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Current Affairs One-Liner: 15th May 2021

Published on May 15, 2021
  • As per CareRatings, India’s GDP growth for FY22 to be at 9.2%. Earlier it had projected GDP growth for India to be at 10.2% for the same fiscal year. The reduction in the GDP forecast is due to the outbreak of the second wave of the pandemic in the country which has impacted in the halt of economic activities due to lockdown norms.
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    • HQ of Care Ratings: Mumbai
  • ‘Migration and Development Brief’ Report: It was released by World Bank. As per the report, India was one of the largest recipients of remittances in 2020. The remittance received by India in 2020 was over USD 83 billion.
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    • HQ of World Bank: Washington DC, US
    • President of World Bank: David Malpass
Current Affairs One-Liner: 15th May 2021
  • Important Days and Themes: 15th May 2021: International Day of Families
    • Theme: Families and New Technologies
  • ‘CGTeeka’ Web Portal: It was launched by the CM of Chhattisgarh. The web portal will grant the platform for the people of the state to register themselves for COVID-19 vaccination. The portal was developed by the Chhattisgarh Infotech Promotion Society (CHIPS).
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    • CM of Chhattisgarh: Bhupesh Baghel
    • Governor of Chhattisgarh: Anusuiya Uikey
  • The NHPC Ltd will be acquiring 2% of equity stakes of Chenab Valley Power Projects Private Ltd from PTC India.
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    • HQ of NHPC Ltd: Haryana
  • Awards and Recognition: Y Nuklu Phom: He is theNagaland Conservationist and has won Whitley Awards 2021for his contributional efforts for establishing a biodiversity peace corridor in Nagaland. The Whitley Awards 2021 are also known as Green Oscar.
  • The GOI in consultation with RBI will be issuing Sovereign Gold Bonds for FY22 in 6 tranches from May to Sep 2021. The subscription date for the Series-I bond for FY 22 is between May 17-May 21. And, the date of issuance is 25th May 2021.
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    • The Sovereign Gold Bonds are the government securities that are denominated as grams of gold and RBI issues them on behalf of the government.
  • Obituaries: Indu Jain: She was a Philanthropist and Chairperson of Times Group.
    • Anup Bhattacharya: He was Freedom Fighter and Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra Musician
  • Digital Foreign Inward Remittance Advice (FIRA)-- PayPal
  • Appointments on 15th May 2021
  • India’s GDP to Grow at 10% in FY22- HDFC Bank
  • Fortune’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders 2021
  • BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meet

Question:

Q.1 What is the theme for International Day of Families which is marked on 15th May 2021?
a. Family: Biggest support in the world
b. Be with Family at home during pandemic
c. Families are the source of happiness and support
d. Families and New Technologies
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