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May 22 | Daily Current Affairs 2021


1. International Day for Biological Diversity is observed on which date?
A) May 23
B) May 22
C) May 24
D) May 26
E) May 29
Answer: B) May 22

  • The International Day for Biological Diversity is marked on May 22.
  • This year, the day is falling on a Saturday.
  • As the name suggests, International Day for Biological Diversity is observed to raise and create awareness about biodiversity issues.
  • The theme of the day this year has been finalised as, “We’re part of the solution #ForNature.”
  • The idea behind choosing this as the theme is to draw people’s attention towards the fact that biodiversity continues to be the answer for a significant number of sustainable development challenges.
  • This year’s theme is in fact in continuation with the momentum generated in 2020.
    Last year’s theme was, “Our solutions are in nature.”
  • The main idea behind these themes is to convey to people that conservation and rebuilding of bio diversity can help mankind find solutions to things as serious as climate change, health issues.
  • The celebration and awareness campaigns of the day this year will only be done virtually due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
  • The United Nations General Assembly in December 2000, adopted May 22 as International Day for Biological Diversity.


2. Boyd Rankin is related to which sports?
A) Baseball
B) Basketball
C) Volleyball
D) Football
E) Cricket
Answer: E) Cricket

  • Ireland pacer Boyd Rankin announced his retirement from all forms of cricket with immediate effect.
  • Having made his international debut in 2007, Rankin represented Ireland in two different stints – he played for England in 10 internationals in 2013/14 – and was one of the 11 players who played in Ireland’s historic debut Test match against Pakistan in 2018.
  • In all, the 36 year old played three Test, 75 ODIs and 50 T20Is in his international career.

Boyd Rankin – Ireland pacer retires from cricket.


3. K R Krishna passed away. He was Former Legislative Assembly Speaker of which state?
A) Uttarakhand
B) Karnataka
C) Mizoram
D) Madhya Pradesh
E) Sikkim
Answer: B) Karnataka

  • Former Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker K R Krishna passed away in his house.
    Krishna served as a member of K R Pet Taluk Board from 1978 to 1983.
  • He was General Secretary, Janata Party, Mandya district between 1980 and 1985.
  • Krishna was elected to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly in 1985 and became Minister for Sericulture and Animal Husbandry in 1988.
  • He was re-elected in 1994 from K R Pet on Janata Dal ticket and resigned from the post after being elected as MP from Mandya constituency.
  • He was elected as Speaker in 2004.

Veteran boxer Shakti Mazumdar passes away:

  • Member of the Indian contingent at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, boxer Shakti Mazumdar passed away after suffering a heart-attack at his home in Kolkata.
  • A flyweight boxer, Mazumdar had got a walkover from Vietnam’s Nguyen Van Cua, but later lost to South Korea’s Han Soo-ann.

K R Krishna – Former Karnataka Assembly Speaker.


4. IRDAI Slaps how much amount Penalty On Policybazaar For Violating Advertisement Norm?
A) Rs 14 Lakh
B) Rs 24 Lakh
C) Rs 34 Lakh
D) Rs 44 Lakh
E) Rs 54 Lakh
Answer: B) Rs 24 Lakh

  • Insurance sector regulator IRDAI has slapped a fine of Rs 24 lakh on policy aggregator Policybazaar for violating advertisement norms with regard to SMS sent to customers last year about increase in term insurance policy premiums.

Abbreviation: The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India
Act: The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 1999
Headquarters: Hyderabad, Telangana
Chairman: Subhash Chandra Khuntia

IRDAI – Rs 24 Lakh Penalty on Policybazaar For Violating Advertisement Norm.

5. Which organisation has proposed a $50 billion global vaccination plan?
D) World Bank
Answer: E) IMF

  • The International Monetary Fund has proposed a $50 billion global vaccination plan that would cover at least 40 per cent of the global population by the end of 2021 and at least 60 per cent by the first half of 2022.
  • With strong and co-ordinated action now — and with little in terms of financing relative to the outsized benefits — the world can durably exit this unprecedented health and economic crisis, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said in her address to the G20 Health Summit.

Abbreviation: International Monetary Fund
Managing Director: Kristalina Georgieva
Headquarters: Washington, D.C., U.S
Chief Economist: Gita Gopinath
Formation: 27 December 1945

IMF – Propose $50 billion Global Vaccination plan.


