Dear Champions, as you all know that a lot of competitive exams have been notified consequently. Candidates have to prepare themselves according to the level of competition and expectation of  the Recruitment board. Regarding that one of the most important topic is Daily Current Affairs. Current Affairs in the form of contemporary events of national & international play a crucial role in almost every competitive exams like Banking, Insurance, SSC, UPSC, TNPSC, Railway etc.

Current affairs are the most dynamic yet scoring among all sections and need to be prepared from the right source. Here, we cafunsta team, providing  Daily GK Updates, Current Affairs Questions, and Monthly  current affairs pdf.


May 7 | Daily Current Affairs 2021


1. Border Roads Organisation celebrates ____ Raising Day on May 7?
A) 62
B) 61
C) 60
D) 59
E) 65
Answer: B) 61

Border Roads Organisation, BRO is celebrating its 61st Raising Day.

  • BRO is a leading road construction agency under the Ministry of Defence with a primary role of providing road connectivity in the border areas.
  • It executes road construction and maintenance works along the Northern and Western frontiers primarily to meet the strategic requirements of the Army and is responsible for over 60 thousand Kilometres roads.
  • The BRO has also constructed roads in friendly foreign countries like Bhutan, Myanmar, Afghanistan etc. thus contributing towards our strategic objectives in the region

World Athletics Day:

  • Founded by the Worldwide Newbie Athletic Federation in 2003 to promote athletic participation among kids, World Athletics Day is part of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF’s) social accountability project, ‘Athletics for a Greater World’.
  • At a time, when problems related to obesity have become a norm, it has become key to raise public awareness about health and fitness through sports.
  • This year, the World Athletics Day will be held for the majority of the federations on the May 5 and for the remainder on May 12.
  • World Athletics Day was first celebrated back in 1996 where it was launched by the then-president of the Federation, Primo Nebiolo.
  • Essentially, IAAF is the worldwide governing physique for the sport of space athletics and monitor-based mostly on 17 July 1912 in Stockholm (Sweden).


2. Vinod Kumar Singh passed away. He was related to which field?
A) Director
B) Writer
C) Actor
D) Sports
E) Politician
Answer: E) Politician

  • Senior Samajwadi Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh minister Vinod Kumar Singh alias Pandit Singh, succumbed to post- Corona complications.
  • Singh was first elected as an MLA from Samajwadi Party in 1996 from Gonda assembly seat.
  • After this, in the year 2002 too, he was elected SP MLA from Gonda Legislative Assembly seat.
  • SP government was formed in the state.
  • The then Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav inducted him into the cabinet.
  • He was made the Minister of State for Medical Education
  • After this, he was defeated by BSP candidate Jalil Khan in the 2007 Vidhan Sabha elections.
  • Public again gave him an opportunity in the 2012 assembly elections and he again won the election from Gonda Legislative Assembly as SP candidate.
  • This time the Chief Minister was Akhilesh Yadav.
  • He too included Pandit Singh in the cabinet.
  • He became the first Minister of State for Independent Charge of Revenue.
  • He was then made the Minister of Agriculture.

National award-winning veteran music composer Vanraj Bhatia passes away at 94:

  • Veteran music composer Vanraj Bhatia died in Mumbai on Friday after a brief illness, a former colleague said.
  • The 94-year-old virtuoso, who scored the music for Shyam Benegal classics like ‘Ankur’ and ‘Bhumika’ and TV series ‘Yatra’ and ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’ (Discovery of India) lived alone at his apartment at the Rungta Housing Colony on Napean Sea Road.
  • Among the awards he won are the National Award for Best Music for Govind Nihalani’s TV series ‘Tamas’ and also the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.
  • He received India’s fourth-highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri in 2012.

Vinod Kumar Singh – SP leader & Ex-UP minister.


