The most important events and incidents which occurred in the previous week i.e. from 7th May to 14th May are listed below. These are some must know facts and news which one should read to know what things are happening around him/her. If you are a student and preparing for competitive exams then you should carefully read this post because you can get some question about current affairs in your exam from this post.

All the news are categorized properly, so that one can directly jump to the specific section he/she wants to read.

National Affairs

Political News

  • “Mukhyamantri Sewa Sankalp Helpline 1100″has been launched by CM of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Single Window Portal has been set up in J&K to provide further impetus to business and ensure ease of doing business.
  • Haryana Govt. has launched an Ayurvedic tele medicine facility for Corona patients.
  • Poor and common people of the state of MP can get free treatments for Corona in some contracted private hospitals.
  • Finance Ministry has released 2nd monthly installment of post Devolution Revenue Deficit Grant of Rs 9,871 Crore to 17 states.
  • DMK leader M.K. Stalin took oath as the CM of Tamil Nadu.
  • NR Congress chief N. Rengasamy took oath as CM of Puducherry.
  • Bihar govt. has partnered with state Auto drivers association for home delivery of vegetable in Patna.
  • Haryana has announced financial assistance of Rs 5,000 per day for BPL patients admitted in Private hospitals ICU.
  • A massive nation wide campaign has been launched by Ayush Ministry to distribute polyherbal ayurvedic drugs Ayush 64 and Sidha drug Kabasura Kudineer.
  • The 9th Foreign Office Consultations between India and Colombia were held through video conference on 7th May 2021. It was led by Riva Ganguly Das.
  • New CM of Assam- Hemant Biswa Sarma.
  • Centre has released Rs 8,923.8 Crore to 25 states for providing grants to the Rural Local Bodies (RLBs) because of Covid- 19.
  • India and EU will resume negotiations on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) after 8 years.
  • No toll fee will now be collected from tankers carrying liquid Medical Oxygen.
  • India participated in 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) held from 8-9 may by Iceland and Japan.
  • Puducherry has joined Goa, Telengana and Andaman and Nicober to provide tap water to rural home under Jal Jeevan Mission.
  • NITI Ayog has set up a portal “CovAid ” for tracking all aid coming via missions or by Individual Organization.
  • Odisha CM has sanctioned 60 Lakh Rupees to feed stray animals during Covid – 19 pandemic.

Education related News

  • CBSE has launched a new mobile app “CBSE Dost for life” for students of class 9 to 12.
  • Block Track is a mobile application developed by IIT Madras which is a block chain based health care information system.

Banking sector News

  • Govt. of India and European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a contract for Pune Metro Rail Project.
  • European Investment Bank (EIB) and SBI have joined hand to pump 100 million Euros in equity financing into Indian small businesses focused on climate change and Sustainability.
  • HDFC Bank and Common Services Centres (CSCs) have launched Chat bot “Eva” on CSCs Digital seva portal to support Village level Entrepreneurs.
  • The Department of Economic Affairs and the New Development Bank (NDB) has jointly organized a Virtual Seminar on ” Social Infrastructure Financing and use of Digital Technologies ” on 13th May.
  • Bank of Baroda has launched a micron Website for employees amid Covid-19.
  • Gautam Thakur has been appointed for the Advisory Committee of RBI.
  • Executive Director of RBI- Jose J Kattor.
  • RBI has excluded Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) from 2nd schedule of the RBI Act.

Business and companies related News

  • In a first of its kind trilateral venture, an Israeli, Ecoppia is producing an innovative robotic solar cleaning technology in India for a landmark project in UAE.
  • JSW steel and JEE Steel Corporation have joined hands.
  • Muthoot Finance Ltd. has partnered with Fintech NIRA.
  • India’s export has grown by 80% during the 1st week of May 2021, and the import has risen by 80.7 %.
  • Vivimed Labs has received approval from Director General of Health Services to manufacture Favipiravir tablets in India.
  • Imola Acquisition Corporation has acquired 100 % share of Ingram Micro Inc.
  • Delhi based fuel buddy has acquired Bangalore based fuel delivery start up My Petrol pump.
  • Ola Foundation has partnered with Givelndia to provide consumers free oxygen concentrators.
  • Media agency Starcom has appointed Niti Kumar as Chief Operating Officer.
  • Snapdeal has launched Sanjeevani platform to help people suffering from Covid-19.
  • CEO of National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd- Padmakumar M. Nair.
  • KFin Technology has acquired 17% stake for an undisclosed amount in insurtech start up
  • Sudhir sitapati will be MD and CEO of Godrej Consumer Products ltd. from October.
  • Groww investment platform is acquiring Indiabulls Mutual Fund business.
  • Ruchi soya will acquire Patanjali Natural Biscuits Pvt.Ltd (PNBPL) for 60.02 Crore Rupees.

