28th May 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of twenty eighth May 2021 protecting the next information headlines: Smart Kitchen Scheme, ICICI Bank, Van Dhan Yojna, World Hunger Day, International Day of Action for Women’s Health, 2020 International ENI Award.

National News

1. Rajnath Singh launches SeHAT OPD portal

  • Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has launched the ‘Services e-Health Assistance & Tele-consultation (SeHAT) OPD portal, via video conferencing.
  • The predominant motive of the portal is to offer telemedicine providers to the serving Armed Forces personnel, veterans and their households. 
  • The portal will be accessed at https://sehatopd.in/, to avail the telemedicine providers
  • SeHAT OPD portal is the ultimate model with superior security options.
  • The trial model was launched in August 2020 and greater than 6,500 medical consultations have already been carried on the beta model.

States News

2. Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Appoints ‘Guardian Ministers’

  • Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has appointed ‘Guardian Ministers’ to supervise the implementation of presidency coverage selections, administrative reforms, and different welfare schemes in all of the 34 districts of the state.
  • 13 ‘Guardian Ministers’ have been appointed for all 34 districts in Assam, for balanced, speedy and sustainable developments of those districts.
  • The assigned ministers can be answerable for the implementation of all centrally-sponsored schemes in addition to the state’s personal precedence programmes.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Assam Governor: Jagdish Mukhi.

3. Kerala’s new Smart Kitchen Scheme

  • Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan has introduced a secretary-level committee will formulate tips and suggestions on the implementation of the “Smart Kitchen Scheme” within the state to fulfil commitments of the Left Democratic Front (LDF).
  • It goals to account for and scale back the workload of girls’s home labour. Smart Kitchen Scheme can be launched by July 10, 2021.
  • Under the scheme, girls of state can be given mortgage to refurbish their kitchen.
  • The mortgage can be supplied with a low-interest fee in instalment schemes. The scheme seeks to cut back the workload of girls’s home labour.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Kerala CM: Pinarayi Vijayan.
  • Kerala Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan.

Appointments News

4. Jagjit Pavadia elected as president of Vienna primarily based INCB

  • Jagjit Pavadia, the previous Narcotics Commissioner of India and a retired officer of the Indian Revenue Service (Customs), has been elected president of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB).
  • She is the primary Indian to be heading the Vienna-based group and the second girl to carry this workplace.
  • The Board can pay specific consideration to the well timed provide of and entry to managed medicine throughout emergency conditions. It may even proceed its work on the event of tips for the management and monitoring of hashish and cannabis-related substances.
  • INCB displays the compliance of UN Member States with the three worldwide drug management conventions and the functioning of the worldwide drug management system.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • International Narcotics Control Board Headquarters: Vienna, Austria;
  • International Narcotics Control Board President: Cornelis P. de Joncheere;
  • International Narcotics Control Board Founded: 1968.

Banking News

5. ICICI Bank has collaborated with NPCI to hyperlink its ‘Pockets’ digital pockets to the UPI

  • ICICI Bank has introduced the launch of a singular facility of linking a UPI (Unified Payments Interface) ID to its digital pockets ’Pockets’, marking a departure from the present observe that calls for such IDs be linked with a financial savings checking account.
  • This initiative permits customers to undertake small worth on a regular basis transactions straight from their ‘Pockets’ pockets. Further, prospects who have already got a UPI ID, will get a brand new ID after they go online to the ‘Pockets’ app.
  • This initiative permits customers to undertake small worth on a regular basis transactions straight from their ‘Pockets’ pockets utilizing UPI in a secure and safe method. It helps them to streamline the variety of transactions being undertaken every day from their financial savings account and thus de-clutter their financial savings account assertion of a number of entries.
  • Further, it expands the handy utilization of UPI to younger adults like school college students, who might not have a financial savings account.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • ICICI Bank Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • ICICI Bank MD & CEO: Sandeep Bakhshi.
  • ICICI Bank Tagline: Hum Hai Na, Khayal Apka.

Agreements News

6. TRIFED and NITI AAYOG to associate to implement the Van Dhan Yojana

  • TRIFED (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India), Ministry of Tribal Affairs is ready to associate with NITI Aayog for implementation of Van Dhan Vikas Kendra (VDVK) initiative beneath Van Dhan Yojna in 39 Tribal Aspirational districts recognized by NITI Aayog.
  • These embody districts within the states of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Telangana and Tripura.
  • Van Dhan tribal start-ups or VDVK is a programme for worth addition, branding & advertising and marketing of Minor Forest Produces by establishing Van Dhan Kendras to facilitate the creation of sustainable livelihoods for the forest-based tribes.
  • Through this partnership, NITI Aayog will help TRIFED within the idea of convergence (a collaboration between State & Central Governments, Development companions) for the VDVK Mission with Article 275 (1), DMF (District Mineral Foundations), and Scheduled Tribe Component (STC) of various ministries.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Minister of Tribal Affairs: Arjun Munda.
  • NITI Aayog Formed: 1 January 2015.
  • NITI Aayog Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • NITI Aayog Chairperson: Narendra Modi.

