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May 9 | Daily Current Affairs 2021


1. In India Mother’s Day observed on which date?
a) 1st Sunday of May
b) 4th Sunday of May
c) 3rd Sunday of May
d) 2nd Sunday of May
e) Last Sunday of April
Answer: d) 2nd Sunday of May

  • In India, Mother’s Day is observed on the second Sunday of May every year.
  • This year, we will mark the celebrations for Mother’s Day on May 9.
  • Different countries celebrate Mother’s Day on different dates. UK citizens celebrate the Mother’s Day on the fourth Sunday of March commemorating the memory of Mother Church on Christian Mothering Sunday.
  • In Greece, it is marked on February 2, linking the day with Eastern Orthodox celebration of the presentation of Jesus Christ at the temple.


  • The Mother’s Day celebration can be traced back to the early 20th century in US.
  • It is believed that US celebrated the first Mother’s Day.
  • In US, a woman name Anna Jarvis organized a memorial in the memory of her mother after she died in 1905.
  • Three years after her mother’s death, Jarvis organized a memorial ceremony at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia to honour her mother and all mothers.
  • The Mother’s Day officially came into existence after former US President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation in 1914, declaring the second Sunday in the month of May as a national holiday.

2nd Sunday of May – Celebrates Mother’s Day in India.


2. Aryna Sabalenka beat Ashleigh Barty to win women’s Madrid Open Title. Sabalenka related to which country?
a) USA
b) Japan
c) Belarus
d) Russia
e) Australia
Answer: c) Belarus

  • In tennis, Aryna Sabalenka stunned world number one Ashleigh Barty to win the Madrid Open for the first time.
  • In the women’s singles final, the world number seven Belarus’s Sabalenka beat Australian player 6-0, 3-6, 6-4.
  • In the women’s doubles final, Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova, both from the Czech Republic, defeated Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Demi Schuurs of France 6-4, 6-3.
  • German player Zverev will now face world No. 10 Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the final, when he will be trying for his second title of the year after Acapulco in March.

Aryna Sabalenka – Wins Madrid Open women’s singles title.

3. Bayern Munich wins _____ successive Bundesliga champions for the 2020-21 season?
a) 7th
b) 10th
c) 8th
d) 13th
e) 9th
Answer: e) 9th

  • Bayern Munich was crowned as the Bundesliga champions for the ongoing 2020-21 season.
  • Bayern Munich has won the title for the ninth successive season and with this, coach Hansi Flick will bow out with another title under his kitty.
  • Flick has already stepped down as the coach of Bayern Munich and he will be replaced by Julian Nagelsmann.
  • The title was secured for Bayern as second-placed RB Leipzig suffered a 2-3 defeat against Borussia Dortmund.
  • Bayern Munich currently has 71 points from 31 games, out of the 31 games played, Bayern has so far managed to win 22 and five matches ended as a draw.
  • Striker Robert Lewandowski has been the standout performer for Bayern Munich this season as he has scored 43 goals this season with 36 of those coming in the Bundesliga.
  • Thomas Muller has also scored goals in double digits this season and he also has 17 assists to the team’s cause.

Bundesliga Champions 2020-21 – Bayern Munich wins 9th consecutive title.


4. Renowned Sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra passes away. Which of the following statement is/are true about Mohapatra?
1) He is a BJP MP.
2) He won Padma awards in the year of 1975, 2001 & 2013
3) He was born in Odisha
a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Only 3
d) Only 1 & 2
e) All 1, 2, 3
Answer: e) All 1, 2, 3

  • Renowned sculptor, BJP MP Raghunath Mohapatra dies of Covid-19 at age of 78.
  • Dr Mohapatra, a recipient of Padma Shri in 1975, Padma Bhushan in 2001 and Padma Vibhushan in 2013 .
  • He was born on March 23, 1943 at Puri, Odisha and was a member of the Rajya Sabha since 2018.

Raghunath Mohapatra – Renowned sculptor & BJP MP died.

5. Singer-song writer Lloyd Prince passes away. He inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in which year?
a) 2000
b) 1998
c) 2005
d) 1999
e) 2012
Answer: b) 1998

  • Singer-songwriter Lloyd Price, an early rock ’n roll star and enduring maverick whose hits included such up-tempo favorites as “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” “Personality” and the semi-forbidden “Stagger Lee,” has died at age of 88.
  • Lloyd Price, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, was among the last survivors of a post-World War II scene in New Orleans that anticipated the shifts in popular music and culture leading to the rise of rock in the mid-1950s.

Lloyd Prince – Singer & Song-writer died.


6. According to the Deloitte report, which company has been ranked 2nd fastest growing retailer in the world in 2021?
a) Walmart Inc
c) Reliance Retail
d) Schwarz Group
e) The Kroger Co
Answer c) Reliance Retail

  • Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail Ltd has been ranked second fastest growing retailer in the world in the 2021 ranking of global retail power houses by Deloitte, down from top rank secured the previous years.

