Current Affairs – May 14, 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 14, 2021.

What is Shavuot?

Shavuot in Hebrew means Weeks. It took seven weeks of trekking through the desert to reach Mount Sinai. It is called the “Feast of Weeks”. It is a Jewish holiday that occurs in the …..Read Here

Whitley Awards, 2021

Whitley Awards are called “Green Oscar”. In 2021, the Whitley Award was won by Nuklu Phom of Nagaland. He is the only Indian to receive the award. Whitley Awards Whitley Awards are …..Read Here

Tauktae Cyclone forms in Arabian Sea

Tauktae Cyclone is the first cyclone in 2021 in India. The Kerala Government has issued “Red Alert”. How are Cyclones formed? The warm and moist air in the ocean rises up. As more a…..Read Here

What is Nok Culture?

The scientists from the University of Bristol and Goethe University have found traces of bee wax in the potteries unearthed in Nigeria. These potteries belong to the Nok Culture. Infere…..Read Here

Voyager 1 detects persistent hum

The Voyager 1 probe recently picked up humming sound. The scientists have named this as “Plasma Wave Emission”. This humming sound has been interpreted as interstellar gas activity……Read Here

What is the Heartbeat Bill?

Texas recently passed the Heartbeat Bill. It is a controversial bill in the United States. The bill bans abortions after the heartbeat of the embryo is detected. It is usually detected …..Read Here

Punjab Prison Rules, 2021

The Punjab Cabinet recently approved Punjab Prison Rules, 2021. These rules were approved under the Prison Act, 1894. Background The Punjab Jail Manual of 1996 has become archaic. There…..Read Here

What is Ocean Rewilding?

Ocean Rewilding is expected to come up in COP26. A network of 68 European organisations are working together to find ways to reinvigorate the marine life of the earth. Rewilding is rest…..Read Here

National Bamboo Mission: MIS Module launched

The National Bamboo Mission recently launched the Management Information System to strengthen the domestic Agarbatti industry. About the MIS Module It will collect data about Agarbatti …..Read Here

African Swine Fever in the North East

The African Swine Fever has stuck Meghalaya. Earlier, it had struck Mizoram. Current Scenario The African Swine Fever has killed 1,700 pigs in Mizoram in a month. It has now spread to M…..Read Here

What is a Blood Moon?

A Blood Moon occurs when the Moon of the Earth is on total lunar Eclipse. During this time, the moon looks red or ruddy brown. Thus it is called Blood Moon. The next Blood Moon is to oc…..Read Here

PM Kisan Samman Nidhi: Eighth Instalment released

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently released the eighth instalment of Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi. PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Under the Scheme, the Government of India transfers Rs 6…..Read Here

Sputnik V: First Dose administered at Rs 995

On May 14, 2021, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories announced that it had launched Sputnik V in India. The vaccine is imported from Russia. And is distributed by Dr Reddy’s laboratory. Current…..Read Here

K P Sharma Oli sworn in as Nepal Prime Minister

On May 14, 2021, K P Sharma Oli was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Nepal for the third time. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered his oath of office. He was re-appointed as the…..Read Here



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