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May 27 | Daily Current Affairs 2021
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1. Achinta Sheuli won a silver medal in which kg bodyweight category during the IWF Junior (Men and Women) World Weightlifting Championships?
Answer: D) 73
- India’s Achinta Sheuli won a silver medal in the 73 kg bodyweight category during the IWF Junior (Men and Women) World Weightlifting Championships at Tashkent.
- Sheuli lifted the best total of 313 kg smashing 3 new senior national and 4 new junior national records.
- The first record was created in the snatch category.
- He first lifted 141 kg in the snatch category.
- The old senior national record stood at 140 kg in name of N Ajith of Tamil Nadu which was created at Kolkata during the Senior National Weightlifting Championships on February 4, 2020.
- The old junior national record stood at 139 kg and was in Sheuli’s name which was created at Tashkent during the 2020 Asian Senior (Men & Women) Weightlifting Championships in April, 2021.
India’s Achinta Sheuli – Won a silver medal in the 73 kg bodyweight category during the IWF Junior (Men and Women) World Weightlifting Championships.
2. Kevin Clark passed away. He was related to which field?
Answer: A) Drummer
- Kevin Clark, who played drummer Freddy ‘Spazzy McGee’ Jones in the 2003 movie ‘School of Rock’ with Jack Black, was killed when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle along a Chicago street.
Kevin Clark – Played drummer in ‘School of Rock’.
3. Enakshi Chatterjee passed away. She was writer of which language?
Answer: C) Bengali
- Renowned Bengali writer and translator Enakshi Chatterjee passed away in a hospital in Delhi due to Covid-related complications.
- Enakshi was a prolific author in both Bengali and English in a variety of genres, including humour, popular science, poetry with more than 40 published works in science fiction alone.
- Her favourite genre was childrens’ literature, for which she received the Bidyasagar Award.
- She received the Rabindro Puroshkar for the book Poromanu Jigyasha co-written with her husband.
- She was also honoured with the Kalidas Nag Memorial Award for her lifetime achievement in literature.
- Enakshi was a prominent translator of English and Bengali books, too, most notable among them being Sunil Gangopadhyays Purbo-Paschim (East-West) into English and Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy into Bengali.
Enakshi Chatterjee – Renowned Bengali writer and translator.
4. What is the rank of Jadavpur University among Indian higher educational institutions in CWUR rankings?
Answer: E) 18th
- Jadavpur University occupies the 18th ranking among all Indian higher educational institutions in World University Rankings 2021/22 in the Centre for World University Ranking (CWUR).
- Among the top 2,000 institutions across the globe, 68 Indian institutions have made the positions in that list and Jadavpur University has been accorded the 18th position among the Indian institutions.
- Another premier state university of West Bengal, Calcutta University occupies the 20th rank among the Indian higher educational institutions in CWUR.
- Among the state universities of the country, Jadavpur University has been ranked second, just below the Punjab University.
- Calcutta University occupies third place among the state universities in the country, according to the list.
IIM-Ahmedabad Best in Country, 68 Indian Institutes in Top 2000: Centre for World University Ranking:
|2||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Indian Rank||Global Rank||Institution|
|2||459||Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru|
|3||543||Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai|
The Asia university rankings 2021:
|3||National University of Singapore||Singapore|
|4||University of Hong Kong||Hong Kong|
|5||Nanyang Technological University, Singapore||Singapore|
- Apart from these, Institute of Chemical Technology, IIT Gandhinagar, King George Medical college, IISER Kolkata, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi, IIT Hyderabad, Thapar university, Savitribai Phule University, Banaras Hindu university, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeeth are some of the other Indian universities in the list.
Jadavpur University – 18th among Indian higher educational institutions in CWUR rankings.
BANKING AND FINANCE
5. Which company has partnered with InCred to extend micro-loans to micro, small and medium enterprises that are unable to access financial services from traditional banking players?
A) BCT Digital
B) Financial Software & Systems
E) ItzCash Card
Answer: D) ZipLoan
- Fntech firm ZipLoan has partnered with InCred to extend micro-loans to micro, small and medium enterprises that are unable to access financial services from traditional banking players.
- The microloans will be ranging from ₹1 lakh to ₹10 lakh with tenure upto 36 months.
- Under the partnership, ZipLoan will originate and process unsecured retail business loans as per jointly created credit parameters and eligibility.
