31 May, 2021

1. WCD Ministry to set up Sakhi-One Stop Centres to support Indian Overseas Women
2. Overview of 4th BRICS Working Group Meeting 2021 hosted by China
3. India’s 1st City-wide Environmental Surveillance Platform for COVID-19 launched in Bengaluru
4. YoungWarrior Campaign: To Train 5 Million Youth In Fight Against COVID-19
5. Highlights of RBI Annual Report 2020-21; Fall in Bank Fraud, Rise in Forex Earning, Increased Surplus
6. Bharat Ratna Prof CNR Rao Won the Energy Frontier Award 2020: 13th Eni Award
7. Mooofarm’s Co-Founders In The 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List
8. Suresh Mukund wins World Choreography Awards 2020
9. Bashar Al-Assad Re-Elected for 4th Term as the President of Syria
10. RAW chief Samant Kumar Goel, Intelligence Bureau head Arvind Kumar – Tenure Extended by 1 year
11. CCI Approved Intra-group Reorganisation of Motherson Group
12. AYUSH Ministry: Kiren Rijiju Launches ACCR Portal and 3rd Version of Sanjivani App
13. DRDO develops Isothermal Forging Technology for Aero Engines
14. SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink Satellites into Orbit
15. NASA’s VIPER Rover To Search Resources On Moon
16. Mylab Coviself :India’s First Home Covid Test Kit By Mylab Discovery Solutions
17. Cyclone Yaas makes Landfall in South of Balasore, Odisha
18. Phil Mickelson won 2021 PGA Championship
19. India’s Tejaswini Shankar Wins Consecutive High Jump Titles In USA
20. Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021 – May 28
21. International Day of Action for Women’s Health 2021 – May 28
22. World Hunger Day 2021 – May 28
23. MHIM Mobile App For Home Isolation Patients Launched By Manipur CM

29 May, 2021

1. VOC Port, NTCPWC sign MoU for development of Indigenous VTS
2. India, New Zealand hold 3rd Foreign Office Consultations virtually
3. IIM Indore Partners With GIZ, India To Help Businesses Tackle Post-Covid Challenges
4. Global Average Temperature could pass 1.5° C during 2021-25: WMO, UK Met Office
5. UN Bodies set up ‘One Health’ Panel to Advise on Animal Disease Risks
6. IMF Plans to Include Climate, Digital tech into Economic Assessments
7. Indian Economist Amartya Sen Won Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award 2021 for Social Science
8. V Kartikeyan Pandian IAS honoured with FIH President’s Award 2021
9. Mali’s Interim President Bah Ndaw and PM Moctar Ouane has Resigned
10. Penpa Tsering Became the President of Tibetan Government-in-exile
11. Rajnath Singh Launches ‘SeHAT OPD’ Portal for Armed Forces Personnel
12. Tennis: Casper Ruud wins 2021 Geneva Open
13. Barcelona Beat Chelsea, Won its 1st Women’s Champions League Title
14. Chinese Agronomist, “Father Of Hybrid Rice”, Yuan Longping Passed Away
15. Freedom Fighter H S Doreswamy Passed away
16. Indian Diplomat Shivshankar Menon Authored Book Titled “India and Asian Geopolitics: The Past, Present”
17. International Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories 2021 – May 25 to 31
18. Karnataka CM Yediyurappa Launched ’Akanksha’ – Online Portal on CSR Activities
19. “Ankur”:A Scheme To Award People For Planting Trees In MP
20. Gujarat Governor gives assent to Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Bill, 2021
21. J&K Launched Scheme ‘SASCM’ for families lost bread earner to COVID-19 pandemic
22. “Mission Oxygen Self-Reliance” Launched By Maharashtra Government

28 May, 2021

1. Cabinet Approvals on May 25, 2021
2. Department of Atomic Energy to build India’s 1st Research Reactor on PPP Model
3. India’s Foodgrain production to rise by 2.66% to 305.43 MT in 2020-21: DAC & FW Estimates
4. Mohali International Hockey Stadium was Renamed after Padma Shri Balbir Singh Sr.
5. Government of India Opened Up the Import of Pulses to Boost Availability & Check Price
6. India to launch ‘UNITE AWARE’ Mobile tech platform for UN Peacekeepers
7. WHO, Switzerland set to launch 1st WHO BioHub Facility at Spiez, Switzerland
8. TransUnion’s Onboarding Solution Implemented By YES Bank
9. PNB, PNB Housing Enters New Brand Agreement
10. ICICI’s Pockets Became the 1st e-wallet to be Linked with UPI Network
11. HDFC To Raise Up To Rs 7,000 Cr By Issuing Bonds
12. Robert Lewandowski wins Europe’s Golden Shoe award
13. Bernard Arnault overtakes Jeff Bezos to become world’s richest person
14. IFSCA Constituted Expert Committee on Investment Funds – Headed by Nilesh Shah
15. Subodh Kumar Jaiswal DG of CISF was Appointed as the Director of CBI
16. HDFC Ltd sells Reliance Infra shares worth over Rs 43 crore
17. World’s largest iceberg named A-76 breaks off from Antarctica
18. Germany Footballer Sami Khedira announced retirement
19. Vir Chakra Awardee Panjab Singh Passed Away
20. Veteran Music Composer ‘Raam Laxman’ Passed Away
21. A Book Titled 7 Lessons From Everest – Expedition Learnings From Life And Business By Aditya Gupta.
22. Vesak Day or Buddha Purnima 2021 – May 26

