1.PM Narendra Modi to attend Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo, Japan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the Quad Leaders ‘ Summit in Tokyo on May 24 at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida . US President Joe Biden , Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japan ‘s Prime Minister Fumio Kishidawill attend the summit. This meeting is the fourth meeting of the Quad leaders since the first virtual meeting in March last year. Prime Minister Modi will also hold a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan. In the meeting, the two leaders will hold talks ahead of the 14th India Japan Annual Summit in New Delhi in March this year.
2.Russia expels 24 diplomats from Italy and 27 from Spain in retaliation
Russia expels 24 diplomats from Italy and 27 from Spain in retaliation for the expulsion of Russian diplomats over the Ukraine conflict . Russia’s Foreign Ministry said 27 employees of the Spanish Embassy in Moscow and the Consulate General of Spain in St. 24 Italian diplomats have also been expelled.
3.BRICS foreign ministers meeting
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said at the digital meeting of the BRICS grouping on Thursday that the impact of the Ukraine conflict has led to a sharp increase in the cost of energy, food and other products and it should be reduced keeping in mind the developing countries. In the presence of foreign ministers of China, Russia and two other member countries, Jaishankar also said that BRICS has repeatedly affirmed sovereign equality, territorial integrity, respect for international law and the grouping must live up to these commitments. The meeting has been organized in preparation for the 14th BRICS summit. BRICS ( Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa)) is a group of five large developing countries that represent 41 percent of the global population, 24 percent of global GDP and 16 percent of global trade. China has hosted this meeting . India handed over the chairmanship of BRICS to China in January 2022. The theme of the meeting is ‘ Promoting High Quality BRICS Partnership in a New Era for Global Development ‘.
4.India launches new initiative like ‘two-direction trial’ on tuberculosis with covid
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has said that India has started a new initiative like ‘ Two-Direction Testing’ of Tuberculosis with COVID using Artificial Intelligence and Digital Tools . Thus, India has turned disaster into opportunity to step up TB eradication activities . Shri Mandaviya addressed the 35th meeting of the Board of Partnership to Prevent Tuberculosis via video conference. He said that ‘ Adopt people with TB ‘ initiative will be launched this year. This initiative will call upon industries, organisations, political parties and individuals to come forward and provide adoption, nutritional and social support to those infected with tuberculosis and their families. Dr. Mandaviya announces that at the end of this year, the government will approve a new ‘Will introduce ‘ C-TB ‘ device for ‘ TB infection skin test ‘ manufactured in India .
5.B Govindarajan appointed CEO of Royal Enfield
Eicher Motors has appointed B Govindarajan as the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Enfield . He will also serve as a Whole Time Director on the Board of Eicher Motors Limited. From August 2021, Govindarajan was serving the company as Executive Director, before joining as Chief Operating Officer since 2013.
6.SS Mundra, former deputy governor of RBI, appointed as the new chairman of BSE
The premier stock exchange BSE Limited has appointed Public Interest Director S.S. Mundra has approved the appointment of SS Mundra as the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India on July 30, 2017 after completing a three-year term. Mundra will replace Justice Vikramjit Sen who is the current chairman. Mundra was appointed as the Director of Public Interest in BSE in January 2018. He retired as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India on 30 July 2017.
7.PM’s Economic Advisory Council suggests employment guarantee scheme for urban unemployed
The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) has recommended that the government implement a guaranteed employment program for the unemployed in cities and a Universal Basic Income (UBI) scheme to bridge the income gap. Citing the country’s uneven income distribution, the report also advocated raising the minimum wage and increasing government investment in the social sector to make vulnerable groups more resilient to shocks and prevent them from falling into poverty.
8.WCR develops battery-powered dual-mode locomotive ‘Navdoot’
West Central Railway has developed battery operated dual mode shunting loco named Navdoot . This engine runs on both the modes i.e. battery and electricity. At present it is being used on trial basis during shunting of trains at Jabalpur division stations, Jabalpur, Mudwara and other stations. 84 batteries have been installed in it. In terms of weight, it can pull 400 tonnes. This dual mode locomotive has also received the Best Innovation Award from the Railway Board. With this new locomotive, Railways will save 1000 liters of diesel per day. It will be used more after clearing all the trials.