- InCred will have 80 per cent of the total loan on its books while the remainder will be on ZipLoan’s books.
ZipLoan + InCred – Provide micro-loans to MSMEs.
BUSINESS AND ECONOMY
6. Leonardo and which IT company have teamed up to boost the digital transformation of Italy’s public administration and critical national infrastructures?
Answer: E) Microsoft
- Italian defence group Leonardo and US tech giant Microsoft have teamed up to boost the digital transformation of Italy’s public administration and critical national infrastructures.
- The project will focus on data protection and the use of advanced cloud technologies and solutions.
Founded: 4 April 1975
Headquarters: Redmond, Washington D.C., United States of America
CEO: Satya Nadella
Leonardo + Microsoft – Team up to help digitalise Italy’s public systems.
ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS
7. Amazon acquires MGM Studios for how much amount?
A) USD 2.45 billion
B) USD 3.45 billion
C) USD 4.45 billion
D) USD 5.45 billion
E) USD 8.45 billion
Answer: E) USD 8.45 billion
- Amazon and MGM announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire MGM for a purchase price of USD 8.45 billion.
Anjani Portland to buy majority stake in Bhavya Cements:
- Anjani Portland, part of the Chettinad Group, is acquiring a majority stake in Bhavya Cements, which has around 1.4 million tonnes a year of cement-making capacity and annual revenue of more than 300 crore.
Hq : Seattle, Washington, United States
CEO: Jeff Bezos
Amazon – Acquire MGM Studios for USD 8.45 billion.
8. Who is appointed as CEO of CSS Corp?
A) Sunil Mittal
B) Sathish Mittal
C) Sakthi Mittal
D) Suresh Mittal
E) Sai Mittal
Answer: A) Sunil Mittal
- CSS Corp, a global customer experience and technology consulting services provider, announced that its board has unanimously chosen Sunil Mittal as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer.
Sunil Mittal – Chief Executive Officer of CSS Corp.
9. C.N.R. Rao has received the International Eni Award 2020 for research into renewable energy sources and energy storage. He also won which award?
A) International Gandhi Peace Prize
B) The Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding
C) Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award
D) Bharat Ratna
E) Nari Shakti Puraskar
Answer: D) Bharat Ratna
- Bharat Ratna Professor C.N.R. Rao has received the International Eni Award 2020 for research into renewable energy sources and energy storage, also called the Energy Frontier award.
- This is considered to be the Nobel Prize in Energy Research.
- Professor Rao has been working on hydrogen energy as the only source of energy for the benefit of all mankind.
- Hydrogen storage, photochemical and electrochemical production of hydrogen, solar production of hydrogen, and non-metallic catalysis were the highlights of his work.
- The Eni Awards 2020 will be presented on 14 October 2021, during an official ceremony held at the Quirinal Palace in Rome, attended by the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella.
- The award, which has become internationally recognized over the years in the field of energy and environmental research, aims to promote better use of energy sources and encourage new generations of researchers in their work.
- It bears witness to the importance that Eni places on scientific research and innovation.
- It includes a cash prize and a specially minted gold medal.
C.N.R. Rao – International Eni Award in Energy Frontiers.
10. Amartya Kumar Sen has been conferred with Spain’s top Princess of Asturias Award in the social sciences category. She was won Nobel Prize in which award?
Answer: A) 1998
- Indian economist and Nobel Laureate Amartya Kumar Sen has been conferred with Spain’s top Princess of Asturias Award in the social sciences category, the Spanish prize foundation announced.
- Sen, 87, was selected out of the 41 candidatures from 20 nationalities put forward for the Social Sciences Award.
- The award comprises a Joan Miro sculpture representing and symbolising the Award, a diploma, an insignia and a cash prize of 50,000 Euros.
- She won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998.
Amartya Sen – Spain’s top award in social sciences.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
11. Which company successfully tests India’s first privately developed hall-effect thrusters?
B) Bellatrix Aerospace
C) Relativity Space
D) Slingshot Aerospace
Answer: B) Bellatrix Aerospace
- Space technology startup Bellatrix Aerospace has successfully tested India’s first privately developed hall-effect thruster, an electric propulsion engine for micro satellites weighing 50-500 kg.
- Hall-effect thrusters were first developed by the erstwhile Soviet Union in the 1970s.
