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May 5 | Daily Current Affairs 2021


1. World Hand Hygiene Day is observed on which date?
A) May 6
B) May 5
C) May 4
D) May 3
E) May 2
Answer: B) May 5

  • May 5 is observed as the World Hand Hygiene Day and this is like the last, this day holds a lot of significance in our lives as we are grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Clean Your Hands global campaign, launched in 2009 and celebrated annually on 5 May (World Hand Hygiene Day) aims to maintain global promotion, visibility and sustainability of hand hygiene in health care and to ‘bring people together’ in support of hand hygiene improvement around the world.

World Hand Hygiene Day 2021: Theme:

  • The theme for World Hand Hygiene Day 2021 is “Achieving hand hygiene at the point of care.”
  • The slogan for this day is, “Seconds save lives – clean your hands!”

International Day of the Midwife:

  • This year’s International Day of the Midwife (IDM) on 5th May 2021 is being celebrated under the theme of “Follow the Data: Invest in Midwives”.
  • The day coincides with the launch of the 2021 State of the World’s Midwifery (SoWMy) Report.
  • Developed by UNFPA (the UN sexual and reproductive health agency), WHO (World Health Organization) and International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the report evaluates the midwifery workforce and related health resources in 194 countries and includes policy recommendations to improve sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health service delivery

World Cartoonist Day is also observed on May 5:

  • World Cartoonist Day is observed on May 5 on remembering R.K.Laxman


2. Matteo Spreafico is related to which sports?
A) Tennis
B) Badminton
C) Boxer
D) Swimmer
E) Cycling
Answer: E) Cycling

  • Italian rider Matteo Spreafico has been banned for three years after failing two anti-doping tests during the Giro d’Italia in October, the International Cycling Union (UCI).
  • The UCI said that Spreafico’s ban was backdated and effective until Oct. 21, 2023.
  • In April, Vini Zabu were suspended for a period of 30 days after two of their riders tested positive for banned substances in a 12-month period.

Matteo Spreafico – Three-year Doping Ban.


3. In below option, which is not related to Jaraganahalli Shivashnkar?
1) He was Well-known poet
2) He won Rajyotsava award
3) He was Malayalam literary personality and thinker
A) Only 1 & 2
B) Only 1 & 3
C) Only 3
D) Only 2
E) Only 1
Answer: C) Only 3

  • Well-known poet, Kannada literary personality and thinker Jaraganahalli Shivashnkar died of Covid-19 at a private hospital.
  • Rajyotsava award winner, Jaraganahalli Shivashankar was the honorary Secretary, Kannada Sahitya Parishat and had penned more than 1000 poems.
  • His poem Jaari translated into Urdu, English, Hindi, Tamil Telugu, Gujarath languages.
  • He was the recipient of the Karnataka Rajyotsava award, Dinakara Desai Sahitya Prasasthi, Suvarna Karnataka Bhoshana awards.

Chennai social activist Traffic Ramaswamy dies at 87:

  • Prolific social activist and crusader K R Ramaswamy, popularly known as Traffic Ramaswamy, passed away on Tuesday in Chennai.
  • He was 87.
  • The activist had been admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai a few days ago for treatment. According to doctors, the activist, who had been on ventilator support, suffered a cardiac arrest and could not be revived.
  • A prolific activist in Chennai who was known for campaigning against the rampant poster culture in the state, Traffic Ramaswamy was also known for filing Public Interest Litigations (PILs) in the Madras High Court against footpath encroachments, road widening and encroachments and traffic violations.
  • Ramaswamy was also a founding member of the Tamil Nadu Home Guard.


4. RBI announces how much amount cheap loans for vaccine, health firms amid Covid-19 crises?
A) Rs 30,000 crore
B) Rs 20,000 crore
C) Rs 10,000 crore
D) Rs 40,000 crore
E) Rs 50,000 crore
Answer: E) Rs 50,000 crore

  • To check the devastating coronavirus that gripped the country, the Reserve Bank of India announced a targeted on-tap liquidity window of Rs 50,000 crore to set up Covid-related healthcare infrastructure.
  • Under the scheme, banks can provide fresh lending support to a wide range of entities including vaccine manufactures; importers/suppliers of vaccines and priority medical devices; hospitals/dispensaries; pathology labs; manufactures and suppliers of oxygen and ventilators; importers of vaccines and Covid related drugs; logistics firms and also patients for treatment.
  • The moratorium will be available to individuals and small and medium enterprises that have not restructured their loans in 2020 and were classified as standard accounts till March 2021.

