Daily & Latest Current Affairs in 2022

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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS
A)
Jitendra Singh
B)
Rajnath Singh
C)
Amarinder Singh
D)
Devendra Singh Rana

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Jitendra Singh

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Union Minister "Dr Jitendra Singh" 21st May 2022 launched Single National Portal for Biotech researchers and Start-ups in keeping with the spirit of One Nation, One Portal. The Portal - BioRRAP - will cater to all those seeking regulatory approval for biological research and development activity in the country.
 
Speaking after the launch of the portal, Dr Jitendra Singh said, India is poised to become a Global Bio-manufacturing Hub and will figure among the top 5 countries of the world by 2025. He said the Portal will also allow stakeholders to see the approvals accorded against a particular application through a unique BioRRAP ID. He described this unique portal of DBT as a step towards Ease of Doing Science and scientific research and ease of start-ups in India.
 
The Minister said, bio-technology has fast emerged as an academic and livelihood avenue for youngsters in India. He also pointed out that there are over 2,700 biotech start-ups and more than 2,500 biotech companies working at present in the country..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : May 23, 2022
A)
Bill Shorten
B)
Barnaby Joyce
C)
Kristina Keneally
D)
Anthony Albanese

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Anthony Albanese

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Labour Party leader "Anthony Albanese" was today(23rd May 2022) sworn in as Australia's new Prime Minister. He was sworn in with four key Cabinet members, including new Foreign Minister Penny Wong. Richard Marles is the new Deputy Prime Minister and Employment Minister, Jim Chalmers is Treasurer, and Katy Gallagher is Attorney General and Finance Minister.
 
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s centre-left Labour Party ousted predecessor Scott Morrison’s conservative coalition in Saturday’s election. The coalition had been in power under three Prime Ministers for nine years. It is Australia's first Labour Government in almost a decade.
 
Later, the Prime Minister left for Tokyo to meet the leaders of the Quad nations, US, India and Japan. Foreign Minister Penny Wong is also travelling with him to Japan..

Source : News On Air

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Published On : May 23, 2022
A)
Ramesh Pokhriyal
B)
Dharmendra Pradhan
C)
Naveen Patnaik
D)
Mansukh Mandaviya

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Dharmendra Pradhan

Note : Union Education and Skill Development Minister "Shri Dharmendra Pradhan" inaugurated the North East Research Conclave(NERC) 2022 at IIT, Guwahati today(20th May 2022). Shri Pradhan in his address said that this conclave will  strengthen the linkages between industry, academia & policy makers and further invigorate the research, start-up and entrepreneurship ecosystems in the resource-rich Northeastern Region states and the country..

Source : PIB

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Published On : May 23, 2022
A)
Nitin Gadkari
B)
Piyush Goyal
C)
Smriti Irani
D)
Nirmala Sitharaman

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Piyush Goyal

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The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting kicks off in Davos, Switzerland from May 22 to 26. The Indian delegation will be lead by Commerce and Industry Minister "Piyush Goyal" throughout the five-day meeting. This event will assist to strengthen India’s status as a vital and relevant player in creating the global narrative, especially as it prepares to take over the G-20 presidency next year.
 
* Several industry executives will also take part in the World Economic Forum’s discussions.

* The World Economic Forum will also serve as a platform for promoting India as a desirable investment destination, owing to its strong economic development and stable macroeconomic indicators.

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Mr. Goyal will also visit the United Kingdom on the 26th and 27th of this month to discuss the progress made in the Free Trade Agreement negotiations with UK government and businesses.

* The Prime Ministers of India and the United Kingdom agreed to hold a summit conference in Diwali 2022 to finalise the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries..

Source : Business Standard

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Published On : May 23, 2022
A)
Praveen Kumar
B)
Suresh Kumar
C)
Vivek Kumar
D)
Manoj Kumar

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Vivek Kumar

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IFS Vivek Kumar was appointed as Private Secretary (PS) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday(21st May 2022).
 
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinets approved the proposal for the appointment of Vivek Kumar as PM Modi’s PS on Friday(20th May 2022).
 
“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the proposal for the appointment of Vivek Kumar, IFS (2004) as PS to PM at Joint Secretary level in the Prime Minister’s Office with pay at level 14 of the Pay Matrix,” reads the order.
 
A 2004 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, Vivek Kumar is currently the director of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)..

Source : The Print

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Published On : May 23, 2022
A)
Infosys
B)
Wipro
C)
Cognizant
D)
Capgemini

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Infosys

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Infosys Limited, India's second-largest IT services company, on Sunday(22nd May 2022) said it has reappointed Salil Parekh as its chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD) for a five-year term ending March 2027.
 
