Today Top Current Affairs 20 May 2021
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Himachal Pradesh Govt Launches Ayush Ghar-Dwar Wellness Program
The State govt of Himachal Pradesh has launched a wellness program called ‘AYUSH Ghar Dwar’. ‘AYUSH Ghar Dwar’ program will be home isolated Covid-19 positive patients and will help them healthy by practicing Yoga.
- Under this program, COVID patients will get a Holistic Healthcare Approach through AYUSH to ensure not only physical but also mental, social, and spiritual.
- AYUSH Department launched the program in collaboration with the Art of Living Organization.
Manipur CM Launches MOMA Market for Home Delivery of Fresh Vegetables
The Chief Minister of Manipur State Shri N Biren Singh has launched a mobile application called ‘MOMA Market’. MOMA Market will be for home delivery of fresh vegetables, for day to day consumption during the COVID-19 2nd wave.
- Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA), Department of Horticulture and Soil Conservation, Manipur has made this app.
MOMA App Benefits:
- it will help in preventing vegetable losses and curb the distress sales of farm produces during lockdown due to the COVID-19.
Iran Develops Its Most Powerful Supercomputer “Simorgh”
Iran has launched a new supercomputer named ‘Simorgh’. Simorgh is 100 times more powerful than the previous supercomputer of the country to date.
simurgh supercomputer Details
- Developed by – Tehran’s Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT).
- performance capacity – 0.56 petaflops
- Use: artificial intelligence workloads, traffic and weather data, and image processing.
- capacity – can reach one petaflop in two months.
Sikkim: A History of Intrigue and Alliance Book by Preet Mohan Singh Malik
On 16th May 2021, “Sikkim: A History of Intrigue and Alliance” book authored by former diplomat Preet Mohan Singh Malik, has been released for readers.
- The book narrates the unique history of the erstwhile kingdom of Sikkim State with the intriguing story of how it became India’s 22nd state.
- HarperCollins India has released this book.
Nuklu Phom received the 2021 Whitley Awards
The conservationist from Nagaland Y. Nuklu Phom has been honored with the Whitley Awards 2021 for establishing a new biodiversity peace corridor changing the fate of Amur Falcons. the Whitley Awards 2021 is also called the Green Oscar.
- the award is distributed for making a new network of community-owned forests to protect Amur Falcons and increase biodiversity in Nagaland.
- the award includes £40,000.
- The virtual award ceremony was organized by the UK-based Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN).
Miss Universe 2020: Mexico’s Andrea Meza Crowned the title
On 16th May 2021, Mexico’s Andrea Meza has won The Miss Universe 2020 title and The 69th Miss Universe pageant was organized at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
- Julia Gama (Brazil), Janick Maceta (Peru) and Adline Castelino (India) remained at the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Runner-Up respectively.
List of Runner-Ups
|1st Runner-Up||Julia Gama||Brazil|
|2nd Runner-Up||Janick Maceta||Peru|
|3rd Runner-Up||Adline Castelino||India|
|4th Runner-Up||Kimberly Jiménez||Dominican Republic|
Moctar Ouane as Prime Minister of Mali, reappointed by President Bah Ndaw
The interim Prime Minister of Mali Mr. Moctar Ouane has been elected as Prime Minister of the country. his appointment was done by President Bah Ndaw. Moctar Ouane will form a new “broad-based” under the instructions of President Bah N’Daw.
- Moctar Ouane was serving as interim Prime Minister from 27th September 2021.
About Mali –
- Capital – Bamako
- President – Bah Ndaw
- Currency – West African CFA franc
Neera Tanden as Senior Adviser to President at White House
On 17th May 2021, The US administration has decided to elect Neera Tanden as a Senior Adviser to President Joe Biden at the White House.
- Neera Tanden is of Indian Origin and 50-year-old.
- She is serving as the president and CEO of a progressive think-tank, Center for American Progress (CAP).
Former Cricketer Rajendrasinh Jadeja died at 66
The Former cricketer of Saurashtra Rajendrasinh Jadeja has passed away at the age of 66, he was suffering from COVID-19. He was also a BCCI referee. he served as selector, coach, and team manager of the Saurashtra Cricket Association.
- Rajendra was an all-rounder and played between 1974-75 to 1986-87.
- first-class matches – 50
- Wickets – 134
- Runs: 1,536
List A games,
- Games – 11
- wickets – 14
- Runs – 104
World AIDS Vaccine Day 2021
World AIDS Vaccine Day is observed on 18th May every year across the world. it is also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day.
- It aims to promote the continued urgent need for a vaccine for the prevention of HIV infection and AIDS.
- in 1998, the World AIDS Vaccine Day was observed on 18 May for the first time to mark the anniversary of Clinton’s speech.
The theme for World AIDS Day is Global Solidarity.
International Museum Day 2021
The day of 18th May is observed as International Museum Day since 1977. the main purpose of this day is to create awareness regarding the fact that “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.”
The theme of International Museum Day 2021: “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine”.
UN Global Road Safety Week 2021
The 6th UN Global Road Safety Week will be conducted between 17 May 2021 and 23rd May 2021.
- it aims to bring together individuals, governments, NGOs, corporations, and other organizations from around the world to create awareness regarding road safety and know implement actions that will help in reducing the number of global road deaths.
- The theme for UN Global Road Safety Week 2021 is “Streets for Life #Love30”.
- The theme 2021 highlights policymakers to limit the speed to 30 km/h (20 mph) on streets, because along with motorized traffic, pedestrians, cyclists, and other people too walk, live, and play on streets.
World Bee Day 2021
The World Bee Day is observed every year on May 20 across the world.
the main purpose of this day is to acknowledge the role of bees and other pollinators in the ecosystem.
it also marks the birth anniversary of Anton Jansa in the year 1734, who in the 18th century pioneered modern beekeeping techniques in his native Slovenia.
The theme of World Bee Day 2021 is “Bee engaged: Build Back Better for Bees”.
Slovenia proposed this day to celebrate and later was proclaimed by the UN Member States in December 2017. in 2018, World Bee Day was celebrated for the first time in the world.