- While they’ve become a mainstay for satellite propulsion over the years, the technology has traditionally been used only for large satellites weighing in excess of 2,000 kg.
Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Founders: Yashas Karanam, Rohan M Ganapathy
Bellatrix Aerospace – Successfully test India’s first privately developed hall-effect thrusters.
12. Who launched ‘Services e-Health Assistance & Tele-consultation (SeHAT) OPD portal through video conferencing for all Defence personnel and veterans?
A) Narendra Modi
B) Amit Shah
C) Nirmala Sitharaman
D) Rajnath Singh
E) Venkaiah Naidu
Answer: D) Rajnath Singh
- Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched ‘Services e-Health Assistance & Tele-consultation (SeHAT) OPD portal through video conferencing for all Defence personnel and veterans.
- Describing the ‘SeHAT OPD portal’ as a great example of innovation, especially at a time when the nation is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, he said that the portal will help reduce the load on hospitals and patients will be able to get contact-less consultations in an easy and effective manner.
- The portal provides tele-medicine services to the serving Armed Forces personnel, veterans and their families.
- The services can be availed by registering on the website https:ehatopd.in/ with the latest version of this OPD portal with advanced safety features.
- The trial version was made functional in August 2020.
- More than 6,500 medical consultations have already been carried on the beta version by service doctors.
- Commending the role being played by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Armed Forces in the fight against the second COVID-19 wave, Mr Singh made special mention of the COVID hospitals and Oxygen.
- Generation plants being set up by DRDO at many places across the country including Delhi, Lucknow, Gandhinagar and Varanasi as well as the development of 2-DG drug to fight the virus.
Ministry of Defence:
Minister: Rajnath Singh
Constituency: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Rajnath Singh – ‘SeHAT OPD portal’ for defence personnel, veterans.
13. ‘Khelo India Youth Games -2021’ is started from which date?
A) November 21
B) November 23
C) November 24
D) November 25
E) November 26
Answer: A) November 21
- ‘Khelo India Youth Games -2021’ which are being organised in Haryana now will be concluded in just ten days.
- The games are scheduled from November 21 to November 30, 2021.
- This information was given during a review meeting of Khelo India Youth Games -2021 held under the chairmanship of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal.
- Haryana Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs, Sardar Sandeep Singh was also present during the meeting and the officers of Sports Authority of India also attended the meeting through video conferencing.
- The fourth edition of the ‘Khelo India Youth Games -2021’ will be held in Panchkula, Ambala, Shahbad, Delhi and Chandigarh from November 21 to November 30, 2021 and 90% of the games being held in Panchkula.
- Also, the BRICS Games 2021 in which volleyball game will also be organised in collaboration with Khelo India, which will give these games international recognition.
- The BRICS countries include Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Khelo India Youth Games-2021 – Schedule for only 10 days.
14. Which state launched MHIM Mobile Application for Home Isolation Patients?
A) Tamil Nadu
B) Andhra Pradesh
C) Uttar Pradesh
Answer: E) Manipur
- Chief Minister N. Biren Singh launched Manipur Home Isolation Management (MHIM) Mobile Application for Home Isolation Patients at Chief Minister’s Secretariat.
- The Mobile Application was developed by Pentabyte Technologies LLP with a mission to provide real-time health data and information of Home Isolation COVID-19 patients at the monitoring level.
- In the App, patients can upload their health status including Pulse rate, SPo2, Body Temperature and Blood Pressure among others using fixed parameters at fixed intervals as set by the Health Department from time to time.
- The data uploaded will then be divided into critical and normal depending on the parameters and conditions set by the Health Department.
- In case of detection of any critical data, the system will raise an alarm to the monitoring team so that immediate attention and precautionary measures can be provided to the patients preventing further health deterioration.
- The Mobile App can be downloaded from Google Play Store for Android users.
- MHIM App which is meant for use by health workers and staff to upload the health status of Home Isolation patients will also be launched soon.
CM: N. Biren Singh
Governor: Najma Heptulla
Manipur – App to help Covid patients in home isolation.
15. Which state rolls out new initiative of youth cadre to fight Covid under Mission Fateh 2.0?
B) Andhra Pradesh
C) Uttar Pradesh
Answer: A) Punjab
- Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh rolled out a new initiative, involving youth, to take forward the state’s Mission Fateh 2.0 as part of the ‘Corona Mukt Punjab Abhiyan’ (Covid-free Punjab Campaign), with directions to form groups of seven Rural Corona Volunteers (RCVs) per village or municipal ward as a cadre to fight the pandemic.
