1. ANDREA MEZA FROM MEXICO WINS THE 69TH MISS UNIVERSE:
Andrea Meza from Mexico has crowned the 69th Miss universe pageant. The model Mexico Andrea Meza is also a software engineer, She becomes the third Mexican woman to be crowned as the Miss Universe
Andrea Meza was preceded by Miss Universe Zozobini Tunzi of South Africa.
2. SWAMIH FUND TO BENEFIT 1.16 LAKH HOME BUYERS:
The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has handed over possession to 640 homebuyers (SWAMIH) completes its first residential project. Special Window for Affordable and Mid-Income Housing Fund will benefit 16 lakh home loan borrowers whose housing projects.
Rivali Park Wintergreens is the first investment by the (SWAMIH) Fund.
About Finance Ministry:
- Union Minister – Nirmala Sitharaman (Rajya Sabha – Karnataka)
- Minister of State – Anurag Singh Thakur (Lok Sabha – Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh)
3. K P SHARMA OLI RE-APPOINTED AS PRIME MINISTER OF NEPAL
KP Sharma Oli Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal was re-appointed as the Prime Minister of the country by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari in Nepal 2021.
The decision to re-appoint Oli was taken after none of the opposition party could secure majority seats in Parliament house to form a new government on 13 May 2021.
At present, he needs 136 votes to form a majority seat to form a new government.
4. FIRST PRIVATE ASTRONAUT MISSION TO ISS:
NASA and Axiom Space have signed an order deal for the first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station the spaceflight, designated as Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1), will launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and travel to the International Space Station no earlier than January 2022
The mission with a crew of 4 astronauts, will be launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida, US.
Capsule SpaceX’s Crew Dragon will carry the crew to the ISS.
- Administrator – Bill Nelson
- H.Q – Washington DC, USA
5. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILIES 2021:
International Day of Families is annually observed by the United Nations across the world on 15 May 2021. The United Nation focuses on some important issues like health, education, children’s rights, gender equality, work-family balance, and social inclusion and to family issues related to educate the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.
The message of International Day of Families 2021 is “Families and New Technologies”.
6. MOA & FW PROVIDED FUND ALLOCATES RS. 2250 CRORE FOR HORTICULTURE PRODUCTION:
The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoA & FW) had provided to fund allocates of 2250 Crore for ‘Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), a centrally sponsored scheme for the year 2021-22.
India recorded the highest horticulture production of 77 million tonnes from an area of 25.66 million hectares in the year 2019-2020. In the country, the total horticulture production is 326.58 lakh million tonnes from an area of 27.17 lakh hectares as per the Advance Estimates for the FY 2020-21.
Union Minister – Narendra Singh Tomar (Morena, Madhya Pradesh)
Minister of State – Parshottam Rupala
7. INDIA PRESENT 1ST BRICS EMPLOYMENT WORKING GROUP (EWG) MEETING:
The India present first BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting held on 11 May to 12 May 2021 in Sushma Swaraj Bhawan, New Delhi.
This meeting for discussions was Promoting Social Security Agreements (SSA) amongst BRICS Nations i.e. Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, the representatives of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Social Security Agency (ISSA) participated in the meeting.
8. FUND RELEASED UNDER PM-KISAN SCHEME:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the eighth installment of the financial gain under the “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi” (PM-KISAN) scheme on 14 May 2021.
PM Modi released fund Rs 20,000 crore to more than 9.5 crore farmer-beneficiaries in the 8 installments.
West Bengal joined the PM-KISAN Scheme, with more than 7 lakh Bengal farmers received their 1st installment.
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare:
Union Minister – Narendra Singh Tomar (Lok Sabha – Morena, Madhya Pradesh)
Minister of State – Parshottam Rupala (Rajya Sabha – Gujarat)
9. VERISK MAPLECROFT GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTALLY RISKIEST CITIES, JAKARTA TOPPED:
India has 43 of the World’s 100 most environmentally riskiest cities.
Amongst the 100 most vulnerable cities, 99 are in Asia. Globally, 414 cities (37 are in China and 43 are in India) are at high risk from pollution, extreme heat, natural hazards, water shortages, and the vulnerable impacts of climate change. According to a report by research firm Verisk Maplecroft, Asian cities face the greatest risk from environmental issues including air pollution and natural disasters.
Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia topped the list of combined risk based on all nine factors analyzed by Verisk Maplecroft.
Lima, Peru is the only non-Asian city to be listed in the World’s 100 Riskiest cities.
