1.Kashmir Saffron’, which recently got GI tag, is of three types. Which one of the followings is not a type of saffron available in Kashmir?
2.Who has been awarded the ‘Nikkei Asia Prizes’ 2020 in the ‘Science and Technology’ category?
3.World Press Freedom Day was celebrated on:
A. 22 April
B. 23 April
C. 3 May
D. 1 May
4.Renowned personality Denis Goldberg passed away recently, he was a veteran _______.
D. Anti-apartheid activist
Recently, the Kashmir saffron got Geographical Indication (GI) tag status.The spice is grown in some regions of Kashmir, including Srinagar, Pulwama, Budgam and Kishtwar.
What is special about the Saffron?
Types of Saffron
GI tag in India
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Madras) Professor T Pradeep has been chosen for the 25th Nikkei Asia Prizes 2020 in ‘Science and Technology’ category. He was accorded this honour in recognition of his pioneering work in nanotechnology-based water purification. The nanotechnology-enabled water filters helped to deliver clean water for at a cost of just 2 paisa per litre.The faculty was recently awarded with the highest civilian honour of the country- Padma Shri.
Other Two Category Awards
Nikkei Asia Award: A Vision
World Press Freedom Day: 03 May
World Press Day is observed every year on 3 May. This year the theme of world press freedom day 2020 is ‘Journalism without Fear or Favour’.
Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg passed away. He was the ally of late South African President Nelson Mandela. He played a key role in South African liberation struggle. He was the only white member of the African National Congress’s military wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK).Denis Goldberg was sentenced with imprisonment of 22 years for his involvement with the ANC’s fight against apartheid and spent 22 years in a whites-only prison in the capital Pretoria. Apartheid was the racist system of oppression for ced by the white minority government. He was released from the jail in 1985.
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