Current Affairs – May 3, 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 3, 2021.

What is Lag B’Omer?

Lag B’Omer is an annual Jewish festival. It is celebrated in the Hebrew month of Iyar. The festival is celebrated on the thirtieth day of the Omer. Recently, more than forty-four peop…..Read Here

Special 301 Report: US puts India on Priority Watch list

The United States Trade Representative recently released the Special Report 301. According to the report, India has been put on the “Priority Watch List” along with eight ot…..Read Here

State of Siege in Congo

The President of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi declared a “State of Siege” due to the increasing violence in the eastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri. The violence killed more than h…..Read Here

Earth Axis Shift increases

A recent study conducted by the American Geophysical Union has found that the melting glaciers have been increasing the shift of earth axis. What is Earth Axis Shift? The rotational axi…..Read Here

WHO lists Moderna’s mRNA vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organisation recently listed mRNA vaccine of Moderna for Emergency Use. This makes it the fifth vaccine to receive emergency use validation from WHO. Why is Emergency U…..Read Here

Public Building and Fire Safety Rules in India

There have been deadly fires in the hospital buildings of India. This includes hospitals treating COVID-19 as well. The recent fires in hospital buildings of Virar region of Mumbai, Bha…..Read Here

Tigray Crisis: Ethiopia adds TPLF, OLF Shene to terror list

The Ethiopian Government has recently added the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and OLF-Shene to its terror list. In 2020, Ethiopia launched a mass military operation against …..Read Here

Olive Ridley Turtles stay away from Rushikulya river

The Olive Ridley Turtles in 2021 are staying away from the Rushikulya river. Millions of Olive Ridley turtle nest near the mouth of Rushikulya river. The nesting time of Olive Ridley tu…..Read Here

Operation Samudra Setu II

The Indian Navy recently launched Operation Samudra Setu II. The operation will aid in fulfilling oxygen requirements of the country. About the operation Under the operation, warships h…..Read Here

Who was Dadasaheb Phalke?

The Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards was recently presented.  They are also referred to as “Dadasaheb Phalke Awards”. These awards were introduced by Gov…..Read Here

P8I Patrol Aircraft: US clears sale to India

The United States Department recently approved the sale of P-81 Patrol aircraft to India. About P-8I It is a long range patrol aircraft. It was manufactured by Boeing for Indian Navy. I…..Read Here

NASA: Ingenuity begins a new phase

The Ingenuity Helicopter of Mars 2020 project of NASA recently performed its fourth of its five planned flights successfully. With this, it has completed its month-long technology demon…..Read Here

Import of Oxygen concentrators for personal use permitted

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade recently notified that the import of oxygen concentrators shall be allowed for personal use. The Government of India has revised the Foreign Tra…..Read Here

State Assembly Election Results

On May 2, 2021, the votes of the recently held State Assembly Elections for Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal were counted. The Election Commission of India is yet to announce t…..Read Here

What is Article 164?

The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lost in Nandigram. She lost the seat to her former protégé-turned-BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari by a margin of 1956 votes. Protégé is a …..Read Here

T Rabi Sankar named RBI deputy governor

The Government of India recently appointed T Rabi Shankar as the fourth Deputy Governor. About T Rabi Shankar T Rabi Shankar is in charge of fintech, payment system, risk management and…..Read Here

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