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Current Affairs One-Liner: 8th May 2021

Published on May 08, 2021
  • G20 Tourism Ministers Meeting 2021: It was held in Italy and India was represented by Union Minister of State (IC) for Tourism and Culture, Prahlad Singh Patel.
  • ‘Ayurvedic Doctors on Call’: This is the name of service to help COVID patients and was launched by the Gujarat unit of Ayurveda Vidyapeeth. Under this, the Ayurvedic Doctors will grant free consultations about Ayurvedic medicines to the COVID patients.
  • The Serum Institute of India (SII) has announced to invest GBP 240 million in the UK to expand its vaccine business in the country.
  • Static Part: 
    • CEO of SII: Adar Poonawalla
  • ‘Mukhyamantri Sewa Sankalp Helpline 1100’: It was launched by the CM of Himachal Pradesh to facilitate people regarding COVID related issues.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 8th May 2021
  • Important Days and Themes: 8th May 2021: World Red Cross Day and Red Crescent Day Theme for 2021: ‘Unstoppable’
    • 8th May 2021: World Thalassemia Day Theme for 2021: ‘Addressing Health Inequalities across the Global Thalassemia Community’
    • 8th May 2021: World Migratory Bird Day
    • Theme for 2021: ‘Sing, Fly, Soar—Like a Bird!’
    • 7th May 2021: 61st Raising Day of Border Roads Organisation (BRO)
    • 7th May 2021: World Athletics Day
  • Awards and Recognition: Justice Gita Mitta: She will be awarded Arline Pacht Global Vision Award 2021. She will be sharing the award with Margarita Luna Ramos from Mexico.
  • Obituaries: Shesh Narayan Singh: He was Senior Journalist.
    • Vanraj Bhatia: He was a Veteran Music Composer.
  • Rolls-Royce signed MoU with HAL
  • Appointments on 8th May 2021
  • Axis Global Innovation Fund of Fund
  • 5 Oil & Gas PSUs to Redevelop Badrinath Dham
  • NDDB signed MoU with EESL


Q.1 When is World Red Cross Day and Red Crescent Day marked?
a. 7th May
b. 8th May
c. 9th May
d. 10th May
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