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Current Affairs: 13 May 2021

 1. Recently who has been appointed as the Chairman of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?

Answer: Jose J Kattoor

Jose J Kattoor has been appointed as the Chairman of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Presently, Mr. Kattur was the Regional Director of Karnataka as the Chairman of the Bangalore Regional Office of the Reserve Bank. He will hold the Human Resource Management Department, Corporate Strategy and Budget Department and the Department of Official Language. Mr. Kattur has worked in the three decades of communications, human resource management, financial inclusion, supervision, currency management and other areas of the Reserve Bank.

2. Recently who has been appointed as the Administrator of NASA?

Answer: Bill Nelson

Former Senator Bill Nelson has been appointed as the Administrator of NASA. Nelson served as a payload expert on the US Senate from Florida for 18 years and on the Space Shuttle Mission 61-C in 1986. Nelson has served in public office for four decades, first in the state legislature and the US Congress, then as state treasurer. He was elected to the United States Senate three times, and has represented Florida for 18 years. His committees included government policy ranging from defense, intelligence and foreign policy to finance commerce, and health care.

3. Recently which educational institution has launched an app named 'Dost for Life'?

Answer - Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched an app called 'Dost for Life'. This app will provide students with other resource material such as suggestive course guides after post-secondary education, tips on mental health and well-being and daily safety protocols along with the 'Corona Guide', learning from home and self-care. Students and parents will be able to select a time slot for the session, which will be between 9:30 am to 1:30 pm or 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

4. Recently who has been appointed as the President of FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO)?

Answer: Ujjwala Singhania

Ujjwala Singhania has been appointed as the President of FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO). It is the oldest women-led and women-centric business chamber in Southeast Asia. It was established as a department of the Industry (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and FICCI). The objective of establishing this will be to accelerate the growth of India by women's economic participation as well as their increased ownership and control of productive assets, and the women-led development is to truly pave the way for a self-reliant India.

5. Recently 'Auro Scholarship Program' has been started in which state?

Answer: Tripura

'Auro Scholarship Program' has been started in the state of Tripura. The objective of starting this program is to provide monthly micro-scholarship to the students.

6. Recently who has been elected as a member of National Academy of Sciences?

Answer: Shankar Ghosh

An Indian-born immunologist, Sankar Ghosh, as a member of the National Academy of Sciences, has been selected for recognition of his "distinguished and sustained achievements" in his original research. Shankar Ghosh is the chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and the Silverstein and Hut family professors of microbiology. He is also an associate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The National Academy of Sciences is a private, non-profit institution, established in 1863 under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln. It recognizes achievement in science by election to membership with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine - which provides science, engineering, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.

7. Who is the author of the book "Life in the Clock Tower Valley"?

Answer: Shakur Rather

The author of the book "Life in the Clock Tower Valley" is journalist Shakoor Rather of Press Trust of India (PTI). This book has been published by Speaking Tiger, it tells about the ancient past of Kashmir, its present and always uncertain future. This includes historical and political information about Kashmir as well as environmental issues that are rarely talked about.

8. Recently who has been honored with Sheikh Zayed Book Award?

Answer- Dr. Tahera Qutbuddin

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award has been conferred on Dr. Tahera Qutbuddin (Dr Tahera Qutbuddin). Dr. Tahera Qutbuddin is the first Indian woman to be awarded this award. This award is considered the Nobel Prize of the Arab world. He has won the award in 2019 for his latest book "Arabic Oration - Art and Function" published by Brill Academic Publishers of Leiden.

9. Recently which player of Pakistan cricket team has been selected as the ICC Player of the Month?

Answer: Babur Azam

Babar Azam, captain of Pakistan cricket teamam) has been selected as the ICC Player of the Month. He has been named the ICC Men's Player of the Month for April 2021 for his consistent and outstanding performance in all formats of the recently concluded series against South Africa. The ICC Player of the Month Awards recognize and honor the best performances of male and female cricketers in all formats of international cricket throughout the year.

10. When is National Technology Day celebrated?

Answer: 11 May

National Technology Day is celebrated every year on 11 May. On this day, the Shakti-I nuclear missile was successfully tested in the Pokhran Test Range of the Indian Army in Rajasthan. This day also highlights the achievements of our scientists and engineers in the field of science and technology and encourages students to adopt science as a career option. This day is celebrated to commemorate the anniversary of the Pokhran nuclear test power held on 11 May 1998.

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