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1.Madhya Pradesh allowed to provide reservation to Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in local body elections

Recently, the Supreme Court (SC) has given reservation to Other Backward Classes (OBC) in local body elections in Madhya Pradesh .allowed to provide, modifying the earlier order suspending the quota due to paucity of data. At present, there is a provision of reservation only for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and women in local bodies in Madhya Pradesh. This is the first time that a state government has managed to approve the triple test formula mandated by the apex court in the context of providing reservation to OBCs in local body elections. Earlier, the Supreme Court, hearing a petition by the Maharashtra government, decided to withdraw its December 2021 order, which had stayed the 27% reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in local body elections. .

2.Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal resigns

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has resigned from his post. The reason for his resignation is said to be personal. He was appointed as the Lieutenant Governor of the national capital in December 2016 following the sudden resignation of Najeeb Jung. He had earlier served as the Vice-Chairman of the DDA and the Union Home Secretary during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.

3.Punjab cabinet: Approval to give Rs 1500 per acre on direct sowing of paddy

The Punjab Cabinet , headed by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann , has approved the decision to give Rs 1,500 per acre as an incentive to the farmers doing direct sowing of paddy . An amount of Rs.450 crore has been earmarked for farmers to encourage this low water consumption and low cost technology. This decision of the government will allow direct sowing during the crop cycle as compared to planting paddy by pumpkin seeding method. The paddy sown with this technology saves 15-20 percent water. The government has decided to encourage direct sowing in view of the alarming decline in groundwater through the traditional method of planting paddy in the state.

4.Child Online Safety Toolkit

Recently the Child Online Safety Toolkit has been launched in an effort to make the online experience safer for children . 5Rights, a UK – based NGO working to prioritize the rights and needs of children in the digital worldWritten and put together by, this is a comprehensive, practical guide to keeping kids safe in the online world. It is based on current international agreements and best practices, developed in consultation with international experts from various backgrounds. It includes worksheets and resources, both online and in print, to make child safety online practical. India has seen 50% internet penetration in 2020 as compared to 34.4% in 2019 (mainly as a post-pandemic impact). Hence the increase in children’s online activities becomes evident as 232 million of India’s 749 million Internet users are children. The Internet acts as a double-edged sword with connectivity, access to knowledge and entertainment on the one hand and potential risks of harmful and inappropriate content on the other.

5.Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe declares the country bankrupt

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has declared the country bankrupt as it faces a fuel crisis and food shortage. Talking to the media, Mr. Wickremesinghe said that the previous government is responsible for bringing the country to this condition. He said that the country has neither dollar nor rupee and there is no atmosphere of stability in the country. Fuel prices are increasing in the country.

6.Mali withdraws anti-terrorist force from ‘G5-Sahel’

19 मई, 2022 को अफ्रीका के लिये संयुक्त राष्ट्र की शीर्ष राजनीतिक अधिकारी ने माली के ‘साहेल क्षेत्रीय आतंकवाद रोधी बल’ (G5-Sahel या G5S) से हटने की जानकारी दी। अफ़्रीकी संघ के सुझाव और संयुक्त राष्ट्र सुरक्षा परिषद के समर्थन के बाद 16 फरवरी, 2014 को नौकोचोट, मॉरिटानिया में इस संयुक्त बल का गठन हुआ, जिसे G5-साहेल नाम दिया गया. इसमें शामिल देश हैं- बुर्किना फासो, माली, मॉरिटानिया, नाइज़र और चाड. G5-साहेल का उद्देश्य क्षेत्र में आतंकवादी गुटों से निपटने हेतु बेहतर समन्वय स्थापित करना और आर्थिक विकास तथा सुरक्षा के लिये सहयोग बढ़ाना है। माली पश्चिमी अफ्रीका के सहारा रेगिस्तानIt is a vast landlocked country spread over It is currently battling jihadist attacks and ethnic violence.

7.Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit will be held in Uzbekistan in September this year

Shanghai Cooperation Organization Secretary General Zhang Ming visited Uzbekistan . The Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit will be held in Uzbekistan in September this year. General Secretary Zhang met with President of Uzbekistan Shafkat Mirziyoyev in Tashkent . President Mirziyoyev said preparations for the summit in Puerto Samarkand were going in full swing. Uzbekistan will hand over the chairmanship of the organization to India in this meeting .

8.Indigenous astronomy telescope AstroSat observed the formation of a black hole for the five hundredth time

India’s first dedicated astronomy mission – AstroSat telescope has observed the formation of a black hole for the five hundredth time . Black holes have been the subject of intense scrutiny by astronomers around the world. However, Indian scientists are making great strides in studying the birth of black holes using an indigenously built space telescope- AstroSat. Astrosat carrying one thousand five hundred 15 kg from Satish Dhawan Space Center , Sriharikota on 28 September 2015was launched. It is the world’s most sensitive space telescope. Which is made up of five instruments. It can simultaneously study the universe in ultraviolet, optical and X-ray radiation. One of these instruments is the Cadmium Zinc Telluride Imager-CZTI, which detects the birth of black holes. A unique aspect of CZTI is its ability to measure the polarization of X-rays.

