International

The Global Health Summit will take place on 21 May 2021, which is being hosted by – Italy.

Chair of the G20 group and the European Commission for year 2021 – Italy.

National

National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) launched an Audio-Visual Guide App ‘__’ to listen to anecdotes and stories related to the treasured Indian modern art exhibited at the Gallery – NGMA app.

On 17 May 2021, ___ in partnership with Department of Higher Education has launched an Innovation Challenge for creating an Indian Language Learning App – MyGov platform.

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with __ to support the digital transformation of schools such as Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) and Ashram Schools, among others under the Ministry – Microsoft.

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is providing Tele-Counselling to children through __ to provide psycho-social mental support for Children affected during COVID 19 Pandemic – SAMVEDNA (Sensitizing Action on Mental Health Vulnerability through Emotional Development and Necessary Acceptance).

Person in News

Father of Karisal (black soil land) Literature, who died in Puducherry on 17 May 2021 – Ki. Rajanarayanan (Tamil writer).

Sports

___ became the first man to swim the 50-metre backstroke in under 24 seconds as he broke his own world record in the discipline at the European Aquatics Championship – Kliment Kolesnikov (Russian swimmer).

State Current Affairs

New Chairman & Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Electricity Board and TANGEDCO, and Chairman of TANTRANSCO in place of Pankaj Kumar Bansal – Rajesh Lakhoni.

Science & Technology

The new multiplex RT-PCR kit developed by __ to detect Covid-19 across the various mutant strains targets two SARS CoV2 genes: RdRp and ORFb-nsp14 – Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram.

Scientists at the ___ and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, have grown human brain tissues called ‘organoids’ with help of a 3D Printed Bioreactor that they developed – Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras.

General Knowledge

Bureau of Police Research and Development was established on – 28 August 1970.

National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) – Founded: 01 April 1996; Headquarters: Delhi.

22 constitutionally recognised official languages – Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna was launched on – 28 August 2014.

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) – Founded: 1940; Headquarters: Bangalore, Karnataka.

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