China ends two-child policy, allows couples to have three children

May 31, 2021
China two-child Policy: The demographic time bomb has gotten China worried, as there has been a fall in its working-age population and increase in those aged above 60 years. 

3 Indian peacekeepers honoured posthumously with prestigious UN medal

May 31, 2021
The three Indian peacekeepers were honoured posthumously with the Dag Hammarskjold Medal during a somber virtual ceremony held to commemorate the occasion of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.

EU approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 years 

May 31, 2021
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is already being used in the European Union to vaccinate those aged 16 years and above.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 24 May to 30 May 2021

May 31, 2021
The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as new CBI Director,  Energy Frontier Award 2020, Mount Nyiragongo eruption and 2021 Billboard Music Awards among others. 

Mali’s top court announces coup leader Goita as interim President

May 31, 2021
Mali’s constitutional court in Bamako announced that colonel Assimi Goita will be the new interim President of Mali. Who is Assimi Goita?

PM-CARES for Children scheme: PM Modi announces Rs 10 lakh corpus for children orphaned due to COVID-19

May 30, 2021
All children who have lost either both parents or surviving parents or legal guardians or adoptive parents due to COVID-19 will be supported under PM-CARES for Children scheme.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 24 May to 29 May 2021

May 29, 2021
Subodh Kumar Jaiswal has become the new Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Centre to launch Unified Health Interface under NDHM

May 29, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the centre will roll out a Unified Health Interface (UHI). Read all you need to know what is UHI and how it will be beneficial?

IPL 2021: Indian Premier League to resume from 3rd Week of Sept, Matches to be held in UAE, confirms BCCI

May 29, 2021
IPL 2021 to Resume in UAE: Indian Premier League 2021, which was suspended mid-way after COVID-19 cases were detected in players’ bio-bubble, is all set to resume in 3rd week of September in UAE. Get Complete Details Here.

COVID-19 vaccine: UK approves single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine

May 29, 2021
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) of the United Kingdom gave its approval to its fourth vaccine Janssen of Johnson & Johnson. 

COVID-19 vaccine: US redirects vaccine manufacturing supplies allowing India to make 20 million doses more

May 29, 2021
The US government has also provided over USD 500 million in COVID-19 relief supplies to India to fight against the ongoing pandemic.

GST Council decides to exempt import duty on COVID relief items: Finance Minister after 43rd GST Council Meet

May 29, 2021
43rd GST Council Meeting:  Some of the key decisions included the exemption of import duty on COVID-19 relief items and the recommendation to amend the CGST Act to simplify the filing of annual returns, among others. 

Current Affairs in Short: 28 May 2021

May 28, 2021
Apollo Group of Hospitals has announced that it will begin the rollout of the Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V, across its hospitals in India from June second week at an estimated price of Rs 1,195 per dose.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit

May 28, 2021
SpaceX launched the Starlink 28 mission comprising another set of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit, marking the 13th Starlink launch of the year 2021. Read all you need to know about SpaceX’s Starlink Satellites.

Biden administration will not re-enter Open Skies Treaty with Russia

May 28, 2021
Biden-led US administration announced that the country has told Russia it will not rejoin the Open Skies Treaty. Read all you need to know.

Smart Kitchen Scheme: Kerala CM announces guidelines to be ready by July 10

May 28, 2021
Under the Smart Kitchen Scheme, the women in Kerala will be provided a loan by the government to refurbish their kitchens with a low-interest rate in the installment schemes.

Current Affairs Quiz: 28 May 2021

May 28, 2021
The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, world's largest museum, Energy Frontier Award 2020 and Sputnik V vaccine price among others. 

Top 5 Current Affairs: 28 May 2021

May 28, 2021
Bashar al-Assad has been re-elected as the President of Syria for the 4th term with 95.1% votes.

Government sets up panel to examine valuation of services by online gaming, casinos for GST

May 28, 2021
The Group of Ministers (GoM) will be examining the issue of valuation of services provided by the race courses, casinos, and online gaming portals. 

Cyclone Tauktae: Maharashtra govt approves a relief fund of Rs 252 crore

May 28, 2021
The state government will give Rs 4 lakh to the kin of those who got killed during the cyclone Tauktae. Read to know more.

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