15.Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla launches ‘Pen’ website
1.Caitlin Novak became the first female President of Hungary
Caitlin Novak has been elected the country’s first female president. She is also the youngest President of Hungary at the age of 44. He replaces Janos Eder as President. Nowak will hold the position for a five-year term. On 10 March Novak was elected as the country’s president by the Hungarian parliament. Peter Rona was his opponent during the 2022 presidential election.
2.United National Party leader Ranil Vikram Singhe once again sworn in as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was once again sworn in as the new Prime Minister of the country. Mr. Wickremesinghe has been the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka five times . President Gotabaya Rajapaksa administered the oath to United National Party leader Wickremesinghe in Colombo. President’s brother Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned as prime minister on Monday following violent attacks by supporters on peaceful anti-government protesters. The appointment of 73-year-old Wickremesinghe as prime minister is being seen as an attempt to end the crisis in the country and restore international confidence. The government is also negotiating an aid package with the International Monetary Fund.
3.President Ram Nath Kovind appoints Rajiv Kumar as Chief Election Commissioner
The President has appointed Rajiv Kumar as the Chief Election Commissioner in the Election Commission . Shri Rajiv Kumar will take over as the Chief Election Commissioner on May 15. Current Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra will retire on May 14.
4.Ministry of Agriculture and UNDP signed an MoU
The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and United Nations Development Program – UNDP have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Under this, UNDP will provide technical support for the Centre’s ambitious Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and Kisan Credit Card – Revised Interest Subvention Scheme. Under the agreement, UNDP will leverage its expertise in various systems and technical know-how to support the Ministry of Agriculture for the implementation of joint agricultural credit and crop insurance.
5.Extended range version of BrahMos missile successfully launched from Sukhoi-30 Mark-I fighter aircraft
The extended-range version of the BrahMos air-to-air missile was successfully launched from a Sukhoi-30 Mark-I fighter aircraft . The missile hit the target accurately in the Bay of Bengal . The Defense Ministry has said that this was the first launch of the extended-range version of the BrahMos missile from a Sukhoi-30 Mark-I fighter aircraft. With this, the Indian Air Force has acquired the capability of precision targeting from the Sukhoi-30 Mark-One aircraft.
6.Tomato flu in Kerala
Recently , tomato flu cases were reported in many parts of the state of Kerala . This viral disease has made a large number of children its victims. Tomato flu or tomato flu is a common viral infection that causes fever in children under the age of five . The disease usually begins with a burning sensation in the skin and loss of water in the body. A child infected with the flu develops tomato-like rashes on the body, which are usually red in color, hence it is called ‘tomato flu’ or ‘tomato fever’. Currently, the infection has been reported only in parts of Kollam district of Kerala, but health officials have warned that the infection could spread to other areas if preventive measures are not taken.
7.Intersolar Europe 2022 event begins in Germany
Intersolar Europe 2022 in the Solar Industry Munich, GermanyWhich is being held from 11 to 13 May 2012. The event is providing a wide range of solar thermal, photovoltaic (PV), and solar plant solutions. More than 20,000 people including secretaries and ministers from different countries around the world are attending the event. Representatives and CEOs from large MNCs in the renewable energy sector like Siemens, ABB, 3S Swiss Solar Solutions, Ercon, Beva Ray AG, Mayer Berger Technologies AG, etc. are also participating in the event. The technology, market and financing of PV projects are being discussed in this event. Large scale PV power plants, especially floating PV and agri-PV will also be highlighted. Other topics being discussed are the potential of digitalisation, artificial intelligence, new business models, integrated solar PV systems and development of the PV market.
8.UK-India Business Commission to be set up
Recently, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) entered into an agreement to set up a UK-India Trade Commission . Increasing cooperation between industries in the United Kingdom (UK) and India. Advocating for removing barriers to bilateral trade and reducing tariffs. Quick conclusion of the UK-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The UK-India Trade Commission provides a forum to discuss ways to ensure that the UK-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA)To work for the benefit of industries and businesses in both the UK and India. The UK-India Business Commission will also provide grassroots business intelligence at the ministerial level to both the United Kingdom (UK) and India. It will also help address common concerns and identify mutual interests of both the countries.
