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CURRENT AFFAIRS: NATIONAL NEWS

Kiren Rijiju to launch ACCR web portal, 3rd version of Ayush Sanjivani App 

  • Union Minister of state (IC) for Ayush Shri Kiren Rijiju will launch the Ayush Clinical Case Repository (ACCR) portal and the third version of Ayush Sanjivani App in a virtual event.
  • The Ayush Clinical Repository (ACCR) portal (https://accr.ayush.gov.in/) will serve as a platform to support both Ayush practitioners and general public.
  • This portal aims to aggregate information about clinical outcomes achieved by Ayush practitioners on a large scale.
  • It will facilitate not just dissemination of information but also further analysis and research.
  • It is expected to document the strengths of Ayush systems for treatment of various disease conditions.
  • The Ayush Sanjivani App (Third Version) is now published on Google Play Store and iOS.
  • This version facilitates a significant study/ documentation regarding the efficacy of selected Ayush interventions, including Ayush 64 and Kabasura Kudineer medicines in the management of asymptomatic & mild to moderate Covid 19 patients.

ABOUT Ayush Sanjivani App:

  • It is developed by the Ministry of AYUSHand the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY).
  • The app intends to generate data on usage of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-rigpa and Homoeopathy) advocacies and measures among the population and its impact in prevention of Covid-19.

Govt to give assistance of Rs 1500 to each Transgender person 

  • As the country is fighting with COVID19, members of the Transgender community have been critically affected by the pandemic majorly because of serious disruption of livelihoods.
  • The current situation in the country is compelling this marginalized community into extreme distress and acute shortage of basic needs like food and health.
  • The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment being the nodal ministry for Transgender Welfare has decided to provide a subsistence allowance of Rs.1500 to each Transgender person as immediate support to meet their basic requirements.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: STATE NEWS

Karnataka CM launches online portal named ‘Akanksha’

  • A comprehensive portal on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities by companies in Karnataka, `Akanksha,’ was launched by chief minister B S Yediyurappa in Bengaluru.
  • The chief minister said the portal Akanksha providing details of all CSR activities in the state will help in enabling the corporate, government and donors to utilize the CSR funds for needy programmes by serving as a transparent platform.
  • The UN agency UNSPU has collaborated in the creation of the portal, which will help in easy, simple and transparent utilization of CSR fund grants, Yediyurappa described the effort as the first of its kind initiative in the country.
  • Total demand for Rs 75,000 crore grants, Rs 61,000 crore have already been allocated in the budget.
  • The total expenditure for the health sector during the last financial year was Rs 11,527 crore and a sum of Rs 11,650 crore have been set apart during the current financial year.

About Karnataka:

  • Capital: Bengaluru
  • Governor: Vajubhai Vala
  • Chief minister:  S. Yediyurappa

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BUSINESS NEWS

Amazon buys James Bond owner MGM 

  • com Inc said that it is buying MGM, the fabled US movie studio home to the James Bond franchise, for 8.45 billion US Dollars.
  • The deal will give Amazon a huge library of films and TV shows and ramp up competition with streaming rivals led by Netflix and Disney.
  • The acquisition is Amazon’s second-biggest after Whole Foods Market, which it bought for 13.7 billion US Dollars in 2017.

About MGM:

  • MGM, or Metro Goldwyn Mayer, was founded in 1924, owns the Epix cable channel and makes popular TV shows including “Fargo”, “Vikings” and “Shark Tank.”

