Current Affairs May 21 2019

Current Affairs May 21 2019

National

  1. PrasarBharati to conduct 40th e- auction
    • For allotting DD free dish slots to devotional channels
  1. 8th IMCOR beggar in Port Blair, Andaman Nicobar
    • IMCOR- Indo Myanmar Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT)
    • CORPAT initiative first started in 2013
  1. National Training workshop of master trainers for 7th Economic Census
    • Held in New Delhi
    • Organized by Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation (MoSPI)
  1. Maharashtra proposed single window registration of land titles
    • To be implemented by Maharashtra Land Titling Act
    • First to be implemented in Mumbai

International

  1. JokoWidodo elected as the president of Indonesia
    • He is elected for second term
    • He had defeated PrabowoSubianto
  1. TAPI gas pipeline meet held in Turkmenistan
    • TAPI (Turkmenistan- Afghanistan – Pakistan- India)
    • Project to receive natural gas for Pakistan

Business& Economy

  1. Ola launches Ola Money SBI Credit card
    • Credit card is powered by Visa
    • Provides a flexible and convenient payment system to its customers
  1. World bank and CBA joined hands for world’s first blockchain bond transaction
    • CBA( commonwealth bank of Australia)
    • Bond-i become the first bond whose issuance and trading is recorded on a blockchain platform
  1. NITI Aayog proposed AIRAWAT
    • The project cost is 7500 crore over a period of 3 years
    • Plan for artificial intelligence by creating a cloud computing platform AIRAWAT and research institutes

Awards and Honours

  1. Indian Peacemaker to be honoured posthumously by UN
    • Indian Peacemaker Jitender Kumar will be honoured with the Dag Hammarskjold medal
  1. Guinness world records for holding longest iftar
    • Held by Pehal Charitable Trust operated in UAE
    • Longest Line of Hunger Relief Package in Abu Dhabi
    • The trust run by Indian Joginder Singh Salaria
  1. India part of KailashMansarovarincluded in the tentative list of world heritage sites
    • Mount kailash declared under natural as well as a cultural heritage
    • Announced by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation)
  1. First black African woman to conquer Mt Everest: SarayKhumalo
    • She claimed it in her 4th attempt
    • She is from Zambia and now in South Africa
    • Height of Mount Everest is 8848 m

Sports

  1. Helo becomes team sponsor of India for wheelchair T20 Asia cup 2019
    • The even to be held in Nepal
    • Sponsor for WCA ( Wheel chair Cricket Association )

Appointments

    1. Pakistan oppointsMueenulHaq as Hight commissioner to India

Important Days

  1. 28th death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi: May 21st
    • He was assassinated in a suicide bombing at Sriperumbudur in 1991
    • This day is also observed as Anti- terrorism Day
  1. World Day for cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development: May 21st
    • Declared by UN General Assembly
    • Its objective is to bridge gap between cultures which is urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development

Obituaries

  1. Three time Formula one world champion NikiLauda passed away at 70
    • He is from Austria
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