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Daily Current Affairs Update Today viable of 19th May 2021

Daily Current Affairs Update Today News viable of 19th May 2021.Here is the Regular current affairs Update Today viable of 19th May 2021. covering the following news headlines: India’s First Agriculture Export Facilitation Centre Launched in Pune, Manipur CM N Biren Singh Launches ‘MOMA Market’ for Home Delivery of Fresh Vegetables, Iran Develops Its Most Powerful Supercomputer “Simorgh”, Kobe Bryant Posthumously Inducted Into Basketball Hall Of Fame Class 2020.

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Here current affairs have been categorized which is as follows:

  • International News
  • National News
  • Sports News
  • Obituary News

International News

  1. Iran Develops Its Most Powerful Supercomputer “Simorgh”
  • Iran has unveiling a new supercomputer named ‘Simorgh’, which is 100 times more powerful than previous supercomputers of the country so far.
  • The supercomputer has been developed indigenously by Tehran’s Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT).
  • It has been named after a mythical Phoenix-like bird ‘Simurgh’.
  • At the present time, the performance of Simorg is 0.56 petaflops, although the country claims this capability to reach one petaflop in two months.
  • The supercomputer will be used for artificial intelligence workloads, traffic and weather data, and image processing.

National News

  1. India’s First Agriculture Export Facilitation Centre Launched in Pune
  • India’s first agri-export facilitation center in Pune has been launched by the Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (MCCIA) in collaboration with the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
  • The new Facilitation Centre will work as a one-stop-centre for the exporters in the agricultural sector as well as boost agricultural exports from the region, as per global standards.
  • The Center, through its experts, will guide potential exporters on different relevant aspects of the ‘farm-to-fork’ series of agri-exports.
  • It would organize awareness programs, training programs and workshops on the related aspects, organise visits to export houses for getting practical guidance, organise buyer-seller meetings etc.
  1. Manipur CM N Biren Singh Launches ‘MOMA Market’ for Home Delivery of Fresh Vegetables
  • In Manipur, Chief Minister, N Biren Singh launched a mobile application called ‘Moma Market’ for home delivery of fresh vegetables for day-to-day consumption, amidst this epidemic of COVID.
  • Currently the application can be downloaded from www.momamarket.com and will be available on Google Play Store soon.
  • The application has been introduced by Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA), Department of Horticulture and Soil Conservation, Manipur.
  • The initiative will help to prevent vegetable losses and curb the distress sales of farm produces during lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic.
  1. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank Conferred with 2021 ‘International Invincible Gold Medal’
  • Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has been awarded the “International Invincible Gold Medal” for 2021.
  • Dr. Nishank has been recognized for his exceptional commitment to humanity and outstanding service through his writings, social and illustrious public life.
  • He will receive the award by the global Maharishi Organization and its Universities, on the occasion of Guru Purnima on 24 July 2021.

Sports News

  1. Kobe Bryant Posthumously Inducted Into Basketball Hall Of Fame Class 2020
  • NBA and Los Angeles Lakers veteran Kobe Bryant is posthumously inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in the Class of 2020.
  • The five-time NBA champion died in 2020 at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others.
  • The class of 2020 includes a total of 9. They are:
  • Kevin Garnett
  • Kobe Bryant (Posthumously)
  • Tim Duncan
  • Rudy Tomjanovich
  • Tamika Catchings
  • Eddie Sutton
  • Patrick Baumann
  • Kim Mulkey
  • Barbara Stevens

Obituary News

  1. Renowned Tamil Writer and Folklorist Ki. Rajanarayanan Passes Away at 98
  • Renowned Tamil folklorist and acclaimed writer Rajanarayanan has passed away after a brief illness. He was 98 years old.
  • Famously called by his Tamil initials as KiRa, he was known as the pioneer of ‘Karisal Literature’.
  • Kiara was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1991 for her novel ‘Gopalapurthu Makkal’. He was a noted author of short stories, novels, folktales and essays and has published more than 30 books.
  1. Veteran Cardiologist and Former President of Indian Medical Association, Dr. KK Aggarwal, Passes Away at 62
  • The world’s renowned cardiologist and former National President of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Dr. KK Aggarwal, has died while battling Covid-19. He was 62.
  • Dr. Aggarwal was an eminent physician and cardiologist, who also has served as the head of the Heart Care Foundation of India.
  • He was awarded the Dr. BC Roy Award in 2005 and the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award in 2010, for his contribution in the field of medicine.

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