Miscellaneous section

  • “Ayurvedic Doctors on Call ” service has been launched by Ayurveda doctors of Gujarat.
  • Arline Pacht Global Vision Award for 2021 will be given to Gita Mittal (Former Chief Justice of J & K).
  • Indian Navy has established a Covid – care Centre at chilika, India.
  • DRDO has developed an Artificial Intelligence algorithm named ATMAN AI to detect the presence of COVID – 19 disease in Chest – xray.
  • the platform where exmilitary doctors will give consulatation to civilians.
  • Best Actor Award in New York City, International Film festival is won by Anupam Kher for this short film ” Happy Birthday “.
  • Organic Millets will be exported to Denmark from Uttarakhand.
  • Dr. Raman Meenakshi Sundaram has been appointed as the new director of ICAR IIRR (ICAR – Indian Institute of Rice Research), Hyderabad.
  • Indian and Indonesian navy carried out a military drill in the southern Arabian sea on 8th may.
  • Indian Army inducted its 1st batch of 83 Women Soldiers as part of its military police on 8th may 2021.
  • Yash Raj Films has announced a relief scheme Under “Yash Chopra saathi Initiative ” to help daily wagers on movie sets.
  • INMAS (The Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied sciences) has developed an anti covid-19 therapeutic application of drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2 – DG).
  • Assam State Disaster Management Agency and UNICEF have jointly launched an Online flood reporting and information management system in Assam.
  • “Elephant in the Womb” is a book written by Kalki Koechlin.
  • National Technology Day- 11th May.
  • ISRO has developed 3 different ventilators which are Prana, VaU and Swasta and an Oxygen concentrator “Shwaas “.
  • Dr Shakuntala Harak singh Thilsted has won the prestigious 2021 World food price.
  • 1st Cyclone of 2021 in Arabian Sea is named “Tauktae” (the name is given by Myanmar).

International Affairs

Business and companies related News

  • IBM has unveiled the world’s 1st 2nm processor chip.
  • Galaxy digital Holdings has agreed to acquire Bit Go, a digital asset infrastructure provider start – up for $ 1.2 billion.
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched a hub to create an open and inclusive platform.
  • ADB will finance $ 700 mn to South Korea for sovereign development preojects.
  • Harley Davidson Inc. has launched an all electric Motorcycle brand “Live Wire”.

Political News

  • China has suspended an economic agreement with Australia.
  • Britain has appointed David Attenborough as its people advocate for United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Nepal PM K.P. Sharma Oli has lost the trust vote in the House of Representatives.
  • Pam Gosal has become the 1st female sikh to be elected to the Scottish Paliament.
  • China is Creating ” a line of separation ” at Mt.Everest to prevent its climbers from Covid-19 infection.

Sports News

  • Laureus World Sports Awards has been announced and followings are the result.
    * Break through of the year – Patrick Mahomes
    * Come back of the year – Max Parrot..
    * Life time Achievement Award- Billie Jean King
    * Sporting Inspiration Award – Mohamed Salah.
    * Sporting moment of the year – Chris Nikic
    * Sportsman of the year – Rafael Nadal.
    * Sports women of the year- Naomi Osaka.
    * Sports Team of the year – Bayern Munich.
    * Athlete Advocate of the year – Lewis Hamilton
  • Aryna Sabalenka has won her 1st Madrid open by defeating Ashleigh Barty. In Women’s double, Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Sinia Kova won the final.
  • Lewis Hamilton has won the Spanish Grand Prix. He is sponsored by Mercedes.
  • Kami Rita of Nepal has scaled Mount Everest for 25th time on 7th May 2021.
  • lCC Men’s player of the month Award – Babar Azam.

Miscellaneous section

  • Presidency of the Council of the European Union is currently hold by Portugal.
  • Russia has authorised the use of Sputnik Light (a single dose Vaccine) against Covid – 19.
  • According to report 20 million people faced food crisis in 2020.
  • The Parker Solar Probe has detected a natural radio signal from Venus. It is a spacecraft of NASA.
  • Dinosaur bone has been found in the West Khasi Hills District in Meghalaya which are about 100 million years is old. The dinosaurs are thought to be as Sauropod.
  • WHO approved Sinopharm for emergency use against Covid – 19.
  • A new genus and species of hadrosaur or duck billed dinosaur has been discovered by Japan’s Paleontologist team.
  • “Oldest human burial” site has been found by archaeologists in Panga ya Saidi in Africa which is around 78,000 years old
  • world Red Cross Day- 8th May.
  • World Migratory Bird Day- 8th May. (It is a campaign held on second weekend of May).
  • Twitter has introduced Tip Jar facility to send money to creators by fans.
  • Asian Development Bank will no longer finance coal mining or oil and Natural gas production. It’s head quarter is at Manilla.
  • Bio NTech will build a m-RNA based vaccine site in singapore.
  • Researchers in Netherland have trained bees which have an unusually keen sense of smell, to identity samples infected with Covid – 19.
  • Space X will accept Dogecoin payment for its moon mission by the Rocket Falcon 9.
  • According to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) china is leading in the growth of renewable energy.
  • Osiris Rex; a space craft of NASA has began its journey towards earth from asteroid Bennu.
  • China has reported population greowth rate closed to zero i.e. 0.53% per anum only.
  • According Rhodium Group china emitted 27% of world’s green house gas in 2019, which is highest in World.
  • Interpol has launched “ID- Art” a mobile app to identity the stolen cultural property.
  • International Nurses Day 12 th May.
  • Britain will ban LGBT conversion Therapy.


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