27 May, 2021

1. India & Israel sign three-year Work Program for development in Agriculture cooperation
2. Anurag Singh Thakur launches 1st Phase of ‘MCA21 Version 3.0’ Portal
3. TRIFED, NITI Aayog partner to Implement Van Dhan Vikas Kendra initiative
4. Cheetah to be re-introduced into India at Kuno National Park, MP
5. Ministry of Power to set up a National Mission on use of Biomass in Thermal Power Plants
6. RBI Issued Guidelines for Amalgamation of District Central Co-op Banks with State Co-op Banks
7. NPCI Onboards PayCore to Develop SoftPoS Solutions for RuPay
8. Flexiloans Ties With Up Vivriti Capital To Disburse Rs 300 Crore Loans To MSMEs
9. PayNearby, Centrum Microcredit tie-up to Offer Unsecured SMB Loans to Retailers
10. India Records Highest Ever FDI Inflow of $81.72 Billion in FY21
11. SBI Reported India’s Real GDP for Q1FY22 to Grow in the Range of 10-15%; Icra Forecasted Q4FY21 GDP Growth at 2%
12. Shree Malani Foams Won the Star Export House Award 2021 from the MoCI
13. Fiame Naomi Mataʻafa Became the 1st Female PM of Samoa
14. BAI President Himanta Biswa Sarma Elected As BWF Council Member
15. IISER Researchers Discovered a New Species of the African Violet plant from Northeast India: Didymocarpus vickifunkiae
16. Palak Kohli And Parul Parmar Became The First Indian Para Shuttlers To Qualify For Tokyo Paralympics 2021
17. Asia Cup 2021 Postponed to 2023 by ACC
18. Ex Union Minister Babagouda Patil Passed Away
19. World Thyroid Day 2021 – May 25
20. International Missing Children’s Day 2021 – May 25
21. Prashant Kumar Mishra Appointed As Chief Justice Of Chhattisgarh High Court
22. West Bengal approves ‘Student Credit Card’ & ‘Duare Ration’ schemes for Implementation

26 May, 2021

1. Supreme Court’s e-Committee releases Manual for its ‘e-Courts Services Mobile App’
2. Social Justice Ministry Launched a CBID Program on Rehabilitation
3. 51st Edition of Virtual IHGF of Delhi Fair 2021 held from May 12-23, 2021
4. Over 21 Million sq kms placed within Protected and Conserved Areas since 2010: UNEP, IUCN Report
5. MRHFL, IPPB tie-up for Cash Management Solution
6. Biocon & Its Ex-Official was Fined Rs.14 Lakh for Violating Market Norms by SEBI
7. India Biodiversity Awards 2021 – Shergaon BMC, Arunachal Pradesh Awarded with Best BMC
8. Gautam Adani become Asia’s 2nd Richest Man: Bloomberg Billionaire Index
9. Rajesh Bansal Appointed As CEO of Reserve Bank Innovation Hub
10. Anatole Collinet Makosso Appointed as the Prime Minister of Congo
11. Narinder Batra Re-elected as FIH President for a 2nd Term
12. DRDO develops ‘DIPCOVAN’ – COVID-19 Antibody Detection Kit
13. Microsoft Announced the retirement of Internet Explorer in 2022
14. Platyceps josephi: New Species of Racer Snake Discovered from Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu
15. Max Verstappen wins F1 Monaco GP; Jack Miller wins French MotoGP
16. Ex Atomic Energy Commission Chairman and Padma Shri Awardee Srikumar Banerjee Passed Away
17. Indian Olympian Boxer Sakti Mazumdar Passed Away
18. Neena Gupta’s Autobiography ‘Sach Kahun Toh’ to Release on June 14
19. World Turtle Day 2021 – May 23
20. International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2021 – May 23
21. Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat Announced Vatsalya Yojana for Children Orphaned due to Covid-19
22. Haryana launches ‘Sanjeevani Pariyojana’ Home Care Initiative to treat COVID-19

25 May, 2021

1. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipIndia virtually hosts the 7th meeting of BRICS Astronomy Working Group (BAWG)
2. Finance Ministry notifies new rules for increasing FDI in Insurance Sector to 74%
3. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Released the ‘CCI Journal on Competition Law and Policy’ on 12th Founding Day of CCI
4. SAMVEDNA – a Toll-Free Helpline to provide psycho-social mental support for Children
5. Tata Communications launches CSR Project S.H.E. for empowering Indian Women
6. IMF proposes USD 50 Billion plan to end COVID-19 by 2022
7. Harsh Vardhan Chairs 33rd Conference of Health Ministers of Commonwealth Countries
8. RBI Board Approved Transfer of Rs 99,122 crore as Surplus to Govt
9. SEBI Doubled the Overall limit for Overseas Investment by AIFs, VCFs to $1,500 million
10. ESFBL Became the 1st SFB to Offer Online Account Opening for NRIs
11. RBI Imposed Monetary Penalty of Rs 1 Crore on City Union Bank Limited, Tamilnad Mercantile Bank
12. Hockey India Won the Etienne Glichitch Award by FIH
13. Arvind Kumar to Become Next MD of Chennai Petroleum Corporation
14. Indian-American Neera Tanden Appointed as Senior Adviser To US President Joe Biden
15. LIC Hiked its Stake in Union Bank to over 5%
16. Indian Navy’s 1st Destroyer ‘INS Rajput’ decommissioned after 41 years of Service
17. Narendra Singh Tomar launches NMMS app & Area Officer Monitoring App
18. Cricket:Ireland and England Fast-Bowler Boyd Rankin Retires from International Cricket
19. English Golfer Richard Bland Won Betfred British Masters 2021; Indian Golfer Shubhankar Sharma tied 34th
20. O P Bhardwaj :Indian Boxing’s First Dronacharya Awardee Coach Passed Away
21. Noted Environmentalist and Padma Vibhushan Awardee Sunderlal Bahuguna Passed Away
22. International Day for Biological Diversity 2021 – May 22
23. Anti Terrorism Day 2021 – May 21
24. Endangered Species Day 2021 – May 21
25. Haryana became first state to reimburse GST on Covid-related donationsing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

