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Current Affairs One-Liner: 22nd May 2022

Published on May 22, 2022
  • Important Days & Events:
    • May 22nd is observed as ‘International Biodiversity Day’
    • Theme: Building a shared future for all life
  • Appointments:
    • Paytm has extended the tenure of Vijay Shekar Sharma for another 5 years. Apart from that Madhur Deora has been appointed as the Whole-time Director of Paytm for a tenure of 5 years from May 20, 2022, to May 19, 2027.
    • Infosys has re-appointed Salil Parekh as MD, and CEO for another 5years.
  • Andhra Pradesh govt has signed MoU with World Economic Forum in six areas which include access to new technology, quality human resources for industries, sustainable products, worldwide distribution systems for state-made products, and data sharing and value addition to products. etc.
  • Davos is set to host the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting again with a host of global leaders including from India This meeting has been arranged due to the Ukraine crisis, climate change, and a host of other issues affecting the world. The meeting will be held from May 22-May 26.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 22nd May 2022
  • Bombay Natural History Society has started an annual flamingo monitoring exercise in which The Mumbai Metropolitan Region has recorded the highest number of greater flamingos in 2021-22 since 2018. The flamingo is a type of wading bird in the family Phoenicopteridae. They are famous for their bright pink feathers, stilt-like legs, and S-shaped neck.
  • Adani Sportsline, a part of the Adani Group, has acquired a franchise in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s flagship T20, league. It becomes the fourth Indian group to acquire it. The tournament consists of six teams and a total of 34 matches to be played.
  • RBL Bank and Amazon Pay have collaborated to offer UPI payments. With the help of this bank can offer peer-to-peer and peer-to-merchant transactions. Amazon Pay will be integrated with NPCI’s allocated UPI ID with the handle @rapl, to RBL Bank.
  • Geniusenergy Critical Innovation Private Limited has won the Start-up of the Year award i.e Amazon Smbhav Entreprenueyship Challenge 2022, This Company has developed the technology of saving energy boilers by recycling steam.
  • PhonePe is set to acquire two wealth tech platforms, WealthDesk and Quantech Capital InvestmentAdvisors for $70-$80 Million.
  • WHO clears China’s CanSino Biologics, coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. This was found to be about 92% effective against severe Covid-19 and 64% effective in preventing people from getting symptoms of the disease.
  • Rajasthan Government has approved new guidelines for the implementation of ‘Indira Gandhi Shahari Rozgar Yojana’ to employ in urban areas on the lines of the MGNREGA. The state government will spend Rs 800 crore per year on this ambitious scheme.
  • IDBI Bank has entered into a purchase agreement with Ageas Insurance International for 580cr with this Ageas will increase its stake in Indian Insurance by 74%.
  • Petrol to Get Cheaper by Rs 9, Diesel by Rs 7 as Govt cuts Excise Duty
  • Frauds in Public Sector Bank Falls to 51%
  • Gem signed Mou with Self Employed Women’s Associations


Q.1 Who has been appointed an MD & CEO of Infosys?
a. Vijay Sharma
b. Salil Parekh
c. Venkatramulu
d. Rajiv Kumar

Q.2 RBL Bank has collaborated with which payment application to offer UPI payments?
a. Phonepay
b. Bharatpay
c. Amazonpay
d. Googlepay

Q.3 Which group has recently acquired the franchise in the UAE T20 cricket league?
a. Adani Group
b. Prestige Group
c. Goenka’s Group
d. TATA Group
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