Current affairs is one of the inevitable and compulsive topics in almost every competitive examination. It is inevitable for an aspirant to get updated on daily current affairs happening around the world. Daily newspaper reading and follow-ups are necessary for mastering these current affairs sections. In this article, we have provided the top weekly current affairs from May 03 to 09, 2021, which will help all aspirants to improve scores in their competitive examinations like PSC, SSC, RRB, and Banking.
Top Current Affairs for all Competitive Exams 2021 May 03 to 09
Here is the list of top current affairs of the week May 03 to 09, 2021, which will be helpful for all competitive examinations like PSC, SSC, RRB, Banking, etc.
The Democratic Republic of Congo announced an emergency due to internal violence
- Democratic Republic of Congo announced an emergency due to internal violence.
- The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a country in Central Africa.
- It is, by area, the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa, the second-largest in all of Africa (after Algeria), and the 11th-largest in the world.
- Capital – Kinshasa.
- Official languages – French
- President – Félix Tshisekedi
- Prime Minister – Jean-Michel Sama
- Currency – Congolese franc (CDF)
Facebook to roll out vaccine finder tool on the mobile app in India
- Facebook is partnering 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 inoculated.
- The social media giant had, earlier this week, announced a $10 million grant for emergency response efforts for COVID-19 situation in the country.
- In this tool, vaccine centre locations and their hours of operation have been provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
The 47th G7 summit is scheduled for 11–13 June 2021 in the United Kingdom
- The 47th G7 summit is scheduled for 11–13 June 2021 in the United Kingdom while it holds the presidency of the G7.
- The attendees will include the leaders of the seven G7 member states as well as representatives of the European Union.
- The President of the European Commission has been a permanently welcome participant at all meetings and decision-making since 1981, while the current President of the European Council has been the EU’s co-representative since the 36th G8 summit, hosted by Canada in 2010.
- The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has invited leaders from India, South Korea and Australia.
- The Group of Seven (G7) is an intergovernmental organization consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Mayflower 400 is the world’s first Artificial Intelligence ship
- It is 15 metres long and weighs nine tonnes. It is basically a trimaran.
- It navigates with complete autonomy.
- The ship is to study marine pollution and analyze plastics in the water.
- The voyage is important because more than 80% of the underwater world remains unexplored.
- A team of researchers from the marine research organization ProMare in collaboration with IBM built the world’s first AI ship, the ‘Mayflower 400’.
Mark Selby becomes world snooker champion for the fourth time
- In Snooker, English professional player Mark Selby has become the World Snooker Champion for the fourth time.
- Selby won the Championship title after defeating fellow mate Shaun Murphy by 18-15 victory at a professional snooker tournament that took place from 17 April to 3 May 2021 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.
- Prior to this, Selby won the Championship title in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2021.
Indian Army Launches First Solar Plant in North Sikkim
- Seeking to harness renewable energy for the benefit of its troops working in remote conditions, the Indian Army has recently inaugurated the first green solar energy plant in Sikkim.
- The facility, which uses vanadium-based battery technology, was built at an altitude of 16000 ft. in the northern part of the state and has a capacity of 56 KVA.
- Lt. Col P. Khongsai, Public Relation Officer (Defence) Guwahati, said that the project was commissioned in collaboration with IIT Mumbai.
11th Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival 2021
- Best International Feature Film – Parasite
- Best Film – Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (Director: Om Raut)
- Best Director – Anuraj Basu (Film – Ludo)
- Best Actor – Akshay Kumar (Film – Laxmii)
- Best Actress – Deepika Padukone (Film:- Chhapaak)
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