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Current Affairs One-Liner: 2nd May 2021

Published on May 02, 2021
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced to invest USD 40 million in Upgrade (Ed-tech platform).
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of IFC: Washington DC, US.
  • The Indian Army, under the aegis of Fire and Fury Corps, signed MoU with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and National Integrity and Educational Development Organisation (NIEDO) for Ladakh Ignited Minds Project.
  • Static Part: 
    • Governor and Administrator of Ladakh: Radha Krishna Mathur
  • Important Days and Themes: 2nd May 2021: World Tuna Day
    • 2nd May 2021: World Laughter Day (First Sunday of May every year)
Current Affairs One-Liner: 2nd May 2021
  • MACS 1407: It is the name of high-yielding and pest-resistant type of Soybean which was recently produced by Indian Scientist using the conventional cross-breeding method. This MACS 1407 gives 9 quintals per hector. It is developed by the Agharkar Research Institute of Pune and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
  • United Kingdom: It has become 1st country to allow driverless cars on roads i.e. it is the first country to declare regulations to have self-driving vehicles at low speeds on its roads. It has also set a target to have around 40% of self-driving cars on its road by 2035.
  • Books and Authors: Title of e-Book: ‘Climate Change Explained—For One and All’
    • Author: Aakash Ranison
  • Obituaries: Pandit Devabrata Chaudhuri: He was Sitar Maestro.
    • Bikramjeet Kanwarpal: He was Film and TV Actor.
  • SIDBI Launched Two Loan Products for MSMEs
  • LIC—3rd Strongest & 10th Most Valuable Insurance Brand Globally
  • TRIFED Signed MoU with ‘The LINK Fund’
  • Appointments on 2nd May 2021


Q.1 Which is the first country to declare regulations to have driverless cars on its roads?
a. USA
b. Russia
c. UK
d. China
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