3. Which company has launched its public awareness campaign ‘Savdhan Rahein. Safe Rahein’?
A) Power Finserv Corporation Limited
B) Shriram Transport Finserv Company Limited
C) Bajaj Finserv Limited
D) Mahindra & Mahindra Finserv Services Limited
E) Muthoot Finserv Ltd
Answer: C) Bajaj Finserv Limited

  • Bajaj Finserv has launched its public awareness campaign, ‘Savdhan Rahein.
  • Safe Rahein’, across digital and social media platforms, to educate customers and public at large on financial fraud risks and how to stay protected.
  • Through this awareness initiative, Bajaj Finserv aims to convey a very important message to its customers and prospects to strictly avoid making any refundable advance payments in the name of loan processing fee, bank charges, GST, verifications etc., and verifying all loan offers at the Bajaj Finance’s official website, only.

Bajaj Finserv Limited:
Headquarters: Pune
CEO: Sanjiv Bajaj
Parent organization: Bajaj Group

Bajaj Finserv – ‘SavdhanRahein. Safe Rahein’, a Public Awareness Campaign.


4. Dr V Irai Anbu was appointed as the new Chief Secretary of which state?
A) Tamil Nadu
B) Mizoram
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Karnataka
E) Andhra Pradesh
Answer: A) Tamil Nadu

  • Senior IAS Officer Dr V Irai Anbu was appointed as the new Chief Secretary of
    Tamil Nadu.
  • An Order issued by the State Government said Dr Irai Anbu, Additional Chief Secretary/Director, Anna Institute of Management and Director General of Training is transferred and posted as Chief Secretary to Government in place of Mr Rajeev Ranjan.
  • Mr Rajeev Ranjan is transferred and posted and Chairmanand Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Newsprint and PapersLimited in place of S Shivashanmugaraja.

Justice (retd) Ambadas Haribhau Joshi sworn in as new Goa Lokayukta:

  • Retired judge of the Bombay High Court, Justice Ambadas Haribhau Joshi took oath as Goa’s new Lokayukta via video conferencing.
  • Maharashtra and Goa Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari administered the oath of office to Justice Joshi from Raj Bhavan, Mumbai.
  • Justice Joshi has also served as the chairman of the Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal, Mumbai from July 2014 to July 2019.
  • In January this year, the Goa Government had amended the Goa Lokayukta Act, which the opposition charged was done to make the institution a powerless chair

V.Irai Anbu – New TN Chief Secretary.

5. RBI Sets Up Advisory Group To Assist Regulatory Review Authority. Who is headed in this committee?
A) S Lakshmiraman
B) S Janakiraman
C) S Sivaraman
D) S Kannagiraman
E) S Sudharaman
Answer: B) S Janakiraman

  • The Reserve Bank said an advisory group has been constituted to assist the second Regulatory Review Authority (RRA 2.0) which was constituted by the central bank earlier this month to streamline regulations and reduce the compliance burden of regulated entities.
  • Headed by SBI Managing Director S Janakiraman, the advisory group will assist the RRA by identifying regulations, guidelines, and returns that can be rationalised.
  • The RBI has set up the second Regulatory Review Authority (RRA 2.0), initially for a period of one year from May 01, 2021, with a view to streamline regulations and reduce the compliance burden of regulated entities.
  • Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor M Rajeshwar Rao was appointed as the Regulations Review Authority.
  • Other members of the advisory group are T T Srinivasaraghavan (Former Managing Director and Non-Executive Director, Sundaram Finance), Gautam Thakur (Chairman,Saraswat Co-operative Bank), Subir Saha (Group Chief Compliance Officer, ICICI Bank), Ravi Duvvuru (President and CCO, Jana Small Finance Bank), and Abadaan Viccaji (Chief Compliance Officer, HSBC India).
  • In 1999, the RBI had set up a Regulations Review Authority (RRA) for reviewing the regulations, circulars, reporting systems, based on the feedback from the public, banks, and financial institutions.

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

RBI – Set Up Advisory Group To Assist Regulatory Review Authority.

6. Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin is appointed as Chief Minister of which state?
A) Tamil Nadu
B) Mizoram
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Karnataka
E) Andhra Pradesh
Answer: A) Tamil Nadu

  • Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin, the DMK president who led his party to a huge victory in the Assembly polls was sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

N Rangasamy Sworn In As Puducherry Chief Minister

  • AINRC leader N Rangasamy was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Puducherry at a brief ceremony held at Raj Nivas.
  • Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rangasamy, who has become Chief Minister for the fourth time.

