Latest Current Affairs of May 2022

The new Chief Election Commissioner of India who has taken over from Shri Sushil Chandra Shri Rajiv Kumar
The new Chief Minister of Tripura who has been sworn in following the resignation of Shri Biplab Kumar Deb from his postShri Manik Saha
The former Australian cricket all-rounder who passed away on 14 May 2022Andrew Symonds
The American theoretical physicist, mathematician and 2004 Nobel laureate who has been chosen to be awarded the 2022 Templeton PrizeDr. Frank Anthony Wilczek
The place at which scientists have discovered the fossil of a Madtsoiidae snake, which sheds fresh light on the prevalence and existence of this rare serpent species in the Indian subcontinentLadakh
The renowned Sanskrit Grammarian, recipient of Padma Shri (2018) who passed away on 12 May 2022Shri Bhagirath Prasad Tripathi (Vagish Shastri)
The renowned Sanskrit and Hindi scholar, recipient of Padma Shri (2013), Sahitya Akademi Award (2018) and Kalidas Samman, who passed away on 11 May 2022 Shri Rama Kant Shukla
The former Prosecutor General of South Korea, who has been sworn in as the 13th President of the coountry on 10 May 2022 Mr. Yoon Suk-Yeol
The venue of the fifteenth session of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Conference of Parties held from 09 to 20 May 2022, with the theme Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity and attended by Union Minister Shri Bhupender Yadav from IndiaAbidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
The mountaineer from Nepal who has set a new record for ascending the Mt Everest maximum number of times by conquering it for the 26th time Kami Rita
The theme of International Thalessaemia Day being observed on 08 May 2022 by Thalessaemia International FederationBe Aware, Share, Care: Working with the global community as one to improve thalassaemia knowledge
The noted Culture Specialist and Padma Shri(2021) recipient from Odisha who passed away on 08 May 2022Dr. Rajat Kumar Kar
The leading climatologist, agronomist and former farmer from USA, who has been named the 2022 World Food Prize Laureate for her pioneering work in modeling the impact of climate change on food production worldwideDr. Cynthia Rosenzweig
The English player who has won the 2022 World Snooker Championships defeating compatriot Judd Trump in the finals Ronnie O'Sullivan
The team which has won the Santosh Trophy 2021-22 (7th title) defeating West Bangal in the finals at Manjeri Stadium, Mallapuram, KeralaKerala
The tallest statue in the world which has been included in the 8 Wonders of SCO list by the Shanghai Cooperation OrganisationStatue of Unity
The mountaineer from Maharashtra who has become the first Indian woman to scale five peaks above 8,000 metres after she scaled Mount Kanchenjunga on 05 May 2022Priyanka Mohite
The Indian wildlife conservationist and snow leaopard expert who has been awarded the prestigious Whitley Gold Award 2022Dr. Charu Datt Mishra
The place in Assam at which Yoga Utsav was organised by Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) under the Ministry of Ayush, to mark the 50 days countdown to International Day of Yoga, 2022 on 02 May 2022Shivsagar
The noted broadcaster, biologist and natural historian who has been awarded the Champions of the Earth Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to research, documentation, and advocacy by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)Sir David Attenborough

Thomas Cup and Uber Cup 2022

Venue: Bangkok, Thailand

Dates: 08 to 15 May 2022

Teams participated: 16 each for Thomas Cup and Uber Cup

Winners of Thomas Cup (Men): India

Runners-up of Thomas Cup: Indonesia

Indian team (men) - Singles: Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, Priyanshu Rajawat.

Indian team (men) - Doubles: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, M.R Arjun, Dhruv Kapila, Krishna Prasad Garaga, Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala.

Winner of Uber Cup (Women): South Korea

Runners-up of Uber Cup: China

Indian team lost in the quarter-finals to Thailand.


Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma

Born: 13 Jan 1938 - Passed away: 10 May 2022

Indian classical musician and santoor player

Awards: Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1986); Padma Shri (1991); Padma Bhushan (2001)

Composed music for films jointly with Hariprasad Chaurasia in the name of Shiv-Hari duo. Some of the films are Silsila, Faasle, Chandni, Darr

Notable albums: Call of the Valley; The Valley Recalls; Essential Evening Chants


Yog Utsav Countdown to International Yoga Day 21.06.2022

#Countdown DayDateVenue
1.100th day13 March 2022Vigyan Bhavan, Delhi
2.75th day07 April 2022Red Fort, Delhi
3.50th day02 May 2022Shivsagar, Assam
4.25th day27 May 2022Hyderabad, Telangana

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World Press Freedom Index 2022

Released by: Reporters without Borders

#Name#Name
1.Norway76.Nepal
2.Denmark150.India
3.Sweden157.Pakistan
4.Estonia162.Bangladesh
5.Finland146.Sri Lanka

Khelo India University Games 2021

#UniversityGoldSilverBrozeTotal
1.Jain University207532
2.Lovely Professional University17151951
3.Panjab University1592448

Important Days of May

World Press Freedom Day: 03 May 2022

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 1994

Theme: Journalism under Digital Siege

World Asthma Day: 03 May 2022 (1st Tuesday of May)

Designated by: Global Initiative for Asthma

Theme: Closing Gaps in Asthma Care

First observed in: 1998

World Red Cross and Crescent Day: 08 May 2022

Designated by: International Committee of the Red Cross

First Observed in: 1948

Theme: #BeHumanKind

International Nurses Day: 12 May 2022

Designated by: International Council of Nurses

Theme: Nurses: A Voice to Lead - Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health

World Migratory Bird Day: 14 May 2022

Designated by: AEWA Secretariat

First Observed in: 2006

Theme: Light Pollution

Slogan: Dim the Lights for Birds at Night

International Day of Families: 15 May 2022

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Families and Urbanization

First Observed in: 1994

International Day of Vesak: 16 May 2022 (Full Moon day of May every year)

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2000

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day: 17 May 2022

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

Theme: Digital Technologies for Older Persons and Healthy Ageing​

First Observed in: 2007

International Day for Biological Diversity: 22 May 2022

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Building a Shared Future for all Life

First Observed in: 2001

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development: 21 May 2022

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2003

International Day for UN Peacekeepers: 29 May 2022

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2003

Theme: People. Peace. Progress. The Power of Partnerships

World No Tobacco Day: 31 May 2022

Designated by: World Health Organisation

First Observed in: 1987

Focus: Tobacco: Threat to our environment



Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Important points

  1. Born: 07 Sep 1948; Passed away: 13 May 2022
  2. Second President of UAE from 03 November 2004 till his death
  3. Burj Khalifa is named in his honour
  4. Succeeded by his brother Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Pulitzer Prizes 2022

Awardees in important categories

#CategoryWinner
1.Public ServiceThe Washington Post for covering the assault on Capitol on January 6, 2021.
2.Feature PhotographyAdnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, Amit Dave and Late Danish Siddiqui of Reuters, for images of COVID toll in India
3.Special CitationsJournalists of Ukraine

Life Insurance Corporation of India IPO

Highlights

  1. Size of LIC IPO: 221.8 million shares.
  2. Percentage of stake for sale: 3.5%
  3. Price band: Rs. 902 to 949 per share
  4. Discount to policy holders: Rs. 60
  5. Discount to retail investors: Rs. 40
  6. The issue was oversubscribed by 2.95 times on the closin day.


Amrit Sarovar Mission

Important points

  1. The mission was launched by the Prime Minister on 24th April 2022 with a view to conserve water for the future
  2. The Mission is aimed at developing and rejuvenating 75 water bodies in each district of the country as a part of celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
  3. In total, it would lead to creation of 50,000 water bodies of a size of about an Acre or more.
  4. Six ministries/departments namely - Dept of Rural Development , Department of land resources, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Department of Water resources, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate changes would be involved in implementing this mission.
  5. Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Application and Geo-informatics(BISAG-N) has been engaged as Technical partner for the Mission.
  6. The Mission Amrit Sarovar is to be completed by 15th August 2023.
  7. Local freedom fighter, their family members, Martyr’s family members, Padma Awardee and citizens of the local area wherein an Amrit Sarovar is to be constructed, will be engaged at all stages.
  8. On every 15th August, National Flag hoisting will be organised on every Amrit Sarovar site.
  9. So far, 12,241 sites are finalised for construction of Amrit Sarovarsby States/Districts, out of which works has started on 4,856 Amrit Sarovars.
  10. India's first Amrit Sarovar was inaugurated in Patwai, Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) on 13 May 2022 by the Union Minister Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.