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Current Affairs One-Liner: 13th May 2021

Published on May 13, 2021
  • Japan and UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), India collaborated to grant oxygen generation pants to North East India. Both the entities will procure and will set up around 8 Pressure Swing Absorption (PSA) oxygen generating plants in Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland.
  • ‘Prana, VaU and Svasta’: These are the names of three types of ventilators and an oxygen concentrator developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC). The names are given on the basis of designs, features and specifications. These ventilators and an oxygen concentrator developed will meet the demand for healthcare equipment in the pandemic COVID-19 situation.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of ISRO: Bengaluru 
    • Chairman of ISRO: K. Sivan
  • ‘Asia Pacific Tax Hub’: It was launched by Asian Development Bank (ADB) to enhance International Tax Cooperation. The hub will grant an open platform that will promote strategic policy dialogue, data sharing to strengthen tax policy and administration among ADB members.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 13th May 2021
  • Static Part:
    • HQ of ADB: Manila, Philippines
    • President of ADB: Masatsugu Asakawa
  • Muthoot Finance in partnership with NIRA, which is a fintech startup will strengthen its digital infrastructure and will enhance personal loans growth. The salaried customers can avail of personal loan up to Rs 1 lakh from Muthoot Finance via the NIRA app.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Muthoot Finance: Kochi, Kerala
  • Awards and Recognition: IREDA (Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency): It was conferred with the ‘Green Urja Award’ by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) for being 'Leading Public Institution in Financing Institution' for renewable energy (HQ of IREDA: New Delhi).
  • Paytm has launched the ‘COVID-19 Vaccine Finder’ tool on its platform which will help citizens to get details of vaccine availability and book the slots accordingly. The data is linked with Cowin App so real time information about the vaccine for the citizens will be provided.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Paytm: Noida, UP
  • Geojit Collaborated with PNB
  • ‘I choose my number’ Feature by Jana SFB
  • India’s GDP to be at 9.3% for FY22—Moody’s Investors Service
  • Mayflower 400
  • ATMAN AI Tool for COVID-19 Detection


Q.1 Which organisation developed ‘Prana, VaU and Svasta’, which are the three types of ventilators and an oxygen concentrator?
a. Qiagen
b. Thermo Fisher Scientific
d. ISRO’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC)

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