24 May, 2021

1. MHA extends FCRA registration for NGOs till September 30, 2021
2. Ministry of Social Justice: ELDERLINE – Helpline for senior citizens to be functional in all States by end of May
3. Average Monthly Income for Workers fell by 17% during Pandemic: CSE Report 2021
4. Innovation Challenge for Creating Indian Language Learning App Launched by MyGov
5. Long Working Hours can increase deaths from Heart Disease, Stroke: WHO, ILO Study
6. India & Oman renew MoUs on Military Cooperation & Maritime issues
7. China – World’s First Country to Ban Synthetic Cannabinoids
8. Kotak Mahindra Bank Became 1st Bank to Issue FPI license to AIF under GIFT IFSC
9. Alankit tie-up with Digital Swiss Gold – to Offer Gold Platform Investment
10. Aditya Birla Sun Life Launched a Savings Plan – Vision LifeIncome Plus Plan
11. SEBI Imposed Rs 5.25 crore Fine on Cairn India for Fraud under Share Buyback
12. Renowned Conservationist Jane Goodall Won The Templeton Prize 2021
13. MMA Fighter Conor McGregor tops the Forbes’ World’s 10 Highest-paid Athletes 2021
14. Pinarayi Vijayan Becomes Kerala Chief Minister for The Second Time
15. Sir David Attenborough Appointed as COP26 People’s Advocate for the UN Climate Change Conference 2021
16. MRPL Acquired 100% Stake in ONGC Mangalore
17. Cyclone Tauktae makes Landfall in Gujarat
18. FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be Held in India from October 11-30, 2022
19. Sunita Dwivedi Authored a Book Titled “Buddha in Gandhara”
20. A book titled ‘The Spiritual CEO’ by S Prakash
21. International Tea Day 2021 – May 21
22. World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2021 – May 21
23. Andhra Pradesh FM presents INR 2.29 Lakh Crore Budget for FY 2021-22
24. Uttarakhand Police Launched ‘Mission Hausla’ To Help Covid Patients

22 May, 2021

21 May, 2021

1. Karnataka ranks 1st in establishing HWCs under Ayushman Bharat Scheme
2. CBIC notifies Customs Amendment Rules, 2021 to boost Trade Facilitation
3. Jharkhand tops in Implementation of Smart City Projects: MoHUA
4. 4th India-Swiss Financial Dialogue Held Virtually in New Delhi
5. Halting new Oil, Gas, Coalfields key to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050: IEA Report
6. India, China, South Africa register better performance in Import & Exports during Q1 2021: UNCTAD
7. Global Task Force on Pandemic Response Launched to Address Urgent COVID-19 Surges: US Chamber
8. Proposal for Changing Promoters to Person in Control, Rationalizing Promoters Group: SEBI
9. Prof Shankar Balasubramanian & Prof David Klenerman won 2020 Millennium Technology Prize by TAF
10. Elon Musk Loses 2nd-Richest Ranking to Bernard Arnault: Bloomberg Billionaires Index
11. Tashi Yangjom-1st Indian Woman Climber To Scale Mt Everest in 2021
12. Indian-origin Immunologist Sankar Ghosh Elected to National Academy of Sciences
13. CCI Approved – GPL to Acquire 100% Stake of YES AMC, YES Trustee; Adani port to Acquire 25% Stake of Krishnapatnam Port
14. Govt to Raise Rs 4,000 crore via Sale of 58 million shares in Axis Bank
15. Adani Green to Acquire SB Energy India for EV of $3.5 billion
16. Kotak Mahindra Bank Buys 46.7% stake in Kotak Mahindra Pension Fund
17. China launches ‘Haiyang-2D’ Ocean Observation Satellite into Orbit
18. Indian rowers Arjun Lal and Arvind Singh qualifies for Tokyo Olympics 2020
19. Veteran BJP Leader & Former Union Minister Chaman Lal Gupta Passed Away
20. Renowned Tamil Writer, Folklorist, Sahitya Akademi Awardee Ki. Rajanarayanan Passed Away
21. Telangana Signs MoU with NHA for Implementing Ayushman Bharat
22. ‘Chhattisgarh Mahtari Dular Yojna’ : To Fund Education Of Children Orphaned Due To COVID-19.
23. Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren launched ‘Amrit Vahini’ App and portal, and a Chatboat