President – Matt Moshiri
H.Q– Bath, United Kingdom
10. JACINDA ARDERN TOPS WORLD’S 50 GREATEST LEADERS IN FORTUNE MAGAZINE:
New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardernhas top rank the ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’list for top 10 Fortune’s Greatest Leaders in 2021, published by Fortune Magazine.
The chief executive officer (CEO) Adar Poonawalla, Serum Institute of India. He is in 10th position in the Fortune Magazine.
List of Top 10 Fortune’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders 2021
- Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand
- mRNA Pioneers
- Dan Schulman, CEO of PayPal
- Dr John Nkengasong, director of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
- Adam Silver; Michele Roberts; Chris Paul, NBA Rescuers
- Jessica Tan, founder of Ping An Group
- Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury for the Church of England/Anglican Church
- Stacey Abrams, founder of Fair Fight
- Reshorna Fitzpatrick, pastor for Proceeding Word Church, Chicago
- Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India
11. GOOGLE CLOUD AND ELON MUSK’S SPACEX JOINED A PARTNERSHIP: STARLINK INTERNET SERVICE:
Google Cloud and SpaceX’s Starlink both entered a partnership to offer high-speed satellite internet to customers worldwide. SpaceX will set up Starlink ground stations within Google’s data centres to provide Google cloud and Starlink satellite internet service.
Google Cloud’s high-speed satellite internet capacity private network would support the delivery of Starlink’s global satellite internet service.
SpaceX has launched close to one thousand six hundred (1,600) Starlink satellites.
About Google and SpaceX
- Google CEO – Sundar Pichai
- SpaceX CEO – Elon Musk
- Headquarters – California, US
12. CHINA LAUNCHES YAOGAN – REMOTE SENSING SATELLITES INTO ORBIT:
China launched the eighth group of three Yaogan-30 satellites into orbit on a Long March 2C rocket on May 7, 2021, from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China.
It was China’s launched 369th mission of the Long March rocket series in 2021.
A small satellite Tianqi-12’ for Internet of Things (IoT).
China National Space Administration (CNSA)
- Administrator – Zhang Kejian
- H.Q – Beijing, China
13. MALERKOTLA NEW DISTRICT OF PUNJAB 2021- AMARINDER SINGH:
Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh declared “Malerkotla” as the 23rd district of Punjab. It was a long pending demand of the Muslim majority town from Sangrur.
The Chief Minister of Punjab made these announcements during the State-level celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr in 2021.
Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh included sub-divisions of Malerkotla and Ahmedgarh, and the sub-tehsil of Amargarh into the new district.
- Governor – V P Singh Badnore
- District – 23
14. MCCIA & NABARD LAUNCH INDIA’S 1ST AGRO-EXPORT FACILITATION CENTRE (AEFC) IN PUNE:
The Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture (MCCIA), in association with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), has launched India’s 1st Agriculture Export Facilitation Center (AEFC) in Pune, Maharashtra.
The new agro-export Facilitation Centre will work as a one-stop-center for the agricultural exports. India’s export of agriculture is targeted at USD 60 Billion by 2022.
- Headquarters: Mumbai
- Chairman: G R Chintala
15. ITALIAN OPEN 2021:
Spain’s Rafael Nadal defeated Serbia’s Novak Djokovic to win the Men’s Singles Title of 2021 Italian Open championship at the Foro Italico venue in Rome, Italy from May 8-16, 2021.
In the Women’s Category, Iga Swiatek (Poland) defeated Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) to win the Women’s Singles Title of Italian Open 2021.
Men’s –Nikola Mektic & Mate Pavic (Both Croatia) defeated Rajeev Ram (US) & Joe Salisbury (UK) to win the Men’s Doubles Title.
Women’s – Sharon Fichman (Canada) & Giuliana Olmos (Mexico) defeated Kristina Mladenovic (France) & Marketa Vondrousova (Czech Republic) to win the Women’s Doubles Title.
|Men’s Singles||Rafael Nadal (Spain)||Novak Djokovic (Serbia)|
|Women’s Singles||Iga Swiatek (Poland)||Karolina Pliskova (Czechoslovakia)|
|Men’s Doubles||Nikola Mektic & Mate Pavic (Croatia)||Rajeev Ram (US) & Joe Salisbury (UK)|
|Women’s Doubles||Sharon Fichman (Canada) & Giuliana Olmos (Mexico)||Kristina Mladenovic (France) & Marketa Vondrousova (Czechoslovakia)|
16. SIX MORE SITES ADDED TO INDIA’S UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES:
The six proposals were included in the list on April 13, taking the total number of proposals from India to 48, according to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
The recently-included proposals are the
- Maratha military architecture in Maharashtra,
- The Hire Bengal megalithic site in Karnataka
- Bhedaghat-Lametaghat of Narmada Valley in Madhya Pradesh
- The Ganga ghats in Varanasi
- Temples of Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu and
- The Satpura Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, have been added to India’s tentative list of UNESCO world heritage sites,
UNESCO has inscribed the fort cities of Gwalior and Orchha in Madhya Pradesh (MP) as its world heritage cities under urban landscape city programme in the year 2020.
