Most Important Current Affairs of May 2021

Monthly Current Affairs 2021 - Latest Current Affairs of May 2021 for UPSC

Most Important Current Affairs of May 2021

Current Affairs May 2021 

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Most Important Current Affairs of May 2021

1. The Government of Assam on 4th May categorised all the journalists of the State as frontline warriors, announced State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

2. Mamata Banerjee took her oath as West Bengal CM for the third consecutive time in an unembellished function at the 'Throne Room' in Raj Bhavan in Kolkata on 5th May.

3. The Rupsi Airport in Kokrajahr would be operational from May 8. The Airport is developed under the RCS-UDAN scheme. Flybig Airlines would start its operations on the Guwahati-Rupsi-Kolkata route.

4. National Award-winning filmmaker Rima Das' short film "For Each Other" is part of the 24 movies from the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) line-up that will be accessible to audiences in India.

5. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's MK Stalin took an oath as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu on 7th May 2021.

6. Sara Chhipa, a 10-year-old native of Bhilwara, Rajasthan, India created a world record on May 2 by memorising all the 195 "Countries - Capitals & Currencies" across the world.

7. While there are several coronavirus variants identified as ‘variants of interest’, only a few such as the U.K. strain (B.1.1.7) or the South Africa variant (B.1.351) the Brazil variant (P.1) are globally considered VoCs.

8. The Ministry of Finance, Government of India has released an amount of Rs 8,923.8 crore on 9th May to 25 States as grants to the Rural Local Bodies (RLBs).

9. New Chief Minister of Assam Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma. Himanta Biswa Sarma chosen as the 15th CM of Assam.

10. Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected as the leader of BJP legislative party in Assam. He is a lawyer by training and was active in student politics at Cotton College and with the All Assam Student’s Union.

11. Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on 9th May appointed senior IAS officer Samir K Sinha as the principal secretary to CM.1994 batch IAS officer Sinha, who was posted as the principal secretary of the department of health and family welfare, has been appointed to the post replacing top IAS officer Paban Borthakur. Borthakur, on the other hand, is appointed as the Additional Chief Secretary of the Cultural Affairs Department.

12. A new study published in (Current Biology) found the first solid evidence that sharks use Earth’s magnetic fields for their long-distance travel. Sharks undergo precise, long-distance migrations and make round-trips for over 20,000 kilometres.

13. India and the European Union agreed to relaunch free trade negotiations by resuming talks that were suspended in 2013 for the Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement.

14. The Left Front has retained power in Kerala by winning more than two-thirds of the seats to the Legislative Assembly. Kerala Assembly Elections2021.

15. Former Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami was on Monday, May 10, 2021, "unanimously " elected as the AIADMK Legislature Party leader.

16. Ms. Mamata Banerjee, CM of West Bengal will also be in charge of Land and Land Reforms, Information and Cultural Affairs and North Bengal Development departments.

17. SpaceX will launch the "DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon" in the first quarter of next year, with Elon Musk's commercial rocket company accepting the meme-inspired cryptocurrency dogecoin as payment.

18. Shri Anupam Kher Won the Best Actor Award for the Short Film "Happy Birthday" at the NYCIFF (New York City International Film Festival). The Short Film also won the Best Film Award. A Proud Moment indeed.

19. Nalbari MLA Jayanta Malla Baruah has been appointed as the Political Secretary to the Chief Minister of Assam.

20. Canadian rapper and singer Drake will be honoured with Artist of the Decade Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.

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21. One of the most prominent literary figures of Assam and a Sahitya Akademi awardee Homen Borgohain has passed away due to post COVID-19 related complications in the morning hours today. 

22. July will be observed as Orunodoi month in Assam to bring in more beneficiaries under its ambit and make the scheme more vibrant in the state of Assam.

23. Indian Cricket Team remained the number one Test side after the annual update of the ICC - International Cricket Council team rankings.

24. The Madhya Pradesh government will provide free education and a pension of ₹5,000 per month to children whose parents died of COVID19, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said.

25. Newly-elected Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, said his govt will be approaching the SC again for a reverification of the National Citizenship Register — up to 20% of entries in areas bordering Bangladesh and 10% in interior areas of Assam.

26. Assamese litterateur and journalist Homen Borgohain, who passed away on May 12, had won the Sahitya Akademi award in 1978 for his novel 'Pita Putra'.

27. Tashi Yangjom from Arunachal Pradesh became the first Indian lady climber to summit Mount Everest this season. She is the ninth climber from National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports to scale Everest.

28. PM Narendra Modi released the eighth instalment of over ₹ 20,000 crore to more than 9.5 crore farmer beneficiaries under the PM-KISAN scheme. Under the scheme, the govt is providing ₹6,000 in three equal instalments to 14 crore farmers annually.