RBI offers fresh loan moratorium to Individual, small borrowers having loans up to Rs 25 crore:

  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Wednesday provided 2nd window to individual, small borrowers having up to Rs 25 crore loans for restructuring loans if not availed earlier.
  • The moratorium will be available to individuals and small and medium enterprises that have not restructured their loans in 2020 and were classified as standard accounts till March 2021.
  • Restructuring under the proposed framework may be invoked up to September 30, 2021 and shall have to be implemented within 90 days after invocation
  • In respect of individual borrowers and small businesses who have availed restructuring of their loans under Resolution Framework 1.0, where the resolution plan permitted moratorium of less than two years, lending institutions are being permitted to use this window to modify such plans to the extent of increasing the period of moratorium or extending the residual tenor up to a total of 2 years.

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)

RBI – Rs 50,000 crore cheap loans for vaccine, health firms amid Covid-19 crises.


5. Which company and the Nigerian government are collaborating with the aim of creating about 27,000 new digital jobs over the next three years?
B) Infosys
C) Accenture
E) Microsoft
Answer: E) Microsoft

  • Tech giant Microsoft and the Nigerian government are collaborating with the aim of creating about 27,000 new digital jobs over the next three years.
  • Microsoft President Brad Smith said in a joint statement with the Nigerian government that they will use 1,700 trainers to train five million Nigerians.
  • They are also planned to improve internet connectivity by installing high speed internet infrastructure in six regions of the country.

President: Muhammadu Buhari Trending
Capital: Abuja
Currency: Nigerian naira

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

Microsoft +Nigerian govt – Collaborate to create about 27,000 new digital jobs over next 3 years.


6. Mamata Banerjee was sworn-in as the chief minister of West Bengal for ____ consecutive term?
A) 5
B) 4
C) 3
D) 2
E) 1
Answer: C) 3

  • TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee was sworn-in as the chief minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive term after a massive win in the state assembly elections.
  • Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar administered her the oath of office and secrecy at a low-key ceremony at Raj Bhawan held amid the raging COVID pandemic.
    Banerjee took the oath in Bengali language.
  • Apart from senior TMC leaders like Partha Chatterjee and Subrata Mukherjee, poll strategist Prashant Kishor, who played a key role in TMC’s victory, and Banerjee MP nephew Abhishek Banerjee were present

West Bengal:
Capital: Kolkata
CM: Mamata Banerjee
Governor: Jagdeep Dhankhar.
Total Assembly – 294


7. NASA celebrates which month as Asian American, Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage month?
A) August
B) July
C) June
D) May
E) April
Answer: D) May

  • With a belief to unite a workforce inclusive of employees from diverse background, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (NASA) has already given a number of prolific scientists to the world; and the month of May has been dedicated to celebrating the contributions of those amazing employees by NASA.
  • This May, to celebrate the contributions of its Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) employees – past and present, the American aeronautics organization has organized a variety of internal and external events and products centred on the theme: ‘Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service’.

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

NASA – Celebrate May as Asian American, Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage month.


8. Stratolaunch builds world biggest airplane with 6 Boeing 747 engines completes successful test. ‘Stratolaunch’ company related to which country?
A) Japan
B) France
C) China
D) Canada
Answer: E) US

  • The world’s biggest airplane – longer than an American football field and with a wingspan of three Boeing 747s – completed its second test flight from Mojave Air and Space Port in California.
  • Built by Stratolaunch, the plane named Roc – with a wingspan of 117 metres and powered by 6 Boeing 747 engines – is being groomed to carry and launch supersonic vehicles high up in the sky.
  • During three hour test flight, Roc reached an altitude of 4,267m and a top speed of 320 km/h.
  • Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen established Stratolaunch in 2011 with the idea that Roc would be used to launch satellites in midair.
  • But Allen died in October 2018 without seeing that vision become reality, or even seeing the twin-fuselage Roc get off the ground. The plane didn’t make its first — and, until today, only — test flight until April 2019.
  • The company was sold in October 2019 to its current owners, who recast Roc’s role.
    The plane will now serve as a mobile launch platform for hypersonic vehicles, maneuverable craft that travel at least five times faster than the speed of sound.

United States of America:
Capital: Washington D.C
Currency: US Dollar
President: Joe Biden

Stratolaunch – Build world biggest airplane with 6 Boeing 747 engines completes successful test.