6. Which company, LaLiga expand partnership to digitally transform football experience?
B) Infosys
C) Accenture
E) Microsoft
Answer: E) Microsoft

  • Spain’s premier football association LaLiga and Microsoft, are expanding their partnership to digitally transform the football experience globally, and to develop new technology solutions for the sports industry.
  • The collaboration will focus on enhancing fan engagement with data-enhanced match coverage, next-generation over-the-top (OTT) streaming services, advanced content protection services and venue management systems

Founded: 4 April 1975
Headquarters: Redmond, Washington D.C., United States of America
CEO: Satya Nadella

Microsoft + LaLiga – Expand partnership to digitally transform football experience.


7. Narinder Batra of India was re-elected as the International Hockey Federation (FIH) President for ____ term?
A) 5th
B) 4th
C) 3rd
D) 2nd
E) 1st
Answer: D) 2nd

  • Incumbent Narinder Batra of India was re-elected as the International Hockey Federation (FIH) President for a second term during the virtual 47th Congress of the sport’s global governing body.
  • Batra, who is also the President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, narrowly defeated his rival Marc Coudron, chief of Belgium Hockey Federation, by a margin of two votes.
  • Batra secured 63 votes as against his rival’s 61 to emerge as the winner in the online voting process, in which 124 member associations participated.
  • Batra will held the office until 2024.

Narinder Batra – Re-elected as FIH President for a second term.

8. Who is appointed as CEO of Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH)?
A) Ramesh Bansal
B) Rakesh Bansal
C) Rajesh Bansal
D) Raj Bansal
E) Ram Bansal
Answer: C) Rajesh Bansal

  • Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH) has appointed Rajesh Bansal as its chief executive officer Bansal was a member of the founding team of Aadhaar and previously served at the RBI in various capacities in the areas of technology, financial inclusion and payments systems.
  • At the Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI), Bansal who was assistant director general played a key role in designing India’s Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) system, especially for cooking gas and the electronic KYC (eKYC).
  • He also led the implementation of the world’s first interoperable bank agent system which has become the industry norm now and has come in handy as India navigates the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • He has also been a member of various committees of the RBI and the Government of India.
  • Bansal took over the role from May 17 and was appointed by the board of the RBIH which is headed by Infosys co-founder S (Kris) Gopalakrishnan.
  • The Innovation Hub was announced last year by the RBI with the aim to promote innovation across the financial sector by leveraging technology.
  • The Hub would develop internal infrastructure to promote fintech research and facilitate engagement.

Rajesh Bansal – CEO of RBI Innovation Hub.


9. The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration is planning to search for water and other resources on the moon in which year?
A) 2026
B) 2024
C) 2025
D) 2023
E) 2022
Answer: D) 2023

  • The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration is planning to search for water and other resources on the moon in 2023.
  • The US agency, as part of its Artemis program, is planning to send its first mobile robot to the Moon in late 2023 in search of ice and other resources on and below the lunar surface.
  • The Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER will collect data that would help NASA map resources at the lunar South Pole that could one day be harvested for long-term human exploration at the Moon.

Abbreviation: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Founded: 1 October 1958
Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States of America
Acting Administrator : Steve Jurczyk

NASA – Send its first mobile robot to search for water on the moon in 2023.

10. Which country has launched its most powerful supercomputer to date, Simurgh?
A) Iraq
D) Australia
E) Iran
Answer: E) Iran

  • Iran has launched its most powerful supercomputer to date, Simurgh.
  • The system currently has a processing power of 0.56 petaflops, but will reach one petaflop in two months.
  • Developed at Tehran’s Amirkabir University of Technology, the system is 100 times more powerful than previous Iranian supercomputers.
  • Named after the benevolent Phoenix-like bird Simurgh, the supercomputer will be used for artificial intelligence workloads, traffic and weather data, and image processing.
  • Located at the university’s Iranian High Performance Computing Research Center (IHPCRC), Simurgh will also be used for cloud hosting for some local private firms
    Amirkabir University developed a 32-node PC cluster based on Intel Pentium III processors in 2001, and a Pentium IV system a year later.
  • In 2007, the country got its hands on 216 AMD Opteron cores, developing its most powerful supercomputer at the time.
  • Beyond state supercomputers, the largest cluster of compute in the country is probably found in Bitcoin-mining facilities.
  • These also use black market equipment, as well as Chinese gear that is not covered as strictly by the sanctions.
  • Earlier this year, the country tried to blame rolling blackouts on the reported 450MW of mining capacity in Iran

Capital: Tehran
Currency: Rial
President: Hassan Rouhani

Iran – Most powerful supercomputer.


