Current Affairs – May 12, 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 12, 2021.

What is Commodity Super Cycle?

The prices of commodities from corn to crude oil to rubber, rhodium, copper, soy bean has been increasing since the beginning of 2021. This is referred to as Commodity Super Cycle. Comm…..Read Here

International Nurses Day: May 12

Every year, the International Nurses Day is celebrated on May 12. The birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale is celebrated as the International Nurses Day. The day is celebrated to m…..Read Here

Nepal Prime Minister loses Vote of confidence

The President of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari recently prorogued the Parliament after the Prime Minister Oli lost vote of confidence. Proroguing is to discontinue a session of parliament …..Read Here

NASA-Axiom: First Private Astronaut Mission to Space Station

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently signed an agreement with Axiom Space. What is the Agreement? Under the agreement, Axiom is to send its astronauts to In…..Read Here

Cabinet approves PLI Scheme for Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage

The Union Cabinet recently approved the Production Linked Incentive scheme for Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Storage. Around Rs 18,100 crores have been allocated to the scheme. This h…..Read Here

What is happening in Gaza?

The tensions in the Gaza strip have been escalating since the Israeli police put a barricade at the Damascus Gate. This was around the start of Ramzan, in mid-April, 2021. Damascus Gate…..Read Here

Haryana undertakes Monkey Census as a part of Wildlife Census

The Wildlife Institute of India recently conducted a “Monkey Census” in the state of Haryana. About the Census The “Monkey Census” was a part of the “Wildlife Census of Haryan…..Read Here

PayPal introduces digital Foreign Inward Remittance Advice (FIRA)

The Digital Payment service provider PayPal recently introduced Foreign Inward Remittance Advice. It is an automated process to obtain monthly foreign inward remittance advice. What is …..Read Here

Perseverance rover begins to study ancient crater’s floor

The Perseverance rover of Mars 2020 mission is to study the floor of an ancient crater of Mars. The crater once held a lake. About the Study The Perseverance rover will use a camera cal…..Read Here

Padmakumar M Nair named CEO of proposed bad bank

Padmakumar Madhavan Nair of State Bank of India has been appointed as the CEO of Bad Bank. The Bad Bank is a proposed entity of the National Asset Reconstruction Company (NARC). About P…..Read Here



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