20 May, 2021

1. Tribal Ministry signs MoU with Microsoft for Digital Transformation of Tribal Schools
2. Startup ‘Jupitice’ develops India’s 1st Private Digital Platform for Online Dispute Resolution
3. Indian Navy hosts GMS-21 Virtually;13 Indian Ocean Littoral Countries Participated
4. More than 70% of Snow Leopard habitat under-researched: WWF Report
5. SEBI Proposed Framework for Regulated Gold Exchange in India – Electronic Gold Receipt
6. PayPoint tie-up with Digit General Insurance for Health Insurance to Rural Areas
7. Edelweiss General Insurance Launched Digital Partner Onboarding Solution – IPOS
8. India’s WPI Inflation Jumps to 11-year High in April 2021 10.49%
9. Indian Airline-‘GoAir’ Rebranded As ‘Go First’
10. Baljeet Kaur and Gunbala Sharma Become the 1st Indian Women to Summit Mount Pumori.
11. Vandita Kaul Appointed as Nominee Director on Board of Bank of India
12. Abhay Tewari Appointed as MD&CEO of SUD Life
13. Reliance Jio constructing Largest International Submarine Cable System with India as Center
14. Europe’s Jupiter Spacecraft ‘JUICE’ enters Testing Phase
15. Rajnath Singh releases 1st batch of Anti-COVID-19 drug ‘2-DG’ developed by DRDO
16. Supreme Court Launches App for Journalists to Access Virtual Hearings
17. Subdoluseps nilgiriensis: New Species of Asian Gracile Skink Discovered from Nilgiri Hills
18. India retain top spot in ICC Test Team rankings after annual update
19. Arjan Singh Bhullar become first Indian-origin fighter to win MMA world champion
20. Former IMA President and Padma Shri Awardee Dr.KK Aggarwal Passed Away
21. World AIDS Vaccine Day 2021 – May 18
22. International Museum Day 2021 – May 18
23. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Launched HIT Covid App to Monitor COVID-19 Patients
24. Tripura CM, Biplab Kumar Deb Launched App “Jagrut Tripura” to Avail Central & State Government Schemes
25. ‘Vaidya Aapke Dwar’ Scheme Launched in MP
26. AYUSH Dept Launched “AYUSH Ghar Dwar” for Wellness Programme for COVID-19 in Himachal Pradesh

19 May, 2021

1. MCCIA, NABARD launch India’s Agriculture Export Facilitation Center in Pune
2. India & Mongolia renew Cultural Exchange Program until 2023
3. Pune ranks 1st among urban cities of India with adequate Health Infrastructure – Housing.com Report
4. Jana Small Finance Bank, launched a Feature – ‘I choose my number’
5. In April 2021 India’s Export rise to $ 30.63 billion; Trade Deficit rise to $15.10 billion
6. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank gets ‘International Invincible Gold Medal 2021’
7. Andrea Meza of Mexico Crowned with Miss Universe 2021
8. Moctor Ouane reappointed as Prime Minister of Mali
9. Tennis – Overview of 2021 Italian Open
10. Cricket : England player Harry Gurney announces Retirement
11. Table Tennis – ITTF partners with Stupa Sports Analytics to provide performance analytics
12. 2021 Men’s World Boxing Championships to be held in Serbia from October 26 to November 6
13. Renowned Mathematician Padma Bhushan Prof. M S Narasimhan Passed Away
14. RL Bhatia:Congress Leader & Former Governor of Kerala, Bihar Passed Away
15. Preet Mohan Singh Malik’s Book about Sikkim – ‘Sikkim: A History of Intrigue and Alliance’
16. UN Global Road Safety Week 2021 – 17-23 May
17. World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2021:May 17
18. International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2021 – May 17
19. World Hypertension day 2021: May 17
20. International Day of Living Together in Peace 2021 – May 16
21. National Dengue Day 2021: May 16
22. International Day of Light 2021 – May 16
23. World Agri-Tourism Day 2021 – May 16
24. Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Announced ‘Corona Mukt Pind Abhiyaan’ – to Tackle COVID-19 Spread in Villages
25. Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani Launched ‘My Village – Corona Free Village’ Campaign

16-17 May, 2021

1. PM Modi releases 8th Installment of funds to beneficiaries under PM-KISAN Scheme
2. US to help India to achieve its Target of 450 GW of RE by 2030
3. Dept. of Economic Affairs, New Development Bank Organised Seminar on ‘Social Infrastructure Financing and Use of Digital Technologies’
4. India has 43 of the World’s 100 Most Environmentally Riskiest cities: Verisk Maplecroft Report
5. ADB Committed USD 3.92 billion Loan to India in 2020 – Highest Annual lending Since 1986
6. NABARD Provided Rs 1,236 crore from RIDF for Assam in FY21
7. IDRBT Building Next Generation Digital Financial Infrastructure
8. Microsite to Support Employees amid COVID-19 Pandemic Launched by Bank of Baroda
9. Y Nuklu Phom Became the only Indian to win Whitley Award 2021 for “Biodiversity Peace Corridor”
10. Fortune’s List of World’s 50 Greatest Leaders:NZ PM tops & Adar Poonawalla in Top 10
11. Gunjan Shah Appointed as New CEO Bata India Ltd
12. CCI Approved Priamal’s Acquisition of DHFL
13. Google partners with SpaceX to provide Starlink Internet Service
14. Defense National OPD Launched on e-Sanjeevani Portal
15. China launches Yaogan – Remote Sensing Satellites into orbit
16. Zhurong : China’s 1st Mars Rover Lands on the Mars
17. Space Tourism: Bezos’s Blue Origin Sets 1st Flight in July 2021
18. Five Deeps Expedition measures Extreme Depths of World’s 5 Oceans
19. AICF Launched ‘Checkmate Covid Initiative’ to Help Chess Community Against COVID-19
20. International Day of Families 2021 – 15 May
21. Malerkotla becomes 23rd District of Punjab
22. Manipur CM Biren Singh Launched Moma Market Mobile App For Vegetable Delivery

