Top Headlines – Current Affairs May 19, 2021

Top Headlines – Current Affairs May 19, 2021

Top Events

  1. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal pledges Rs.50,000 ex gratia to all families who have lost their family members to covid and an additional Rs. 2,500 pensions per month.
  2. There will be a new naming system for the virus variants.
  3. Google to showcase the news in India and train 50,000 people over 3 years.
  4. Amazon has announced miniTV video streaming service for its app users in India that will let users watch free videos within the Amazon app.
  5. Telangana government has selected 16 primary healthcare centres for testing the ambitious “Medicine from the sky,” the first of its kind project involving the delivery of medicines through multiple drones.
  6. Telangana government signed an agreement with the National Health Authority for the implementation of Ayushman Bharat Yojana.
  7. SBI sold electoral bonds worth Rs. 6595.34 crores from April 1 to 10 during recent elections.
  8. Government to sell 1.95% stake in Axis Bank to raise Rs.4,000 crore.

Days to remember

  1. May 17- World Hypertension day
  2. May 18- International Museum day


  1. K.K Aggarwal, former national president of Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Padma Shri award winner, passed away.

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