Current Affairs Daily Digest – May 13 2021
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1. PESB appoints Arun Kumar Singh as next CMD of BPCL
The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB), the government’s head-hunter, has picked Arun Kumar Singh as the chairman and managing director of state-run oil refining and marketing firm Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL).
Arun Kumar Singh is currently director, marketing at BPCL and holding additional charge of Director, Refineries. His selection will have to be ratified by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet led by prime minister Narendra Modi.
2. Delhi Police launched vehicle helpline ‘COVI Van’ for senior citizens
Delhi Police has launched a helpline number for senior citizens who are struggling with their essential needs amid Covid-19. South District Police of the national capital has launched a COVI Van Helpline (012- 26241077) for senior citizens in the neighbourhood amid the coronavirus situation here.
3. Hostilities between Israel and Hamas escalated after the air strikes
The Israeli military has bombarded rockets in different areas in Gaza. It is the most intense airstrikes in Gaza since 2014. Hamas had red hundreds of rockets towards Israel. After that, Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Gaza.
4. China launches classified Yaogan satellites into orbit
China recently launched Changsei 2C rocket from the Xichang satellite launch centre. It is a Yaogan satellite. This satellite has joined the previous seven groups in orbit that were launched after 2017. The satellite is to be used for electromagnetic environmental surveys and other related technical tests.
5. 1st BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting
The first BRICS Employment Working Group was held virtually. It was hosted by India. India assumed BRICS Presidency in 2021.
The member countries discussed about promoting social security agreements among BRICS Nations, participation of women in labour force, formalisation of labour markets.
The members that participated in the meeting were BRICS countries and also members from International Labour Organisation and International Social Security Agency.
6. Union Cabinet approves MoU between ICAI and QFCA
The Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Modi on May 13, 2021, gave its approval to the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
The signed MoU will benefit the Qatar Financial Centre Authority and Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
7. Union Cabinet approves Rs. 18,100 crores PLI Scheme for battery storage manufacturing
The Union Cabinet on May 12, 2021, gave its approval to the proposal of the Department of Heavy Industry for Implementation of Production Linked Incentive Scheme ‘National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage’.
It will help in achieving the manufacturing capacity of 50 Giga Watt Hour (GWh) of ACC and 5 GWh of ‘niche’ ACC with a cost of Rs. 18,100 crores.