Today Top Current Affairs 26 May 2021
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Haryana Govt launches Sanjeevani Pariyojana with Deloitte
The Haryana State Govt has launched Sanjeevani Pariyojana (or ‘the life project’) in collaboration with Deloitte. the main purpose of the Sanjeevani Pariyojana initiative is to help people quickly access health care for mild to moderate symptoms of Covid-19.
- It will also provide support and resources to manage their care at home including access to virtual triage.
- It will offer support for COVID-19 field hospitals and inpatient facilities.
India’s Foreign exchange reserves cross $590 billion mark
The Foreign exchange reserves of India have crossed the $590 billion mark on the week ended 14th March. it is 43,24,574 crores in Indian rupees.
- The country’s foreign exchange reserves were $563 million and now, it reaches $590.028 billion in the week ended May 14, 2021 (As per the data released by the Reserve Bank of India).
- India has foreign currency assets of USD 546.87 billion, Gold of USD 36654 million, SDR of USD 1506 million, and a reserve position in IMF of almost USD 5,000 million.
Hallmarking of Gold Jewellery will begin from 15th June
Hallmarking of Gold Jewellery will be started from 15th June 2021. however, the Centre has given more time to jewellers to get prepared for implementation and resolve issues due to COVID-19.
- Prior to this, the implementation was to be done on 1st June 2021. there was also a committee that aimed to ensure proper coordination and resolve the implementation issues.
Lyon Open: Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Cameron Norrie to win 2nd title of 2021
Stefanos Tsitsipas has defeated Cameron Norrie by 6-3, 6-3 points Lyon Open tennis and has won his second title of 2021.
- Tsitsipas gets the 2nd title in the claycourt swing in 69 minutes after the Monte Carlo Masters title.
Casper Ruud won Men’s Singles title at the Geneva Open tennis
Casper Ruud (Norway) has defeated Denis Shapovalov of Canada by 7-6 (6), 6-4 points in the final to win his second ATP Tour title in Geneva Open tennis. Casper Ruud is the world’s No. 21 player and Denis Shapovalov is the 15th-ranked Tennis player in the world.
- Casper has also improved an ATP Tour-leading 32 clay-court wins in 2020-21.
TikTok Parent’s Founder Zhang Yiming will resign as CEO
Zhang Yiming will resign from the post of CEO at the end of the year and will be succeeded by co-founder Liang Rubo.
- Zhang Yiming launched ByteDance 10 years ago and he is the latest high-profile Chinese internet billionaire founder.
Hockey India wins the Etienne Glichitch Award
On 21st May 2021, Hockey India has been honored with the prestigious Etienne Glichitch Award for making a contribution and work towards the growth and development of Hockey in India.
- The International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced the award during the HockeyInvites conference. HockeyInvites conference was organized virtually due to COVID-19.
What International Hockey Federation (FIH) Said
” Hockey India has been announced as the winner of the Etienne Glichitch Award in recognition of its remarkable contribution to the growth and development of Hockey.”
World’s Largest Iceberg Breaks off From Antarctica
The enormous iceberg A-76 has broken off of Antarctica. the iceberg is a little bigger than the state of Rhode Island. Now, it is floating freely on the Weddell Sea. the Weddell Sea is a large bay in the western Antarctic.
- As per the European Space Agency, The finger-shaped chunk of ice, which is almost 105 miles (170 kilometers) long and 15 miles (25 kilometers) wide, was spotted by satellites as it calved from the western side of Antarctica’s Ronne Ice Shelf.
Facts about the western Antarctic
- In this bay, explorer Ernest Shackleton lost his ship named the Endurance.
The Spiritual CEO book by S Prakash
The secretary of Heartfulness Institute, S Prakash has authored a book titled “The Spiritual CEO”. The book has been published by Westland Publication.
- The book highlights the context of Korporate Karma, Korporate DNA, and spiritual alchemy, how a CEO can metamorphosis and become a “spiritual CEO”.
Father of hybrid rice of China Yuan Longping dies at 91
The agricultural scientist of China, Yuan Longping (also known as “father of hybrid rice”) has passed away at the age of 91. he played a role in breakthroughs in hybrid rice brought food security to China, and transformed agriculture worldwide.
- He made his contributions to agriculture.
- He discovered Nan-you No. 2 and due to this, China’s rice production from 5.69 billion tonnes in 1950 to 19.47 billion tonnes in 2000.