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30 May 2021 Current Affairs
CRPF DG Kuldiep Singh gets additional charge of NIA.
- Director General of Central Reserve Police Force, CRPF Kuldiep Singh has been given additional charge of Director General of National Investigation Agency.
- He will hold the additional post after 31st or this month after superannuation of Y C Modi.
- He will continue to hold the additional charge till appointment of next DG, NIA.
Assimi Goita appointed as interim President of Mali.
- Mali’s constitutional court declared Assimi Goita, the colonel who led a military coup this week while serving as vice president, to be the new interim president.
International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers observed on 29th May.
- International Day of UN Peacekeepers is observed on the 29th of May every year to pay tribute to peacekeepers’ contribution and to honour over 4,000 peacekeepers who lost their lives serving under the UN flag since 1948.
- International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2021 theme is “The road to a lasting peace: Leveraging the power of youth for peace and security.”
International Everest Day observed on 29th May.
- International Everest Day 2021 is being celebrated on 29th May 2021. This day is observed in the memory of the first summit of Mount Everest by New Zealand’s Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepal’s Tenzing Norgay Sherpa that took place on 29th of May 1953.
- History was created on this day 68 years ago when both of them climbed Mount Everest, 29,029 feet above sea level.
- They were the first humans to scale the height of Mount Everest. To commemorate their achievement, in the year 2008, Nepal decided to celebrate International Everest Day every year on 29th of May.
- The British named it Mount Everest after Sir George Everest, a 19th-century British surveyor of South Asia.
US President released his first annual budget; sets out 6tn spending plan.
- US President Joe Biden has released his first annual budget – a 6 trillion dollar spending plan that includes steep tax increases for wealthier Americans.
- The bumper proposal will include huge new social programmes and investment in the fight against climate change.
- The plan needs approval from the Congress. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham condemned it as insanely expensive.
- Under the plan, debt will reach 117 percent of GDP by 2031, surpassing levels during World War Two.
EU clears Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine for use in children as young as 12.
- The European Commission yesterday authorized Pfizer and partner BioNTech SE’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in children as young as 12.
- The move has paved the way for a broader roll-out in the bloc after similar clearances in the United States and Canada.
PM CARES for Children Scheme announced. (Complete Details Here)
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a scheme called “PM Cares for Children Scheme” on 29th May 2021.
- He announced a number of benefits to children impacted by the current COVID Pandemic.
- All children who have lost both parents or surviving parent or legal guardian/adoptive parents due to Covid 19 will be supported under ‘PM-CARES for Children’ scheme.
NEERI, Nagpur develops new technology for COVID testing.
- In Maharashtra, a new technology has been developed by the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute-NEERI, Nagpur for COVID testing.
- The Saline Gargle RT-PCR technique for testing of COVID samples is developed by the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute of Nagpur which comes under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – CSIR.
- This technique has also been approved by the ICMR.
- This technique can give results within three hours.
IPL’s remaining matches to be held in UAE in September-October this year.
- The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today announced the completion of the remaining matches of Indian Premier League 2021 season in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E)
Centre allocates Rs. 5,117 crore grant to Madhya Pradesh under Jal Jeevan Mission.
- Central Government has allocated Rs. 5,117 crore grant to Madhya Pradesh under Jal Jeevan Mission to provide safe and potable piped drinking water to all the rural household in the state.
- Madhya Pradesh has one crore 23 lakh rural households, out of which more than 31 per cent have tap water supply at their homes.
- The state is planning to provide 22 lakhs more tap water connections by March next year.
- Jal Jeevan Mission was announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15th August, 2019, which aims to provide tap water connection to every rural household of the country by 2024.
- The total budget for the Mission in 2021-22 is Rs. 50 thousand crore.
J&K becomes first UT to provide relief to COVID victims’ families.
- Jammu and Kashmir has become the first Union Territory to provide relief to COVID affected; Saksham to provide special pension and scholarship to COVID victims’ families.
- The Administrative Council (AC), under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today approved the grant of financial relief through Special Assistance Scheme for COVID Mortalities (SASCM/Saksham) to the families of COVID victims.
- Under the new scheme, Saksham, the surviving spouse and one eldest surviving member of the affected families will receive a special monthly pension of Rs. 1,000 through DBT, provided that they are not otherwise receiving any pension under other schemes.
- Additionally, the scheme will also provide special scholarships to children who lost their earning parent(s)/sibling(s)/guardian(s) to COVID.
- The special scholarship will be paid annually at the rate of Rs. 20,000 through DBT to children studying up to 12th standard and Rs. 40,000 for higher education.
Jammu and Kashmir gets 19,000 solar street lights from Central govt.
- The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of lndia has sanctioned 19,000 Solar Street Lights (SSLs) to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir with a central financial support of Rs. 42.06 crores against the total project cost of Rs 47.84 crores with the remaining project cost of Rs. 5.78 crores to be provided by J&K.
- The project is being implemented by Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA), and the Department of Science and Technology.
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