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May 2021 Current Affairs presents you latest current affairs news of May 2021 related to politics, sports, culture, science, awards, person in news, etc. Monthly edition of our current affairs carries important news and events happening in India and around the world. These current affairs are important for competitive examinations such as SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, Banking, CDS, NDA, LIC, PSC, MAT, CAT, Railways, etc.

Latest current affairs for the month of May 2021 are given below. Hope you like it.


Which country awarded Indian economist and Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen with its top Princess of Asturias Award in the Social Sciences category on May 26, 2021? Spain
Which Hospital Group has announced that it will start administering the Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V, across its hospitals in India? Apollo
Who has been appointed as the Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)? Subodh Kumar Jaiswal
Who is the current Director-General of the Narcotics Control Bureau? Rakesh Asthana
Government of which State has virtually launched 'Sanjeevani Pariyojana' to provide medical care to people in district in home isolation and having mild and moderate Covid-19 symptoms? Haryana
Which animal will be re-introduced in India which was declared extinct in 1952? Cheetah
As per centre's new advisory, how much distance can aerosols carrying the Covid-19 virus travel in the air? 10 meters
Which country has rejected the bid by India's ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL) for operating rights in a gas field that it had first discovered? Iran
Who has developed the new anti-Covid drug 2-DG in collaboration with Dr Reddy's Laboratories (DRL)? DRDO
Name the former Chief Minister of Rajasthan who passed away at the age of 89 on May 19, 2021 due to Covid-19 infection? Jagannath Pahadia
Government of which State has declared Mucormycosis disease as an epidemic in the state after seeing a surge in the number of Black Fungus cases in patients recovering from COVID-19? Rajasthan
Name the 94-year-old Chipko movement leader and a noted environmentalist who passed away due to COVID-19 on May 21, 2021? Sunderlal Bahuguna
Noted Indian environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna was related to which movement? Chipko Movement
Who will coach Team India during its limited-overs series against Sri Lanka in July 2021? Rahul Dravid
Government of which State has approved setting up of the Legislative Council or Vidhan Parishad in the State? West Bengal
Name the former Union Minister and Veteran leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who passed away on May 18, 2021, after a prolonged illness? Chaman Lal Gupta
India's first Agriculture Export Facilitation Centre has been launched in which city in collaboration with the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)? Pune
Who won the ONE Heavyweight World Championship becoming the first fighter of Indian descent to win an MMA world title? Arjan 'Singh' Bhullar
Which Indian pharma company has partnered with Johnson and Johnson for manufacturing its COVID-19 vaccine? Biological E
Which treatment procedures has been dropped for the management of COVID-19? Convalescent plasma
How much fund has been released by the Union Government to 15 States under Jal Jeevan Mission for the financial year 2021-22? Rs 5,968 crore
As per new directives, the 2nd dose of the Covishield vaccine will now be given after how many days? 84 days
Which State has become the first Indian State to have a real-time digital flood reporting system? Assam
Government of which State has decided to make a fixed deposit of Rs 10 lakh for every child who lost both their parents due to Covid-19 infection? Andhra Pradesh
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on May 5, 2021 gave its approval for the strategic disinvestment and transfer of management control in which bank? IDBI Bank Ltd
Name the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) President and former Union Minister who passed away on May 6, 2021 at the age of 86? Ajit Singh
Who has been appointed as the new Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)? T Rabi Sankar
Name the veteran political leader who passed away on May 3, 2021? He had served as the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir and Goa, and Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. Jagmohan
Who has become the first person from India to win the prestigious Sheikh Zayed Book Award? Tahera Qutbuddin
In which State, a team of scientists from the Geological Survey of India (GSI) has discovered fossilised bone fragments of sauropod dinosaurs dating back to about 100 million years? Meghalaya
Who took oath as the Chief Minister of Puducherry? N Rangasamy
Name the Bharat Ratna recipient who was awarded the 2020 Energy Frontier Award also known as the International Eni Awards 2020? CNR Rao
Who was conferred with the International Hockey Federation (FIH) President's Award for his outstanding efforts to promote hockey in Odisha? VK Pandian
Who has been appointed as the CEO of Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH)? It has been created by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to promote innovation across the financial sector by leveraging on technology. Rajesh Bansal
Which organisation has developed a new antibody detection-based kit (DIPCOVAN), that can give the result in 75 minutes and will cost Rs 75? DRDO
Name the former India boxer who died in May 2021 after suffering a heart attack? He had represented India at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. Sakti Mazumdar
Who became the first Indian to win the annual World Choreography Award 2020? Suresh Mukund
Who is the author of the book - India and Asian Geopolitics: The Past, Present eBook? Shivshankar Menon
Which bank became the first Small Finance Bank (SFB) to offer the online account opening facility for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)? Equitas SFB
Which pharmaceutical company launched India's first self-use rapid antigen test (RAT) kit for Covid-19? Mylab Discovery Solutions
Which hockey stadium has been renamed as Olympian Balbir Singh Senior International Hockey Stadium to mark the contribution of triple Olympian and Padma Shri Balbir Singh Sr? Mohali International Hockey Stadium
What is the name of first destroyer ship of the Indian Navy which was decommissioned on May 2021 after 41 years of its service? INS Rajput
Indian budget carrier GoAir has renamed itself recently. What is its new name? Go First
Which bank became first in the industry to link UPI (Unified Payments Interface) ID facility to its 'Pockets' digital wallet in collaboration with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)? ICICI Bank
Name the two women mountaineers who became the first Indian women to summit Mount Pumori in Nepal? Baljeet Kaur and Gunbala Sharma
What is the name of mobile application launched by Bihar to ensure regular monitoring and tracking of covid-19 patients recuperating at their home? HIT Covid
Which company is set to become the third power exchange in India after India Energy Exchange (IEX) and Power Exchange India (PXIL)? Pranurja Solution Ltd
Name the cyclonic storm that caused destruction of crops in Odisha, West Bengal and Jharkhand in May 2021? Yaas
Who has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Pertoleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)? Arun Kumar Singh
Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Bajaj Auto? Niraj Bajaj
Where was India's first 3D printed house was recently inaugurated? IIT Madras
Which social media company has partnered with the Indian government to roll out a vaccine finder tool on its mobile app in India, which will help people identify places nearby to get vaccinated? Facebook
Name the severe cyclonic storm which caused heavy rainfall and damage on the Western States of India such as Kerala, Karanataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat? Tauktae
Name the veteran music composer and winner of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and Padma Shri who passed away recently? Shri Vanraj Bhatia


