Current Affairs May 21 2019

Current Affairs May 21 2019


  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


  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


  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 )


    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


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