Daily Current Affairs – 18 May 2021

 Daily current affairs  are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for banking or other competitive exams. Daily Current Affairs  is the complete bag of the important news that held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about banking terms, current affairs news, etc. So, here is the Daily Current affairs of 18th May 2021.

1- India loses ONGC-discovered Farzad-B gas field in Iran- India lost the ONGC Videsh Ltd-discovered Farzad-B gas field in the Persian Gulf after Iran awarded a contract for developing the giant gas field to a local company

2- Manipur CM launches ‘MOMA Market’ for vegetable- Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has launched a smartphone application “Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA) Market” for home delivery of fresh vegetables to ensure that people get fresh vegetables at their doorsteps during the COVID-19 induced curfew.

3-Haryana Declares Black Fungus A Notified Disease- Black Fungus has been categorised as a notified disease in Haryana, making it imperative that government authorities be informed about each case. This will allow in the tracking and management of an outbreak.

4- Satoshi Uchida appointed as Suzuki Motorcycle India’s new Company Head- Suzuki Motorcycle India has appointed Satoshi Uchida as the new Company Head. He has replaced Koichiro Hirao as part of Suzuki Motor Corporation’s global revamp

5- Google Cloud partnered with SpaceX for providing satellite internet service- Google Cloud and SpaceX signed a deal for providing internet service through Starlink satellite.

Google will provide the Cloud infrastructure for this connectivity Project, while Space X will install ground terminals in Google’s cloud data centres for connecting Starlink satellites. It will help in providing fast internet service to the rural areas. This service will be available to customers before the end of 2021.

6- Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank receives ‘International Invincible Gold Medal’- International Invincible Gold Medal of this year has been conferred on Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. He has been recognised for his extraordinary commitment and outstanding service to humanity through his writings, social and illustrious public life.

7- Kobe Bryant Inducted Posthumously Into Basketball Hall Of Fame- Los Angeles Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant has been posthumously inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

He was presented at the ceremony in Connecticut by NBA great Michael Jordan and his widow, Vanessa, accepted his induction on his behalf.

8- India’s Tejaswini Shankar Wins Consecutive High Jump Titles In USA- Representing Kansas State University, India’s Tejaswini Shankar won back-to-back men’s high jump titles in the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Manhattan, USA.

He is the third Indian to compete in the highly competitive USA circuit,

9-World AIDS Vaccine Day: 18 May- World AIDS Vaccine Day, (also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day), is observed annually on May 18 to promote the continued urgent need for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS.

10- International Museum Day: 18 May- The International Museum Day is celebrated on 18 May, since 1977, to raise awareness about 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”. It is coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

11- IDRBT building National Digital Financial Infrastructure (NADI)- The Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) is building a next-generation Digital Financial Infrastructure named National Digital Financial Infrastructure (NADI). NADI would provide a roadmap and framework for future digital financial services growth in India.

NADI will consist of modern network infrastructure which includes 5G/Edge Cloud with SDNs (software-defined networking) for connecting to the critical data centre infrastructure at the back-end.

IDRBT is an arm of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).


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