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Current Affairs One-Liner: 20th May 2022

Published on May 20, 2022
  • Appointments:
    • Gopal Vittal has been re-appointed as MD & CEO of Bharati Airtel.
    • Aruna Singh has been given an additional charge of chairman & MD of RailTel Corporation of India Limited (RCIL). He was presently working as an additional member of the Telecom board.
  • Resignation:
    • Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has submitted their resignation to President Ram Nath Kovind citing personal reasons.
    • Equitas Small Finance Bank, MD & CEO. Vasudevan resigned stating to pursue philanthropic activities as the reason.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 20th May 2022
  • Important Days & Events
    • 20th May is observed as ‘World Bee Day’
    • Theme: ‘Bee Engaged: Celebrating the diversity of bees and beekeeping systems’
    • 20th May- National Endangered Species Day. Every year third Friday of May is observed as NES day. This year came on 20th May.
    • Theme: “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration”.
  • Karnataka state got a green signal from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to establish AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences)
  • According to the SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium, the first case of the BA.4 Omicron variant was reported in Hyderabad. These variants are related to the fifth COVID wave in South Africa, the US, and Europe.
  • Awards & Honours: Author and journalist Wesley Morgan won William E. Colby Award for military and intelligence writing. The prize money for this award was $5000.
  • Wholesale price-based (WPI) inflation triggered a record high of 15.08 percent in April on rising prices across segments from food to commodities.
  • The New Development Bank whose headquarters is in Shanghai announced the opening of a regional office in GIFT City of Gujarat.
  • India’s Central Bank RBI has Modified Eligibility Criteria
  • Formation of Cotton Council of India
  • RBI issued Directions for Banks and ATMs on Cardless Cash Withdrawals
  • Global Rating Agency S&P Cut India’s Growth to 7.3%

Questions:

Q.1 Who has been appointed as MD & CEO of Bharati Airtel?
a. Murali Ramkrishna
b. Gopal Vittal
c. Venkat Prabhakar
d. Ravindra Thakkar

Q.2 The first case of the BA.4 variant was reported in which of the following cities?
a. Bengaluru
b. Hyderabad
c. Mumbai
d. Delhi
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