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Today Top Current Affairs 9 & 10 May 2021

Today Top Current Affairs 9 & 10 May 2021

Daily Current Affairs 9 & 10 May 2021: This article consists of the latest top current affairs for 9 & 10 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

Himanta Biswa Sarma as New Chief Minister of Assam

On 8th May 2021, Himanta Biswa Sarma has been named as the new Chief Minister of Assam. Himanta will take place of incumbent Sarbananda Sonowal with effect from May 10, 2021.

  • The BJP party won 60 seats in the 2021 assembly polls for 2nd straight term.
  • Mr. Sarma became part of the BJP in 2015. prior to this, he served for Congress Party.

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Books

Elephant In The Womb book by Kalki Koechlin

Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin has written her debut book titled “Elephant In The Womb”. “Elephant In The Womb” book will be released soon.

  • the book is an illustrated non-fiction book on motherhood.
  • It highlights pregnancy and parenting for mothers, expectant mothers, and “anyone even thinking about motherhood”.
  • The book was illustrated by Valeriya Polyanychko and published by Penguin Random House India (PRHI).

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Sports

Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus wins Maiden Madrid Open Women’s singles title

On 8th May 2021, Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus beat world number one Ashleigh Barty of Australia with 6-0, 3-6, 6-4 and claimed the 2021 Madrid Open women’s singles title.

  • Aryna gets her 10th career WTA singles title, second WTA title of the season.
  • On the other hand, Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova defeated France’s Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Demi Schuurs with 6-4, 6-3 points in the women’s doubles final.

Madrid Open 2021:

Madrid Open is known as a professional WTA tennis tournament. it is played on outdoor clay courts.

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Lewis Hamilton won his 5th successive Spanish Grand Prix

On 9th May 2021, Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) won the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix. The race was the 4th round of the 2021 Formula One World Championship.

  • Lewis registered his fifth successive Spanish Grand Prix title and the third win of this season.
  • Followed by Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing-Netherlands) and Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes-Finland) got the 2nd and 3rd position respectively.

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Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal clinched top title at 2021 Laureus World Sports Awards

The World’s top tennis player (Women’s category,) Naomi Osaka of Japan has been awarded “Sportswoman of the Year” at the 2021 Laureus World Sports Awards. Osaka gets the 2nd Laureus Sports Awards. prior to this, She received the “Breakthrough of the Year” award in 2019.

  • Rafael Nadal of Spain claimed the 2021 “Laureus Sportsman of the Year” title In the men’s category. before this, he also has received the prestigious award in 2011.

List of Winners At 2021 Laureus World Sports Awards

RecipientsAward
Rafael NadalSportsman of the Year Award
Naomi OsakaSportswoman of the Year Award
Bayern MunichTeam of the Year Award
Patrick MahomesBreakthrough of the Year Award
Max ParrotComeback of the Year Award
KICKFORMORE by KICKFAIRSport for Good Award
Billie Jean KingLifetime Achievement Award
Lewis HamiltonAthlete Advocate of the Year Award
Mohamed SalahSporting Inspiration Award
Chris NikicSporting Moment of the Year Award

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Important Days

World Migratory Bird Day 2021

The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is observed twice a year. first, it comes on the 2nd Saturday of May, and again, will be observed on the Second Saturday of October. In the year 2021, this day falls on 8th May 2021 and 9th October 2021.

Purpose:

The main aim of this day is to spread awareness for the need to conserve migratory birds and their habitats.

Theme 2021:

The theme for 2021 World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is “Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!”.

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Obituary

Rajya Sabha MP Raghunath Mohapatra Passes Away at 78

The noted sculptor, architect, and Rajya Sabha member Raghunath Mohapatra has passed away at the age of 78. he was suffering from the COVID-19.

  • Raghunath was from Odisha state.
  • he was honored with Padma Shri in 1975, Padma Bhushan in 2001, and Padma Vibhushan in 2013.

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