Current Affairs 20th May 2021 , Daily GK Update

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Daily GK Update 20 May 2021, Daily Current Affairs 2021 

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National (Current Affairs)

Karnataka tops in setting up health & wellness centres under Ayushman Bharat’

Karnataka tops in setting up health & wellness centres under Ayushman Bharat'

  • Karnataka is ranked at the top in establishing health and wellness centres under Ayushman Bharat Programme to provide comprehensive primary health care in rural areas.
  • With a score of 90 out of 95, the state ranks on top when it comes to the implementation of the project for the year 2020- 21 as per the health and family welfare department.

Note: About Karnataka

  • Capital: Bengaluru
  • Governor: Vajubhai Vala
  • Chief minister: B. S. Yediyurappa

Jharkhand ranks first in implementation of Smart City Mission schemes

Jharkhand ranks first in implementation of Smart City Mission schemes

  • Jharkhand has clinched the 1st Position among the 36 States & UTs of India based on the progress of implementation of Smart City projects, Rajasthan came second in the rankings. The rankings were released by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
  • On the other hand, Delhi is at number 11 in the list of states and union territories and Bihar at number 27.

Jharkhand launches ‘Amrit Vahini’ App for online booking of hospital beds

Jharkhand launches ‘Amrit Vahini’ App for online booking of hospital beds

  • Corona patients in Jharkhand can book hospital beds online through ‘Amrit Vahini’ App launched by CM Hemant Soren.
  • Amrit Vahini’ App, the state government would be able to provide better facilities for the people infected with coronavirus.
  • Though ‘Amrit Vahini’ App or website one can get all information about the availability of hospital beds and even book one for himself or anybody else online. The bed booked by the person will be kept reserved for him for the next two hours.

Note: About Jharkhand

  • Capital: Ranchi
  • Chief minister: Hemant Soren
  • Governor: Draupadi Murmu

Six Heritage Sites added to India’s UNESCO World Heritage sites Tentative List

Six Heritage Sites added to India’s UNESCO World Heritage sites Tentative List

  • The Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel recently announced that around six cultural heritage sites have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • With this, the total number of sites in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tentative list has increased to 48.

The following six places have successfully entered the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

  • Ganga Ghats of Varanasi,
  • Temples of Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu,
  • Satpura Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh,
  • Maharashtra Military Architecture
  • Hire Benkal Megalithic site,
  • Bhedaghat Lametaghat of Narmada Valley in Madhya Pradesh

Appointment

Pinarayi Vijayan sworn in as Chief Minister of Kerala for the second time

  • Pinarayi Vijayan was sworn in as Kerala Chief Minister for the second time in the shadow of the Covid-19 crisis in the state.
  • Governor Arif Mohammed Khan administered the oath of office to 76-year-old Vijayan. It is the second stint of the Marxist veteran in the top office.

Note: About Kerala

  • Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan
  • Capital: Thiruvananthapuram

Science

China successfully launches new ocean observation satellite Haiyang-2D

China successfully launches new ocean observation satellite Haiyang-2D

  • China has successfully sent a new ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit as part of its effort to build an all-weather and round-the-clock dynamic ocean environment monitoring system that would provide early warning on marine disasters.
  • The satellite was launched by a Long March-4B rocket carrying the Haiyang-2D (HY-2D) satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China.

Important Day

20 May: World Bee Day

  • World Bee Day 2021 is on 20 May 2021. Bee Day celebrations raise awareness about the threats to pollinators like bees by human activities. In December 2017 UN approved this day and the First World Bee Day was celebrated on Sunday, 20 May 2018.
  • The purpose of the bee day is to acknowledge the role of bees and other pollinators for the ecosystem.
  • Theme 2021:“Bee engaged: Build Back Better for Bees”

20th May: World Metrology Day

  • World Metrology Day is celebrated globally on May 20. World Metrology Day is an annual celebration of the signature of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875 by representatives of seventeen nations.
  • Metrology, the science of measurement, plays a central role in scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, in improving the quality of life and in protecting the global environment.
  • Theme 2021: Measurement for Health.

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