Daily Current Affairs in English and Hindi – 21 May 2021

20-May-2021, Current Affairs in English and Hindi

Question-1: Which home testing kit has approved by the Indian Testing Council (ICMR) for testing of Kovid-19?

Answer: Kovicelf

The Testing Council of India (ICMR) has approved the Koviself home test kit for testing of Kovid-19, through this test kit, one can now test for corona infection sitting at home. 

Question-2 Which country has sent a new satellite monitoring the ocean into the Earth’s orbit?

Answer: China

Recently China has sent a new ocean monitoring satellite into Earth orbit. It will provide early warning of maritime disasters as part of efforts to create an all-weather marine environment monitoring system.

Question-3: Who has become the Chief Minister of Kerala for the second consecutive time?

Answer: Pinarayi Vijayan

Pinarayi Vijayan, who has become the Chief Minister of the state for the second time after taking oath as the Chief Minister of Kerala, Governor Arif Mohammad Khan administered the oath of office and secrecy to 76-year-old Vijayan, besides Vijayan, the Governor also administered the oath to 20 ministers.

Question-4: Who has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian cricket team for the tour of Sri Lanka –

Answer: Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian cricket team for the Sri Lanka tour.

Question-5: Who launched a news showcase with 30 news publishers in India?

Answer: Google

Google launches News Showcase with 30 news publishers in India The purpose of Showcase Launch is to encourage and support publishers to showcase quality content on Google’s news and search platforms.

Question-6: Who is the author of the book The Tale of the horse: A history of India on horseback?

Answer: Yashaswini chandra

The Tale of the horse: A history of India on horseback is authored by Yashaswini Chandra who holds a Ph.D. in History of Art from SOAS University in London, where she was also a teaching fellow. She has been a guest faculty at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and Ashoka University, Sonepat.

Question-7: Recently China starts its largest nuclear power project with which country?

Answer: Russia

China has partnered with Russia to launch its largest nuclear power project, the Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant for Lianyungag in Jiangsu province, which China said will help to produce high-quality products.

Question-8: Recently, the world’s largest iceberg A-76 broke apart from which continent?

Answer: Antarctica

Recently, the world’s largest iceberg A-76 has broken off from the continent of Antarctica, this iceberg is 170 kilometers long, 25 kilometers wide and the total size of this iceberg is 4320 kilometers.

Question-9: Which organization developed the oxygen concentrator named ‘Breathe’?

Answer: ISRO

ISRO has developed an oxygen concentrator named ‘Swaas’, which will separate nitrogen from the air and make oxygen that will be 95% pure and it will produce 10 liters of oxygen in a minute so that two patients can be treated simultaneously.

Question-10: How many sites in India were included in the UNESCO’s possible list of World Heritage Sites?

Answer: Six

Six sites from India have been included in the probable list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, six from India in the possible list – Ganga Ghat of Varanasi, Kanchipuram Temple of Tamil Nadu, Satpura Tiger Reserve of Madhya Pradesh, Bhedaghat of Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, Maratha Military Architecture of Maharashtra and Hire Benakal of Karnataka have got a place.