Current Affairs – May 11, 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 11, 2021.

National Technology Day: May 11

Every year, India celebrates National Technology Day on May 11. This year, the National Technology Day is being celebrated under the theme: Theme: Science and Technology for a Sustainab…..Read Here

EAC allows Great Nicobar Plan to advance

The Environment Appraisal Committee (EAC) operating under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently recommended for grant of “Terms of Reference for Environmenta…..Read Here

India participates in the third Arctic Science Ministerial

The Ministry of Earth Science recently announced that India participated in the Arctic Science Ministerial meeting. The Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan represented India at the meeting……Read Here

Japan proposes alternatives to Suez Canal

In April 2021, a container ship called “Ever Given” blocked the Suez Canal. This stopped more than 400 ships from transiting the canal. This caused a global trade loss of 9 billion …..Read Here

Assam-UNICEF Online Flood Reporting System

The Assam State Disaster Management Agency and the UNICEF has jointly developed an Online Flood Reporting System. With this, Assam becomes the first state to adopt digital reporting sys…..Read Here

Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare has recently approved Rs 2,250 crores for the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture for the year 2021-22. About the Mission I…..Read Here

China population grew at 0.53%

The annual population of China has slowed during the decade. This has put the demographic dividend of the country at risk. Outcomes of the Census The annual population growth of China w…..Read Here

OSIRIS-REx: NASA Spacecraft starts journey to Earth

The NASA Spacecraft called the “Osiris-Rex” has started a two year long journey back to the earth. The spacecraft reached asteroid Bennu in 2018. It then spent two years flying arou…..Read Here

Kerala Iron Lady in Politics K R Gouri passed away

A former minister and an old-time communist leader K R Gouri Amma passed away in Thiruvananthapuram. About Gouri Amma She was born on July 14, 1919 in Alappuzha district. She studied la…..Read Here

WHO warns against use of ivermectin to treat Covid-19

The Health Minister of Goa recently recommended the use of “Ivermectin” to all people above the age of eighteen years. However, the World Health Organisation has warned against its …..Read Here

High & upper middle countries received 83% vaccines: WHO

The World Health Organisation recently announced that the high and upper middle-income countries have received 83% of world vaccines. These countries represent 53% of world population. …..Read Here

IEA: Renewable Energy Market Update

The International Energy Agency recently released the “2021 Renewable Energy Market Update”. The Agency has increased its forecast for the global growth of solar energy and wind ene…..Read Here

What is Five Deeps Expedition?

The Five Deeps Expedition has provided data on the deepest points of five oceans in the world. They are the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic and the Southern Oceans. What did “Five D…..Read Here

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