21 May 2016 – Important Current Affairs Download PDF

///21 May 2016 – Important Current Affairs Download PDF

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National News Daily Current Affairs Download – 21 May 2016

Here are relevant fact based daily news to cover all important happening and developments in the National sphere.

☀ Today (21st May) is ‘Buddha Purnima’, which marks the birthday of Lord Buddha. Also referred to as “Vesak”, it is recognized as the thrice sacred day that marks the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana of Lord Buddha.

  • While Buddha was born in Lumbini in present day Nepal,
  • He attained sambodhiprapti in Bodhgaya in Bihar.
  • In Sarnath, he set in motion the wheel of the Dharma.
  • Finally attained mahaparinirvana in Kushinagar.

☀ Several parts of the country continue to reel under intense heatwave. Rajasthan is experiencing relentless heat. Palodhi recorded the highest temperature in last 50 years at 51 degrees Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

  • Note that: Previous record was of 50.6°C, which was registered in Rajasthan’s Alwar in 1956.

☀ The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda, has launched the Centre for Environmental Health in New Delhi to assess the impact of environment-related problems on health.

☀ The government has cleared the ordinance to postpone the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for state boards. This decision came after Union Health minister JP Nadda met state health ministers on the issue earlier this week.

  • Note that: The Supreme Court on May 9 had ordered to make NEET mandatory to get into medical colleges across the nation.

☀ According to a UN environment report, theGlobal Environmental Outlook (GEO-6): Regional Assessments’ – Nearly 40 million Indians will be at risk from rising sea levels by 2050, with people in Mumbai and Kolkata having the maximum exposure to coastal flooding in future due to rapid urbanisation and economic growth.

International News Important Current Affairs Updates – 21 May 2016

Questions about International Relations (IR) are often asked from current affairs in interviews, written exams conducted by various recruiters. The following international news has important daily current affairs which you must know as an aspirant for exams conducted by UPSC and State PSCs.


India and Slovenia have signed a protocol to amend the bilateral Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA).  The protocol was signed by Ambassador of India and the Slovenian Minister of Finance in capital Ljubljana.

☀India has sent two Naval ships with relief materials to Sri Lanka, which is severely hit by cyclone Roanu.
The Naval ships are, INS Sunayna and INS Sutlej, sent from the Southern Naval Command Kochi.

☀ The first World Conference on Tourism for Development (WCTD) is being held in Beijing, China. 

  • The theme was:  ‘Tourism for Peace and Development’ to enable the contribution of tourism to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

☀ Tsai Ing-wen has been sworn-in as the 14th President of Taiwan, she has become first female President of Taiwan. She is the leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) which favours independence from China.

☀ Lhakpa Sherpa, a 42-year-old US-based Nepali climber, climbed the Mount Everest for the 7th time, breaking her own record for the most ascents to the world’s highest mountain by a woman.

☀ A two-day international Buddhist conference to mark the 2560th birth anniversary of Lord Buddha has begun in Khatmandu. Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, has advocated Buddhism as a means to avoid extremism in all forms.

  • Theme of the conference :  Lumbini, Nepal: the birth place of Lord Buddha and the fountain of Buddhism and world peace“. 

Economics News Today’s Current Affairs Download – 21 May 2016

The following economics current news update has all important economy news for exams. These will also help in developing a better understanding of Economy. We hope this collection on exampariksha.com helps you in increasing your financial awareness.

☀SBI’s subsidiary Nepal SBI Bank has launched payment gateway to facilitate online trade and non-trade transactions between Nepal and India. Under this payment gateway, customers of Nepal SBI Bank can utilise various features of mobile banking and other value added services.

☀ The G7 Finance Ministers and central bank governors have held discussionG7 2016 -21 May 2016 - Important Current Affairs Download PDFs on the world economy, ahead of next week’s G7 summit to be held in Ise-Shima, Japan. They have discussed the slowing Chinese
economy and lower crude oil prices. They also discussed ways of dealing with tax evasion and questionable tax avoidance in light of disclosures in the Panama Papers.

  • Note that: The Group of 7 (G7) consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

21 May 2016 – Sports Current Affairs Download News Today

The following important current affairs about sports news are relevant from exam point of view. Questions might appear in upcoming banking and SSC CGL 2016 exam about the following.

Ella Mae Colbert, a 100-year-old have retired South Carolina teacher set a new world record for the fastest 100-meter sprint by a 100-year-old. Colbert completed the 100-meter sprint in 46.79 seconds, while breaking the previous 1 minute 17.33 seconds record held by Ida Keeling.

 Indian women’s team has settled for a bronze medal after suffering a 0-3 defeat at the hands of defending champions China in the semifinals of the Uber Cup badminton championship, at Kunshan in China. Top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu went down in their two singles match, while Jwala Gutta and N Sikki Reddy also bit the dust in the first doubles, thus ending India’s campaign.


☀ Indian mountaineer Rajib Bhattacharya died while descending from Mount Dhaulagiri in Nepal, the 7th highest mountain peak in the world. Bhattacharya had complained of snow blindness (temporary eye damage caused by snow reflecting UV light) before collapsing. He had earlier climbed Mount Everest in 2011 and Mount Kanchenjunga in 2013.


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  • Ayushi

    Great compilation by exampariksha. Thank you so much!