Today Top Current Affairs 16 & 17 May 2021
Daily Current Affairs 16 & 17 May 2021: This article consists of the latest top current affairs for 16 & 17 May 2021 that are essential for all competitive exams such as Bank, SSC, IBPS, SBI exams. You can also take our Current Affairs Quiz after studying our Today current affairs.
National Digital Financial Infrastructure (NADI) by IDRBT
The Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) is establishing a next-generation Digital Financial Infrastructure called National Digital Financial Infrastructure (NADI).
- It will offer a roadmap and framework for future digital financial services growth in the country.
- NADI will include modern network infrastructure which includes 5G/Edge Cloud with SDNs (software-defined networking).
Airtel Payments Bank launches DigiGold for Digital Gold Investment
The Airtel Payments Bank has launched “DigiGold” in collaboration with SafeGold. DigiGold is a digital platform where customers can make investments in gold.
- The Airtel Payments Bank’s savings account holders can invest in 24K gold through the Airtel Thanks app.
- Also, Customers can gift DigiGold to their family members and friends.
- No minimum investment value requirement
- the investment can be started with as low as Re 1.
- Customers will not have to cost to store Gold securely by SafeGold.
- Customers can also sell the Gold through the Airtel Thanks app at any time in a matter of few clicks.
Ramesh Powar as Head Coach of Indian Women’s Cricket Team
The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), BCCI has taken a decision to appoint the former Indian spinner Ramesh Powar as the head coach of India’s women’s cricket team.
- He will take place of WV Raman who has served as the head coach of the India women’s team since December 2018.
The members of three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC)
- Madan Lal,
- Sulakshana Naik
- RP Singh.
Gunjan Shah as new CEO of Footwear Brand Bata India
Footwear company Bata India has taken a decision to appoint Gunjan Shah as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He will take place of Sandeep Kataria.
- He will serve as CEO for a period of five years and his appointment will come into effect from 21st June 2021.
- He has served as the Chief Commercial Officer (COO) at Britannia Industries.
About Bata Corporation:
- It is a multinational footwear and fashion accessory manufacturer and retailer.
- The headquarter of it is situated in Lausanne, Switzerland.
- In India, its main branch in Gurugram, Haryana.
Sir David Attenborough as ‘People’s Advocate for Climate Change’ for COP26
95-year-old Sir David Attenborough has been elected as the “People’s Advocate” of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). He will play the role of “inspiring people” in order to act on climate change and protect the planet for future generations.
- The Conference (COP26) will be conducted in Glasgow in November 2021.
- and, United Kingdom will chair the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
About Sir David Attenborough
- Attenborough is known as an English broadcaster and natural historian.
Chinese Mars Rover ‘ZhuRong’ Lands on the Red Planet
On 15th May 2021, China has successfully landed its first Mars Rover ‘ Zhu Rong’ on the red planet. due to this achievement, China becomes the 2nd country to do so.
- Prior to this, the United States landed its rover on Mars. however, other nations tried to do this unfortunately, they lost contact or crashed.
- Mars Rover ‘ Zhu Rong’ will help to study the Red planet’s geology.
- This mission was a part of the ‘Tianwen-1 mission’ which was China’s first interplanetary endeavor.
Noted Mathematician MS Narasimhan passed away at 88
The famous and well-known Indian mathematician Professor MS Narasimhan has passed away at the age of 88.
- Narasimhan was the only Indian who received the King Faisal International Prize in the field of science.
Congress MP Rajeev Satav died at 46 due to COVID-19
The senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Satav has taken his last breath at the age of 46. he was recovered from a COVID-19 infection.
- Rajeev Satav served as a member of the Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra, and the in-charge of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) affairs in Gujarat.
- Satav was the Member of Parliament in the 16th Lok Sabha from Hingoli in Maharashtra.
Senior journalist Sunil Jain passes away due to COVID-19
Senior journalist Sunil Jain has passed away at the age of 58. he was suffering from Covid-19 complications. Sunil has served as the managing editor of the Financial Express newspaper.
National Dengue Day 2021
In India, the day of 16th May is observed as National Dengue Day every year. it aims to create awareness regarding dengue and its preventive measures, and preparedness for control of the vector-borne disease before the transmission season begins. the bite of Aedes mosquito causes Dengue.
International Day of Light 2021
The International Day of Light (IDL) is observed on 16th May every year across the world.
- This day aims to mark the anniversary of physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman who did the first successful operation of the laser in 1960.
- it also roles in various fields like science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and diverse as medicine, communications.
- The message of 2021 International Day of Light is “Trust Science”
International Day of Living Together in Peace 2021
The International Day of Living Together in Peace is observed on 16th May every year across the globe since 2018.
- The main objective of this day is to speaks regarding accepting differences and one has the ability to listen to, recognize and respect people and promote peace, moderation, tolerance, inclusion, understanding, and solidarity.
- In 2017, The United Nations General Assembly decided to make 16th May the International Day of Living Together in Peace.
World Hypertension Day 2021
The World Hypertension Day (WHD) is observed on 17 May every year across the globe since 2015. World Hypertension Day (WHD) is known as an initiative of the World Hypertension League (WHL).
- The main purpose of this day is to create public awareness of increasing high blood pressure (BP) and make people encourage citizens of all countries to prevent and control this silent killer.
- The theme for World Hypertension Day 2021 is Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer.
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2021
The day of 17th May is observed as The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) every year across the world.
- The main purpose of this day is to mark the founding of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
- It also creates global awareness of the changes brought about by the Internet and new technologies in societies and economies and ways to bridge the digital divide.
- The theme of 2021 is “Accelerating Digital Transformation in challenging times”.