Current Affairs Daily Digest – May 11 2021
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1. RBI appoints Jose J Kattoor as Executive Director
The Reserve Bank of India has appointed Jose J Kattoor as Executive Director (ED). Prior to being promoted as ED, Mr Kattoor was heading Bengaluru Regional Office of the Reserve Bank as Regional Director for Karnataka. He will look after Human Resource Management Department, Corporate Strategy and Budget Department and Rajbhasha Department.
2. A book titled ‘Life in the Clock Tower Valley’ author by Shakoor Rather
“Life in the Clock Tower Valley” is the debut book of Press Trust of India (PTI) journalist Shakoor Rather. The book is published by Speaking Tiger, it talks about Kashmir’s pristine past, its grievous present and always-uncertain future. It also includes historical and political information about Kashmir as well as environmental issues that are seldom talked about.
3. CSC, HDFC Bank launches chatbot ‘Eva’
HDFC Bank and Common Services Centres (CSCs) launched chatbot ‘Eva’ on CSCs Digital Seva Portal to support the Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) in providing banking services for the last mile rural consumers.
This initiative will bridge the gap between India and Bharat. Urban India has been quick to learn and adapt to the digital world. Rural India has faced challenges as it has lower Internet penetration.
4. Former Senator Bill Nelson Sworn in as the 14th NASA Administrator
Former Senator Bill Nelson was sworn in as the 14th NASA administrator tasked with carrying out the Biden-Harris administration’s vision for the agency. Nelson served in the U.S. Senate for 18 years from Florida and as a payload specialist on space shuttle mission 61-C in 1986.
5. Tripura Launches Auro Scholarship Programme of Sri Aurobindo Society
Education Minister of Tripura, Ratan Lal Nath launched the ‘Auro Scholarship Programme’ of Sri Aurobindo Society for all the students of the state. Auro Scholarship Programme provides the monthly micro-scholarship to the students in order to motivate them towards achieving better learning outcomes once students achieve benchmark performance in 10-min curriculum-aligned Quizzes.
6. ISRO develops 3 cost-effective ventilators, oxygen concentrator
The Indian Space Research Organisation’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), has developed three different types of ventilators and an oxygen concentrator at a time when a shortage of this critical medical equipment resulted in the deaths of many Covid-19 patients across the country.
Based on designs, features and specifications, we have named them, Prana, VaU and Svasta. All three are user-friendly, fully automated and with touch-screen specifications, meeting all safety standards.
7. Dr Tahera Qutbuddin 1st Indian To Win Arab World Nobel Prize
Mumbai born, Dr Tahera Qutbuddin, a professor of Arabic Literature at the University of Chicago, recently became the first person of Indian-origin to win the 15th Sheikh Zayed Book Award.
The award is considered to be the Nobel Prize of the Arab world. She won the award for her latest book, “Arabic Oration – Art and Function” published by Brill Academic Publishers of Leiden in 2019.
8. CBSE launches ‘Dost for Life’ mobile app
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched a new mobile app for students and parents. The new app ‘Dost for Life’ is an exclusive psychological counselling app for students and parents of CBSE-affiliated schools.
The new App will simultaneously cater to students and parents from CBSE-affiliated schools in different geographies across the world.
9. Ujjwala Singhania takes over as 38th National President FICCI FLO
Ujjwala Singhania has been appointed as the National President of FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO), the oldest women-led & women-centric business chamber of Southeast Asia.
As the 38th National President of FLO Singhania will focus on empowering women by facilitating an enabling environment that promotes entrepreneurship, industry participation and economic development of women.
10. India participates in the third Arctic Science Ministerial
The Ministry of Earth Science recently announced that India participated in the Arctic Science Ministerial meeting. The Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan represented India at the meeting.
India proposed to host the next or future Arctic Science Ministerial meet. The theme of 2021 Arctic Ministerial Meeting was “Knowledge for a Sustainable Arctic”.
11. National Technology Day: May 11
Every year, India celebrates National Technology Day on May 11. This year, the National Technology Day is being celebrated under the theme:
Theme: Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future
The Ministry of Science and Technology organises several events across the country to celebrate the day.
12. Assam, first Indian state to have a digital flood reporting system
Jishnu Barua, Chief Secretary, Assam, on May 8, 2021, launched a digital real-time Flood Reporting and Information Management System (FIRMS) in the state of Assam.
With the launch of FRIMS, Assam becomes the first Indian state to have a real-time digital flood reporting system. With the river Brahmaputra flowing at the crux, Assam is prone to severe floods and erosion every year.