9.Dr. Kamal Bawa elected to US National Academy of Sciences
Dr Kamal Bawa , head of Bengaluru – based Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE) , has been elected to the US National Academy of Sciences . The election is a reaffirmation of our important work on the ecology, conservation and management of tropical forests that are declining around the world but are vital to the well-being of humanity. He is also an Elected Fellow of the Royal Society (London) and the American Philosophical Society.
10.Shri Modi holds virtual meeting with Prime Minister of Cambodia
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a virtual meeting with the Prime Minister of Cambodia , Samdech Akka Moha Sena Pedai Techo Hun Sen. The two leaders discussed a range of bilateral issues, including cooperation in the fields of trade and investment, human resource development, defense and security, connectivity cooperation, post-pandemic economic recovery and people-to-people contacts. Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed his gratitude to India for providing 3.25 thousand doses of Kovidshield vaccines to Cambodia under the Quad Vaccine Initiative. The two leaders greeted each other on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Cambodia, being observed this year. As part of these celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited the King and Queen of Cambodia to visit India.
11.Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur announces incentive scheme to promote shooting and co-production of foreign films in India
Information and Broadcasting Minister Shri Anurag Thakur inaugurated the Indian Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival . On this occasion, he released the poster of 53rd International Film Festival of India-IFFI . Shri Thakur announced incentive scheme to promote audio-visual co-production and shooting of foreign films in India . Co-production of foreign films in India can be reimbursed up to 30 percent , with a maximum limit of up to $260 thousand, or about two crore rupees . He said that if a foreign film is shot in India, an additional 15 per cent reimbursement will be given to provide employment . total forIncentive expenditure of up to 65 thousand dollars i.e. 50 lakh rupees will be spent . Shri Thakur said that the Government of India has started the world’s biggest film restoration project under the National Film Heritage Mission . He said that under this campaign two thousand two hundred films in different languages would be restored to their earlier grandeur. Shri Thakur said that India and France have come together to celebrate the prestige of cinema and creativity at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.
12.World Governance Indicators (WGI) released by World Bank
Recently the World Governance Indicators (WGI) have been released by the World Bank . WGI plays an important role in deciding the sovereign credit rating of any country . India is losing its sovereign credit rating due to low scores in WGI parameters. The World Governance Indicator is a research dataset that collects respondents’ opinions on the quality of governance by surveying a substantial number of corporate, citizen and experts from developed and developing countries. India’s WGI score is well below the BBB median on all six indicators. Whereas BBB is an investment-grade rating issued by global rating agencies like S&P and Fitch. A WGI score below the BBB median would suggest that India ranks below the middle when the countries’ scores are arranged in descending order.
13.National Commission for Women organized a workshop on ‘Capacity Building and Sensitization Program for Media Personnel’
National Commission for Women (NCW) organized a workshop on ‘ Capacity Building and Sensitization Program for Media Personnel ‘ on 18th May, 2022 to focus on issues related to women and portrayal of women in media. This workshop was divided into three technical sessions; ‘Gender-sensitive indicators for media in media operations and content’, ‘Challenges faced by women media professionals’ and ‘Role of media in the empowerment of women’. The 30th Foundation Day of the National Commission for Women was celebrated on 31 January 2022. About five decades ago, the Committee on the Status of Women in India (CSWI) recommended the establishment of a ‘National Commission for Women’ for monitoring grievances and accelerating the socio-economic development of women.The National Commission for Women was established in January 1992 as a statutory body under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990 . The commission was constituted on January 31, 1992 under the chairmanship of ‘ Jayanti Patnaik ‘. The commission consists of a chairman, a member secretary and five other members. The Chairperson of the National Commission for Women is nominated by the Central Government. Presently Ms. Rekha Sharma is the Chairperson of National Commission for Women.
