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Daily News Digest:06 May 2021

MANUFACTURING PURCHASING MANAGERS’ INDEX (PMI) RELEASED

IHS Markit India has released the Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI). It stands at 55.5 for April, which was 55.4 in March. A value in PMI above 50 denotes expansion whereas a score less than 50 signifies contraction.

RM SUNDARAM APPOINTED AS DIRECTOR OF INDIAN INSTITUTE OF RICE RESEARCH

Raman Meenakshi Sundaram has been appointed as Director of the Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR).

CHECKMATE COVID INITIATIVE LAUNCHED

The All India Chess Federation launched the 'Checkmate Covid Initiative' to help the chess community affected by the pandemic. 'Checkmate Covid Initiative' are financial assistance to registered players, arbiters, organisers, coaches and retired players to combat coronavirus, assistance for vaccination for players travelling abroad for tournaments.

S&P REVISES INDIA’S GDP GROWTH FORECAST TO 9.8% FOR FY22

S&P Global Ratings revises India's GDP growth forecast for the current financial year to 9.8 per cent. S&P currently has a 'BBB-' rating on India with a stable outlook.

1ST SPECIFIC DRUG FOR COVID-19 TREATMENT : VINCOV-19 DRUG

Recently, the VINCOV-19 drug has been developed by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) - Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology. It is the first specific drug for COVID-19 treatment, which contains therapeutic antibodies.

INDIA’S FIRST ‘DRIVE IN VACCINATION CENTER’ IN MUMBAI

India’s first ‘Drive in Vaccination Center’ was inaugurated in Mumbai. It has been set up in the parking lot of Kohinoor Square Tower at Dadar.

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