9.5000 years old jewelery factory found in Rakhi Garhi, Haryana
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has been doing excavation work for the last 32 years at Rakhi Garhi ( Indus Valley site ) in Haryana . The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), now working in Rakhi Garhi, Haryana, discovered a 5000-year-old jewelery factory during excavations.searched for. This is one of the biggest discoveries ever made by the Archaeological Survey of India in Rakhi Garhi, Haryana. Structures of some houses, a kitchen complex and a 5000-year-old jewelery making factory were discovered, suggesting that the site may have been a very important trade centre. Copper and gold ornaments were also found which were hidden for thousands of years. Like Uttar Pradesh’s Sinauli, where the Bronze Age solid-disc wheeled carts found in 2018 attracted attention, interpreted by some as horse-drawn “chariots”. Archaeologists say that the cemeteries show that the civilization believed in the afterlife. In the last two months, ASI has made many discoveries in Rakhi Garhi which points towards the rapid progress towards the development of civilization. thousands of pottery,
10.WEF and NITI Aayog to focus on emerging technology to benefit small and marginal farmers
The World Economic Forum (WEF) , in collaboration with the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog , India’s think tank, focuses on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain and DronesIt is focusing on making better use of emerging technologies like small and marginal farmers and their economy. On January 23, 2018, the World Economic Forum at its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland announced the establishment of the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) in India. It was formally launched in India on October 11, 2018, and serves as a platform for technology governance in the Indian context, covering key sectors such as agriculture, health, urban transformation, urban space and environment. Helps harness the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). In the year 2020, C4IR launched its agriculture initiative, initially the Government of Telangana employing AI for agricultural innovation. In addition, it is Hyderabad, Professor Jaishankar in Telangana is collaborating with the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare to launch the India Digital Ecosystem for Agriculture (IDEA) at the Telangana State Agricultural University. IDEA stands for Technical and Price Change.
11.India reaches 100% toilet coverage in rural areas
Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said that India has gone from 38 per cent toilet coverage in rural areas to 100 per cent toilet coverage . Shri Puri said that more than 73 lakh household and community toilets have also been constructed in urban areas. Mr. Puri launched the India Tap initiative at the Plumbex India exhibition in New Delhi. The purpose of which is to reduce water consumption . He said that his ministry would be involved in this campaign to save water. The use of low flow taps and fixtures will be promoted under ‘ Bharat Tap ‘.
12.Formulated rules for safety and quality standards for food products
The Ministry of AYUSH and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India have framed rules for safety and quality standards for food products under the Ayurveda diet category. This comprehensive initiative will ensure manufacturing of quality Ayurveda food products and help in expanding the international market for ‘Make in India’ products. As per the regulation, the manufacturing and marketing of Ayurveda diet products will now comply with the stricter Food Safety and Standards (Ayurveda Diet) Regulations, 2022.
13.PM Narendra Modi addresses Utkarsh celebrations in Gujarat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed ‘Utkarsh Samaroh’ in Bharuch, Gujarat . This program was organized to commemorate the cent percent success of four major schemes of the state government in the district. These schemes will help in providing timely financial assistance to the needy people. Bharuch district administration has launched ‘Utkarsh Pahal’ campaign related to schemes providing assistance to widows, elderly and destitute citizens. 12 thousand 854 beneficiaries have been identified in this campaign. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel was also present on the occasion.
14.Indian Navy’s planning body and L&T sign MoU to explore opportunities for rehabilitation of Navy veterans
Indian Navy ‘s Placement Body (INPA) and L& T Shipbuilding (LTSB) , the shipbuilding arm of L&T, have invited applications for the recruitment of Ex-Servicemen of the Navy in LTSB.An MoU was signed to explore the opportunities of The MoU was signed by Vice Admiral Suraj Berry, Controller of Personnel Services, Indian Navy, and Shri Ashok Kumar Khaitan, Head of Shipbuilding Business, L&T in the presence of senior officials of the Indian Navy and L&T. Through the MoU, INPA will identify a pool of Ex-Technical Soldiers for relevant roles as per the recruitment norms of L&T. L&T Company will in turn enable these ex-servicemen to work in the corporate sector through in-house inclusive and training programmes.