15 May, 2021

1. Agriculture Ministry allocates INR 2250 Crore for Horticulture sector for FY 2021-22
2. Real Estate Fund SWAMIH to benefit 1.16 Lakh Home Buyers – FM Nirmala Sitharaman
3. Environment Appraisal Committee allows Great Nicobar Plan to Advance
4. India Hosted 1st BRICS Employment Working Group Meeting in Virtual Format
5. Airtel Payments Bank Launched a Digital Platform for Gold Investment – ‘DigiGold’
6. RBI Cancelled the Licence of United Co-operative Bank
7. OneWeb partners with SoftBank to promote Satellite Communication Services
8. IOB Got Shareholders’ nod for Rs 4,100 crore Infusion by Govt
9. RBI Excluded Lakshmi Vilas Bank from the Second Schedule of the RBI Act
10. EAMPL Signs MoU with Beowulf Mining to Set Up JV in Finland
11. Nepali Mingma Tenji Sherpa Sets World Record by climbing Everest Twice
12. K P Sharma Oli Re-appointed as Prime Minister of Nepal
13. Groww Acquired Indiabulls MF for Rs 175 crore
14. NITI Aayog set up CovAid – portal to track COVID-19 related aid
15. NASA, Axiom sign pact to send 1st Private Astronaut Mission to ISS
16. Women’s Rugby World Cup Confirmed in New Zealand on October 2022
17. Manchester City Won Premier League 2020-21 Defeating Manchester United
18. Kazakhstan Tennis player Roman Khassanov given 10-year ban for corruption
19. Assamese Writer and Veteran Journalist Homen Borgohain passed away
20. Padma Bhushan Indu Jain, Chairperson of Times Group Passed Away at 84
21. Punjab set to become 1st Indian state to join Global COVAX Alliance
22. Puducherry Becomes 4th ‘Har Ghar Jal’ State/ UT
23. Maharashtra CM Introduced “Mission Oxygen” to Combat 3rd Wave of COVID-19
24. Swastha Aahar Yojana-Healthy Food Scheme for Covid patients in Bhopal

14 May, 2021

1. MNRE announces new Guidelines for Implementation of CPSU Scheme Phase-II
2. Area of summer crops expands by 21.58%
3. India’s Renewable Capacity Addition falls by 50% to 5.62 GW in 2020 : IEA
4. Around 219 Endangered Species threatened by armed conflict : IUCN Report
5. Geojit Partners with PNB to Provide 3-in-1 Account
6. SEBI Issued Disclosure Norms on BRSR Reporting for Top 1000 Listed Companies
7. Google Pay launches International Money Transfers for US users
8. Farmizo Khata,Small Farm Accounting App by SBI Yono and Shivrai Technologies
9. India’s GDP to grow 7.5% in 2021, 10.1% in 2022: UN
10. Nomura cut India’s FY22 Growth Forecast to 10.8%; Crisil Forecasted at a range of 9.8 – 8.2%
11. Moody’s cut India’s growth forecast for FY21 to 9.3%; Care Ratings cut it to 9.2%
12. Indian Descent Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted won the World Food Prize 2021
13. IREDA Won the “Green Urja Award 2021”
14. Padmakumar Nair to Take Charge as CEO of NARCL
15. Bay Tree India Holdings sells over 2% stake in Yes Bank
16. CCI Approved IBM’s Restructuring Plan
17. NASA Spacecraft OSIRIS-REx Heads for Earth With Sample of Asteroid Bennu
18. Arjuna Awardee Venugopal Chandrasekhar, former Indian TT Player Passed Away
19. World’s Oldest Women Sharp Shooter,’Shooter Dadi’- Chandro Tomar Passed Away
20. Boria Majumdar and Gautam Bhattacharya Authored a Book titled “1971: The Beginning of India’s Cricketing Greatness”
21. International Nurses Day 2021: May 12

13 May, 2021

1. NITI Aayog & Mastercard release report on Digitally Inclusive Bharat
2. IIT Madras, MPFI partner to boost Digital Money Transactions in India
3. MoEFCC notifies area around Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary as Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ)
4. MoAFW Formulated Special Kharif Strategy To Achieve Self Sufficiency In Pulses
5. Japan, UNDP joint efforts to boost Oxygen supply in India’s NE region
6. ADB launches Asia Pacific Tax Hub to enhance International Tax Cooperation
7. Muthoot Finance tie-up with NIRA to Provide Personal Loans
8. Federal Bank ties up with Mashreq Bank of UAE to offer money transfer
9. RBI Revised the Guidelines for Private Banks to Undertake Govt Business; Amended the Master Direction on KYC
10. Tahera Qutbuddin won 15th annual Sheikh Zayed Book Award in 2021;1st Indian to Win the Award
11. Justice Gita Mittal Received the Arline Pacht Global Vision Award for 2021 by IAWJ
12. Indian UN Peacekeeping Officer Yuvraj Singh Honored by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres
13. Arun Kumar Singh Next CMD of BPCL: PESB
14. RBI appointed Jose J Kattoor as Executive Director
15. CPP Invests Rs 1,005 cr in Indinfravit for an Additional 15.9% Stake
16. MMFS Extended the Date of Investment in Sri Lanka’s Ideal Finance to September 30, 2021
17. SpaceX to launch DOGE-1 Satellite to the Moon in 2022; to be fully funded by Cryptocurrency
18. Mayflower 400, World’s First AI Ship to Navigate across The Atlantic
19. AI Tool for COVID Detection in Chest X-rays by DRDO
20. National Technology Day – 11th May 2021
21. ‘Miyon ka Bara’ Railway Station renamed Mahesh Nagar in Jodhpur, Rajasthan

