Cyclone Yaas: PM Modi conducts aerial survey, review situation in West Bengal and Odisha

May 28, 2021
Cyclone Yaas: Prime Minister Modi announces an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 to the seriously injured. 

World’s largest museum Louvre gets first female president in 228 years

May 28, 2021
Historian Laurence des Cars becomes the first female president of Musée du Louvre, the world’s largest museum in Paris, France in 228 years. Who is Laurence des Cars?

United States urges WHO to carry out second phase of COVID-19 virus origin study in China

May 28, 2021
Apart from the second phase of the COVID-19 virus origin study in China, the US has also called for the full access of original data and samples to independent experts.

Germany to vaccinate children over 12 years from June 7

May 28, 2021
Germany will begin giving coronavirus vaccine jabs to children over 12 years of age from June 7, 2021, onwards. Read all you need to know.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad wins 4th term with 95% of votes

May 28, 2021
The President of Syria Bashar al-Assad has been re-elected for the 4th term with 95% of the votes. The Presidential elections in Syria were held on May 26, 2021. 

Current Affairs in Short: 27 May 2021

May 27, 2021
The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced that prior registration will not be needed to get vaccinated in the rural areas in the state. 

COVID-19: Zydus Cadila seeks DCGI approval for clinical trials for monoclonal antibody therapy

May 27, 2021
Zydus Cadila is the only Indian company that has been able to develop a neutralizing monoclonal antibody-based cocktail to neutralize COVID-19. Read what is monoclonal antibody therapy?

Bharat Ratna Professor Rao honoured with International ENI Award 2020

May 27, 2021
Professor C.N.R Rao has been working on hydrogen energy as the only source of energy for the benefit of all mankind. 

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

May 27, 2021
Amartya Kumar Sen, Indian economist and Nobel Laureate was awarded Spain’s top Princess of Asturias Award in the Social Sciences category. Read all you need to know.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 27 May 2021

May 27, 2021
The US president has ordered the country’s Intelligence Agencies to report him within 90 days on the origin of COVID-19.

SeHAT-OPD Portal: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launches portal for armed forces personnel, Ex-servicemen

May 27, 2021
SeHAT-OPD portal is an online medical consultation service for the armed forces personnel and ex-servicemen to ensure hassle-free health services for them.

What is Happy Hypoxia and how it is ‘fatal’ in COVID-19 patients? – Explainer of the Day

May 27, 2021
Doctors have been alarmed with an increasing number of youngsters being admitted to hospitals with ‘Happy Hypoxia’. Read all you need to know why happy hypoxia can be fatal in COVID-19 patients.

US President orders Intelligence Report on COVID origins within 90 days

May 27, 2021
The announcement by the US can be seen in the light of the latest reports mentioning that the World Health organization is reconsidering the China lab theory of COVID-19 origin on the basis of the previously overlooked data.

New social media rules: What will happen if intermediaries fail to comply?

May 27, 2021
In case, the social media platforms and the digital content media outlets fail to comply with the new rules, the indemnity provided to the social media intermediaries under Section 79 will be taken away. What is Section 79 and how it protects the intermediaries?

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine suitable for all aged 12 and above: Pfizer tells Centre

May 27, 2021
The US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer plans to supply 50 million COVID-19 vaccines to India in 2021, with few conditions in place. Read all you need to know.

Indian Armed Forces to deploy Israeli Heron drones along the LAC with China

May 27, 2021
The Indian Armed Forces are going to receive four Heron-II drones from Israel in the next three to four months for deployment in the Eastern Ladakh and other regions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Tennis: US Open line judges to be replaced by technology on all courts in 2021

May 27, 2021
The US Tennis Association (USTA) has announced that Hawk-Eye Live Electronic line-calling will be used for all the competition courts at the US Open in 2021.

Cyclone Yaas: Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas enters Jharkhand, to weaken gradually into depression

May 27, 2021
Cyclone Yaas: According to IMD, the system is expected to move nearly northwards and weaken gradually into a depression during the next 6 hours. 

Current Affairs Quiz: 26 May 2021

May 26, 2021
The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Mount Nyiragongo eruption, Doctor Helpline and  top hybrid rice scientist Yuan Longping among others. 

Current Affairs in Short: 26 May 2021

May 26, 2021
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated a drive-in COVID19 vaccination centre in the national capital on May 26, 2021. 

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