9.Executive Committee of National Mission for Clean Ganga approves 11 projects worth Rs.600 crores

The Executive Committee of the National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved 11 projects with an estimated cost of about Rs . Director General G. This decision was taken in the 42nd meeting of the Executive Committee chaired by Ashok Kumar . Several projects were approved for different parts of the country during the meeting. Apart from this, two projects of River Coastal Development Scheme in Badrinath were also given green signal. One of these projects will include construction of river embankments, resorts, public facilities such as drinking water facilities, public toilets, seating areas, pavilions and ghats on the banks of river Ganga. Two major projects of sewage management in Uttarakhand and West Bengal were also approved in the meeting.

10.The Central Consumer Protection Authority has issued notices to two online passenger service companies Ola and Uber.

The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA ) has issued notices to two online passenger service companies Ola and Uber for unfair trade practices and violation of consumer rights . In the notice sent by the Authority, various issues have been raised including proper consumer grievance redressal mechanism, lapses in service, recovery of unreasonable charges for cancellation of service and manner of collection of freight. According to the data of the National Consumer Helpline, between April 1, 2021 and May 1, 2022, two thousand four hundred and eighty-two consumers filed complaints against Ola and seven hundred and seventy seven complaints against Uber.

11.90 second trailer of jointly produced feature film on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman released

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur and Bangladesh Information Minister Dr. Hassan Mahmood jointly released the 90 second trailer of the feature film on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman jointly produced by India and Bangladesh . The name of this film, directed by Shyam Benegal , is Mujeeb – The Making of a Nation . The film, co-produced by India and Bangladesh, was an initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The film is a gift on the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as well as an example of good neighborly relations. Cannes International Film Festival , FranceThe annual film festival is held in the U.S., which previews new films from all genres, including documentaries from around the world. It is the most prestigious and publicized film festival in the world. It is held each year (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrs. Given the massive popularity of the festival, many film personalities attend, as well as being a popular place for filmmakers to launch their new films and showcase these films to distributors from all over the world.

12.Indonesian President Joko Widodo announces lifting of ban on export of palm oil

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has announced the lifting of restrictions on the export of palm oil from Monday . Indonesia, the world’s largest palm oil exporter, banned the export of crude palm oil and related products with effect from 28th last month to control rising prices of domestic edible oil. After the improvement in the situation of domestic edible oil, it has now been decided to lift the ban.

13.G-7, a group of seven major countries of the world, agreed to give financial assistance to Ukraine

The G-7 , a grouping of seven major countries of the world, has agreed to provide financial assistance to Ukraine . US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that a meeting of the finance ministers of the G-7 countries in Germany agreed to provide economic resources to Ukraine to meet the needs in the struggle against Russia. Germany, which is currently chairing the G-7, hosted the meeting in Bonn . German Finance Minister Christian Lindner announced a contribution of $1 billion to the budget of Ukraine. Germany’s finance minister said that the G-7 is coordinating with all countries to fulfill its commitment to provide financial aid to run the government of Ukraine.

14.Start-up incubated by NIF wins Amazon Sambhav ’22 Award

An innovator from Rajasthan , Mr. Subhash Ola , who has developed energy saving technology in boilers by recycling steam , has won the first prize for the Amazon Sambhav Entrepreneurship Challenge 2022 and his own venture ” GeniusEnergy Critical Innovation Pvt Ltd ” was awarded the Start of the Year. -up rewardsThis technology was first developed to produce khoya and other milk products and its portfolio of applications has later expanded to textiles, milk and food, pharma, plywood, paper mills, leather industry, chemical industry, hot water. Boilers were extended to generators, plastics recyclers, laundry and hospitals, etc. GeniusEnergy Critical Innovation, a government-recognized start-up, was incubated by the National Innovation Foundation-NIF, an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. It serves customers across various industries for their energy needs, helping them reduce costs as well as protect the environment. Shri Subhash Ola was also honored with the 8th Biennial National Grassroots Innovation and Outstanding Traditional Knowledge Award of NIF in the year 2015.

15.Gopal Vittal reappointed MD and CEO of Bharti Airtel

Bharti Airtel board has re-appointed Gopal Vittal as Managing Director and CEO for a period of five years ending January 31, 2028.

16.Do not consider wheat as corona vaccine, western country, India’s warning to the west

India expressed concerns about hoarding of food grains and discrimination in the wake of the “sudden rise” in food prices. Warning the western countries, India said that this issue should not be treated like a Kovid-19 vaccine. For which the poor countries had to struggle for the first dose, while the rich countries had more doses available. Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said the Indian government is aware of the sudden rise in global wheat prices, which “endangers our food security as well as that of our neighbors and other vulnerable countries.”