14.Shri Bhagwant Khuba, Union Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers and New & Renewable Energy inaugurated the ‘Industry Connect with Center of Excellence Conclave’
The Union Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers and New & Renewable Energy , Shri Bhagwant Khuba inaugurated the ‘ Industry Connect with Center of Excellence Conclave ‘ under DCPC at Habitat World , India Habitat Centre, New Delhi . The event was organized by the Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology (CIPET) under the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals (DCPC).
15.Rajeev Chandrashekhar inaugurates Mega Manufacturing Plant for hearable, wearable and IoT devices in Noida
Jetworks company Jet Town India Pvt Ltd unveiled its new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Noida , Uttar Pradesh . The plant was inaugurated by the Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology , Shri Rajiv Chandrashekhar . Spread over an area of about 50,000 square feet, the factory has 16 manufacturing lines with advanced testers and a state-of-the-art innovation laboratory for product development. The factory has been set up to manufacture ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) in wearable, wearable and IoT devices with an aim to strengthen India’s manufacturing capability in the field of smart technology.
16.Report released on the state of inequality in India
Dr. Bibek Debroy , Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) , released the report on ” State of Inequality in India “. This report is released by the institute to create competitiveness and provide a comprehensive analysis of the trend and depth of inequality in India. The report gathers information on inequalities in the sectors of health, education, family characteristics, and the labor market. As the report says, the inequalities in these regions make populations more vulnerable and force a slippage towards multidimensional poverty. The report goes beyond the wealth-wealth estimates in 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20, as wealth estimates present only a partial picture. For the first time, the report focuses on the distribution of income to understand the flow of capital.
17.In-air engine relight test of Hansa-NG aircraft successfully completed
The Hansa-NG , a two-seat design flight trainer aircraft developed by CSIR-NAL , successfully completed the in -flight engine relight test at DRDO ‘s Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) facility, Challakere on May 17, 2022 . Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE) test pilot Wing Commander K. The flight test was conducted by V. Prakash and Wing Commander NDS Reddy at an altitude of 7000-8000 feet with a speed range of 60 to 70 knots. The aircraft’s in-flight engine relight capability with wind milling propeller and starter assisted start was demonstrated. The aircraft operating characteristics and flight standards were found to be normal during these test flights.
18.Ministry of Heavy Industries signed an MoU with National Research Development Corporation
The Ministry of Heavy Industries in the presence of the Union Minister of Heavy Industries Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey and Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries, Shri Arun Goel has launched National Research Development to undertake various activities for the smooth implementation of the scheme to enhance the competitiveness in the Indian capital goods sector. Corporation (NRDC)has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with. The MoU was signed by Commodore Amit Rastogi, CMD NRDC on behalf of NRDC and Shri Vijay Mittal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries on behalf of Ministry of Heavy Industries. As per the MoU, NRDC, on behalf of the Ministry of Heavy Industries, will conduct activities such as planning evaluation and review, management of intellectual property rights and support for commercialization for products developed under Capital Goods Scheme Phase-I and II etc.
19.C-DOT and Vodafone Idea Limited sign MoU for cooperation in the field of IoT/M2M
Telematics Development Center ( C-DOT ), a premier R&D center of the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India, and Vodafone Idea Limited , one of India’s leading telecom operators, celebrated ” World Telecommunication and Information Society Day ” on May 17, 2022. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on the occasion of ” WTISD “. Signing of MoU to enable both organizations to develop and deploy IoT/M2M usage in IndiaLeveraging each other’s expertise in their respective domains will help. Adoption of IoT has become crucial to the digital transformation journey of any organization. However, in the current deployment, some operational challenges such as device network compatibility, over the air firmware upgrades, remote device configuration, security vulnerabilities and implementation in silos with proprietary protocols are preventing businesses from reaping the massive benefits of IoT. In order to address these challenges in IoT implementation, both C-DOT and Vodafone Idea Ltd. have agreed to collaborate and work jointly on the basis of not being limited to a single organization, to ensure that various Solution providers’ measures and tools can be evaluated and joint certificates can be awarded.
