Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan chairs 74th World Health Assembly

May 25, 2021
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Chairman of the WHO Executive Board, noted that the board has called for further efforts to ensure equitable and fair access to Coronavirus vaccines to COVAX Facility.

Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine: India’s Panacea Biotec, RDIF to produce 100 million doses per year

May 25, 2021
In April 2021, Panacea and the RDIF had announced their plan to produce 100 million doses of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine per year.

India, Oman renew two major defence pacts: All you need to know!

May 25, 2021
India and Oman had signed an agreement giving Indian Navy access to facilities at Oman’s Duqm port in 2018 during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Muscat, Oman.

Mali’s military detains President, Prime Minister and Defence Minister

May 25, 2021
Just days before their detentions, Mali’s PM Moctar Ouane was reinstated on May 20, 2021, by President Bah N’Daw to form a new interim government.

Current Affairs Quiz: 25 May 2021

May 25, 2021
The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Total Lunar Eclipse, retirement of internet browser and force landing of a flight among others among others. 

Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 May 2021

May 25, 2021
Microsoft has informed that the Internet Explorer 11 desktop browser will be retired for certain versions of Windows 11 in June 2022.

Government to set up National Mission on use of Biomass in coal based thermal power plants

May 25, 2021
The National Mission on the use of Biomass is intended to address the issue of air pollution because of farm-stubble burning and reducing the carbon footprints of thermal power generation.

Belarus Plane Hijack Incident: Why did Belarus force-land flight carrying Roman Protasevic, who is he? - Explainer of the day

May 25, 2021
On May 23, 2021, Belarus force landed a commercial plane that was flying from Athens in Greece to Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania at Minsk in Belarus. 

Lunar Eclipse 2021: Super Blood Moon of 26th May, Know Date, Time and Other Important Facts Here

May 25, 2021
Lunar Eclipse 2021 | Super Blood Moon 2021: Skygazers are in for a treat as the world prepares to witness the first total lunar eclipse in two years on 26th May 2021. The celestial event known as Super Blood Moon will be visible from some parts of the Pacific, the Atlantic, and the Indian Ocean. Know Lunar Eclipse 2021 Date, Time and Some interesting facts Here.

Ethiopia’s Tigray Crisis: What has led to the crisis and what is the role of Eritrea? Explainer of the day

May 25, 2021
The conflict in Tigray started on November 4, 2020, when the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed ordered a military response to what he called a ‘traitorous’ attack on the federal army camps in Tigray.

What is Target Olympic Podium Scheme? – Explainer of the Day

May 25, 2021
Tennis player Ankita Raina, Wrestlers Sumit Malik & Seema Bisla, and Rowers Arvind Singh & Arjun Lal Jat have been included in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS). Read all you need to know about TOPS.

COVID-19 Vaccines in India: Know Which Coronavirus vaccines will be available in India and How do they Work | Explainer of the Day

May 25, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccines in India: With the Central Government announcing an ambitious plan of making available over 2 billion Coronavirus vaccines to the Indian citizens from August to December 2021, several new COVID-19 vaccines are likely to be introduced into the Indian Market. Let’s know all about the current and future COVID-19 vaccines that will be available in India and how do they work!

Microsoft to retire Internet Explorer in June 2022

May 25, 2021
Microsoft announced that the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge. What is Microsoft Edge?

Hockey India honoured with prestigious Etienne Glichitch Award

May 25, 2021
Hockey India has won the Etienne Glichitch Award for its remarkable contribution to the growth and development of Hockey in the country. 

Current Affairs in Short: 24 May 2021

May 24, 2021
Bharat Biotech on May 24, 2021 began trials for the booster dose of Covaxin at AIIMS, Delhi and Patna. The booster trials will be conducted in phase two clinical trial participants. 

India-Israel sign 3-year work programme for agricultural cooperation

May 24, 2021
The three-year programme will aim at increasing the net income and bettering the livelihood of the individual framers. Read all you need to know about the Indo-Israel Agriculture Action Plan (IIAP).

US imposes restrictions on Ethiopian, Eritrean officials over Tigray crisis

May 24, 2021
The US announced visa restrictions on Ethiopian and Eritrean officials accused of fuelling the six-month-old war in Ethiopia's Tigray region, saying those involved had "taken no meaningful steps to end hostilities."

COVID-19 vaccine: Bharat Biotech may begin trials of Covaxin on 2-18 years old from June

May 24, 2021
The clinical trials for the vaccine will take place in 525 subjects at different sites, including AIIMS, Patna, AIIMS, Delhi, and Meditrina Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur.

G-7 nations agree to speed up efforts to slow global warming

May 24, 2021
Apart from contributing to the efforts to slow down global warming, the ministers also committed to terminating government support for new coal-fired power plants by the end of 2021.

Singapore approves breathalyser test to detect COVID-19 in 1-minute

May 24, 2021
The Breathonix breathalyser test will be conducted with the compulsory COVID-19 rapid antigen test. Read all you need to know.
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