Blade India launches air ambulance services 

  • US-based helicopter transport services provider Blade’s Indian subsidiary announced the launch of medical emergency services across the country, amid an increasing demand for air ambulance services in the wake of the pandemic.
  • The new services, Blade Care, are also open for regular air travel for people who want to travel inter-state, return to their hometowns or any other place they feel the safest.
  • For a seamless, medical evacuation and bed-to-bed transfer, the company has partnered withMyHealthcare‘, a specialty healthcare ecosystem, to manage all the medical requirements for patients on ground and with Blade being the air carrier service network.
  • The brand will arrange aero-medical charters for such patients with a team of certified doctors, paramedics and clinicians onboard

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BANKING NEWS

ICICI Bank introduces new feature to link UPI ID with digital wallet

  • ICICI Bankofficially revealed the debut of a one-of-a-kind feature that allows users to link their UPI (Unified Payments Interface) IDs to their digital wallet ’Pockets’.
  • New users, even non-ICICI Bankcustomers, can now have a UPI ID that is automatically linked to their ‘Pockets’ account.
  • Customers who already have a UPI ID will receive a new one when they use the ‘Pockets’ app.
  • It will assist customers in streamlining the transactions made regularly from their savings account, hence reducing the number of listings on their savings account statement.

About ICICI Bank:

  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • CEO: Sandeep Bakhshi
  • Chairman: Girish Chandra Chaturvedi
  • Tagline: Hum Hai Na, Khayal Apka

CURRENT AFFAIRS: APPOINTMENT AND RESIGNATION NEWS

Karnataka Bank appoints Balakrishna Alse S as additional director

  • Karnataka Bank Ltd has appointed Balakrishna Alse S, former Executive Director of Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC), as Additional Director (Non-Executive, Independent) at its board meeting.
  • During his 35 years of tenure at Corporation Bank, Alse had worked in Agriculture Policy and Lending, Credit Sanctions, Credit Risk Management, HR, Integrated Risk Management (as Chief Risk Officer) and Information / Cyber Security (as Chief Information Security Officer).
  • He also had concurrent charge of Chief Vigilance Officer for over seven months.

About Karnataka Bank:

  • Headquarters: Mangalore
  • CEO: Mahabaleshwara M. S
  • Tagline: Your Family Bank Across India

RBI Innovation Hub Appointed Rajesh Bansal As CEO

  • The Reserve Bank of India’s Innovation Hub (RBIH) appointed Rajesh Bansal as its chief executive officer.
  • The RBIH was set up in August last year to promote innovation across the financial sector with the help of technology.
  • Bansal, who was part of the founding team of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), has advised several RBI committees in the past and has worked with the Centre in areas of technology, financial inclusion and payment systems.
  • RBIH stated that He played a key role in designing India’s Direct Benefits Transfer system and electronic KYC.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: AWARDS AND HONOURS

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen honoured by Spain’s top award in social sciences

  • Indian economist and Nobel Laureate Amartya Kumar Sen has been conferred with Spain’s top Princess of Asturias Award in the social sciences category, the Spanish prize foundation announced.
  • Sen, 87, was selected out of the 41 candidatures from 20 nationalities put forward for the Social Sciences Award, the Princess of Asturias Foundation.
  • He won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

NASA Plans to Launch its first mobile robot on the moon in 2023            

  • The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration is sending its first mobile robot VIPER to the moon in 2023.
  • Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) is part of the Artemis program.

Purpose :

  • It will map and explore the moon’s resources on and under the lunar surface, particularly water-ice.
  • This will help them in providing a sustained human presence on the moon.

About VIPER :

  • The Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER will collect data that would help NASA map resources at the lunar South Pole that could one day be harvested for long-term human exploration at the Moon.
  • VIPER will carry four instruments on board
  1. Regolith and Ice Drill for Exploring New Terrains (TRIDENT) hammer drill,
  2. The Mass Spectrometer Observing Lunar Operations (MSolo) instrument,
  3. The Near Infrared Volatiles Spectrometer System (NIRVSS)
  4. The Neutron Spectrometer System (NSS).