15.Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla launches ‘Pen’ website
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has launched ‘ Kalam Website ‘ , a literary initiative of Prabha Khaitan Foundation (PKF) to support and encourage local literature . The aim of the pen is to popularize Hindi literature and provide a platform to experienced and young writers and poets to talk about their love for writing and local literature. Kalam began its journey in the summer of 2015 in the cities of Jaipur and Patna and has since conducted over 550 sessions spread across 40 cities in India and abroad.
16.Leading oil PSUs come together to sign tripartite-cum-escrow agreement for upcoming ethanol plants
Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) – Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) , Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) have entered into a Long Term Purchase Agreement (LTPA) for upcoming dedicated ethanol plants across the country.has done. Shri Sandeep Pondrick (IAS), Principal Secretary, Industries Department, Government of Bihar, Shri Ashwini Bhatia, MD, State Bank of India and Shri Sukhmal, Executive Director I/C, Marketing Corporate, BPCL, on the first set of Tripartite-cum-Escrow Agreement (TPA) The signing was done between OMCs (Oil Marketing Companies), project proponents and banks associated with ethanol plant projects in the presence of Jain. State Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank and Indian Bank are the three banks involved in this tripartite agreement with OMCs and project proponents. This agreement has been done to ensure that the payments received by the ethanol plants will be used to repay the finances given by these banks. According to the agreement, The ethanol produced by these plants dedicated to ethanol production will be sold to OMCs for blending with petrol as per the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) program of the Government of India. The payment to be made for supply of ethanol to OMCs will be credited to an escrow account opened with the financing bank to ensure repayment of the loan to the banks as per the stipulated time. TPA was signed with Micromax Biofuels Pvt Ltd, Bihar, Eastern India Biofuels Pvt Ltd, Bihar, Muzaffarpur Biofuels Pvt Ltd, Bihar, KP Biofuels Pvt Ltd, Madhya Pradesh and Visag Biofuels Pvt Ltd, Madhya Pradesh. In the Ethanol Supply Year 2021-22, India achieved 9.90% ethanol blending by consuming 186 crore liters of ethanol, thereby saving more than 9000 crores of foreign exchange. Although,
17.CBSE supports the initiative of the Ministry of Tourism to set up ‘Youth Tourism Club’
The Ministry of Tourism has taken the initiative to set up a ‘ Youth Tourism Club ‘ as part of the ‘ Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav ‘ celebrations. Youth Tourism Club aims to encourage and develop youth ambassadors of Indian tourism. These young ambassadors of tourism will become aware of the potential of tourism in India, appreciate our rich cultural heritage and develop interest and passion for tourism. The Central Board of Secondary Education has come forward to support this initiative of the Ministry of Tourism and has issued instructions to all CBSE affiliated schools regarding formation of Youth Tourism Clubs.
18.Record fall in Indian Rupee
On May 9, the Indian rupee fell to its all-time low against the US dollar , hitting 77.50 per USD.But closed. In view of rising inflation, the US Federal Reserve has increased interest rates. This strengthened the US dollar. There has been a continuous outflow of capital from India, due to which the rupee depreciated. NSDL data showed that foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) have sold Indian equities worth over Rs 1.3 lakh crore in 2022 so far. Recently, India’s foreign exchange reserves also fell below $600 billion. The depreciation of the Indian rupee will boost exports as exporters will get a better price for their overseas shipments against the US dollar. Imports will be expensive. Since India is a net importer, a fall in the rupee will worsen inflation. For example, India is dependent on imports to meet about 85% of its oil requirements. If the rupee weakens, fuel will become costlier.
19.The Bengali translation of French novel ‘Meursault Contre-Enquette’ wins Romain Rolland Book Prize
The Bengali translation of the French novel ” Meursault, contre-enquête ” (The Meursault Investigation – The Meursault Investigation) has been awarded the fifth Romain Roland Book Prize i.e. Romain Roland Book Prize 2022 . The award ceremony was organized by the French Institute in India . Meursault Contre-Enquette is the first novel by Algerian author and journalist Kamel Daud . The award was presented during the French Literary Festival-French Litfest 2022 at Bikaner House in New Delhi on May 07, 2022 by translator Trinanjan Chakraborty and leading publisher of reputed Bengali books, Patra Bharati ‘s publisher.Presented to Isha Chatterjee . this is the first time. Publisher Patra Bharti has received this honor.
