Current Affairs – May 13, 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 13, 2021.

PM Kisan Samman Nidhi: Eighth Instalment to be released

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare recently announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the eighth instalment of Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi. PM Kisan Sam…..Read Here

Iron Dome of Israel

Recently, Israel and Palestine engaged in air strikes. It all began with Israeli Police installing a barricade at the Damascus Gate. Later the tensions escalated due to the storming of …..Read Here

What is Article 311?

Sachin Waze, a police officer was dismissed from service by the Mumbai Police Commissioner under Article 311 (2) (b). Sachin Waze was then arrested by the National Investigation Agency……Read Here

HPIV Human Para Influenza Viruses

The scientists have recently found out a new way to block the attachment of HPIV (Human Para Influenza Viruses). HPIV The HPIV is the leading cause of death in childhood respiratory inf…..Read Here

Pacific football fish

The Pacific Football Fish was recently washed ashore on a California coast. It is usually found in deep sea. Black in colour, it is usually addressed to as “Monster looking fish”. I…..Read Here

Vineyard Wind Project

Vineyard Wind Project is the first major Offshore wind farm that is to power 400,000 homes. The project aims to install 84 turbines in the Atlantic Ocean. It is to be set up 12 Nautical…..Read Here

UK Action Plan for Animal Welfare

The United Kingdom recently unveiled an Action Plan for Animal Welfare. Key Features of the Plan An Expert Committee on Animal Sentience will report on Government decisions. Sentience i…..Read Here

Maharashtra Mission Oxygen

The State Government of Maharashtra has recently launched the “Maharashtra Mission Oxygen”. Under the mission, the daily production of the state is to be increased to 3,000 tonnes. …..Read Here

Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

The Israeli Armed forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque recently. The fight in the country has been increasing since mid-April. The Hamas in the Gaza Strip attacked Israel for its actions. …..Read Here

China launches classified Yaogan satellites into orbit

China recently launched Changsei 2C rocket from the Xichang satellite launch centre. It is a Yaogan satellite. This satellite has joined the previous seven groups in orbit that were lau…..Read Here

RBI announces Second Tranche of purchase under G-SAP 1.0

The Reserve Bank of India recently announced that the second tranche of open market purchase of Government Securities is to be held on May 20, 2021. This is to be held under G-Sec Acqui…..Read Here

World Bank: Recent data on Global Remittance

The World Bank recently released its “Migration and Development Brief”. The report said that the remittance flows to the low-income and middle-income countries were 1.9% lower in 20…..Read Here

1st BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting

The first BRICS Employment Working Group was held virtually. It was hosted by India. India assumed BRICS Presidency in 2021. Outcomes of the meet The member countries discussed about pr…..Read Here

Report: 99 of 100 cities with environmental risk are in Asia

A private firm Verisk Maplecroft has found that the Asian cities face the greatest risk from environmental issues. This includes natural disasters and air pollution. Key Findings of the…..Read Here

COVISHIELD: Gap between doses increased

The Government of India recently increased the gap between the two doses of the COVISHIELD Vaccine. The gap was increased from six to eight weeks to twelve to sixteen weeks. This is the…..Read Here



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