12 May, 2021

1. India & Indonesian Navies conduct ‘PASSEX’ in the Arabian Sea
2. India virtually participates in the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial 2021
3. PM Modi participates in the India-European Union Leaders Meeting 2021
4. Portugal Opened ‘516 Arouca’ – Pedestrian Suspension Bridge
5. HDFC BANK in Partnership With CSC Launched a ChatBot, ‘EVA’ for VLEs
6. Bajaj Finance got RBI’s nod for PPIs
7. Reliance Retail Became the World’s 2nd Fastest-Growing Retailer – Deloitte
8. Himanta Biswa Sarma becomes 15th chief minister of Assam
9. CCI Approved the 100% Acquisition of Ingram Micro Inc. by Imola Acquisition Corporation
10. Bryocrumia malabarica: New Species of Bryophyte Discovered in Kerala; Named After Malabar
11. Formula One: Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix 2021
12. Tennis-2021 Madrid Open: Alexander Zverev won Men’s Singles, Aryna Sabalenka won Women’s Singles
13. Eminent sculptor , Rajya Sabha member, Padma Awardee Raghunath Mohapatra passed away
14. Olympic gold medallist and former Indian hockey coach MK Kaushik passed away
15. Asian Games Gold Medallist, Footballer – Fortunato Franco Passed away
16. Paul Pickering Authored a Book Titled “Elephant”
17. “Life in the Clock Tower Valley” Debut Novel of Journalist Shakoor Rather
18. Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War 2021 – May 8-9
19. Assam became the 1st Indian state to adopt an Online flood reporting system

11 May, 2021

1. MoSJE mandates States/UTs to issue Disability Certificates through UDID Portal
2. Op CO-JEET by Armed Forces to Fight Covid-19 in India
3. India topped vehicle imports into South Africa in 2020: AIEC Report
4. RBI set up a 6-Member Advisory Group to Assist RRA 2.0; Conducted Simultaneous Sale, Purchase of G-Secs of FY22
5. EPFO can Invest up to 5% in AIFs
6. SEBI Amended the Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements’ Regulations to Support Start￾ups
7. ”Savdhan Rahein, Safe Rahein” public awareness campaign launched by Bajaj Finserv
8. Winners of 22nd Laureus World Sports Awards – 2021
9. Ujjwala Singhania appointed as 38th National President 2021-22 of FICCI FLO
10. Carlyle Sells 4% Stake in SBI Life for Rs 3,900 crore
11. Interpol Launches ‘ID-Art’ Mobile App to protect Cultural Heritage Properties
12. CBSE Launched App for Students’ Psycho-Social Well-being – ‘Dost For Life’
13. ‘VINCOV-19’ antibody engineered product to treat COVID-19 cleared for clinical trials
14. Olympic gold medallist hockey player Ravinder Pal Singh passed away at 60
15. World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2021- May 8
16. World Thalassemia Day 2021:May 8
17. World Migratory Bird Day 2021 – May 8
18. World Portuguese Language Day 2021- May 5
19. Coal Miners Day 2021:May 4
20. Madhya Pradesh Launches ‘Mukhyamantri COVID Upchar Yojana’
21. Irai Anbu Appointed as Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu; 4 Secretaries to assist CM
22. Odisha announces Manoj Das International Literary Award

10 May, 2021

1. 5 Oil and Gas PSUs sign MoU for Redevelopment of Badrinath Dham as ‘Spiritual Smart hill Town’
2. Israel, India & UAE set to collaborate for 1st time under Trilateral Partnership
3. 100th 12000 HP WAG 12 B Locomotive inducted in Indian Railways
4. DOT Permits TSPs to Conduct 5G Trials in India
5. Cutting Methane emissions key to curbing Global Warming: Global Methane Assessment 2021
6. Overview of EAM Jaishankar’s visit to the United Kingdom
7. Axis Mutual Fund Launched – Axis Global Innovation Fund of Fund
8. NABARD Extends Financial support of Rs 9162 crore to West Bengal
9. SAIL enters 100 most-valued Indian firms list with m-cap of Rs 50,000 crore
10. KVG Bank Bags Top 5 PFRDA awards
11. MK Stalin becomes Tamil Nadu CM; N Rangasamy becomes CM of Puducherry for 4th time
12. World’s first 2 nanometer chip technology unveiled by IBM
13. Ex union minister and Congress leader Matang Sinh passed away at 58
14. Social activist and Padma Shri awardee Gutha Muniratnam passed away at 85
15. Padma Shri Awardee, Music Composer Vanraj Bhatia Passed away
16. World Athletics Day 2021 – May 7
17. 61st Border Roads Organisation Raising Day – 7th May 2021
18. NTPC Renewable Energy Signs PPA with GUVNL
19. Himachal Pradesh launched COVID-19 Helpline ‘Mukhyamantri Sewa Sanklap Helpline 1100′