29. Nagaland Y Nuklu Phom Bags Whitley Award 2021 for His 'Biodiversity Peace Corridor'.

30. The year 2020 marked the completion of 50 years of India's biggest production house Yash Raj Films.

31. In the international arena, Mohamed Nasheed is best known as the Indian Ocean archipelago’s first democratically elected (2008-2012) President, who was controversially ousted.

32. Eighty three year old Hopkins is the oldest to have won the Best Actor Oscar.

33. Mucormycosis or Blackfungus, a rare and dangerous fungal infection has been found in some Covid-19 patients as well as those who had recovered from the infection.

34. At the end of the month May, the Indian Air Force will have 24 Rafale fighter jets in India.

35. Ghanshyam Das, IAS Appointed as Secretary to Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.

36. Y Nuklu Phom of Nagaland Bags Whitley Award 2021 for His 'Biodiversity Peace Corridor'.

37. Andrea Meza of Mexico has been crowned MissUniverse for the year 2020, besting contestants from 73 other countries, including Miss India Adline Castelino, who came in fourth at the beauty pageant. Andrea Meza was crowned by former Miss Universe Zozibni Tunzi of South Africa in the even held in Florida.

38. Assamese film “God on the Balcony” to be screened at Shanghai Intl Film Fest.

39. The state of Sikkim became the 22nd Indian State on 26 April 1975, it was only on 16th May 1975 that Sikkim officially merged with the Indian union and became the 22nd state of the country. On 16 May 1975, Sikkim became the 22nd state of the Indian Union, and the monarchy was abolished.

40. The Assam Cabinet decided to appoint Sri Debojit Saikia as the new Advocate General of Assam.

41. Assamese Short-Film 'Xogun' Selected for the 21st New York Indian Film Festival

42. In a First, Black Fungus Detected in 27-Yr-Old Youth in Guwahati

43. Centre to Launch Channel 'DD International' to Push India's View for Global Audience.

44. Well-known environmentalist and Gandhian Sunderlal Bahuguna died on 21 May, 2021. He was 94. Mr. Bahuguna is reported to have died from COVID-related complications at AIIMS in Rishikesh.

45. The 2022 FIFA under-17 Women's World Cup will be held in India from October 11 to 30, 2022, football's global governing body said.

46. Jyotsna Bose, a 93-year-old trade union leader from Kolkata, became the "first woman" in the country whose body has been donated for medical research to find out the effects of coronavirus on humans.

47. Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi said that Assam government is planning to introduce a cow protection bill in the next assembly session to ban transport of the animal outside the state.

48. India's World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand in Southampton will be their first Test at a neutral venue in their 89-year history of Test cricket.

49. Dr Jubilee Purkayastha from Karimganj Assam is a part of the DRDO team which is involved in the process of developing Anti-Covid Drug 2-DG to save people from the clutches of COVID-19.

50. Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari dissolved the House of Representatives and announced mid-term polls in November. President Bhandari determined that both embattled PM Oli and the Opposition alliance were not in a position to form a government.

51. RBI will transfer ₹99,122 crore to the government from its profit, helping the Centre keep its fiscal deficit in check amid strained public finances because of the pandemic

52. Badminton Association of India President Himanta Biswa Sarma was again elected to the BWF council for the period 2021-25.

53. India's Narinder Batra was re-elected as President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) in a virtual presidential election. This will be Batra's second term.

54. Shaji N.M., fondly called as ‘Tuber Man’ of Kerala has been awarded the India Biodiversity Award 2021 in the individual category of ‘Conservation of domesticated species’.

55. India is home to 4,371 species of deep-sea fauna, including 1,032 species under the kingdom Protista and 3,339 species under the kingdom Animalia, a recent publication by the Zoological Survey of India has revealed.

56. The Guinness Book of World Records currently lists 85-year-old Bette Calman from Australia as the world’s oldest yoga teacher. She can effortlessly balance her body weight on two hands, do headstands and the splits.

57. Three Names Shortlisted for the Post of CBI Director. The high-powered selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi finalised three names for the post of CBI director.

58. IPS officer Subodh Kumar Jaiswal has been appointed as the new Director of Central Bureau of Investigation for a period of 2 years. Jaiswal is currently serving as the Director General of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

59. Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani has overtaken China’s Zhong Shanshan to become the second richest Asian in the world. He is now ranked at the 14th spot on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index with a net worth of $67.6B, as of May 21, 2021.

60. The North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation (NERAMAC) of the Union DoNER ministry launched a farm linkage programme in select wards here to bring fresh farm products directly to housing societies.

61. The Modi governmentp brought in the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, as next the Commerce Secretary, Government of India, upon the superannuation of Anup Wadhawan on June 30.

62. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari launched a mobile app "Harit Path" to monitor the plantation along the national highways.

63. The 'Super Blood Moon' as seen on the New Delhi sky. A super blood moon is when a full lunar eclipse coincides with a supermoon, which is when the moon is particularly close to Earth and appears brighter than normal.

