Daily Current Affairs in English – 21 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 Current affairs of 21th May 2021 to help you prepare the Current affairs part.


1- Six Heritage Sites added to India’s UNESCO World Heritage sites Tentative List– The Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel recently announced that around six cultural heritage sites have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

With this, the total number of sites in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tentative list has increased to 48.

The following six places have successfully entered the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Ganga Ghats of Varanasi,

Temples of Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu,

Satpura Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh,

Maharashtra Military Architecture

Hire Benkal Megalithic site,

Bhedaghat Lametaghat of Narmada Valley in Madhya Pradesh

2- Martha Koome becomes Kenya’s first woman chief justice– Martha Karambu Koome is Kenya’s first woman chief justice. She is the first woman to head any of the three branches of government.

Koome, 61, a calm but staunch women’s rights crusader, takes over the judiciary ahead of next year’s general elections and would likely play a decisive role in adjudicating any eventual election disputes.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

Kenya Capital: Nairobi;

Kenya Currency: Kenyan shilling

3- Jharkhand launches ‘Amrit Vahini’ App for online booking of hospital beds-Jharkhand has launched the ‘Amrit Vahini’ App for the online booking of hospital beds. Corona patients in Jharkhand can book hospital beds online through the ‘Amrit Vahini’ App launched by CM Hemant Soren.

‘Amrit Vahini’ App, the state government would be able to provide better facilities for the people infected with the coronavirus.

Though ‘Amrit Vahini’ App or website one can get all information about the availability of hospital beds and even book one for himself or anybody else online. The bed booked by the person will be kept reserved for him for the next two hours.

4- Pinarayi Vijayan takes oath as Kerala Chief Minister for 2nd time– Pinarayi Vijayan was sworn as Kerala Chief Minister for the second time in the shadow of the Covid-19 crisis in the state. The oath ceremony took place with Covid protocols in place at the Central Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.

Governor Arif Mohammed Khan administered the oath of office to 76-year-old Vijayan. It is the second stint of the Marxist veteran in the top office.

The new Left Democratic Front (LDF) government bucked the trends, as Kerala usually alternates between the Left and a Congress government, by registering a dominant win in the 6 April assembly polls. The LDF won 99 of 140 seats.

5- RBI imposes a penalty on City Union Bank, 3 other lenders – The RBI has imposed monetary penalty on City Union Bank, Tamilnad Mercantile Bank and two other lenders for contravention of certain directions issued by the central bank.

A penalty of Rs 1 crore has been imposed on City Union Bank Limited for contravention of/non-compliance with certain provisions contained in the RBI (Lending to MSME Sector) Directions, 2017 and the circulars on the Educational Loan Scheme and Credit Flow to Agriculture – Agricultural Loans – Waiver of Margin/Security Requirements.

In another statement, the RBI said it has imposed a penalty of  Rs 1 crore on Tamilnad Mercantile Bank for non-compliance with certain provisions of directions issued by it on the Cyber Security Framework in Banks.

6- Indian Navy Designs Oxygen Recycling System to mitigate oxygen shortage– The Indian Navy has designed an Oxygen Recycling System (ORS) to mitigate the existing Oxygen shortages.

Indian Navy’s Diving School of the Southern Naval Command has conceptualised and designed the System as they have expertise in this area because the basic concept is used in some of the diving sets used by the school.

ORS will extend the life of the existing medical oxygen cylinders by two to four times, using the fact that only a small percentage of oxygen inhaled by a patient is actually absorbed by the lungs, while the rest is exhaled along with carbon dioxide produced by the body.

7- INS Rajput to be decommissioned on May 21– The first destroyer of the Indian Navy, INS Rajput, will be decommissioned on May 21. It was commissioned on 04 May 1980. After rendering service for 41 years, it will be decommissioned at the Naval Dockyard of Visakhapatnam.

INS Rajput was built by Russia in the 61 Communards Shipyard. Its Original Russian name was ‘Nadezhny’.

INS Rajput served for both Western and Eastern Fleets and its first commanding officer was Capt Gulab Mohanlal Hiranandani. It is the 1st Indian Naval Ship to be associated with an Indian Army regiment – the Rajput Regiment. It participated in many operations including Operation Aman, Operation Pawan, Operation Cactus, etc

8-Jharkhand ranks first in implementation of Smart City Mission scheme-Jharkhand has clinched the 1st Position among the 36 States & UTs of India based on the progress of implementation of Smart City projects, Rajasthan came second in the rankings.

The rankings were released by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

At the same time, Jharkhand’s Capital Ranchi has risen to 12th position in terms of progress of the ongoing mission plans in 100 cities

9- Karnataka ranks first in executing Ayushman Bharat-Karnataka has been ranked first in establishing Health and Wellness Centres under Ayushman Bharat Program to provide comprehensive primary health care in rural areas. Karnataka is leading in implementing the project for 2020-2021.

While the Centre had set a target of establishing 2,263 centres, the State has upgraded 3,300 centres till March 31. With a score of 90 out of 95, the state ranks on top when it comes to the implementation of the project for the year 2020- 21 as per the health and family welfare department.

10-National Anti Terrorism Day: 21 May/ International Tea Day observed globally on 21st May


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