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News in Short - 05-May-2021

Bill and Melinda Gates file for divorce

Date: 05 May 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Billionaire and philanthropic couple Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates have filed for a divorce mutually.
  • Launched in 2000, the non-profit Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was founded in 2000 and ranks as the largest private philanthropic foundation in the United States and one world's biggest.
  • Gates and his wife have provided gifts of more than $36 billion to the Seattle-based foundation as part of their pledge.
  • The Gates Foundation has focused on public health, education and climate. Its initiatives include supporting development of coronavirus vaccines, diagnostic tests and medical treatments as well as support for public radio and the manufacture of solar-powered toilets.

BCCI suspends IPL indefinitely

Date: 05 May 2021 Tags: Sports
  • The 2021 season of Indian Premier League has been suspended after some players were found Covid-19 positive, according to the governing council.
  • The announcement came after Sunrisers Hyderabad's wicketkeeper-batsman WriddhimanSaha tested positive for Covid-19.
  • The spread of infections had led to postponement of two IPL games earlier. BCCI was also contemplating to move the IPL 2021 to Mumbai for the rest of the season but the rising Covid-19 cases made the tournament to progress impossible.

Argentine doctors find irregularities in death or Diego Maradona

Date: 05 May 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • A medical report on the death of Diego Maradona given to prosecutors said the Argentine football legend did not receive adequate treatment and could still be alive if he had been properly hospitalised.
  • The document further complicates the defence of seven people under investigation in the case, including brain surgeon Leopoldo Luque and psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov, both of whom worked for Maradona.
  • The 60-year-old Maradona died of a heart attack in Buenos Aires following a November 3 brain operation. Maradona is considered one of the greatest football players ever.

Asiatic lions test Covid positive for the first time

Date: 05 May 2021 Tags: Biodiversity
  • Eight Asiatic lions at the Nehru Zoological Park (NZP) tested positive for coronavirus. The lions were tested after they showed symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Veterinarians working in the park noticed a lack of appetite, running nose and cough in the lions and advised them to take samples.
  • Officers took samples of the lions and sent them for testing. They later turned out to be positive. Four male and female tested positive for COVID-19 virus.
  • It has been reported that CCMB scientists will now sequence the genome to determine if the strain came from animals or humans.

Former J&K governor Jagmohan passes away

Date: 05 May 2021 Tags: Obituaries
  • Former civil servant and ex-Jammu and Kashmir Governor Jagmohan Malhotra passed away in Delhi after a brief spell of illness. He was 94.
  • Jagmohan started his career as a bureaucrat and also served as the lieutenant governor of Delhi.
  • Jagmohan was appointed Jammu and Kashmir governor in 1984 and completed his five-year tenure. He was made the governor again in 1990 but was removed within a few months.
  • Jagmohan then joined the BJP and represented the party in the Lok Sabha a number of times from New Delhi.
  • He was also elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1996 and served as the Union Minister for Urban Development and Tourism.