CM: Captain Amarinder Singh
Governor: V P Singh Badnore
Punjab – New initiative of youth cadre to fight Covid under Mission Fateh 2.0.
16. Which state/UT launched a Special Scheme for financial assistance to families which have lost their only bread earner due to COVID pandemic?
A) Arunachal Pradesh
E) Jammu & Kashmir
Answer: E) Jammu & Kashmir
- Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha launched a Special Scheme for financial assistance to families which have lost their only bread earner due to COVID pandemic, as part of its endeavour to ensure necessary support to families in their moment of crisis.
- The J&K Government has adopted a comprehensive approach, by creating a Special Cell in the Social Welfare Department to identify and track support to these families over time, in the spirit of leaving no one behind. Under the scheme, called ‘सक्षम’ or ‘Special Assistance Scheme for COVID Mortalities (SASCM)’, cash assistance of Rs 1000 per month shall be provided to the spouse and the eldest member of the family.
- Apart from this, the scheme provides for a scholarship of Rs 20,000 per annum for school going students and Rs 40,000 per annum for college going students.
- A family in distress shall be eligible for scholarship for two children, if they are not getting any other scholarship.
- The assistance is not limited to above.
- The Special Cell in Social Welfare Department shall also explore further assistance under other existing schemes of the government for which the family may be eligible.
- An important element of support shall be financial assistance for self-employment for any of the surviving members who wishes to start any business for livelihood support.
- The scheme announced is in furtherance of the announcement of Lieutenant Governor regarding special assistance scheme for families which are in a state of distress due to COVID related death of their bread earner.
- The Lt Governor took the decision during a high-level meeting on 11th of May.
- The assistance under the scheme shall commence next month.
- The launching of the scheme is an indication of the commitment of the Government of J&K towards welfare of vulnerable segments of society in line with ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’.
Jammu and Kashmir:
Capital: Srinagar(summer), Jammu(winter)
Governor: Manoj Sinha
J & K – Scheme ‘SASCM’ for families lost bread earner.
17. Indian Broadcasting Foundation to be renamed as Indian Broadcasting and Digital Foundation. This foundation is founded in which year?
Answer: E) 1999
- The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), the apex body of broadcasters, is being renamed Indian Broadcasting and Digital Foundation (IBDF), as it expands its purview to cover digital platforms to bring all digital over-the-top streaming firms under one roof.
- The foundation will also form a self-regulatory body (SRB), as per the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 notified by the government.
Indian Broadcasting and Digital Foundation:
President: K. Madhavan
Indian Broadcasting Foundation – Rename as Indian Broadcasting and Digital Foundation.
18. Which state provides ‘Anywhere Anytime Online Services’ through T App Folio Mobile App?
Answer: C) Telangana
- The Telangana Transport Department will now provide ‘Anywhere Anytime Online Services’ through T App Folio Mobile App.
- Citizens can access various services from their smart mobile phones and need not visit the Transport or RTA offices.
- Citizens are requested to download T App Folio mobile app and avail 17 ‘Anywhere Anytime Online’ services from the comfort of their homes.
CM: K. Chandrashekar Rao
Governor: Tamilisai Soundararajan
Telangana – Provide ‘Anywhere Anytime Online Services’through T App Folio Mobile App.
19. Who virtually participates in a meeting with Ministers of Health of the NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) Countries?
A) Kiren Rijiju
B) Amit Shah
C) Harsh Vardhan
D) Rajnath Singh
E) Venkaiah Naidu
Answer: C) Harsh Vardhan
- Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare virtually participated in a meeting with Ministers of Health of the NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) Countries.
- Dr. Tedros, Director-General of the World Health Organisation was also present in the meeting.
- At the outset, Dr Harsh Vardhan thanked the chair Mr. Teymur Musayev, Minister of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan for organizing this conference and giving India an opportunity to meet, even if it is virtually, to continue its collaboration in ensuring the right to health for all our citizens.
Health and Family Welfare, Science and Technology; and Earth Sciences:
Minister: Dr Harsh Vardhan
Constituency: Chandni Chowk, Delhi
Dr Harsh Vardhan – Participate in a meeting with Ministers of Health of the NAM Countries.