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Current Affairs One-Liner: 14th May 2022

Published on May 14, 2022
  • Important Days & Events:14th May 2022 is observed as ‘World Migratory Day’
    • Theme: The theme for World Migratory Bird Day 2022 is light pollution.
  • Obituaries: Eminent Sanskrit & Hindi Scholar Dr.Ramakant Shuklar passes away at the age of 81. He was the editor of a Sanskrit journal called “Arvacinasamskrtam”.
  • Appointments: Sanjiv Bajaj was appointed as president of CII. (Confederation of Indian Industry)
    • Ravinder Singh Dhillon who is chairman of Power Finance Corporation has given additional charge to Chairman and Managing Director of REC Ltd.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 14th May 2022
  • Chattisgarh has restored the old pension scheme for state employees in which they will make a voluntary contribution to their pension by deducting 10% from their basic income.
  • EXIM bank has agreed with SBM Mauritius infrastructure development company to provide a line credit of 190 million dollars for financing the metro express project and other infrastructure projects in Mauritius.
  • Ranil Wickremasinghe was sworn in as the new prime minister of Sri Lanka. Mahinda Rajapaksha resigned as PM of Sri Lanka due to an ongoing crisis.
  • Indian Air Force successfully test-fired extended range Brahmos from Sukhoi -30 fighter jets, BrahMos is an indigenously manufactured supersonic cruise missile, jointly developed with Russia. The range of BrahMos was earlier around 290 km, which, with the new version, has reached around 350 km.it was the first time that this missile was tested from a Sukhoi-30 fighter jet.
  • Indian Army to set up a residential coaching center in Manipur for students this center has been developed for economically and underprivileged sections of the northeast region, so that they can also prepare for the competitive exams and also includes engineering medical courses.
  • Recently Forbes report of Top paid athletic 2022 has been released in which Lionel Messi has topped the list with a reported income of $130 million, a second place occupied by LeBron James who is a basket player and has a reported income of $121.2 million, and third place goes to Cristiano Ronaldo whose income is $95mn.
  • Esha Singh & Sourabh Chaudhary wins the gold medal in ISSF junior world cup for the pistol event.
  • India’s FY23 Growth Forecasts Cuts to 7.6%
  • ‘Trade nxt’ is a Cross Border Online Platform Launched by Union Bank of India
  • India Contributes $8,00,000 to United Nations
  • SCO Anti Terror Meet Going to be Held in New Delhi
  • Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers signs MoU with UNDP

Questions:

Q.1 Who has been appointed as President of CII?
a. Sanjiv Goenka
b. Rakesh Mittal
c. Sanjiv Bajaj
d. Rajiv Kumar

Q.2 What is the new range of Brahmos missiles that were launched from the Sukhoi-30 fighter jet recently?
a. 250Kms
b. 290kms
c. 350kms
d. 270kms
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