Current Affairs – May 5, 2021 [Daily News Digest]

GKToday provides daily summary of important Current Affairs Topics selected from National and International News. Here is the list of articles covered under Current Affairs May 5, 2021.

Telecom Department permits 5G Technology and Spectrum Trials

The Department of Telecommunications recently allowed mobile operators to conduct 5G trials. The Chinese companies, however, have been kept out of the trials. About the Spectrum Trials …..Read Here

N protein of Coronavirus and its role in transmission

The researchers from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research recently showed that apart from spike proteins, the other proteins in the COVID-19 virus such as the Nucleoca…..Read Here

0% IGST on Import of Covid-related relief material

The Government of India recently waived the Integrated GST till June 30, 2021. This included Remdesivir, Beta cyclodextrin, medical grade oxygen, oxygen concentrators, cryogenic transpo…..Read Here

Meghalaya: 100 million-year-old bones of Sauropods discovered

The researchers in the Geological Survey of India recently found fossil bone fragments of Sauropod dinosaurs. They were 100 million years old. These dinosaur bones were found in West Kh…..Read Here

SAIL enters 100 most-valued Indian firms list

The stock of SAIL increased to a nine year high of Rs 135.60 on the BSE. In the last six weeks, the stocks of SAIL has increased by 85%. It has entered the hundred most valued Indian fi…..Read Here

Asiatic lions test COVID positive

Around eight Asiatic lions have tested positive for COVID-19 at Hyderabad Nehru Zoological Park. This is the first time that transmission of virus to animal has been detected in India. …..Read Here

Parker Solar Probe: Detected radio signal from Venus

The NASA Spacecraft Parker Solar Probe has discovered a natural radio signal from Venus. These signals were detected when the space probe flew over the upper atmosphere of Venus. What d…..Read Here

What is Cicadas?

Cicadas are the world longest living insects. They are winged, red eyed insects that live underground feeding on the roots. They emerge from the underground once in 12-17 years. Recentl…..Read Here

Mayflower 400: First Artificial Intelligence Ship

Mayflower 400 is the world’s first Artificial Intelligence ship. About Mayflower 400 It is 15 metres long and weighs nine tonnes. It is basically a trimaran. It navigates with complet…..Read Here

What is Oktoberfest?

Oktoberfest is an annual festival celebrated in the month of October for two weeks in Munich, Germany. Recently, the German Government announced that the celebrations of Oktoberfest hav…..Read Here

India-UK Roadmap 2030 and Enhanced Trade Partnership

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a virtual bilateral summit. During the summit, the leaders adopted an ambitious “Roadmap 2030”. …..Read Here

Millisecond Pulsars Discovered

A group of astronomers have discovered 8 milli second Pulsars. These pulsars are located within the dense clusters of stars called the “Globular Clusters”. The Pulsars were …..Read Here

What are the flaws in SUTRA model?

SUTRA is Susceptible, Undetected, Tested (positive) and Removed Approach. SUTRA is used to chart the trajectory of COVID-19. It is used to predict the future of COVID-19 infections, sus…..Read Here

INS Kolkata reaches Kuwait to bring liquid medical oxygen (LMO)

As a part of Operation Samudra Setu II, INS Kolkata has reached Kuwait to collect Liquid Medical Oxygen from the country. Earlier it embarked 43 oxygen concentrators and two hundred bot…..Read Here

SC strikes down Maratha reservation

The Supreme Court of India recently struck down Maratha reservation in the state as it breaches 50% ceiling of reservation. This was done by striking down the Maharashtra law that guara…..Read Here


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