Tamil Nadu:
Capital: Chennai
CM: Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin
Governor: Banwarilal Purohit

Capital: Pondicherry
CM: N Rangasamy
Governor: Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan

Stalin – Sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.


7. Who has won the Sportsman of the Year award at the 2021 Laureus World Sports Awards?
A) Rafael Nadal
B) Novak Djokovic
C) Rohan Bopanna
D) Daniil Medvedev
E) Roger Federer
Answer: A) Rafael Nadal

  • Tennis legend Rafael Nadal has won the Sportsman of the Year award at the 2021 Laureus World Sports Awards that were unveiled at a digital awards ceremony from Seville, Spain.
  • The Sportswoman of the Year award went to Naomi Osaka.
  • The World Team of the Year award was picked by the Bayern Munich football team.
  • The Athlete Advocate of the Year was won by Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton for his continuous efforts to raise social awareness and Liverpool footballer Mo Salah received the Sporting Inspiration Award.
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Billie Jean King.
  • Nadal had a total of 8 nominations and won 4.
  • His first win in the Sportsman of the Year category came in 2011 while he won the Breakthrough of the Year award in 2006 and the Comeback of the Year award in 2014.
  • Interestingly, he was also nominated for the Sportsman of the Year award in 2014.
  • For Sportswoman of the Year Naomi, this was her third nomination in the awards and she has now bagged two in three.
  • While she won the Breakthrough of the Year award in 2019, she was a nominee for the Sportswoman of the Year award in 2020.

Rafael Nadal – The Sportsman of the Year award at the 2021 Laureus World Sports Awards.


8. Which organisation has developed an Artificial Intelligence algorithm that can detect the presence of COVID-19 disease in Chest X-rays?
B) IIT Bombay
C) IIT Hyderabad
D) IIT Madras
Answer: E) DRDO

  • DRDO has developed an Artificial Intelligence algorithm that can detect the presence of COVID-19 disease in Chest X-rays.
  • Named ATMAN AI, the tool was developed by DRDO’s Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR), with the support of 5C Network & HCG Academics.
  • The ATMAN AI is an artificial intelligence tool for chest X-ray screening as triaging tool in COVID-19 diagnosis which is a method for rapid identification and assessment of lung involvement.
  • This would be utilised by 5C Network, the country’s largest digital network of radiologists, with support of HCG Academics
  • The novel feature namely Believable AI, along with existing ResNet models, has improved the accuracy of the software and being a machine learning tool, the accuracy would improve continually.

Abbreviation: Defence Research and Development Organisation
Founded: 1958
Headquarters: New Delhi, Delhi
Chairman: G. Satheesh Reddy

DRDO – AI tool for COVID detection in chest X-rays.


9. Which state government has launched ‘Women Employment Generation Programme’ under the ‘Mission Shakti’ campaign?
A) Tamil Nadu
B) Mizoram
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Karnataka
E) Andhra Pradesh
Answer: C) Uttar Pradesh

  • Uttar Pradesh government has launched ‘Women Employment Generation Programme’ under the ‘Mission Shakti’ campaign for the protection, honor, self-reliance and income earning of women and girls.
  • The campaign is proving to be “Ray of hope” for the livelihood of rural women entrepreneurs during the Corona pandemic.
  • Giving detailed information in this regard, the Commissioner, Cane and Sugar, Sanjay Bhoosreddy said here that during the Corona period, when most of the people from rural areas are unable to come to the city for their livelihood, rural women entrepreneurs are getting employment at the local level through the “Single Bud Chip Program” of the Sugarcane Development Department.

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

UP sugarcane dept – Women employment generation programme.

10. Which state announced a covid pandemic time relief of Rs 2,000 for the people of the state?
A) Tamil Nadu
B) Mizoram
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Karnataka
E) Andhra Pradesh
Answer: A) Tamil Nadu

  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin announced a covid pandemic time relief of Rs 2,000 for the people of the state, a cut in Aavin milk rate and free travel for women in state-run buses, all promises made by his DMK ahead of the April 6 Assembly elections.
  • It recalled the party’s promise of providing Rs 4,000 for rice ration card holders to aid citizens affected due to the pandemic and help them with their livelihood.
  • To implement that, the Chief Minister has signed the order to provide the first instalment of Rs 2,000 in May itself at Rs 4,153.69 crore, covering 2,07,67,000 ration card holders.
  • He also signed another order, reducing the price of milk supplied by state-run Aavin by Rs 3 with effect from May 16.
  • Women can travel free of cost in all ordinary fare city buses operated by State transport corporation from Saturday onwards and the government has allocated a sum of Rs 1,200 crore as subsidy for this purpose, the release said about another poll promise.