About National Aeronautics and Space Administration :

  • Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States
  • Founder: Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Founded: 29 July 1958, United States
  • Administered by: Steve Jurczyk
  • Director : Lori Glaze 

CURRENT AFFAIRS : ENVIRONMENT

British Antarctic Survey Found Breakage of World’s Largest Iceberg From Antarctica

  • A massive chunk of iceberg named A-76 has broken off Antarctica.
  • It Becomes the largest iceberg in the world.
  • It was first spotted by a British Antarctic Survey researcher
  • It was then confirmed by the U.S. National Ice Center (USNIC) using images from the Sentinel-1A satellite.
  • It was captured by the European Union’s Copernicus Sentinel
  • The finger-shaped chunk of ice, which is roughly 105 miles (170 kilometers) long and 15 miles (25 kilometers) wide and with an area of 4320 square km.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : BOOKS & AUTHORS

New Book Titled 7 Lessons from Everest Expedition Learnings from Life and Business Authored by Aditya Gupta

  • Aditya Gupta, a Delhi-based entrepreneur and mountaineer authored a book titled 7 Lessons from Everest Expedition Learnings from Life and Business.

About the book :

  • The coffee-table book, with 350 stunning images spread over 250 pages.
  • It narrates the author’s experience of scaling Mt Everest at the age of 50 in 2019 and shares the virtues of “preparation, passion, perseverance, mental toughness, and resilience.
  • The proceeds from the book will be given to NGO Child Rights and You (CRY).
  • It supports in ensuring care, protection and education to children amidst these trying times.
  • It aims to raise Rs 1 crore for COVID-19 relief from the sale.
  • The campaign, initiated by The Rug Republic (a brand owned by Gupta).

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SPORTS NEWS

Mohali International Hockey Stadium renamed to legendary Balbir Singh Senior

  • On May 25, 2021, The Mohali International Hockey Stadium was renamed after the legendary Balbir Singh Sr on the occasion of his first death anniversary.
  • After the COVID – 19 Pandemic, an international hockey tournament would be held in the stadium to mark the hockey stalwart’s sporting journey.
  • A statue in his memory would be installed at the stadium entrance.

About Balbir Singh Senior :

  • “Balbir ji was a triple Olympic Gold Medallist and Manager & Chief Coach of the 1975 World Cup winning team.”
  • Balbir Singh Sr’s three Olympic gold medals came in London (1948), Helsinki (1952) as vice-captain, and Melbourne (1956) as captain.
  • He was also the manager of India’s only World Cup-winning side in 1975.
  • He also served as the Director, Sports Department, Punjab.

Achievements :

  • The Punjab government had honoured the legend with the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award in 2019.

FIFA World Cup-winner Sami Khedira announces retirement

  • Germany’s World Cup-winner midfielder Sami Khedira announced his retirement.

About Sami Khedira :

  • Khedira, 34, began his career at VfB Stuttgart and he won the league title in the 2006-07 season.
  • He moved to Real Madrid, where he won the league and Champions League in a trophy-laden spell.
  • He won five Serie A titles at Juventus in 2015.
  • Khedira played 77 games for Germany scoring seven goals and helped them win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

About FIFA :

  • President: Gianni Infantino
  • Headquarters: Zürich, Switzerland
  • Founded: 21 May 1904, Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris, France

CURRENT AFFAIRS : OBITUARIES

Vir Chakra awardee Panjab Singh passes away

  • On May 23,2021, Vir Chakra awardee Panjab Singh passed away.
  • He was 79.

About Panjab Singh :

  • He is a hero of the Battle of Poonch during the 1971 India-Pak war.
  • Col Panjab Singh was the director of Sainik Welfare, Himachal Pradesh.
  • He was also the vice-president, Indian Ex Service League, Himachal Pradesh of Southern Area.
  • He was in the Sixth battalion of the Sikh Regiment.

Achievements :

  • On December 24, 1971, He was Awarded the Vir Chakra the third highest war-time gallantry award

Daily CA On May 26 :

