Theme for ‘World Metrology Day 2021’ (20 May) – “Measurement for Health”.
Theme for ‘International Human Resources Day 2021’ (20 May) – “HR Shaping the New Future”.
In India, National Anti-Terrorism Day – 21 May.
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development – 21 May.
International Tea Day – 21 May.
First destroyer of the Indian Navy, that decommissioned on 21 May 2021 – INS Rajput (Kashin-class destroyer ship).
Winner of the World Summit prize of the Information Society (WSIS) 2021, awarded by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), for its free wifi initiative – Saudi Arabia.
New six sites that have been added to India’s tentative list of UNESCO world heritage sites – Maratha military architecture in Maharashtra, Hirebenkal megalithic site in Karnataka, Bhedaghat-Lametaghat of Narmada Valley in Madhya Pradesh, Ganga ghats in Varanasi, Temples of Kancheepuram and Satpura Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.
The Central government has increased the subsidy for Di-ammonium Phosphate (DAP) fertiliser from Rs. 500 per bag to ___ per bag, which is an increase of 140% – Rs. 1200.
The Central government is planning to set up a new channel, ___, that will project India’s voice globally on significant domestic and global issues – DD International.
Former Indian cricket captain and leg-spinner, who was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame of the International Cricket Council (ICC) – Anil Kumble.
State Current Affairs
New Advocate General of Assam – Debojit Saikia.
New chairman of reconstituted Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) – B Janardhan Reddy.
The Maharashtra Government approved a proposal for setting up the National Institute of Medicinal Plants in – Adali, Sindhudurg district.
Science & Technology
The ___ released the world’s first, real-time, satellite-based global coral reef bleaching monitoring system – Allen Coral Atlas.
World Bank – Founded: 1944; Headquarters: Washington, D.C., USA.
Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) – Founded: 1975; Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Founded: 19 December 1966; Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines.
African Development Bank Group (AfDB) – Founded: 10 September 1964; Headquarters: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
New Development Bank (NDB) (formerly BRICS Development Bank) – Founded: 2015; Headquarters: Shanghai, China.