Current Affairs May 2021 & Economic current affairs

Current Affairs May 2021 & Economic current affairs

Current Affair May 2021. Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha and noted sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra died at the age of 77 in Bhubaneswar. Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal submitted his resignation to Governor Jagdish Mukhi

Economic current affairs

  • Ministry of Defense ordered AFMS (Armed Forces Medical Services) to recruit 400 retired medical officers of AMC (Army Medical Corps), SSC (Short Service Commission).

International current affairs

  • China’s long March 5 rocket debris fell into the Indian Ocean
  • South Sudan President Salva Kiir dissolved parliament under the 2018 peace deal
  • Scotland: The pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) won the fourth straight parliamentary election

Sports Current Affairs

  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One Spanish car race
  • Arya Sabalenka of Belarus wins women’s singles title at Madrid Open Tennis
  • Saul “Canelo” Alvarez of Mexico wins the World Super Middleweight Boxing title

Laureus Sports Awards

  • 2021 Laureus World Sports Awards announced
  • Sportswoman of the Year: Naomi Osaka (Tennis-Japan)
  • Sportsman of the Year: Rafael Nadal (Tennis-Spain)
  • Lifetime Achievement: Billie Jean King (Tennis-USA)
  • Team of the Year: FC Bayern (Football-Germany)
  • Breakthrough of the Year: Patrick Mahomes (American Football-USA)
  • World Comeback of the Year: Max Parrot (Snowboarding-Canada)
  • Sport for Good: Kickformer (Football, Germany)
  • Sporting Inspiration Award: Mo Salah (Football, Liverpool and Egypt)
  • Athlete Advocate of the Year: Lewis Hamilton (Formula One, Mercedes and UK)

1. Channel Islands (Channel Islands), an archipelago of the English Channel, is situated between which two countries?

Answer: France and UK

The Channel Islands is an archipelago in the English Channel, located between France and Britain, 22 kilometers off the coast of Normandy, France. They include two crown dependencies: the Bailiwick of Jersey and also the Bailiwick of Guernsey. They consider Queen Elizabeth II as their chief and Britain is responsible for the defense and international relations of these islands. Recently, 60 French fishing boats had a blockade in the Jersey Islands, followed by the deployment of two Royal Navy ships from Britain.

2. Recently the Supreme Court has declared the Housing Industry Regulation Act (HIRA) of which state as unconstitutional?

North-West Bengal

The Supreme Court stayed West Bengal’s Housing Industry Regulation Act (HIRA) 2017, saying it was ‘unconstitutional’ as it is in direct conflict with the Central Government’s Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA). According to the verdict, Sections 88 and 89 of the RERA did not allow states to enact their own laws to create a parallel regime.

3. Giant wood moth, the heaviest insect in the world, is usually found in which country?

Answer: Australia

Giant wood moth is the heaviest insect in the world, with a wingspan of about 23 cm. Its scientific name is ‘Endoxyla cinereus’ and they are from the family of Cossidae. These pests are commonly found in Australia and New Zealand. Huge kites with wings up to 25 cm have recently been found in Queensland, Australia.

4. Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), which was recently seen in the news, belongs to which country?

Answer: Uganda

Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is a rebel group active in African countries including Northern Uganda, South Sudan, Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo. In a recent landmark-judgment, the international criminal-court sentenced a former Ugandan militia leader and commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) to 25 years in prison after being convicted of war crimes against humanity.

5. What is ‘TaxiBot’, which was in the news recently?

Answer: Aircraft Movement Equipment

New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport announced that it has completed 1,000 movements of continuous taxing of aircraft with a ‘taxiboat’. TaxiBot ‘is a semi-robotic towbar-lace aviation device developed by Israel Aerospace Industries. It is controlled by the pilot, it can take an aircraft from the terminal gate to the take-off point and return to the gate after landing. It helps in saving 500 tonnes of carbon from over 2 lakh liters of aviation turbine fuel (ATF). Current Affair May 2021 click here

National Current Affairs

  • Oxygen saturation of 92 or 93 shouldn’t be considered critical: AIIMS director Randeep Guleria
  • Central issues guidelines for setting up vaccination camps at airports for aviation personnel
  • All disability certificates will be issued online from June 1
  • Oil and Gas PSUs signed for redevelopment of Shri Badrinath Dham in Uttarakhand
  • Foreign Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar holds bilateral meeting with British counterpart Dominic Rab
  • Former Union Minister and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Ajit Singh died at the age of 82
  • Former Union Minister Matang Singh died at the age of 58

Economic current affairs

  • Center retains 12% GST on oxygen concentrations imported for personal use
  • Ministry of Labor and Employment to collect Aadhaar details of informal workers for social security schemes
  • NDDB (National Dairy Development Board) signs an MoU with EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Limited) to market efficient renewable technologies within the dairy industry.

International current affairs

  • 155 million people suffered from severe hunger last year: United Nations Global Report on Food Crisis
  • United States Trade Representative Catherine Tai endorses intellectual property exemption for Codiv-19 vaccines
  • UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres-honored Indian peace keeper Yuvraj Singh, who die on duty in 2020.
  • The European Union revealed plans to cut its dependence on sugar suppliers in strategic sectors such as raw materials and pharmaceutical ingredients
  • China suspends China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue. Current Affair May 2021 click here

India

  • New advisory issued on ICMR Kovid test that, if individual is healthy, RT-PCR test is not required for domestic travel
  • Vehicle location tracking (VLT) equipment made mandatory for oxygen tankers
  • Former-functionary and former Jammu and Kashmir Governor-jagmohan Malhotra died at the age of 94; Honored with Padma Shri in 1971, Padma Bhushan in 1977 and Padma Vibhushan in 2016.
  • Rashpal Malhotra, founding father of the middle for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), died in Mohali.

Indo-UK

  • PM Modi and UK PM Boris Johnson organize virtual summit
  • India and UK unveil 10-year roadmap

Economic current affairs

  • RBI approves telecom service providers’ application for 5G tests; Chinese sellers excluded
  • RBI fined ICICI Bank Rs 3-crore for violating prudential norms
  • India notified revenue limit of Rs 2 crore and limit of 300,000 users to pay digital tax in India to foreign companies

Sports Current Affairs

  • BCCI suspended IPL 2021 indefinitely after four players of Kovid-19 came positive
  • Mark Shelby Wins World Snooker Championship in Sheffield (UK)

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