Indian men’s team created history by winning Thomas Cup in badminton

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  1. Indian men’s team created history by winning Thomas Cup in badminton
  • India created history by winning the Thomas Cup . In the final in Bangkok , India defeated 14 – time champions Indonesia 3-0 .This is India’s first gold medal in Thomas Cup competition . Kidambi Srikanth , Lakshya Sen and Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj RankireddyThey performed brilliantly and won their respective matches. In the first singles, Lakshya Sen beat Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia 8-21, 21-17, 21-16 to give India a zero lead. In doubles, Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated Mohammad Ahsan and Kevin Sanjay Sukamuljo 18-21, 23-21, 21-19. In the second singles, Srikanth defeated Asian Games gold medalist Jonathan Christie 21-15 23-21 to win India the trophy.

 

  1. Rajiv Kumar takes over as the 25th Chief Election Commissioner of India
  • Rajiv Kumartook over as the 25th Chief Election Commissioner of India . Shri Rajiv Kumar is serving as Election Commissioner with effect from 1st September,2020 in the Election Commission. Prior to this he was the chairman of the Public Enterprises Selection Board. Shri Kumar, a 1984 batch IAS officer, had retired in February 2020.

 

  1. mamta banerjee gets special bangla academy award
  • ‘ Bangla Akademi Award ‘ to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her relentless literary pursuit‘ found. The award, instituted by the Sahitya Akademi this year, was presented to Banerjee for her book “Kabita Bitan”, which pays tribute to the best writers of West Bengal. Mamta Banerjee’s ‘Kabita Bitan’ book was launched in the Kolkata Book Fair of the year 2020. The book contains a collection of 946 poems written by the TMC supremo. Despite being on stage, Mamata Banerjee herself did not accept the award and received it on her behalf by state education minister Bratya Basu. Banerjee was given this award at the “Ravi Pranam” function organized by the Information and Culture Department of the government on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. Bangla Akademi has decided to reward those who work tirelessly for the betterment of literature as well as other sectors of the society.
  1. Country’s first biogas-powered charging station started in Mumbai
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra has got the country’s first biogas-powered charging station. The first biogas-powered electric vehicle charging station was commissioned near Haji Ali in Mumbai. The new charging station was inaugurated by Aaditya Thackeray, Minister of Environment and Tourism, Government of Maharashtra. Let us inform that this station has been jointly started by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Aerocare. The station will be expected to generate 220 units of electricity from the food waste collected from its surrounding areas. Waste will mostly be collected in bulk from generators such as hotels and offices. This power plant will also be used to power street lights and charge electric vehicles.

 