Tamil Nadu:
Capital: Chennai
CM: Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin
Governor: Banwarilal Purohit

Tamil Nadu – Covid relief for BPL families.

11. Ayush Ministry launches nationwide campaign to distribute which drug?
1) AYUSH 64
2) AYUSH 62
3) Kabasura Kudineer
A) 1 & 3
B) All of these
C) Only 3
D) Only 2
E) Only 1
Answer: A) 1 & 3

  • In a concerted response to the second surge of COVID-19 infection in the country, the Ministry of Ayush is launching a massive nationwide campaign to distribute its proven poly herbal Ayurvedic drugs AYUSH 64 and Sidha drug Kabasura Kudineer.
  • The efficacy of these drugs has been proved through robust multi-centre clinical trials.
  • The multi stakeholder campaign being launched by Union Minister Kiren Rijiju will ensure that medicines reach the needy in a transparent and efficient manner.
  • The main collaborator in the campaign is Sewa Bharati.
  • AYUSH-64 is recommended in National Clinical Management Protocol based on Ayurveda and Yoga which is vetted by National Task Force on COVID Management of ICMR and guidelines for Ayurveda Practitioners for COVID-19 Patients in Home Isolation.
  • Kabasura Kudineer is included in the Guidelines for Siddha Practitioners for COVID 19 by the AYUSH Ministry.

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and AYUSH
Minister: Kiren Rijiju
Constituency: Arunachal Pradesh West, Arunachal Pradesh

Ayush Ministry – Nationwide campaign to distribute AYUSH 64 & Kabasura Kudineer.

12. Which state launches Ayurvedic tele-medicine facility for Corona patients?
A) Haryana
B) Mizoram
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Karnataka
E) Andhra Pradesh
Answer: A) Haryana

  • Haryana Government has launched Ayurvedic telemedicine facility for Corona patients.
  • Health Minister Anil Vij said that any patient can consult the Ayurvedic Doctors on phone by dialling 1075.

Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur launches dedicated
COVID-19 ‘Mukhyamantri Sewa Sanklap Helpline 1100’ in Shimla:

  • Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched dedicated COVID-19 Helpline ‘Mukhyamantri Sewa Sanklap Helpline 1100’ for facilitating the people regarding COVID related issues in Shimla.
  • This helpline is unique in itself by ensuring effective use of technology in facilitating the people
  • The callers can call on toll free number 1100 from 7 am to 10 pm for seeking help regarding COVID related issues.
  • The call executive would register the complaint and contact concerned authorities for providing necessary help to the person regarding various issues such as test, vaccination, home quarantine, medicines, ambulance and Oxygen.

Capital: Chandigarh
CM: Manohar Lal Khattar
Governor: Satyadev Narayan Arya

Haryana govt – Ayurvedic tele-medicine facility for Corona patients.

13. ‘Miyon ka Bara’ station renamed Mahesh Nagar. This station is related to which state?
A) Haryana
B) Mizoram
C) Rajasthan
D) Karnataka
E) Andhra Pradesh
Answer: C) Rajasthan

  • The name of Miyon ka Bara railway station in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur has been changed to Mahesh Nagar after getting an approval from various departments.
  • Earlier, in August 2018, the name of the village was officially changed from Miyon ka Bara to Mahesh Nagar after residents complained that they were unable to get matrimonial matches for their children as the name gave an impression that it is inhabited by Muslims.
  • The Union Home Ministry had approved the change of name and conveyed the decision to the Rajasthan government in 2018.

Capital: Jaipur
CM: Ashok Gehlot
Governor: Kalraj Mishra

Rajasthan – ‘Miyon ka Bara’ station in Jodhpur renamed Mahesh Nagar.


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