The decision was taken in the meeting of the company's Board of Directors held on 21 May, 2022. The board took the decision based on the recommendations of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee (NRC) of the company, Infosys Limited said in a regulatory filing to the stock exchanges.
 
Salil Parekh has been the chief executive officer and managing director of Infosys since January 2018. His reappointment is subject to the approval of shareholders.
 
Parekh has more than thirty years of global experience in the IT services industry with a strong track record of driving digital transformation for enterprises, executing business turnarounds, and managing successful acquisitions, it said..

Source : First Post

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Published On : May 22, 2022
A)
Dayananda Saraswati
B)
Swami Vivekananda
C)
Keshab Chandra Sen
D)
Raja Ram Mohan Roy

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Raja Ram Mohan Roy

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Under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM), the Ministry of Culture held inaugural ceremony to commemorate the year long celebration of the 250th Birth Anniversary of  "Raja Ram Mohan Roy" from today(22 May 2022) in Kolkata. It will continue till next year 22nd May. The inaugural ceremony took place at Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation, Salt Lake, Kolkata, and at Science City Auditorium, Kolkata. The programme was organized by Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC), Ministry of Culture, Government of India.  Union Minister of Culture, Tourism and  Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Shri G. Kishan Reddy joined the ceremony virtually. The Governor of West Bengal, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar was also present on the occasion. Today is the 50th foundation day of Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation also.    
 
 Shri Reddy unveiled an iconic statue of Raja Ram Mohan Roy in virtual mode at Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation, Kolkata.
 
The Governor of West Bengal, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, said that future generations must continue to follow the ideas of Ram Mohan Roy.
 
During his address the Union Minister said, “Today,on the 250th birth anniversary of Raja Ram Mohan Roy ji, on behalf of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji and the Central Government, I would thank and pay my regards for his great contribution for the emancipation of our Indian society..

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Published On : May 22, 2022
A)
Vijay Shekhar Sharma
B)
Ritesh Agarwal
C)
Bhavish Aggarwal
D)
Ashneer Grover

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Vijay Shekhar Sharma

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Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma has been re-appointed as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the fintech company, the company informed the exchanges on Saturday.
 
Sharma has been reappointed to the post for a period of five years with effect from December 19, 2022.
 
In the same notification, the company also informed that Madhur Deora, the Chief Financial Officer of the company, has been appointed as an Additional Director w.e.f. May 20, 2022 for a period of five years..

Source : Economic Times

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Published On : May 22, 2022
A)
May 21st
B)
May 22nd
C)
May 23rd
D)
May 24th

Correct Answer : Option (B) - May 22nd

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Biodiversity is a broad phrase that refers to the diversity and variability of life on Earth. It is self-evident that the ecological world's equilibrium is required for survival. Every year on May 22, the International Day for Biological Diversity commemorates the value of biodiversity.
 
The purpose of the day is to raise awareness about the environment and all species that live on this planet. It also encourages people to recognise and address similar concerns and issues.
 
Theme :Building a shared future for all life” is the theme of International Day for Biological Diversity for 2022. The theme was chosen to continue developing momentum and support the post-2020 global biodiversity framework at the forthcoming UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15).
 
History : The United Nations General Assembly designated May 22 as International Day for Biological Diversity in December 2000. When the United Nations conducted its "Earth Conference" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992, special emphasis was placed on environmental conservation and protection. Following that, Biodiversity Day was observed on December 29 until 2000, when the date was changed to May 22..

Source : NDTV
 

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Published On : May 22, 2022
A)
May 20th
B)
May 21st
C)
May 22nd
D)
May 23rd

Correct Answer : Option (C) - May 22nd

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Gama Pehlwan, considered unbeatable in the ring, was one of the top wrestlers of all time. ‘The Great Gama’ remained undefeated in international matches throughout his career, and was even given the title of “Tiger” after he won the World Wrestling Championship in 1927. His real name was Ghulam Mohammad Baksh Butt, and is commonly known as Rustam-e-Hind. 
 
It’s Gama Pehlwan’s 144th birth anniversary on Sunday, May 22th, 2022, and the day’s Google Doodle celebrates his life and accomplishments. Created by guest artist Vrinda Zaveri, the doodle shows Gama holding a gada (mace) and ready for a bout.   
 
Born on May 22, 1878, Gama started wrestling at a young age.
 
The Google Doodle page on Gama Pehlwan says his workout routine included 500 lunges and 500 pushups when he was only 10 years old. He won a lunge contest in 1888, competing with over 400 wrestlers from around the country. He was said to have been 15 years old when he picked up wrestling as a profession. He went on to become a national hero and world champion by 1910. 
 
He stayed in Lahore after Partition, and died there in 1960..

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Published On : May 22, 2022