About United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Director-General – Audrey Azoulay
Headquarters – Paris, France
17. THE 57TH RENEWABLE ENERGY COUNTRY ATTRACTIVENESS INDEX (RECAI):
Released by Ernst & Young Global Ltd (EY), The United States (US) topped the list, followed by China and India. India with a score of 66.2 has been ranked 3rd out of 40 countries.
In the last 5 years, India’s rank in the RECAI has fluctuated many times, including the slip from the 2nd position in 2017 to the 4th position in 2018. Last year, the country moved up from the 7th to the 4th position in the 56th EY RECAI as a result of installed solar PV capacity skyrocketing, reaching more than 35GW.
Ernst & Young Global Ltd (EY) :
Chairman & CEO – Carmine Di Sibio
Headquarters – London (UK)
18. HSBC INDIA LAUNCHES 1ST OF ITS KIND ‘HSBC SMARTSERVE’ & ‘HSBC INTELLISIGN’:
Quick, secure and seamless on-boarding process for corporate clients HSBC India has launched these digital banking solutions.
HSBC SmartServe is a recently digitized account on-boarding and life cycle the executive’s arrangement, a solitary interface of the stage furnishes customers with a completely robotized on boarding arrangement, where they can submit information and archives straightforwardly and safely, as well as accepting affirmations and alarms.
HSBC IntelliSign empowers corporate customers to execute item on boarding and loaning archives carefully. It additionally offers an E-stamp obligation highlight and E-signature arrangements dependent on Aadhaar e-confirmation and DSC marking according to lawful arrangements in India.
- Establishment – 1853
- H.Q – Mumbai, Maharashtra
- CEO – Surendra Rosha
19. STATE BANK OF INDIA (SBI) PARTNERED WITH HYPERVERGE FOR ONBOARDING CUSTOMERS ONLINE UNDER COVID-19 FOR ‘VIDEO KYC SOLUTION’:
State Bank of India dispatches a full force YONO Savings Account that can be opened immediately with Video KYC in 4 straightforward advances.
In the midst, HyperVerge declared its organization with India’s biggest bank, SBI, with one of its leader items, the video KYC arrangement which plans to accomplish an incredible 10x improvement over the standard video KYC checks performed each day per specialist.
The Video KYC arrangement by HyperVerge is 100% consistent with RBI guidelines and can be upheld on numerous stages. The innovation created by the Bangalore settled organization is basic at this hour since it helps monetary establishments save the expense and time in sending specialists to actually visit a client’s home.
State Bank of India(SBI):
Establishment – 1st July 1955
Chairman – Dinesh Kumar Khara
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra
20. IRAN LAUNCHED ITS MOST POWERFUL SUPERCOMPUTER SIMORGH, NAMED AFTER THE PHOENIX-LIKE BIRD SIMORGH OR SIMURGH:
Iran has uncovered another supercomputer named ‘Simorgh’, which is multiple times more impressive than the previous supercomputer of the nation to date.
The supercomputer has been developed by Tehran’s Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT). It has been named after a legendary Phoenix-like bird ‘Simurgh’.
At present, Simorgh has a presentation limit of 0.56 petaflops, However, the nation asserts this ability to arrive at one petaflop in two months. The supercomputer will be utilized for man-made reasoning responsibilities, traffic and climate information, and picture preparation.
Prime Minister– Mustafa al-Kadhemi
Currency– Iranian Rial
21. WORLD METROLOGY DAY 2021 – THEME “MEASUREMENT FOR HEALTH”:
World Metrology Day (WMD) observed across the world on 20th May to celebrate the International system of Unit. The day marks as the annual celebration of the signing of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875 in Paris, France by 17 nations.
The theme for World Metrology Day 2021 – “Measurement for Health”. This theme was chosen to create awareness of the important role measurement plays in health, and thus in the wellbeing of every one of us.
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