20.Vietnam built the world’s longest glass bridge
The world’s largest glass bottom bridge opened in Vietnam . Also called the Bach Long pedestrian bridge of Vietnam, it is 632 meters (2,073 ft) long and stands 150 meters (492 ft) above a vast forest. As per reports, the Asian country has opened a glass-bottomed bridge over a lush green forest. It breaks the record for the longest glass bottom bridge ever built in Guangdong, China at 526 metres. Bach Long Pedestrian Bridge which means ‘White Dragon’ in Vietnamese. The bridge is situated over the rainforest, the bridge can hold 450 people at a time and the floor of the bridge is made of tempered glass.
21.12th AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship begins in Istanbul
The 12th edition of the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships has begun in Istanbul, Turkey . In the event, over 400 boxers from a record 93 countries are set to participate in this year’s event, which also marks the 20th anniversary of this prestigious event. Olympic player Lovlina Borgohain will represent the Indian country. Other representatives of this sport are Pooja Rani (81kg), Nandini (+81kg) and Nikhat Zareen (52kg), Neetu (48kg), Anamika (50kg), Shiksha (54kg), Manisha (57kg), Parveen (63kg) and Sweety (75kg).
22.international nurses day
International Nurses Day on 12 May across the world’ is celebrated. This day is mainly organized in the memory of ‘Florence Nightingale’, the father of modern nursing. International Nurses Day marks the contribution of nurses towards the society. This day was first celebrated in the year 1965 by the ‘International Council of Nurses’ (ICN), but from January 1974 this day was celebrated on 12 May on the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. She was a British citizen, Who are known for their service to wounded and sick soldiers in war. Florence Nightingale trained other nurses in the Crimean War of the 1850s and also served as their manager. She is called ‘Lady with the Lamp’. Modern health system has been greatly influenced by his ideas and reforms. It was Florence Nightingale who proved through statistics that how health can reduce the effects of any epidemic. When the whole world is facing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the role of nurses has become very important. The theme of this year is-Voice to Lead – Invest in nursing and respect your rights to protect global health .
23.International Plant Health Day: 12 May
The United Nations has designated 12 May as the International Day of Plant Health (IDPH). The aim of the International Year of Plant Health was to raise global awareness of how protecting plant health can end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment and promote economic growth. The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to declare 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IDPY).
24.PM expresses deep grief over the demise of Dr. Rama Kant Shukla, a scholar of Sanskrit and Hindi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief over the demise of Dr. Rama Kant Shukla, a scholar of Sanskrit and Hindi . Shukla died while traveling in the train. He was going to Jharkhand to attend some program. Dr. Ramakant Shukla was honored with Padma Shri by the Government of India in the year 2015 . Dr. Ramakant Shukla continued to serve in the Hindi department of Rajdhani College under Delhi University. After retiring from here in the year 2005, he started paying attention to the promotion of Sanskrit language. He was the founder of the Devvani Parishad , an organization related to the upliftment of the Sanskrit language . Apart from this, Pandit Raj Mahotsav was organized under his supervision.
25.The Prime Minister praised Sanskrit grammarian Prof. Expressed grief over the demise of Bhagirath Prasad Tripathi “Vagish Shastri”
The Prime Minister , Shri Narendra Modi , honored Sanskrit grammarian Prof. Condolences on the demise of Bhagirath Prasad Mishra . Pro. Tripathi is also known as Vagish Shastri . Vagish Shastri of Madhya Pradesh was a Sanskrit grammarian, linguist, a knower of tantra and yoga. In 2018, the Government of India honored him with the Padma Shri in the field of literature and education .
26.Former Union Minister Pandit Sukh Ram passes away
Veteran Himachal Pradesh Congress leader and former Union Minister , Pandit Sukh Ram has passed away at the age of 94. He was the Union Minister of State, Communications (Independent Charge) from 1993 to 1996 and a Lok Sabha member from Mandi constituency (Himachal Pradesh). He won the Lok Sabha elections thrice and the Assembly elections five times. In 2011, he was sentenced to five years in prison for corruption, when he was the Minister of Communications in 1996.