21st May 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of twenty first May 2021 masking the next information headlines: City Union Bank, INS Rajput, Kerala Chief Minister, UNESCO World Heritage websites, Amrit Vahini, Ayushman Bharat.

National News

1. Six Heritage Sites added to India’s UNESCO World Heritage websites Tentative List

  • The Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel not too long ago introduced that round six cultural heritage websites have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • With this, the full variety of websites within the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tentative checklist has elevated to 48.

The following six locations have efficiently entered the tentative checklist of UNESCO World Heritage websites.

  • Ganga Ghats of Varanasi,
  • Temples of Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu,
  • Satpura Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh,
  • Maharashtra Military Architecture
  • Hire Benkal Megalithic website,
  • Bhedaghat Lametaghat of Narmada Valley in Madhya Pradesh

International News

2. Martha Koome turns into Kenya’s first girl chief justice

  • Martha Karambu Koome is Kenya’s first girl chief justice. She is the primary girl to move any of the three branches of presidency.
  • Koome, 61, a peaceful however staunch ladies’s rights crusader, takes over the judiciary forward of subsequent yr’s normal elections and would doubtless play a decisive position in adjudicating any eventual election disputes.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Kenya Capital: Nairobi;
  • Kenya Currency: Kenyan shilling;
  • Kenya President:Uhuru Kenyatta.

State News

3. Jharkhand launches ‘Amrit Vahini’ App for on-line reserving of hospital beds

  • Jharkhand has launched the ‘Amrit Vahini’ App for the web reserving of hospital beds. Corona sufferers in Jharkhand can e-book hospital beds on-line by the ‘Amrit Vahini’ App launched by CM Hemant Soren.
  • ‘Amrit Vahini’ App, the state authorities would have the ability to present higher amenities for the individuals contaminated with the coronavirus.
  • Though ‘Amrit Vahini’ App or web site one can get all details about the provision of hospital beds and even e-book one for himself or anyone else on-line. The mattress booked by the particular person will likely be saved reserved for him for the subsequent two hours.

4. Pinarayi Vijayan takes oath as Kerala Chief Minister for 2nd time

  • Pinarayi Vijayan was sworn as Kerala Chief Minister for the second time within the shadow of the Covid-19 disaster within the state. The oath ceremony passed off with Covid protocols in place on the Central Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Governor Arif Mohammed Khan administered the oath of workplace to 76-year-old Vijayan. It is the second stint of the Marxist veteran within the prime workplace.
  • The new Left Democratic Front (LDF) authorities bucked the tendencies, as Kerala normally alternates between the Left and a Congress authorities, by registering a dominant win within the 6 April meeting polls. The LDF received 99 of 140 seats.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Kerala Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan.

Banking News

5. RBI imposes a penalty on City Union Bank, 3 different lenders

  • The RBI has imposed financial penalty on City Union Bank, Tamilnad Mercantile Bank and two different lenders for contravention of sure instructions issued by the central financial institution.
  • A penalty of Rs 1 crore has been imposed on City Union Bank Limited for contravention of/non-compliance with sure provisions contained within the RBI (Lending to MSME Sector) Directions, 2017 and the circulars on the Educational Loan Scheme and Credit Flow to Agriculture – Agricultural Loans – Waiver of Margin/Security Requirements.
  • In one other assertion, the RBI stated it has imposed a penalty of  Rs 1 crore on Tamilnad Mercantile Bank for non-compliance with sure provisions of instructions issued by it on the Cyber Security Framework in Banks.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • RBI twenty fifth Governor: Shaktikant Das; Headquarters: Mumbai; Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata.

Defence News

6. Indian Navy Designs Oxygen Recycling System to mitigate oxygen scarcity

  • The Indian Navy has designed an Oxygen Recycling System (ORS) to mitigate the present Oxygen shortages.
  • Indian Navy’s Diving School of the Southern Naval Command has conceptualised and designed the System as they've experience on this space as a result of the essential idea is utilized in among the diving units utilized by the college.
  • ORS will lengthen the lifetime of the present medical oxygen cylinders by two to 4 occasions, utilizing the truth that solely a small share of oxygen inhaled by a affected person is definitely absorbed by the lungs, whereas the remainder is exhaled together with carbon dioxide produced by the physique.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh.
  • Indian Navy Founded: 26 January 1950.

7. INS Rajput to be decommissioned on May 21

  • The first destroyer of the Indian Navy, INS Rajput, will likely be decommissioned on May 21. It was commissioned on 04 May 1980. After rendering service for 41 years, it will likely be decommissioned on the Naval Dockyard of Visakhapatnam.
  • INS Rajput was constructed by Russia within the 61 Communards Shipyard. Its Original Russian title was ‘Nadezhny’.
  • INS Rajput served for each Western and Eastern Fleets and its first commanding officer was Capt Gulab Mohanlal Hiranandani. It is the first Indian Naval Ship to be related to an Indian Army regiment – the Rajput Regiment. It participated in lots of operations together with Operation Aman, Operation Pawan, Operation Cactus, and so forth.

