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May 2 | Daily Current Affairs 2021


1. World Laughter Day is celebrated every year on _____?
A) First Tuesday of May
B) First Monday of May
C) First Sunday of May
D) First Saturday of May
E) First Friday of May
Answer: C) First Sunday of May

World Laughter Day:

  • Each year, the first Sunday of May is celebrated as the World Laughter Day.
  • This day is celebrated to mark the health benefits and therapeutic effects that laughter has in people.
  • The day was first celebrated in Mumbai India on January 11, 1998 and was organized by Dr Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement.

History of World Tuna Day 2021:

  • In the year 2016, the General Assembly of the UN declared May 2 as World Tuna Day to spread awareness among people regarding the importance of conserving Tuna fish.
  • In the past few years, the population of Tuna fish has declined by more than
    97 per cent due to overfishing and Illegal fishing.
  • So to save Tuna from getting extinct, the UN announced the day and appeal to people to conserve Tuna

History of International Astronomy Day:

  • In the year 1973, the then president of the Astronomical Association of Northern California, Doug Berger started the celebration of astronomy day.
  • He wanted to set up various telescopes in and around the busy urban areas with an intention to encourage the passerby to enjoy the heavenly astronomical views.
  • This was the reason he started the celebration of Astronomy Day. The response this event received since its establishment has been remarkable.
  • The event eventually expanded and attracted world-wide attention. Now many countries of the world celebrate Astronomy Day.
  • International Astronomy Day is celebrated twice in a year — once in spring and once in autumn.
  • The International Astronomy Day also forms part of the National Astronomy Week.
  • At present, Astronomy Day is formally sponsored by many astronomy related organizations.
  • The Spring Astronomy Day usually occurs between mid-April & mid-May on a Saturday closest to the first quarter Moon.
  • Similarly, the Autumn Astronomy Day occurs between September and October on a Saturday closest to the first quarter Moon.


2. Kishan Rungta passed away. He was former chief selector which organisation?
Answer: E) BCCI

  • Former BCCI selector and Rajasthan captain Kishan Rungta died of COVID-19 at a hospital in Jaipur.
  • Rungta served as a national selector from Central Zone in 1998.
  • He played 59 first class games between 1953 to 1970, scoring 2717 runs.


3. The government has appointed RBI Executive Director _______ as the fourth deputy governor of the central bank?
A) T Rakesh Sankar
B) T Rabi Sankar
C) T Rajesh Sankar
D) T Sekar Sankar
E) T Ravi Sankar
Answer: B) T Rabi Sankar

  • The government has appointed RBI Executive Director T Rabi Sankar as the fourth deputy governor of the central bank.
  • Sankar fills the vacancy created by the retirement of BP Kanungo on April 2, after completing one-year extension.
  • The other three deputy governors are Michael D Patra, who heads the all-important monetary policy department; Mahesh Kumar Jain, the commercial banker-turned-central banker; and Rajeshwar Rao.
  • Last year, Sankar was appointed as the chairman of the Indian Financial Technology and Allied Services, an RBI subsidiary.
  • Before that, he also worked with the International Monetary Fund on bond markets development for the government and also with the central bank of Bangladesh.

US Vice President Kamala Harris to chair the National Space Council:

  • NASA announced that US Vice President Kamala Harris will chair the National Space Council.
  • The administration of the former US President Donald Trump resumed the work of the National Space Council, chaired by former vice president Mike Pence.

Reserve Bank of India:
Act: Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Governor– Shaktikanta Das
Deputy Governors– 4 (T Rabi Sankar, Mahesh Kumar Jain, Michael Debabrata Patra, M. Rajeshwar Rao)

Govt – Appoint Rabi Sankar As Next RBI Deputy Governor.


4. Which state announced health insurance for labourers?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Nagaland
C) Rajasthan
D) Karnataka
E) Mizoram
Answer: A) Uttar Pradesh

  • The Uttar Pradesh government announced health insurance of Rs 5 lakh for labourers and also a cover of Rs 2 lakh if they die in an accident or become physically disabled.
  • Adityanath announced the schemes on Labour Day while virtually interacting with labourers and labour organisations.

Uttar Pradesh:
Capital: Lucknow
CM: Yogi Adityanath
Governor: Anandiben Patel

Uttar Pradesh – Health insurance for labourers.

5. Govt reduces Integrated GST (IGST) on import of oxygen concentrators for personal use to 12 pc from ____?
A) 23%
B) 24%
D) 21%
Answer: E)28%

Govt – Reduce IGST on import of oxygen concentrators for personal use to 12 pc from 28 pc.

6. Which state government launches universal health scheme covering all families?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Nagaland
C) Rajasthan
D) Karnataka
E) Mizoram
Answer: C) Rajasthan

  • Mid a deepening COVID crisis, Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot launched a major initiative to turn the goal of ‘Health for All’ into a reality.
  • On International Labour Day, the state launched a universal health scheme covering all families, which will provide cashless insurance of coverage of Rs 5 lakh.
  • Under the Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Yojna, free insurance can be availed by all families that come under BPL, NFSA, SECC, and several other schemes for the poor and under-privileged sections of the society.
  • The families that are not covered under any of these programmes can avail the insurance by paying an annual installment of Rs 850.
  • This ambitious Rs 3,500 crore scheme was announced in the state budget in February. Registrations for it began on April 1.

Capital: Jaipur
CM: Ashok Gehlot
Governor: Kalraj Mishra

Rajasthan – Universal health scheme covering all families.


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