  1. South Korea becomes first Asian country to join NATO Cyber ​​Defense Group
  • South Korea‘s National Intelligence Service has become the first agency in Asia to join NATO ‘s cyber defense group . South Korea is facing cyber threats from China and North Korea. NIS has been acknowledged as a contributing partner to NATO’s Cooperative Cyber ​​Defense Center of Excellence (CCDCOE).
  1. Ravinder Singh Dhillon appointed as CMD of REC Limited
  • REC Limited(formerly known as Rural Electrification Corporation Limited ) , a Navratna company functioning under the administrative control of the Ministry of Power, announced that Ravinder Singh will take over as the Chairman and Managing Director of the company with effect from May 10, 2022. Dhillon has been appointed. He is currently serving as the CMD of Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC) .
  1. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan elected President of the United Arab Emirates
  • Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyanhas been elected President of the United Arab Emirates. A day earlier, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan , the former president and ruler of Abu Dhabi, passed away. Sheikh Mohammed was elected by the Federal Supreme Council. Sheikh Mohammed met with members of the Federal Supreme Council. The council consists of the rulers of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on being elected as the new President.
  1. World Bank to provide $350 million in support for Shrestha-G Project, a system improvement effort linked to health achievements in Gujarat
  • The World Bank will provide $350 million in assistance to the Shrestha-G project , a system improvement effort linked to health achievements in Gujarat . The Shrestha-G project will cost a total of $500 million, of which $350 million will be provided by the World Bank. The main health care systems of the state will be reformed and transformed through this project. According to a release, the main focus of this program will be on four areas of expansion of primary health care services for girls and capacity building, quality improvement and equity of the disease surveillance system.
  1. The President of Finland said that his country will apply for membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  • Finnish President Souli Niinisto said on Sunday that his country would apply for membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO ). This is a historic change in Finland’s policy due to Russian military action in Ukraine . Russia and Finland share a 1300 km long border. Russia has said that it would be Finland’s fault to join the 30-nation military organization NATO and it would be detrimental to bilateral relations between the two countries. Mr. Ninisto expressed his desire to hold talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey has objected to the Nordic countries joining NATO. Turkey, being a member of NATO, can veto this application.
  1. Former Punjab Congress President Sunil Jakhar resigns from the party
  • Former Punjab Congress President Sunil Jakhar has resigned from the party. He made no sign of joining any other political party. The Congress Disciplinary Committee had recommended his suspension from the party for two years and his removal from all posts. Mr Jakhar’s resignation comes at a time when the Congress leadership has organized a ‘ Chintan Shivir ‘ in Udaipur , Rajasthan , to keep the party organized .
  1. Union Bank of India launches its online platform ‘Trade Nxt’
  • Union Bank of India (UBI)has launched an online platform ‘ Trade nxt ‘. It enables Corporates and MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) to conduct all cross-border export-import transactions from their location. That is, now companies do not need to go to the bank branch for this. These include Letters of Credit – LC , Bank Guarantee, Export/Import bills, Disbursement of export credit, Outward & inward remittances, Dealer financing. financing) etc.
  1. Morgan Stanley slashes India’s FY2023 projected growth rate to 7.6%
  • The world’s leading brokerage firm Morgan Stanley has reduced India’s GDP growth (India GDP) estimate for FY23 (India GDP FY2023) in view of the sharp rise in crude oil prices and the slow pace of the world economy . This rating agency has reduced the GDP estimate from 9 percent to 7.6 percent . US brokerage firm Morgan Stanley has also cut its FY24 growth forecast from 7% to 6.7%. Morgan Stanley has also reduced India’s growth forecast for FY24 from 7% to 6.7 percent. However, the Indian economy will expand above the pre-pandemic growth rate in FY23 and FY24.
  1. Chhattisgarh state restored old pension scheme
  • Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in his budget statement announced the government’s plan to return the old pension scheme (OPS) for the state employees and quadruple the monthly MLA Local Area Development amount. He kept the budget papers in a briefcase made of cow dung. More than three lakh people who started work after January 1, 2004 will benefit from this change. However, this will not apply to members of All India Services such as the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service. The fundamental difference between the two pension systems is that, an employee has to make voluntary contribution to his pension by deducting 10% of his basic income and dearness allowance, whereas there is no such deduction under OPS. The Chief Minister has proposed to restore the former pension program for government employees in this budget. 2 crore will be given to Chhattisgarh Employment Mission to work on the possibilities of new employment generation through coordination of skill development programmes.

 

  1. Indian Army will open coaching center for poor students in Manipur
  • Indian Army has started providing residential coaching/tuition to children from economically weaker and disadvantaged areas of North East to prepare them for All India competitive examinations like engineering and medical entrance . The Red Shield Division of the Indian Army has signed a tripartite MoU with enterprise partner State Bank of India Foundation and mentoring partner National Integrity and Educational Development Organization to develop Red Shield Center for Excellence and Wellness .
  1. Kasturi Savekar succeeds in climbing Mount Everest
  • 20-year-old Kasturi Savekar from Kolhapur in Maharashtra has successfully climbed Mount Everest , the highest mountain range in the world. He succeeded in reaching the mountain ranges- Mount Annapurna-1 and Mount Everest with an altitude of more than 8000 meters in the ‘ Kritagrata Maah ‘ organized to pay tribute to Rajarshi Chhatrapati Sahu Maharaj .
  1. Italian Cup 2022: Inter Milan beat Juventus to win the Italian Cup
  • Inter Milan defeated Juventus 4–2 in the extra-time final to win the Italian Cup football tournament Ivan Perisic scored two goals in extra time for Inter. Earlier, Haken Calhanoglu leveled Inter with a controversial last-minute penalty in regular time. The Italian Cup Final soccer match between Juventus and Inter Milan was held at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy.
  1. 15 May: International Families Day
  • International Families Day is celebrated every year on 15 May . The day underlines the role played by families in their development. The United Nations (UN) recognizes the family as the basic unit of society. Therefore, in 1992, the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution A/RES/47/237, declared 15 May as International Day of Families. declared. It seeks to promote awareness of issues relating to families and aims to increase knowledge affecting demographic, economic and social processes. International Day of Families is organized by the Division for Inclusive Social Development (DISD), which is part of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the Global Communications Civil Society.
  1. World Migratory Bird Day 2022 celebrated on 14 May
  • World Migratory Bird Dayi s celebrated twice a year since its inception in 2006 . International Migratory Bird Day on 14 May and 8 October 2022will be celebrated. This day is a day to highlight the need to protect migratory birds and their habitats. The United Nations is one of the many organizations supporting this global awareness campaign. The day is observed with the aim of protecting breeding, non-breeding as well as habitats of migratory birds while preserving a healthy population of birds. This is important because birds play an important role in the environment. They are needed to maintain ecological balance. Birds are nature’s messengers, which is why it is essential to restore ecological connection and integrity to promote migratory bird migration.