Current Affairs 18th May 2021 , Daily GK Update

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National (Current Affairs)

Gujarat CM launches coronavirus-free village campaign

Gujarat CM launches coronavirus-free village campaign

  • Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani launched ‘Marun Gaam: Corona-Mukt Gaam’ (My Village: Corona-Free Village) campaign on the occasion of the state’s foundation day.
  • The campaign was launched to check the spread of infection due to coronavirus at village level to ensure the villagers remain free from the pandemic.

List of Latest Campaign

  • ‘Spandan’ Campaign : Chhattisgarh
  • Charan Paduka’ Campaign : Madhya Pradesh
  • Pure for Sure’ Campaign : Rajasthan
  • Roko -Toko’ Campaign : Madhya Pradesh
  • Intzaar Aap Ka‘ Campaign  : Madhya Pradesh
  • Ek Mask – Anek Zindagi’: Madhya Pradesh

India’s first Agriculture Export Facilitation Centre set up at Pune

India’s first Agriculture Export Facilitation Centre set up at Pune

  • The Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture and NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) recently launched the first Agricultural Export Facilitation Centre.
  • The Centre will aid in boosting the agricultural and food exports of the state of Maharashtra. The centre will act as a one-stop shop to export agricultural food productions.
  • It will provide guidance in areas such as Minimum residue level, orchard management, branding and marketing, country-wise protocols, special export treatments and government export schemes.

International (Current Affairs)

Mali’s PM Moctar Ouane reappointed as prime minister

Mali's PM Moctar Ouane reappointed as prime minister

  • Mali’s Prime Minister Moctar Ouane resigned and was subsequently reappointed transitional president, the Malian presidency announced 15th May.
  • Ouane will have to form a new government with room for the political class, under instructions of President Bah N’Daw.

Note: About Mali

  • Capital: Bamako
  • Currency: West African CFA franc

Science

Google Cloud partnered with SpaceX for providing satellite internet service

Google Cloud partnered with SpaceX for providing satellite internet service

  • Google Cloud and SpaceX signed a deal for providing internet service through Starlink satellite.
  • Google will provide the Cloud infrastructure for this connectivity Project, while Space X will install ground terminals in Google’s cloud data centres for connecting Starlink satellites.
  • It will help in providing fast internet service to the rural areas. This service will be available to customers before the end of 2021.

Note: About SpaceX

  • Founder & CEO: Elon Musk.
  • Founded: 2002.
  • Headquarters: California, United States of America.

Important Day

18th May: International Museum Day

  • The world celebrates International Museum Day on May 18, every year. As the name suggests, it is a day dedicated to raising awareness on the importance of museums.
  • Museums are considered as a heritage of humanity. The International Museum Day draws its significance from the idea that it is the museums that are crucial means to ensure “cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace” among individuals all across the world.
  • Theme 2021:  “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine”

18 May: World AIDS Vaccine Day

  • World AIDS Vaccine Day also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, is observed annually on May 18 to promote the continued urgent need for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS.
  • The first World AIDS Vaccine Day was thus observed on May 18, 1998, to commemorate the anniversary of Clinton’s speech.

17th to 23rd May: UN Global Road Safety Week (UNGRSW) 2021

  • The United Nations is celebrating its sixth United Nations Global Road Safety Week between 17th May, 2021 and 23rd May, 2021.
  • It is a biennial global road safety campaign hosted by the World Health Organisation. The first Global Road Safety Week was celebrated in 2007. The week is celebrated to create awareness of road safety and reduce road deaths.
  • Theme 2021: Streets for Life

Obituary

Padma Shri awardee Dr KK Aggarwal passed away

Padma Shri awardee Dr KK Aggarwal passed away

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