Current Affairs – May 16, 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 16, 2021.

What is DSR (Direct Seeding of Rice) Technique?

DSR Technique is Direct Seeding of Rice Technique. This year Punjab Government has decided to bring one hectare of land under DSR technique. This is being done as the Government is expe…..Read Here

Rural Infrastructure Development Fund

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) recently announced that it provided Rs 1,236 crores to Assam in 2020-21 from its Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (…..Read Here

Utopia Planitia of Mars

The Chinese Mission to Mars Tianwen 1 recently landed in the Utopia Planitia. It is the place where the Viking 2 lander touched down. Utopia Planitia It is an Impact basin of Mars. Impa…..Read Here

JUICE: Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer of European Space Agency

The Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer of the European Space Agency recently entered into a critical sequence of tests. About Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer It is called JUICE. It is an interplanetar…..Read Here

Talkative Dinosaur found in Mexico

The Palaeontologists recently identified a new species of dinosaur called the Talkative Dinosaur. It was identified in the northern Mexico. The research is being conducted by the Nation…..Read Here

What is Doomsday Surfing or Doomsday Scrolling?

People are continuously reading about the pandemic and news related to it. They are even sacrificing their working hours or crucial sleep time in the process. This is being done compuls…..Read Here

What are Zeolites used in Oxygen Production?

The Air India recently airlifted 35 tonnes of Zeolite used in Oxygen Production plants from Rome to Bengaluru. What are Zeolites? Zeolites are aluminosilicate minerals. They are micropo…..Read Here

Sikkim Statehood Day: May 16

Sikkim joined the Union of India on May 16, 1975. Since then, every year the Sikkim Statehood Day is celebrated on May 16. History In 1950, the Indo-Sikkimese treaty was signed. With th…..Read Here

What is Winchcombe Meteorite?

The National History Museum located in London is to display a piece of the meteorite that touched down the town of Winchcombe in Gloucestershire in the UK. The meteorite touched the UK …..Read Here

COVID-19 and Prisons

After COVID-19 struck in 2020, the number of COVID-19 positive cases in prisons have become a cause of worry. With the prison occupancy rates at 118% social distancing is impossible. Ba…..Read Here

Cyclone Tauktae: Strongest in West Coast in Two Decade

Tauktae is the first cyclone of 2021. The IMD has predicted that Tauktae cyclone will intensify into a severe cyclonic storm and then later into a Very Severe Cyclonic storm. It is expe…..Read Here



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