Current Affairs Daily Digest – May 09 & 10 2021
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1. International Day of Argania: 10 May
In 2021, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 10 May the International Day of Argania. The resolution, submitted by Morocco, was co-sponsored by 113 member states of the United Nations and adopted by consensus. The argan tree (Argania Spinosa) is a native species of the sub-Saharan region of Morocco, in the southwest of the country, which grows in arid and semiarid areas.
2. New Delhi ranks 32nd in Global Prime Residential Index by Knight Frank
London-based property consultant Knight Frank has ranked New Delhi and Mumbai in 32nd and 36th positions respectively in the Global Prime Residential Index. While Bengaluru moved down by four places in Q1 2021 and is ranked 40; Delhi and Mumbai dipped one place each in the same period.
Three Chinese cities – Shenzhen, Shanghai and Guangzhou lead the index this quarter. Shenzhen recorded the strongest performing world region with a growth of 18.9%, while New York was the weakest performing market with negative 5.8% growth.
3. Anupam Kher wins best actor award at New York City International Film Festival
Anupam Kher won the Best Actor award for his performance in the short film Happy Birthday at the New York City International Film Festival. The film has been directed by Prasad Kadam and produced by FNP Media. Besides Anupam, Happy Birthday stars Aahana Kumra. The film also won the Best Short Film award at the festival.
4. Alexander Zverev beats Matteo Berrettini to win his 2nd Madrid title
German Alexander Zverev earned his second Mutua Madrid Open title 2021 when he defeated Matteo Berrettini 6-7(8), 6-4, 6-3 to lift his fourth ATP Masters 1000 trophy.
He won his first Madrid title in 2018 in a final against Thiem. The win gave him his fourth Masters 1000 title, and first in three years. He will be trying to improve from his fourth-round exit last year at the French Open.
5. Aryna Sabalenka wins her Maiden Madrid Open Women’s singles title
In tennis, the world number seven, Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, defeated world number one Ashleigh Barty of Australia to win the 2021 Madrid Open women’s singles title.
This Sabalenka’s 10th career WTA singles title, second WTA title of the season and first on clay court. Madrid Open is a professional WTA tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. Sabalenka beat Australian player Barty with 6-0, 3-6, 6-4.
6. Naomi Osaka wins top title at 2021 Laureus World Sports Awards
World number two tennis player Naomi Osaka of Japan has been named “Sportswoman of the Year” at the 2021 Laureus World Sports Awards. This is Osaka’s second Laureus Sports Awards. In 2019, she won the “Breakthrough of the Year” award.
7. Kalki Koechlin Authors her Debut Book Titled ‘Elephant In The Womb’
Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin is making her debut as an author, with her first book titled “Elephant In The Womb”. The book, which is yet to be released, is an illustrated non-fiction book on motherhood.
It is illustrated by Valeriya Polyanychko and published by Penguin Random House India (PRHI). The book narrates about pregnancy and parenting for mothers, expectant mothers, and “anyone even thinking about motherhood”.
8. Himanta Biswa Sarma chosen Assam’s new chief minister
Himanta Biswa Sarma has been named as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam on May 08, 2021. He will replace incumbent Sarbananda Sonowal. He will take the charge of the office with effect from May 10, 2021.
The BJP party won a second straight term in the 2021 assembly polls in the state. The party won 60 seats in the 126-member Assam assembly. Mr Sarma joined the BJP six years ago in 2015, after quitting the Congress.
9. Canadian firm partners with SpaceX for moon mission funded with Dogecoin cryptocurrency
A Canadian Research and Development Company, Geometric Energy Corporation has announced cooperating with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch a mission to the moon. The mission will be funded entirely with Dogecoin Cryptocurrency.
The founder of SpaceX has claimed that Dogecoin will take over the world. Canada’s Geometric Energy Cooperation informed about the dogecoin-funded mission with the statement but not disclosing the mission’s financial value.
It is the first ever commercial payload to be paid with Dogecoin. The satellite weighs 40 kilograms. The satellite is to be launched in 2022.
10. Babar Azam won ICC Men’s Player of the Month, Alyssa Healy won Women’s Player award
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on May 10, 2021, announced the names of the winners of the ‘ICC Players of the Month’ awards for April. These awards recognize and celebrate the best performing male and female cricketers across all formats of international cricket.