Current Affairs 19th May 2021 , Daily GK Update

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Daily GK Update 19 May 2021, Daily Current Affairs 2021 

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International (Current Affairs)

India climbs to 3rd spot on EY index on impressive show by solar PV segment

India climbs to 3rd spot on EY index on impressive show by solar PV segment

  • India has moved a notch higher at the third spot on EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index due to an exceptional performance on the solar photovoltaic (PV) front.
  • India has moved one position above (3rd) from the previous index (4th), this is primarily because of the exceptional performance on the solar PV front.
  • The US retains top position on RECAI 57, China has remained a buoyant market and maintains the second position.
  • India also committed to setting up 450 GW for renewable energy power capacity (installed) by 2030 in the recent climate summit hosted by the US.

Banking & Financial

India’s Adani Green to buy SoftBank-backed SB Energy in $3.5 billion deal

  • Indian renewable energy company Adani Green Energy Ltd (ADNA.NS) said on 19th May it would buy SoftBank Group Corp-backed (9984.T) SB Energy Holdings Limited for an enterprise value of $3.5 billion.
  • It would buy the 80% stake held by SoftBank Group Capital Limited and the rest owned by Indian conglomerate Bharti Global Limited in a cash deal.
  • The deal would allow Adani Green to achieve its targeted renewable portfolio of 25 gigawatts (GW) four years ahead of its expected timeline.

India’s WPI Inflation Surges To 10.49% For April 2021

India’s WPI Inflation Surges To 10.49% For April 2021

  • The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade recently released Wholesale Price in India for the month of April 2021. The annual rate of inflation for the month of April 2021 was 10.49%.
  • The WPI for the month of April 2021 stood at 128.1. The base year in calculating WPI is fixed as 2011-12.

Reliance Jio joins global consortium to build undersea cable network

Reliance Jio joins global consortium to build undersea cable network

  • Telecom operator Reliance Jio is constructing the largest international submarine cable system centred on India with global partners and submarine cable supplier Subcom to cater to increased data demand.
  • The two submarine cable systems which the company plans to deploy will connect India with Asia Pacific markets (Singapore, Thailand & Malaysia) and others with Italy & Africa.

Sport

Arjan Bhullar becomes first Indian-origin fighter to win MMA title

Arjan Bhullar becomes first Indian-origin fighter to win MMA title

  • Arjan Bhullar became the first Indian-origin fighter to win a world title in a top-level MMA promotion when he beat Brandon Vera to become the heavyweight world champion at the Singapore-based One Championship.
  • By defeating Vera, Bhullar ended the Filipino-American’s five-year championship-winning run. Bhullar had won the commonwealth games gold medals in 2010 and 2012.
  • He became the first Indian-origin freestyle wrestler to represent Canada at the Olympics.

Science

Iran Develops Its Most Powerful Supercomputer “Simorgh”

Iran Develops Its Most Powerful Supercomputer “Simorgh”

  • Iran has unveiled a new supercomputer named ‘Simorgh’, which is 100 times more powerful than the previous supercomputer of the country to date.
  • The supercomputer has been developed indigenously by Tehran’s Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT). It has been named after a mythical Phoenix-like bird ‘Simurgh’.

Note: About Iran

  • Capital: Tehran
  • Currency: toman
  • President: Hassan Rouhani

Obituary

Ex-union minister & BJP leader Chaman Lal Gupta passed away

  • Veteran BJP leader and former union minister Chaman Lal Gupta died after a prolonged illness at his Gandhi Nagar residence here on 18th May.
  • He was elected to the 11th Lok Sabha from Udhampur constituency of Jammu in 1996 and re-elected to 12th and 13th Lok Sabha in 1998 and 1999. Chaman Lal Gupta was Union Minister of State, Ministry of Civil Aviation between October 13, 1999 and September 1, 2001.

Renowned Tamil writer Ki Rajanarayanan passed away

  • Eminent Tamil writer, novelist, and Sahitya Akademi award winning writer Ki Rajanarayan died at the age of 98 at Puducherry on May 17, 2021 due to age related health-issues. Popularly known as Ki Ra.
  • In 1991, he was awarded the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award for his novel ‘Gopallapurathu Makkal’.

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