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Current Affairs One-Liner: 20th May 2021

Published on May 20, 2021
  • 26th Meet of Group of Ministers on COVID-19: It was chaired by Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan. It was announced that the Cowin platform will be made available in 14 other regional languages at the meet. Also, 17 more laboratories will be added to the INSACOG (Indian SARS CoV-2 Genomics Consortium) network to monitor the COVID-19 variants.
  • Important Days and Themes: 20th May 2021: World Bee Day
    • Theme for 2021: Bee Engaged: Build Back Better for Bees
  • The Competition Commission of India approved the acquisition of YES Asset Management (India) Ltd (YES AMC) and YES Trustee Limited by GPL Finance and Investment Limited (GPL).
Current Affairs One-Liner: 20th May 2021
  • Awards and Recognition: Baljeet Kaur (Himachal Pradesh) and Gunbala Sharma (Rajasthan): They have become 1st Women Mountaineers to summit Mount Pumori in Nepal.
    • Prof. Shankar Balasubramanian and Prof. David Klenerman: They won the 2020 Millennium Technology Prize for developing revolutionary DNA sequencing techniques namely, Next Generation DNA Sequencing (NGS). The award was presented by Technology Academy Finland.
  • The GOI increased fertilizer subsidies to Rs 1,200 per bag which was Rs 500 per bag earlier. The subsidies are increased by 140%.
  • Karnataka: It was ranked first in establishing Health and Wellness Centre (HWC) under Ayushman Bharat Scheme for 2020-21.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Karnataka: B. S. Yediyurappa
    • Governor of Karnataka: Vajubhai Vala
  • Obituaries: Chaman Lal Gupta: He was former Union Minister and Senior BJP Leader
    • Ki. Rajanarayanan: He was Tamil Folklorist and Writer
    • Dr KK Aggarwal: He was a renowned Cardiologist and former national president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA).
  • PayPoint India partnered with Digit General Insurance
  • India, China & SA performed better in Import-Export During Q1 2021
  • Telangana Health Department signed an MoU with NHA
  • NGMA’s Audio-Visual Guide App
  • United Launch Alliance launched Atlas V Rocket


Q.1 Which state was ranked first in establishing Health and Wellness Centre (HWC) under Ayushman Bharat Scheme for 2020-21?
a. Karnataka
b. Maharashtra
c. Haryana
d. Madhya Pradesh
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