Important Days
May Day
▪ May 1 is observed as “May Day”, also known as “International Workers’ Day” and “Labour Day” every year in different countries across the world.
▪ The day commemorates the contributions of workers and the labour movement.
▪ The day was first celebrated on May 1, 1923 by Singaravelar in India.
India’s third female Grand Master
Vaishali Rameshbabu has been officially bestowed with title of Grand Master by InternationalChess Federation (FIDE).
▪ Vaishali is the third Indian woman to win the Grand Master title after Koneru Humpy and Dronavalli Harika.
▪ She is the first woman from Tamil Nadu to win the Grand Master Title.
▪ She and her brother Rameshbabu Pragnanandhaa are the World’s First Grand Master Brother-Sister duo.

Defence, National Security and Terrorism
Supersonic Missile-Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) system
SMART system was successfully flight-tested from Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha.
▪ It was designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
▪ It is a Next-generation missile-based light-weight torpedo delivery system

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