1.India appoints Naveen Srivastava as its new Ambassador to Nepal
India has appointed Naveen Srivastava as its new Ambassador to Nepal . Shri Srivastava is presently Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. Soon he will assume his new responsibility.
2.Announcement of formation of Cotton Council of India under the chairmanship of eminent cotton man Suresh Bhai Kotak
The Central Government has announced the formation of the Cotton Council of India under the chairmanship of renowned cotton man Suresh Bhai Kotak . It will include representatives from the Ministries of Textiles, Agriculture, Commerce and Finance, and the Cotton Council of India and the Cotton Research Council. The first meeting of this Cotton Council will be held on 28th of this month. In this, discussions will be held on making a comprehensive action plan to improve the cotton sector. This information was given in a meeting chaired by Textiles Minister Piyush Goyal with stakeholders of the cotton value chain.
3.Indian Navy successfully test-fires first indigenously built anti-ship missile
The Indian Navy successfully conducted the first firing of the first indigenously developed Naval Anti-Ship Missile from a 42B helicopter . This was done from the Integrated Test Range at Balasore . The missile followed the desired maritime skimming trajectory and reached the designated target with utmost precision, validating the control, guidance and mission algorithms. The Naval antiship missile has been developed in collaboration with Defense Research and Development Organization- DRDO. The missile employed several innovative technologies, including an indigenously developed launcher for the helicopter.
4.Laid the foundation stone for the construction of Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) in Nashik
Recently the Ministry of Tribal Affairs has laid the foundation stone for the construction of Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) in Nashik , Maharashtra . The objective of the proposed EMR school is to provide quality education to tribal students in remote tribal areas of Nashik.To make accessible. EMRS is a scheme to build Model Residential Schools for Indian Tribes (ST-Scheduled Tribes) across India. It was started in the year 1997-98. Eklavya Model Residential School at Shinde (Nashik) has been planned by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs to promote quality education in the adjoining tribal areas. CBSE syllabus is followed in EMRS. Eklavya Model Residential Schools are being developed to provide quality education to tribal students with emphasis on not only academic education but all round development of tribal students. At present there are 384 functional schools spread across the country which are set up like Navodaya Vidyalayas, focusing on special state-of-the-art facilities for the preservation of local art and culture besides imparting training in sports and skill development.
5.Adani Group to buy Ambuja Cements and ACC for $10.5 billion
Adani Group has done big business deals in the field of cement business . For this, Adani Group has signed an agreement to acquire the entire India business of the world’s largest cement company , Holcim Group . Adani Group has finalized a business deal to buy Holcim Group’s entire stake in two of India’s biggest cement companies Ambuja and ACC Cement for $10.5 billion (Rs 80,000 crore). This is the biggest acquisition till date by the Adani Group. In addition, this is India’s largest acquisition ever in the infrastructure and materials sector.
6.Reprimanded the Kerala government for not taking appropriate steps for the treatment of the victims affected by Endosulfan pesticide.
Supreme Court slams Kerala government for not taking appropriate steps to treat victims affected by Endosulfan Pesticidehas been reprimanded. The court said the state’s inaction was “horrendous” and in violation of the 2017 judgment of the apex court which had ordered the state to pay Rs 5 lakh to the victims in three months. Five years after the verdict, the court found that only eight of the 3,704 victims had been compensated. The Supreme Court had in 2015 banned the manufacture, sale, use and export of Endosulfan across the country citing its harmful health effects. Endosulfan is an organochlorine insecticide that was first introduced in the 1950s and is commonly known by its commercial name, Thiodon. It is related to many serious medical conditions, such as neurotoxicity, physical deformity, poisoning etc. Cotton, cashew, fruit, tea, paddy, for the control of white fly, aphids, beetles, insects etc. It is sprayed on crops like tobacco. Endosulfan is listed under both the Rotterdam Convention and the Stockholm Convention on Sustainable Organic Pollutants on prior informed consent.
7.Shri Ashwini Vaishnav inaugurates NIELIT Center in Leh
The Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, Communications and Railways on May 17, 2022 inaugurated National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) Center Leh , Extension Center Kargil and IT Enabled Incubation Center for Handicrafts and Handloom Sector .Virtually inaugurated. The National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) is a body under the administrative control of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, which at present has a unique position in terms of reaching all the regions of the country and all the segments of the society. NIELIT is also a professional examination body in India, which conducts training programs in Information Technology and Electronics especially in the informal sector of teaching and training. It is actively involved in development of qualified human resource in Information Technology, Electronics, Communication Technologies, Hardware, Cyber Law, Cyber Security, Intellectual Property Rights, Cloud Computing, E-Governance and allied subjects.
8.Hassan Sheikh Mahmood becomes the new President of Somalia
After a long-pending election in the troubled Horn of Africa nation, Somali legislators have elected former leader Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud as the country’s next president. Hassan Sheikh Mohamed, who served as Somalia’s president between 2012 and 2017, won the competition in the capital Mogadishu amid a security lockdown imposed by the authorities to prevent deadly rebel attacks. He defeated Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (also known as Farmajo).
