Top Headlines – Current Affairs May 12, 2021

Top Headlines – Current Affairs May 12, 2021

Top Events

  1. Prime Minister Modi will not travel to the UK next month to attend the summit of G7 group.
  2. 2021 AIBA men’s World Boxing Championships will be held from Oct 26-Nov 6 in Belgrade, Serbia.
  3. UN has raised India’s growth forecast to 7.5% for 2021 in its World Economic Situation Prospects report.
  4. New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman B J Watling announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after the World Test championship final against India.
  5. NITI Aayog and Mastercard released a report titled “Connected Commerce: Creating a Roadmap for a digitally inclusive Bharat.”
  6. Paytm launched “Covid 19 vaccine Finder,” a platform to help citizens check the availability if vaccination slots on its MiniApp store.

Appointments and awards

  1. Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IRDEA) has been conferred with “Green Urja Award” for being the leading public institution for renewable energy this year by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
  2. SBI’s Padmakumar Madhvan Nair named as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL) or Bad Bank
  3. Former Senator Bill Nelson was sworn in as 14th NASA administrator.
  4. Ujjwala Singhania was appointed as 38th National President of the FICCI Ladies organization (FLO).

Days to remember

  1. May 12- International Nurses Day


  1. Legendary Marxist and former Minister K.R. Gouri, a lone woman member in Kerela’s first cabinet, passed away.

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