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Current Affairs One-Liner: 16th May 2021

Published on May 16, 2021
  • The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare allotted Rs 2250 crore for ‘Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture’ for FY2021-22.
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    • Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister: Narendra Singh Tomar
  • The Punjab government announced ‘Malerkotla’ as the 23rd district of the state.
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    • Lakes in Punjab: Harike Lake, Kanjli Lake, Ropar Lake
    • CM of Punjab: Captain Amrinder Singh
    • Governor of Punjab: VP Singh Badnore
  • OneWeb has partnered with Softbank Group Corp. to promote its satellite-based communication services in Japan and at the Global level. The promotion will take place through OneWeb’s satellite service and SoftBank’s Digital Transformation platform services.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 16th May 2021
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    • HQ of One Web: London, UK
    • HQ of SoftBank: Tokyo, Japan
  • Important Days and Themes: 16th May 2021: International Day of Living Together in Peace
    • 16th May 2021: National Dengue Day
    • 16th May 2021: International Day of Light
    • Theme for 2021: Trust Science
  • China achieved the landing of ‘Zhu Rong’, the Mars Rover on Mars. It has become the second country to do so after the US.
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    • Capital of China: Beijing
    • Currency of China: Renminbi
  • Punjab has become 1st state to join the Global COVAX (COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access) Alliance. This will help Punjab to address the shortage of vaccines against COVID-19 and will help the state to procure the same at the best price.
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    • COVAX: It is the global initiative launched by Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), GAVI Alliance, WHO and UNICEF
  • Digigold-- By Airtel Payments Bank
  • Appointments on 16th May 2021
  • NABARD Granted Rs 1236 crore to Assam
  • License of United Co-operative Bank Ltd Cancelled


Q.1 Which is the first Indian state to join the Global COVAX (COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access) Alliance?
a. Andhra Pradesh
b. Rajasthan
c. Punjab
d. Uttar Pradesh

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