Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 24 May to 30 May 2021 for Competitive Exams
1. New CBI Director
Senior IPS officer Subodh Kumar Jaiswal was on May 25, 2021 appointed as the new CBI director for two years, as per the personnel ministry order. A three-member selection committee led by PM Narendra Modi on May 24, 2021, had shortlisted Jaiswal’s name for the position of director, Central Bureau of Investigation.
2. CNR. Rao
Bharat Ratna Professor CNR Rao was honoured with the International ENI Award 2020, also known as Energy Frontier Award 2020, for his research in renewable energy sources and energy storage. He has been working on hydrogen energy as the only source of energy for the benefit of all mankind
3. Amartya Sen conferred Spain’s Top Award in Social Science
Amartya Sen has been conferred which Spain’s highest prize in social science category for called “Princess of Asturias Award”. It comprises of a Joan Miro sculpture as a symbol, an insignia, a diploma, and a cash prize of 50,000 Euros. His candidature was forwarded by Director General of Casa Asia (Barcelona), Javier Parron
4. Sanjeevani Pariyojana
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on May 24, 2021 launched ‘Sanjeevani Pariyojana’, a supervised home care initiative to largely help people with mild to moderate symptoms in rural areas to access quick medical care at home.
5. Internet Explorer
Microsoft on May 19, 2021, announced that the Internet Explorer 11 desktop browser will be retired on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10. Microsoft stated that the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge.
6. Hockey India
Hockey India was honoured prestigious Etienne Glichitch Award on May 21, 2021, for its contribution and work towards the growth and development of Hockey in India. The award was announced by the governing body of the game International Hockey Federation (FIH) during the HockeyInvites conference held virtually as part of its 47th FIH Congress.
Drake won the Artist of the Decade Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. The hip-hop artist brought along his three-year-old son Adonis on stage to accept his award. The artist who dropped his debut album, Thank Me Later, a little over 10 years, has slowly climbed to the top in rap music, becoming one of the most successful rappers in Billboard history.
8. World Menstrual Hygiene Day
World Menstrual Hygiene Day is observed on May 28 across the world. The theme for this year is: “Action and Investment in Menstrual Hygiene and Health.”
The day aims to change the social stigma associated with menstruation. The date May 28 was chosen to represent the menstrual cycle of 28 days and the menstruation period of 5 days. The day was initiated by the German non-profit WASH United in 2013.
9. PharmEasy has acquired Medlife for an undisclosed amount, the e-pharmacy unicorn said on Tuesday. The deal will make PharmEasy the largest player in the domestic online pharmacy sector, with the combined entity set to serve 2 million customers a month.