Awards News

7. Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen conferred with Spain’s prime award

  • Indian economist and Nobel Laureate, Amartya Kumar Sen has been conferred with the ‘ 2021 Princess of Asturias Award’ by Spain within the social sciences class.
  • Princess of Asturias Awards is annual prizes awarded by the Princess of Asturias Foundation in Spain to people, entities or organizations from all over the world who make notable achievements within the sciences, humanities, and public affairs.
  • The 87-year-old Sen was chosen from 41 candidates of 20 nationalities for “His research on famines and his theory of human development, welfare economics and the underlying mechanisms of poverty have contributed to the fight against injustice, inequality, disease and ignorance”.
  • The award includes a money prize of 50,000 Euros together with a Joan Miro sculpture representing and symbolising the award, a diploma and insignia.

8. Veteran Indian Chemist C.N.R. Rao Receives 2020 International ENI Award

  • Noted Indian scientist and Bharat Ratna Professor, C.N.R. Rao has been felicitated with the International Eni Award 2020 (additionally referred to as the Energy Frontier award). The International Eni Award is taken into account to be the Nobel Prize in Energy Research.
  • He has been conferred the prize for his work on steel oxides, carbon nanotubes and different supplies and two-dimensional methods.
  • Professor Rao can be introduced the Eni Awards 2020 on 14 October 2021, throughout an official ceremony held on the Quirinal Palace in Rome. The Eni Award is awarded yearly by the Italian oil and fuel firm Eni to encourage higher use of vitality sources and elevated environmental analysis.

Schemes and Committees News

9. IFSCA constitutes an professional committee on Investment Funds

  • The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) has constituted an professional committee on Investment Funds.
  • The Committee has been fashioned beneath the Chairmanship of Nilesh Shah, Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co. Ltd. It will holistically assessment the worldwide greatest practices and make suggestions to IFSCA on the roadmap for the fund’s trade within the International Financial Service Centres (IFSCs).
  • The different members of the Committee includes of leaders from the complete Fund Management ecosystem together with from areas corresponding to know-how, distribution, authorized, compliance, and operations.

Defence News

10. Aashritha V Olety is India’s 1st girl flight check engineer

  • Squadron Leader, Aashritha V Olety is the first and solely girl within the IAF certified for the function, and as a flight check engineer, she can be answerable for evaluating plane and airborne methods earlier than their induction into the armed forces.
  • Aashritha V Olety, a local of Karnataka, has graduated as a part of the forty third Flight Test Course.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Air Chief Marshal: Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria.
  • Indian Airforce based: 8 October 1932.
  • Indian Airforce Headquarters: New Delhi.

Sports News

11. Ashok Kumar, the one Indian referee to officiate in wrestling in Tokyo Olympics

  • Ashok Kumar would be the solely referee from the nation to officiate in wrestling matches of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
  • He was named within the listing of officers launched by the United World Wrestling (UWW).
  • Ashok, who will officiate in his second consecutive Olympics. He is a UWW referees’ educator as effectively.

Important Days

12. World Hunger Day noticed on 28 May

  • World Hunger Day is noticed globally on 28 May yearly. The goal of this present day is to lift consciousness about greater than 820 million individuals residing in persistent starvation worldwide.
  • It is noticed since 2011 to not solely unfold consciousness concerning the malaise of persistent starvation but additionally to unravel starvation and poverty via sustainable undertakings.
  • World Hunger Day is an initiative by The Hunger Project, first began within the yr 2011. This yr marks the eleventh annual WHD to have a look at starvation as an entire.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • India ranked 94 amongst 107 nations within the Global Hunger Index 2020.

13. International Day of Action for Women’s Health: 28 May

  • The International Day of Action for Women’s Health (International Women’s Health Day) is noticed yearly on May 28 since 1987 to lift consciousness on the problems associated to girls’s well being and effectively being.
  • Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (LACWHN) and Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) launched the day.
  • Year after yr, girls, ladies, advocates and allies have continued to take motion and arise for sexual and reproductive rights for what they’re: an indivisible and inalienable a part of our human rights.

14. International Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories

  • The United Nations is observing the International Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories from May 25 to 31, 2021. On December 06, 1999, the UN General Assembly referred to as for the annual observance of the Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories.
  • In UN Charter, a Non-Self-Governing Territory is outlined as a Territory “whose people have not yet attained a full measure of self-government.”

Books and Authors

15. A brand new guide to lift funds for little one rights amid pandemic

  • Aditya Gupta, a Delhi-based entrepreneur and mountaineer intention to lift Rs 1 crore for COVID-19 reduction from the sale proceeds of his not too long ago launched guide “7 Lessons from Everest – Expedition Learnings from Life and Business”.
  • The coffee-table guide, with 350 beautiful photographs unfold over 250 pages, is written by Aditya Gupta.
  • The guide narrates the creator’s expertise of scaling Mt Everest on the age of fifty in 2019 and shares the virtues of “preparation, passion, perseverance, mental toughness, and resilience”. The proceeds from the guide can be given to NGO Child Rights and You (CRY).

Obituaries News

16. Author And Art Curator Alka Raghuvanshi Passes Away

  • Author And Art Curator Alka Raghuvanshi handed away. She was India’s first skilled artwork curator, having skilled on the Goldsmiths College, London and the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford.
  • She has curated and designed over 25 main exhibitions lots of which travelled to different components of the nation and the world.

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