List of Global Powers of Retailing:

  • Reliance Retail has been ranked 53rd in the list of Global Powers of Retailing, improvement from 56th earlier.
  • The list is topped by US giant Walmart Inc, which retains its position as world’s top retailer.
  • Inc improved its position to rank second. Costco Wholesale Corporation of US slipped a rank to be placed third followed by Schwarz Group of Germany.
  • Reliance Retail is the only Indian entry in the global list of 250 retailers.
  • It features consecutively for the 4th time in the list of Global Powers of Retailing and World’s Fastest Retailers.
  • The top 10 has seven US retailers and one from the UK (Tesco PLC at 10th position).
  • Other US retailers in the top 10 include The Kroger Co (ranked 5th), Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc (6th) and CVS Health Corporation (ranked 9th). Germany’s Aldi Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG and Aldi International Services GmbH & Co. oHG is placed at 8th position.

Reliance Retail:
Parent Organization-Reliance industries Ltd
Headquarters-Mumbai, Maharashtra
Founder-Mukesh Ambani

Deloitte report – Reliance Retail 2nd fastest growing retailer in the world behind Walmart.


7. The Book ‘Life in the Clock Tower Valley’ is authored by whom?
a) Raghul Rather
b) Shardul Rather
c) Shakoor Rather
d) Sharath Rather
e) Manvi Rather
Answer: c) Shakoor Rather

  • “Life in the Clock Tower Valley” is the debut book of Press Trust of India (PTI) journalist Shakoor Rather.
  • Published by Speaking Tiger, it talks about Kashmir’s pristine past, its grievous present and always-uncertain future.
  • It also includes historical and political information about Kashmir as well as environmental issues that are seldom talked about.

“Life in the Clock Tower Valley” –  Author – Shakoor Rather.


8. BJP announces Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma as Assam new Chief Minister. He will be the ______ CM of Assam?
a) 19th
b) 21st
c) 18th
d) 25th
e) 20th
Answer: b) 21st

  • The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma to be the next Chief Minister of Assam.
  • He will be the 21st CM of Assam.
  • The name of incumbent CM Sarbananda Sonowal and incumbent health minister
    Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma had been doing the rounds ever since the Assam Elections 2021 concluded and the BJP-led alliance came to power.
  • Himanta Biswa Sarma has won from the Jalukbari constituency and was holding the portfolio of finance and health in the outgoing BJP government.
  • Sarma’s political career started in 1996 when he joined the Indian National Congress. He was first elected as MLA from the Jalukbari Assembly constituency in 2001 on a Congress ticket.
  • He had defeated Assam Gana Parishad leader Bhrigu Phukan.
  • Since then he has been winning the Jalukbari seat. He won the seat four times – 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016, 2021.
  • He contested from the Jalukbari seat for the sixth time in this election.
  • Sarma has served as the Assam Education, Health & Family Welfare, Agriculture, Planning and Development, PWD and Finance portfolios.

Chief Minister- Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma
Governor-Prof.Jagdish Mukhi

Assam – BJP announces Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma appointed 21st Chief Minister.


9. Which State/UT police launches “COVI Van Helpline” for senior citizens?
a) Jammu & Kashmir
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Maharashtra
d) New Delhi
e) Tamil Nadu
Answer: d) New Delhi

  • Delhi Police has launched a helpline number for senior citizens who are struggling with their essential needs amid COVID-19.
  • South District Police of the national capital have launched a COVI Van Helpline
    (012- 26241077) for senior citizens in the neigbourhood amid the coronavirus situation.
  • After receiving any call for COVI Van, deployed police official on COVI Van with beat officer will go to the house of senior citizens and help them in getting their needs, including any essential item, vaccination and medicines, the Delhi Police statement said.

New Delhi:
Capital-New Delhi
Chief Minister-Arvind Kejriwal
Governor-Anil Baijal

Delhi Police – Launched ‘COVI Van Helpline’ for senior citizens.

10. Centre Releases how much amount to 25 states for providing grants to all the three tier of Panchayati Raj Institutions-village, block and district?
a) Rs 8,923.8 crore
b) Rs 9,823.8 crore
c) Rs 7,923.8 crore
d) Rs 10,923.8 crore
e) Rs 8,823.8 crore
Answer: a) Rs 8,923.8 crore

  • The finance ministry said it has released Rs 8,923 crore to 25 states for providing grants to the rural local bodies for various prevention and mitigation measures needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, released an amount of Rs 8,923.8 crore to 25 states for providing grants to the rural local bodies (RLBs).
  • The grants are meant for all the three tiers of Panchayati Raj Institutions – village, block and district.
  • It may be utilised by the RLBs, among other things, for various prevention and mitigation measures needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, and will augment their resources.
  • As per the recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission, the 1st instalment of grants was to be released to the states in the month of June 2021.

Centre – Rs 8293.8 crore to 25 states as grant for rural local bodies.


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