Current Affairs in English – May-2, 2021

Current Affairs in English – May-2, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

MAY – 2, 2021

TAMIL NADU

Kaaval karangal

  • The Commissioner of Police Maheshkumar Agarwal has launched a new integrated program called ‘Kaaval karangal’ in Chennai.
  • The Greater Chennai Police has launched this program to help the elderly, women, children and the mentally ill who are left without support on the roads.

3D printed house

  • The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman inaugurated the first 3D printed house at IIT Madras.
  • The House was constructed using indigenous 3D printing technology. It was built in just five days.
  • It was built by TVASTA Manufacturing solutions based on a concept by former IIT-M students.
  • 3D printing is a process of making three dimensional objects through digital instructions.

INTERNATIONAL

Trends in world Military Expenditure – report

  • The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute recently released its “Trends in world Military Expenditure” report.
  • According to the report, the top military spenders in the world are the United States, China and India.
  • The military expenditure of o India has grown by 2.1%, o China has grown by 1.9% and o United States has grown by 4.4%

Time Magazine’s list 2021

  • Two Indian firms, Reliance Industries’ technology arm Jio Platforms and elearning startup BYJU’s have figured in the Time Magazine’s first-ever list of 100 most influential companies.
  • BYJU’s was listed alongside Tesla, Huawei, Shopify, Airbnb, and DiDi Chuxing in the Disruptors category.
  • Jio Platforms was listed under the Innovators category alongside Zoom, Adidas, TikTok, Ikea, Moderna, and Netflix.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Python 5

  • DRDO announced that the Python 5 Air to Air Missile has been successfully added to the Light Combat Aircraft Tejas.
  • The missiles were test fired in Goa and achieved 100% hits.
  • It is an air to air missile built by the Israeli weapon manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defence Systems
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