11. Which state dedicated eight “Sachetana Rathas” to sensitise people about the severity of second wave of Covid 19?
A) Odisha
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Haryana
D) Madhya Pradesh
E) Sikkim
Answer: A) Odisha

  • Odisha government dedicated eight “Sachetana Rathas” to sensitise people about the severity of second wave of Covid 19.
  • The Rathas were launched in joint collaboration of the state Health and family welfare department, Odia Language, Literature and Culture, and Information and Public Relations department.
  • The initiative was launched in the presence of Information and Public Relations and Odia Language, Literature and Culture Secretary Bishnupada Sethi, Culture Director Ranjan Kumar Dash and UNICEF State Culture Coordinator Basudev Malabisoi.
  • Under the initiative eight vehicles decorated beautifully and fitted with audio visuals systems will cover four districts — Khurda, Puri, Cuttack and Jagatsinghpur for the next three months and educate people about Coronavirus.

Capital: Bhubaneswar
Chief Minister – Naveen Patnaik
Governor – Ganeshi Lal

Odisha – “Sachetana Rathas” to sensitize people on covid 19 second wave.

12. Which state announced the launch of Ankur, a scheme under which citizens will be awarded for planting trees during monsoon?
A) Odisha
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Haryana
D) Madhya Pradesh
E) Sikkim
Answer: D) Madhya Pradesh

  • The Madhya Pradesh government announced the launch of Ankur, a scheme under which citizens will be awarded for planting trees during monsoon.
  • People who take the initiative to plant saplings will be given the Pranvayu Award for their participation.

Madhya Pradesh:
Capital: Bhopal
CM: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Governor: Anandiben Patel

Madhya Pradesh – Scheme to award people for planting trees.

13. How many Indian places added to tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites?
A) 6
B) 2
C) 7
D) 5
E) 4
Answer: A) 6

  • Six Indian sites, including the temples of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, the Ganga ghats in Varanasi, and the Satpura Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, have been added to the tentative list of UNESCO’s world heritage sites, the Ministry of Culture, recently announced.
  • The six sites are namely Satpura Tiger Reserve, Iconic riverfront of the historic city of Varanasi, Megalithic site of Hire Benkal, Maratha Military Architecture in Maharashtra, Bhedaghat-Lametaghat in Narmada Valley- Jabalpur, and temples of Kanchipuram.
    With the addition of these six sites, UNESCO has 48 proposals in the tentative list of India

Six Indian places – Add to tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

14. Which state has launched the “Mission Oxygen Self-Reliance” scheme to meet the state’s oxygen needs?
A) Maharashtra
B) Mizoram
C) Nagaland
D) Himachal Pradesh
E) Manipur
Answer: A) Maharashtra

  • Maharashtra government has launched the “Mission Oxygen Self-Reliance” scheme to meet the state’s oxygen needs.
  • Special incentives will be given to oxygen producing industries under this scheme.
  • In order to meet the increasing demand, state government has declared few incentives to meet the target of producing 3000 MT of oxygen per day.
  • Units set up in Vidarbha, Marathwada, Dhule, Nandurbar, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg regions will be eligible for incentives up to 150 per cent of their eligible fixed capital investments and units set up in the rest of Maharashtra will be eligible for up to 100 per cent general incentives.
  • The government will also give a refund on gross SGST, stamp duty, electricity duty and unit subsidy of power cost for five years and interest subsidy for MSME units with a fixed capital investment of up to Rs 50 crore.
  • Only those applying before June 30 will get the benefits of this policy.
  • With these incentives, Maharashtra’s healthcare system is expected to be strengthened by increasing manufacturing and storage for becoming an oxygen self-reliant state soon.

Jharkhand launches App for online booking of hospital beds:

  • Now, corona patients in Jharkhand can book hospital beds online through ‘Amrit Vahini’ App launched by CM Hemant Soren.
  • Soren also launched ‘Chatboat’ through which one may also get all information related to coronavirus.
  • In addition, Soren launched ‘Chatboat’ App to provide online information related to Covid-19.

Capital: Mumbai
CM: Udhav Thackarey
Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Maharashtra – “Mission Oxygen Self-Reliance” scheme to meet the state’s oxygen needs.


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