20.PM addresses ‘Youth Shivir’ organized by Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
The Prime Minister , Shri Narendra Modi , addressed the ‘ Youth Camp ‘ organized at Karelibagh, Vadodara through video conferencing . The camp was organized by Shree Swaminarayan Mandir , Kuldham and Shree Swami Narayan Mandir at Karelibagh, Vadodara . Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that our scriptures teach us that the foundation of every society is to build character continuously in every generation. He emphasized that such a camp which is being run today is not only inculcating good ‘sanskars’ in our youth, but it is also a holy and natural campaign for the renaissance of society, pride, pride and the nation. .
21.Ruchi Soya to buy Patanjali Food Business for 690 crores
Edible oil company Ruchi Soya has announced that it will buy the food division of Patanjali Ayurved for Rs 690 crore . As a result, Ruchi Soya’s fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) segment is likely to gain momentum. Ruchi Soya Industries Limited will be renamed as Patanjali Foods Limited after regulatory approval. The 21 products from the food industry acquired include ghee, honey, spices, juices and wheat.
22.India overtakes Germany to become 4th largest vehicle market
According to the report released by Organization Internationale des Constructors d’Automobiles (OICA) , India has overtaken Germany to become the fourth largest automobile market in the world . The first was occupied by China, followed by America and Japan. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, India sold 3,759,398 vehicles in 2021 as compared to 2,973,319 vehicles in Germany. This is about 26 per cent of the growth and is the only country in the top 5 countries to register double digit growth.
23.India at the forefront of foreign remittances
According to the World Bank , India has overtaken Mexico as the top remittance receiving country in 2021 , pushing China to the third position . In 2021, India received a total of over $89 billion in remittances, an increase of 8% from the $82.73 billion it received in 2020. Despite the fact that the world was hit by Covid in 2020, remittances in the non-Covid year of 2019 stood at a little over $82.69 billion.
24.Nikhat Zareen wins gold medal at Women’s World Boxing Championships
India’s Nikhat Zareen has won the gold medal in the 52kg category at the Women’s World Championships in Istanbul , Turkey . She defeated Jitpong Jutamens of Thailand in the flyweight final on 19 May . She became the fifth Indian woman to win gold in the tournament . Before him, veteran MC Mary Kom had won titles in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2018. Apart from this, Sarita Devi, Jenny RL and Lekha KC won gold medals in their respective weight categories in 2006.
25.LSG’s biggest opening partnership in IPL history
Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul of Lucknow Super Giants have made the biggest partnership for the first wicket in the history of the Indian Premier League . This is the first time in IPL that a team batting first has opened partnership of 20 overs.Why is it? Quinton de Kock hit an unbeaten 140 off 70 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders while KL Rahul smashed an unbeaten 68 to set a new IPL record with a partnership of 210 runs in 20 overs. This is the second highest undefeated partnership of the tournament and the third highest partnership for any wicket. Jonny Bairstow and David Warner set the record for the best opening partnership in the Indian Premier League when they contributed 185 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019. Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn shared a 183-run partnership for Kolkata Knight Riders against Gujarat Lions in 2017.
26.global accessibility awareness day
Global Accessibility Awareness Day , observed every year on the third Thursday of May, aims to encourage people to talk, think and learn about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and inclusion for the world’s 1.2 billion disabled people. is to inspire. The ‘Global Accessibility Awareness Day-2022’ provides an opportunity to facilitate conversations on ‘web’ accessibility for people with different disabilities. Global Accessibility Awareness Day was first observed in the year 2012 due to the publication of a blog post which was published on November 27, 2011 by web developer ‘ Joe Devon ‘.‘, who explained how accessibility was low in terms of a list of the important things that are needed when building a website. Commitment to making everyone aware of access to digital services is the goal of Global Accessibility Awareness Day-2022. The day highlights the need to provide digital outreach to the differently-abled.