9.Twin cyclones Cyclone Asani and Cyclone Karim confirmed in the Indian Ocean region
Recent satellite images have confirmed twin cyclones in the Indian Ocean region , one in the northern hemisphere and the other in the southern hemisphere, known as Cyclone Asani and Cyclone Karim respectively.The name has been given. Cyclone Karim is classified as a Category II storm with a speed of 112 kmph. Cyclone Asani remains as a severe cyclonic storm over Bay of Bengal with an estimated speed of 100-110 kmph. per hour to 120 kms. up to an hour. Both these cyclones have formed in the Indian Ocean region. Both the cyclones originated in the same longitude and are now separating. Cyclone Karim is moving west of Australia towards the open ocean area. Cyclone Karim was named by the South African country of Seychelles , while Cyclone Asani was named by Sri Lanka .
10.SN Subrahmanyan: Appointed as MD & CEO of Larsen & Toubro
SN Subrahmanyan , the current Deputy Managing Director and Chairman of Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) , has been named Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, marking the first change of guard at the helm of India’s largest engineering and construction corporation in 18 years. Is. SN Subramaniam will replace AM Naik as the CEO of the company.
11.Village Unnati appointed former Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora as chairman
Former Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has been named as the new non-executive chairman of the Village Unnati Board . Arora is a retired Civil Servant (IAS) with an experience of more than 36 years. He has served as the secretary of two important ministries, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Gram Unnati is a social enterprise that helps farmers to increase their net income by realizing value, increasing agricultural productivity and reducing the cost of cultivation.
12.NASA’s Endurance Mission
Why does NASA ‘s Endurance Mission Earth support life, while other planets such as Mars and Venus do not. A wet planet like Earth is suitable for the existence of life. Venus was once a watery planet but later dried up for unknown reasons. If we understand why Venus dried up, our knowledge of habitable planets would increase. The global electric potential of the Earth will be measured. This electrical potential of the Earth is believed to be very weak and thus can support life.
13.Plants were grown for the first time on the soil of the moon
Recently, for the first time, US researchers from the University of Florida have grown plants on lunar soil that was brought to Earth. Astronauts in Apollo missions 11, 12 and 17 brought soil from the Moon to Earth about 50 years ago. Lunar soil is also called regolith. A species of plant called Arabidopsis thaliana was grown in lunar soil. All the seeds planted in the lunar soil have germinated. The Arabidopsis thaliana plant is native to Eurasia and Africa. It is similar to vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower etc.
14.Bangladesh offers Chittagong port to India
Bangladesh PM invites India to Chittagong port in Bangladeshoffered to use. Access to Chittagong port will benefit the northeastern states of India such as Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya and Mizoram. Before independence, the northeastern part of India had access to the port of Chittagong through the Brahmaputra and Barak river systems. After Partition in 1947, India’s northeast lost access to the sea. Chittagong port was moved to East Pakistan and India had lost a major trade route. However, India continued to use the ports of East Pakistan until the 1965 war with Pakistan. After that, the Northeast had to depend on the ‘chicken neck’ (a narrow strip in West Bengal) for trading. Although, In recent years, India has had access to some ports in Bangladesh, including the port of Chittagong. Further revival of pre-partition trade routes will improve trade for the Northeast region and generate revenue for Bangladesh.
15.World’s longest suspension bridge Sky Bridge 721 opened in Czech Republic
The world’s largest suspension bridge has been opened to passengers in the Czech Republic . This bridge, under construction for almost two years, has been officially opened. It has been named Sky Bridge 721 . The resort promises both beautiful views of the cloud-capped Jesenki Mountains and an exhilarating, but slightly dangerous experience.
16.GeM, Common Service Center e-Governance India Pvt Ltd and Department of Posts signed an MoU
Government e-Marketplace-GeM , Common Service Center e-Governance India Pvt Ltd and Department of Posts signed a Memorandum of Understanding for involving end-stage buyers, sellers and service providers in government procurement. PK Singh, CEO, GeM, Sanjay Kumar Rakesh, CEO, Common Service Center e-Governance India Pvt Ltd and Ajay Kumar Roy, Chief General Manager, Parcel Directorate, Department of Posts, signed the MoU in New Delhi. About four lakh 50 thousand Common Service Centers and about one lakh 50 thousand post offices across the country will be trained to assist the last level government buyers, sellers and service providers.