  • World Thyroid Daytakes place on 25th May each year. World Thyroid Day aims at increasing public awareness of thyroid diseases, namely the importance of their timely diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
  • External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankarmet UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York and discussed the COVID challenge, underlining the importance of finding urgent and effective global vaccine solutions.
  • The UK is working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to launch ‘global pandemic radar’ to identify emerging COVID-19 variants and track new diseases around the world.
  • The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) has been established as a unified regulator to develop and regulate financial products, financial services and financial institutions in the International Financial Service Centers (IFSCs) in India.
  • Internet tech giants including Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter could be in trouble as they are yet to fully comply with the new IT rules announced by the Government in February.
  • CPM’s MB Rajesh was elected the Speaker of the 15th Kerala Assembly with support from 96 legislators in the 140-member Assembly.
  • Senior IPS officer from Maharashtra Subodh Kumar Jaiswalwill be the new Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation. 
  • Hockey India has won the prestigious Etienne Glichitch Award in recognition of its contribution to the growth and development of the sport in the country. The awards were announced by the game’s governing body FIH during the Hockey Invites virtual conference. It was part of its 47th FIH Congress which concluded with the FIH Honorary Awards.
  • The Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) under the Department of General Education has won the Social Media for Empowerment Awards South Asia ( SM4E) award for  using social media for social empowerment to ensure digital education through the ‘First Bell; programme in the state.
  • The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has granted ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) entered into by Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICoAl) and Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) with various Foreign Countries/Organizations.
  • On May 20, 2021, The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) raised its stake to 5.06% in state-run Union Bank of India with acquisition of nearly 2% additional stake in the bank.
  • On May 19, 2021, Microsoft announced that the Internet Explorer 11 desktop browser will be retired on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10.
  • Bollywood actress & Television Director Neena Gupta’s Autobiography Titled ‘Sach Kahun Toh is set to be Released On June 14, 2021. The Autobiography Can be Published by Penguin Random House India.
  • Researchers of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal, have discovered a new endangered species Didymocarpus vickifunkiae of a plant belonging to the African Violets family in Mizoram and its adjacent areas in Myanmar.
  • England and Ireland pacer Boyd Rankin, has announced his retirement from international cricket.
  • On May 22, 2021, Yuan Longping, a Chinese Current Affairs 2021agriculture scientist, passed away.

Daily CA On May 27 :

  • Union Minister of state (IC) for Ayush Shri Kiren Rijiju will launch the Ayush Clinical Case Repository (ACCR) portal and the third version of Ayush Sanjivani App in a virtual event.
  • The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment being the nodal ministry for Transgender Welfare has decided to provide a subsistence allowance of Rs.1500 to each Transgender person as immediate support to meet their basic requirements.
  • A comprehensive portal on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities by companies in Karnataka, `Akanksha,’ was launched by chief minister B S Yediyurappa in Bengaluru.
  • com Inc said that it is buying MGM, the fabled US movie studio home to the James Bond franchise, for 8.45 billion US Dollars.
  • US-based helicopter transport services provider Blade’s Indian subsidiary announced the launch of medical emergency services across the country, amid an increasing demand for air ambulance services in the wake of the pandemic.
  • ICICI Bankofficially revealed the debut of a one-of-a-kind feature that allows users to link their UPI (Unified Payments Interface) IDs to their digital wallet ’Pockets’.
  • Karnataka Bank Ltd has appointed Balakrishna Alse S, former Executive Director of Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC), as Additional Director (Non-Executive, Independent) at its board meeting.
  • The Reserve Bank of India’s Innovation Hub (RBIH) appointed Rajesh Bansal as its chief executive officer.
  • Indian economist and Nobel Laureate Amartya Kumar Sen has been conferred with Spain’s top Princess of Asturias Award in the social sciences category, the Spanish prize foundation announced.
  • The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration is sending its first mobile robot VIPER to the moon in 2023.
  • A massive chunk of iceberg named A-76 has broken off Antarctica. It Becomes the largest iceberg in the world. It was first spotted by a British Antarctic Survey researcher. It was then confirmed by the U.S. National Ice Center (USNIC) using images from the Sentinel-1A satellite.
  • Aditya Gupta, a Delhi-based entrepreneur and mountaineer authored a book titled 7 Lessons from Everest Expedition Learnings from Life and Business.
  • On May 25, 2021, The Mohali International Hockey Stadium was renamed after the legendary Balbir Singh Sr on the occasion of his first death anniversary.
  • Germany’s World Cup-winner midfielder Sami Khedira announced his retirement.
  • On May 23,2021, Vir Chakra awardee Panjab Singh passed away.

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