Ranks and Reports News

8. Jharkhand ranks first in implementation of Smart City Mission schemes

  • Jharkhand has clinched the 1st Position among the many 36 States & UTs of India based mostly on the progress of implementation of Smart City tasks, Rajasthan got here second within the rankings.
  • The rankings have been launched by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
  • At the identical time, Jharkhand’s Capital Ranchi has risen to twelfth place when it comes to progress of the continued mission plans in 100 cities.
  • On the opposite hand, Delhi is at quantity 11 within the checklist of States and Union Territories and Bihar at quantity 27 and New Delhi Municipal Corporation is at quantity 41 and Bihar Capital Patna at 68th place within the checklist of cities.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Jharkhand: Hemant Soren; Governor: Shrimati Droupadi Murmu.

9. Karnataka ranks first in executing Ayushman Bharat

  • Karnataka has been ranked first in establishing Health and Wellness Centres below Ayushman Bharat Program to supply complete main well being care in rural areas. Karnataka is main in implementing the undertaking for 2020-2021.
  • While the Centre had set a goal of building 2,263 centres, the State has upgraded 3,300 centres until March 31. With a rating of 90 out of 95, the state ranks on prime with regards to the implementation of the undertaking for the yr 2020- 21 as per the well being and household welfare division.
  • With the target of offering high quality well being take care of all below the Ayushman Bharat – Arogya Karnataka scheme, all PHCs are being upgraded below National Health Mission. The state has a goal of upgrading 11,595 Centres as HWCs.
  • Counselling classes for adults, public yoga camps, ENT care, first assist throughout emergency and referrals to tertiary hospitals are among the companies being supplied in these centres.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Karnataka Capital: Bengaluru;
  • Karnataka Governor: Vajubhai Vala;
  • Karnataka Chief minister: B. S. Yediyurappa.

Awards News

10. Suresh Mukund turns into 1st Indian to win annual ‘World Choreography Award 2020′

  • The Emmy Award-nominated Indian choreographer Suresh Mukund, has received the tenth Annual ‘World Choreography Award 2020’, (often known as Choreo Awards), turning into the primary Indian to win the celebrated honour.
  • He received the award within the ‘TV REALITY SHOW/COMPETITION’ class, for his work on the hit American TV actuality present ‘World of Dance’.
  • Mukund is the director and choreographer of the Indian dance crew ‘The Kings’, which received the 2019 season of World of Dance.
  • The World Choreography Awards, famously often known as the “Oscars of Dance”, takes place yearly, in Los Angeles, to showcase probably the most progressive and unique works by the world’s greatest choreographers featured in tv, movie, commercials, digital content material, and music movies.

Important Days

11. National Anti Terrorism Day: 21 May

  • In India, the National Anti Terrorism Day is noticed on May 21 to commemorate the loss of life anniversary of former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi.
  • The day can be noticed to unfold the message of peace, concord, and humankind and to advertise unity among the many individuals.
  • Rajiv Gandhi was India’s youngest Prime Minister. He was appointed because the sixth Prime Minister of the nation and served the nation from 1984 to 1989.
  • Mr Gandhi was assassinated on May 21, 1991, by a human bomb. He was killed in Tamil Nadu in a marketing campaign by a terrorist. Then, below the V.P. Singh authorities, the centre has determined to look at twenty first May as Anti Terrorism Day.

12. World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

  • World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is noticed globally on 21 May yearly.
  • The day goals to have fun the richness of the world’s cultures and spotlight the importance of its range as an agent of inclusion and optimistic change for reaching peace and sustainable growth.
  • In the yr 2001, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted the ‘Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity’ because of the destruction of the Buddha statues of Bamiyan in Afghanistan in 2001.
  • Then in December 2002, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in its decision 57/249, declared 21 May to be World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Director-General of UNESCO: Audrey Azoulay.
  • UNESCO formation: 4 November 1946.
  • UNESCO headquarters: Paris, France.

13. International Tea Day noticed globally on twenty first May

  • International Tea Day is noticed globally on May 21 on the advice of India. The goal of International Tea Day is to attempt to enhance the situation of tea producers and tea staff.
  • The United Nations recognised International Tea Day by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to lift consciousness of the deep cultural and financial significance of tea around the globe and promote its significance in preventing starvation and poverty.
  • The United Nations General Assembly has designated May 21 as International Tea Day based mostly on a proposal moved by India on the FAO Intergovernmental Group (IGG) on Tea in October 2015.
  • Before 2019, December 15 is widely known as International Tea Day in tea producing nations resembling Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Uganda, India and Tanzania.

Obituaries News

14. Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Jagannath Pahadia passes away

  • Senior Congress chief and former Rajasthan chief minister Jagannath Pahadia has handed away as a result of COVID-19.
  • He served because the Chief Minister of Rajasthan from 6 June 1980 to 14 July 1981. Apart from this, he was additionally a former Governor of Haryana and Bihar.

15. Former NSG Chief JK Dutt, Who Led 26/11 Counter-Terror Ops, Passes Away

  • J.K. Dutt, former Director-General of the National Security Guards (NSG) who headed the drive through the 26/11 Mumbai terror assault, handed away as a result of COVID-19 associated problems.
  • JK Dutt noticed counter-terror and rescue efforts throughout operation Black Tornado within the 26/11 Mumbai terror assault.
  • The NSG condoled the loss of life of the 1971 batch IPS officer of the West Bengal cadre who served the drive from August 2006 to February 2009. He additionally served in varied positions within the CBI and the Central Industrial Security Force.  


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