Who assumed the office of the President of Ecuador, thereby becoming the country's first right-wing leader in 14 years? Guillermo Lasso
Which country will begin giving coronavirus vaccine doses to children aged above 12 years from June 7, 2021? Germany
Which vaccine manufacturer has announced on May 25, 2021 that its COVID-19 vaccine is 100 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 infection among adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years? Moderna
Mount Nyiragongo erupted after almost two decades on May 22, 2021. The active volcano is located in which country? Democratic Republic of Congo
Internet Explorer 11 desktop browser will be retired on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10. Which software company is the developer of Internet Explorer 11? Microsoft Corporation
Which country has become the 3rd country after Brazil and US to cross 3 lakh Covid deaths? India
Who has been crowned Miss Universe for the year 2020? Andrea Meza
Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza belongs to which country? Mexico
Which country has become the second country in the world to successfully send a rover to Mars? China
What is the name of China's uncrewed spacecraft that successfully landed on the surface of Mars on May 15, 2021? Tianwen-1
On which day International Day for Biological Diversity was observed? 22nd May
Which country has approved Pfizer's vaccine for children in the 12-15 age group? USA
On which day International Nurses Day was observed? 12th May
Which country has become the fastest country in the world to administer 17 crore COVID vaccine doses? India
What is the name of the world’s first Artificial Intelligence ship built by a team of researchers from the marine research organization ProMare in collaboration with IBM? Mayflower 400
Who was elected as the President of Syria recently? Bashar al-Assad
Father of Hybrid Rice, Yuan Longping who died recently belongs to which country? China
According to the Forbes, who is the world's highest paid athelete for the year 2021? Conor McGregor (Ireland)
Conor McGregor is related to which sports? Mixed Martial Arts
Which country will host the 2022 Women's Rugby World Cup? New Zealand
Who is the author of the book - All Time Favourites for Children? Ruskin Bond
Name the nutrition scientist who became the first woman of Asian heritage to receive the World Food Prize? Shakuntala H Thilsted
Name the present President of International Hockey Federation who has been re-elected for the second term till 2024? Narinder Batra
Scientists have discovered the smallest-known black hole in the Milky Way galaxy. What is the name of this black hole? The Unicorn
Who won the 2021 World Snooker Championship by defeating Shaun Murphy? Mark Selby
Name the Nepalese climber who scaled Mount Everest for the 25th time thereby breaking his own record for the most ascents of the world's highest peak? Kami Rita