17.Wholesale inflation rises to record high of 15.08 per cent in April

Inflation based on wholesale prices rose to a record high of 15.08 per cent in April . This boom was due to the costlier movement from food items to commodities. Inflation based on the Wholesale Price Index stood at 14.55 per cent in March and 10.74 per cent in April last year. Inflation based on the WPI food index rose marginally from 8.71% in March 2022 to 8.88% in April 2022.

18.Tesla removed from S&P 500 ESG index

Tesla Inc. has been excluded from the widely watched S&P 500 ESG index of the S &P Dow Jones index , citing allegations of racial discrimination and issues such as crashes involving its Autopilot vehicles , a move that has led to That sparked a series of angry tweets from Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The lack of disclosure details related to Tesla’s low-carbon plan or business behavior norms were also important factors, according to Margaret Dorn, head of organization for North America’s ESG Indices, in an interview.

19.S&P lowers India’s economic growth forecast to 7.3% for 2022-23

S&P Global Ratings cut India’s growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.3 per cent from 7.8 per cent on rising inflation and a higher-than-expected Russia-Ukraine conflict . S&P in December last year had forecast India’s GDP growth for the 2022-23 fiscal year, which began April 1, 2022, at 7.8 per cent. The growth rate for the next financial year is expected to be 6.5 per cent.

20.Ajay Piramal received the Order of the British Empire Award

The Chairman of the Piramal Group , Ajay Piramal has been conferred with the Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty The Queen . He received the award for services to UK-India business relations as India Co-Chair of the UK-India CEO Forum. As co-chair of the India-UK CEOs Forum since 2016, striving to help strengthen the strong bilateral ties between the two countries through greater economic cooperation.

21.Preeti Shenoy’s new novel, ‘A Place Called Home’

Bestselling author Preeti Shenoy is set to publish a new novel titled A Place Called Home , a story set in a coffee estate in Sakleshpur , Karnataka , with a strong female protagonist at its core. The new novel is about mystery, family, and finding yourself. The book, published by HarperCollins Publishers India, is scheduled to release in June 2022.

22.Union Minister Jitendra Singh released the e-book civil list of IAS officers-2022

Jitendra Singh , Union Minister of State (MoS) in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions released the e-book ‘ Civil List – 2022 of IAS Officers ‘ at North Block, Secretariat Building, New Delhi . It is an effort by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) as a part of the Digital India initiative of the Government of India. This is the 67th edition of the Civil List and the second edition of the e-book in PDF with unique search facilities and hyperlinking of contents for ease of access of information. This will aid in the selection of the right officer for the right assignment based on the profile available. It is also an important source of information about the officers posted in various posts for the general public.

23.world boxing championship

In the 12th IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul , India’s Nikhat Zareen registered a stunning 5-0 victory to clinch the gold medal . Nikhat easily defeated Jitpong Jutamas of Thailand in the final of 52kg category . After the semi-final matches, Manisha of India won bronze medal in 57 kg gram category and Parveen in 63 kg gram category .Achieved it. India ended its campaign with three medals in this biggest boxing competition in the world. It was an exciting competition between 310 boxers from 73 countries. It was also the 20th anniversary of the Women’s World Championships. India’s total medal tally in 12 events of the Women’s World Boxing Championships has gone up to 39 which includes 10 gold, eight silver and 21 bronze medals.

24.world bee day

The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare is organizing a massive national program on World Bee Day on May 20, 2022 in Gujarat This year’s theme for World Bee Day is ” Be Engaged: Celebrating the Diversity of Bees and Beekeeping Systems”. The main objective of this event is to give maximum benefit to the small farmers of the country by promoting beekeeping. World Bee Day is celebrated every year on 20 May across the world.celebrated as. The purpose of organizing this day is to raise awareness about the importance of bees and other pollinators such as butterflies, bats and hummingbirds. This day is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Anton Jansa (May 20, 1734), who did excellent work in the field of modern beekeeping technology in the 18th century. The proposal to observe 20 May every year as World Bee Day was approved at the 40th session of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) held in Italy on 7 July 2017. On the occasion of World Bee Day, the benefits of all bee products, the role of bees in increasing production and the possibilities of providing new business opportunities to farmers along with farming are also discussed.

25.National Endangered Species Day 2022: May 20

Every year on the third Friday of May, people around the world celebrate National Endangered Species Day . This year this day is being celebrated on 20th May. This year, it is the 16th National Endangered Species Day. National Endangered Species Day is celebrated with the main emphasis on the conservation of the flora and fauna of our planet earth. The day reminds humans that there is much they can do to protect these species. National Endangered Species Day aims to educate about conservation methods, ecosystem restoration and understanding of biodiversity. The theme of National Endangered Species Day 2022 is ” Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration” .

26.May 20: World Metrology Day

World Metrology Day is celebrated every year on 20 May , this day is celebrated in Paris on 20 May 1875 to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of an international treaty called the Meter Convention , by which the International Bureau of Weights and Measures. of Weights and Measures (BIPM ) was created. The Convention set the framework for global cooperation in science and measurement as well as its commercial, social and industrial applications.