL’s main objective is to scale up industry participation in Indian space programmes.Specifically, it will be responsible for manufacturing the and production of Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) and Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) through technology transfer mechanisms.

2.Delhi HC Ruled That United Nations Is Not A State:-

The Delhi High Court has ruled that the United Nations is not a State under Article 12 of the Constitution of India and is not amenable to its jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution.
Background of the case.Justice Suresh Kumar Kait gave the decision while adjudicating a plea filed by a former UNO employee who was found guilty of misconduct. Sanjaya Bahel, convicted by a US Federal Court and sentenced to 97 months of imprisonment and two years of mandatory probation, was released and deported to India in May 2014. In his petition, he claimed that due process was not followed in his case.

He had in November 2018, written a letter to the Ministry of External Affairs seeking a grant of permission to initiate legal action against the United Nations Organization (UNO) under section 86 of Civil Procedure Code, 1908. The provision provides that a foreign State may be sued in any Court with the consent of the Central government.UNO not a State.The Ministry replied that the consent of the Government of India is not required to initiate a legal suit against UNO as it is not a foreign state and is only an Internal Organization.It said UNO and its officials enjoy immunity under the United Nations (Privileges and Immunities) Act, 1947.

It also said as per Section 2 of Article II of the Schedule of Act, 1947, UNO has immunity from every form of legal process except insofar as in any particular case it has expressly waived its immunity.

3.Bengaluru Based Doctor Hema Divakar Gets ‘Global Asian Of The Year’ Award For Contribution To Women’s Healthcare Ecosystem:-

Bengaluru based doctor Hema Divakar received the ‘Global Asian of the Year 2018-19’ Award for women services and contribution towards Women’s Healthcare Ecosystem.

Dr. Hema was conferred the award at the Asian Business & Social Forum 2019 under the ‘In Service of the Society and the Nation’ category from UAE’s Trade Promotion Director Mohammed Naser Hamdan A1 Zaabi.

About Asian Awards

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Awarded for : Honouring Asian Excellence
  • Presented by: Paul Sagoo
  • First awarded: 2010


 4.Trump becomes first foreign leader to meet new Japanese emperor:-

US President Donald Trump got the red carpet treatment today at Japan’s Imperial Palace where he made history, becoming the first world leader to meet with the new emperor of Japan.
Emperor Naruhito ascended to the throne on May 1, opening what is called the era of “Reiwa,” or “beautiful harmony.”The US President, who is on a four-day state visit to Japan, was treated to a welcome ceremony full of pomp and pageantry.
Trump will go to the Japanese state guest house later for meetings and joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

5.Australian Prime Minister announces his cabinet:-

In Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced his new cabinet and the nation’s new ambassadors to the United States and the United Nations. Morrison today announced a new-look cabinet, including a record seven women and the first indigenous minister in Australian history, promising that it would focus on service delivery for Australians.
Ken Wyatt, a Member of Parliament (MP) from Western Australia, will serve as the Minister for Indigenous Affairs after having served in minor portfolios..Linda Reynolds has been appointed the Minister for Defence while Marise Payne will remain the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has also been named the Minister for Women.


6.Apurvi Chandela bags gold medal in 10m Air Rifle in ISSF World Cup:-

Indians had a good day at the year’s third International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle and Pistol tournament in Munich, Germany today. Apurvi Chandela grabbed a gold,  winning the women’s 10m Air Rifle competition after a closely-fought contest. She shot a score of 251 in the final to outshine Wang Luyao of China, who shot 250.8.  This was Apurvi’s second ISSF World Cup gold of the year followed by a world record score in New Delhi in February.This was also her career’s fourth ISSF medal. Another Indian in the fray, Elavenil Valarivan also made it to the finals. But she missed out on a bronze medal to Xu Hong of China by just 0.1 points and finished fourth.Indian shooter also performed well at other events. After the first round of qualifying in the women’s 25m Pistol, Asian Games champion Rahi Sarnobat stood in second position with a score of 294. With a good rapid fire round tomorrow, she can fancy her chances of winning a medal as well as an Olympic quota. Manu Bhaker shot 289 and was a bit behind in 24th spot, while Chinki Yadav shot 276 to be in 95th place.India already has five quota places in Rifle and Pistol competitions.As a result India forfeited their right to quotas in the women’s air rifle and men’s 10m air pistol competitions, given they have already secured the maximum possible two quotas in these events.
India’s other quota is in the men’s 10m air rifle. Hence the shooters would be eligible for only one quota. Tomorrow will witness three finals with six Tokyo  quota places up for grabs.

7.Men’s compound team win bronze in Archery World Cup:-

The men’s compound team of Rajat Chauhan, Abhishek Verma and Aman Saini earned India a solitary bronze medal in the Archery World Cup Stage III at Antalya in Turkey yesterday. The trio put up a solid performance to edge out higher seeded Russian team of Anton Bulaev, Alexander Dambaev and Pavel Krylov 235-230 in the bronze medal play-off.The Women’s compound team of Jyoti Surekha Vennam, Muskan Kirar and Swati Dudhwal lost to Great Britain’s Layla Annison, Ella Gibson and Lucy Mason by two points in the contention for a bronze medal. Indian archers have failed to make it count in the recurve section, finishing without a medal. The third stage of the World Cup is the last meet before the World Championships in the Netherlands.

8.China beat Japan to win 2019 Sudirman Cup:-

China won the badminton world mixed-team championship, Sudirman Cup 2019 in Nanning today. They beat Japan in men’s doubles, women’s singles and men’s singles to clinch the title for an 11th time. In the latest Men’ singles match Shi Yuqi stunned world champion Kento Momota  15-21, 21-5,21-11. Japan have never won the Sudirman Cup.

9. India’s Mahesh Mangaonkar wins Sekisui Open:-

In squash, India’s Mahesh Mangaonkar triumphed for the second time in the Sekisui Open in Kriens, Switerzland. Three years back he had won it the first time.
Sekisui Open is a Challenger tour event of the Professional Squash Association (PSA), the world body which governs the sports . Top-seeded Mahesh beat third seed Bernat Jaume of Spain in four games 11-9, 3-11, 11-5, 11-5 yesterday to win his 8th PSA title.