Government launches programme to develop 53 horticulture clusters

Jun 1, 2021
The Horticulture Cluster Development Program will address all the major issues that are related to the Indian Horticulture Sector including production, pre-production, logistics, post-harvest management, branding, and marketing.

Tata Steel’s T V Narendran becomes new president of CII

Jun 1, 2021
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) announced that it has elected T V Narendran, CEO and Managing Director of Tata Steel as its new President for 2021-22.

Researchers identify new drug that prevents severe COVID-19 in mice

Jun 1, 2021
New study findings suggest that the diABZI drug activates the body's innate immune response, which is the first line of defence against invading pathogens.

World Milk Day 2021: Date, Theme, Objective - All you need to know!

Jun 1, 2021
The World Milk Day 2021 theme focuses on sustainability in the dairy sector with messages around the environment, nutrition and socio-economics.

ESIC Scheme: Who is eligible to avail COVID pension under the scheme?

Jun 1, 2021
Under the latest additional benefits, the dependent families of the industrial workers, who died due to COVID-19, enrolled with the ESIC Scheme will get a pension for two years.

World's first human case of H10N3 Bird Flu reported in China

Jun 1, 2021
H10N3 Bird Flu: A 41-year-old man in China's eastern Jiangsu province has been confirmed to have been infected with the bird flu strain, as per a statement by China's National Health Commission on June 1, 2021. 

How are COVID-19 variants named by WHO? – Explainer of the Day

Jun 1, 2021
Each variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus will be given a name from the Greek alphabet. Read how and why will the COVID-19 variants be named in Greek and what are new Greek names of COVID-19 variants.

COVID-19 vaccine for children: Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN trials on children begin at AIIMS Patna

Jun 1, 2021
Bharat Biotech starts the clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN on children aged between 2 to 18 years at AIIMS, Patna. Read all you need to know.

India's economy contracts by record 7.3 percent in FY 2020-21

Jun 1, 2021
Asia's third-largest economy was hit hard by the strict national lockdown that was imposed to contain COVID-19, which put millions out of work for months. 

Israel-Palestinian Conflict: Israel launches air strikes on Gaza Strip, first since ceasefire after 11 days of War

Jun 1, 2021
Israel launched missile attacks on targets in the Gaza City area and in the city of Khan Yunis in the southwestern part of the Palestinian enclave. 

‘Kappa’ and ‘Delta’: WHO names COVID-19 variants first found in India

Jun 1, 2021
The global health agency has named various variants of COVID-19 using Greek alphabets to simplify the public discussion as well as to help in removing the stigma from the names.

Maharashtra Govt allows Marathas to avail benefits under EWS quota

Jun 1, 2021
The Maharashtra Government announced that the Maratha Community can now avail benefits under the EWS quota. Read all you need to know.

Naomi Osaka, world number two, withdraws from French Open after media boycott fallout

Jun 1, 2021
The announcement by the Japanese tennis player came amidst the ongoing controversy regarding her decision of boycotting press conferences at the ongoing French Open.

Current Affairs in Short: 31 May 2021

May 31, 2021
Odisha's Council of Ministers adopted a resolution on May 29, 2021 to include disaster and pandemic management as a part of the curriculum for every high school and college student.

What is central deputation of IAS officers, what if an officer does not report? – Explainer of the Day

May 31, 2021
The Centre had asked Bandyopadhyay to report on Monday for central deputation which the officer has skipped. Read what if an officer does not comply with the central deputation order?

World's first Nano Urea Liquid launched: What is Nano Urea, how much will it cost? Know all about it

May 31, 2021
The Nano Urea Liquid has been found to be effective and efficient for plant nutrition, which increases production with improved nutritional quality. 

Current Affairs Quiz: 31 May 2021

May 31, 2021
The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as fastest woman to climb Mt. Everest, new interim President of Mali and PM-CARES for Children scheme among others. 

Top 5 Current Affairs: 31 May 2021

May 31, 2021
The Government of China has decided to allow each couple to have three children, putting an end to its two-child policy. 

Tsang Yin-hung sets world record by becoming the fastest woman to scale Mount Everest

May 31, 2021
The 45-year-old beat the earlier record of 39 hours and 6 minutes, which was set by a Nepali woman climber, Phunjo Jhangmu Lama.

Madhya Pradesh to start unlock from 1st June

May 31, 2021
There will be a new separate set of rules for districts with COVID-19 positivity rate above five per cent and below 5 per cent. Read all you need to know about the new guidelines for unlocking Madhya Pradesh: What will be allowed from June 1?

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