Current Affairs One-Liner: 19th May 2022

Published on May 19, 2022
  • Appointments: B Govindarajan is appointed as CEO of Eicher Motors parent company of Royal Enfield Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer at RE since 2013. He also serves as a Wholetime Director on the Board of Eicher Motors.
    • Kamal Bawa has been elected to the US National Academy of Sciences, He is also a president for Bengaluru-based Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment and elected fellow of Royal Society London.
    • IndiGo appointed Pieter Elbers as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the airline. Pieter Elbers has served as the President and CEO of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. He will assume the charge from October 1st and will replace Ronojoy Dutta.
  • Important Days & Events: World AIDS Vaccine Day is annually observed to create awareness and information about AIDS.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 19th May 2022
  • Union Health Ministry has launched a training module on National Emergency Life Support (NELS) for doctors, nurses and paramedics.
    • This training module will lead to the creation of a pool of trained doctors, nurses, and paramedics in the country to provide standardized emergency life support.
  • The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister recommended that the government should come out with a guaranteed employment scheme for the urban unemployed as well as introduce a universal basic income to reduce inequality in India.
  • According to a group of ministers (GoM) now online gaming like casinos and races will attract a flat 28 percent Goods and Service Tax (GST). Earlier most online gaming platforms pay 18 percent on the commission collected by online gaming platforms for each game.
  • Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers have become the first two players to be inducted into the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Hall of Fame.
  • The Punjab government approved an Rs. 1,500 per acre incentive to farmers for sowing paddy through the DSR (direct seeding of rice) technique.
    • A sum of Rs. 450 crore has been earmarked to provide incentives to farmers for the promotion of the less water-consuming and cost-effective DSR technique.
  • Hyderabad-based private-sector rocket maker Skyroot Aerospace Private Ltd successfully tested its Vikram-1 rocket's third stage.
    • It was named ‘Kalam-100’ after renowned Indian rocket scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
    • It produces a peak vacuum thrust of 100 kN (about10 tons) and has a burn time of 108 seconds.
  • Navdoot- India’s first battery-operated dual-mode locomotive developed by WCR (Western Central Railway).it’s save 1000 liters of fuel every day and also received the Best innovation award from the railway board.
  • Recently Tamil Nadu Government announced the Nanjarayan Tank of Tiruppur district as the 17th bird sanctuary in its state.
  • Awards: Mr.Ajay Piramal chairman of the Piramal group has been awarded a British honorary award. This award has been given for his services in India and UK trade relations.
  • Indian Test-Fires 1st Indigenously developed Naval Anti Ship Missile
  • 23.5 Lakh Premature Death in India Lancet Study
  • India got its 1st 5G Test Beds Developed by IIT Madras
  • Changes Done in Biofuel Policy Ethanol Blending Target Advanced
  • United Nations Dropped the Global Economy Growth by 3.3% in 2022

Questions:

Q.1 Which of the two players has been inducted into the Hall of Fame?
a. Virat Kohli & Faf Du Pleises
b. Hardik Pandya & Boult
c. Ab De Viller & Chris Gayle
d. Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli

Q.2 Who has been appointed as CEO of Eicher Motors?
a. D. Subbarao
b. Govindarajan
c. Kamal Bawa
d. Rajashekaran

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