7 May, 2021

1. TEMA, Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce sign MoU to promote AtmaNirbhar Bharat
2. Labour Ministry notifies Section 142 of Social Security Code, 2020
3. Cabinet Approved Strategic Divestment, Management Control Transfer in IDBI Bank
4. Cabinet Approvals on May 5, 2021
5. NDDB inks MoU with EESL to Offer Energy-efficient Solutions to Dairy Industry
6. IIT Kanpur has launched ‘Mission Bharat O2’ to tackle oxygen crisis
7. Prahlad Singh Patel virtually participates in G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting held in Italy
8. At Least 155 Million People faced Acute Food Insecurity in 2020: GNAFC Report
9. Small hydro power plant built with Indian assistance inaugurated in Nepal
10. U.S Approves $550 million Crimson Solar Project in California desert
11. eNAM Selected Kotak Mahindra Bank as Digital Payments Partner
12. IRDAI Introduced Standard Travel Insurance with Guidelines
13. Fitch Reduced India’s GDP Growth Forecast for FY22 to 9.5%
14. Tyler Perry received The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at Oscar 2021
15. Yaogan-34 remote sensing satellite successfully launched by China
16. SpaceX’s Starship Rocket Prototype achieves 1st Successful Landing
17. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe detected radio signal from Venus
18. Chennai-based CIBA developed India’s 1st vaccine for VNN diseases in fish
19. Xylophis deepaki: New species of Snake named Herpetologist Deepak Veerappan
20. Former Union Minister Chaudhary Ajit Singh Passed Away due to COVID-19
21. International No Diet Day 2021 – May 6

6 May, 2021

1. Dharmendra Pradhan flags off 1st supply of Used Cooking Oil-based Biodiesel
2. Overview of India-UK Virtual Summit held on May 4, 2021
3. India notifies Digital Tax Threshold for Non-Resident Technology Firms
4. 581 Sites Identified for Medical Oxygen Plant Installation; NHAI as Nodal Agency
5. First electric tractor in India tested at Central Farm Machinery Training and Testing Institute.
6. Global FDI flows fall by 38% in 2020, India 3rd Largest Recipient : OECD Data
7. US puts India on Priority Watch list: Special 301 Report
8. RBI’s Comprehensive Credit Support Measures Against Second wave of COVID-19
9. LIC Became 10th Most valuable & 3rd Strongest Insurance Brand Globally
10. 11th Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival 2021: Jungle Cry won Best Film Jury Award
11. Mamata Banerjee becomes West Bengal CM for 3rd Consecutive Term
12. SpaceX Launches another batch of 60 Starlink Satellites into Orbit
13. Facebook Launched in App Vaccine Finder Tool in India
14. Lightest form of Uranium called Uranium-214 Created
15. ICC Ranking: India became 2nd in T20; Dropped to 3rd in ODI After Annual Update
16. Oscar-winning ‘Moonstruck’ actress Olympia Dukakis passed away at 89
17. Padma Bhushan Rev. Dr Philipose Mar Chrysostom, India’s longest-serving Bishop Passed Away at 104
18. Meghan Markle to Release Her 1st Children’s Book Titled “The Bench”
19. New book: Bengal 2021, An Election Diary By Deep Halder
20. International Day of the Midwife 2021 – May 5
21. World Hand Hygiene Day 2021 – May 5
22. World Immunization Week: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham leads global vaccination drive
23. AP partners with Essar Steel to set up steel plant in Kadapa
24. Andhra Pradesh Govt Plans to Begin CLAP Scheme by July 8,2021

5 May, 2021

1. Government sets Target of road constructions of worth INR 15 Lakh Crore in next 2 years
2. JSW Energy signs 540 MW Wind PPA with Solar Energy Corporation of India
3. MoFPI issues guidelines for PLI Scheme for Food Processing Industry
4. Online Sales accounted for 19% of Overall Retail Sales in 2020 : UNCTAD Report
5. Saudi Arabia Joins ‘Net Zero Producers Forum’ on Climate Change
6. RBI Imposed Monetary Penalty of Rs 3 crore on ICICI Bank for Contravention of Rules
7. Goldman Sachs Revised down India’s GDP Forecast to 11.1% from 11.7%
8. Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Cinema instituted in 2021 to be given at IFFI every year
9. PV Sindhu, Michelle Li Named Athlete Ambassador for IOC’s ‘Believe in Sports’ Campaign
10. BRO appoints Vaishali S Hiwase as First Women Executive Engineer to command RCC
11. HAL’s ALH Dhruv MkIII Undergone Deck Operation Trials on Indian Coast Guard Ship
12. GSR’s Patania II – Mining Robot Stranded on Pacific Ocean Floor in Deep Sea Mining Trial
13. New Crocidura Species of Shrew Discovered in Andaman Nicobars’ Narcondam Island; Indian Mammals Count Reached 430
14. Two beetle species discovered from Maharashtra
15. Mark Selby won his 4th World Champion in Snooker
16. Former Union minister and J&K governor Jagmohan passed away at 93
17. Padma Shri Awardee, Aeronautical scientist Manas Bihari Verma Passed away
18. Qawwali singer Farid Sabri passed away at 58
19. International Firefighters Day 2021 – May 4
20. World Asthma Day 2021:May 4
21. Education Minister of Tripura launched first of its Kind Auro Scholarship Programme of Sri Aurobindo Society