17.Supreme Court orders release of Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Perarivalan under Article 142 of the Constitution
The Supreme Court has ordered the release of Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Perarivalan under Article 142 of the Constitution . The Supreme Court said that the Governor cannot unnecessarily hang on to the recommendation to release Perarivalan under Article 161 . A division bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and BR Gavai said that the Tamil Nadu State CabinetKeeping in view the relevant reasons, decided to exempt Perarivalan. The Bench observed that the State Government has the power to advise the Governor to reduce or release the sentence of any convict. Perarivalan has spent thirty years in prison. After the Tamil Nadu government had recommended release in 2018, Perarivalan moved the court over the delay in the decision. Perarivalan was arrested in 1991 at the age of 19 for the murder of Rajiv Gandhi and 43 others. Perarivalan was found guilty of buying the battery of the bomb which was used in the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi. Perarivalan was sentenced to death in 1999. In 2014, the death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment. In March this year, the Supreme Court had granted him bail.
18.Union Cabinet approves amendment in National Policy on Biofuels to make India self-reliant in energy sector by 2047
The Union Cabinet has approved amendments to the National Policy on Biofuels to make India self- reliant in the energy sector by 2047 . The amendments are aimed at allowing more feedstock for production of biofuels, extending the target of 20 per cent blending of ethanol in petrol to April 1 next year and boosting the production of biofuels in the country. In addition, amendments are also to the induction of new members in the National Biofuels Coordination Committee and to allow export of biofuels in specific cases. These amendments will pave the way for ‘Make in India’ campaign, which will reduce the import of petroleum products by increasing the production of biofuels.
19.Investors lose over Rs 50,000 crore due to sluggish listing of LIC shares
Shares of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) made a weak opening on the stock exchanges , trading at a discount to the initial public offering price . Shares of the insurance giant began trading at Rs 872 per share on BSE and NSE, which is 8.11 per cent lower than the IPO price of Rs 949 per share. After listing, LIC has become the fifth most valuable in the country. Its market cap at the listing price is Rs 5.71 lakh crore. Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries is the country’s most valuable company with a market cap of Rs 16.42 lakh crore. It is followed by Tata Group’s TCS, HDFC Bank and the country’s second largest IT company Infosys.
20.British climber Canton Cool scales Mount Everest for 16th time
British mountaineer Canton Cool has scaled the world’s highest mountain for the 16th time and has become the first foreign climber to climb Mount Everest . Canton also holds the record for the first British climber to have climbed Mt Nuptse, Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse in a single season in 2013. Last year, the canton reached the top of Mount Lhotse less than 29 hours after conquering the world’s highest peak. Earlier, American climber Dave Hahn has climbed Mount Everest 15 times.
21.Indian contingent in Deaflympics ranked 9th in medal tally with 17 medals
In the Deaflympics that concluded in Brazil , Indian players performed well and won a total of 17 medals . In this special sports event held for 15 days (May 1 to May 15, 2022) for the deaf athletes in ‘ Casias do Sul ‘, Brazil , the Indian contingent took part in 11 sports events and won 8 Gold, 1 Silver and 8 Bronze medals . Named. This is the best performance of the Indian contingent so far in these particular games. A contingent of 65 athletes from India managed to win medals in events like Badminton, Shooting, Wrestling, Golf, Tennis. Indian contingent at 9th position in medal tally with 17 medalsIs. Ukraine topped the medal tally with 62 gold medals with a total of 138 medals, while the US stood second with 55 medals, including 20 gold, and Iran with 14 gold with a total of 40 medals. Earlier these games were to be held from 5 to 21 December 2021, but due to Kovid, the date of the games was extended. The Deaflympics, also known as the Deaflympiad, are a periodic series of multi-sport events sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee, in which deaf athletes compete at a specific level.
22.italian open 2022
The 2022 Italian Open recently concluded on May 15, 2022. List of winners of Italian Open 2022 –
- Men’s singles: Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
- Women’s singles: Inga Swietake (Poland)
- Men’s doubles: Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic (Croatia)
- Women’s doubles: Veronika Kudermatova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia).
The Italian Open 2022 was the 79th edition of this tournament. It was classified as an Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour Masters 1000 event on the 2022 ATP Tour and a non-compulsory event on the 2022 Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour. It was held from 2 May 2022 to 15 May 2022. Rafael Nadal (Spain) has won the Italian Open men’s singles title a record 10 times.
23.May 18: World AIDS Vaccine Day
World AIDS Vaccine Day is observed every year on 18 May . This day is also called HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Vaccine Awareness Day . The day is observed to honor the thousands of volunteers, health professionals, community leaders and scientists who work together to develop an AIDS vaccine. The concept of an AIDS vaccine was implied by the then US President Bill Clinton in his speech at Morgan State University on May 18, 1997.
24.May 18: International Museum Day
International Museum Day is observed on 18 May across the world to raise awareness about how important museums are in the development of society . International Museum Day was established in 1977 by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). was done by The day aims to raise awareness of museums as an important means of cultural exchange, promotion of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples. It is the main and only organization of museums and museum professionals with a global scope, committed to the promotion and protection of natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible heritage. It was created in 1946 and is headquartered in Paris, France. It serves as a network of museum professionals (35,000 members in 137 countries) dealing in a wide range of museum and heritage-related disciplines.