23 May 2021 Current Affairs

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23 May 2021 Current Affairs

Appointment News

Narinder Batra re-elected as FIH President.

Important Points:
  • Narinder Batra of India was today re-elected as the International Hockey Federation (FIH) President for the second term after beating Marc Coudron of Belgium by a slender margin of just two votes during the world body’s virtual 47th Congress.
  • Batra, who is the also the President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member.

International News

China’s Mars rover touches ground on red planet.

Important Points:
  • China’s first Mars rover has driven down from its landing platform and is now roaming the surface of the red planet, China’s space administration said Saturday.
  • The solar-powered rover touched Martian soil at 10:40 a.m. Saturday Beijing time (0240 GMT).

National News

Railways earns Rs. 18,542 crore from freight loading in current financial year.

Important Points:
  • Railways has earned Rs. 18,542 crore from freight loading in the current financial year.
  • It is 4.92 per cent higher than the 2019 earning from freight which was Rs. 17, 674 Crore and 75.93 per cent higher than the 2020.

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Obituaries News

Pandit Reva Prasad Dwivedi passed away.

Important Points:
  • Sanskrit scholar Mahamahopadhyay Pandit Reva Prasad Dwivedi passed away.
  • Rewa Prasad Dwivedi was a Sanskrit scholar, poet, writer, teacher, and critic. His original works include poetry as epics and lyrics, plays, and prose.
  • He has written new literature under the pseudonym “sanatana”, meaning ‘the eternal’.
  • He was also known as ‘Acharya’ Dwivedi.

Veteran boxer Shakti Mazumdar passes away.

Important Points:
  • Member of the Indian contingent at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, boxer Shakti Mazumdar passed away yesterday after suffering a heart-attack at his home in Kolkata. He was 90.
  • A flyweight boxer, Mazumdar had got a walkover from Vietnam’s Nguyen Van Cua, but later lost to South Korea’s Han Soo-ann.

Telugu film producer and veteran journalist BA Raju passed away.

Important Points:
  • Telugu producer and veteran journalist B A Raju passed away.
  • Raju started his career as an cinema journalist and later started making movies.
  • He ran a popular film magazine ‘Super Hit’ for several years.
  • He was also a well known film trade analyst.

Renowned musician Laxman aka Vijay Patil passes away.

Important Points:
  • Renowned musician Laxman aka Vijay Patil in Ram-Laxman duo passed away in Nagpur. He was 79 years old.
  • Ram-Laxman was a pair of Ram aka Surendra Hendre and Vijay Patil aka Laxman.
  • Their debut film was ‘Agent Vinod’ for Rajshri productions.

Science & Technology

TCS launches innovation hub in Europe.

Important Points:
  • Tata Consultancy Services has launched a co-innovation and advanced research centre in Amsterdam to bring together an ecosystem of partners from academia, government institutions, start-ups and technology providers.
  • TCS Pace Port Amsterdam has been designed to help customers navigate their growth and transformation journeys and will serve as a hub for TCS teams to co-innovate with European customers.

CSIR-CSIO transfers the UV Disinfection technology to combat SARS-CoV-2 to 27 indigenous manufacturers.

Important Points:
  • CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) transfers the UV Disinfection technology to combat SARS-CoV-2 to 27 indigenous manufacturers.
  • This this technology developed by the Fabrionics division lead by Dr. Harry Gargis availablenowfor deployment with wide availability throughout the countryvia these companies.
  • Further UV based sanitization products are being developed by Dr. Garg’s group for other situations.
  • Installation of ultra-violet light-based solutions may boost people’s confidence andfacilitate return to work places, public transport and educational institutions as andwhen appropriate guidelines for relaxation of lockdown/curfews are issued.

Sports News

2022 FIFA under-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in India.

Important Points:
  • The 2022 FIFA under-17 Women’s World Cup will be held in India from October 11 to 30, 2022.
  • India was set to host the 2021 U-17 Women’s World Cup before it was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • This global event will be the second FIFA tournament to be hosted by India after the FIFA under-17 World Cup in 2017, which broke the record for being the most attended youth World Cup in FIFA’s history.

State News

Madhya Pradesh declares black fungus a notified disease.

Important Points:
  • The Madhya Pradesh government has declared black fungus or mucormycosis a notified disease in the state.
  • The state Public Health and Family Welfare Department on Friday issued an order, in which it notified black fungus under the provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act and the Madhya Pradesh Public Health Act.

Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur launches Home Isolation Kit for COVID-19 patients.

Important Points:
  • Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched Home Isolation Kit for COVID-19 patients in home isolation from Peterhoff in Shimla on 22nd May 2021.
  • He flagged off 11 vehicles to different parts of the state carrying Home Isolation Kits.
  • He also launched Himachal COVID Care Application and e-Sanjeevani OPD to connect people with AIIMS, Bilaspur for online consultation and treatment.

Maharashtra govt launches “Mission Oxygen Self-Reliance”.

Important Points:
  • Maharashtra government has launched the “Mission Oxygen Self-Reliance” scheme to meet the state’s oxygen needs.
  • Special incentives will be given to oxygen producing industries under this scheme.
  • At present the state’s oxygen generation capacity is 1300 MT per day.
  • In order to meet the increasing demand, state government has declared few incentives to meet the target of producing 3000 MT of oxygen per day.
  • Units set up in Vidarbha, Marathwada, Dhule, Nandurbar, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg regions will be eligible for incentives up to 150 per cent of their eligible fixed capital investments and units set up in the rest of Maharashtra will be eligible for up to 100 per cent general incentives.
  • The government will also give a refund on gross SGST, stamp duty, electricity duty and unit subsidy of power cost for five years and interest subsidy for MSME units with a fixed capital investment of up to Rs 50 crore.
  • Special incentives will be given to oxygen producing industries under this scheme.

Himachal Pradesh government declares Mucormycosis as an epidemic.

Important Points:
  • Himachal Pradesh government has declared Mucormycosis as an epidemic.
  • State government has issued a notification declaring black fungus as an epidemic in the state for one year.

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