4 May, 2021

1. Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated India’s first 3D printed house at IIT-M
2. NATO Launches Multinational Military Exercise ‘DEFENDER-Europe 21’ in Albania
3. Sebi imposed fine of Rs 1.75 cr on several entities in Vakrangee case
4. Neobank Fi partnership with Federal Bank to open instant savings account
5. Shyamala Ganesh Received the 3rd Highest Order of Japan, Order of The Rising Sun from The Consulate-General of Japan
6. T Rabi Sankar appointed as the 4th Deputy Governor of RBI
7. Former Supreme Court Judge P C Pant appointed Acting Chairperson of NHRC
8. Vijay Goel Takes Additional Charge as the CMD of THDC India Ltd
9. Motilal Oswal PE Acquired a Minority stake in Fincare Small Finance Bank for ₹185 crore
10. World’s Largest Aeroplane built by Stratolaunch completes Test Flight
11. SpaceX Returns 4 Astronauts to Earth from ISS; in a Rare Night Splashdown off Florida coast
12. Lewis Hamilton wins F1 Portugese GP 2021;Jack Miller wins 2021 Spanish Grand Prix of MotoGP
13. Sri Lankan Cricketer Thisara Perera retires from International Cricket
14. India Gymnast Pranati Nayak Gets Asian quota, to compete at Tokyo Olympics
15. ICC Banned Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Zoysa from Cricket for 6 years due to Corruption
16. Colonel Gulam Mohammad Khan, the 1982 Asian Games Gold Medallist Rider Passed Away at 74
17. Veteran Gujarati and Hindi Film Actor Amit Mistry Passed Away at 47.
18. Satyajit Ray’s book “Another Dozen Stories” translated from Bengali to English by Indrani Majumdar
19. World Press Freedom Day 2021 – May 3
20. World Tuna Day 2021 – May 2
21. World Laughter Day: May 2
22. IAS Officer Tripurari Sharan appointed as Chief Secretary of Bihar
23. Himachal Pradesh initiates ‘Parvat Dhara Yojana’ to Rejuvenate Water Sources

2nd & 3rd May, 2021

1. Central Government Allocates INR 15, 000 Crore to states for Capital Expenditure
2. Indian Navy Launches Samudra Setu-II for Shipment of Oxygen-filled containers to India
3. Indian Army Inaugurates its 1st Solar Energy Harnessing Plant in Sikkim
4. French Firm Alstom delivers 100th Electric Locomotive to Indian Railways
5. Government sets Food grains Production target at 307 Million Tonnes for 2021-22
6. US approves proposed sale of 6 P-8I Patrol Aircraft to India
7. SIDBI Launched Two Quick Credit Delivery Schemes Against COVID-19: SHWAS, AROG
8. Mastercard and Gemini partners to launch a crypto rewards credit card
9. CtrlS Partners with Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance to Provide Technology Solutions
10. SEBI Mandated AMCs to Pay 20% Salaries of Key Employees in Units of Mutual Funds
11. Central Bank of India launched ‘Immune India Deposit Scheme’ to Boost COVID-19 vax Drive
12. Himachal Pradesh State Cooperative Bank was imposed Rs 40 lakh penalty by RBI
13. PESB named Amit Banerjee as the CMD of BEML Ltd
14. KLI appointed Mahesh Balasubramanian as MD
15. DCB Invested 10 crores to Acquire Stake from GIFT City’s India ICC, India INX
16. Scientists Discovered Smallest Blackhole in Milky Way Galaxy named “The Unicorn”
17. Euphaea thosegharensis &Euphaea pseudodispar: 2 new species of Damselfly discovered in Western Ghats, Maharashtra
18. Asian Boxing Championships, 2021 Moved from Delhi to Dubai; due to COVID-19
19. Amit Panghal won bronze at Governor’s Cup boxing in Russia
20. Manchester City won the League Cup title for the fourth consecutive time
21. Sitar Maestro and Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awardee Pandit Debu Chaudhuri passed away at 85
22. National Award-winning Tamil Filmmaker KV Anand passed away at 54
23. The former Maruti Suzuki MD Jagdish Khattar passed away at 79
24. International Labour Day 2021 – May 1

1 May, 2021

1. 5th Session of Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs held virtually
2. TRIFED signs MoU with The LINK Fund for Empowerment of Tribals
3. Maximum Sum Assured under EDLI Scheme – Hiked from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 7 lakh
4. Govt Extends Vivad Se Vishwas Deadline for Payments to June 30
5. India’s Crude Oil Production Fell by 5%; Natural Gas Production Fell by 8% in FY21: MoPNG
6. Electric Vehicles to make up 30% of Indian Auto Sales by 2030 : IEA Report
7. COVID-19 has increased Challenges for Countries to Manage Forests : UN Report
8. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad represents India at G-7 Digital & Technology Ministerial Meeting
9. RBI Became a member of Network for Greening the Financial System
10. ICICI Bank tie-up with Decentro to offer customized business banking APIs
11. Airtel Payments Bank become the first payments bank to enable ₹2 lakh of day-end balance account limit
12. IFC to invest $40 million in Upgrad; $150 million loan to Bajaj Finance for 5 years
13. Oxford Economics Revised down India’s GDP Growth Forecast for 2021 from 11.8% to 10.2%
14. Apple Launched $200 million Restore Fund to Reduce Carbon
15. Niraj Bajaj Named The Chairman Of Bajaj Auto; Rahul Bajaj To Be Named Chairman Emeritus
16. Indian American Vanita Gupta appointed as Associate Attorney General of USA
17. High-yielding and pest-resistant variety of soybean developed by Indian Scientists
18. NASA ‘Perseverance’ Mars Mission – Oxygen Produced from Mars for the 1st Time
19. Srihari Nataraj creates national record in 50m backstroke swimming
20. Apollo 11 pilot, Astronaut Michael Collins passed away at 90
21. Ex-attorney general Soli Sorabjee passed away at 91
22. Music composer Shravan Rathod passed away at 66.
23. Climate Change Activist Aakash Ranison authored an e-book titled “Climate Change Explained – For One And All”
24. International Jazz Day 2021 – April 30
25. Ayushman Bharat Diwas 2021 – 30th April
26. International Dance Day 2021 – 29th April