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Today Top Current Affairs 8 May 2021

Today Top Current Affairs 8 May 2021

Daily Current Affairs 8 May 2021: This article consists of the latest top current affairs for 8 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.

State

MK Stalin Takes Oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

On 7th May 2021, Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin has taken sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. the Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered the oath of office and Secrecy to Muthuvel.

  • He will take place of Edappadi K. Palaniswami of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).
  • Stalin becomes the 8th Chief Minister of the state.
  • MK Stalin is serving as the President of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party. in this 2021 Assembly elections, DMK won 159 seats out of 234 total seats.

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N Rangasamy takes sworn in as Chief Minister of Puducherry

On 7th May 2021, N Rangasamy has taken sworn as the Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Puducherry. he has become Chief Minister for a record fourth time.

  • The Lieutenant governor Tamilisai Soundararajan administered N Rangasamy the oath for CM post.

N Rangasamy as Chief Minister terms

  • He has served as Chief Minister of Puducherry between 2001 and 2008.
  • He also became the CM from 2011 to 2016 as a member of AINRC.

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Books

The Bench book by Meghan Markle, is to be released in June 2021

Meghan Markle is going to release her first children’s book named ‘The Bench’ in the month of June 2021.

  • The book highlights the relationship between Prince Harry and their son, Archie.
  • Random House Children’s Books will publish this book.
  • it also will mark a diverse group of fathers and sons and moments they have shared in the recent past.

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Obituary

Veteran Music Composer Vanraj Bhatia Passes Away at 93

The noted Music Composer Vanraj Bhatia has passed away at the age of 93. he was the best-known composer of Western classical music.

  • He played an important role in advertisement films, feature films, mainstream films, television shows, documentaries, etc.

Music Composer Vanraj Bhatia Awards:

1988National Film Award for Best Music DirectionTamas 
1989Sangeet Natak Akademi AwardCreative and Experimental Music
2012Padma Shri

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Senior Journalist Shesh Narayan Singh Died at 70 due to Covid-19

The Noted senior journalist Shesh Narayan Singh has taken his last breath at the age of 70. he was taking treatment for COVID-19.

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Important Days

61st Raising Day of Border Roads Organisation (BRO)

On 7th May 2021, The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) observed its 61st Raising Day.

  • in the year 1960, BRO was established on 7th May.

Border Roads Organisation (BRO)

  • It is a part of the Indian Armed Forces and functions under the Ministry of Defence since 2015.

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World Thalassemia Day 2021

World Thalassemia Day is observed on 8th May every year across the world.

World Thalassemia Day Purpose:

  • The main purpose of this day is to commemorate Thalassemia victims.
  • this day also encourages people who struggle to live with the disease.

World Thalassemia Day Theme 2021:

  • The theme 2021 World Thalassemia Day is “Addressing Health Inequalities Across the Global Thalassaemia Community”

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World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2021

The day of 8 May is observed as World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day every year across the world.

Purpose:

  • The main purpose of this day is to remind the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in order to reduce suffering.
  • It also highlights Henry Dunant’s birth anniversary who was born in 1828.

Theme 2021:

  • Theme 2021 World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day: ‘Unstoppable’.

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Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War 2021

The day of 8–9 May has been declared by The United Nations (UN) General Assembly as Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War.

  • The main purpose of this day is to pay tribute to all the victims of World War II.
  • This day was designated on November 22, 2004.

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