9. Which state launched an online citizen portal to provide all property related services in a seamless manner?
A) Assam
B) Tripura
C) Andhra Pradesh
D) Madhya Pradesh
E) Punjab
Answer: E) Punjab

  • To boost efficiencies in the functioning of all Urban Development authorities across the state, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh virtually launched an online citizen portal to provide all property related services in a seamless manner.
  • Lauding the people-friendly initiative of the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA), the Chief Minister said it would hugely benefit the citizens across the state and enable them to avail all services regarding property matters in a smooth and transparent manner, thus eliminating inordinate delays and corrupt practices in the process.
  • This unique online portal would ensure completely paperless functioning, from application to the final output, in a time-bound manner. Input forms have been carefully designed in a simple format to enable an average citizen to understand and fill it.
  • The documents to be submitted are clearly mentioned at the top of each application, along with the steps of its processing and time to be taken at each level.
  • The entire organisational hierarchies have been mapped in the software, with posting updation at each position.
  • The action at each level is time bound and limited to authorisation, and no intermediary level can raise query to the applicant or return it, which is currently the main reason behind delays and harassment of citizens.

Capital: Chandigarh
CM: Captain Amarinder Singh
Governor: V P Singh Badnore

Punjab – Single-window online citizen portal for property related services.

10. Which state announced that the state government will present ‘Manoj Das International Literary Award’ in memory of eminent litterateur Manoj Das?
A) Assam
B) Odisha
C) Andhra Pradesh
D) Madhya Pradesh
E) Punjab
Answer: B) Odisha

  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that the state government will present ‘Manoj Das International Literary Award’ in memory of eminent litterateur Manoj Das.
  • The award will be conferred on litterateurs from Odisha for their creative contribution to English literature every year. It will carry a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh.
  • High school students will be presented ‘Manoj-Kishore Literary Talent Award’ for their creative works in order to develop interest among youths in both Odia and English literature.
  • The award will be announced both in English and Odia categories and carry cash reward of Rs 1 lakh.
  • The chief minister also announced that a memorial ‘Manmath-Manoj Memorial’ in the name of Manoj Das and his historian brother Manmath Nath Das will be set up at their birthplace Sankhari village in Balasore district.
  • Manoj Das, an eminent Indian author who wrote both in Odia and English language, passed away at the age of 87 on April 27.

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

Odisha – Will present Manoj Das International Literary Award.

11. Bolo Indya and ______ launch Awareness Programme Around COVID-19 Vaccines and Myths?
A) NewsHead
B) Pib
C) EasyGov
E) MyGov India
Answer: E) MyGov India

  • Bolo Indya, the ‘made in India’ live streaming platform has joined hands with the government’s citizen engagement platform ‘MyGov India’ to launch a mass awareness drive for users living in tier 2, 3, and 4 cities of the country.
  • The company says that the partnership aims at aiding the Centre’s efforts in combating the COVID-19 crisis through an awareness drive.
  • It essentially means that Bolo Indya users residing in Tier 3 and Tier 4 towns can now get first-hand information from the government on various announcements related to COVID-19 disease, misinformation, and vaccines.
  • The app will also add exclusive live streaming sessions conducted by health experts to talk about mental health issues and busting myths around the virus.
  • Bolo Indya is rolling out an official @MyGovIndia handle for sharing all the important updates by the government in 14 languages.
  • Moreover, the official MyGovIndia profile is equipped to live stream all major video content and facilitate announcements to address the language users on Bolo Indya, who are residing in tier 2, 3, 4 towns.

Bolo Indya + Mygov India – Launch Awareness Programme Around COVID-19 Vaccines and Myths.

12. Which organisation in collaboration with the Education Ministry’s Innovation Cell and AICTE has announced the ‘Innovation Ambassador – Online Teaching Programme?
Answer: D) CBSE

  • Strengthen the mentoring capacity of teachers for nurturing innovative ideas from students, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), in collaboration with the Education Ministry’s Innovation Cell and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), has announced the ‘Innovation Ambassador – Online Teaching Programme’.
  • Through this programme, the CBSE aims to train 50,000 teachers – two or three teachers per school – from all affiliated schools as ‘Innovation Ambassadors’.
  • The board has asked schools to nominate four or five teachers for the programme.
  • In this programme, teachers will be trained in four modules – design thinking and innovation, idea generation and ideal hand-holding, intellectual property rights, product/prototype development.
  • The first batch will start on May 17.
  • The programme will be launched formally on May 13.

AICTE, Education Ministry – Announce Innovation Ambassador Training Programme for CBSE Teachers.


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