64. Mary Kom, Lovlina Borgohain, Shiva Thapa in Semis of Asian Boxing Championships 2021.

65. 28th May World Menstrual Hygiene Day. This year's theme is 'Action and Investment in Menstrual Hygiene and Health.' The objective behind this day is to create awareness among every individual regarding the challenges and hardships girls and women face during menstruation.

66. The Assam government handed over a cheque of Rs 500 crore to Oil India Limited (OIL) as a part of its enhanced 26 per cent share in the Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL).

67. U.S. President Joe Biden is reportedly preparing to name Eric Garcetti as the next Ambassador to India.

68. India was one of the first countries to announce vaccination for 18+ adults. India is manufacturing at least 4 different Covid-19 vaccines, a feat accomplished by only 2 other countries in the world. Advanced economies like the EU, Canada, S.Korea & Japan are facing acute vaccine shortages.

69. Assam is now a proud owner of 26% stake in Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL). Numaligarh Refinery Limited is the largest among the four refineries operating in Assam. 61.65% share owned by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited shall be sold to Oil Limited Ltd, GoA & Engineers India Limited. GoA today raised its stake in NRL to 18.59%; another 7.41% shall be acquired in near future. Total investment of Rs 2,187 cr will be the highest ever investment by GoA in any PSU.

70. World Hunger Day is observed on May 28
Every year on May 28, The Hunger Project celebrates the World Hunger Day. The day was started in 2011 by The Hunger Project to raise awareness about the people living in chronic hunger worldwide and celebrate sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty and to inspire everyone to be a part of the solution! The Hunger Project is US based organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger.

71. International Day of Action for Women’s Health is observed on May 28. The International Day of Action for Women’s Health (International Women’s Health Day) is observed every year on May 28 since 1987 to raise awareness on the issues related to women’s health and well being. Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (LACWHN) and Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) launched the day.

72. Amnesty International Day is observed on May 28. Amnesty International was founded in London in 1961, following the publication of the article "The Forgotten Prisoners" in The Observer 28th of May 1961, by the lawyer Peter Benenson. Citing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights articles 18 and 19, it announced a campaign on "Appeal for Amnesty, 1961" and called for common action. Amnesty International is a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights with over three million members and supporters around the world.

73. Prof CNR Rao receives Eni Award 2020 for renewable energy research. Bharat Ratna Professor C.N.R. Rao has received the International Eni Award 2020 for research into renewable energy sources and energy storage. It is also called the Energy Frontier award. This is considered to be the Nobel Prize in Energy Research. The Energy Frontiers award has been conferred for his work on metal oxides, carbon nanotubes, and other materials and two-dimensional systems.

74. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that all children who have lost both parents or guardian to Covid-19 will be supported under ‘PM-CARES for Children’ scheme. Such children will get a monthly stipend once they turn 18 and a fund of ₹10 lakh when they turn 23 from PM-CARES. 

75. The Government of Assam declared that Sanitary Napkins will be officially included as part of relief material distribution during floods. A notification from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority-ASDMA, signed by MS Manivannan, Commissioner and Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management Department, was sent to all districts, asking authorities to include the napkins in the list of relief items from the Gratuitous Relief fund.

76. Assam Chief Himanta Biswa Sarma today said his government will be providing Rs 3,500 per month to the guardian of every child orphaned due to COVID-19 in the state, for their education and skill development.

77. Indian National Congress Legislature Party Chief Debabrata Saikia has been recognised as the Leader of the Opposition in the Assam Assembly.

78. India's Mary Kom settled for a silver medal in the women’s flyweight division (51kg) of the 2021 Asian Boxing Championships. 

79. Hindi Journalism Day is observed on May 30. The first newspaper in the Hindi language called 'Udanta Martand' was taken out on 30 May 1826 published every Tuesday by Pt. Jugal Kishore Shukla from Calcutta. First newspaper of India Hicky’s Bengal Gazette English newspaper started in January 1780

80. 34th Statehood day of Goa was celebrated on May 30. On May 30, 1987, Goa became the 25th state of the Indian Union. Earlier it was a union territory with Daman and Diu from 19 December 1961 to 30 May 1987. GOA liberation Day is observed on19 December 1961

81. Government launches YUVA – Prime Minister’s Scheme For Mentoring Young Authors. The Department of Higher Education under Ministry of Education, has launched a new initiative called ‘YUVA- Prime Minister’s Scheme For Mentoring Young Authors’ YUVA stands for Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors. The National Book Trust, India under the Ministry of Education will be the Implementing Agency for the scheme.

82. IBF to be renamed as Indian Broadcasting and Digital Foundation (IBDF). The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), the apex body of broadcasters in India, is being renamed as Indian Broadcasting and Digital Foundation (IBDF). The decision to rename IBF has been taken as IBF is expanding its purview to cover digital platforms to bring all digital (OTT) players under one roof.

83. Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom failed to win her sixth Asian Boxing Championship title as she lost 2-3 to Nazym Kyzaibay of Kazakhstan in the final of the 51kg category today, and settled for silver.

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